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The drought in Europe

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A boat is pictured on the shallow Rhine river near Oestrich Winkel, western Germany, on Aug. 12, as the water level passed below 40 centimeters, making ship transport increasingly difficult. Yann Schreiber/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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A market to bet on the future

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An ITT Technical Institute campus in Rancho Cordova, Calif., is seen on Sept. 6, 2016. Students who used federal loans to attend ITT Tech as far back as 2005 will automatically get that debt canceled. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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4moms is recalling more than 2 million MamaRoo and RockaRoo swings and rockers over entanglement and strangulation hazards posed by the straps that hang down. U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission hide caption

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Bassam al-Sheikh Hussein looks through the bank's window in Beirut, Lebanon during the hostage standoff on Thursday. He surrended after several hours of negotiations in exchange for a portion of his savings. Hussein Malla/AP hide caption

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A man who held up a bank demanding his own money becomes an unlikely hero

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Rural communities with struggling hospitals often turn to outside investors willing to take over their health care centers. Some are willing to sell the hospitals for next to nothing to companies that promise to keep them running. MEGAN JELINGER/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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AP Macro gets a makeover

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Starbucks says regional staff of the National Labor Relations Board repeatedly crossed the line of neutrality to help union organizers in Kansas. Here, activists protest against Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz in New York City last month. Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images hide caption

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After years of carrying medical debt from the premature birth of her daughter, Terri Logan recently discovered a nonprofit called RIP Medical Debt had paid off her bills. Juan Diego Reyes for KHN and NPR hide caption

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This group's wiped out $6.7 billion in medical debt, and it's just getting started

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A man takes a picture of a poster paying homage to veteran stock market investor and Indian billionaire Rakesh Jhunjhunwala in Mumbai, India, on Sunday. Jhunjhunwala, died at the age of 62. Rafiq Maqbool/AP hide caption

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The Internal Revenue Service building is seen in Washington, D.C., on April 5. The IRS got $80 billion in new funding as part of the climate and health care bill passed by Congress on Friday. Most of that money will be used to target wealthier tax evaders. Stefani Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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The IRS just got $80 billion to beef up. A big goal? Going after rich tax dodgers

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People walk by a subway stop in midtown Manhattan in New York City on April 13. Some of the city's top CEOs say they are being told by their employees that they are afraid to return to work after a recent spate of high-profile attacks. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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A spate of horrific attacks in New York has people fearful of returning to work

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A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York City on Aug. 5. The majority of America's top companies have reported strong earnings, but warning signs about the economy are also emerging from their corporate earnings. Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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3 warning signs about the economy coming out of America's top companies

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The bill to boost semiconductor production in the United States has been a top priority of the Biden administration. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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Why Biden's plan to boost semiconductor chip manufacturing in the U.S. is so critical

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