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Construction crews make repairs to a bridge on the island of Matlacha, in Florida's Lee County, on Wednesday. Lee County's election officials are scrambling to figure out plans for this fall's election. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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Florida officials are scrambling to limit Hurricane Ian's impact on the election

Election officials in Florida say they are meeting a Thursday deadline to send out mail ballots, despite the hurricane. But in-person voting sites remain a concern.

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Americans are becoming less productive, and that's a risk to the economy

Job market swings over the past few years have dampened the motivation of many workers and led to a decline in the fuel of the U.S. economy — productivity.

Americans are becoming less productive, and that's a risk to the economy

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Emergency personnel respond the scene of a stabbing along the Las Vegas Strip on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022. Police say one person has been fatally stabbed and at least five others wounded. A suspect is in custody. KTNV via AP hide caption

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2 are dead and 6 are injured in stabbings along the Las Vegas Strip, police say

An attacker with a large kitchen knife killed two people and wounded six others in stabbings along the Las Vegas Strip before being arrested Thursday, police said.

Hajime White (right) with her daughter Gwen and Gwen's daughter, Quen, at the family compound in Warren, Ark. Gwen had her first baby, a son, at 16, and, defying the odds for teen moms, went on to finish high school and earn a degree in pharmacy tech. "She never stopped because she had the support of me, her dad and her sisters," Hajime says. Sarah Varney/ KHN hide caption

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Why childbirth is so dangerous for many young teens

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Laws banning abortion in many conservative U.S. states are expected to boost birth rates among adolescents, whose bodies often aren't built for safe childbirth, or for carrying a pregnancy to term.

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These are the life lessons Geena Davis learned from 3 of her most famous movies

Geena Davis' new memoir, Dying of Politeness, looks back on her life and career. In a conversation with NPR's Morning Edition, she reflects on some of those iconic roles and how they shaped her.

These are the life lessons Geena Davis learned from 3 of her most famous movies

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Kate Beaton's new graphic memoir, Ducks: Two Years in the Oil Sands, focuses on her time working at the oil sands of Fort McMurray, in Alberta, Canada. Kholood Eid for NPR hide caption

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Kate Beaton's new graphic memoir is about the dark type of job you take for money

Kate Beaton, known for her popular webcomic Hark a Vagrant, is out now with her new graphic memoir Ducks — which dives into the day-to-day life of working in the Canadian oil sands.

Kate Beaton's new graphic memoir is about the dark type of job you take for money

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Doctors walk in the Ebola isolation section of Mubende Regional Referral Hospital, in Mubende, Uganda, on Sept. 29. Ugandan health officials have declared an Ebola outbreak in several regions of the country. Hajarah Nalwadda/AP hide caption

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Travelers coming to the U.S. from Uganda will face enhanced screening for Ebola

With an outbreak of the deadly disease declared in Uganda, travelers who have been to the African country within 21 days of arriving in the U.S. will be subject to enhanced screening.

A family of a victim mourns as they bring a blanket and a milk bottle during a ceremony for those killed in the attack on the Young Children's Development Center in the rural town of Uthai Sawan, north eastern Thailand, Friday, Oct. 7, 2022. Sakchai Lalit/AP hide caption

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In Thailand, mourning for the children and others slain by an ex-police officer

Relatives grieving staggering loss Friday laid flowers at a day care center in rural northeastern Thailand where a fired police officer killed dozens of people, including children as young as 2.

Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, left, and Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, leave the chamber after a vote on Capitol Hill in Washington on May 10, 2017. Two Russians who said they fled the country to avoid compulsory military service have requested asylum in the U.S. after landing on a remote Alaskan island in the Bering Sea, Alaska U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski's office said Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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2 Russians looking to avoid military service seek asylum after reaching Alaska

Two Russians who said they fled the country to avoid compulsory military service have requested asylum in the U.S. after landing on a remote Alaskan island in the Bering Sea, a senator's office said.

U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen says international development banks need new strategies to help countries finance the transition to low-carbon sources of energy like this rooftop solar project in Jordan. KHALIL MAZRAAWI/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Yellen says development banks need overhauling to deal with global challenges

Development banks need new strategies to address problems that cut across national borders, U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said.

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How to make networking events less awkward: Be a croissant, not a bagel

Networking expert Robbie Samuels explains why adapting the attitude of a croissant is more likely to create meaningful job connections — and shares ways to make networking feel more natural.

How to make networking events less awkward: Be a croissant, not a bagel

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An oil processing facility in Saudi Arabia. The country, along with other OPEC+ members, plans to cut production against the wishes of the U.S. Simon Dawson/Bloomberg/Getty Images hide caption

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Some Democrats push to punish Saudi Arabia after OPEC+ move to cut oil production

OPEC+ announced a cut of 2 million barrels a day starting next month. Some Democrats on Capitol Hill want to retaliate by cutting off military aid and reexamine ties to Saudi Arabia.

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