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American pilot Francis Gary Powers (far right) during his 1960 trial in Moscow. Powers was shot down while flying a U-2 spy plane over the Soviet Union. He was jailed for nearly two years before he was freed in a swap for a Soviet spy imprisoned in the U.S. AP hide caption

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The Cold War to Brittney Griner: a new twist in U.S.-Russia prisoner swaps

The U.S. and Russia are trying to work out a prisoner exchange that involves basketball star Brittney Griner. While they've done deals for decades, the trading usually involves spies for spies.

The Cold War to Brittney Griner: a new twist in U.S.-Russia prisoner swaps

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What the Inflation Reduction Act does and doesn't do about rising prices

The Inflation Reduction Act is not expected to bring down inflation dramatically or right away, but experts say that might not be such a bad thing given the bill's other areas of focus.

Emergency crews respond to a house explosion Wednesday in Evansville, Ind. (MaCabe Brown/Evansville Courier & Press via AP) MaCabe Brown/Evansville Courier & Press via AP hide caption

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A house explosion kills 3 people and damages 39 homes in southern Indiana

The cause of the explosion has not been determined. At least 11 of the 39 homes damaged are "uninhabitable," the fire department's chief told the Evansville Courier & Press.

A room in a Planned Parenthood of Illinois clinic in Waukegan, where abortion providers from Wisconsin are helping to provide access to more patients from their home state now that abortion is nearly banned there. Manuel Martinez/WBEZ hide caption

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Abortion is legal in Illinois. In Wisconsin, it's nearly banned. So clinics teamed up

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After Wisconsin left an 1849 near-total abortion ban in place, some providers began commuting to Illinois to treat patients. These Planned Parenthood partnerships could be a model for the future.

Abortion is legal in Illinois. In Wisconsin, it's nearly banned. So clinics teamed up

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A Russian serviceman patrols Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Station on May 1. A series of exchanges in recent weeks has made conditions at the plant more dangerous. Andrey Borodulin/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Here's just how close the war in Ukraine has come to Europe's largest nuclear plant

Satellite images and social media analyzed by NPR show attacks have hit structures around the plant, coming dangerously close to causing a nuclear accident.

The U.S Postal Service is planning to implement temporary price increases for the upcoming 2022 holiday season. The agency said it will help keep them competitive and cover increased costs for the season. Patrick T. Fallon/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Sending holiday packages at the post office could cost more this year

The USPS said the temporary price increases would help keep the agency competitive and help with operating costs. The prices are set to take effect on Oct. 2 and last until Jan. 22, 2023.

The songs on Sylvan Esso's new album, No Rules Sandy, don't sound belabored; instead, they hold a weightlessness emphasized by a thematic interest in the present. Brian Karlsson/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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On 'No Rules Sandy,' Sylvan Esso finds freedom outside the formula

The duo's fourth album is marked by experimentation and a focus on living in the present moment. Relaxed and unselfconscious, it's a testament to the ease of collaboration between longtime partners.

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U.S. says an Iranian plotted to kill former national security adviser John Bolton

The Justice Department says Shahram Poursafi tried to arrange the murder of the former Trump national security adviser as part of an alleged plot to retaliate for the U.S. killing of a top Iranian general.

Steve Jobs, then CEO of Apple, delivers the keynote address at the Worldwide Developers Conference in 2003 in San Francisco. Jobs created a personal uniform for himself that featured a black turtleneck from Japanese designer Issey Miyake. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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The story of Steve Jobs and Issey Miyake's friendship (and a nixed Apple uniform)

Before Jobs adopted his classic black turtleneck, he approached Japanese designer Issey Miyake to see if he could create a uniform for Apple employees. But company employees were not fans.

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul announced that she is pledging $10 million to establish new teams in every county and in New York City dedicated primarily to combat domestic terrorism. Here, Hochul holds up signed legislation as she is surrounded by lawmakers during a bill signing ceremony at the Northeast Bronx YMCA on June 6, 2022 in New York City. Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images hide caption

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New York's governor pledges $10 million to fight domestic terrorism after the Buffalo shooting

Each county's plan must include input from law enforcement, mental health and school professionals.

Firefighters work the scene of a helicopter crash where former NBA basketball star Kobe Bryant died in Calabasas, Calif., on Jan. 26, 2020. Bryant's widow is taking her lawsuit against the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and Fire Department to a federal jury seeking compensation for photos deputies shared of the remains of the NBA star, his daughter and seven others who died in the crash. Mark J. Terrill/AP hide caption

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A trial begins in the lawsuit over photos of Kobe Bryant's crash

Vanessa Bryant's invasion of privacy lawsuit says a deputy showed photos of her husband's remains to bar patrons and a firefighter showed them to off-duty colleagues.

Taylor Swift attends the "All Too Well" New York premiere on Nov. 12, 2021. Swift responded to a copyright lawsuit about her 2014 hit "Shake It Off" this week. Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images hide caption

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In testimony, Taylor Swift says she never listened to 3LW before writing 'Shake It Off'

Taylor Swift says she had never heard of the group 3LW or their 2001 song "Playas Gon' Play" before a lawsuit was filed against her accusing her of stealing lyrics.

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