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Gordon Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union, is likely the most anticipated of the eight witnesses scheduled to testify in this week's public impeachment hearings. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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Impeachment Public Hearings Week 2 — Who Is Testifying And What Happens Next

Eight witnesses are scheduled over three days. Gordon Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the EU, faces questions about his call with President Trump about pushing for investigations in Ukraine.

A burned trunk stands amid the devastation left after wildfires tore through parts of Brazil's Amazon rainforest earlier this year. During the yearlong period ending in July, deforestation claimed a span of the Amazon 12 times the size of New York City. João Laet/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Amazon Rainforest Sees Biggest Spike In Deforestation In Over A Decade

Not since 2008 has the Amazon been destroyed at a faster rate, according to Brazilian authorities. They say an area more than 12 times the size of New York City was deforested in the span of a year.

The U.S. government is letting American businesses work with Chinese tech giant Huawei for another three months, in a third delay to a ban enacted in May for national security reasons. Stefan Wermuth/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Firms Get 90-Day Extension To Work With Huawei On Rural Networks

The U.S. government is letting American businesses work with Chinese tech giant Huawei for an additional three months, in a third delay to a ban enacted in May for national security reasons.

Police arrest anti-government protesters at Hong Kong Polytechnic University Monday. Pro-democracy protesters have organized a general strike since Monday as demonstrations in Hong Kong stretched into its their sixth month. Laurel Chor/Getty Images hide caption

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Hong Kong Protesters In Tense Standoff With Police At University Campus

As clashes intensified, protesters shot arrows and hurled gasoline bombs at the authorities — and police used tear gas and water cannons.

Hong Kong Protesters In Tense Standoff With Police At Polytechnic University Campus

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Pete Townshend originally wrote the songs on The Who's new album for Roger Daltrey as a solo artist. "I wrote them for Roger because I knew that Roger would sing them best," he says. William Snyder/Courtesy of the aritst hide caption

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Pete Townshend On Creativity, 'The Age Of Anxiety' And The Who's New Record

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Townshend talks about his debut novel, how it relates to The Who's rock opera Tommy and what he'd say now to his younger self — the one who wrote the lyric, "I hope I die before I get old."

Pete Townshend On World Cafe

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Bei Bei, one of three giant pandas in residence at the Smithsonian's National Zoo, will be transported to China on Tuesday. Smithsonian's National Zoo hide caption

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With 65 Pounds Of Bamboo, Giant Panda 'Bei Bei' Prepares For Flight To China

The Smithsonian's National Zoo is bidding farewell to its 4-year-old resident giant panda, who travels Tuesday to China on a private jet sponsored by FedEx and stocked with favorite panda treats.

With 65 Pounds Of Bamboo, Giant Panda 'Bei Bei' Prepares For Flight To China

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Darlene Yazzie typically hauls water from a windmill 5 miles from her house for her sheep. Officials tell her it's unsafe for humans but OK for livestock. Laurel Morales/KJZZ hide caption

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Many Native Americans Can't Get Clean Water, Report Finds

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A new report from DigDeep and the U.S. Water Alliance found race is the strongest predictor of water and sanitation access. This has implications for public health.

Many Native Americans Can't Get Clean Water, Report Finds

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Months After Massive ICE Raid, Residents Of A Mississippi Town Wait And Worry

The biggest workplace immigration raid ever in a single state occurred on Aug. 7 in Mississippi. In Morton — a town that's about 25% Latino — the effects have rippled throughout the community.

Months After Massive ICE Raid, Residents Of A Mississippi Town Wait And Worry

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José's son, who has schizophrenia, recently got into a fight that resulted in a broken window — an out-of-control moment from his struggle with mental illness. And it could increase his chances of deportation to a country where mental health care is even more elusive. Hokyoung Kim for NPR hide caption

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A Young Immigrant Has Mental Illness, And That's Raising His Risk of Being Deported

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Behavioral problems, criminal arrests and limited access to health care leave a father worried that his 21-year-old son will be deported to Mexico.

A Young Immigrant Has Mental Illness, And That's Raising His Risk of Being Deported

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