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Several of the fires burning in the Amazon rainforest can be seen even from space, as evidenced by this satellite image provided by NASA earlier this month. Brazil's National Institute for Space Research said the country has seen a record number of wildfires this year. NASA via AP hide caption

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Tens Of Thousands Of Fires Ravage Brazilian Amazon, Where Deforestation Has Spiked

Researchers say there's been a huge rise in the number of fires compared with last year. That's likely linked with a similar leap in deforestation since President Jair Bolsonaro took office.

Pia Klemp has refused to accept a medal for bravery from Paris' mayor, saying, "We do not need authorities deciding about who is a 'hero' and who is 'illegal.' " Tristar Media/Getty Images hide caption

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Captain Who Rescued Migrants At Sea Refuses Paris Medal, Calling It Hypocritical

"Your police [steal] blankets from people that you force to live on the streets, while you raid protests and criminalize people that are standing up for rights of migrants," said Pia Klemp.

Russian opposition candidate and lawyer Lyubov Sobol stands in front of police during a demonstration in Moscow on July 14. This summer's wave of opposition protests has pushed Sobol to the forefront of the Russian political scene. Pavel Golovkin/AP hide caption

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'The Government Is Very Afraid': Meet Moscow's New Opposition Leader

Lyubov Sobol's tenacity in standing up to the authorities, combined with a savvy use of social media, has put her at the center of attention as a new protest leader.

'The Government Is Very Afraid': Meet Moscow's New Opposition Leader, Lyubov Sobol

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When Friendships Change, How To Cope

If you want friendships to last, you have to accept that they might change — and sometimes in uncomfortable ways. Here's how to adjust as your life evolves (and how to leave some friendships behind).

When Friendships Change, How To Cope

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A group representing importers said it was gratified that the Trump administration is lifting the tariffs on Mexican tomatoes. But it cautioned that beefed-up inspections could act as another barrier to free trade. Anna-Rose Gassot/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Tomato Truce: U.S. And Mexico Strike A Deal On Imports

The U.S. agreed to lift tariffs on imported tomatoes from Mexico. But importers warn that stepped-up inspections could still create bottlenecks, limiting supplies and raising produce prices.

The Pew Research Center estimates there are 7.5 million unauthorized workers in the United States concentrated in agriculture, construction and the hospitality industry. Karina Perez for NPR hide caption

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Employers Struggle With Hiring Undocumented Workers: 'You Cannot Hire American Here'

Unauthorized immigrants often do manual, low-paying jobs, and employers say they have no choice but to hire them. But the White House and advocates for lower immigration say the law is the law.

Employers Struggle With Hiring Undocumented Workers: 'You Cannot Hire American Here'

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Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan says new rule allowing indefinite detention of migrant families with children will "improve the integrity of the immigration system." Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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New Trump Policy Would Permit Indefinite Detention Of Migrant Families, Children

The new policy would end the Flores settlement and allow the government to hold families with children without a deadline, in a change from the way cases are handled today.

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Looking Back On 'Bitches Brew': The Year Miles Davis Plugged Jazz In

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Christian McBride about the impact of Miles Davis' seminal album Bitches Brew — an electrified sound that ushered in decades of jazz fusion 50 years ago.

Looking Back On 'Bitches Brew': The Year Miles Davis Plugged Jazz In

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President Trump spoke during a meeting with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis in the Oval Office. He has softened his position on background checks since earlier this month. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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Outlook Uncertain On Gun Policy As Trump Signals Openness — With NRA In His Ear

Trump and the White House aren't closing the door to new background checks for gun buyers or other shifts in policy — but it isn't clear how close they'll ever get to Democrats' proposals.

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