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A family near the Siberian city of Salekhard. A heat wave is blamed for thawing a 75-year-old reindeer carcass, along with dormant spores of anthrax bacteria that infected it. Sergey Anisimov/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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Anthrax Outbreak In Russia Thought To Be Result Of Thawing Permafrost

Russia is experiencing its first anthrax outbreak in more than 70 years. One child died. Health officials think it might have been triggered by warming permafrost, which unleashed dormant bacteria.

A family near the Siberian city of Salekhard. A heat wave is blamed for thawing a 75-year-old reindeer carcass, along with dormant spores of anthrax bacteria that infected it. Sergey Anisimov/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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Anthrax Outbreak In Russia Thought To Be Result Of Thawing Permafrost

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Anthrax Outbreak In Russia Thought To Be Result Of Thawing Permafrost

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The Keystone Sanitary Landfill outside Scranton, Pa., is pushing to expand its permit for another 50 years. Local activists concerned about the environmental impact are pushing back. Jessica Kourkounis/Keystone Crossroads hide caption

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Trash Backlash: The Battle For The Future Of 2 Pennsylvania Towns

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Women's rugby teammates Kelly Griffin (left) and Jillion Potter demonstrate how they would protect Richelle Stephens (bottom) as she attempts to hand off the ball during practice at Olympic Training Center in San Diego. Women's rugby is making its Olympic debut in Rio. Bill Wechter for NPR hide caption

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Olympic Rugby Returns For Men; Women Make Their Debut

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A 1955 Electrolux Model LX one of the more than 750 vacuum cleaners at the Vacuum Cleaner Museum in St. James, Mo. It was advertised as "The Cleaner You Never Have To Empty," says museum curator Tom Gasko, because the bag got pushed out the machine's door when it got full. Courtesy of Tom Gasko hide caption

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Unsung Museums: A Tour Of Little-Known Gems

In This Museum, It's OK If The Displays Collect Dust

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In This Museum, It's OK If The Displays Collect Dust

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Those who were helped by Portugal's consul general, Aristides de Sousa Mendes, during World War II assemble outside the former Portuguese consulate in Bordeaux. Sousa Mendes issued 10,000 visas to Jews including Stephen Rozenfeld (center front, in blue), George Helft (center front, in white) and Lissy Jarvik (third from right), before being recalled and dismissed from the diplomatic service. Eleanor Beardsley/NPR hide caption

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'Portugal's Schindler' Is Remembered, Decades After His Lifesaving Deeds

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