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Janice Lintz, a hearing access consultant and travel blogger, on a recent trip to Easter Island. Credit card points have helped her travel to 135 countries. Janice S. Lintz hide caption

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Meet The Credit Card Obsessives Who Travel The World On Points

A growing subculture of savvy consumers are finding new ways to game credit card points. But it's not a game for everyone.

Meet The Credit Card Obsessives Who Travel The World On Points

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Speedboats from Iran's Revolutionary Guard circle the British-flagged oil tanker Stena Impero on Sunday, July 21 in the Iranian port of Bandar Abbas, after it was seized in the Strait of Hormuz two days earlier. Morteza Akhoondi/AP hide caption

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British Oil Tanker Seized By Iran Will Be Released Soon, Iranian Official Says

The Stena Impero was detained by Iran's Revolutionary Guards in the Strait of Hormuz on July 19 for alleged marine violations. Iranian maritime officials have given no set date for its release.

On the advice of a co-worker, Dehne joined a six-week program through which she learned how to safely walk to ease her pain. Now Dehne briskly walks for exercise and enjoyment multiple times a week. Her knees, she says, "don't hurt me anymore." Eamon Queeney for NPR hide caption

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Exercising To Ease Pain: Taking Brisk Walks Can Help

Never mind a runner's high — the buzz some people say they get after a run. Neuroscientist Benedict Kolber was more interested in how to generate pain relief via a brisk walk. It can really work.

Exercising To Ease Pain: Taking Brisk Walks Can Help

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Amber Guyger, the former Dallas police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man in his own home told a 911 dispatcher, "I thought it was my apartment" several times as she waited for emergency responders to arrive. Guyger is charged in the September, 2018 killing of Botham Jean. AP hide caption

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Trial Begins Monday For Ex-Dallas Cop Who Killed Unarmed Black Neighbor

Amber Guyger, who is white, said she entered the wrong apartment thinking it was her own, and shot Botham Shem Jean, 26, because she thought he was a burglar.

Pittsburgh police investigators gather outside an apartment building on the city's South Side where police say multiple people are dead and others are hospitalized in what they believe to be an isolated drug overdose incident. Gene J. Puskar/AP hide caption

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3 Are Dead And 4 Hospitalized From Drug Overdoses, Pittsburgh Police Say

All the victims were wearing orange wristbands and are believed to have attended the same event Saturday night, but authorities say they overdosed afterward at a private residence.

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Brad Pitt On Making 'Ad Astra,' Processing Trauma And Channeling David Bowie

The actor stars in a new science-fiction blockbuster about more than just an astronaut on a space mission: "We wanted to do something very sincere and raw and painfully honest," he says.

Brad Pitt On Making 'Ad Astra,' Processing Trauma And Channeling David Bowie

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Gina Yashere is a co-creator of the new CBS sitcom Bob Hearts Abishola. She speaks above at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival in New York City. Roy Rochlin/Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival hide caption

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There Was 'No Chance Of Me Going Into The Arts,' Says Comedian Gina Yashere

When a teacher suggested Yashere become an actor, her mom said: "Actor? No, no, no. You can act like a doctor when you become a doctor." Yashere is now a co-creator of the sitcom Bob Hearts Abishola.

There Was 'No Chance Of Me Going Into The Arts,' Says Comedian Gina Yashere

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Texas Country Rocker Paul Cauthen Preaches The Good, The Bad And The Prickly

Faith may be a constant in the country music artist's new album, Room 41, but he's not hiding his demons. "I just try to write some lyrics that can maybe prick somebody's heart," Cauthen says.

Texas Country Rocker Paul Cauthen Preaches The Good, The Bad And The Prickly

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