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Meghan Gave Harry A Bench. She Tells NPR How That Gift Became A Kids Book

For Prince Harry's first Father's Day, the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan, got him a bench — and wrote a poem about the moments she hoped her husband and their son would share together there.

A Father's Day Gift From Meghan To Harry Is Now A Kids' Book

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A few years ago Cleveland linked climate policy and social equity. Now the Ohio city is hoping to use federal funding to help achieve its climate action goals. Ryan Kellman/NPR hide caption

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The White House Wants To Fight Climate Change And Help People. Cleveland Led The Way

The White House wants to fight climate change in ways that also remove economic and racial disparities. The city of Cleveland has a plan that describes what that might mean.

The White House Wants To Fight Climate Change And Help People. Cleveland Led The Way

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This record-setting heat wave's remarkable power, reach, and unusually early appearance is giving meteorologists yet more cause for concern about extreme weather in an era of climate change. Patrick T. Fallon/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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The Record Temperatures Enveloping The West Are Not Your Average Heat Wave

From the Great Plains to the California coast, a powerful "heat dome" is setting records. This one is stronger, bigger and appearing earlier than normal.

In this 2010 file photo, a worker rides a bicycle in front of the reactor building of the Bushehr nuclear power plant, just outside the southern city of Bushehr. Iran's sole nuclear power plant has undergone a temporary emergency shutdown, state TV reported on Sunday. Majid Asgaripour/AP hide caption

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In A First, Iran's Sole Nuclear Power Plant Undergoes Emergency Shutdown

An official from the state electric company Tavanir said over the weekend that the Bushehr plant shutdown began on Saturday and would last "for three to four days."

Joni Mitchell's Blue, which turns 50 years old on June 22, 2021, is an inquiry into personal storytelling, a document of the process of sharing heartache that changes every time someone hears it. Evening Standard/Getty Images hide caption

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Her Kind Of Blue: Joni Mitchell's Masterpiece At 50

How do we understand Blue in the 21st century? Can we think of Mitchell's 1971 album, long considered the apex of confessional songwriting, as a paradigm not of raw emotion, but of care and craft?

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Millions Of Teens Experience Abusive Relationships. Here's How Adults Can Help

Teens face dating violence at alarming rates — but don't always have the experience to know what to do. Adults play a critical role in supporting them by talking frankly about relationships and taking action when a teen needs help.

Millions Of Teens Experience Abusive Relationships. Here's How Adults Can Help

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Photographer Taylor Lockwood found the rare mushroom Hypocreopsis rhododendri growing in the United States, a discovery that delighted scientists and mushroom devotees. Taylor F. Lockwoood hide caption

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Enthusiastic Amateurs Advance Science As They Hunt For Exotic Mushrooms

Scientists who study mushrooms get a boost from a network of sophisticated aficionados who tromp through the forests observing oddball species and sharing valuable information about their finds.

Enthusiastic Amateurs Advance Science As They Hunt For Exotic Mushrooms

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Police say a driver in a pickup truck plowed into bicyclists competing in a community road race in Arizona, critically injuring several riders. Authorities say officers then chased down the driver Saturday and shot him outside a nearby hardware store. Jim Headley/The White Mountain Independent via AP hide caption

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Driver Rams Cyclists In Arizona Race, Critically Injuring 6

A driver in a pickup truck plowed into bicyclists during a community road race in Arizona, critically injuring several riders before police chased the driver and shot him.

Police and firefighters respond after a truck drove into a crowd of people injuring them during The Stonewall Pride Parade and Street Festival in Wilton Manors, Fla., on Saturday, June 19, 2021. Chris Day/AP hide caption

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A Driver Crashed Into The Crowd At A Pride Parade In Florida, Killing One Man

Some witnesses said the crash in the city of Wilton Manors appeared to be an intentional act, but authorities told reporters that they were investigating all possibilities.

Security personnel stand guard outside the Wuhan Institute of Virology during the Feb. 3 visit of the World Health Organization team investigating the origins of the SARS-CoV-2, the virus that triggered a pandemic. Hector Retamal /AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Unproven Lab Leak Theory Brings Pressure On China To Share Info. But It May Backfire

In the wake of heated debate over the unproven lab leak theory, the world is calling on China to cooperate with investigations. But efforts to delve into this matter seem to be stalling.

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