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Lola of Jason Breslow's family, as pictured from a rooftop in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, N.Y. Ryan Brenizer/NPR hide caption

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Animals

Origins Of The Top Dog Names Of 2018: Pop Culture, Brunch, And Baby Names

The most popular dog names of 2018 say a lot about our world and what we're watching. Increasingly, dogs are getting human names, but is that really a surprise since they're part of the family?

Politics

Politics News Of The Week

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Politics News Of The Week

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A motorists on Highway 101 watches flames from the Thomas fire leap above the roadway north of Ventura, Calif., in December 2017. Hundreds of homes were destroyed in what was then California's most destructive wildfire. Noah Berger/AP hide caption

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Fire-Resistant Is Not Fire-Proof, California Homeowners Discover

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A young man washes a windshield as motorists wait at a red light in October in Baltimore. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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Annoyed Baltimore Drivers Want City To Crack Down On 'Squeegee Kids'

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Sunday Puzzle

Sunday Puzzle: Familiar Phrases

5 min

Sunday Puzzle: Familiar Phrases

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Located in Northern Wisconsin along the shores of Lake Superior, Ashland, Wis. has had enough of substance abuse issue. NorthLakes Community Clinic brought in Dr. Mark Lim to start a team providing substance abuse and mental health services. Derek Montgomery for NPR hide caption

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For One Rural Community, Fighting Addiction Started With Recruiting The Right Doctor

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Waves crash on the shore of Utqiaġvik in late October. Billy Adams, who has lived in the Arctic town his whole life, says that when he was growing up, by October there was almost always enough ice attached to shore that he could go hunting ringed seals on it. Ravenna Koenig / Alaska's Energy Desk hide caption

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How A Shorter Sea Ice Season Is Changing Life In The Arctic

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Dolly Parton's Dumplin' soundtrack is all about finding the confidence to be yourself. "You star in your own role. You be the star of your own life," Parton says. Katie King/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Music Interviews

'Dream It On Through': Dolly Parton On Her New Album, Inspiring Young People And More

11 min

'Dream It On Through': Dolly Parton On Her New Album, Inspiring Young People And More

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Animals

Origins Of The Top Dog Names Of 2018: Pop Culture, Brunch, And Baby Names

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Origins Of The Top Dog Names Of 2018: Pop Culture, Brunch, And Baby Names

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