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Elephants at a water pan in Hwange National Park in north western Zimbabwe. The sanctuary has a capacity for 15,000 elephants, but it currently hosts more than 45,000 according to ZimParks, the country's wildlife management authority. Tendai Marima for NPR hide caption

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Drought is driving elephants closer to people. The consequences can be deadly

Zimbabwe's elephant population is growing, but climate change makes rainfall unpredictable. Animals travel further in search of water now, and often end up clashing with villagers for scarce resources

Blacktail Deer Creek in Yellowstone National Park, seen here in a 2019 photo from the ecological study known as NEON, is one site where researchers have bubbled sulfur hexafluoride into the water. NEON hide caption

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Why scientists have pumped a potent greenhouse gas into streams on public lands

A 30-year, nationwide study of ecological changes — including the effects of climate warming — has been releasing a powerful greenhouse gas, and critics want it to stop.

U.S. Democrat Sen. Ed Markey of Massachusetts, left, and Democratic House member John Garamendi of California, second left, back, arrive with their wives at the parliament building in Taipei, on Aug. 15, 2022. Johnson Lai/AP hide caption

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China announces new drills around Taiwan as a U.S. delegation visits the island

The visit comes less than two weeks after U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan, which prompted days of threatening military exercises by China.

Emily Meggett, the author of Gullah Geechee Home Cooking. Meggett published her cookbook at age 89. Clay Williams/Courtesy of Abrams hide caption

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For this 89-year-old Gullah Geechee chef, cooking is about heart

Emily Meggett has spent decades caring for her community and family with her delicious, traditional Gullah Geechee food from South Carolina. Now, she's sharing that cuisine with the world.

For this 89-year-old Gullah Geechee chef, cooking is about heart

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Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss poses with the NBA Championship trophy after Game 6 of the NBA Finals with the Los Angeles Lakers and the Philadelphia 76ers on May 16, 1980 at the Spectrum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Rich Pilling/NBAE via Getty Images hide caption

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'Legacy' offers a blander history of the LA Lakers 'Showtime' era

The docuseries seems to be a pointed riposte to the more freewheeling scripted drama about the Lakers on HBO.

Freya the walrus is pictured sitting on a boat in Frognerkilen in Oslo, Norway, on July 18. Authorities in Norway said on Sunday that they have euthanized the walrus that had drawn crowds of spectators in the Oslo Fjord after concluding it posed a risk to humans. Tor Erik Schrøder/NTB Scanpix via AP hide caption

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Freya the walrus drew crowds of fans. And that's why Norway decided to euthanize her

Authorities had warned people not to get close to her or pose for photos with the massive mammal. As a last resort, officials decided she posed a threat to humans and needed to be euthanized.

A worker looks over the area where a man, identified by officials as Richard A. York III of Delaware, crashed into a barricade at the U.S. Capitol on Sunday. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images hide caption

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Police name the man they say crashed his car and killed himself near the U.S. Capitol

A 29-year-old man drove his car into a barricade and fired a gun into the air before killing himself, officials said. Authorities believe he did not appear to be targeting any members of Congress.

Former President Donald Trump campaigns May 28 in Casper, Wyo., for Harriet Hageman, who is challenging Rep. Liz Cheney in the state's Republican primary. Chet Strange/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump's name is not on the ballot Tuesday, but his thumb rests heavily on the scale

There is a good chance these will be the last bids for seats in Congress for two of the best-known women in American politics — Republican icons Liz Cheney of Wyoming and Sarah Palin of Alaska.

American journalist Austin Tice (portrait at left) was abducted in Syria in 2012. Here, his parents, Debra and Marc Tice, give a news conference in Beirut in 2018. Joseph Eid/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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10 years after Austin Tice vanished in Syria, his family continues its fight for him

American journalist Austin Tice is believed to have been kidnapped in a suburb of Damascus, Syria, in 2012. His mother says he's being held with a "government-related entity" in Syria.

Emergency personnel work at the site of a fire at the Abu Sefein church that killed over 40 people and injured at least 14 others, in the densely populated neighborhood of Imbaba in Cairo. Mohamed Salah/AP hide caption

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A fire at a church in Cairo kills 41 people and injures 16 others

A fire ripped through a church in a densely populated neighborhood as congregants worshipped, the Coptic Church said. It was one of the worst fire tragedies in Egypt in recent years.

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