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An Epidemic Is Killing Thousands Of Coal Miners. Regulators Could Have Stopped It

More than 2,000 miners in Appalachia are dying from an advanced stage of black lung. NPR and Frontline have found the government had multiple warnings and opportunities to protect them, but didn't.

Migrant children run around a track outside at the Homestead Temporary Shelter for Unaccompanied Children in Homestead, Fla. Shelters that house these children are reaching capacity and the federal government is now working to speed releases to sponsors. Brynn Anderson/AP hide caption

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Several Thousand Migrant Children In U.S. Custody Could Be Released Before Christmas

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Ionism Michael Brook
Christmas Is Coming Vince Guaraldi, Colin Bailey et. al.
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Blues for Basie Oscar Peterson

The author's collection of aqua-memorabilia. (Not pictured: The author's many, many Aquaman t-shirts. And the Aquaman tattoo on the authorial left deltoid.) Glen Weldon/Private Collection (literally!) hide caption

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Aquaman, From Super Friend To Surfer Dude: The Bro-Ification Of A Hero

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Super Friends (1973) Hoyt Curtin
Just Born Dan Romer

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An Epidemic Is Killing Thousands Of Coal Miners. Regulators Could Have Stopped It

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Broken Patterns Peter Broderick
You! Me! Dancing! Los Campesinos!
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President Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn arrives at federal court in Washington. D.C., Tuesday. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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Federal Judge Delays Michael Flynn Sentencing After Plea Of Lying To Feds

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Rawnald Gregory Erickson the Second STRFKR

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DeVos To Rescind Obama-Era Guidance On School Discipline

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Jennifer Lopez says women are increasingly realizing: "We have worth, and value, and that we deserve everything that we want." (Above) Lopez performs during the 2018 American Music Awards on Oct. 9 in Los Angeles. Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images hide caption

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How Jennifer Lopez Fought For Her 'Second Act'

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Muy Tranquilo Gramatik
Their Pie

Peter Brown was held by the county sheriff at the direction of Immigration and Customs Enforcement because the agency erroneously identified him as a Jamaican here illegally and flagged him for deportation. In fact, Brown was born in Philadelphia, raised in New Jersey and has seen Jamaica only once, briefly on a cruise. Greg Allen/NPR hide caption

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ICE Detained The Wrong Peter Brown

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Want Something Done (Instrumental) Oddisee

Venezuelan nationals from the city of Tucupita carry household goods that are scarce at home as they walk to board a private ferry back to their country, in the port of Cedros, southwestern Trinidad, June 8, 2016. Andrea De Silva/Reuters hide caption

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Trinidad Faces Humanitarian Crisis As More Venezuelans Come For Refuge

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Moon Little People
Detour Damu The Fudgemunk
This Strange Effect The Shacks
Africa Weezer
Tomorrow Never Knows The Beatles

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