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Philanthropist Walter Scott, left, sits next to Leslie Jackson, wife of glass artist Dale Chihuly during a ceremony at the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center in Omaha, Neb., in 2017. Nati Harnik/AP hide caption

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Philanthropic Billionaire Walter Scott Dies At 90

The former CEO of Peter Kiewit Sons Inc. construction firm helped oversee Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway conglomerate and donated to many causes, particularly construction projects in Nebraska.

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A Passenger Attempted To Rush The Cockpit In A Violent Incident On A JetBlue Flight

A passenger allegedly attacked a flight attendant and yelled for the crew to shoot him during a flight to San Juan on Wednesday. According to the FBI, the incident remains under investigation.

It's a stack of COVID-19 Vaccination Record Cards from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. They provide proof that you've had your shot — but aren't exactly wallet-size at 4-by-3 inches. Ben Hasty/MediaNews Group via Getty Images hide caption

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Coronavirus FAQ: Is There An App That'll Prove I'm Vaccinated, Or Is Paper The Best?

It's happening more and more — you'll have to show proof of vaccination to enter an event or to travel. There's that flimsy paper card. And then there's the digital realm. What's the best option?

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A Crypto-Trading Hamster Performs Better Than Warren Buffett And The S&P 500

A hamster named Mr. Goxx enters one of two tunnels in the his cage, which determines whether he will buy or sell. As of Friday, his portfolio is up nearly 20%, according to his Twitter account.

The Haunted Mine Drop is shown in this July 2017 file photo at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park in Glenwood Springs, Colo. A recent investigation revealed a 6-year-old girl on vacation with her family died earlier this month after operators of the vertical drop ride did not properly check her seatbelts. Chelsea Self/AP hide caption

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A 6-Year-Old Girl Died After Ride Operators Reportedly Did Not Secure Her Seat Belts

Wongel Estifanos was visiting Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park during Labor Day weekend while vacationing with her family, officials say.

Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of Huawei, smiles as she leaves her home in Vancouver on Friday. Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP hide caption

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Canadians Are Released After A Chinese Executive Resolves U.S. Criminal Charges

Meng Wanzhou, a top executive of the Chinese communications giant, has left Canada after being detained for three years. Canada announced two of its citizens were freed by China.

Canadians Are Released After A Chinese Executive Resolves U.S. Criminal Charges

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The Elizabeth Holmes Trial Sparks A Silicon Valley Debate: Why Not Other Tech CEOs?

As the former CEO of the blood-testing company Theranos faces fraud charges, some are asking why other tech leaders accused of wrongdoing have avoided criminal charges.

The Elizabeth Holmes Trial Sparks A Silicon Valley Debate: Why Not Other Tech CEOs?

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Shoppers line up to buy supplies at Costco Wholesale in New Jersey last year as fears over COVID-19 grew around the world. The company recently reintroduced limits on toilet paper, cleaning supplies and other products as it copes with supply chain challenges. Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images hide caption

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Costco Shoppers, The Limits On Toilet Paper And Cleaning Supplies Are Back

Costco Chief Financial Officer Richard Galanti said an anticipated uptick in demand as the delta variant surges and supply chain challenges led to the purchase limits on key household items.

A house is seen burning in September 2020 in the Zogg Fire near Ono, Calif. Pacific Gas & Electric was charged with manslaughter and other crimes on Friday in the Northern California wildfire last year that killed four people and destroyed hundreds of homes. Ethan Swope/AP hide caption

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PG&E Is Charged With Manslaughter In A California Wildfire That Killed 4

If the utility were convicted of manslaughter, it would be fined for each person killed in the Zogg Fire last year near the city of Redding. The fire also destroyed hundreds of homes.

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Free Expression Is On The Decline, In Cuba And Elsewhere

Cuba is one of dozens of countries, including some U.S. allies, using emergency powers to stifle free expression.

Opinion: Free Expression Is On The Decline, In Cuba And Elsewhere

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Perfume flower grower Pierre Chiarla picks jasmine flowers in his field in Grasse, France. Bénédicte Desrus for NPR hide caption

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In France's Perfume Capital Of The World, There's A World Of Beautiful Fragrance

Its jasmine and roses are prized by perfumers and those eager to learn the trade. But the French Riviera town of Grasse didn't always smell sweet. Centuries ago, it was known for leather tanneries.

In France's Perfume Capital Of The World, There's A World Of Beautiful Fragrance

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Isabelita Vinuya, 88, reflected in mirror, bids farewell to Perla Bulaon Balingit in the village of Mapaniqui in Pampanga. They are two of the last living "comfort women" of the Philippines. On Nov. 23, 1944, Vinuya, Balingit and some 100 other girls and women were taken to the Red House and systematically raped by the Japanese Imperial Army. Cheryl Diaz Meyer for NPR hide caption

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Whatever Happened To ... The World War II Sex Slaves Fighting For Justice?

The Japanese Army systematically raped women in the Philippines. What's become of the aging survivors of this wartime atrocity in the midst of the pandemic?

Shelley Ross, a veteran TV news executive, said in an opinion piece in the New York Times that Chris Cuomo sexually harassed her by squeezing her buttocks at a party in 2005. Evan Agostini/Invision/AP hide caption

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A Former ABC News Executive Says Chris Cuomo Sexually Harassed Her At A Party In 2005

Shelley Ross says Chris Cuomo, now a CNN anchor, sexually harassed her by squeezing her buttocks. Cuomo, who was then at ABC News, sent an email shortly afterward saying he was "ashamed."

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Dan Savage Looks At What Has Changed In The 30 Years He's Been Giving Sex Advice

Savage has a new book celebrating 30 years writing his sex advice column "Savage Love." He talked with NPR about where he's been wrong, what's changed and why gay people know more about sex.

Dan Savage Looks At What Has Changed In The 30 Years He's Been Giving Sex Advice

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