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Former Philippine Senator and human rights campaigner Leila de Lima, a high-profile critic of former President Rodrigo Duterte and his deadly drug war, arrives at her hearing on illegal drug charges at the Muntinlupa Trial Court in Manila on Aug. 26. Maria Salvador Tan/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Jailed by Duterte, Philippine politician sends dire warnings on democracy from prison

Supporters say Leila de Lima is a human rights defender still paying the price for speaking out against the abuses of the former president's drug war.

Jailed by Duterte, Philippine politician sends dire warnings on democracy from prison

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Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón, seen here in 2020, said his office had aided in the arrest of the CEO of a Michigan-based election software company on "suspicion of theft of personal identifying information." Bryan Chan/AP hide caption

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A software CEO was arrested on suspicion of storing poll worker data in China

The Los Angeles County District Attorney accused the CEO of a small company that makes software for election workers of illegally storing data on servers in China. The company denies the allegation.

Stockton Police Department officials released this undated surveillance image of a person of interest. The figure appears to match the description of the only surviving victim of a suspected serial killer who has fatally shot six people. AP hide caption

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Police have linked several shootings to a possible serial killer in Stockton, Calif.

Investigators are scouring old shooting homicides for possible connections to the six fatal shootings that have terrorized the the city, officials told NPR.

The Onion head writer Mike Gillis submitted an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court this week. He says he hopes it will convince the court to take up an Ohio man's First Amendment case while educating the broader public. Mike Gillis hide caption

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The man who wrote the Onion's Supreme Court brief takes parody very seriously

The satirical site submitted a 23-page brief to the Supreme Court in support of a First Amendment case. Mike Gillis, The Onion writer who authored the brief, tells NPR why parody is worth defending.

Marzia Mohammadi, left, and Hajar Mohammadi were best friends and cousins who died in a suicide bombing at a learning center in Kabul. Marzia's diary captures both the hopes and fears of young Afghan women, particularly Hazaras, under Taliban rule. Mohammadi Family hide caption

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The diary of an Afghan girl killed in bombing reveals a list of unfulfilled dreams

Ride a bike. Learn the guitar. Continue studying. All of this came to a violent end for 16-year-old Marzia Mohammadi. Her diary lays bare the struggles of Afghan girls since the Taliban takeover.

Fat Bear candidate 435 Holly is in her mid to late 20s, making her one of the older bears to use Brooks River. She has a light-colored coat reminiscent of a toasted marshmallow, and is known for adopting several orphaned cubs. E. Johnston/NPS Photo hide caption

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Your guide to Fat Bear Week, an election where voters actually like every candidate

Fat Bear Week is officially back. This year's chunks include defending champ Otis — and a mother bear named Holly, known for adopting orphaned cubs.

Great Britain's Derek Redmond limps to the finish line after tearing his hamstring at the 1992 Olympic Games, helped by his father Jim. S&G/PA Images via Getty Images hide caption

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The father who helped his son cross the finish line at the Olympics has died

A torn hamstring left sprinter Derek Redmond painfully limping through the last 200 meters at the 1992 Summer Olympics. Then his father Jim emerged to help him cross the finish line, together.

Debbie Lewis and Diana Bisson, partners of 43 years, stand in the kitchen of what remains of their home in the Flamingo Bay neighborhood on Pine Island, Fla., on Monday. They are planning to leave the island as soon as the road out is passable. Carlos Osorio for NPR hide caption

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Ian cut off residents of Florida's Pine Island. They are just now taking stock

After the hurricane damaged the only bridge, the only way to get to Pine Island is by private boat. Residents are returning to salvage what remains of their homes.

Ian cut off residents of Florida's Pine Island. They are just now taking stock

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Carl Allamby recently completed all of his training and was hired as an attending physician at Cleveland Clinic's Hillcrest Hospital. He's 51. Stephen Travarca/Cleveland Clinic Hillcrest Hospital hide caption

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What's it take to go from mechanic to physician at 51? Patience, an Ohio doctor says

Talk about a late bloomer. Carl Allamby, who ran an auto repair shop for more than 20 years, was recently hired as an attending physician at Cleveland Clinic's Hillcrest Hospital at age 51.

LSD blotter tabs sit on top of a US quarter coin. A drug based off of psychedelic LSD appears to relieve depression and anxiety in mice, but without the hallucinogenic side effects. PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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These LSD-based drugs seem to help mice with anxiety and depression — without the trip

Scientists have made a drug based on LSD that seems to fight depression without producing a psychedelic experience.

Bridgette Burton (left) Stephanie Ybarra and Rachael Erichsen all work at Baltimore Center Stage. Sydney J. Allen for NPR hide caption

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Working in theater is a grind. But it doesn't have to be

The hours are long and the pay isn't great. But one theater in Baltimore is trying to rethink its labor practices to make theater a better workplace.

Working in theater is a grind. But it doesn't have to be

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