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A Rhode Island resident holds an envelope he received for the 2020 census test run in Providence County. Hansi Lo Wang/NPR hide caption

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What You Need To Know About The 2020 Census

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Flamingos flock to Mumbai between September and April, but this year there are almost three times more birds than the amount that usually flocks to the area. Bachchan Kumar/Hindustan Times via Getty Images hide caption

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More Flamingos Are Flocking to Mumbai Than Ever Before. The Reason Could be Sewage

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In New York, Free Legal Help Arrives For Low-Income Tenants In Housing Court

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Lucy Flores Discusses Her Allegations Against Joe Biden

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Former secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano prepares to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee in 2013. She has written a new book called How Safe Are We? Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Former Homeland Security Head Napolitano Says Cybersecurity Should Be A Top Priority

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Protesters run to cover from teargas fired by Israeli troops near fence of Gaza Strip border with Israel on Saturday. The day marked the first anniversary of the Gaza border protests. Adel Hana/AP hide caption

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4 Palestinians Killed Along Gaza Border In 'Great March of Return' Protest

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Then-Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor Lucy Flores and then-Vice President Joe Biden at a rally on Nov. 1, 2014 in Las Vegas. Flores accuses Biden of acting inappropriately during that visit. Ethan Miller/Getty Images hide caption

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MIAMI, FL — TUESDAY, MARCH 19, 2019-- Interested buyers view the live model of Monad Terrace Luxury Development, a luxury high rise in an area of heavy infrastructural investment to protect their building from sea level rise and hurricanes Tuesday, March 19, 2019. Maria Alejandra Cardona for NPR hide caption

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Building For An Uncertain Future: Miami Residents Adapt To The Changing Climate

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With repair costs mounting, Air Devil's Inn owner Kristie Shockley wasn't sure the bar would make it through the summer, so she put out a call for help on social media — and some regulars planned a benefit. Ashlie Stevens/WFPL hide caption

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Like most American ski areas, Mammoth Mountain Ski Area operates on U.S. Forest Service land thanks to a federal lease. Shrinking federal budgets to maintain recreational access to public lands mean locals have to be creative to keep trails open and safe. Kirk Siegler/NPR hide caption

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On Public Lands, Visitors Surge While Federal Management Funds Decline

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An increasing body of research has documented the addictive nature of social media. Westend61/Getty Images hide caption

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In An Increasingly Polarized America, Is It Possible To Be Civil On Social Media?

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Worshippers exiting a mosque in the Bay Ridge neighborhood of Brooklyn, N.Y., are handed fliers encouraging participation in the 2010 census. Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images hide caption

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For The First Time, U.S. Census To Collect Responses In Arabic Among 13 Languages

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Pierre Comizzoli (right), reproductive physiologist at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, performs an artificial insemination on giant panda Mei Xiang March 29, 2019. Don Neiffer (left), chief veterinarian at the Smithsonian's National Zoo, performs for the procedure. (Roshan Patel/Smithsonian's National Zoo)/Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute hide caption

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