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Friday, July 19th, 2019

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Pengyin Chen, professor of soybean breeding and genetics at the University of Missouri, in his test plots of soybeans near the town of Portageville. Dan Charles/NPR hide caption

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Rogue Weedkiller Vapors Are Threatening Soybean Science

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Opponents running to Joe Biden's left say his health plan for America merely "tinkers around the edges" of the Affordable Care Act. But a close read reveals some initiatives in Biden's plan that are so expansive they might have trouble passing even a Congress held by Democrats. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Flames and smoke emerge from the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery in Philadelphia on June 21. Experts say the explosions could have been far more devastating if deadly hydrogen fluoride had been released. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

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President Trump continued his attacks on members of Congress during a campaign rally in Greenville, N.C., Wednesday night. Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif arrives to speak at the United Nations on Wednesday. Kena Betancur/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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'Engagement Is Losing Credibility': Iranian Foreign Minister

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From left, Hugh Hurwitz, acting director of the Bureau of Prisons; Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen; and David Muhlhausen, director of the National Institute of Justice, appear at a press conference at the Department of Justice on Friday. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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Thousands Freed From Prison Custody As DOJ Implements Sentencing Reform Law

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The United States Courthouse in Brooklyn, N.Y. An American terror suspect was scheduled to appear there after prosecutors charged him with being a sniper for the Islamic State. Bebeto Matthews/ASSOCIATED PRESS hide caption

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Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington on March 6. On Friday he announced a new election security czar for the agency. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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Director Of National Intelligence Dan Coats Appoints New Election Security Czar

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Former NSA contractor Harold Martin III pleaded guilty in March after he was accused of a massive theft of classified government information. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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With a mobile phone, Kenyans can send and receive money via a service called M-PESA. Now Facebook is entering the digital currency realm. The social media giant has helped develop a digital currency called Libra that plans to launch in 2020. Nichole Sobecki for NPR hide caption

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The New York Times first reported last week that eight former Dalton students said the way Jeffrey Epstein interacted with teenage girls had stuck with them since high school. Last week, Epstein was charged with sex trafficking of minors. Patrick McMullan/Getty Images hide caption

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Neil Armstrong tests out his spacesuit and camera in April 1969, three months before he would actually set foot on the moon. NASA/Project Apollo Archive hide caption

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Hollywood Shoots The Moon: 117 Years Of Lunar Landings At The Movies

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Hans Zimmer, Matt Jones of the Re-Collective Orchestra and conductor Nick Glennie-Smith at a scoring session for Disney's The Lion King. Alberto Rodriguez/Disney Enterprises, Inc. hide caption

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25 Years After Scoring 'The Lion King,' Hans Zimmer Returns To Pride Rock

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Then-FBI Director Robert Mueller testified during a Senate hearing in 2013. Lawmakers are studying old film to prepare for his hearings scheduled for next week. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Sen. Bernie Sanders is in the middle as former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris face off in the June 27 debate in Miami. Harris and Biden will again share center stage in the July 31 debate. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Choosing a surgeon can be tricky. It starts with making sure you really need the surgery, and then finding an experienced specialist you can trust. Morsa Images/Getty Images hide caption

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How A 10-Year-Old-Boy Helped Apollo 11 Return To Earth

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