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A burned trunk stands amid the devastation left after wildfires tore through parts of Brazil's Amazon rainforest earlier this year. During the yearlong period ending in July, deforestation claimed a span of the Amazon 12 times the size of New York City. João Laet/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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People console one another near the backyard where 10 men were shot, four fatally, on Sunday evening in Fresno, Calif. John Walker/Fresno Bee/TNS via Getty Images hide caption

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The phrase "OK, boomer" has gone global. It has become young generations' retort to ideas they consider outdated or off base. Neil Webb/Getty Images/Ikon Images hide caption

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#OkBoomer Vs. #OkMillennial: Workplace Nightmare, Or Just A Meme?

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Police arrest anti-government protesters at Hong Kong Polytechnic University on Monday. Pro-democracy protesters organized a general strike last week as demonstrations in Hong Kong stretched into their sixth month. Laurel Chor/Getty Images hide caption

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Hong Kong Protesters In Tense Standoff With Police At Polytechnic University Campus

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Cybercrime Booms As Scammers Hack Human Nature To Steal Billions

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The U.S. government is letting American businesses work with Chinese tech giant Huawei for three more months, in a third delay to a ban enacted in May for national security reasons. Stefan Wermuth/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Pete Townshend originally wrote the songs on The Who's new album for Roger Daltrey as a solo artist. "I wrote them for Roger because I knew that Roger would sing them best," he says. William Snyder/Courtesy of the aritst hide caption

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Pete Townshend On World Cafe

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The Problem: Phony credit card customer service has trouble sounding real

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Darlene Yazzie typically hauls water from a windmill 5 miles from her house for her sheep. Officials tell her it's unsafe for humans but OK for livestock. Laurel Morales/KJZZ hide caption

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Many Native Americans Can't Get Clean Water, Report Finds

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Kathy Kleinfeld opened Houston Women's Reproductive Services, which offers medication abortions, because she saw a need for more flexible scheduling. Gabriel C. Pérez/KUT hide caption

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For Supporters Of Abortion Access, Troubling Trends In Texas

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Australian airline Qantas is exploring new nonstop flights that would be the world's longest — but 19-plus hours on a plane can be taxing for those on board. Qantas hide caption

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A view of the Koch Foods chicken processing plant in Morton, Miss. Andrea Morales for NPR hide caption

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Months After Massive ICE Raid, Residents Of A Mississippi Town Wait And Worry

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