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How Is A 1,600-Year-Old Tree Weathering California's Drought?

Four years of too little water is killing millions of trees in the Sierra, yet some giant sequoias still thrive. Tree-climbing scientists are exploring sequoias branch by branch to find their secret.

The first 100 days of the next presidency will look drastically different depending on who occupies the Oval Office. Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The First 100 Days: What Clinton And Trump Want To Get Done

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A subway ride hammers home the reality that many Muslims face: While they fear being hurt by terrorists and vigilantes, others see them as a threat. Ashley Mackenzie for NPR hide caption

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Muslim 'Twoness': Fearful Of Some, Feared By Others

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One Second Every Day Lyle Workman
Young Hearts Of Summer Dorena
End Credits Suite Nicholas Britell
What Kind of Cool (Will We Think of Next) Cody ChesnuTT

Native Americans march to a sacred burial ground site that was disturbed by bulldozers building the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota, where hundreds of people have gathered to join the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe's protest. Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Oregon Occupation Unites Native American Tribes To Save Their Land

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How Is A 1,600-Year-Old Tree Weathering California's Drought?

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Researchers Say They've Found A Bit Of Fossilized Dinosaur Brain

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Tripping the Light J.S.T.A.R.S.
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How You Been? Harrison Fjord
Song For Mary The Herbaliser
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U.S. Ambassador to China Max Baucus, a former Montana senator, recently became the first American envoy to China to visit all of the country's provinces. "We Americans have an obligation to come to China, to learn more about China," he tells NPR. "Why? Because with each passing day, it's going to be more and more in our future." Anthony Kuhn/NPR hide caption

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U.S. Envoy: China Will Be 'More And More In Our Future'

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