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U.S. marathon swimmer Haley Anderson won a silver at the 2012 Olympics when she lost a sprint to the finish by four-tenths of a second. Anderson, 24, will be swimming the 6.2-mile race again in Rio, where much of the pre-race attention has focused on the polluted waters. Melissa Block/NPR hide caption

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The Torch

Rio's Marathon Swim: A Battle Against Waves, Pollution And Jellyfish

American Haley Anderson has prepared for all the challenges she can expect in the open-water swim. The goal: improve on her 2012 performance, where she missed out on gold by four-tenths of a second.

Pablo Ross of the University of California, Davis, inserts human stem cells into a pig embryo as part of experiments to create chimeric embryos. Rob Stein/NPR hide caption

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NIH Plans To Lift Ban On Research Funds For Part-Human, Part-Animal Embryos

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Even when results from studies involving children are available, they frequently aren't published in medical journals. Cultura RM Exclusive/Getty Images hide caption

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Medical Studies Involving Children Often Go Unpublished

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Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker signs a pay equity act into law at the Massachusetts State House on Monday in Boston. Elise Amendola/AP hide caption

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Massachusetts Joins State-Led Efforts On Equal Pay For Women

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Bootie Beat Shawn Lee & Clutchy Hopkins
Wata Wasuri Tito Puente
Bend The Black Seeds
Papa New Guinea The Future Sound of London
Bossa Dorado Gaucho

Orange sediment laced with heavy metals is visible in the path of water coming out of the Natalie/Occidental Mine in southwestern Colorado. This mine is one of dozens on a proposed Superfund listing pending with the EPA. Several mines in the area have been leaching the tainted water for years — well before the Gold King Mine spill. Grace Hood/Colorado Public Radio hide caption

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One Year After A Toxic River Spill, No Clear Plan To Clean Up Western Mines

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I Heard Young Fathers
Halfway Home Tommy Emmanuel
Uncle Ace Blood Orange
Macha Medeski, Martin & Wood
Inverted Mean Ronald Jenkees
Sing, Sing, Sing Benny Goodman
Moon Little People
Minuit Sur La Plage Kenny Vaughan
Busy Earnin' Jungle
Dye Tycho
Jeep's Blues [#] Duke Ellington
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U.S. marathon swimmer Haley Anderson won a silver at the 2012 Olympics when she lost a sprint to the finish by four-tenths of a second. Anderson, 24, will be swimming the 6.2-mile race again in Rio, where much of the pre-race attention has focused on the polluted waters. Melissa Block/NPR hide caption

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Rio's Marathon Swim: A Battle Against Waves, Pollution And Jellyfish

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Zelda Fichandler co-founded Arena Stage in Washington, D.C., with her husband, Tom Fichandler, and drama teacher Edward Mangum. She is seen here with her husband in 1971. Courtesy of Arena Stage hide caption

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Remembering Zelda Fichandler, Matriarch Of American Regional Theater

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Nica's Dream Wes Montgomery
Ritmo De Amor Los Macuanos

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