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These scuba divers are among the 2 million tourists who visit the Great Barrier Reef each year. They contribute about $5.6 billion to Australia's economy, according to the Queensland government. Steve Dorsey for NPR hide caption

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As Great Barrier Reef Ails, Australia Scrambles To Save It

One Australian report estimated the reef had lost more than half its coral since 1985. The government is considering a new 35-year plan to rescue the reef, but some say it falls short.

Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., poses with constituent Noelle Hunter. In a campaign ad, Hunter explains that McConnell helped get her daughter back from Mali after a custody battle. AP hide caption

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Constituent Services Give Voters Something To Remember

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks with Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud as the Saudi ambassador to the United States, Adel al-Jubeir, listens before a meeting at the Royal Palace in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia, on Sept. 11. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Why Does Saudi Arabia Seem So Comfortable With Falling Oil Prices?

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Wissons (Of Vu) Stanton Moore
Brahma Fonk The Brothers Goldman
Lonesome Lullaby Duke Ellington
Last Crusade Sam Roberts Band

Magnified 25,000 times, this digitally colorized scanning electron micrograph shows Ebola virus particles (green) budding from an infected cell (blue). CDC/NIAD hide caption

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Blood Test For Ebola Doesn't Catch Infection Early

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Home health care workers Jasmine Almodovar (far right) and Artheta Peters (center) take part in a Cleveland rally for higher pay on Sept. 4. Sarah Jane Tribble/WCPN, Ideastream hide caption

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Home Health Workers Struggle For Better Pay And Health Insurance

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Sourdough loaves made by Fromartz with a bolted white flour from Anson Mills in South Carolina that he says reminded him of the wheat he'd tasted in southern France. Samuel Fromartz hide caption

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Samuel Fromartz

To Make Bread, Watch The Dough, Not The Recipe

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Bread and Butter The Newbeats
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A statue of Jesus Christ called "Cristo Rey" is prominently located near the entrance of the Dimitrov neighborhood, which used to be so violent, people joked the Christ was being held up at gunpoint. Juan Carlos for NPR hide caption

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With A Soft Approach On Gangs, Nicaragua Eschews Violence

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As Great Barrier Reef Ails, Australia Scrambles To Save It

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The Falcon Will Fly Again Nobukazu Takemura

Vincent Flewellen leads a lesson on Ferguson during his eighth-grade multicultural studies course at Ladue Middle School. Tim Lloyd/St. Louis Public Radio hide caption

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Some St. Louis Teachers Address Ferguson With Lessons On Race

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