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Firefighters douse the destroyed Jagger Library at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. A wildfire raging on the slopes of Cape Town's Table Mountain spread to the University forcing the evacuation of students. Nardus Engelbrecht/AP hide caption

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Fast-Moving Fire On Table Mountain Destroys South African Landmarks, History

A fire spread from Table Mountain National Park to the University of Cape Town, where collections were destroyed at the Jagger Library.

Mourners have built a makeshift memorial for Daunte Wright on the streets of Brooklyn Center, Minn., the quiet inner-ring suburb where police shot and killed Wright on April 11. Kerem Yucel/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Brooklyn Center, Minnesota's Most Diverse City, Is In The Spotlight After Shooting

The inner-ring suburb where Daunte Wright was shot by police has diversified dramatically over the last 30 years. Its city administration — and police force — have been slower to change.

Humpback whales, working in teams, circle herring with disorienting curtains of bubbles off Alaska's coast, then shoot up from below with their mouths open. This innovation developed among unrelated groups of humpbacks but is now a widely adopted practice. Brian Skerry/National Geographic hide caption

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Photos: The Culture Of Whales

Belugas play, a sperm whale nurses, and orcas teach their pups to hunt in a series of photographs from National Geographic photographer and explorer Brian Skerry.

Photos: The Culture Of Whales

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U.S. special envoy for climate John Kerry speaks during a roundtable meeting with reporters in Seoul on Sunday. The United States and China have agreed to cooperate with other countries to curb climate change, just days before a virtual summit of world leaders to discuss the issue. U.S. Embassy Seoul via AP hide caption

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U.S., China Agree To Cooperate On Climate Crisis With Urgency

The world's two biggest carbon polluters agreed to cooperate to curb climate change with "seriousness and urgency" days before President Biden hosts a virtual summit of world leaders on the issue.

Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), says her immigrant journey, detailed in a new memoir, has driven her to "stand up to bullies." Samuel Corum/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Quiet No More: Sen. Hirono's Immigrant Journey Fuels Her Fire In Congress

Sen. Mazie Hirono of Hawaii — one of the most outspoken Democrats in Congress — wasn't always so vociferous. She says her story, detailed in a new memoir, has driven her to "stand up to bullies."

Quiet No More: Sen. Hirono's Immigrant Journey Fuels Her Fire In Congress

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You Sent Us Your Poems. Here Are The Ones That Resonated With Poets

'Tis the season to fill our feeds; need not rhyme nor reason for our poetry needs. Help NPR celebrate with your original poems on social media. Each week, we'll enlist poets to pick their favorites.

Ayanna Albertson

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A state judge in Tennessee ruled the drug company Endo Pharmaceuticals is liable for harm caused by their opioid drug, Opana ER. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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Court Blasts Drug-Maker Endo For Trying To 'Improperly Corrupt' Opioid Trial

A Tennessee court found Endo Pharmaceuticals liable for harm caused by its Opana ER opioid. The "harsh sanction" followed a court judgment that Endo made false statements and withheld key documents.

Court Blasts Drugmaker Endo For Trying To 'Improperly Corrupt' Opioid Trial

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A nurse administers the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at a Veterans Administration Long Beach Healthcare System pop-up vaccination site at the Dae Hueng Presbyterian Church on Saturday in Gardena, Calif. More than half of U.S. adults have now received at least one vaccine dose. Patrick T. Fallon/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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More Than Half Of U.S. Adults Have Gotten At Least One COVID-19 Vaccine Dose

The CDC reported a hopeful statistic in the country's fight against the coronavirus on Sunday. On Monday, every adult in the country will be eligible to register to be vaccinated.

Abraar Karan spent time in rural India in 2008 while working for Unite for Sight, a nonprofit group that provides eye care. Above: He interviews a woman about the challenge of living from severe cataracts. Daniel Carvalho hide caption

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How COVID Reveals The Hypocrisy Of The Global Health 'Experience'

Health workers from the West couldn't help out in other countries due to lockdowns and restrictions. So they turned to help at home. But what is their role in lower resource countries moving forward?

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Eating Less Meat Helps The Environment. Here Are Recipes To Help

Meat production takes a heavy toll on the environment. Here's how to dial back your meat intake and make a big impact.

Eating Less Meat Helps The Environment. Here Are Recipes To Help

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The Incredible Shrinking And Growing Brains Of Indian Jumping Ants

A new study of Indian jumping ants shows they have the ability to shrink and expand their brains — a first for any insect.

The Incredible Shrinking And Growing Brains Of Indian Jumping Ants

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Gurdeep Pandher marks his vaccine milestone by doing the bhangra — a traditional dance that originated in Punjab, India — on an iced-over lake in Canada's Yukon territory. Gurdeep Pandher of Yukon/Screengrab by NPR hide caption

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Post Vaccine Happy Dance: Not Just Showing Off

People are using social media to proclaim joy at getting a jab. And that's not just boasting. Even in a world of vaccine inequity, these celebratory tweets and videos carry a vital message.

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'Renegade' Rug Makers Create Community, Tufting On TikTok

With industrial metal tufting guns, fiber artists can make colorful, textured designs — Pokémon characters, candy wrappers, portraiture — worthy of walls, floors or social media feeds.

'Renegade' Rug Makers Create Community, Tufting On TikTok

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You can do a lot of things with minimal risk after being vaccinated. Although our public health expert says that maybe it's not quite time for a rave or other tightly packed events. Above: Fans take photographs of Megan Thee Stallion at a London show in 2019. Ollie Millington/Getty Images hide caption

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Coronavirus FAQ: You're Vaccinated. Cool! Now About Those 'Breakthrough' Infections...

No vaccine is 100% effective. Though so-called "breakthrough" COVID cases are rare, the virus is circulating widely. What's a vaccinated person to do? And ... not do?

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