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Volunteers fight a wildfire in northeastern Siberia on July 17th. Heat waves in the Russian Arctic and boreal forests have fueled intense, widespread blazes that can damage trees and release enormous amounts of stored carbon dioxide from forests and permafrost. Ivan Nikiforov/AP hide caption

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Climate Scientists Meet As Floods, Fires, Droughts And Heat Waves Batter Countries

Hundreds of scientists are meeting to finalize a landmark climate report. It's meant to guide the next decade of international climate policy, but it's unclear if politicians will act on it.

Medical staff members check on a patient in the COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston last November. Doctors are now investigating whether people with lingering cognitive symptoms may be at risk for dementia. Go Nakamura/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Doctors Worry That Memory Problems After COVID-19 May Set The Stage For Alzheimer's

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President Biden speaks to reporters on the South Lawn of the White House on July 21 after returning from a trip to Cincinnati. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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Pressure Is Building On Biden To Do More For Asylum-Seekers And Migrants

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Miami Herald Executive Editor Monica Richardson recently responded publicly to a racist email sent to her by a reader. Wilfredo Lee/AP hide caption

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The Executive Editor At The 'Miami Herald' Responded Publicly To A Racist Email

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Volunteers fight a wildfire in northeastern Siberia on July 17th. Heat waves in the Russian Arctic and boreal forests have fueled intense, widespread blazes that can damage trees and release enormous amounts of stored carbon dioxide from forests and permafrost. Ivan Nikiforov/AP hide caption

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Climate Scientists Meet As Floods, Fires, Droughts And Heat Waves Batter Countries

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Former Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed attends an NBC News panel discussion at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta in May of 2012. Reed is trying to make a political comeback by saying he's the mayoral candidate who can help lower Atlanta's rising crime rate. Moses Robinson/Getty Images hide caption

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Rise In Crime May Help Atlanta's Ex-Mayor's Campaign, Despite Cloud Of Corruption

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