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With Wallpaper, 'Whiskey' And Women, Reese Witherspoon Celebrates The South

The actress' book title, Whiskey in a Teacup, comes from a phrase her grandmother used to describe Southern women: Like whiskey in a teacup, they're beautiful on the outside and fierce on the inside.

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The entrance of Rio de Janeiro's treasured National Museum, one of Brazil's oldest, on September 3, 2018, a day after a massive fire ripped through the building. Carl de Souza/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Stool From Slave Trade Era Is Likely Destroyed In Brazil's Museum Fire

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Lua Flora Airto Moreira
Aluê Airto Moreira
Memory Mouse On The Keys
The Sorrow Bird Chequerboard
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Charnisha Thomas signs in during the Louisiana presidential primary in 2008. In a new poll released Monday, African-American voters say they wait in longer lines and travel farther to get to polling places than white voters. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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NPR/Marist Poll: 40 Percent Of Americans Think Elections Aren't Fair

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The Dancers Waltz The Greg Foat Group
The Hunt The Greg Foat Group
And Boundless Do Make Say Think
Return, Return Again Do Make Say Think
Wake Tacoma Narrows Bridge Disaster
Valis Tacoma Narrows Bridge Disaster

Megan Baker (left) of Papa & Barkley Co., a Cannabis company based in Eureka, Calif., shows Shirley Avedon of Laguna Woods different products intended to help with pain relief. Stephanie O'Neill for NPR hide caption

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Ticket To Ride: Pot Sellers Put Seniors On The Canna-Bus

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Daily low-dose aspirin can be of help to older people with an elevated risk for a heart attack. But for healthy older people, the risk outweighs the benefit. Bruno Ehrs/Getty Images hide caption

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Study: A Daily Baby Aspirin Has No Benefit For Healthy Older People

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Mobile Lives Infinite Scale
Out of the Blue Infinite Scale
Angels (Kygo Edit) The XX
Now Those Ashes Are at the Bottom The Calm Blue Sea
The Rivers That Run Beneath This City The Calm Blue Sea
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Autumn Leaves Brennan Villines

Members of a swift water rescue team check a submerged vehicle stranded in floodwaters caused by the tropical storm Florence in New Bern, N.C., on Sept. 15. Chris Seward/AP hide caption

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'I Lost Literally Everything': Historic Town Cleans Up After Catastrophic Flooding

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