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Democratic candidate Linda Belcher thanks her supporters following her victory in the special election to fill the vacant seat for the Kentucky House of Representatives 49th District, on Tuesday in Shepherdsville, Ky. Timothy D. Easley/AP hide caption

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Kentucky Democrat Wins Special Election To Reclaim Seat After Lawmaker's Suicide

Linda Belcher reclaimed the seat she lost to Dan Johnson in 2016 amid a wave of pro-Trump voter sentiment in Kentucky. Johnson killed himself in December amid allegations of sexual assault.

Kristopher Kelly near his home in Concrete, Wash., in February. He broke his pelvis and all his ribs in a work accident last year. The resulting infection he developed in the hospital almost killed him. Ian C. Bates for NPR hide caption

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Did An IV Cocktail Of Vitamins And Drugs Save This Lumberjack From Sepsis?

A 51-year-old man nearly died from septic shock, when a crushing injury led to overwhelming infection. After getting an experimental treatment, he's recovering well, but some doctors want more proof.

Members of the White Helmets, a Syrian civil defense group, rescue an injured civilian after a pro-regime airstrike Tuesday in eastern Ghouta. Abdulmonam Eassa/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Syrian Barrage Buries Civilian Areas: 'What Have We Done To Deserve This?'

Attacks on rebel-held eastern Ghouta, outside Damascus, have killed over 250 civilians and show no signs of slowing. Aid groups say pro-regime forces are targeting residential buildings and hospitals.

Jessica Diggins, left, and Kikkan Randall celebrate their gold medal in the women's cross country team sprint free final in Pyeongchang. Randall, 35, is retiring from Olympic sports after the games. Odd Andersen /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Kikkan Randall Wins Her 1st Medal In Cross-Country — A Gold — After 18 Tries

Kikkan Randall and Jessica Diggins are the first American women ever to win a medal in cross-country — and they made it gold.

'America's Pastor' Billy Graham Dies At 99

One of the most influential religious figures of the 20th century, he radically changed the face of born-again Christianity from fundamentalism to a more embracing evangelicalism.

Vice President Pence and South Korean President Moon Jae-in at the Gangneung Ice Arena at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, on Feb. 10. Bernat Armangue/AP hide caption

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Pence Planned To Meet North Koreans At Olympics, But Pyongyang Canceled

The State Department says on Feb. 10, the vice president was to have met with North Korean representatives, including leader Kim Jong Un's sister. However, "at the last minute," Pyongyang backed out.

Peter Wang is seen in this photo near a memorial in Parkland, Fla., on Friday. Wang, a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., was killed when former student Nikolas Cruz opened fire at the school on Wednesday, Feb. 14. Allen Breed/AP hide caption

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Army Awards Medal For Heroism To 3 JROTC Cadets Killed In Florida Shooting

Freshman cadets Peter Wang, Martin Duque and Alaina Petty were given the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps' highest medal for heroism. Wang, 15, was also posthumously admitted to West Point.

Kentucky bourbon could be the target of new tariffs from European allies if President Trump approves restrictions on steel and aluminum imports. Luke Sharrett/Getty Images hide caption

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Kentucky Bourbon, Wisconsin Cheese Could Be Targets In Trade War

The European Union is considering ways to fight back if the Trump administration adopts tariffs or quotas on imported steel and aluminum.

Kentucky Bourbon, Wisconsin Cheese Could Be Targets In Trade War

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Cherry blossom trees, known as sakura, flourished in Japan. Fairchild imported several dozen trees for his own property in Chevy Chase, Md., and after seeing how much people liked them, he helped negotiate a larger shipment of trees to be planted around the Tidal Basin near the Washington Monument. David Fairchild/Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden hide caption

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Like Lemons? Quinoa? Thank This Food Explorer For Bringing Them To Your Plate

In the early 20th century, botanist David Fairchild traveled the world and brought plants back to the U.S. that we now see as thoroughly American. NPR talks with the author of a book on Fairchild.

Like Lemons? Quinoa? Thank This Food Explorer For Bringing Them To Your Plate

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Past practices offer few clues about where special counsel Robert Mueller might take the Russia probe — and then what might happen when it's over. Alex Wong/AP hide caption

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What Could Be Coming Next In Robert Mueller's Russia Investigation

NPR's Embedded podcast asks what the special counsel's track record suggests about the road ahead for the special counsel, the White House and Congress.

What Could Be Coming Next In Robert Mueller's Russia Investigation

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Bangkok's Central Juvenile and Family Court on Tuesday gave Mitsutoki Shigeta sole legal custody of the children he fathered (pictured above) using Thai surrogate mothers, ruling that he's financially stable and showed his plans to care for them. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit, File) Sakchai Lalit/AP hide caption

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Japanese 'Baby Factory' Man Gains Custody Of 13 Surrogate Children

The mysterious businessman who said he'd like to have enough kids to vote him into office has been fighting for their return. The case helped put an end to the country's surrogacy industry.

Eun Jung Kim delivers a stone between Yeong Mi Kim and Seon Yeong Kim during their game against Switzerland on Feb. 16. Korea. Maddie Meyer/Getty Images hide caption

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The 'Garlic Girls,' South Korea's Curlers, Are A Surprise Olympics Sensation

The team, ranked first, is heading to the playoffs after a win over the U.S. on Tuesday. The athletes all come from the same small town, which is watching this hot streak with pride.

The 'Garlic Girls,' South Korea's Curlers, Are A Surprise Olympics Sensation

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