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Flames approach houses during the Tick Fire on Oct. 24, 2019 in Canyon Country, California. David McNew/Getty Images hide caption

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Rebuilding After A Wildfire? Most States Don't Require Fire-Resistant Materials

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Her Daughter Was Taken By ISIS 6 Years Ago. Now She May Have Found Her

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NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center in north Minneapolis started as part of a 14-city pilot program funded by President Lyndon B. Johnson's War on Poverty. It's the only one of those health and social services clinics still in business. Nina Robinson for NPR hide caption

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How A Minneapolis Clinic Is Narrowing Racial Gaps In Health

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The flawed coronavirus test kits went out to public laboratories in February. An internal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention review obtained by NPR says the wrong quality control protocols were used. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention via AP hide caption

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CDC Report: Officials Knew Coronavirus Test Was Flawed But Released It Anyway

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What It's Like To Be A Radio Host With Hearing Loss

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Far-right extremist "Boogaloo boys" stand on the steps of the capitol in Lansing, Mich., during a rally on Oct. 17. Michigan is one of five states with the highest risk of increased militia activity around the elections, according to a new report. Seth Herald/Getty Images hide caption

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Here's Where The Threat Of Militia Activity Around The Elections Is The Highest

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COVID-19 Contact Tracing Workforce Barely 'Inching Up' As Cases Surge

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How Have American Billionaires Gotten Richer Despite Pandemic Recession?

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So far, few deepfakes have been used this political season. It's not because they aren't a potential threat, but because simpler deceptive tactics are still effective at spreading misinformation. amtitus/Digital Vision Vectors/Getty Images hide caption

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Where Are The Deepfakes In This Presidential Election?

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Landfill workers bury all plastic except soda bottles and milk jugs at Rogue Disposal & Recycling in southern Oregon. Laura Sullivan/NPR hide caption

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How Big Oil Misled The Public Into Believing Plastic Would Be Recycled

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Protesters march Aug. 21 outside a courthouse in Houston, where evictions are continuing despite a moratorium ordered recently by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Jen Rice/Houston Public Media hide caption

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Despite A New Federal Ban, Many Renters Are Still Getting Evicted

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How To Care For Older People In The Pandemic (And A Printable Guide!)

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Meteorite Fragments Are A Boon For Residents In Brazilian Town

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Protesters scramble to get away from approaching police firing tear gas and impact munitions to disperse protesters in downtown Portland during 4th of July demonstrations against systemic racism and police violence. Jonathan Levinson/OPB hide caption

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Police Declare Portland Protests A Riot But This Definition Could Be Rooted In Racism

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The experimental antiviral drug remdesivir shortened hospital stays for seriously ill COVID-19 patients in a federally funded study. But there's not enough of the medicine to go around. Ulrich Perrey/Pool/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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How Feds Decide On Remdesivir Shipments To States Remains Mysterious

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Jay Clayton, chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, testifies during a hearing on Capitol Hill in May 2019. At his 2017 confirmation hearing, Clayton pledged "zero room for bad actors in our capital markets," but enforcement of insider trading is at the lowest in decades. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Under Trump, SEC Enforcement Of Insider Trading Dropped To Lowest Point In Decades

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Stimulus checks are prepared on May 8, 2008, in Philadelphia. In 2020, stimulus checks again went to many Americans, this time during the pandemic's economic fallout. Some of that money went to thousands of foreign workers not eligible to receive the funds. Jeff Fusco/Getty Images hide caption

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Foreign Workers Living Overseas Mistakenly Received $1,200 U.S. Stimulus Checks

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Coronavirus Cases Are Surging. The Contact Tracing Workforce Is Not

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A Lost Boy Teaches A Lesson For The Pandemic: How To Be Resilient

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How Medical Professionals Can Fix Opioid Overprescribing

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4 States Agree To Share Residents' ID Information With The Trump Administration

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