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Memorial event for Member of Parliament Jo Cox, of the Labour Party. Her murder by a man radicalized on the Internet prompted Parliament to examine digital threats to lawmakers, especially women in the United Kingdom. Dan Kitwood/Getty Images hide caption

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Trolled Online, Women In Politics Fight To Hold Big Tech Accountable In The U.K.

The move in Europe to get tough on tech is partly thanks to an awakening that began with the experiences of women in politics.

Trolled Online, Women In Politics Fight To Hold Big Tech Accountable In The U.K.

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Though not the same as actually jumping into the waves, a virtual reality program like this one that let a headset-wearing patient "swim with dolphins" was enough of an immersive distraction to significantly reduce pain, a study found. Courtesy of Cedars Sinai/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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Got Pain? A Virtual Swim With Dolphins May Help Melt It Away

A recent study found virtual reality experiences were better at easing pain than watching televised nature scenes. Immersive distraction seems key to the success, scientists say.

Got Pain? A Virtual Swim With Dolphins May Help Melt It Away

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The author's grandfather, Vicente Guerra, is pictured in a mugshot from San Quentin State Prison. He was sentenced to five years to life for the 1931 murder of Joseph Retotar. California State Archives hide caption

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My Grandfather, A Killer

Denise Guerra, a second-generation Filipino American, never met her grandfather. When she finally learned a long-held family secret, it shattered her view of the quintessential immigrant narrative.

My Grandfather, A Killer

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Amid Homelessness Crisis, Los Angeles Restricts Living In Vehicles

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Nearly 10,000 people in Los Angeles live in vehicles. The city council recently extended a ban on sleeping overnight in cars, vans or RVs in residential areas and near parks or schools.

Amid Homelessness Crisis, Los Angeles Restricts Living In Vehicles

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Taylor McFerrin Steps In Front Of The Mic For 'Love's Last Chance'

Taylor McFerrin is known for his soulful electronic music. He didn't sing much on his debut album, but he's featuring his vocal talents in a new way on his sophomore LP.

Taylor McFerrin Steps In Front Of The Mic For 'Love's Last Chance'

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The Jonas Brothers Re-Capture The 'Magic Missing' By Putting Family First

The Jonas Brothers chat with NPR's Michel Martin about gaining fame young, taking time off and getting back together for the band's latest album, Happiness Begins.

The Jonas Brothers Re-Capture The 'Magic Missing' By Putting Family First

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A fire that broke out on Friday night in the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka has left nearly 10,000 people homeless. The fire destroyed hundreds of shanties in a slum where many people work in the city's garment factories. Munir Uz Zaman/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Thousands Left Homeless In Bangladeshi Capital After Fire Burns Hundreds Of Shanties

The fire broke out Friday in a Dhaka slum while many were away celebrating the Muslim holiday Eid al-Adha. Hundreds of homes were destroyed, leaving about 10,000 people uncertain of their future.

Mahmee CEO Melissa Hanna (right) and her mother Linda Hanna (left) co-founded the company in 2014. Linda's more than 40 years of clinical experience as a registered nurse and certified lactation consultant helped them understand the need, they say. Keith Alcantara/Mahmee hide caption

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This App Aims To Save New Moms' Lives

The startup Mahmee hopes to help OB-GYNs, pediatricians and other health providers closely monitor a mother and baby's health so that any red flags can be assessed before they become life-threatening.

This App Aims To Save New Moms' Lives

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Robert Findley died after falling on the ice during a winter storm this February in Fort Scott, Kan. Mercy Hospital had recently closed, so he had to be flown to a neurology center 90 miles north in Kansas City, Mo. Christopher Smith for Kaiser Health News hide caption

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No Mercy: After The Hospital Closes, How Do People Get Emergency Care?

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The loss of the longtime hospital in Fort Scott, Kan., has forced a change in the way ER care is provided, including a greater reliance on air ambulances.

No Mercy: After The Hospital Closes, How Do People Get Emergency Care?

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