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The Sunrise Movement has organized protests like this one in July in Philadelphia to pressure the Democratic National Committee to hold a primary debate focused on climate change. Jeff Brady/NPR hide caption

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Activists Push Democrats On Climate Change, A New Priority For Party's Base

The Sunrise Movement is holding rallies and registering voters, aiming to boost turnout among young voters. For the first time, polls show climate change is a top priority for the party's base.

Activists Push Democrats On Climate Change, A New Priority For Party's Base

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WHO Study Finds No Evidence Of Health Concerns From Microplastics In Drinking Water

The World Health Organization says that the tiny particles of plastic found everywhere in the environment do not appear to pose any significant risk to human health.

U.S. forward Alex Morgan celebrates her hat trick with defender Tobin Heath (17) and other teammates during the second half of a Tournament of Nations soccer match against Japan in July 2018. Colin E. Braley/AP hide caption

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In Soccer's Equal Pay Suit, A May 2020 Trial Is 'Good Overall,' Says Alex Morgan

The co-captain of the World Cup-winning U.S. Women's National Team says the earlier-than-expected trial date for the team's gender discrimination lawsuit won't be a distraction for players.

In Soccer's Equal Pay Suit, A May 2020 Trial Is 'Good Overall,' Says Alex Morgan

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Ivo Pogorelich's new recording of Beethoven and Rachmaninoff sonatas is the pianist's first album in 21 years. Bernard Martinez/Sony Classical hide caption

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A Confrontation With Music: Ivo Pogorelich's First Album In 21 Years

A trio of critics discuss the mercurial pianist's personal take on Beethoven and Rachmaninoff and what it means to color outside the lines in classical music.

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Pia Klemp has refused to accept a medal for bravery from Paris' mayor, saying, "We do not need authorities deciding about who is a 'hero' and who is 'illegal.' " Tristar Media/Getty Images hide caption

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Captain Who Rescued Migrants At Sea Refuses Paris Medal, Calling It Hypocritical

"Your police [steal] blankets from people that you force to live on the streets, while you raid protests and criminalize people that are standing up for rights of migrants," said Pia Klemp.

Several of the fires burning in the Amazon rainforest can be seen even from space, as evidenced by this satellite image provided by NASA earlier this month. Brazil's National Institute for Space Research said the country has seen a record number of wildfires this year. NASA via AP hide caption

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Tens Of Thousands Of Fires Ravage Brazilian Amazon, Where Deforestation Has Spiked

Researchers say there's been a huge rise in the number of fires compared with last year. That's likely linked with a similar leap in deforestation since President Jair Bolsonaro took office.

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