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Waves crash on the shore of Utqiaġvik in late October. Billy Adams, who has lived in the Arctic town his whole life, says that when he was growing up, by October there was almost always enough ice attached to shore that he could go hunting ringed seals on it. Ravenna Koenig / Alaska's Energy Desk hide caption

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How A Shorter Sea Ice Season Is Changing Life In The Arctic

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Climate change is so dramatic in northern Alaska that the effects on hunting and erosion are very real to people who've lived their whole lives there.

How A Shorter Sea Ice Season Is Changing Life In The Arctic

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A motorists on Highway 101 watches flames from the Thomas fire leap above the roadway north of Ventura, Calif., in December 2017. Hundreds of homes were destroyed in what was then California's most destructive wildfire. Noah Berger/AP hide caption

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Fire-Resistant Is Not Fire-Proof, California Homeowners Discover

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California has some of the strictest building codes in the country for homes built in areas with wildfire risk. But recent fires show that even the most fire-resistant homes will burn.

Fire-Resistant Is Not Fire-Proof, California Homeowners Discover

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Dogs of NPR family whose names are included in the top 10 dog names of 2018: From left: Daisy, Bear, Bella, Daisy, Max and Charlie. Alaa El-Koussaimi, Gail Sullivan, Adam and Amanda Anderson, Stacey Goers, /NPR hide caption

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Origins Of The Top Dog Names Of 2018: Pop Culture, Brunch, And Baby Names

The most popular dog names of 2018 say a lot about our world and what we're watching. Increasingly, dogs are getting human names, but is that really a surprise since they're part of the family?

Origins Of The Top Dog Names Of 2018: Pop Culture, Brunch, And Baby Names

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Anthony Schmidt, associate curator of Bible and Religion in America at the museum, says the first instance of the abridged version of the Bible titled, Parts of the Holy Bible, selected for the use of the Negro Slaves, in the British West-India Islands, was published in 1807. Museum of the Bible hide caption

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Slave Bible From The 1800s Omitted Key Passages That Could Incite Rebellion

What's notable about this Bible is not just its rarity, but its contents, or rather the lack of certain contents — It excludes any portion of text that might inspire liberation or revolt.

Slave Bible From The 1800s Omitted Key Passages That Could Incite Rebellion

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Located in Northern Wisconsin along the shores of Lake Superior, Ashland, Wis. has had enough of substance abuse issue. NorthLakes Community Clinic brought in Dr. Mark Lim to start a team providing substance abuse and mental health services. Derek Montgomery for NPR hide caption

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For One Rural Community, Fighting Addiction Started With Recruiting The Right Doctor

While opioids get all the attention, rural communities struggle with substances like meth and alcohol too. One clinic is building up capacity to treat all of them, using both medicine and counseling.

For One Rural Community, Fighting Addiction Started With Recruiting The Right Doctor

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Dolly Parton's Dumplin' soundtrack is all about finding the confidence to be yourself. "You star in your own role. You be the star of your own life," Parton says. Katie King/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'Dream It On Through': Dolly Parton On Her New Album, Inspiring Young People And More

The country legend talks about creating the soundtrack to Dumplin', the new Netflix film starring Jennifer Aniston that's inspired by her music.

'Dream It On Through': Dolly Parton On Her New Album, Inspiring Young People And More

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A young man washes a windshield as motorists wait at a red light in October in Baltimore. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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Annoyed Baltimore Drivers Want City To Crack Down On 'Squeegee Kids'

An estimated 100 kids in Baltimore scrub car windshields for quick cash. It is not strictly legal, and many drivers wish the city would crack down on the practice.

Annoyed Baltimore Drivers Want City To Crack Down On 'Squeegee Kids'

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Lately, Trevor Paglen has been designing satellites that serve a purely aesthetic function — that is, without military or communications purposes. This draft is the "Prototype for a Nonfunctional Satellite (Design 4; Build 4)." Courtesy of Altman Siegel Gallery and Metro Pictures. Trevor Paglen/Courtesy of Nevada Museum of Art hide caption

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The Man Making Art From Government Surveillance

Trevor Paglen thinks about being monitored by things you can't see: secret military bases, tapped cables, spy satellites. So he just sent a work of art into space.

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