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Samuel Swedi, 22, is an electrical engineering student at Goma University in the Democratic Republic of Congo. He doesn't have a textbook — just whatever notes he has written in his notebook. Samantha Reinders for NPR hide caption

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In Congo, Ebola Is Just One More Thing To Worry About

For a variety of reasons, the people in eastern Congo are skeptical about the international efforts to quash the Ebola crisis that has claimed 2,000 lives so far.

In Congo, Ebola Is Just One More Thing To Worry About

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Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Ronan Farrow talked with NPR ahead of the release of his book Catch and Kill. A.J. Chavar for NPR hide caption

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Ronan Farrow Stands By His Reporting On NBC's 'Corrosive' Secrecy Around Sexual Abuse

Farrow tells NPR powerful media executives went to great lengths to kill his story on sexual assault allegations, to the point where he thought, if it didn't see light, "more people would get hurt."

Ronan Farrow Stands By His Reporting On NBC's 'Corrosive' Secrecy Around Sexual Abuse

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Jeri Seidman and her daughter Hannah lounge at their home in Charlottesville, Va. Hannah is a patient in a genetic risk study about Type 1 diabetes. Carlos Bernate for NPR hide caption

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Researchers Try A Genetic Diabetes Test To Prevent Emergency Hospitalizations

Will a genetic test for Type 1 diabetes risk be valuable to parents, despite its shortcomings? Now many parents don't know their kids have this condition until they end up in the hospital.

Researchers Try A Genetic Diabetes Test To Prevent Emergency Hospitalizations

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Border Wall Rising In Arizona, Raises Concerns Among Conservationists, Native Tribes

The Customs and Border Protection agency says it is doing its best to reduce impact to the environment and tribal citizens. Conservationists and Native Tribes in the area are not appeased.

Border Wall Rising In Arizona, Raises Concerns Among Conservationists, Native Tribes

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An officer responding to a welfare call early Saturday morning in Fort Worth, Texas fired once into Atatiana Jefferson's bedroom window and killed her. Police say a weapon was recovered from the room in which she was pronounced dead. Fort Worth Police Department hide caption

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Fort Worth Officer Kills Woman In Her Bedroom In Response To 'Open Structure Call'

Atatiana Jefferson, 28, was shot early Saturday morning after police in Texas responded to a neighbor's non-emergency call upon seeing her front door open. Community activists are demanding answers.

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.

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Bill Bryson's Latest Is A Different Kind Of Journey — Into 'The Body'

Bryson is beloved for his travel writing, but in his new book he's undertaking an interior journey, looking at everything from medical oddities to the amazing way your body fights off most cancers.

Bill Bryson's Latest Is A Different Kind Of Journey — Into 'The Body'

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U.S. gymnast Simone Biles poses with her five gold meals at the 2019 World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany. With her wins, she becomes the most decorated gymnast ever at the world championships, with 25 total medals. Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images hide caption

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Simone Biles Becomes The Most Decorated Gymnast In World Championship History

Combining skills of unprecedented difficulty with flawless execution, the 22-year-old surpassed Vitaly Scherbo's record 23 world medals won in the 1990s. Biles copped five golds at the championships.

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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 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.

Senator and 2020 presidential candidate Cory Booker is seen outside of Vonda's Kitchen in Newark, N.J. on Oct. 12, 2019, ahead of an NPR-moderated discussion with voters. A.J. Chavar for NPR hide caption

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Cory Booker On Impeachment: 'I Swore An Oath To Protect And Defend The Constitution'

The New Jersey senator and presidential hopeful says Congress must take action. "Politics be damned. I have a job to do, which is to hold the executive accountable and we should be doing that."

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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