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Floods are the most deadly and expensive natural disaster in the U.S. And yet, in most parts of the country, it's easy to move into a flood-prone building and not even know you're in harm's way. Kaz Fantone/NPR hide caption

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Moving? 6 Questions To Ask About Flood Risk In A Changing Climate

You're looking for a new place to live. You know that fires and floods might be a problem, especially with climate change, but how much do you really know about your risk?

Caleb Anderson, 12, attends virtual calculus class this month at Chattahoochee Technical College in Marietta, Ga., where he is a sophomore. Anderson family hide caption

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A Georgia Boy Started Reading At 6 Months Old. Now 12, He's In College

Caleb Anderson is a sophomore at Chattahoochee Technical College in Marietta, Ga. He's taking calculus and macroeconomics and wants to be an aerospace engineer to help "people reach the stars."

A Georgia Boy Started Reading At 6 Months Old. Now 12, He's In College

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Assistant Attorney General John C. Demers of the Justice Department's National Security Division, pictured on Oct. 7, has announced new charges against Russians allegedly connected to the Russian military intelligence agency GRU. Jim Watson/Pool/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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DOJ Unveils More Sweeping Cyber-Charges Against Russian Intelligence Officers

Prosecutors linked the men with a globe-hopping campaign of sabotage, espionage and election interference. They work for the same spy agency that targeted the U.S. in 2016.

More than 1,000,000 Americans left the workforce in September. About 80% of them were women. Nam Y. Huh/AP hide caption

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The Economy Is Driving Women Out Of The Workforce And Some May Not Return

Women's jobs have disappeared at higher rates. And for those still working, child care is harder to come by.

The Economy Is Driving Women Out Of The Workforce And Some May Not Return

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Fartuun Adan (right) and Ilwad Elman, the mother and daughter named winners of this year's $1 million Aurora Prize for their efforts to help former child soldiers and others in their native Somalia. Kris Connor/Getty Images hide caption

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No, It's Not A TV Movie: Death, Renewed Determination, A $1 Million Prize

The patriarch/peace activist was assassinated in Somalia. His wife and 3 daughters fled. Mom (and one child) returned to build on his work. Now they've won the Aurora Prize — which has its own twist.

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Artist In Residence Creates Portraits Of Reform At The District Attorney's Office

"I've been an artist since I was a child," says James "Yaya" Hough. After serving 27 years in prison, he is now the first-ever artist in residence at the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office.

Artist In Residence Creates Portraits Of Reform At The District Attorney's Office

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A second excavation is planned in Tulsa, Okla., this week to unearth potential unmarked mass graves from a race massacre in 1921. In July, researchers began excavation at Oaklawn Cemetery, shown here. They found no evidence of human remains at that particular excavation site. Sue Ogrocki/AP hide caption

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Tulsa Searches For Victims Of 1921 Race Massacre At New Site

As many as 300 Black residents were killed during the Tulsa race massacre. Researchers conducted another excavation in July but found no evidence of human remains at the first site.

Luis Arce (center), Bolivian presidential candidate in Evo Morales' party, and running mate David Choquehuanca (second right) celebrate during a news conference where they claim victory after general elections in La Paz, Bolivia, Monday. Juan Karita/AP hide caption

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Ally Of Socialist Evo Morales Claims Win In Bolivia's Election As Rival Concedes

Luis Arce, a candidate handpicked by former President Evo Morales, is expected to be confirmed as the winner in the country's most important presidential election in a generation.

Ranjana Dwivedi (in purple sari) is a health worker in her village in India. Coronavirus education is a top priority. Center: Iceland's chief of health, Dr. Alma D. Möller, leads the pandemic response. Right: Sheeba Shafaq, a doctor who left Afghanistan because of threats to her life, is now a supervisor at a COVID-19 testing unit in California and pursuing a U.S. medical license. Rishikesh Dwivedi; Sigga Ella for NPR; Jade Sacker for NPR hide caption

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3 Female Health Care Heroes: From Iceland's Top Doc To A Village Protector In India

The world is fortunate to have many dedicated professionals dedicated to combating the coronavirus. Here are portraits of three women from far corners of the globe who are playing a key role.

UNICEF said Monday it plans to stockpile 520 million syringes in its warehouses in preparation for an eventual COVID-19 vaccine. This warehouse in Copenhagen, Denmark is part of the agency's infrastructure to deliver medical supplies around the world. AP hide caption

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UNICEF To Stockpile Over Half A Billion Syringes For Future COVID-19 Vaccine

The agency, also known as the United Nations Children's Fund, plans to distribute up to 1 billion syringes by 2021.

President Trump tours a section of the border wall in San Luis, Ariz., on June 23. The Supreme Court is agreeing to review a Trump administration policy that makes asylum-seekers wait in Mexico for U.S. court hearings. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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Supreme Court to Hear Cases Tied To Trump's Policies On Mexico Border

One centers on the use of military funds to pay for building part of a border wall. The other revolves around the "Remain in Mexico" policy that makes asylum-seekers stay out of the U.S.

Mail-in ballots that need to be reviewed because of signature discrepancies sit in boxes at the Miami-Dade County Elections Department in Doral, Fla., on Oct. 15. Signature problems are a frequent reason that ballots are rejected, though many states allow voters to fix those problems before Election Day. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Race For A (Ballot) Cure: The Scramble To Fix Absentee-Ballot Problems

Hundreds of thousands of mail-in ballots could be rejected because of small mistakes. Many groups are rushing to help voters "cure" their ballots so they can be counted.

Thousands of protesters wearing face masks gather on Sunday at Place de la République to pay tribute to a French history teacher Samuel Paty, who was beheaded on Friday after he showed his class cartoon depicting the Prophet Muhammad. Denis Thaust/SOPA Images/Getty Images hide caption

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French Police Conduct Raids Against Suspected Extremists After Teacher's Beheading

The attack was carried out on Friday in apparent response to a lesson about freedom of expression that showed the students cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad.

Thomas poses for a portrait at the African American Burial Ground for the Enslaved at Belmont. Thomas restored the graveyard and then used it to bury her teenage son when he drowned in June. Tyrone Turner/WAMU hide caption

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A Pastor Rescues A Cemetery For Enslaved People, Then Buries Her Son In It

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After her teenage son drowned, Pastor Michelle Thomas decided to bury him in an old burial ground she had come across earlier while searching for a new site for her church.

A Pastor Rescues A Cemetery For Enslaved People, Then Buries Her Son In It

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Richard Wang, who calls MLB games for Fox Sports Taiwan in Mandarin Chinese, had never called a baseball game in English. This spring, as the pandemic shut down baseball in the U.S., he was tapped to introduce Taiwan's professional baseball league to a global audience. Sam Yeh/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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For Fans Hungry For Baseball, Taiwanese Announcer Made Right Call In Unusual Season

Since 2014, Richard Wang has called Major League Baseball games in Chinese for fans in Taiwan. When COVID-19 delayed the MLB season, he had a chance to bring Taiwan baseball to the world in English.

For Fans Hungry For Baseball, Taiwanese Announcer Made Right Call In Unusual Season

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Police are "responding to nonviolent, noncriminal calls for service for people whose needs are largely social, behavioral or mental. And that's just not right," says San Francisco Fire Capt. Simon Pang, who's helping to spearhead efforts to create new mobile crisis teams for the city. Eric Westervelt/NPR hide caption

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Removing Cops From Behavioral Crisis Calls: 'We Need To Change The Model'

San Francisco will soon launch the nation's largest experiment that diverts most nonviolent mental health and behavioral crisis calls away from police and to specially trained mobile units.

Removing Cops From Behavioral Crisis Calls: 'We Need To Change The Model'

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