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The CIA had a booth at the recent Awesome Con gathering for movie and comic book superheroes in Washington. It's one quirky example of the way the spy agency is reaching out to a broader potential pool of recruits. Greg Myre/NPR hide caption

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CIA Recruiting Comes Out Into The Open

Under CIA Director Gina Haspel, the spy agency is reaching out in very public ways it has never done before, from social media to superhero conventions.

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With Hurricane Season Approaching, Researchers Work To Better Predict Storm Intensity

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When Technology Can Be Used To Build Weapons, Some Workers Take A Stand

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The CIA had a booth at the recent Awesome Con gathering for movie and comic book superheroes in Washington. It's one quirky example of the way the spy agency is reaching out to a broader potential pool of recruits. Greg Myre/NPR hide caption

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CIA Recruiting Comes Out Into The Open

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Free Gun Violence Prevention Course Launches To Educate Young Activists

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Manisha Jaisi, 16, poses at the shed outside her house where she sleeps when she has her period. Jaisi got her period two months after her neighbor, Dambara Upadhyay, died of unknown causes while sleeping in a similar shed in 2016. Jaisi says she never goes without her phone in the shed because she's scared after Upadhyay's death. Sajana Shrestha for NPR hide caption

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Why It's Hard To Ban The Menstrual Shed

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A Fishing Line Encircles Manhattan, Protecting Sanctity Of Sabbath

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