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Mozambique Is Racing To Adapt To Climate Change. The Weather Is Winning

Two major cyclones and a prolonged drought in 2019 are a reminder that Mozambique's residents are on the front lines of climate change. And they do not have all the resources they need.

Millions of Americans sank into addiction after using potent opioid painkillers, such as acetaminophen/oxycodone, that companies churned out and doctors freely prescribed over the past two decades. Eric Baradat /AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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In 2019, The Legal Fight Over Opioids Unraveled Into Confusion And Infighting

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Spooky Couch Albert Hammond, Jr.
V Sufjan Stevens & Timo Andres

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Mozambique Is Racing To Adapt To Climate Change. The Weather Is Winning

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Field Trip Thomas Newman
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I Feel Love Donna Summer
Inside Out Soccer Mommy
Lux Prima Karen O & Danger Mouse
Brianvision Justice
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Grand Love Theme Kid Loco

South Korea was once the largest source of children for international adoptions. The U.S. became their main destination. Some Korean-born adoptees feel distant from both the country of their birth and the country where they were raised, but in recent years, many have gone back to build ties with their birth families. Grace Heejung Kim for NPR hide caption

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'Feeling Like We Belong': U.S. Adoptees Return To South Korea To Trace Their Roots

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O Tannenbaum Vince Guaraldi, Colin Bailey et. al.
Pavane Pour une Infante Défunte William Orbit
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Standing in the Need of Prayer Sleepy LaBeef
If You Leave Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
Pacer Jesper Ryom
Dog Days Are Over [Yeasayer Remix] Florence + the Machine
Brokendate Com Truise

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Broadway Legend Jerry Herman Is Dead At 88

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Kalimba (Full Length) Mr. Scruff
Around the World Daft Punk

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