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Long After The Hurricanes Have Passed, Hard Work — And Hazards — Remain

Flooding in Immokalee, Fla., after Hurricane Irma hit was still present days afterward. Public health officials say that even after waters recede, issues such as mold and mosquitos can remain.Meredith Rizzo/NPRhide caption

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Long After The Hurricanes Have Passed, Hard Work — And Hazards — Remain

During Harvey, Irma and Maria, rising floodwaters and high winds raised alarm. But afterward, there are new risks — standing water, mold, mosquitoes, deadly heat. Despair can linger, too.

An Encounter At A Passport Checkpoint Offers Respite From Depression's Grip

"I'd lost 60 pounds in the years since my passport picture had been taken and I hardly looked like myself," writes author Haroon Moghul. "Each time I approached a border, I feared I'd be denied a visa or, worse, deported."Mark Airs/Ikon Images/Getty Imageshide caption

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An Encounter At A Passport Checkpoint Offers Respite From Depression's Grip

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Newly divorced and suffering from depression, author Haroon Moghul moved to Dubai for a while, hoping to find a reason to live. Strangely enough, sharing a laugh over his "fat" passport photo helped.

An Encounter At A Passport Checkpoint Offers Respite From Depression's Grip

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German Election Results Highlight Old Divides Between East And West

The far-right Alternative for Germany party came in third place nationally, but in the eastern state of Saxony, where the town of Pirna is located, the party finished first with 27 percent of the vote.Jens Schlueter/Getty Imageshide caption

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German Election Results Highlight Old Divides Between East And West

Many voters in the eastern part of the country supported the far-right Alternative for Germany party. "The frustration there is considerable," says one analyst. "It is a feeling of being left behind."

Brazil Declares It Won't Abolish Massive Reserve In The Amazon, After All

A deforested area of the Amazon rainforest in Para state, Brazil, in August. On Monday, the Brazilian government reversed its decision to open the National Reserve of Copper and Associates, which rests across Para and Amapa states.Nacho Doce/Reutershide caption

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Brazil Declares It Won't Abolish Massive Reserve In The Amazon After All

About a month ago, the Brazilian government said miners would get access to an expanse of rain forest larger than Denmark. After public resistance and a legal setback, it reversed course Monday.

Jennifer Egan's 'Manhattan Beach' Is A Gorgeous Tribute To NYC And Its Seaport

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'Manhattan Beach' Is A Gorgeous Tribute To NYC And Its Seaport

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Jennifer Egan's sweeping new historical novel doesn't just draw from the classic catalog of New York stories — it also takes its place among them.

Jennifer Egan's 'Manhattan Beach' Is A Gorgeous Tribute To NYC And Its Seaport

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Citing Threats, Guggenheim Pulls Three Works Involving Animals From Exhibition

New York's Guggenheim Museum announced Monday that it was removing three works from its upcoming exhibit of contemporary art from China. Animal rights activists said the works depicted cruelty to animals.Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Imageshide caption

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Citing Threats, Guggenheim Pulls Three Works Involving Animals From Exhibition

An online petition demanding the museum remove the works garnered more than 600,000 signatures since it was posted five days ago, contending that three of them depict animal cruelty.

Co-Working Spaces Are Redefining What It Means To Go To The Office

People gather around a speaker during a lunchtime seminar at a WeWork co-working space in Washington, D.C.Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Imageshide caption

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Co-Working Spaces Are Redefining What It Means To Go To The Office

Part of the appeal of spaces like WeWork is flexibility; monthly membership means avoiding the commitment of a long-term lease. But the real value, the firms say, is a more innovative work culture.

Co-Working Spaces Are Redefining What It Means To Go To The Office

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4 College Basketball Coaches Arrested In Bribery Case; Adidas Exec Also Named

Acting U.S. Attorney Joon H. Kim speaks during a press conference at the U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of New York today. The acting U.S. Attorney announced Federal criminal charges against ten people, including four college basketball coaches, as well as managers, financial advisors, and representatives of a major international sportswear company.Kevin Hagen/Getty Imageshide caption

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4 College Basketball Coaches Arrested In Bribery Case; Adidas Exec Also Named

The case exposes the "dark underbelly of college basketball," Acting U.S. Attorney Joon H. Kim of the Southern District of New York said.

Navigating A New Culture, A Syrian Refugee In Germany Seeks A Dating Coach's Advice

Aktham Abulhusn rides the subway on his way to Berlin Alexanderplatz. He came from Syria to Germany in early 2015 on a student visa and now lives there on a refugee visa. Now that his German language skills are improving, he is trying to find a girlfriend.Jacobia Dahm for NPRhide caption

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Navigating A New Culture, A Syrian Refugee In Germany Seeks A Dating Coach's Advice

In the final episode of NPR's Rough Translation podcast, Aktham Abulhusn seeks help from a dating coach in Berlin to learn the unwritten rules of German culture. He hopes to find a girlfriend.

More Healthful Kids Meals? Panera CEO Dishes Out A Challenge

Panera's CEO has challenged other fast-food CEOs to eat their kids' menus for a week. He's trying to start a conversation about the nutrition in these meals.Charles Krupa/APhide caption

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More Healthful Kids Meals? Panera CEO Dishes Out A Challenge

Ron Shaich has challenged other fast food CEOs to eat their companies' kids menus for a week. He's trying to start a conversation about the nutrition in these meals.

More Healthful Kids Meals? Panera CEO Dishes Out A Challenge

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'Star Trek: Discovery' Is A Refreshing Triumph

Hong Kong action star Michelle Yeoh and Walking Dead alum Sonequa Martin-Green play Philippa Georgiou and Michael Burnham, respectively, in CBS' Star Trek: Discovery.Jan Thijs/CBShide caption

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'Star Trek: Discovery' Is A Refreshing Triumph

The new CBS series has eye-popping special effects and a classic Trek adventure story that's been updated for today's sci-fi audience.

'Star Trek: Discovery' Is A Refreshing Triumph

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