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This bright meteor was seen in the sky above Wrightwood, Calif., during the Leonid meteor storm of 1966. Storms are more intense than showers, but every year Leonid meteors streak across the night sky in November. NASA/Getty Images hide caption

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Watch The Leonid Meteor Shower This Weekend

Hopefully you don't have anything planned between midnight Saturday and 3 a.m. Sunday because with a clear calendar and clear skies you should be able to catch a glimpse of a few meteors.

From 200 to 2017, Anita Lo ran New York City restaurant Annisa, which held a Michelin star for nine consecutive years. Julie Smith hide caption

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In 'Solo,' Chef Anita Lo Celebrates The Art Of Cooking For One

Meals for one should not be a sad or boring affair, says Michelin-starred chef Anita Lo. In her new cookbook, Lo goes beyond bitter greens, blue cheese and monkfish to serve up fun meals for one.

In 'Solo,' Chef Anita Lo Celebrates The Art Of Cooking For One

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U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin, R-Maine, on a campaign stop last month. Poliquin has filed a lawsuit to overturn Maine's ranked-choice voting system. Votes are still being counted in Poliquin's race but it's possible he will lose a recount under the ranked-choice voting system. Robert F. Bukaty/AP hide caption

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In Tight Race, Maine Republican Sues To Block State's Ranked-Choice Voting Law

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Rep. Bruce Poliquin's lawsuit claims the state's ranked-choice voting law violates the U.S. Constitution because the candidate who gets the most votes may not ultimately be declared the winner.

The circles on the map pinpoint the location of thousands of Chinese-funded development projects. The bigger the circle, the bigger the investment. The largest circles represent projects in the multibillion dollar range. Map by Soren Patterson, AidData/William & Mary/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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China's Building Spree In Poor Nations: Does It Really Help The Local Economy?

There are a lot of state secrets when it comes to the billions of dollars worth of roads, hospitals and more. Satellite images of night lights may offer some insights into their value.

Songwriter Dan Johnson released an album earlier this year and a companion book that focuses on the mental health struggles of many veterans. He founded a non-profit called Project Hemingway dedicated to bringing down the veteran suicide rate. Doug Davis for NPR hide caption

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Addressing Veteran Suicides In Song And Prose

Dan Johnson is a Texas singer and songwriter who launched a nonprofit called Operation Hemingway to educate the public, and especially veterans, about the warning signs of suicide.

Addressing Veteran Suicides In Song And Prose

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Chris and Nancy Brown embrace while searching through the remains of their home, leveled by the Camp Fire, in Paradise, Calif. Noah Berger/AP hide caption

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California's Camp Fire Becomes The Deadliest In State History

At least 42 people have died in a wildfire in Northern California that burned through the town of Paradise with shocking speed.

California's Camp Fire Becomes The Deadliest Wildfire In State History

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Supporters of ousted Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe shout in joy Tuesday outside the Supreme Court building in the capital, Colombo. Lakruwan Wanniarachchi/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Sri Lankan Supreme Court Blocks President's Bid To Dissolve Parliament

Controversy has roiled Sri Lanka since Maithripala Sirisena fired his prime minister and suspended Parliament. He also aims to replace lawmakers entirely — but Tuesday's ruling has stayed that plan.

Miss White Mountain Apache Queen 2018-19 Zipporah Lupe greets Miss Navajo contestands Summer Jake (left), Kayla Martinez and Autumn Montoya as they get ready for the parade at the 77th Navajo Nation Fair in Window Rock, Ariz. on the Navajo Nation in September. Caitlin O'Hara for NPR hide caption

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Becoming Miss Navajo Nation

The Miss Navajo Nation pageant has been held every year since 1952. Contestants in this year's pageant met for a weeklong celebration of the traditions of female Navajo Nation life.

Uighur security personnel patrol near the Id Kah Mosque in Kashgar, a city in northwestern China's Xinjiang region, in 2017. Xinjiang has detained members of the Uighur ethnic minority, who are largely Muslim, and held them in camps the authorities call "education and training centers." Ng Han Guan/AP hide caption

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Ex-Detainee Describes Torture In China's Xinjiang Re-Education Camp

"They made me wear what they called 'iron clothes,'" the man tells NPR, describing a 50-pound metal suit he was forced to wear for 12 hours. When he returned home, people were afraid to speak to him.

Ex-Detainee Describes Torture In China's Xinjiang Re-Education Camp

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