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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 another three months, in a third delay to a ban enacted in May for national security reasons.

The phrase "OK, boomer" has gone global. It has become young generations' retort to ideas they consider outdated or off base. Neil Webb/Getty Images/Ikon Images hide caption

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#OkBoomer Vs. #OkMillennial: Workplace Nightmare, Or Just A Meme?

The popularity of #OkBoomer suggests there might be a yawning gap in attitudes between old and young. Those differences can sometimes play out in the workforce, which now spans five generations.

#OkBoomer Vs. #OkMillennial: Workplace Nightmare, Or Just A Meme?

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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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Kathy Kleinfeld opened Houston Women's Reproductive Services, which offers medication abortions, because she saw a need for more flexible scheduling. Gabriel C. Pérez/KUT hide caption

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For Supporters Of Abortion Access, Troubling Trends In Texas

Three years after winning a big legal battle, abortion providers still find themselves losing the ground war when it comes to keeping clinics open across the huge, populous state.

For Supporters Of Abortion Access, Troubling Trends In Texas

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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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Sri Lanka's former Defense Secretary and presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa leaves a polling station after casting his vote in Embuldeniya, on the outskirts of Colombo, Sri Lanka on Saturday. Eranga Jayawardena/AP hide caption

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Gotabaya Rajapaksa Wins Sri Lankan Presidential Elections

The former defense secretary, who has been accused of human rights abuses during the country's civil war, campaigned on a platform of stability and national security.

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