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Found in Botswana, the Lesedi la Rona diamond is up for auction and valued at $70 million. Seth Wenig/AP hide caption

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When Botswana Sells Its Big Diamond, Who Will Benefit?

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Mifeprex, formerly called RU-486, is the brand name of the abortion pill called mifepristone. Michelle Del Guercio hide caption

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Has Zika Pushed More Women Toward Illegal Abortions?

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The picture was taken in 2006 in the Democratic Republic of Congo, after Evelyn Amony was rescued. Holding her youngest daughter, she was at a meeting to negotiate with members of the Lord's Resistance Army. The two men, who had also been abducted, are her relatives. The faces of the men and baby are blurred to protect their identities. Courtesy of Erin Baines hide caption

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Rwanda is known as "le pays des milles collines" €-- the land of a thousand hills. Weather varies by altitude; for farmers, detailed forecasts can make a huge difference. Francesco Fiondella/International Research Institute for Climate and Society hide caption

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Turns Out You Do Need A Weatherman To Know Which Way The Wind Blew

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Phan Sopheak, a rice farmer in Cambodia, rests shortly after a man wielding an axe attacked her. She had been patrolling the Prey Lang forest around her village with a volunteer group that is trying to stop illegal logging. Courtesy of Prey Lang Community Network hide caption

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#EarthDay: The High Cost Of Eco-Activism

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A woman speaks at a support group for residents of a community in Bong County, Liberia, who are suffering the psychological aftermath of the Ebola crisis. International Medical Corps set up the group to complement the medical services it has offered to patients. Crystal Wells/International Medical Corps hide caption

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Scientists Say It's Time To End 'Parachute Research'

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The Angolan military administers yellow fever vaccines at a market in Luanda, the capital city. Joost De Raeymaeker/EPA/Corbis hide caption

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A 'Forgotten Disease' Is Suddenly Causing New Worries

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Researcher Beatriz Parra Patino (right) prepares to test the blood and urine of patients with Guillain-Barre syndrome to see if they had Zika virus as well. She's been working seven days a week, up to 14 hours a day, to test samples as quickly as possible. Becky Sullivan/NPR hide caption

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The Answer To A Zika Mystery Could Lie In Test Tubes In Colombia

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Protected from bites by a mosquito net, this pregnant woman, in her second trimester, came into the hospital in Cucuta, Colombia, with symptoms of Zika. A blood test is being run to find out if she has the virus. Nurith Aizenman/NPR hide caption

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All Eyes Are On Colombia: Will Zika Trigger A Spike In Microcephaly?

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These people have just walked across the bridge from Venezuela to Colombia, where the Colombian immigration authorities are on duty. Many people live on one side and work on the other, crossing so frequently they don't have to register with officials each time. Vladimir Solano for NPR hide caption

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Venezuela Won't Talk To Colombia About Zika — And That's A Problem

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