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Former Presidents, from right to left, Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, George H.W. Bush and Jimmy Carter wave on stage at the opening of a hurricane relief concert in College Station, Texas, Saturday. L.M. Otero/AP hide caption

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5 Living Ex-Presidents Appear On Stage For Hurricane Relief Concert

Democrats Barack Obama, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter and Republicans George H.W. and George W. Bush were on stage in College Station, Texas, to try to unite the country after the recent storms.

Democrat Doug Jones speaks at a campaign rally earlier this month in Birmingham, Ala. He is campaigning on what he calls "kitchen table" issues, including health care, jobs and education. Brynn Anderson/AP hide caption

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Democrats Eye A Rare Opportunity In Alabama Senate Race

While Alabama hasn't sent a Democrat to the Senate in 25 years, Doug Jones, a former federal prosecutor, may have an opening because of the the controversial record of his GOP opponent, Roy Moore.

Democrats Eye A Rare Opportunity In Alabama Senate Race

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Then-White House chief strategist Steve Bannon speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference in the Washington, D.C. area on February 23, 2017. Since leaving the president's staff Bannon is spearheading an effort to take on the GOP establishment. Mike Theiler/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Bannon Attacks George W. Bush After Ex-President Decried 'Nativism,' 'Bigotry'

Former Trump chief strategist Steve Bannon, who has declared war on the GOP establishment, took aim at the former president saying "there has not been a more destructive presidency."

The Tianshan No. 1 glacier is melting fast, receding by at least 30 feet each year. Scientists warn that the glacier — the source of the Urumqi River, which more than 4 million people depend on — may disappear in the next 50 years. Rob Schmitz/NPR hide caption

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'Impossible To Save': Scientists Are Watching China's Glaciers Disappear

Xinjiang has nearly 20,000 glaciers, half of China's total. They're all receding at a record pace — and will continue to melt, some scientists warn, even if global temperatures stop rising.

Houston Astros' Jose Altuve holds up the championship trophy after Game 7 of baseball's American League Championship Series against the New York Yankees Saturday in Houston. Eric Christian Smith/AP hide caption

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Astros Advance To The World Series By Shutting Out Yankees, 4-0

The Houston Astros will face the Los Angeles Dodgers in the World Series. The Astros beat the New York Yankees 4-0 Saturday night in Houston — the series went seven games.

The shoes Misty Jones wore the night of the Las Vegas shooting. "These shoes carried me on the most important run of my life...for my life," Jones wrote in a Facebook post. Misty Dawne Jones/Misty Dawne Jones hide caption

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Las Vegas Survivor Discusses Life After Shooting

Many witnesses to the Las Vegas shooting are still dealing with the emotional toll. NPR's Lakshmi Singh spoke survivor Misty Jones, who was uninjured, but thinks about the tragedy every day.

Las Vegas Survivor Discusses Life After Shooting

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Sweet Pea Atkinson's first solo album in 35 years, Get What You Deserve, is out now. Mathieu Bitton/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'I'm Old As Dirt But I Can Still Sing': Sweet Pea Atkinson On 'Get What You Deserve'

R&B singer Sweet Pea Atkinson was the gravely vocalist for the band Was (Not Was). He's back with his first solo album in 35 years.

'I'm Old As Dirt But I Can Still Sing': Sweet Pea Atkinson On 'Get What You Deserve'

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The village of Igiugig performed a traditional Yupik blessing dance following the reburial of 24 ancestors. Avery Lill/KDLG hide caption

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After 87 Years At The Smithsonian, Bones Of Alaska Natives Returned And Reburied

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About half of the village of Igiugig welcomed the return of 24 men, women and children for burial in their land. It took about two years for the repatriation of the remains to be approved.

After 87 Years At The Smithsonian, Bones Of Alaska Natives Returned And Reburied

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Gitanjali Rao, 11, says she was appalled by the drinking water crisis in Flint, Mich. — so she designed a device to test for lead faster. She was named "America's Top Young Scientist" on Tuesday at the 3M Innovation Center in St. Paul, Minn. Andy King/Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge hide caption

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Troubled By Flint Water Crisis, 11-Year-Old Girl Invents Lead-Detecting Device

The Colorado seventh-grader was unimpressed by the options her parents had to test water in their home. So she created a sensor-based device using chemically treated carbon nanotubes to do it faster.

Electronic musician Richie Hawtin's travels to Japan made a deep impression on him: "I found a country filled with beautiful contrasts which balanced high technology and deep cultural traditions." Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for Coachella hide caption

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Blending Techno And Tradition: You Should Be Dancing ... With Sake

Electronic musician and craft sake maker Richie Hawtin is exploring the connection between the Japanese drink and music, and claims that melding the two results in a "beautifully hypnotic experience."

Clockwise from top left: Flooding from Hurricane Harvey in Texas. A victim of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. Rescuers search for survivors after the earthquake in Mexico. Monsoon flooding in India. Top Left: Emily Kask Top Right: Carolyn Cole Bottom Left: Diptendu Dutta Bottom Right: Pedro Pardo/Getty Images hide caption

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What The Pileup Of U.S. Disasters Means For The World

Fundraising shortfalls. Staff operating at full tilt. How this epic season of hurricanes in the U.S. is complicating the response to global crises.

What The Pileup Of U.S. Disasters Means For The World

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Members of the San Francisco 49ers kneel with teammates during the anthem, prior to the game against the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field on October 15, 2017 in Landover, Maryland. Michael Zagaris/Getty Images hide caption

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When It Comes To Race And Sports, Who Owns An Athlete's Opinions?

The anger of white fans "is what happens when black bodies don't conform to what white spectators and consumers want them to be or do or say," says Penn State assistant professor Amira Rose Davis.

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Sunday Morning Alt.Latino Serenade: Four Tracks For Your Weekend

Another monthly sampler to Weekend Edition Sunday with love from Alt.Latino.

Sunday Morning Alt.Latino Serenade: Four Tracks For Your Weekend

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Josh Brolin stars as Eric Marsh, supervisor of a wilderness firefighting team, in the new film Only The Brave. Richard Foreman/Courtesy of Sony Pictures hide caption

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In 'Only The Brave,' The True Story Of Fated Wildland Firefighters

Actor and one-time volunteer fireman Josh Brolin explains his role in a new movie portraying the Granite Mountain Hotshots of Prescott, Ariz.

In 'Only The Brave,' The True Story Of Fated Wildland Firefighters

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