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Maricopa County, Ariz., ballots cast in the 2020 general election are examined in May. Republican state senators' election review in the state's most populous county has lasted weeks longer than anticipated. Matt York/Pool/AP hide caption

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The GOP-Led Arizona Election Review Appears Close To Finishing. Here's What To Expect

A widely criticized Republican-led review of the 2020 general election in Arizona's largest county appears to be nearing the end. Here's a look at what happens next.

Triantha occidentalis, with its dainty white flowers appears innocuous, but its sticky stem helps the plant trap and make a meal of tiny insects. Danilo Lima hide caption

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Danilo Lima

This Sweet White Flower Is Actually A Sneaky Carnivore, Scientists Discover

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Cirrus Bonobo
Turn Around Sola Rosa & Iva Lamkum

Controlled burns, like this one in Lassen Volcanic National Park, reduce the risk of extreme fires by clearing flammable brush. National Park Service hide caption

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With Extreme Fires Burning, Forest Service Stops 'Good Fires' Too

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Scientists are working to develop new treatments for Alzheimer's disease by looking beyond amyloid plaques, which have been the focus of most Alzheimer's drug development in the past 20 years. Science Photo Library — ZEPHYR./Getty Images hide caption

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Future Alzheimer's Treatments Aim To Do More Than Clear Plaques From The Brain

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Two Thousand and Seventeen Four Tet
Sunset DJ T-Rock and Squashy Nice
CharlesTheFirst The Descent

Over two weeks, critic Linda Holmes watched every Olympic discipline, from archery to wrestling. Above, Manon Brunet of Team France, left, competes against Olga Nikitina of Team ROC during the Women's Sabre Team Fencing Gold Medal Match on day eight of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Ryan Pierse/Getty Images hide caption

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What I Learned From Watching Every Sport At The Tokyo Olympics

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Kids Kyle Dixon
America 2 The Midnight
The Quiet At Night Mary Lattimore
Duet for Guitars No. 2 M. Ward
Siesta Empresarios
DNA Akira Kosemura
Explore, Be Curious Cloudkicker
Dolce Vita (Original Version) Ryan Paris

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The GOP-Led Arizona Election Review Appears Close To Finishing. Here's What To Expect

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Nate Mercereau decided to make music using the sound of wind traveling through the Golden Gate Bridge. Minea Bisset /Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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This Musician's Unlikely Duet Partner? The Golden Gate Bridge

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