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Wes Studi, pictured here in 2014, says he got into acting through community theater. Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Disney hide caption

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Wes Studi On His Cherokee Nation Childhood And How He Discovered Acting

Studi says he was a Vietnam veteran looking for a rush when he got into community theater and "rediscovered that huge wall of fear." He plays a Cheyenne chief in the new film Hostiles.

Wes Studi On His Cherokee Nation Childhood And How He Discovered Acting

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An NPR investigation finds that people with intellectual disabilities suffer one of the highest rates of sexual assault — and that compared to other rape victims, they are even more likely to be assaulted by someone they know. Cornelia Li for NPR hide caption

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From The Frontlines Of A Sexual Assault Epidemic: 2 Therapists Share Stories

Two psychologists both have a rare specialty: counseling sexual assault survivors who have intellectual disabilities. The stories of sexual violence in their clients' lives have striking similarities.

From The Frontlines Of A Sexual Assault Epidemic: Two Therapists Share Stories

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China's manufacturing sector helped boost the country's GDP, in statistics released on Thursday. Here, a worker at a Ford manufacturing plant uses a laptop next to a car body on an assembly line in Chongqing. Shi Tou/Reuters hide caption

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China Reports Its Fastest Economic Growth In 7 Years

China's economy, the second-largest in the world, grew by 6.9 percent in 2017. It's the first time since 2010 that the speed of China's economic growth went up rather than edging down.

Hugh Wilson arrives at a WKRP In Cincinnati Reunion at The Paley Center for Media on June 4, 2014 in Beverly Hills, Calif. Wilson, who created the sitcom, has died at 74. Joe Scarnici/WireImage/Getty Images hide caption

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Director Hugh Wilson, Creator Of 'WKRP In Cincinnati,' Dies At 74

Wilson also worked in movies, directing the first Police Academy as well as Guarding Tess and The First Wives Club. Wilson had lung cancer and emphysema.

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Majority Of Americans See Trump's First Year As A Failure

A new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist survey finds Americans believe Trump has divided the nation in his first year as president. But people who backed him in 2016 continue to be firmly behind him.

Majority Of Americans See Trump's First Year As A Failure

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This March 29, 2017, photo obtained by The Associated Press, shows Robert Murray of Murray Energy, right, meeting with Energy Secretary Rick Perry at the Department of Energy headquarters in Washington. Simon Edelman/AP hide caption

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Photographer Says He Lost His Job After Leaking Pictures Of Rick Perry And Coal CEO

Former Department of Energy photographer Simon Edelman is filing a federal whistleblower suit after he leaked the photos of a private meeting between the energy secretary and Robert Murray.

An aerial view Monday reveals one of the oil slicks on the surface of the East China Sea, remainders of the deadly explosion that sank an Iranian tanker earlier this month. The spill continues to grow. Liu Shiping/Xinhua via AP hide caption

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Days After Oil Tanker Sinks, Large Slicks Observed In East China Sea

Chinese authorities say they've found the Iranian tanker that sank Sunday after a collision and several explosions. The incident left the crew presumed dead — and released two miles-long oil slicks.

College students protest to defend press freedom in Manila on Wednesday, after the government cracked down on Rappler, an independent online news site. Noel Celis/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A 'Fraught Time' For Press Freedom In The Philippines

President Duterte "does not like the press," writes Sheila S. Coronel, dean of academic affairs at Columbia University's journalism school. The Rappler news site is the government's latest target.

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First Listen: Calexico, 'The Thread That Keeps Us'

The American Southwest continues to inform Calexico's sprawling, cross-cultural indie rock, but here it's a more self-contained, even lonesome affair.

The Thread That Keeps Us

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A grande Cafe Nero, large Costa Coffee and venti-sized Starbucks to-go cups sold in London. The U.K. Parliament is considering a tax on disposable cups in an effort to cut down on waste. Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images hide caption

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U.K. Lawmakers Want To Battle Waste With A 'Latte Levy' On Disposable Cups

The British Parliament is considering a 34-cent tax on to-go cups to encourage diners to bring their own reusable containers. The goal is to replicate the success of Britain's tax on plastic bags.

Saigas lie dead in Torgai Betpak Dala in Kazakhstan during the mass mortality event in May 2015. Courtesy of the Joint saiga health monitoring team in Kazakhstan (Association for the Conservation of Biodiversity, Kazakhstan, Biosafety Institute, Gvardeskiy RK, Royal Veterinary College, London, UK) hide caption

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Strange Weather Triggered Bacteria That Killed 200,000 Endangered Antelope

Over a three-week span in 2015, more than 200,000 saiga antelope suddenly died in Kazakhstan. The animals would be grazing normally, then dead in three hours. A new study points to heat and humidity.