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Lyle St. Goddard, 56, believes he's one of the oldest hotshot firefighters in the country. Nate Hegyi/Yellowstone Public Radio hide caption

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National

Elite Wildland Firefighters Are The Pride Of The Blackfeet Reservation

No drinking, no drugs, no tardiness, and they have to run a seven-minute mile. They're the Chief Mountain Hotshots, the all-Native firefighting crew from Montana's Blackfeet Reservation.

Vladimir Kara-Murza pays his respect for late Sen. John McCain. Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Simon Says

Opinion: A Bond Beyond Politics

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Opinion: A Bond Beyond Politics

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Arleene Correa Valencia works on a painting in her latest series: In Times of Crisis, En Tiempo de Crisis. Rachael Bongiorno for NPR hide caption

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After The Wildfires: Artist Captures Plight Of Napa's Undocumented Workers

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A group of advocates upset with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office's handling of transgender shootings spoke out at Jacksonville City Hall in June. Lindsey Kilbride/WJCT hide caption

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Transgender Killings Spur Calls For Police Reform

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Transgender Killings Spur Calls For Police Reform

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"It shouldn't have happened," says Nicole Smith-Holt of Richfield, Minn., gazing at the death certificate of her son Alec Raeshawn Smith. Bram Sable-Smith for NPR hide caption

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Shots - Health News

Insulin's High Cost Leads To Lethal Rationing

4 min

Insulin's High Cost Leads To Lethal Rationing

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Ericka Ames, center, of Nicaragua recites the Oath of Allegiance during a naturalization ceremony at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in Miami. The backlog of citizenship applications has increased dramatically under the Trump administration. Wilfredo Lee/AP hide caption

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The Wait To Become A U.S. Citizen Lengthens

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The Wait To Become A U.S. Citizen Lengthens

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Lyle St. Goddard, 56, believes he's one of the oldest hotshot firefighters in the country. Nate Hegyi/Yellowstone Public Radio hide caption

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Elite Wildland Firefighters Are The Pride Of The Blackfeet Reservation

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Food

Coca-Cola Buys Moxie Soda

3 min

Coca-Cola Buys Moxie Soda

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Aretha Franklin's homegoing service was held at Greater Grace Temple in Detroit. This sign sat on a hearse outside of the church. Bill Pugliano/Getty Images hide caption

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Music News

A Funeral Fit For A 'Queen'

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A Funeral Fit For A 'Queen'

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