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In this July 29, 2018, photo, rookie Democratic candidate Lauren Underwood greets supporters at the opening of her campaign office in St. Charles, Ill., 100 days before the midterm election. Teresa Crawford/AP hide caption

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She Votes

Is The Record Number Of Women Candidates A 2018 Blip — Or A Lasting Trend?

The number of women candidates has smashed multiple records this year. So experts are asking if 2018 will fundamentally change what it takes to get women to run.

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British publicist Rob Goldstone sent an email to Donald Trump Jr. that proclaimed "Russia and its government's support" for President Trump in the summer of 2016. Goldstone has become a surprisingly crucial part of the Russia imbroglio. Cameron Pollack/NPR hide caption

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Rob Goldstone On His Infamous Russia Email: 'I Had No Idea What I Was Talking About'

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President Trump attends a meeting on the global drug problem at the United Nations with U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley a day ahead of Tuesday's official opening of the United Nations General Assembly. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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A Year After 'Rocket Man' Speech, Trump Returns To U.N. With Eyes On Iran

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Rod Thompson lives in Ojai, Calif., where the Thomas Fire last December charred 440 square miles. Stephanie O'Neill for NPR hide caption

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Year-Round Fire Season Means Always Living 'Evacuation Ready'

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The Colorado School of Mines has started the world's first Space Resources degree program. Professor Angel Abbud Madrid conducts an online class from his offices in Golden, Colo. Dan Boyce for NPR hide caption

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Space Mining — Learning How To Fuel An Interplanetary Gas Station

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In this July 29, 2018, photo, rookie Democratic candidate Lauren Underwood greets supporters at the opening of her campaign office in St. Charles, Ill., 100 days before the midterm election. Teresa Crawford/AP hide caption

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Is The Record Number Of Women Candidates A 2018 Blip — Or A Lasting Trend?

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The U.S. Department of Education unveiled the My Student Aid app to help make the 2019-'20 FAFSA application process easier. Cameron Pollack/NPR hide caption

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Need Help Paying For College? There's An App For That

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Philadelphia International is among more than a dozen major U.S. airports vulnerable to sea level rise. Kimberly Paynter/WHYY hide caption

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Airports At Water's Edge Battle Rising Sea Levels

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New satellite imagery of a remote Russian test site suggests that the missile may not be working as well as claimed. Satellite imagery from Planet Labs Inc. hide caption

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Russia's Nuclear Cruise Missile Is Struggling To Take Off, Imagery Suggests

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