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Former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore announces his run for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate on Thursday. He lost the 2017 special election to Democrat Doug Jones after multiple allegations of sexual assault and harassment againts him surfaced. Julie Bennett/AP hide caption

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Trump Says Alabama's Roy Moore Can't Win, But He's Running Again Anyway

During a 2017 Senate race, multiple women accused the former Alabama chief justice of sexual misconduct when they were teens. Democrat Doug Jones won, so President Trump urged Moore not to run again.

THC, a key psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, is toxic to dogs, veterinarians warn. So keeping dogs away from discarded joints, edible marijuana or drug-painted poop is important. Hillary Kladke/Getty Images hide caption

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Legal Weed Is A Danger To Dogs. Here's How To Know If Your Pup Got Into Pot

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As more states legalize recreational and medicinal marijuana, veterinarians are treating more intoxicated dogs who've gotten into THC edibles, discarded joints or drug-laced feces.

Carla Johnson reads one of many condemned notices in the city of Newburgh, N.Y., where tenants say they need universal rent control to force landlords to maintain apartments. Charles Lane/WSHU hide caption

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NYC's Controversial New Rent Measures Could Spread To The Rest Of The State

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As tenants embrace protections in New York state's new rent regulations, critics worry it will chase landlords out of the business and degrade rental housing.

NYC's Controversial New Rent Measures Could Spread To The Rest Of The State

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The work and impact of iconic writer Toni Morrison is surveyed in a new documentary directed by filmmaker and portrait photographer Timothy Greenfield-Sanders. Timothy Greenfield-Sanders/Magnolia Pictures hide caption

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'Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am': A Defiant Tour Of A Beloved Author's Life, Work

Timothy Greenfield-Sanders' discursive documentary features Morrison addressing the camera and dispensing earned wisdom and zingers by the bushel.

Visitors look at a model of a Saturn V rocket and its launch umbilical tower, which were used during the Apollo moon-landing program, at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. Fifty years ago this July 20, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the moon. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Poll: Americans Want NASA To Focus More On Asteroid Impacts, Less On Getting To Mars

American attitudes toward space exploration and NASA's priorities have changed ahead of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.

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African Migrants Are Becoming A New Face Of The U.S. Border Crisis

The crisis on the southern border has been driven by a surge of migrants from Central America. But hundreds of African migrants have crossed the border in recent weeks, many to seek asylum.

African Migrants Are Becoming A New Face Of The U.S. Border Crisis

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Former Interpol President Meng Hongwei, pictured at an Interpol conference in 2016, pleaded guilty to bribery charges on Thursday, according to Chinese state-run media. Du Yu/Associated Press hide caption

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Former Interpol President Pleads Guilty To Bribery In Chinese Court

First he vanished after sending his wife a knife emoji. Then Chinese officials announced Meng Hongwei had been detained on bribery charges. Now, state-run media says he's admitted guilt.

A man waits for a taxi in Beijing as news footage of Chinese President Xi Jinping, right, being greeted in Pyongyang by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is shown on a large screen outside a shopping mall. Greg Baker/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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China's Xi Visits Kim In Pyongyang, With An Eye Toward Talks With Trump

The two countries are marking the 70th anniversary of their establishment of diplomatic relations. But some experts believe Xi Jinping's trip has another purpose.

Athletic Brewing Co. co-founders Bill Shufelt (right) and John Walker, here at the company's production plant in Stratford, Conn., have created a range of high-quality nonalcoholic beers to provide people more options when they're out socializing. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Craft Beers Without The Buzz: Brewing New Options For The 'Sober Curious'

More people are choosing to drink less, driven by growing concerns about health and wellness. But there haven't been many high-quality nonalcoholic beers available. Booming demand has forced a change.

A few of the great books that our listeners recommend for summer reading. Shereen Marisol Meraji/NPR hide caption

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Code Switch Book Club, Summer 2019

For this summer reading list, our listeners suggested a lot of great history, compelling fiction, a few memoirs — and Jane Austen, reimagined with brown people!

Code Switch Book Club, Summer 2019

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Secretary of the Army Mark Esper — seen in Ft. Bragg, N.C., in April — will now serve as acting secretary of defense, President Trump announced on Tuesday. Chuck Burton/AP hide caption

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Acting The Part: Trump Has A Pattern Of Filling Key Posts With Temporary Leaders

The latest acting secretary of defense, Mark Esper, will join an acting secretary of homeland security and other key officials serving without Senate confirmation in the Trump administration.

Volunteers participate in a recent Healthy U leader training in Lander, Wyo. the program provides health skills training to people in rural areas. According to a recent poll, 26 percent of rural Americans said there has been a time in the past few years when they needed health care, but did not get it. Courtesy of Dominick Duhamel hide caption

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When There's No Doctor Nearby, Volunteers Help Rural Patients Manage Chronic Illness

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Many rural people live too far from a doctor to visit one regularly. In Wyoming, volunteers offer health skills trainings to help patients stay on top of chronic conditions.

When There's No Doctor Nearby, Volunteers Help Rural Patients Manage Chronic Illness

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