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Iowa Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds poses with White House press secretary Sarah Sanders at a harvest-themed fundraiser in Des Moines on Oct. 13. Clay Masters/Iowa Public Radio hide caption

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Republican Governors Seats Across The Country Are In Jeopardy, Including Iowa

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So far, there are more than 10 very competitive races for governor across the country. One of them is in Iowa, where the incumbent Republican can't seem to pull ahead of her Democratic challenger.

Republican Governor Seats Across The Country Are In Jeopardy, Including Iowa

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Lance Erwin works with a neighbor in Mexico Beach, Fla., to repair parts of his roof after it was blown off by Hurricane Michael. Rules are looser in the Pandhandle, allowing construction that couldn't stand up to the storm's 155 mph winds. Greg Allen/NPR hide caption

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After Hurricane Michael, A Call For Stricter Building Codes In Florida's Panhandle

Florida has some of the nation's toughest building codes. But the rules are looser in the Pandhandle, allowing construction that couldn't stand up to the storm's 155 mph winds.

After Hurricane Michael, A Call For Stricter Building Codes In Florida's Panhandle

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The authors of a new study on veterinarians and mental health say vet school should include more training on how to cope with the moral distress vets face when asked by pet owners to do things that are against their medical judgement. Anya Semenoff/Denver Post via Getty Images hide caption

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Survey Finds Widespread 'Moral Distress' Among Veterinarians

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Most of the 800 veterinarians surveyed feel ethical qualms when pet owners ask them to euthanize animals that could be treated, or when owners ask to keep pets alive who will suffer needlessly.

Evan Atar Adaha, surgeon and medical director at a hospital in South Sudan, accepts the U.N.'s Nansen Refugee Award in Geneva, on October 1. His wife, Angela Atar, is at right. Cyril Zingaro/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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'Other Nobel' Goes To Amazingly Humble Surgeon In South Sudan

Dr. Evan Atar Adaha has won the U.N.'s Nansen Refugee Award. Of his commitment to work in a conflict zone, he says: "I would feel guilt the rest of my life if I left people in this situation.

A British advertising watchdog group ruled on Wednesday that the Spotify horror ad is "likely to cause undue distress to children." Chester Bennington Original Source/Screenshot by NPR/Chester Bennington hide caption

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Watchdog Group Finds Spooky Spotify Ad Is Too Scary For Kids, Causes 'Distress'

In 60 seconds, the commercial showcases a medley of horror film tropes, including a maniacal doll that presumably kills a group of young people whenever they play a catchy pop song.

The animal people in BoJack Horseman are the creation of illustrator and cartoonist Lisa Hanawalt. The bitterness, isolation, melancholy and cynicism is "my half of the equation," says show creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg. Netflix hide caption

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Don't Be Fooled By The Talking Horse — 'BoJack' Is A Sadness 'Sneak Attack'

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BoJack is a former sitcom star struggling with depression and addiction. Creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg says part of the pitch for the animated show was: "What's Mister Ed like behind the scenes?"

Don't Be Fooled By The Talking Horse — 'BoJack' Is A Sadness 'Sneak Attack'

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In this photograph of a Greenland research site, arrows indicate the structures that a 2016 team of paleontologists suggested were created by microbial life. Notice that while most of the structures point in one direction, the red arrow shows that some point in the other direction. That's a hint, other scientists now say, that these structures did not all grow upward from the sea floor. Courtesy of Abigail Allwood hide caption

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Geologists Question 'Evidence Of Ancient Life' in 3.7 Billion-Year-Old Rocks

A new analysis of what were initially thought to be microbial fossils in Greenland suggests they might instead just be mineral structures created when ancient tectonic forces squeezed stone.

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Early Voting Changes In North Carolina Spark Bipartisan Controversy

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At a time when early voting is becoming increasingly popular nationwide, a new law passed by North Carolina's GOP-controlled legislature cuts early voting sites by nearly 20 percent.

Early Voting Changes In North Carolina Spark Bipartisan Controversy

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Employees work on the assembly line of the Tiguan model at the Volkswagen car plant in Puebla, central Mexico, in March. The auto sector is a key focus of the newly revised North American free trade agreement. Pedro Pardo/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Will NAFTA 2.0 Really Boost Mexican Wages?

The new trade deal signed by the U.S., Mexico and Canada says much of a car should be built by workers making at least $16 an hour. Some experts are skeptical that will happen anytime soon in Mexico.

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