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Pascal Bitasimwa, 12, of Goma (in the red shirt) goes to Lake Kivu to fill up jerrycans with water. "This takes me much of my time," he says. "Instead of going to study, I come first to take water." Samantha Reinders for NPR hide caption

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Forget About The Tap: A City Of 2 Million Has Virtually No Running Water

The Democratic Republic of Congo is the scene of the world's second deadliest Ebola outbreak. But in the city of Goma, some 250 miles from the hot zone, residents have other concerns.

Forget About The Tap: A City Of 2 Million Has Virtually No Running Water

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Peter Navarro, White House director of trade and manufacturing policy, has admitted quoting a fictional character in several of his nonfiction books. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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White House Adviser Peter Navarro Made Up A Source Quoted In His Books

Navarro, a key architect of President Trump's trade policy, made up one of the people the adviser repeatedly quotes in his nonfiction books. Navarro's publisher is not amused.

White House Adviser Peter Navarro Calls Fictional Alter Ego An 'Inside Joke'

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Before Guy Bryant (right) took Romario Vassell (left) into foster care, Vassell had been living in a homeless shelter. Jey Born for StoryCorps hide caption

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He Traded Single Life To Be Foster 'Pop' To More Than 50 Kids

Guy Bryant has fostered dozens of children over the past 12 years. At StoryCorps, he told one of his foster kids that he wants them to pass on what they've learned from him.

He Traded Single Life To Be Foster 'Pop' To More Than 50 Kids

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A recent study looked at funding rates for R01 grant applications, which are designed to support "health-related research and development based on the mission of the NIH." In general, population-based projects were less likely to be funded than explorations of cellular mechanisms, the study found. Will & Deni McIntyre/Science Source hide caption

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What's Behind The Research Funding Gap For Black Scientists?

Black scientists more often seek grants for community health studies, but molecular-level research proposals win more funding. More diversity throughout the process could help close the gap, says NIH.

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Tree Scientist Inspires Next Generation ... Through Barbie

Nalini Nadkarni was one of the first people to study the canopy — the part of trees just above the forest floor to the top branches. Her discoveries have helped shape our understanding of forests.

Tree Scientist Inspires Next Generation ... Through Barbie

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Get Caught Up: 4 Big Questions About The Trump-Ukraine Affair

Although new pieces of the puzzle are added all the time, some of the biggest questions about the Ukraine pressure campaign — and what Congress may do about it — aren't yet resolved.

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Los Tigres Del Norte Retrace Johnny Cash's Steps In 'Folsom Prison' Documentary

Los Tigres del Norte at Folsom Prison, a new Netflix documentary, shows the power of music to heal.

Los Tigres Del Norte Retrace Johnny Cash's Steps In 'Folsom Prison' Documentary

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