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Police and emergency personnel stand at the 24 Oktoberplace intersection in Utrecht, where a shooting took place Monday. Several people were wounded in a shooting on a tram in the Dutch city. Robin Van Lonkhuijsen/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Utrecht Shooting: Gunman Kills 3 People On Dutch Tram In Possible Terrorist Attack

Dutch police are searching for the person who opened fire inside a tram in the city of Utrecht, investigating a "possible terrorist motive" for the attack.

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Is It Alzheimer's Or Another Dementia? The Right Answer Matters

Many older people diagnosed with Alzheimer's actually have dementia caused by something else. Without the right diagnosis, these people are less likely to get the best care.

Is It Alzheimer's Or Another Dementia? The Right Answer Matters

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Ex-White House Economist Alan Krueger Dies; Saw Lessons For Economy In Rock Music

Princeton economist Alan Krueger, who served in the Obama White House, has died. Krueger's research interests included the minimum wage, the opioid epidemic and rock 'n' roll. He was 58.

"The Vatican is a world of men, some truly are men of God," says Sister Catherine Aubin, a French Dominican nun who teaches at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas in Rome. "Others have been ruined by power. The key to these secrets and silence is ... abuse of power. They climb up a career staircase toward evil." Sylvia Poggioli/NPR hide caption

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After Years Of Abuse By Priests, #NunsToo Are Speaking Out

A #NunsToo movement has emerged from #MeToo, as Roman Catholic nuns start speaking out about sexual abuse by priests. Cases of rape and forced abortion have begun coming to light.

After Years Of Abuse By Priests, #NunsToo Are Speaking Out

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A message card sits among a collection of flowers left at the Christchurch Botanic Gardens in New Zealand on Saturday. A 28-year-old white supremacist accused in the mass shootings at two mosques that left dozens of people dead stood silently before a judge on Saturday. Vincent Thian/AP hide caption

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A 'Mainstreaming Of Bigotry' As White Extremism Reveals Its Global Reach

In the aftermath of the New Zealand mosque shootings, experts who monitor hate groups say violent white extremism is on the rise and is the most prominent threat.

A 'Mainstreaming Of Bigotry' As White Extremism Reveals Its Global Reach

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People are seen emerging from a mist on Sunday in eastern Zimbabwe. Cyclone Idai barreled across Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe with flash floods and ferocious winds, killing people and destroying homes. Zinyange Auntony/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Tropical Cyclone Leaves Ruin Across Mozambique, Malawi And Zimbabwe

The cyclone made landfall in Mozambique on Thursday and has destroyed roads, bridges and homes, leaving people stranded and displacing tens of thousands.

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'We Are Not Safe Unless We Are Together' — Interfaith Vigils Follow Mosque Shootings

Many American Muslims feel vulnerable following the attacks in New Zealand. Other faith and community groups are stepping in to offer solace and to say they are not alone.

'We Are Not Safe Unless We Are Together' — Interfaith Vigils Follow Mosque Shootings

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Colorado state Sen. Rhonda Fields' son, Javad Marshall Fields, was killed before testifying in a murder trial with his fiancée, Vivian Wolfe. Fields, a Democrat, won't vote along party lines when it comes to abolishing the death penalty. Kathryn Scott Osler/Denver Post via Getty Images hide caption

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For Some Colorado Lawmakers, The Death Penalty Debate Is Personal

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Bills to abolish the death penalty are being debated in state legislatures across the country. In Colorado, a couple of lawmakers have a very personal connection to this political lightning rod.

For Some Colorado Lawmakers, The Death Penalty Debate Is Personal

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A Parable Of International Development From Dave Eggers

In a slim novel called The Parade, two mismatched men are sent to a war-torn country to pave a highway in 12 days. "But ultimately," the author says, "it's not really about either one of these guys."

A Parable Of International Development From Dave Eggers

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First Listen: Ex Hex, 'It's Real'

The D.C.-based three-piece Ex Hex, in a word, rocks. For its new record, the band shakes up the frayed-but-taut tumult for which its known with some nods to '70s prog-rock and '80s hair-metal.

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Flying Taxis. Seriously?

They're not quite here yet, but Uber and others are working on them and have set some bullish timelines. Flying taxis promise to ease traffic on the ground, but some worry they'll boost inequality.

Flying Taxis. Seriously?

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Nationwide, there are too few farmers to populate market stalls and too few customers filling their canvas bags with fresh produce at each market. Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Why Are So Many Farmers Markets Failing? Because The Market Is Saturated

Farmers aren't producing enough to keep up with the number of smaller markets that keep popping up, often in close proximity to others. This results in fewer customers, unsold food, and maybe closure.

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Cholesterol Redux: As Eggs Make A Comeback, New Questions About Health Risks

A study found consuming two eggs per day was linked to a 27 percent higher risk of developing heart disease. The finding reopens the debate about the potential risks of too much dietary cholesterol.

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Thieves Steal A Famous Painting From An Italian Church — But Don't Worry, It's Fake

After authorities were tipped off about the heist, they replaced the Flemish masterpiece with a replica.

Thieves Steal A Famous Painting From An Italian Church — But Don't Worry, It's Fake

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Nat King Cole Still Remains 'One Of The Great Gifts Of Nature' 100 Years Later

The jazz legend and barrier breaker was born on March 17, 1919 in Montgomery, Ala.

Nat King Cole Still Remains 'One Of The Great Gifts Of Nature' 100 Years Later

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