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Turkey-backed Syrian fighters sit atop an armored personnel carrier in the southwestern neighborhoods of the border Syrian town of Tal Abyad on Sunday. The U.S. plans to evacuate its troops from northern Syria amid the Turkish offensive. Bakr Alkasem/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Endangered By Turkish Offensive, U.S. Troops Prepare To Evacuate From Syria

The U.S. will pull its 1,000 troops amid air strikes and gunfire from Turkish-backed forces. "We're preparing, waiting for the order," a U.S. official close to the troops on the ground told NPR.

The streets in Kawasaki, near Tokyo, flooded after Typhoon Hagibis made landfall Saturday. Helicopters plucked people from their flooded homes on Sunday as rescue efforts went into full force in wide areas of Japan. @ar_kaz/AP hide caption

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Typhoon In Japan Leaves Up To 33 Dead, 19 Missing

Typhoon Hagibus has been downgraded to a tropical storm. Helicopters, boats and thousands of troops were mobilized across the country to rescue people after the storm made landfall on Saturday.

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In 'Me,' Elton John Pulls Back The Curtain On A Storied Life

In a wide-ranging interview with NPR about his memoir, the rock star shares that at 72 years old, he's finally ready to look back. He offers thoughts on his royal friends, drug use and cell phones.

In 'Me,' Elton John Pulls Back The Curtain On A Storied Life

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The latest challenge to the Affordable Care Act, Texas v. Azar, was argued in July in the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. Attorney Robert Henneke, representing the plaintiffs, spoke outside the courthouse on July 9. Gerald Herbert/AP hide caption

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Heads Up: A Ruling On The Latest Challenge To The Affordable Care Act Is Coming

The health law again faces possible legal evisceration with a court ruling in Texas v. Azar anticipated this fall. Here's what it's about and what's stake.

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Water is dropped on a large brush fire in the early morning hours Friday in Sylmar, Calif. At least 25 structures have been destroyed. David Swanson/AP hide caption

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3 Dead In Southern California Wildfires

Two blazes, in Los Angeles County, and in Riverside County, have destroyed more than 100 structures . Evacuation orders had been lifted in all of Los Angeles County by Saturday night.

3 Dead In Southern California Wildfires

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A month after Hurricane Dorian devastated the Bahamas, Sherrine Petit Homme LaFrance gets a hug from husband Ferrier Petit Homme. The storm destroyed their home on Grand Abaco Island. They are now living with China Laguerre in Nassau. Cheryl Diaz Meyer for NPR hide caption

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PHOTOS: After The Storm, Haitians In The Bahamas Depend On The Kindness Of Strangers

One woman turned her home into an ad-hoc shelter for Haitians displaced by the storm and facing discrimination.

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