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Under sweeping new recommendations from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, doctors would see new mothers sooner and more frequently, and insurers would cover the increased visits. FatCamera/Getty Images hide caption

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Ob-Gyns Urged to See New Mothers Sooner And More Often

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Sweeping changes in medical practice could improve the dismal U.S. rate of maternal deaths and near-deaths, an influential doctors' group says.

Jacob A. Garcia was forcibly removed from an American Airlines flight Sunday night after allegedly assaulting another passenger. Miami-Dade Corrections/Miami-Dade Police Department hide caption

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VIDEO: Stun Gun Used 10 Times On Airplane Passenger Who Allegedly Fondled A Woman

An American Airlines passenger was shocked with a stun gun 10 times, then forcibly removed from an airplane after a woman accused him of touching her without permission, said Miami-Dade Police.

South Korea's speaker array, located at a military base near its border with the North. The South Korean Ministry of Defense announced on Monday it would cease propagandistic broadcasts of K-pop and other audio. Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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South Korea Stops Its Pop Bombardment Ahead Of Meeting With The North

A summit between South and North Korea this Friday prompted the South to stop broadcasting its massively popular pop music toward its northern neighbors.

An installation displays paperwork required for refugees to travel between Germany and the United States. The paperwork, which includes passports, affidavits, birth certificates, tax clearances and more, still didn't guarantee entry to the U.S. and often resulted in years-long waiting lists. Eslah Attar/NPR hide caption

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As American Awareness Fades, Holocaust Museum Refreshes The Story

A new exhibit at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum contextualizes American action — and inaction — during the Nazi rise to power. A 96-year-old Holocaust survivor says it's about time.

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'Art Of The Wasted Day' Makes A Case For Letting The Mind Wander

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Patricia Hampl's sharp new book argues that daydreaming is a vital part of life. Maureen Corrigan says, after reading it, "you'll understand more of what makes life worth living."

'Art Of The Wasted Day' Makes A Case For Letting The Mind Wander

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Barkatullah smiles and rests on a crutch and grips his walker during a physical therapy session at Emergency War and Trauma Hospital in Kabul. The 13-year-old lost his right arm and leg in an explosion. He practices standing on the walker 30 seconds at a time. Ivan Armando Flores for NPR hide caption

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A 13-Year-Old In Afghanistan Won't Let His Injuries Get Him Down

Barkatullah is one of thousands of children who are casualties of the conflict. The latest are victims from Sunday's suicide bomb attack.

Lucibela's debut album is a joyful celebration of her native Cape Verde, a country grappling with historical hardships. N'Krumah Lawson Daku/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Lucibela Channels The Joy Of Cape Verde On 'Laço Umbilical'

The 32-year-old singer shows off a liquid voice rich with the music and culture of her native country for her debut album.

Lucibela Channels The Joy Of Cape Verde On 'Laço Umbilical'

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French President Emmanuel Macron (left) shakes hands with President Donald Trump, next to First Lady Melania Trump, during the annual Bastille Day military parade in Paris on July 14, 2017. Trump is hosting Macron in Washington this week for the first official state visit of his presidency. Christophe Archambault /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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'A Close Personal Relationship' Under Pressure As Trump Hosts Macron

While President Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron share personal chemistry, their bond may be tested on issues such as strategy in Syria, the Iran nuclear deal and trade.

LeeAnne Walters, a recipient of the Goldman Environmental Prize, was key in exposing the crisis of lead-laced water in Flint, Mich. Michael Gleason/The Goldman Environmental Prize hide caption

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Flint Activist Wins Major Environmental Prize

LeeAnne Walters demanded action from local officials, confronting them with bottles of discolored water. They dismissed her for months. She meticulously documented lead levels in Flint homes.

In this courtroom sketch, Salah Abdeslam, center, sits between two police officers at the Brussels Justice Palace in February. He was sentenced Monday to 20 years in prison over charges related to a shootout when he resisted arrest months after the 2015 Paris attacks. Petra Urban/AP hide caption

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Belgian Court Sentences Paris Attack Suspect Salah Abdeslam To 20-Year Term

Abdeslam still faces trial over the 2015 Paris attacks. But a Belgian court punished him for attempted terrorist murder, related to the shootout that ended his time on the run in 2016.

Shania Twain attends the opening night ceremony of the 2017 U.S. Open Tennis Championships in New York. Twain's, Come on Over,€ sold 20 million albums and two Grammys,€ in 1999. Charles Sykes/Invision/AP hide caption

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Shania Twain Singing Words Of Sorry For Saying She'd Have Voted For Trump

The songstress who sang "That Don't Impress Me Much" now says she's sorry for saying she would have voted for Donald Trump if she were an eligible American voter.

A sample of cannabidiol (CBD) oil is dropped into water. Supplements containing the marijuana extract are popular and widely sold as remedies for a variety of ailments and aches. But scientific evidence that they work hasn't yet caught up for most applications, researchers say. Stefan Wermuth/Bloomberg Creative Photos/Getty Images hide caption

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Anxiety Relief Without The High? New Studies On CBD, A Cannabis Extract

An FDA advisory committee last week urged approval of a drug containing cannabidiol to treat a form of epilepsy. Other scientists wonder if CBD might ease anxiety or other disorders, too.

Anxiety Relief Without The High? New Studies On CBD, A Cannabis Extract

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