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When The Weather Is Extreme, Is Climate Change To Blame?

While it's difficult to attribute individual events to climate change, scientists say global warming makes extreme weather more common.

Imran Khan addresses a political campaign rally ahead of the general election in Islamabad on July 21. He's been in the public eye for decades, first as a cricket player, and now is set to become prime minister. Farooq Naeem/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Imran Khan: From Swaggering Cricketer To Populist Prime Minister

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Using a mannequin to simulate dangerous scenarios, a team at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center learns standard treatments for obstetric emergencies like hemorrhage. Bethany Mollenkof for NPR hide caption

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To Keep Women From Dying In Childbirth, Look To California

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When The Weather Is Extreme, Is Climate Change To Blame?

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Cartoonist Charles Schulz debuted his comic strip Peanuts' first black character, Franklin, on July 31, 1968. Peanuts Worldwide LLC hide caption

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'Peanuts' First Black Character Franklin Turns 50

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On The Long Road Home The End Of The Ocean
Verses From Our Captain The End Of The Ocean
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Of the Mountains Dan Deacon
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"It's really a part of the healing process and the coming-to-terms-with-it-all process," Boz Scaggs says of writing an album after losing his home to wildfires. Chris Phelps/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Boz Scaggs Processes The Past And Rebuilds For The Future

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I: To All Present in the Hall of Learning: Wonderland of the Miraculous Mark McGuire

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