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The world’s only normal breast tissue bank marked its 10th year collecting and researching healthy women’s breast tissue last week.

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A conversation about race, inequality and what it means for democracy in America. Former NPR host and Minnesota native Michele Norris is now executive director of "The Bridge," a new Aspen Institute program on race and cultural identity.

On June 29, 2017 Norris moderated a discussion with two national foundation executives on the subject of race and "color blindness." Is it a virtue, as proposed by Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.? Or does it just lead to more racial oppression. Is opportunity and social mobility still possible in America?

Tanzania Gears Up To Become A Nation Of Medical Drones

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Eight-year-old boy bitten by dog. Two-year-old child with severe anemia. Mother, age 24, bleeding severely at childbirth.

Entries like these popped up as Keller Rinaudo browsed a database of health emergencies during a 2014 visit to Tanzania. It was "a lightbulb moment," says the CEO and co-founder of the California drone startup Zipline.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo is set to open on Thursday the first span of the new Thruway bridge over the Hudson River, known as the Tappan Zee Bridge and to be renamed the Gov. Mario Cuomo Bridge.

But questions still linger over how, ultimately, the bridge will be paid for.

Abstaining from sexual activity is a surefire way to prevent pregnancy and avoid sexually transmitted diseases. But programs advocating abstinence often fail to prevent young people from having sex, researchers write in the September issue of the Journal of Adolescent Health.

Such programs, sometimes referred to as "abstinence only until marriage" programs, typically advocate monogamous, heterosexual marriage as the only appropriate context for sexual intercourse and as the only certain way to avoid unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases.

The city of Charlottesville has shrouded two of its Confederate monuments in a show of mourning for the woman killed in the violent white nationalist protest there earlier this month.

The hashtag is 10! Yes, the symbol that started out as the lowly "number sign" or "pound" on the telephone keypad and later morphed into something entirely different is 10 years old today. And it has accomplished quite a lot. In fact, it's hard to imagine modern communication without it.

And you might think it was all by design. That the folks running Twitter needed a catchy little tool to help their new platform catch fire, and the hashtag is what they came up with.

But that's not the way it happened.

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Are You Ready Yet To Accept Donald Trump For Who He Is?

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President Trump led an incendiary rally at which he ripped at cultural divides, played to white grievance, defended himself by stretching the truth or leaving out key facts, attacked members of his own party and the media, played the victim and threatened apocalyptic political consequences — all the while doing so by ignoring political norms and sensitivities.

The only thing that's surprising is if you're surprised by it.

Copyright 2017 Fresh Air. To see more, visit Fresh Air.

Copyright 2017 Fresh Air. To see more, visit Fresh Air.

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Miles Hoffman talks about the most popular types of overtures.

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Although I was put off by the Hitlerian title and massive self-absorption of Karl Ove Knausgaard's six-volume, 3,600-page confessional novel, My Struggle, accolades from trusted colleagues convinced me to set it aside for a rainy day — which, truthfully, might mean the next Flood. In the meantime, I picked up Autumn, the first in a planned seasonal quartet of meditative reflections, with hopes that it would provide a more modest, accessible introduction to Knausgaard's work. More modest, yes.

Organizer hopes boxing will keep kids busy, and safe

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Dateline: Minneapolis
They say dynamite comes in small packages. And at just over 4 feet tall and 60 pounds, Morgan McDonald Jr. is a firecracker.

On a recent weekday afternoon, the 9-year-old was throwing a series of combination punches at a trainer who absorbed the blows with what looked like a pair of catcher's mitts.

Morgan was just one of the young pugilists practicing his hooks and jabs at the Northside Boxing Club. Watching from outside the ring was his father, Morgan McDonald Sr., who's a dean at the nearby Lucy Laney Elementary School.

Updated at 4:25 a.m.

Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin, the three-star commander of the U.S. 7th Fleet was relieved of command on Wednesday. The fleet is based in Yokosuka, Japan.

A statement from the Navy explains why Aucoin was dismissed.

The Trump administration has unveiled new sanctions against Chinese and Russian entities as part of an escalation to curb North Korea's nuclear and missile programs.

In a statement released Tuesday, the Treasury Department said the goal of this latest round of sanctions is to stem the flow of money going toward Pyongyang's weapons program by tightening the sanctions.

Updated at 11:55 p.m. ET

President Trump launched into a lengthy defense of his comments on the violence in Charlottesville, Va., and again derided the news media at an impassioned campaign rally in Phoenix.

He reread a portion of his Saturday, Aug. 12, statement on the violence in Charlottesville, and mocked criticism that he didn't respond quickly enough.

Updated at 12:49 a.m. ET Aug. 23

Police in Phoenix deployed gas, flash-bang grenades and pepper spray to disperse protesters shortly after President Trump wrapped up his rally at the city's convention center.

This week's Trump presidency Internet sideshow (see also: Melania appearing to bat Trump's hand away, the president's aggressive handshakes, the frenzy over Kellyanne Conway's inauguration outfit) came in the form of a couture-heavy Instagram post from Louise Linton, a Scottish-born actr

Los Angeles sued the Justice Department on Tuesday over the Trump administration's threat to cut millions in federal funding for so-called sanctuary cities, which limit their cooperation with federal authorities on immigration enforcement.

Author Kamila Shamsie‘s new novel “Home Fire” uses the Greek tragedy “Antigone” as inspiration to tell the story of two British Muslim sisters whose lives are torn apart when their brother is recruited into ISIS.

Shamsie (@kamilashamsie) joins Here & Now‘s Robin Young to talk about the book.

President Trump has reaffirmed the U.S. commitment to Afghanistan, America’s longest war. He outlined a new strategy Monday night that is expected to include the deployment of more American troops, but he did not specify the number. He also said there will be no timetable for the mission.

Middle-Aged Men Need More Friends

Aug 22, 2017

This program originally broadcast on March 23, 2017.

Men and friendship. By middle age, many have too little of it. And it’s a threat to men’s health.

The Buried, Secret Lives Of Trees

Aug 22, 2017

This program originally broadcast on September 14, 2016.

The secret life of trees. They talk to each other, says forester Peter Wohlleben. They have families. We’ll sit down with the tree whisperer.

Indiana’s U.S. Senators say they want to dig more into the details of President Donald Trump’s strategy for the war in Afghanistan.

Trump addressed the nation Monday on America’s 16-year presence in the east Asian nation. He promised a focus on eliminating terrorists, not “nation-building.” The president also declined to set a timetable for the conflict’s de-escalation and announced an increase in troop numbers.

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