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    Nationwide Strike Clogs Brazil's Big Cities, Grinding Daily Activity To A Halt

    Nationwide Strike Clogs Brazil's Big Cities, Grinding Daily Activity To A Halt


    Unions called for the 24-hour work stoppage to protest President Michel Temer's attempts to roll back pensions and labor laws. Temer says these changes are necessary to save Brazil from recession.(Image credit: Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP/Getty...

    Unions called for the 24-hour work stoppage to protest President Michel Temer's attempts to roll back pensions and labor laws. Temer says these changes are necessary to save Brazil from recession.

    (Image credit: Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP/Getty Images)

    Time To Consult Congress Over Use Of Force Against ISIS, Lawmakers Say

    Time To Consult Congress Over Use Of Force Against ISIS, Lawmakers Say


    The U.S. has relied on legislation from 2001 to justify its use of force against ISIS. But a bipartisan group of representatives say it's outdated, and argue it's time for a debate.(Image credit: Cliff...

    The U.S. has relied on legislation from 2001 to justify its use of force against ISIS. But a bipartisan group of representatives say it's outdated, and argue it's time for a debate.

    (Image credit: Cliff Owen/AP)

    NSA To Limit Some Collection Of Internet Communication

    NSA To Limit Some Collection Of Internet Communication


    The agency will scale back its collection of "about" data, messages that are not only traveling to and from a foreign target, but those that mention one.(Image credit: Patrick...

    The agency will scale back its collection of "about" data, messages that are not only traveling to and from a foreign target, but those that mention one.

    (Image credit: Patrick Semansky/AP)

    U.S. Supply Of Yellow Fever Vaccine Will Run Out By Midsummer

    U.S. Supply Of Yellow Fever Vaccine Will Run Out By Midsummer


    Officials are working on an emergency import deal for another vaccine that is not licensed in the U.S. Even then, a limited number of doses will be available at only a small number of clinics.(Image credit: BSIP/UIG via Getty...

    Officials are working on an emergency import deal for another vaccine that is not licensed in the U.S. Even then, a limited number of doses will be available at only a small number of clinics.

    (Image credit: BSIP/UIG via Getty Images)

    Tutu Protests And Parties Break Out In Wyoming Over Senator's Remark

    Tutu Protests And Parties Break Out In Wyoming Over Senator's Remark


    People are using the #LiveandLetTutu hashtag to share images of themselves wearing tutus, in response to Sen. Mike Enzi saying a man who wears a tutu in a bar is asking for it.(Image credit: Courtesy of Tyler...

    People are using the #LiveandLetTutu hashtag to share images of themselves wearing tutus, in response to Sen. Mike Enzi saying a man who wears a tutu in a bar is asking for it.

    (Image credit: Courtesy of Tyler Wolfgang)

    At TED This Week, Two Speakers Got To The Root Of Things

    At TED This Week, Two Speakers Got To The Root Of Things


    At the TED Conference in Vancouver this week, two Fellows, Devita Davison and Damon Davis talked about putting ideas to work to invigorate marginalized communities from within.(Image credit: Maarten de Boer/Getty...

    At the TED Conference in Vancouver this week, two Fellows, Devita Davison and Damon Davis talked about putting ideas to work to invigorate marginalized communities from within.

    (Image credit: Maarten de Boer/Getty Images)

    Young Voters Distrust Presidency, Say It's Unlikely They'll Run For Office, Poll Says

    Young Voters Distrust Presidency, Say It's Unlikely They'll Run For Office, Poll Says


    Forty-one percent of 18- to 29-year-olds give President Trump an F, a Harvard poll shows. Nearly half of this millennial group says politics is relevant, despite low likelihood of running for office.(Image credit: Alyson...

    Forty-one percent of 18- to 29-year-olds give President Trump an F, a Harvard poll shows. Nearly half of this millennial group says politics is relevant, despite low likelihood of running for office.

    (Image credit: Alyson Hurt/NPR)

    100 Days In, Women's March Still Inspires. But Can The Enthusiasm Hold?

    100 Days In, Women's March Still Inspires. But Can The Enthusiasm Hold?


    The event in Washington, D.C., the day after President Trump's inauguration animated activists worldwide. It spurred more marches and political involvement. But the next phase is a challenging one.(Image credit: Meg...

    The event in Washington, D.C., the day after President Trump's inauguration animated activists worldwide. It spurred more marches and political involvement. But the next phase is a challenging one.

    (Image credit: Meg Kelly/NPR)

    Paradise Lost: Luxury Music Festival Turns Out To Be Half-Built Scene Of Chaos

    Paradise Lost: Luxury Music Festival Turns Out To Be Half-Built Scene Of Chaos


    Tickets cost thousands for what organizers were calling "the cultural event of the decade." But when visitors arrived on Grand Exuma, they found a tent city without enough power, security, or food.(Image credit: Miles...

    Tickets cost thousands for what organizers were calling "the cultural event of the decade." But when visitors arrived on Grand Exuma, they found a tent city without enough power, security, or food.

    (Image credit: Miles Braun)

    PHOTOS: See The Sweeping American Landscapes Under Review By Trump

    PHOTOS: See The Sweeping American Landscapes Under Review By Trump


    President Trump has ordered the Department of the Interior to review the status of at least 20 national monuments. Here's a visual guide to the stunning landscapes now in Trump's sights.(Image credit: Bureau of Land Management/Flickr; U.S. Fish and...

    President Trump has ordered the Department of the Interior to review the status of at least 20 national monuments. Here's a visual guide to the stunning landscapes now in Trump's sights.

    (Image credit: Bureau of Land Management/Flickr; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service/Flickr; David McNew/Getty Images)

    19th Century Princess And Cookbook Author Was Also Georgia's First Feminist

    19th Century Princess And Cookbook Author Was Also Georgia's First Feminist


    Princess Barbare Jorjadze is renowned for her cookbook. But she spent most of her life writing letters, poems and essays, to fight for a greater public role for Georgian women.(Image credit: George Lomsadze for...

    Princess Barbare Jorjadze is renowned for her cookbook. But she spent most of her life writing letters, poems and essays, to fight for a greater public role for Georgian women.

    (Image credit: George Lomsadze for NPR)

    Congress Passes Spending Bill To Avoid Shutdown, Again Punts On Health Care

    Congress Passes Spending Bill To Avoid Shutdown, Again Punts On Health Care


    The House and Senate approved a short-term measure on Friday that funds the government for another week.(Image credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty...

    The House and Senate approved a short-term measure on Friday that funds the government for another week.

    (Image credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

    France's New Far-Right Leader Quits Over Alleged Holocaust Denial

    France's New Far-Right Leader Quits Over Alleged Holocaust Denial


    With Marine Le Pen in a tight race ahead of the May 7 election, accusations of Holocaust denial prompted a quick shakeup at the head of her party.(Image credit: Alain Jocard/AFP/Getty...

    With Marine Le Pen in a tight race ahead of the May 7 election, accusations of Holocaust denial prompted a quick shakeup at the head of her party.

    (Image credit: Alain Jocard/AFP/Getty Images)

    His Parents' Death Gave Him A Mission: Stop The Medical Brain Drain

    His Parents' Death Gave Him A Mission: Stop The Medical Brain Drain


    Chris Ategeka left his native Uganda and earned an engineering degree in the U.S. He could have gone to Silicon Valley — but his personal history set him on a different path.(Image credit: Ryan Lash...

    Chris Ategeka left his native Uganda and earned an engineering degree in the U.S. He could have gone to Silicon Valley — but his personal history set him on a different path.

    (Image credit: Ryan Lash /TED)