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Darrell Blatchley, environmentalist and director of D' Bone Collector Museum Inc., shows plastic waste found in the stomach of a Cuvier's beaked whale near the Philippine city of Davao. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Stomach Of Dead Whale Contained 'Nothing But Nonstop Plastic'

In the Philippines, marine biologist Darrell Blatchley recovered the body of a young whale that showed signs of emaciation and dehydration due to the 88 pounds of plastic it had ingested.

Dr. Homer Venters, the former head of New York City's correctional health services, says that inmates held in solitary confinement cells, such as the Rikers Island cell shown above, have a higher risk of committing self-harm. Bebeto Matthews/AP hide caption

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Former Physician At Rikers Island Exposes Health Risks Of Incarceration

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Dr. Homer Venters describes a number of traumatic outcomes related to subpar medical care inside the New York City jail complex, including the death of a man who was denied insulin during intake.

Former Physician At Rikers Island Exposes Health Risks Of Incarceration

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Former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara talks with The New Yorker's Jeffrey Toobin at New York Society for Ethical Culture on Oct. 7, 2017 in New York City. Craig Barritt/Getty Images for The New Yorker hide caption

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Fired By Trump, Preet Bharara Describes The Justice System He Served

In an interview, former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara talks about his new book, Doing Justice, and weighs in on how executives have been able to avoid criminal prosecution and on Robert Mueller's probe.

Fired By Trump, Preet Bharara Describes The Justice System He Served

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Alan Krueger, a Princeton University economist and chairman of former President Barack Obama's Council of Economic Advisers, specialized in workforce economics. Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Ex-White House Economist Alan Krueger Dies; Saw Lessons For Economy In Rock Music

Princeton economist Alan Krueger, who served in the Obama White House, has died. Krueger's research interests included the minimum wage, the opioid epidemic and rock 'n' roll. He was 58.

At Toyota's LFA Works plant in Japan, the automaker manufactures 10 Mirai hydrogen fuel cell cars a day. It has plans to ramp up production. Hiroo Saso hide caption

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Japan Is Betting Big On The Future Of Hydrogen Cars

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Japan doesn't think battery electric cars are the only future for transportation. It is investing millions to ramp up production of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, citing their convenience for consumers.

Japan Is Betting Big On The Future Of Hydrogen Cars

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A BNSF train sits in flood waters from the Platte River, in Plattsmouth, Neb., on Sunday. Hundreds of people remained out of their homes in Nebraska as rivers began to recede. Nati Harnik/AP hide caption

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'The Finger-Pointing Begins' As Major Floods Flow Down Missouri River

Spring flooding killed at least two people, and two men are missing, according to The Associated Press. Different agencies' and communities' efforts to control the regular floods can cause problems for their neighbors upstream and downstream.

Police and emergency personnel stand at the 24 Oktoberplace intersection in Utrecht, where a shooting took place Monday. Several people were wounded in a shooting on a tram in the Dutch city. Robin Van Lonkhuijsen/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Utrecht Shooting: Suspect Arrested After Manhunt; 3 Died In Tram Attack

After an intensive search, Dutch police have arrested a man they call the main suspect in a shooting on a tram in the Netherlands.

The Nokona baseball glove factory in the small town of Nocona, Texas, is one of the only remaining baseball glove factories in the U.S. Bill Zeeble/KERA hide caption

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A Small Town In Texas Is Home To One Of The Last Baseball Glove Factories In The U.S.

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Texas-based Nokona has been making baseball gloves since 1934. Most of their domestic competition has moved operations overseas where America's oldest professional sport is little known.

A Small Town In Texas Is Home To One Of The Last Baseball Glove Factories In The U.S.

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Lee Boyd Malvo, pictured in 2003, listens to court proceedings during the trial of fellow sniper suspect John Allen Muhammad in Virginia Beach, Va. Martin Smith-Rodden/AP hide caption

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Supreme Court To Take Up D.C. Sniper Case, Raising Issue Of Sentencing Minors

Lee Boyd Malvo was convicted in the 2002 killings and is serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole. But he was a minor, and the Supreme Court says that's not allowed in most cases now.

2020 presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders spoke with NPR. Amr Alfiky/NPR hide caption

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Bernie Sanders Pledges To Do A Better Job Of Explaining Socialism

In an interview with NPR, the Vermont independent talked about why he's running again and his place as a white man in a diverse field of candidates.

Bernie Sanders Pledges To Do A Better Job Of Explaining Socialism

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Various forms of dementia can take very different courses, so it's important to get the right diagnosis. Mehau Kulyk/Science Source hide caption

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Is It Alzheimer's Or Another Dementia? The Right Answer Matters

Many older people diagnosed with Alzheimer's actually have dementia caused by something else. Without the right diagnosis, these people are less likely to get the best care.

Is It Alzheimer's Or Another Dementia? The Right Answer Matters

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For people with a rare condition known as misophonia, certain sounds like slurping, chewing, tapping, and clicking can elicit intense feelings of rage or panic. Photo illustration by Meredith Rizzo/NPR hide caption

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Misophonia: When Life's Noises Drive You Mad

Some people experience intense rage or fear when they hear the sound of people chewing, spitting, or throat-clearing. Turns out they may have a rare condition known as misophonia.

Misophonia: When Life's Noises Drive You Mad

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"The Vatican is a world of men, some truly are men of God," says Sister Catherine Aubin, a French Dominican nun who teaches at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas in Rome. "Others have been ruined by power. The key to these secrets and silence is ... abuse of power. They climb up a career staircase toward evil." Sylvia Poggioli/NPR hide caption

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After Years Of Abuse By Priests, #NunsToo Are Speaking Out

A #NunsToo movement has emerged from #MeToo, as Roman Catholic nuns start speaking out about sexual abuse by priests. Cases of rape and forced abortion have begun coming to light.

After Years Of Abuse By Priests, #NunsToo Are Speaking Out

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