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The Cajun Navy: Heroes Or Hindrances In Hurricanes?

President Trump praised the Cajun Navy during a visit to North Carolina. But federal emergency managers say volunteers can put themselves and others in danger if they don't go through proper channels.

Pink ponds, like the one seen here, are common on hog farms throughout North Carolina. The ponds, called hog lagoons, collect the animals' feces and are used for waste management. Rodrigo Gutierrez/Reuters hide caption

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Overflowing Hog Lagoons Raise Environmental Concerns In North Carolina

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North Texas Mean Green wide receiver Keegan Brewer returns a punt for a touchdown on a fake fair catch. Icon Sportswire via Getty Images hide caption

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Opinion: A Very Winning Play?

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Alive in the Tone Pretend
Some How Pretend

Michel, joined on the couch by longtime pet Blade and service dog Lizzy, says at least three male service members assaulted or molested her between 1990 and 2005. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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Veterans Struggling After Sexual Assault Increasingly Turn To Service Dogs

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Lemonfade Broke For Free
The Number 4
Red Dress Submotion Orchestra

National Sawdust is aiming to be the kind of institution that can do what the Metropolitan Opera or the New York Philharmonic does for mainstream artists. Vicente Muñoz/National Sawdust hide caption

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Ex-Sawdust Factory Is Transformed Into A NYC Musical Venue

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Sprig Gyan Riley
Flutterbug
Snowshoes Precious Fathers
Dead or Alive Blue Wednesday
Kickflips Blue Wednesday

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The Cajun Navy: Heroes Or Hindrances In Hurricanes?

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Janjic found that playing the piano didn't make her pain go away completely, but it eased the pain she felt. Jeff Swensen for NPR hide caption

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Inspired By Her Own Pain, A Researcher Explores Alternatives To Opioid Treatments

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Esarintul They Mean Us

Eric, an endangered eastern black rhinoceros, was born and bred at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. He was recently transported to a wild animal reserve in Tanzania where he will be eventually released. Mike Veale/San Diego Zoo Safari Park hide caption

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San Diego Rhino Finds A New Home In Tanzania

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Attila Mono:Massive
On Your Lips John King

Resource Central employees Max Hartmann (left) and Neka Sunlin haul the MacFarland family's vintage toilet out of their Longmont, Colorado home. Luke Runyon/Freelance hide caption

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As West Grows, Water Use Declines Thanks To Better Toilets

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At the end of practice at the Xochikalli cultural center in Mexico City, ulama ballgame players perform a brief dedication to Aztec gods. James Fredrick for NPR hide caption

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An Ancient Ballgame Makes A Comeback In Mexico

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Goodness Emancipator
Smoke Signals Emancipator