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The Sahara desert creeps up on a palm field. Fadel Senna /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A Scientist Dreams Up A Plan To Stop The Sahara From Expanding

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Lee Greenwood performs in Illinois in 1984. Released that spring to a modest chart showing, "God Bless the U.S.A." found staying power as political campaigns began to adopt it. Paul Natkin/Getty Images hide caption

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'God Bless The U.S.A.,' A Country Anthem With Enduring Political Power

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Health workers form a human chain reading "SOS" during a protest for the lack of medicines, medical supplies and poor conditions in hospitals, in Caracas on Aug. 2. Federico Parra/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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For Many In Venezuela, Social Media Is A Matter Of Life And Death

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A satellite image from Monday shows Hurricane Florence as it travels west and gains strength in the Atlantic Ocean. Hurricanes Isaac and Helene have also formed off the coast of West Africa. NOAA/GOES/Getty Images hide caption

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Climate Change Drives Bigger, Wetter Storms — Storms Like Florence

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The President's Daily Briefing is the top-secret intelligence report the CIA presents to the president every weekday. The book shown here is for a briefing delivered to President George W. Bush in 2002. Damian Dovarganes/AP hide caption

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Sept. 11 Revealed The Importance And Limits Of The President's Daily Briefing

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