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A marijuana plant grows in California's Shasta Trinity National Forest. This plant is part of an illegal growing operation done by highly organized drug cartels, who take advantage of the forests' thick canopy to help hide their operation. Eric Westervelt/NPR hide caption

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Illegal Pot Grows In America's Public Forests Are Poisoning Wildlife And Water

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A protester is detained in Hong Kong Nov. 11, 2019. Hong Kong is in the sixth month of protests that began in June over a proposed extradition law and grown to include other grievances. Kin Cheung/AP hide caption

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Family and friends attend a funeral service on Saturday to remember Christina Langford Johnson, a victim of an ambush that killed nine American women and children on Nov. 4 in Mexico. Marco Ugarte/AP hide caption

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Senate second Vice President Jeanine Añez as she arrives to Congress in La Paz on Monday. She says she will lead the Senate after its president resigned, which could make her next in line for the presidency. Natacha Pisarenko/AP hide caption

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Nearly 30 years after its last documented sighting, a silver-backed chevrotain was spotted by a camera set up in the forest of southern Vietnam. Southern Institute of Ecology/Global Wildlife Conservation/Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research/NCNP hide caption

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Spain's interim Prime Minister and Socialist Party leader Pedro Sánchez meets supporters, following the general election in Madrid on Sunday. The party won the most seats in Congress, but not a clear majority. Bernat Armangue/AP hide caption

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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., depart a press conference at the Capitol on Oct. 2. The impeachment inquiry enters a new phase this week with the start of public hearings. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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Liliana Segre waves at the end of a meeting with students in Milan, Italy, in 2018. For decades, Segre, 89, was reluctant to discuss her time in the Auschwitz concentration camp. But in the 1990s, she began speaking to schoolchildren throughout Italy about the Holocaust. Luca Bruno/AP hide caption

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Italian Holocaust Survivor Faces Threats After Calling For Investigation Into Hate

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Chef Angie Mar, who has received rave reviews for her New York chophouse Beatrice Inn, has been called a "badass" by the press. While some women have no problem with the word and use it in an entirely complimentary context, many others dislike its bro-culture connotation. Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images hide caption

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In an interview with NPR about her new book, former Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley said she made an effort to avoid "toxic" and "trashy" Washington — and that she'll campaign for President Trump in 2020. Above, she poses for a portrait at NPR studios in New York City on Nov. 8. Amr Alfiky for NPR hide caption

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Former U.N. Ambassador Haley: Trump Actions 'Not A Good Practice' But Not Impeachable

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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts off Monday from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station carrying 60 Starlink satellites. The Starlink constellation eventually will consist of thousands of satellites designed to provide worldwide high-speed Internet service. Paul Hennessy/NurPhoto via Getty Images hide caption

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As SpaceX Launches Dozens Of Satellites At A Time, Some Fear An Orbital Traffic Jam

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To deal with chronic pain, Pamela Bobb's morning routine now includes stretching and meditation at home in Fairfield Glade, Tenn. Bobb says this mind-body awareness intervention has greatly reduced the amount of painkiller she needs. Jessica Tezak for NPR hide caption

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Meditation Reduced The Opioid Dose She Needs To Ease Chronic Pain By 75%

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