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Marchers raise picket signs during a "Fight Starbucks' Union Busting" rally held in Seattle in April. Jason Redmond/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Starbucks workers have unionized at record speed, but now many fear retaliation

More than 300 Starbucks stores have held union elections in less than a year, a remarkable feat. But now workers blame "scorched-earth" union busting by Starbucks for a slowdown in the momentum.

The two front-runners in Brazil's presidential elections in the final days of campaigning. Left: President Jair Bolsonaro in Santos on Wednesday. Right: Former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva in São Paulo on Monday. Left: Alexandre Schneider/Getty Images; Right: Andre Penner/AP hide caption

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What you need to know about Brazil's presidential election

As one of the world's largest democracies heads to the polls on Sunday, here are the main candidates and issues in the Brazilian election.

What you need to know about Brazil's presidential election

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Gustavo Perez got his influenza vaccine from pharmacist Patricia Pernal in early September during an event hosted by the Chicago Department of Public Health at the city's Southwest Senior Center. This year's flu season may strike earlier and harder than usual, experts warn. A flu shot's your best protection. Scott Olson/ Getty Images hide caption

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How to time your flu shot for the best protection

Some flu experts are urging many people to get their shots earlier than usual this year because of the potential for an early, possibly severe flu season. But what's the best timing for you?

Participants tip buckets of ice water over their heads as they take part in the World Record Ice Bucket Challenge at Etihad Stadium on Aug. 22, 2014, in Melbourne, Australia. Scott Barbour/Getty Images hide caption

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The Ice Bucket Challenge wasn't just for social media. It helped fund a new ALS drug

In 2014, it was hard to miss the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge that set out to raise money to fund research for the disease. And it paid off. A new treatment was funded by $2.2 million of the funds raised.

Ned Fulmer of The Try Guys — who was very much known as a "Wife Guy" — has publicly admitted to cheating on his wife. He is no longer a part of the show. The incident reminded NPR's Linda Holmes of the ways in which YouTube contains elements of early-2000s blog culture and journaling. Fulmer is shown above on May 5, 2019 in New York City. Noam Galai/Getty Images for Shorty Awards hide caption

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YouTube can learn from old school blog culture: Share (and cheat) at your own risk

Linda Holmes has seen blog culture boom, bust and bounce right back. She says when you write or talk publicly about your personal life, people feel entitled to know how the story ends.

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A look inside the legal battle to stop Biden's student loan relief

The legal cases all face the same challenge: finding a plaintiff who will be clearly harmed by debt cancellation.

A look inside the legal battle to stop Biden's student loan relief

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How to make a good impression in your first week of work, according to a new NPR host

Life Kit host Marielle Segarra asks friends and family for advice on how to overcome her new-job jitters, meet new colleagues at NPR — and stay confident.

How to make a good impression in your first week of work, according to a new NPR host

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Jacques Pépin, pictured in his home in Connecticut in August, has a new book called Art of the Chicken. Carlin Stiehl for The Boston Globe via Getty Images hide caption

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America's most famous French chef on the 'Art of the Chicken' and a life well lived

Jacques Pépin has cooked for France's president and was a friend of Julia Child. His new memoir — complete with paintings, recipes and stories — is dedicated to his love of all things chicken.

America's most famous French chef on the 'Art of the Chicken' and a life well lived

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This undated photo shows oil executives Jose Angel Pereira, from left to right, Gustavo Cardenas, Jorge Toledo, Jose Luis Zambrano, Tomeu Vadell and Alirio Jose Zambrano in Caracas, Venezuela. The five men were among the seven Americans released by Venezuela as part of a swap with the U.S. government. Posted on Twitter by Jorge Arreaza/Venezuela's Foreign Ministry via AP hide caption

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Venezuela frees seven Americans as part of the largest prisoner swap under Biden

The release of the Americans, including five oil executives, is in exchange for the freedom of two nephews of the Venezuelan president's wife.

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