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Paul Lubell used to vape medical marijuana to manage his chronic back and neck pain, instead of using opioid medications. Now, after getting hospitalized for lung sickness, he doesn't vape. Mary Fecteau/ideastream hide caption

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He Started Vaping THC To Cope With Chronic Pain. Then He Got Sick

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A Navy veteran from Cleveland tried vaping marijuana to deal with his chronic pain. He landed in the hospital, becoming one of over 2,200 Americans who have suffered serious lung injury from vaping.

Homes destroyed by Cyclone Idai litter the riverbanks of Buzi district, Mozambique. Weather forecasters there say they do not have all the resources they need to cope with more extreme weather affecting the country as a result of climate change. Nichole Sobecki/VII for NPR hide caption

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Meteorologists Can't Keep Up With Climate Change In Mozambique

As world leaders gather for a climate summit in Madrid, some of the countries most vulnerable to climate change say they need improved forecasting tools.

Meteorologists Can't Keep Up With Climate Change In Mozambique

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Librarian Nancy Pearl Shares 3 Works Of Fiction For The End Of 2019

Our go-to librarian says there are plenty of readers who find that "fiction gives you the truth of history and nonfiction gives you the facts." With that in mind, she shares four new titles.

Librarian Nancy Pearl Shares Works Of Fiction For The End Of 2019

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., received top marks from the progressive grassroots organization Indivisible's rankings of the Democratic presidential candidates released on Wednesday. Ethan Miller/Getty Images hide caption

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Grassroots Progressive Group Gives Warren Top Marks Among 2020 Democrats

Indivisible ranked candidates on progressive priorities, including "democracy reforms" they want implemented if a Democrat wins in 2020. Bernie Sanders was a close second, with Joe Biden in last.

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DOJ Inspector General Testifies On FBI Probe Of Trump Campaign

Inspector General Michael Horowitz released a 434-page report that found no evidence of bias by the FBI in opening the Russia investigation — but it did find faults with the way it was conducted.

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How To Harness The Power Of Emotions In The Workplace

Emotions are everywhere in an office, so why do we pretend they don't exist? Life Kit producer Meghan Keane interviews co-authors of the book No Hard Feelings to help you manage emotions at work.

How To Harness The Power Of Emotions In The Workplace

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A search for the word they on Merriam-Webster's website turns up definitions for the personal pronoun, which saw a massive spike in lookups this year over last. Several months ago the dictionary added a definition for its 2019 Word of the Year that classified it as a functioning nonbinary pronoun. Jenny Kane/AP hide caption

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Merriam-Webster Singles Out Nonbinary 'They' For Word Of The Year Honors

The dictionary publisher lauded the singular they Tuesday, noting that the tiny word has enjoyed important new uses in an English language that otherwise lacks a good gender-neutral alternative.

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Democratic Governors Make A Big Comeback Under Trump

With Kentucky's gubernatorial inauguration on Tuesday, Democrats are nearing parity with the GOP after a historic low point in 2016. That could have a big impact on redistricting and other key issues.

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Frontier Airlines jetliners sit at gates on the A concourse at Denver International Airport. Lawsuits filed on Tuesday accuse the airline of discriminating against pregnant and nursing women. David Zalubowski/AP hide caption

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Flight Attendants, Pilots Say Frontier Discriminated Against New Moms

In a pair of lawsuits filed in federal court, a group of pilots and flight attendants says Frontier Airlines failed to accommodate the needs of pregnant and nursing women.

Suspected Islamic State militants languish in a prison cell in northeastern Syria in October. The Pentagon has reported about 10,000 ISIS fighters are being held in prison facilities in northeastern Syria. Some 2,000 are said to be foreign fighters, with the rest identified as Iraqi and Syrian nationals. Of the 2,000 foreign fighters, an estimated 800 are from European nations. Fadel Senna/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Why European Countries Are Reluctant to Repatriate Citizens Who Are ISIS Fighters

Hundreds of ISIS fighters from Europe are in prison facilities in Syria. The prospect of repatriating them is deeply unpopular in much of Europe, and some countries have stripped them of citizenship.

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Billie Eilish Is The Class Of 2019's Weird Achiever

Emerging as a major pop star in 2019, Eilish is emblematic of her moment: a rebel who is also a popular kid, a loud cultural presence emanating from a carefully maintained private place.

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