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Charities Fill Gap In Providing Support For Military Veterans

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The U.S. spends billions caring for disabled vets, but private charities play a crucial role in getting veterans' families what they need. Now there's concern the charity purse is shrinking.

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Clinton Releases Updated Health Information After Pneumonia Diagnosis

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Hillary Clinton released updated health information on Wednesday following a pneumonia diagnosis. Her doctor says says she is "healthy and fit" to serve as president.

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Debate Over Flint Water Crisis Plays Out In Courtrooms And State Capitol

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The water in Flint, Mich., is still not safe for residents to drink, but at the state capitol, in court rooms and on the campaign trail, there was lots of talk Wednesday about what should be done.

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Farmers Lament Bayer's Acquisition Of Monsanto For $66 Billion

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The world's largest seed company, Monsanto, is being bought by Germany-based chemical company, Bayer. Farmers at a farm show in Canada are wondering if this will reduce competition.

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First Woman And African-American Sworn In As Librarian Of Congress

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On Wednesday in Washington D.C., Carla Hayden became the first woman and the first African-American to be sworn in as the Librarian of Congress. She's facing a huge change in how we interact with information.

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Hackers Release Medical Records Of U.S. Olympic Athletes

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NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Christie Aschwanden, lead science writer for FiveThirtyEight, about the hacked medical records of U.S. Olympic athletes and therapeutic use exemptions in sports.

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Libertarian Nominee Gary Johnson Delivers Economic Speech In Detroit

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After an embarrassing gaffe on national television last week, Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson tries to get his campaign back on track with a speech on economics in Detroit Wednesday.

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National Museum Of African American History Prepares For Grand Opening

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Just 10 days from opening, the National Museum of African American History and Culture is still a construction zone. NPR takes a look at some of the exhibits and hear from the director and curators.

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New York Attorney General Opens Probe Into The Trump Foundation

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New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says he has opened an investigation into the Trump Foundation after reports found potential wrongdoing.

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Obama Says U.S. Prepared To Allow 30 Percent More Refugees Next Year

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President Obama says the U.S. will allow 30 percent more refugees into the country next year, underlining a promise he made last year. This comes ahead of a gathering of world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly next week that will focus on the global refugee crisis.

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Platform Check: Presidential Candidates Present Family Policies

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NPR takes a look at the policy proposals of the major presidential candidates on childcare and paid family leave, following a speech on the subject by Donald Trump and his daughter, Ivanka, in Aston, Pa., on Tuesday.

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Trump's Stump Speech Reveals Changing Style With A Consistent Theme

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Donald Trump's stump speech has evolved in style recently, but the content sticks to a consistent theme.

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U.S. To Lift Economic Sanctions Against Myanmar

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President Obama announced Wednesday that the U.S. is prepared to lift economic sanctions against Myanmar, in recognition of the country's progress towards democratic reform. Obama spoke after a White House meeting with Myanmar's de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi.

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'Tough Guy' Farmers Stand Up To Italian Mafia — And Win

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A crime syndicate reaps billions working out of its base in Italy's Calabria region. But local farmers have found a way to resist the mob's extortion rackets.

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Why The Discovery Of An Earth-Like Planet Is Such A Big Deal

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You may have heard the news that astronomers found a planet four light years away from Earth. But did you really hear the news? It could be home to billions in the deep future, says Adam Frank.

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