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A series of videos produced as part of the 2019, Turning the Tables series, honoring women who invented American popular music.

Golf ball-sized hail carpets a street in Canberra on Monday, in a new twist on Australia's summer of extreme weather. The Australian Capital Territory's emergency service said it received a record number of calls for help — more than 1,900. Ying Tan/via Reuters hide caption

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Destructive Hail And A Massive Dust Storm Descend On Fire-Ravaged Australia

Canberra, Melbourne and other areas of southeast Australia were hit by golf-ball-sized hail that destroyed car windshields, killed birds and shredded the leaves off trees.

Rally attendees walked with their firearms in plain sight on streets around the state Capitol in Richmond, even though event organizers asked supporters to show up unarmed. Tyrone Turner/WAMU hide caption

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Richmond Gun Rally: Thousands Of Gun Owners Converge On Virginia Capitol On MLK Day

"This is about losing one of the base freedoms that we have," a gun rights backer said in Richmond. The rally appeared to end peacefully in the city, which remains under a state of emergency.

Richmond Gun Rally: Thousands Of Gun Owners Converge On Virginia Capitol On MLK Day

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The Navajo Generating Station shut down in November 2019. The West's largest coal-fired power plant provided $12 million in yearly royalties to the Hopi Tribe. Laurel Morales/KJZZ hide caption

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Hopi Look To Tourism, Ranching For Income After Coal Power Plant Closure

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The coal power plant that provided about 80% of the Hopi Nation's budget closed last month. Tribal leaders are now trying to figure out how to replace the revenue, which was their economic lifeline.

Hopi Look To Tourism, Ranching For Income After Coal Power Plant Closure

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William Still (1821-1902), a conductor on the Underground Railroad who helped nearly 800 enslaved African Americans to freedom. Naxos American Classics hide caption

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Underground Railroad: A Conductor And Passengers Documented In Music

When it comes to the Underground Railroad, everyone knows Harriet Tubman. But a new oratorio sheds light on a different, key figure named William Still.

Underground Railroad: A Conductor And Passengers Documented In Music

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When Heather Woock was conceived, her mom sought the help of a fertility specialist. What happened next was not what she was led to believe. But it took three decades for it to come to light. Leah Klafczynski for NPR hide caption

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Her Own Birth Was 'Fertility Fraud' And Now She Needs Fertility Treatment

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Years ago, doctors sometimes lied about whose sperm they used for artificial inseminations. Could it happen now? Some argue regulation is weak in the multibillion dollar fertility treatment industry.

Her Own Birth Was 'Fertility Fraud' And Now She Needs Fertility Treatment

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Generics may not have the same cost-lowering power for specialty medicines, such as multiple sclerosis drugs, researchers find. That's true especially when other brand-name drugs are approved to treat a given disease before the first generic is approved. Gary Waters/Ikon Images/Getty Images hide caption

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Patients Still Struggle To Balance High Costs Of MS Treatment, Despite Generic

Drugs to treat multiple sclerosis can run $70,000 a year or more. Patients hoped competition from a generic version of one of the most popular brands would spur relief, but prices went up. Here's why.

Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou leaves her house on her way to a court appearance on Friday in Vancouver, Canada. The U.S. government has accused Meng of fraud. Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images hide caption

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Extradition Trial For Huawei Executive Facing U.S. Fraud Charges Begins In Vancouver

Meng Wanzhou was arrested in 2018 as she changed planes in Vancouver. The U.S. says the Chinese technology giant misled banks about the nature of Huawei's business in Iran.

A new section of the border wall is seen in November 2019 south of Donna, Texas. Trump's 576-mile border wall is expected to cost nearly $20 million per mile, which is more expensive than any other wall under construction in the world. Verónica G. Cárdenas for NPR hide caption

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$11 Billion And Counting: Trump's Border Wall Would Be The World's Most Costly

The costs keep piling up for Trump's border wall which has a current pricetag of $11 billion — nearly $20 million per mile. It's more expensive than any other wall under construction in the world.

$11 Billion And Counting: Trump's Border Wall Would Be The World's Most Costly

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