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When the mines in the North Fork Valley started laying off employees, Eric and Teresa Neal hired and retrained former coal miners to learn how to work with fiber optic cable. Meredith Rizzo/NPR hide caption

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A Rural Colorado Coal County Was Struggling. Then A Tech Company Brought New Jobs

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"There are issues remaining around the backstop," Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May told reporters on Thursday, referring to the debate over how to treat Ireland and Northern Ireland when the U.K. leaves the EU. Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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As Brexit Deadlines Loom, May Says U.K. Considering A Longer Transition Period

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The barley used to make beer as we know it may take a hit under climate change, but growers say they are already preparing by planting it farther north in colder locations. Dean Hutton/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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When one of Jose Nuñez's retinas was damaged by diabetes in 2016, the Los Angeles truck driver expected his Medicaid managed care policy to coordinate treatment. But Centene, the private insurer that manages his policy, gave him the runaround, he says, and he lost sight in that eye. Heidi de Marco/KHN hide caption

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A British advertising watchdog group ruled on Wednesday that the Spotify horror ad is "likely to cause undue distress to children." Chester Bennington/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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