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Robert Findley died after falling on the ice during a winter storm this February in Fort Scott, Kan. Mercy Hospital had recently closed, so he had to be flown to a neurology center 90 miles north in Kansas City, Mo. Christopher Smith for Kaiser Health News hide caption

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No Mercy: After The Hospital Closes, How Do People Get Emergency Care?

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The loss of the longtime hospital in Fort Scott, Kan., has forced a change in the way ER care is provided, including a greater reliance on air ambulances.

No Mercy: After The Hospital Closes, How Do People Get Emergency Care?

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Propaganda spread by hate groups on social media is pervasive. Writer Joanna Schroeder hopes other parents will teach their young sons to recognize such hateful content. Loungepark/Getty Images hide caption

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How One Mom Talks To Her Sons About Hate On The Internet

White teenage boys are being exposed via social media to groups peddling hate. Writer Joanna Schroeder explains how she protects her kids from the extremist propaganda they encounter online.

How One Mom Talks To Her Sons About Hate On The Internet

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Antonio Basco hugs a boy at the memorial service for his wife, Margie Reckard, at La Paz Faith Memorial and Spiritual Center in El Paso, Texas. Basco, who doesn't have many local friends and family, invited the public to attend. Jonathan Levinson/OPB hide caption

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El Paso Shooting: Hundreds Of Strangers Come To Mourn With Widower At Wife's Funeral

"Never had so much love in my life," Antonio Basco said Friday as hundreds of people whom he had never met showered him with hugs, blessings and support.

An official of the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources hugs Marium, a lost baby dugong. The 8-month-old mammal, who captured hearts online, died after biologists believe she ate plastic waste. Sirachai Arunrugstichai/AP hide caption

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Marium, The Dugong That Charmed Thailand, Dies After Ingesting Plastic

Marium became an internet hit as people marveled over videos of her being cared for by scientists in Thailand. An autopsy revealed plastic pieces in her intestines.

Vaping has been linked to a cluster of hospitalizations in Wisconsin, Illinois and Minnesota. sestovic/Getty Images hide caption

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What's Behind A Cluster Of Vaping-Related Hospitalizations?

Dozens of people in the Midwest have been hospitalized with severe lung damage in the past month. It's unclear what exactly is causing the issue but the common link appears to be vaping.

What's Behind A Cluster Of Vaping-Related Hospitalizations?

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U.S. Attorney William McSwain criticized Philadelphia's district attorney for fostering what he called a "new culture of disrespect for law enforcement" after a gunman shot six officers during an hours-long standoff with authorities. Jacqueline Larma/AP hide caption

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U.S. Attorney Slams Philadelphia DA Over 'Culture Of Disrespect For Law Enforcement'

Larry Krasner, considered one of the country's most progressive district attorneys, has left U.S. Attorney William McSwain "fed up."

Brett Gray (left) as Jamal Turner, and Peggy Blow as Abuela, a lovable, pot-smoking grandma, in the first season of the Netflix teen drama On My Block. Netflix/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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Netflix Curbs Tobacco Use Onscreen, But Not Pot. What's Up With That?

TV networks have standards that minimize tobacco use on shows, and Netflix now does, too. But streaming companies lack public policies about smoking cannabis onscreen, and doctors say that hurts kids.

Netflix Curbs Tobacco Use Onscreen, But Not Pot. What's Up With That?

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Hassan Hajjaj, born in Morocco in 1961, is often called the Andy Warhol of Marrakesh for his fusion of glamour and everyday life. Both are evident in his 2017 portrait Cardi B Unity. The rap star, dressed in a high-fashion outfit, sits on utilitarian green plastic cartons against a textured fabric backdrop. The frame consists of tins of green tea, each decorated with a butterfly. Hassan Hajjaj/Courtesy of Third Line Gallery, Dubai, and Yossi Milo Gallery, New York hide caption

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PHOTOS: 'African Spirits,' From A Guy On A Bike To Cardi B

The images at an exhibit at the Yossi Milo Gallery in New York are infused with the spirit of African identity.

(From left) Nick, Joe and Kevin Jonas attend the premiere of the Jonas Brothers documentary, Amazon Prime Video's Chasing Happiness, in June 2019 in Los Angeles. Kevin Winter/Getty Images hide caption

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The Jonas Brothers Re-Capture The 'Magic Missing' By Putting Family First

The Jonas Brothers chat with NPR's Michel Martin about gaining fame young, taking time off and getting back together for the band's latest album, Happiness Begins.

The Jonas Brothers Re-Capture The 'Magic Missing' By Putting Family First

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A tourist gives her luggage to security guards as she tries to enter the departures gate during another demonstration by pro-democracy protesters at Hong Kong International Airport on Tuesday. Philip Fong/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Hong Kong Protesters Might Bother Tourists, Or Pierce Their Conscience

The Hong Kong protesters are appealing to U.S. authorities and to international travelers as they press their government to keep its distance from Beijing.

Opinion: Hong Kong Protesters Might Bother Tourists, Or Pierce Their Conscience

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Siblings Christine Cuddy (left) and Flip Cuddy hold a photo of their mother, Susan Ahn Cuddy, the first Asian American woman in the Navy, at their StoryCorps interview in Northridge, Calif., last July. Naomi Blech/StoryCorps hide caption

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Their 'Tough' Mom Was Also The Navy's 1st Asian American Woman Officer

Susan Ahn Cuddy didn't fit the 1950s housewife mold. For one, she was an expert in air combat tactics. It wasn't until after her death in 2015 that her kids understood the full extent of her legacy.

Their 'Tough' Mom Was Also The Navy's 1st Asian American Woman Officer

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A Court of Appeals ruled "the odor of marijuana coupled with possession of what is clearly less than 10 grams doesn't give officers probable cause to make an arrest and search a person." Gerald Herbert/AP hide caption

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Maryland Court Rules Marijuana Odor Not Enough To Search A Person

The state's Court of Appeals said officers violated a man's Fourth Amendment rights by conducting a warrantless search of his person, after he was approached in a car that smelled of pot.

During their StoryCorps interview in April, Elizabeth Coffey-Williams (left) told her niece, Jennifer Coffey (right), about how her loving family did not understand what being transgender meant. "My parents were afraid, well, you know, this might be contagious," she said. Jud Esty-Kendall hide caption

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Coming Out As Transgender When There Was No Language To Describe It

In the late 1960s, Elizabeth Coffey-Williams' family kicked her out after she told them that she was transgender — before many knew what that meant. A little brother's embrace welcomed her back.

Coming Out As Transgender When There Was No Language To Describe It

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The Shawnee Forest towboat steers down the Ohio River near American Commercial Barge Line's office outside Cairo, Ill. As of June 12, more than 600 barges were waiting to go upstream once water levels dropped. Madelyn Beck/Illinois Newsroom hide caption

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Months Of Flooding On Mississippi River Marooned Midwest Trade

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Long-term flooding along major waterways stranded barges up and down the Mississippi River this summer and caused havoc with river transportation and the economy that depends on it.

Months Of Flooding On Mississippi River Marooned Midwest Trade

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A Colombian worker checks the plastic protection cover over a banana bunch on a plantation in Aracataca, Colombia. A dreaded fungus that has destroyed banana plantations in Asia has now spread to Latin America. Jan Sochor/LatinContent via Getty Images hide caption

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Devastating Banana Fungus Arrives In Colombia, Threatening The Fruit's Future

A fungus that has destroyed banana plantations in Asia is now in Latin America. The disease moves slowly, but there's no cure, and it could mean calamity for the continent's banana industry.

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