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This still image taken from video provided by Chris Higgins shows a tornado on Wednesday in Carl Junction, Mo. The tornado caused some damage in the town of Carl Junction, about 4 miles north of the Joplin airport. Chris Higgins/AP hide caption

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Darrell Patterson, a devout Seventh Day Adventist, says he was fired after he refused to work on Saturday. Dan Weber/Courtesy General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists hide caption

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How The Fight For Religious Freedom Has Fallen Victim To The Culture Wars

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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., says if she becomes president she would only appoint judges and justices who would maintain Roe v. Wade. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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Kirsten Gillibrand Says If Trump Wants A War With America's Women, 'He Will Lose'

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Linda Taylor, 40, walks with her attorney T. Lee Boyd as they leave the Chicago Civic Center on March 8, 1977, during a recess in her trial. Dubbed the "Welfare Queen," Taylor was charged with bilking the State of Illinois out of $30,000 in bogus welfare payments from 1969 to 1974. Charles Knoblock/AP hide caption

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A 6-month-old baby with measles at San Lazaro Hospital in Manila, Philippines. The country's measles outbreak has been partly driven by distrust of vaccines after a dengue vaccine scandal. Jason Beaubien/NPR hide caption

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The Philippines Is Fighting One Of The World's Worst Measles Outbreaks

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Immigrant asylum seekers wait for aid at the Catholic Charities Humanitarian Respite Center after being released by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), in McAllen, Texas. Migrants told NPR conditions in the CBP holding cells were unhealthy. One 16-year-old Guatemalan immigrant died on Monday. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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Sam Smith, Brittany Smith and their daughter Erelah outside their Charlotte home. The Smiths moved to Charlotte looking for change and opportunity. They are part of an influx of African Americans to Mecklenburg County, where the African American population has ballooned by 64% since 2000. Swikar Patel for NPR hide caption

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As Employment Rises, African American Transplants Ride Jobs Wave To The South

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Denise Brinley is executive director at the Pennsylvania Governor's Office of Energy. The state produces "playbooks" to highlight ways old coal power plant sites could be redeveloped. Jeff Brady/NPR hide caption

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A housing development sits nestled in the South Mountain foothills in the Ahwatukee neighborhood in Phoenix. The city saw the biggest jump in population in the U.S. between 2017 and 2018. Ross D. Franklin/AP hide caption

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A state prison in Florence, Ariz. Civil liberties advocates are protesting a policy that denies state inmates the right to read a book about the impact of the criminal justice system on black men. AP hide caption

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Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., is co-sponsoring legislation with Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., to curtail surprise medical bills. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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President Trump speaks about special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation and his ongoing conflict with congressional Democrats in the White House Rose Garden on Wednesday. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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About two years ago, Alphonso Evans went to the hospital for what he thought was just another bladder infection and ended up in intensive care. In an effort to combat antibiotic-resistant superbugs, scientists have created "living antibiotics" made of viruses that have been genetically modified using the gene-editing tool CRISPR. Rob Stein/NPR hide caption

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Scientists Modify Viruses With CRISPR To Create New Weapon Against Superbugs

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Many of the survivors of the Clotilda voyage are buried in Old Plateau Cemetery, near Mobile, Ala. The Alabama Historical Commission announced Wednesday that researchers had identified the vessel after months of work. Julie Bennett/AP hide caption

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This Nov. 30, 2014, image made from video released by Loujain Alhathloul, shows her driving in the United Arab Emirates toward the border with Saudi Arabia. Her siblings have visited the United States this week to receive an award in her honor and to raise further awareness of her case. Loujain Alhathloul/AP hide caption

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'Won't Give Up': Siblings Of Jailed Saudi Women's Rights Activist Speak Out In U.S.

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Kenyan author Binyavanga Wainaina, seen here during a January 2014 interview in Nairobi, has died at the age of 48. A founder of the Nairobi-based literary network Kwani?, Wainaina had come out as gay in a country where homosexuality was illegal. Simon Maina/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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