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May Francis (Fran) Bridges in Jackson, Miss., on Sept. 22. Emily Kask for NPR hide caption

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Jackson, Miss., residents struggle with basic needs as the water crisis disrupts life

Residents in the predominantly Black city confront chronic water system outages that have them finding ways to function without a basic public service — safe and reliable drinking water.

Jackson, Miss., residents struggle with basic needs as the water crisis disrupts life

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A bad year for Wall Street gets even worse, as the stock markets finish September down

Amid heightened uncertainty about the global economy, all three U.S. indexes are in a bear market as the third quarter comes to a close.

A bad year for Wall Street gets even worse, as stock markets finish September down

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A large fire in a recently deforested area of the Amazon rainforest along Highway BR-319 in the state of Amazonas, Brazil, on Sept. 25. Bruno Kelly for NPR hide caption

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Brazil's election could determine the fate of the Amazon after record deforestation

Under President Jair Bolsonaro, who is running for reelection in Sunday's vote, forest clearing and wildfires have surged in the Amazon.

Brazil's election could determine the fate of the Amazon after record deforestation

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From left, Gordon Newman, Frank Green, Sammie Robinson and Terry Pierce open up about life in the Angola Louisiana State Penitentiary. The Visiting Room Project hide caption

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What it's like serving a life sentence in prison with no chance of release

When Calvin Duncan was 19 years old, he was arrested for a murder he didn't commit. Now, he's helping to tell the stories of other men who have found themselves behind bars for life.

What it's like serving a life sentence in prison with no chance of release

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Tourists by the boulevard at a Black Sea resort in Odesa, Ukraine, on Sept. 3. Tourists are not allowed to enter the public beach due to the presence of land mines and other explosives. Dominika Zarzycka/NurPhoto via Getty Images hide caption

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With Ukraine at war, officials hope to bring tourism back to areas away from fighting

The war displaced millions of Ukrainians. But officials are trying to entice citizens to travel around the country for pleasure again.

With Ukraine at war, officials hope to bring tourism back to areas away from fighting

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Trevor Noah announced Thursday that he'd be leaving The Daily Show after seven years. "My time is up," he said. "But in the most beautiful way." Noah is pictured above in Los Angeles in September 2021. Rich Fury/Getty Images hide caption

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Trevor Noah's 'Daily Show' departure hints at deeper problems in late night TV

Noah increasingly looked like a performer who was growing beyond the grind of a late-night Comedy Central show. If he doesn't find a new perch in the genre, the industry will be all the worse for it.

Fox News host Jeanine Pirro, shown here addressing the Conservative Political Action Conference in February 2017, has been placed at the center of a $1.6 billion defamation suit against Fox by Dominion Voting Systems over false claims of fraud in the 2020 presidential elections. MIKE THEILER/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Fox's Jeanine Pirro is back in the hot seat in $1.6 billion election defamation case

Dominion Voting Systems' lawyers want to question the Fox News star again over texts they got just hours before she sat for a sworn deposition. Dominion sued Fox over false claims of election fraud.

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A look inside the legal battle to stop Biden's student loan relief

The legal cases all face the same challenge: finding a plaintiff who will be clearly harmed by debt cancellation.

A look inside the legal battle to stop Biden's student loan relief

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Lorraine Arroyo Román serves "asopao" during a protest against LUMA Energy in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico on Saturday. Román is illuminated by the lights of police vehicles. Gabriella N. Báez for NPR hide caption

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As hurricanes put Puerto Rico's government to the test, neighbors keep each other fed

After a pair of devastating hurricanes struck Puerto Rico five years apart, residents of the island have come to rely not on government agencies, but each other.

David Cave, a recovery coach who is part of an addiction specialty team at Salem Hospital, north of Boston, stands outside the emergency department. Jesse Costa/WBUR hide caption

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Hospitals have specialists on call for lots of diseases — but not addiction. Why not?

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U.S. overdose deaths have exceeded 100,000 a year, yet few hospitals are equipped to treat patients with addiction. A new kind of treatment team connect patients with help before they're discharged.

Russian President Vladimir Putin gives a speech during a ceremony formally annexing four regions of Ukraine Russian troops occupy, at the Kremlin in Moscow on Friday. Gavriil Grigorov/SPUTNIK/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Putin illegally annexes territories in Ukraine, in spite of global opposition

The Russian president signed what he calls "accession treaties" that world powers refuse to recognize. It's his latest attempt to redraw the map of Europe at Ukraine's expense.

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Sesame Street's first Black female puppeteer wants to keep inspiration flowing

This month marks one year since Megan Piphus Peace joined the cast. She praises how the show discusses topics like race for children — and she herself is being inspired for a new chapter.

Sesame Street's first Black female puppeteer wants to keep inspiration flowing

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A participant sings karaoke inside "TNT Traysikel," a mobile artwork by Paolo Asuncion and Michael Arcega, two students of Carlos Villa. The piece is part of the Villa retrospective at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco. Chloe Veltman/NPR/Chloe Veltman/NPR hide caption

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How one Filipino American artist influenced the work of a generation of others

When Carlos Villa asked about Filipino artists as a student he was told: there weren't any.

How one Filipino American artist influenced the work of a generation of others

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