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Bridget Desmukes (center) and her husband, Jeffrey, love having a big, active family. "The kids are always climbing on things, flipping all the time — it's not dull," she laughs. Mila (far left) has a passion for gymnastics. Her siblings are (from left) twins MacKenzie and Jeremiah, Jonathan and Jeffrey. Ryan Kellman/NPR hide caption

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A Daily Baby Aspirin Could Help Many Pregnancies And Save Lives

Pregnant women at high or even moderate risk of developing the life-threatening condition preeclampsia should consider taking a very small dose of aspirin daily to prevent it, doctors say.

A Daily Baby Aspirin Could Help Many Pregnancies And Save Lives

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This image provided on Sunday by the U.S. government and DigitalGlobe and annotated by the source, shows a pre-strike overview at Saudi Aramco's Khurais oil field in Buqyaq, Saudi Arabia. U.S. government/Digital Globe via AP hide caption

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Oil Prices Jump Following Drone Attack On Saudi Oil Facility

The price surge comes after weekend strikes on the kingdom's Abqaiq oil processing plant and Khurais oil field. Yemen's Houthi rebels claimed responsibility, but the U.S. says Iran played a key role.

To Prevent School Shootings, Districts Are Surveilling Students' Online Lives
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To Prevent School Shootings, Districts Are Surveilling Students' Online Lives

More and more schools are investing in technologies that scan social media posts, school assignments and even student emails for potential threats. Privacy experts say the trade-offs aren't worth it.

To Prevent School Shootings, Districts Are Surveilling Students' Online Lives

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To Prevent School Shootings, Districts Are Surveilling Students' Online Lives
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When School Safety Becomes Student Surveillance

More and more schools are investing in technologies that scan social media posts, school assignments and even student emails for potential threats. Privacy experts say the trade-offs aren't worth it.

To Prevent School Shootings, Districts Are Surveilling Students' Online Lives

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To Prevent School Shootings, Districts Are Surveilling Students' Online Lives
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Districts Snoop On Students’ Online Lives In Effort To Prevent School Shootings

More and more schools are investing in technologies that scan social media posts, school assignments and even student emails for potential threats. Privacy experts say the trade-offs aren't worth it.

To Prevent School Shootings, Districts Are Surveilling Students' Online Lives

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To Prevent School Shootings, Districts Are Surveilling Students' Online Lives
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School Shooting Fears Turn Some Districts Into Online Snoops

More and more schools are investing in technologies that scan social media posts, school assignments and even student emails for potential threats. Privacy experts say the trade-offs aren't worth it.

To Prevent School Shootings, Districts Are Surveilling Students' Online Lives

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Purdue Pharma headquarters in Stamford, Conn, shown last week. The company, which makes OxyContin and other drugs, filed court papers in New York on Sunday seeking Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Frank Franklin II/AP hide caption

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Purdue Pharma, Accused Of Fueling Opioid Crisis, Files For Chapter 11

The bankruptcy follows the Sackler family, which owns Purdue, agreeing to surrender control of the company and offering $3 billion in cash to opioid-hit communities.

MuralNet CEO Mariel Triggs installs broadband equipment on the Havasupai reservation. Tribal members Travis Hamibreek and Ophelia Watahomigie-Corliss can see the WiFi signal on their phones. Laurel Morales/KJZZ hide caption

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Most Isolated Tribe In Continental U.S. Gets Broadband

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The Havasupai Tribe's reservation, located at the bottom of the Grand Canyon, is finally getting broadband access. Tribal members say it will improve education, health care and economic development.

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'Don't Stop Believin' ' Goes On And On, Because We Need It To

Whatever your relationship with Journey's 1981 hit, a perseverance anthem that has itself persevered, there is no escaping the longing it evokes for youth, love and a chance at greatness.

'Don't Stop Believin' ' Goes On And On, Because We Need It To

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Women protest against women's murders in Ankara, Turkey, on Aug. 23. Signs say "We are not silent" and show Emine Bulut, whose killing by her ex-husband was captured on video that was widely shared on social media. Adem Altan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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'We Don't Want To Die': Women In Turkey Decry Rise In Violence And Killings

"Domestic violence never happens because there's a problem with the woman. The men are killing. They are the problem," says a rights activist in Istanbul.

Philip Connors has spent 17 summers as a fire lookout in the Gila National Forest. Lookouts are the eyes in the forest, even as the forests they watch have changed, shaped by developers, shifting land management policies and climate change. Nathan Rott/NPR hide caption

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A Fire Lookout On What's Lost In A Transition To Technology

The number of manned fire lookouts in the U.S. is dwindling, as technology is increasingly used to spot and monitor wildfires. But can technology replace a human watch?

An Iowa farmer loads corn seeds into the tanks on a planter near Luxemburg, Iowa. Forty percent of the United States' corn crop goes to ethanol production. Mark Hirsch/Getty Images hide caption

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'We're Tightening Our Belt': Trump's Midwest Support Tested As Farmers Struggle

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Farmers in the rural Midwest say they are hurting because of President Trump's ongoing trade war and a recent decision on renewable fuels.

'We're Tightening Our Belt': Trump's Midwest Support Tested As Farmers Struggle

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The Highwomens' self-titled album is out now via Elektra Records. Alysse Gafkjen/Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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Country's New Supergroup 'The Highwomen' Unite To Make Way For Unsung Female Artists

Natalie Hemby and Amanda Shires talk about the formation of their new all-female supergroup, a gutsy move within a male-dominated genre.

Country's New Supergroup 'The Highwomen' Unite To Make Way For Unsung Female Artists

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