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Twelve boys and their soccer coach, rescued from a flooded cave in northern Thailand, described their ordeal at a news conference in Chiang Rai on Wednesday, after they left the hospital. Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Boys And Coach Rescued From Thai Cave Give First Details Of Ordeal

The 12 members of the Wild Boars soccer team and their coach who were trapped in a cave together for two weeks are set to go home from the hospital.

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Investigation: Patients' Drug Options Under Medicaid Heavily Influenced By Drugmakers

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Drug companies have infiltrated nearly every part of the process that determines how their drugs will be covered by Medicaid, an investigation by NPR and the Center for Public Integrity finds.

Investigation: Patients' Drug Options Under Medicaid Heavily Influenced By Drugmakers

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The people of Rwanda are required to take part in the national clean-up day, Umuganda, on the last Saturday of every month. Above: getting grass under control in Kigali, the capital city. Forster/ullstein bild via Getty Images hide caption

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How Rwanda Tidied Up Its Streets (And The Rest Of The Country, Too)

On the last Saturday of the month, citizens must spend three hours beautifying the nation. Some people question the authoritarian approach. But the results are impressive.

European Union Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager held a joint news conference at EU headquarters in Brussels on Wednesday after slapping a record $5 billion anti-trust penalty on the U.S. tech giant. John Thys/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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EU Hits Google With $5 Billion Fine For Pushing Apps On Android Users

The European Commission found that the tech giant had broken EU antitrust rules by requiring manufacturers to pre-install the Google and Chrome apps. Google plans to appeal.

Elon Musk says "The fault is mine and mine alone," as he apologizes to a British diver who had criticized Musk's offer of help in rescuing 12 boys and their soccer coach in northern Thailand. Joshua Lott/Getty Images hide caption

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Elon Musk Apologizes To Diver In Cave Rescue For Words 'Spoken In Anger'

The tech entrepreneur apologized after tweeting a personal attack on Vern Unsworth — the diver who used a vulgar comment to dismiss Musk's offer of help in the Thai cave rescue.

Graffiti on a wall commemorates the victims of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 crash in 2014 in Koog aan de Zaan, The Netherlands. The aircraft was shot down by Russian-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine using a Russian-made surface-to-air missile. Michel Porro/Getty Images hide caption

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Australian Couple Who Lost Children In MH17 Lambaste Trump For Not Confronting Putin

Russia has repeatedly denied any involvement in the destruction of the Malaysia Airlines flight shot down by a Russian missile over eastern Ukraine in 2014, killing 298 passengers and crew.

Harssh Poddar, a senior police official, addresses a village meeting at a rural school near Malegaon, in northern Maharashtra state. He warns families to be skeptical of what they read online. Earlier this month, Poddar helped rescue five people from being killed by a mob in his constituency. Lauren Frayer/NPR hide caption

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Viral WhatsApp Messages Are Triggering Mob Killings In India

In recent months, about two dozen people across India have been beaten to death by mobs driven to violence by what they've read on social media and messaging apps.

Viral WhatsApp Messages Are Triggering Mob Killings In India

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In 1994 Nelson Mandela revisited the cell at Robben Island prison where he was jailed for more than two decades. Louise Gubb/Corbis via Getty Images hide caption

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Nelson Mandela's Prison Letters: 'One Day I Will Be Back At Home'

The late South African leader would have turned 100 on Wednesday. As part of the commemorations, a new book brings together many of the deeply personal letters he wrote during his 27 years in prison.

Nelson Mandela's Prison Letters: 'One Day I Will Be Back At Home'

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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (left) takes the oath of office in August 1993 as President Bill Clinton looks on. A new album, Notorious RBG in Song sets events from Ginsburg's life to music. Kort Duce/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Life Immortalized In Song

Songs about the life and career of the Supreme Court justice, written in secret by her daughter-in-law, now make their debut on a very personal album called Notorious RBG in Song.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Life Immortalized In Song

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In "Como," the undisputed king of reggaeton joins forces with newcomer Kim Viera for an urbano reinvention of the summer love song. Meredith Truax/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Kim Viera, Daddy Yankee Show You 'Como': Our Favorite Latin Songs This Week

Nuyorican newcomer Kim Viera teams up with Daddy Yankee for a summer love hit, Arcangel and J Balvin go disco-over-dembow and Dillon Francis and De La Ghetto keep moombahton alive.

UCLA researchers are using a radioactive tracer, which binds to abnormal proteins in the brain, to see if it is possible to diagnose chronic traumatic encephalopathy in living patients. Warmer colors in these PET scans indicate higher concentrations of the tracer. UCLA hide caption

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Scientists Hunt For A Test To Diagnose Chronic Brain Injury In Living People

Doctors are closer to a test in live brains that could help diagnose chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a disease that's been linked to concussions and other repeated brain assaults.

Current and former tenants are suing Kushner Cos., the real-estate firm owned by the family of President Trump's son-in-law and White House senior adviser, Jared Kushner, for alleged harassment. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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Tenants Sue Kushner Cos. For Alleged Harassment, N.Y. Governor Launches Probe

Current and former tenants say the company exposed them to toxic dust, noise and rats, forcing them out of their rent-stabilized apartments and making way for luxury-condo buyers.

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