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Lorraine Arroyo Román serves "asopao" during a protest against LUMA Energy in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico on Saturday. Román is illuminated by the lights of police vehicles. Gabriella N. Báez for NPR hide caption

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As hurricanes put Puerto Rico's government to the test, neighbors keep each other fed

After a pair of devastating hurricanes struck Puerto Rico five years apart, residents of the island have come to rely not on government agencies, but each other.

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Live spiders and cockroaches: Ex-eBay executives get prison time in harassment plot

Two former eBay executives were sentenced Thursday to prison for a scheme to terrorize the creators of an online newsletter that included sending live spiders, cockroaches and a funeral wreath.

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Hospitals have specialists on call for lots of diseases — but not addiction. Why not?

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U.S. overdose deaths have exceeded 100,000 a year, yet few hospitals are equipped to treat patients with addiction. A new kind of treatment team connect patients with help before they're discharged.

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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People in Cuba protest over the island-wide blackout caused by Hurricane Ian

The power outage caused by the storm prompted protests in the streets of Havana as several hundred people demanded restoration of electricity more than two days after a blackout hit the entire island.

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Supreme Court Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson gets formal induction before the new term

Ahead of the Supreme Court's term beginning next week, Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson participated in a short, formal investiture ceremony on Friday.

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Putin illegally annexes territories in Ukraine, in spite of global opposition

The Russian president signed what he calls "accession treaties" that world powers refuse to recognize. It's his latest attempt to redraw the map of Europe at Ukraine's expense.

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Sesame Street's first Black female puppeteer wants to keep inspiration flowing

This month marks one year since Megan Piphus Peace joined the cast. She praises how the show discusses topics like race for children — and she herself is being inspired for a new chapter.

Sesame Street's first Black female puppeteer wants to keep inspiration flowing

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Texts released ahead of Twitter trial show Elon Musk assembling the deal

Elon Musk's takeover of Twitter went down via private text messages between the Tesla CEO and a small circle of Silicon Valley's rich and powerful, according to court filings released this week.

Texts released ahead of Twitter trial show Elon Musk assembling the deal

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Threats to water and biodiversity are linked. A new U.S. envoy role tackles them both

"The loss of nature and rising water insecurity are global health threats that must be confronted together," Secretary of State Antony Blinken said.

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Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa's injury sparks concern over the NFL's concussion policies

Tua Tagovailoa sustained a major hit in a Sept. 25 game that the team called a back injury that raised questions. Now, he's being treated for a possible concussion after Thursday's game.

Six adults suffered gunshot wounds in the hail of bullets that rained down on the King Estate complex, which houses four different schools Oakland, Calif., on Wednesday. Ray Chavez/MediaNews Group/East Bay Times via Getty Images hide caption

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An Oakland school shooting that injured 6 was gang-related, police say

Officials said at least two gunmen were targeting a specific person and that they are still working to determine what touched off the shooting. It comes amid a surge in violence across the city.

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Ginni Thomas, wife of Supreme Court justice, testifies before Jan. 6 panel

Thomas, a Republican activist, was in touch with an attorney pushing to overturn the 2020 election results. Her lawyer says Thomas testified on Thursday that she played no role in that effort.

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Government funding bill gets a step closer to the finish line as the deadline nears

The Senate approved the interim spending bill, which must now pass the House before heading to President Biden for his signature. The government runs out of spending power on Friday night.

After Frankie Cook's car accident on a wet road outside Rome, Ga., her father, Russell (right), got a lawyer's letter saying they owed a hospital emergency room more than $17,000 for scans and an exam to see if she had a concussion. Audra Melton for KHN hide caption

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They were turned away from urgent care. The reason? Their car insurance

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Russell Cook expected a quick, inexpensive visit to an urgent care center for his daughter after a car wreck. She wasn't badly hurt, but they were sent to an emergency room — for a much larger bill.

A participant sings karaoke inside "TNT Traysikel," a mobile artwork by Paolo Asuncion and Michael Arcega, two students of Carlos Villa. The piece is part of the Villa retrospective at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco. Chloe Veltman/NPR/Chloe Veltman/NPR hide caption

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How one Filipino American artist influenced the work of a generation of others

When Carlos Villa asked about Filipino artists as a student he was told: there weren't any.

How one Filipino American artist influenced the work of a generation of others

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