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Irma Rivera Aviles and her husband Ivan Martínez live in a tight-knit working-class community called El Pueblito in Cataño. Their community flooded during Hurricane Maria leaving their house damaged with a hole in the roof. Greg Allen/NPR hide caption

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'We Don't Feel Safe Here': Building A Post-Hurricane Life In Puerto Rico

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The hurricane knocked out power to millions and destroyed water infrastructure. It also tore up plants across the island, washed soil off fields and knocked down fences. Carlos Giusti/AP hide caption

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Puerto Rico's Hurricane Recovery Hinders Farm Businesses' Seed Research

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Ballou High School, in Washington, D.C.'s Southeast quadrant, is located in one of the city's poorest neighborhoods and has struggled academically for years. An investigation by WAMU and NPR has found that the school's administration graduated dozens of students despite high rates of unexcused absences. Tyrone Turner/WAMU hide caption

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What Really Happened At The School Where Every Graduate Got Into College

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Advertisements paid for by tobacco companies say their products are deadly and were manipulated to be more addictive. Tobacco Free Kids hide caption

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In Ads, Tobacco Companies Admit They Made Cigarettes More Addictive

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Phoenix residents Laurie Provost (left), 53, and Maddie Adelman, 50, have watched their city become increasingly welcoming toward the LGBTQ community over the last two decades, even as their state has kept in place anti-LGBTQ policies and laws. Will Stone/KJZZ hide caption

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In Arizona, Advocating For The LGBTQ Community Starts In Local Politics

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Saving Lives Via Text Message

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Leadership Dispute At Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Stirs A Legal Battle

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The suns sets as an iceberg floats in the Nuup Kangerlua Fjord near Nuuk in southwestern Greenland, where glaciers have been melting. David Goldman/AP hide caption

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The Sea Level Threat To Cities Depends On Where The Ice Melts — Not Just How Fast

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Trump brand wine is seen inside the Trump International Hotel in Las Vegas on February 23, 2016. Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Wine: Local Promotion Or Presidential Product Placement?

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Ivanka Trump, Donald Trump, Eric Trump and Donald Trump Jr. stand before the rendering of the under-construction Trump SoHo Hotel Condominium in September 2007. Jennifer Altman/Bloomberg/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Organization Cuts Ties To Controversial SoHo Hotel

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A new report reveals how the industry influenced research in the 1960s to deflect concerns about the impact of sugar on health — including pulling the plug on a study it funded. Karen M. Romanko/Getty Images hide caption

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What The Industry Knew About Sugar's Health Effects, But Didn't Tell Us

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A family evacuated their apartment complex in west Houston, where high water coming from the Addicks Reservoir flooded the area after Hurricane Harvey on Aug. 30th. Erich Schlegel/Getty Images hide caption

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Scientists Glimpse Houston's Flooded Future In Updated Rainfall Data

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Martha (right), the last known passenger pigeon, died in 1914. Her preserved body is now on display at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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Why Did The Passenger Pigeon Go Extinct? The Answer Might Lie In Their Toes

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Eric Elder, an Army reservist who came to Puerto Rico in early October to do power line work, says the work is challenging. "Every pole is different, every pole has to be looked at and dressed differently." Greg Allen/NPR hide caption

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When Will Power Come Back To Puerto Rico? Depends Who You Ask

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In the last week, five women have come forward with accusations of sexual misconduct by Alabama Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Judge Roy Moore. Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images hide caption

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Why Some Survivors Of Sexual Harassment And Assault Wait To Tell Their Stories

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