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Puerto Rico's Tap Water Often Goes Untested, Raising Fears About Lead Contamination

People in Puerto Rico don't trust the water supply, and with good reason. Local systems aren't adequately tested for contaminants, including lead.

Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh leaves his home Wednesday in Chevy Chase, Md. Kavanaugh is scheduled to appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday following an allegation of sexual misconduct from when was in high school. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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Kavanaugh Accuser Open To Testifying About Sexual Assault Allegations

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Wrote & the Writ Johnny Flynn
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Where Hurricane Maria First Made Landfall, Songs Memorialize The Tragedy

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An Evening I will Not Forget Dermot Kennedy
Bem Tranquilo Jam Da Silva
Kristofferson Alexandre Desplat
Every Season Damon Albarn & Tony Allen
Heights Ok Ikumi

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Scientists Create Immature Human Eggs From Stem Cells

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Story of the Ink David Holmes
Independence Day Chris Thile & Brad Mehldau

Enric Marco stands next to a Spanish Republican flag at Mauthausen camp in Austria in May 2003. Marco, who was chairman of an association of Spanish Republicans deported from France to Nazi concentration camps during World War II, admitted in May 2005 that his tale of surviving the Flossenbuerg camp was a lie. Lluis Gene/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Javier Cercas Uncovers The Truth Behind Spain's 'Impostor'

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Trouble Was For Thao & the Get Down Stay Down
Baseball Theme Vince Guaraldi
Kisarazu Zinku Toshiko Akiyoshi
Elegy for Gump Worsley The Weakerthans
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Broken Patterns Peter Broderick
Crunch Chicago Afrobeat Project
Process of Leaving E*vax
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Puerto Rico's Tap Water Often Goes Untested, Raising Fears About Lead Contamination

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Gypsy Bonobo

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In Lab Turned Casino, Gambling Monkeys Help Scientists Find Risk-Taking Brain Area

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Collard Greens and Black Eyed Peas Bud Powell
This Time Tomorrow (Instrumental) The Kinks

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The Anthemic Allure Of 'Dixie,' An Enduring Confederate Monument

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Dixie/Strange Fruit Rene Marie
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