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Goats and Soda

Can dogs smell time? Just ask Donut the dog

After decades of wondering, an NPR reporter finally figures out how her husband's family dog knew when the school bus would arrive every day. She did some digging — and now it all makes scents.

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Morning news brief

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Morning news brief

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Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks during an Aug. 18 news conference to announce that the state's new Office of Election Crimes and Security was in the process of arresting 20 individuals across the state for voter fraud. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Florida's effort to charge 20 people with voter fraud has hit some roadblocks

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FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried, center, is escorted from the Magistrate Court in Nassau, Bahamas, Wednesday, Dec. 21, after agreeing to be extradited to the U.S. Rebecca Blackwell/AP hide caption

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Sam Bankman-Fried to be released on $250 million bail into parents' custody

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In 2021, the three leading causes of death were heart disease, cancer and COVID-19. Andy Ryan/Getty Images hide caption

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Shots - Health News

American life expectancy is now at its lowest in nearly two decades

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American life expectancy is now at its lowest in nearly two decades

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Children watch as members of the Texas National Guard stop a group of asylum-seeking migrants, that the children are a part of, from crossing the border into the United States in El Paso, Texas, U.S., December 21, 2022. Jim Urquhart for NPR hide caption

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El Paso officials say they need humanitarian assistance not the National Guard

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Dr. Esgar Guarín with his mobile vasectomy clinic parked at a Planned Parenthood in St. Louis, Mo. Sarah McCammon/NPR hide caption

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Fewer abortions, more vasectomies: Why the procedure may be getting more popular

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In the coastal community of Kotzebue, Alaska, climate change is threatening the way of life for Native communities who have been living there for generations. Prisma Bildagentur/Universal Images Group via Getty Images hide caption

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Climate

This is what's at risk from climate change in Alaska

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This is what's at risk from climate change in Alaska

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