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Jenny Graham Cycles Around The World In Under 125 Days, Shattering Record

It took less than 125 days — just over one-third of a year — for Jenny Graham to ride around the world, covering some 18,000 miles on her bike.

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Travis Scott And Drake Head To 'Sicko Mode' Houston, Where It's Always Nighttime

The Dave Meyers-directed visual is a kaleidoscopic view into Scott's psychedelic, whiplashing Astroworld, with an assist from Drake — and the entire city he's from.

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U.N. Calls For End To 'Virginity Tests'

The tests are traumatic and unreliable, the United Nations said in a statement this week. In Afghanistan, there's a campaign to bring the practice to a halt.

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VIDEO: Watch The Sea Forager Sustainably Harvest The Ocean's Bounty

In sun, sea and sand, Kirk Lombard teaches people how to responsibly fish and forage for dinner along the Northern California coast.

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Spain Plans To Remove Franco's Remains From A Memorial, Angering His Supporters

More than four decades after his death, the dictator Francisco Franco remains a divisive figure. His tomb is situated at a memorial outside Madrid that has become a pilgrimage site of sorts.

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Afghanistan Delays Election In Kandahar After Attack That Killed Police Chief

The rest of the country will vote Saturday. But one journalist says that after a gunman pulled off a surprise attack in Kandahar, "there's a huge security vacuum, people are very nervous and worried."

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Trump Says He Now Believes Khashoggi Is Dead, Threatens 'Consequences'

Their statements are a departure from more nuanced comments Trump made earlier this week. Trump also approved Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin's decision not to attend the kingdom's financial summit.

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After ICE Raid, A Shortage Of Welders In Tigertown, Texas

In August, immigration officials hauled off 150 workers from a northeast Texas plant — one of ICE's largest operations in a decade. Now the employer is pushing back.

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New York Hospital Says It Knew Of Sexual Misconduct By Pediatric Doctor

The Rockefeller University Hospital says it was aware for several years that Dr. Reginald Archibald, who died in 2007, engaged in misconduct with one or more of his minor patients.

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Detained American Graduate Student Allowed To Study In Israel, Court Rules

Israel's Supreme Court said Lara Alqasem should be allowed to study in the country despite her past association with a student group that supports boycotting Israel.

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How Does A Red Seat Turn Blue? Utah Race Tests Democrats' Strategy To Take The House

As the national Democratic party shifts to the left, control of the House in November likely rests on moderate Democrats beating Republicans in red districts Trump carried handily in 2016.

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A Rural Colorado Coal County Was Struggling. Then A Tech Company Brought New Jobs

For the first time in years, Delta County in western Colorado is experiencing population growth, one indicator that rural Americans are increasingly feeling optimistic about their economic future.

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StarKist Pleads Guilty To Price Fixing In Alleged Collusion In Canned Tuna Industry

Three companies — StarKist, Chicken of the Sea, and Bumble Bee — are accused by the government of conspiring to keep their canned tuna prices high.

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Feds Launch Sex Abuse Probe Of Pennsylvania's Roman Catholic Church

NPR has learned that the Justice Department issued subpoenas to at least six of the state's eight dioceses seeking private files and records.

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Boston Red Sox Stifle Houston Astros' Bats, Return To The World Series

Boston's pitchers held the Houston Astros to just five hits, and Red Sox third-baseman Rafael Devers continued his surprising postseason with a three-run homerun as the Red Sox won the ALCS.

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As Caravan Of Migrants Heads North, Trump Threatens To Close Southern U.S. Border

Hundreds of people have arrived at a Guatemalan town just across the border from Mexico. It's uncertain how Trump would block the group from crossing at a legal port of entry.

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Kobe Bryant Removed As Animation Festival Juror After Protest Over Past Allegations

A petition launched by "women and allies in the animation community" demanded "that accused rapist and sexual predator Kobe Bryant be removed" from the Animation Is Us festival.

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What's Scarier Than Zombies And Ghosts? Government Corruption And Running Out Of Cash

The Survey of American Fears reveals most Americans are preoccupied with the fear of corrupt government officials, for the fourth year running. Other anxieties include pollution and global warming.

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Jamal Khashoggi's Last Column Before Disappearance Calls For Free Expression

The column's publication is "kind of an acknowledgement to ourselves ... that we don't have much hope that we're going to be able to edit this one with him," the Post editorial page editor told NPR.

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Quake Insurance? California Pushing People To Say Yes To Coverage

Almost 90 percent of Californians do not have earthquake insurance. That worries state officials and quake experts, who are renewing the push to boost insurance coverage.

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