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People move past a flooded road in the southern Indian state of Kerala, where monsoon rains have destroyed roads and left hundreds of thousands of people homeless.
The heavy rainfall has resulted in deadly landslides and flash floods, leaving hundreds of thousands of people homeless. (Image credit: Pradeep Kumar Thrissur Kerala 9846068657/AP) [...]
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In one scene, Rachel Chu, the fictional lead character in the rom-com, chats with a princess about how small loans are helping women. But do they really?(Image credit: Warner Bros. Pictures) [...]
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Pilar Navarro, now 68, has sought legal action against a Catholic hospital in Madrid where she claims a baby was secretly stolen from her in 1973. Here she is seen in a photo in 1974 holding a second baby daughter who was not taken from her.
A secret adoption network started in Spain in the 1930s as a fascist tactic to purge "communist tendencies" from women who defended the republic, say prosecutors and academics.(Image credit: Courtesy of Pilar Navarro) [...]
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Texas officials are requiring that people who comment at Medicaid meetings on pharmaceuticals disclose more details about their ties to industry.
Officials in Texas are responding to the findings of an investigation by NPR and the Center for Public Integrity into drugmakers' influence over medication choices for Medicaid patients.(Image credit: George Rose/Getty Images) [...]
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The U.S. says it may impose more sanctions against Turkey, as the diplomatic rift between the two countries deepens. The lira has lost about a third of its value against the dollar since January.
Rising tensions between the two countries have caused Turkey's currency, the lira, to plunge by about a third of its value against the U.S. dollar since January, sparking fears of an economic crisis. (Image credit: Lefteris Pitarakis/AP) [...]
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Peter Rabbit encourages people not to waste food as he casually chomps on a carrot on posters around town.
According to the USDA, nearly 300 pounds of food per person gets thrown out in American homes each year. For three months, here's how one woman tried to cut back on food waste with her family of four.(Image credit: Carolyn Beans/NPR) [...]
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The World Health Organization says violence and insecurity in the Democratic Republic of the Congo's North Kivu region is preventing health workers from stopping the spread of Ebola.(Image credit: John Wessels/AFP/Getty Images) [...]
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Omarosa Manigault Newman on NBC Monday. She released excerpts of a tape on Thursday that she said involved a campaign job in return for her silence.
Manigault Newman is a former Trump administration staffer who now calls the president a racist. She is currently promoting a new tell-all book about her time in White House.(Image credit: NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images) [...]
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Incoming CEO of United States Olympic Committee Sarah Hirshland (3rd L) listens during a Senate hearing in July. The hearing was to focus on changes made by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC), USA Gymnastics (USAG), and Michigan State University (MSU) to protect Olympic and amateur athletes from abuse.
The incoming CEO of the U.S. Olympic Committee faces more challenges than just sexual abuse scandals. Elite athletes are calling for a complete overhaul of the USOC financial model.(Image credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images) [...]
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Politics have always been part and parcel of fighting wildfires. With wildfires setting records across the West, political will is growing to change the way we manage forests and fight fires.(Image credit: Patrick Record/AP) [...]
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