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High School Vape Culture Can Be Almost As Hard To Shake As Addiction, Teens Say

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One in 4 high school seniors say they have vaped in the past month. And for heavy users, scary headlines about serious illness and death are no match for nicotine addiction and peer pressure.

High School Vape Culture Can Be Almost As Hard To Shake As Addiction, Teens Say

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President Trump frequently criticizes the media at his campaign rallies like the one in Louisiana on Friday. His spokeswoman condemned a video that used a fake image of the president attacking opponents and the media. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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White House Distances Itself From Violent Fake Video Targeting Media And Critics

A disturbing video depicting President Trump shooting and , stabbing political opponents and media outlets was played at a conference held by a pro-Trump group at his Miami resort last week.

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Trump's Former Russia Adviser Testifies As Part Of Impeachment Inquiry

Fiona Hill, a British-born American foreign affairs expert, resigned as the president's top Russia analyst just days before the president's controversial call with his Ukrainian counterpart.

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Pumping Oxygen In A Lake To Try To Save Fish Facing Climate Change

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As the climate warms, many U.S. lakes are seeing more algal blooms, low oxygen levels and stressed out fish species. One team in Oregon hopes that pumping oxygen into the water can help.

A protester shakes hands with a security officer in Quito, Ecuador, on Sunday as they celebrate the government's announcement that it has cancelled an austerity package. The package had triggered violent protests that paralyzed the economy and left seven people dead. Dolores Ochoa/AP hide caption

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Ecuador Reaches Fuel Subsidy Deal To End Violent Protests

The President of Ecuador has reversed his decision to repeal a decades-old fuel subsidy after gas prices spiked and widespread protests raged for nearly two weeks.

A Moran tugboat nears the stern of the vessel Golden Ray as it lays on its side in Jekyll Island, Ga. The ship capsized last month and is still there on its side, leaking an unknown amount of fuel and oil. Stephen B. Morton/AP hide caption

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Overturned Cargo Ship In Georgia Stuck On Side, Leaking Fuel

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A 400-person, 70-vessel recovery effort is working to minimize the potential environmental damage from a capsized cargo ship off the Georgia coast.

Overturned Cargo Ship In Georgia Stuck On Side, Leaking Fuel

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Billie Eilish: 'All I Can Say Is, Be Patient'

The 17-year-old pop star talks to NPR Music's Stephen Thompson about getting through her teenage years, directing her own videos, experiencing art with synesthesia and more in this interview, recorded live on stage at Austin's ACL Music Festival.

Billie Eilish: 'All I Can Say Is, Be Patient'

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Bolivian President Evo Morales (right) with Vice President Álvaro García Linera launch their campaign for reelection in Chimore, Cochabamba department, Bolivia on May 18. The election is set for Oct. 20. Noah Friedman-Rudovsky/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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How Bolivia's Evo Morales Could Win A 4th Term As President

He's already the country's longest-serving leader — almost 14 years in office. His party controls all government branches and much of the national media. Now he's poised to win a new term on Oct. 20.

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Border Wall Rising In Arizona, Raises Concerns Among Conservationists, Native Tribes

The Customs and Border Protection agency says it is doing its best to reduce impact to the environment and tribal citizens. Conservationists and Native Tribes in the area are not appeased.

Border Wall Rising In Arizona, Raises Concerns Among Conservationists, Native Tribes

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Researchers Try A Genetic Diabetes Test To Prevent Emergency Hospitalizations

Will a genetic test for Type 1 diabetes risk be valuable to parents, despite its shortcomings? Now many parents don't know their kids have this condition until they end up in the hospital.

Researchers Try A Genetic Diabetes Test To Prevent Emergency Hospitalizations

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