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The Heartbreaking Plight Of Zimbabwe's Doctors

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| Inflation in Zimbabwe is sky-high — marked by long lines for fuel and ill-equipped hospitals. NPR talks with two doctors who say they don't have the supplies to keep patients, and themselves, safe.

Texas Man With 3D-Printed Gun And 'Hit List' Of Lawmakers Sentenced To 8 Years

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The man printed the gun after a background check stopped him from purchasing a firearm legally. His sentencing comes as lawmakers around the country are trying to expand background check requirements.

Military Families In Privatized Housing 'Afraid To Come Forward,' Survey Says

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The Military Family Advisory Network gathered responses from families in 46 states. It concluded that residents' complaints were ignored and fear of retaliation on service members' careers persisted.

Prominent Journalist And Duterte Critic Maria Ressa Arrested In Philippines

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Ressa, who runs Rappler, is being charged with cyber libel. Police arrested her Wednesday at the news website's headquarters in Manila.

New York City Police Detective Killed By Apparent 'Friendly Fire'

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Police said they found an imitation gun at the scene of the reported armed robbery. The 19-year-veteran of the force was not supposed to report to work on the day he died.

No Civilians Were Shot By Law Enforcement During Pulse Shooting, Investigation Finds

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The question of friendly fire had plagued law enforcement since the June 2016 shooting left 49 dead during Latin Night at the predominantly gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla.

Butterflies V. Border Wall: National Butterfly Center Seeks Restraining Order

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The Center says government officials have already cut down trees on its private property in anticipation of a border wall. The planned wall would split its property in two.

'No More Xenophobia': Calif. Governor Criticizes Trump On Immigration

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In his first State of the State speech Tuesday, California Gov. Gavin Newsom wasted no time in criticizing what he called President Trump's "fear-mongering" over the "so-called 'border emergency.'"

Tyndall Air Force Base To Be Rebuilt As 'Air Base Of The Future'

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When Hurricane Michael slammed into the Florida panhandle last October, it caused widespread destruction at Tyndall Air Force Base. The rebuilding of the base is expected to cost $3 billion.