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Transform the way you deal with dread

Got a nagging feeling of impending doom? Our friends from the More Than a Feeling podcast share five ways to cope, from drawing the things that scare you to scheduling worry time.

5 strategies to help you cope with a nagging feeling of dread

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Jim Obergefell and fellow plaintiff Luke Barlowe hug as they exit the Supreme Court on April 28, 2015 after oral arguments concerning whether same-sex marriage is a constitutional right. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Congress considers codifying same-sex marriage after the long battle for gay rights

Same-sex marriage was once a deeply divisive issue. Now, polls show over 70 percent of Americans support same-sex marriage, and Congress is set to move forward with The Respect for Marriage Act.

Congress considers codifying same-sex marriage after long battle for gay rights

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Two anti-riot police officers wave the Iranian flags during a street celebration after Iran defeated Wales in Qatar's World Cup, at Sadeghieh Sq. in Tehran, Iran, Friday, Nov. 25, 2022. Vahid Salemi/AP hide caption

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The U.S. soccer federation briefly altered Iran's flag to show solidarity with protesters

The organization displayed Iran's national flag on social media without the emblem of the Islamic Republic, saying it supports protesters in Iran ahead of the two nations' soccer match.

Volunteers distribute food and water Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021, in Houston. The City of Houston, in collaboration with CrowdSource Rescue, Operation BBQ Relief and the Salvation Army served hot meals to those still impacted by Severe Winter Storm Uri. David J. Phillip/AP hide caption

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Houston is under a boil water notice after the power went out at a purification plant

A power outage at a Houston water plant caused low water pressure across the city. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said he believes the water is safe, but is waiting on confirmation from the state.

The November recall applies to the Green Sprouts 6-ounce Stainless Steel Sippy Cup, Sip & Straw Cup and its 8-ounce Stainless Steel Straw Bottle. U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission hide caption

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Thousands of toddler sippy cups and bottles are recalled over lead poisoning risk

The bottom base of some Green Sprouts products can break off, exposing a solder dot that contains the toxic metal, a federal regulator said. No injuries have been reported from such incidents.

Jefferson Ncube, an illegal diamond miner from Zimbabwe, works on his latest tunnel at an abandoned De Beers mine near Kleinzee, South Africa. Ncube is a univeristy graduate, but has been unable to find employment. Tommy Trenchard for NPR hide caption

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Diamond diggers in South Africa's deserted mines break the law — and risk their lives

Photos show the desperate search for scraps left by big diamond operators. But amid rampant poverty and unemployment, zama-zamas see no other way to provide for their families.

A memorial for the supermarket shooting victims is set up outside the Tops Friendly Market on Thursday, July 14, 2022, in Buffalo, N.Y. The accused gunman is expected to plead guilty to the state charges against him in his next court appearance on Nov. 28. Joshua Bessex/AP hide caption

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The Buffalo Tops shooting suspect is expected to plead guilty to murder charges today

The 19-year-old gunman's state case is separate from the federal charges being pursued against him. At the federal level, he is currently facing 27 counts.

Tenant activists from around the country rally outside the White House on Nov. 16. They want the Biden administration to regulate rent increases on federally-backed housing. Jennifer Ludden/NPR hide caption

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Rent control expands as tenants struggle with the record-high cost of housing

Voters in several cities approved ballot measures to cap rents, part of a larger resurgence of rent control. Economists warn that such caps can actually reduce affordable housing overall.

Rent control expands as tenants struggle with the record-high cost of housing

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Noelia González hosts NASA's first Spanish-language podcast, Universo Curioso. It's part of NASA's larger program to reach Spanish-speaking audiences. Kyle Hale hide caption

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Meet the host of NASA's first Spanish-language podcast

Universo Curioso started as a bonus episode on the space agency's flagship podcast. It's now a full show getting its pilot season. Noelia González wants the momentum to keep going.

Meet the host of NASA's first Spanish-language podcast

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