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Building 209 is the only building so far renovated to house chronically homeless veterans at the West Los Angeles Veterans Administration Medical Center campus. The nearly 400 acres of the West Los Angeles VA Medical Center were donated in the 19th century to be a home for old and disabled soldiers. It hasn't been used that way in decades. Ina Jaffe/NPR hide caption

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Overcoming A Shameful Past, VA Plans Haven For Homeless Vets In West Los Angeles

The West Los Angeles VA Medical Center was supposed to be a home for old and disabled soldiers. After decades, it's being transformed into a community for at least 1,200 chronically homeless veterans.

Overcoming A Shameful Past, VA Plans Haven For Homeless Vets In West Los Angeles

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Vermont Democratic gubernatorial nominee Christine Hallquist, a transgender woman and former electric company executive, applauds with her supporters during her election night party in Burlington, Vt. Charles Krupa/AP hide caption

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Vt. Democrat Christine Hallquist Is First Transgender Nominee For Governor

Hallquist is the first openly transgender candidate in the U.S. to win a major party's nomination for governor. Primaries were also decided Tuesday in Connecticut, Minnesota and Wisconsin.

At Coquina Beach, crews are out early using beach rakes to clear dead fish. The fish are dying because of a toxic algae bloom known as red tide. Greg Allen/NPR hide caption

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Florida's Gulf Coast Battles Deadly And Smelly Red Tide

A toxic algae bloom is killing fish, turtles and dolphins and discouraging tourists from visiting Florida's Gulf Coast. It's not the first such event, but it is especially intense.

Florida's Gulf Coast Battles Deadly And Smelly Red Tide

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Activists from Concerned Women for America make a stop on their bus tour in Indianapolis, Ind., where Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly is facing pressure from the right as he prepares to vote on the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh just weeks before Election Day. Sarah McCammon/NPR hide caption

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Brett Kavanaugh Fight Puts Vulnerable Senators In A Tight Spot

The president's Supreme Court pick meets Wednesday with Democratic Sens. Joe Donnelly and Heidi Heitkamp, who are both up for re-election in red states while under intense pressure from activists.

Kavanaugh Fight Puts Vulnerable Senators In A Tight Spot

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Forensics officers work near the car that crashed into security barriers outside the Houses of Parliament in London on Tuesday. British media reports Salil Khater has been arrested for the crash on charges of terrorism. Frank Augstein/AP hide caption

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British Police Name Suspect In Crash At Parliament That Injured 3

The 29-year-old is a Sudan-born British citizen who remains in custody. Police say there's no evidence that Londoners are in any further danger in connection with the incident.

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, and his wife Heather Kobach, speak to supporters after last week's Kansas Republican gubernatorial primary. Steve Pope/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Ally Kobach Wins Primary For Kansas Governor, As GOP Incumbent Concedes

Kris Kobach led incumbent Gov. Jeff Colyer by 345 votes, with provisional ballots still being counted. Democrats hope his controversial positions on immigration and voter fraud will give them an opening.

In October 2017, a resident tries to connect electrical lines downed by Hurricane Maria in Toa Baja. Puerto Rican officials say electricity has returned to all residents without it after the hurricane. Ramon Espinosa/AP hide caption

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Nearly A Year After Maria, Puerto Rico Officials Claim Power Is Totally Restored

Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority says all homes without power from the devastating hurricane now have electricity. Other reports say some residents are still waiting.

University of Maryland President Wallace Loh speaks at a news conference about the death of student athlete Jordan McNair, who collapsed at football practice and later died. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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University Of Maryland Accepts Responsibility For Football Player's Death

President Wallace Loh admitted at a news conference on Tuesday that the school's athletic training staff "misdiagnosed" Jordan McNair's collapse and that their failures led to his death.

In Skate Kitchen, the introverted Camille (played by Rachelle Vinberg, left) finds her tribe of skaters in New York City. Courtesy of Magnolia Pictures hide caption

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Finding, Then Filming, The Young All-Female Crew In 'Skate Kitchen'

Director Crystal Moselle stumbled upon a group of teenage skater girls on the New York City subway. Then she made a feature film that stars them.

Finding, Then Filming, The Young All-Female Crew In 'Skate Kitchen'

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Gene Graf (right) and David Kochendorfer (left) of Barron County Cheese behind their cheese table at a Wisconsin event promoting cheese for export. Maayan Silver/Milwaukee Public Radio hide caption

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Romancing With Cheese: Wisconsin Cheesemakers Hope For Access To New Markets

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Wisconsin cheesemakers are courting new markets for their cheese after tariffs of up to 25 percent have been slapped on U.S. dairy exports to China and Mexico.

Romancing With Cheese: Wisconsin Cheesemakers Hope For Access To New Markets

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Rescue crews work at the scene of a bridge that collapsed Genoa, Italy, Tuesday. Dozens of people died when a large section of the bridge, built in the 1960s, suddenly collapsed during a fierce rainstorm. Paolo Rattini/Getty Images hide caption

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Dozens Of People Die After Span Of Busy Highway Bridge Collapses In Italy

A section of the Ponte Morandi Bridge in Genoa collapsed on Tuesday, sending cars and trucks that had been driving on the A10 motorway crashing down below.

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