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Philip Connors has spent 17 summers as a fire lookout in the Gila National Forest. Lookouts are the eyes in the forest, even as the forests they watch have changed, shaped by developers, shifting land management policies and climate change. Nathan Rott/NPR hide caption

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Resident Anthony Brewster checks to see how much water is in Nanwalek's storage tank. The village has been on a "boil water" notice for weeks. Renee Gross/KBBI hide caption

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Alaska Villages Run Dry And Residents Worry About A 'Future Of No Water'

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Eric Schmitt speaks to reporters after being appointed as Missouri's attorney general by Gov. Mike Parson Nov. 18, 2018, at the state Capitol in Jefferson City, Mo. David A. Lieb/AP hide caption

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Members of P.A.I.N. (Prescription Addiction Intervention Now) and Truth Pharm staged a protest on Thursday outside Purdue Pharma headquarters in Stamford, Conn., over its recent controversial opioid settlement. Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump arrives at the White House with Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross (right) and U.S. Attorney General William Barr in July to speak about Trump's executive order concerning citizenship. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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Latinx Advocacy Groups Sue To Block Citizenship Data Release By Trump Officials

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Actress Felicity Huffman and her husband, actor William H. Macy, arrive for her sentencing hearing Friday at the John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse in Boston. Nic Antaya/The Boston Globe via Getty Images hide caption

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Greta Thunberg says she wants people to use the power of their votes to elect leaders who will work to reduce carbon emissions and slow global warming. Mhari Shaw/NPR hide caption

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Greta Thunberg To U.S.: 'You Have A Moral Responsibility' On Climate Change

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PG&E says it will pay $11 billion to resolve insurance companies' claims from the 2017 Northern California wildfires and the 2018 Camp Fire. Here, destroyed homes are seen in Paradise, Calif., where the Camp Fire raged last November. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, on a video link in Moscow, speaks to the crowd on a giant screen at festival in Roskilde, Denmark, in 2016. "You are being watched all the time and you have no privacy," Snowden said. Melissa Kuhn Hjerrild/AP hide caption

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Ian Bennett and his mom, Connie Mehmel, at StoryCorps in 2009. Chaela Herridge-Meyer/StoryCorps hide caption

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She Was His Crew Boss — And His Mom — On The Fire Line

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Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax is suing CBS, alleging the network didn't fully vet his accusers' claims and omitted information that would exonerate him. Steve Helber/AP hide caption

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Elongo Gabriel, a refugee from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, drops his kids off on the first day of school at St. Joseph's Elementary in Missoula, Mont. He is one of 330 refugees to be resettled since 2016 in the college town of 75,000 people. Kirk Siegler/NPR hide caption

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Popular Refugee Resettlement Programs Closing Under Trump Administration

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Edward Snowden appears on a live video feed broadcast from Moscow at an event sponsored by the ACLU Hawaii in Honolulu on Feb. 14, 2015. Marco Garcia/AP hide caption

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Edward Snowden Tells NPR: The Executive Branch 'Sort Of Hacked The Constitution'

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