Jason Beaubien Jason Beaubien is NPR's Global Health and Development Correspondent on the Science Desk.
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Encore: Drones are a powerful weapon in the Russia-Ukraine war

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A member of a Ukrainian military surveillance team gets ready to launch a drone from a wheat field in southern Ukraine. Jason Beaubien/NPR hide caption

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In the Russia-Ukraine war, drones are one of the most powerful weapons

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Despite Russian missiles hitting Kharkiv on nearly a daily basis, 5 of the 18 branches of Bricks Coffee and Desserts in the city have reopened. The head of the coffee shop chain says sales are still far below pre-war levels. Jason Beaubien/NPR hide caption

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The war in Ukraine has dramatically affected businesses — big and small

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Twenty-one-year-old Anastacia Shapoval says in Kharkiv right now you have to balance the constant shelling by the Russians with the rest of your life. Jason Beaubien/NPR hide caption

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Kharkiv is finding a new normal as residents return to work — despite missile strikes

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Encore: Garbage collectors in Kharkiv dodge mortars to pick up the trash

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Workers clean up wreckage at the Amstor Mall in Kremenchuk, Ukraine, after the building was hit by a Russian cruise missile. Jason Beaubien/NPR hide caption

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Russian missiles are blasting civilians in Ukraine

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Andrey Taranenko drives a municipal garbage truck through the Saltivka neighborhood of Kharkiv. Jason Beaubien/NPR hide caption

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Garbage collectors in Kharkiv dodge mortars to pick up the trash

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Ukrainian forces have withdrawn from the city of Lysychansk

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The canal that provided water from mainland Ukraine to Crimea, which Ukraine blocked after Russia annexed the peninsula in 2014, is now reopened and flowing. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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Russia has achieved at least 1 of its war goals: return Ukraine's water to Crimea

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Business leader turned military commander Vsevolod Kozhemyako stands at a position in Ruska Lozova, a village retaken by the Ukrainian forces in the Kharkiv region, May 16. Ricardo Moraes/Reuters hide caption

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A look inside the Ukrainian 'billionaire's battalion' fighting Russian forces

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Ukraine claims victory in Kharkiv, but some nearby areas face relentless attacks

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