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A partially eclipsed super blue blood moon sets behind the Golden Gate Bridge on January 31, 2018 in San Francisco, California. The 'super blue blood moon' is a rare 'lunar trifecta' event and was the first such lunar event seen in North America since 1866. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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'Once In A Blue Moon' Is Happening Again This Halloween

Is the moon ever blue? And are they as rare as the phrase "once in a blue moon" implies? Here's everything you need to know.

'Once In A Blue Moon' Is Happening Again This Halloween

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Agencies, Contractors Suspend Diversity Training To Avoid Violating Trump Order

President Trump's recent executive order banning some diversity training has had a widespread effect as government agencies, contractors and universities scramble to figure out how to comply.

Agencies, Contractors Suspend Diversity Training To Avoid Violating Trump Order

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Students chat on a lawn this fall at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. It's unclear how disruptions to campus life during the pandemic might affect student voter turnout on Election Day. Elissa Nadworny/NPR hide caption

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With Many Campuses Closed, Will College Students Turn Out To Vote?

People ages 18 to 29 are turning out in record-breaking numbers for early voting. But will pandemic-related disruptions to campus life affect student voter turnout on Election Day?

A woman casts her ballot on the first day of in-person early voting for the 2020 elections in Milwaukee, on Oct. 20. With just days left until Election Day, both President Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden will head to the Badger state for dueling campaign events on Friday. Kamil Krzaczynski/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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As Election Nears, A Look At What Motivates Some Wisconsin Voters

With just days left until Nov. 3, NPR explores what's on the minds of some voters from this swing state. For a dairy farmer, it's his farm. For others in Milwaukee, it's driving Black voter turnout.

An Afghan health worker administers a polio vaccine to a child in Kandahar province. Taliban opposition to vaccine campaigns have left millions of children unprotected against the virus. Javed Tanveer/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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The Campaign To Wipe Out Polio Was Going Really Well ... Until It Wasn't

It looked as if polio would be the second human disease to be eliminated — after smallpox. But "2020 has been a terrible year," says Michel Zaffran, head of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative.

The killing of Walter Wallace Jr., a Black man in the midst of a psychological episode, by police on Monday has sparked days of protests. The family, who reviewed police bodycam video of the fatal shooting on Thursday morning, is calling for the recordings to be released to the public. Matt Slocum/AP hide caption

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Walter Wallace Jr.'s Family Does Not Want Police Officers To Face Murder Charges

"Here's why: they were improperly trained and did not have the proper equipment by which to effectuate their job," the family's attorney said on Thursday. The officers' names have not been released.

Even when President Trump unveiled his plan for Black economic empowerment, he put most of his emphasis on telling people why they shouldn't vote for his Democratic opponent Joe Biden. Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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With Lil Wayne, Ice Cube And 50 Cent, Trump Makes Final Push For Black Voters

The Trump campaign has spent more than $20 million on a strategy to appeal to Black voters. Polls show Trump has improved narrowly with young Black voters, particularly men.

With Lil Wayne, Ice Cube And 50 Cent, Trump Makes Final Push For Black Voters

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City Hall tags along as Boston mayor Marty Walsh attends various appointments and public appearances — including this meeting about violent crime. Courtesy of Zipporah Films hide caption

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An Action-Packed Doc About Local Government? It's All In Wiseman's 'City Hall'

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Filmmaker Frederick Wiseman, now 90, has a gift for making riveting cinema from the minutiae of the everyday. His latest is a four-and-a-half hour documentary starring Boston City Hall, pre-COVID-19.

Cherie DeBrest, left, and daughter Naima are planning on working at the polls on Tuesday in Philadelphia. Courtesy of Naima DeBrest hide caption

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A Mother And Daughter Join Together As Poll Workers 'To Make A Difference'

For StoryCorps, Cherie DeBrest tells her 18-year-old daughter, Naima, how civil rights issues inspired her to get more involved in the voting process.

A Mother And Daughter Join Together As Poll Workers 'To Make A Difference'

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Elmo Sings! Watch Him Perform 'It Feels Good (When You Sing a Song)'

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Watch a duet between Elmo and Hoots the Owl on stage with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. Be careful not to sprain yourself smiling.

Broadband installers Gus (Nick Frost) and Elton (Samson Kayo) midnight as paranormal investigators in Amazon's Truth Seekers. Colin Hutton/Amazon Studios hide caption

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'Truth Seekers': Comedy-Horror Haunted By Ghosts, Gags And Satisfying Reveals

Nothing's as it seems in this Amazon series, which (sort of) re-teams Nick Frost and Simon Pegg for a gently funny and sometimes scary tale about a team of paranormal investigators.

Walmart pulled guns and ammunition from its store shelves as a precautionary measure, following the unrest in Philadelphia this week after police fatally shot a Black man on Monday. The retail giant has taken similar actions in the past, including earlier this year after George Floyd, another Black man, was killed by police in Minneapolis. Alan Diaz/AP hide caption

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Want To Buy A Gun At Walmart? You've Got To Ask For It

The retail giant removed firearms and ammunition from its shelves saying it's a precautionary step amid the recent outbreak of civil unrest. But the weapons are still available, if you ask for them.

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Guggenheim's Audio Guide Brings The Art Museum To Listeners' 'Mind's Eye'

The "Mind's Eye" audio experience is an aural escape during the pandemic, but it's actually designed for the blind community. The idea is to immerse listeners in a space that can be vividly imagined.

Guggenheim's Audio Guide Brings The Art Museum To Listeners' 'Mind's Eye'

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Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone announced fines on Wednesday against a Long Island, N.Y., country club and a resident for hosting events in violation of social gathering limits. Screengrab by NPR/Suffolk County Executive/Facebook hide caption

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Long Island 'Superspreader Events' Threaten To Undo Its Success At Controlling Virus

"Between this wedding and this birthday party, there are 56 positive COVID-19 cases and nearly 300 under quarantine," said Suffolk County Executive Steven Bellone.

The rapper, actor and activist Common. His latest project, A Beautiful Revolution Pt. 1, is on our shortlist of the best new albums out on Oct. 30. Durimel/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 10 Albums Out On Oct. 30

NPR Music's picks for the best new albums out on Oct. 30 include a surprise release from Common, the return of rapper Busta Rhymes, singer Sam Smith, the country artist Cam, Ane Brun and more.

New Music Friday: The Top 10 Albums Out On Oct. 30

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Learning to ride a bike can lead to memorable tumbles. It's the brain's "time cells," scientists now say, that help organize and seal those experiences in our minds. Peter Cade/Getty Images hide caption

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Why Some Memories Seem Like Movies: 'Time Cells' Discovered In Human Brains

Scientists have identified special cells in the human brain that organize movie-like memories, helping us to relive important experiences and events.

Why Some Memories Seem Like Movies: 'Time Cells' Discovered In Human Brains

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