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NASA's rover Curiosity crawls up the side of Vera Rubin Ridge on Mars' surface in January 2018. Mount Sharp — a 3-mile-high mountain — can be seen in the distance. MSSS/ NASA/JPL-Caltech hide caption

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Exploring The Mysterious Origins Of Mars' 3-Mile-High Sand Pile

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A steel barrier runs along the U.S.-Mexico border near Calexico, Calif. Bipartisan negotiators on Capitol Hill are discussing what kind of physical barriers are needed and how much Congress should spend to address national security issues at the Southwest border. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Border Security Talks Begin On Capitol Hill With Signs of Narrow Bipartisan Deal

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From Fruit Fly To Stink Eye: Searching For Anger's Animal Roots

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Aunt Charlie's Lounge in San Francisco's Tenderloin neighborhood is a gathering spot for locals who lived here long before gentrification was a major concern. Chloe Veltman/KQED hide caption

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San Francisco's Storied Transgender Community Now Has An Official Home

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Henry Winkler, who has dyslexia, has spent his life struggling to read books. "It never dawned on me that I would have my name on a book," Winkler tells NPR's Michel Martin. Christopher Polk/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images hide caption

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Dyslexia Made Henry Winkler Feel 'Stupid' For Years. Now, He's A Best-Selling Author

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Michelle Sherman found an unexpected LGBT ally when she came out — her 93-year-old grandmother, Alice Palmer. Michelle Sherman/NPR hide caption

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LGBT Navajos Discover Unexpected Champions: Their Grandparents

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Even the Federal Reserve has noticed ghosting, which it defines as "a situation where a worker stops coming to work without notice and then is impossible to contact." Planet Flem/Getty Images hide caption

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In A Hot Labor Market, Some Employees Are 'Ghosting' Bad Bosses

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In early October, Hurricane Michael devastated Florida's Panhandle, leaving beachside communities in ruins. The cost of removing debris from Mexico Beach, including its canals, is expected to top $25 million. Greg Allen/NPR hide caption

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'Struggling Here With Just Living' In The Aftermath Of Hurricane Michael

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Tax season is more stressful this year for filers and IRS workers alike, because of new tax law changes and the partial government shutdown that has left the agency with roughly half its normal staff. Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Shutdown Squeezes IRS Workers Just As The Tax-Filing Season Is About To Start

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Sales begin in 2020 for Rivian's R1T pickup truck and a companion SUV. Both will be made in central Illinois. Ben Moon/Courtesy of Rivian hide caption

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Electric Truck Startup Steps In Where Other Automakers Left Off

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Belmont University's nursing program started hiring actors like Vickie James to help with their end-of-life simulations for students. Blake Farmer/WPLN hide caption

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Morphine, And A Side Of Grief Counseling: Nursing Students Learn How To Handle Death

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People gather on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. for the annual anti-abortion rights March For Life. Amr Alfiky/NPR hide caption

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With Higher Stakes In The Abortion Debate, Activists March On Washington

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Teen migrants wait in line inside the Tornillo detention camp in Tornillo, Texas, in December 2018. Andres Leighton/AP hide caption

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Federal Immigration Agents Separated More Migrant Children Than Previously Thought

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Even something as simple as chopping up food on a regular basis can be enough exercise to help protect older people from showing signs of dementia, a new study suggests. BSIP/UIG/Getty Images hide caption

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Daily Movement — Even Household Chores — May Boost Brain Health In Elderly

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Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, who oversees the Census Bureau, approved adding a question about U.S. citizenship status to the 2020 census. Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Judge Orders Trump Administration To Remove 2020 Census Citizenship Question

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