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"There's a lot of memories here, some good, some bad," says Smith, while reflecting on his years working at the now defunct Solid Energy mine in Pike County. Rich-Joseph Facun for NPR hide caption

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Investigations

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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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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Pop Culture Happy Hour

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

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

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"There's a lot of memories here, some good, some bad," says Smith, while reflecting on his years working at the now defunct Solid Energy mine in Pike County. Rich-Joseph Facun for NPR hide caption

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Investigations

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

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

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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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National Security

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

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

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The recommendations on discipline form part of a broader effort by the Trump administration and U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to back away from Obama-era policies aimed at reducing racial disparities in suspensions and expulsions. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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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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Movie Interviews

How Jennifer Lopez Fought For Her 'Second Act'

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How Jennifer Lopez Fought For Her 'Second Act'

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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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National

ICE Detained The Wrong Peter Brown

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ICE Detained The Wrong Peter Brown

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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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