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A man walks past OPEC headquarters in Vienna on Tuesday on the eve of the 45th meeting of the Joint Ministerial Monitoring Committee and the 33rd OPEC and non-OPEC Ministerial Meeting. The in-person meeting of OPEC members led by Saudi Arabia and allied members headed by Russia will be the first in the Austrian capital since the spring of 2020. Joe Klamar/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Russia and Saudi Arabia agree to massive cuts to oil output. Here's why it matters

The 2 million bpd cut in oil production was backed by Saudi Arabia and could benefit Russia. The OPEC+ meeting took place as much of the world is battling soaring energy costs and rising inflation.

Russia and Saudi Arabia agree to massive cuts to oil output. Here's why it matters

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Fat Bear candidate 435 Holly is in her mid to late 20s, making her one of the older bears to use Brooks River. She has a light-colored coat reminiscent of a toasted marshmallow, and is known for adopting several orphaned cubs. E. Johnston/NPS Photo hide caption

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Your guide to Fat Bear Week, an election where voters actually like every candidate

Fat Bear Week is officially back. This year's chunks include defending champ Otis — and a mother bear named Holly, known for adopting orphaned cubs.

Hundreds of demonstrators gather in front of City Hall in San Francisco to protest the US Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, on Friday, June 24, 2022. The Court's decision overturned the 50-year-old Roe v. Wade case, removing the federal right to abortion. Beth LaBerge/KQED hide caption

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California proposition to enshrine abortion rights stirs fresh debate over 'viability'

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California voters will decide in November whether to add an amendment to the state constitution explicitly protecting abortion rights. But there is disagreement over exactly what the measure will do.

Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón, seen here in 2020, said his office had aided in the arrest of the CEO of a Michigan-based election software company on "suspicion of theft of personal identifying information." Bryan Chan/AP hide caption

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A software CEO was arrested on suspicion of storing poll worker data in China

The Los Angeles County District Attorney accused the CEO of a small company that makes software for election workers of illegally storing data on servers in China. The company denies the allegation.

Former Philippine Senator and human rights campaigner Leila de Lima, a high-profile critic of former President Rodrigo Duterte and his deadly drug war, arrives at her hearing on illegal drug charges at the Muntinlupa Trial Court in Manila on Aug. 26. Maria Salvador Tan/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Jailed under Duterte, Philippine politician sends dire warnings on democracy from prison

Supporters say Leila de Lima is a human rights defender still paying the price for speaking out against the abuses of the former president's drug war.

Jailed under Duterte, Philippine politician sends dire warnings on democracy

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How to make networking events less awkward: Be a croissant, not a bagel

Networking expert Robbie Samuels explains why adapting the attitude of a croissant is more likely to create meaningful job connections — and shares ways to make networking feel more natural.

How to make networking events less awkward: Be a croissant, not a bagel

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Stockton Police Department officials released this undated surveillance image of a person of interest. The figure appears to match the description of the only surviving victim of a suspected serial killer who has fatally shot six people. AP hide caption

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Police have linked several shootings to a possible serial killer in Stockton, Calif.

Investigators are scouring old shooting homicides for possible connections to the six fatal shootings that have terrorized the the city, officials told NPR.

James Cordella and a line crew from New York state, awaiting the day's assignment in hurricane-stricken Cape Coral. Martin Kaste/NPR hide caption

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An 'army' of line crews is reconnecting the power in Southwest Florida

Crews from 30 states have converged on Southwest Florida to restore power after Hurricane Ian devastated the area. The work is precise and dangerous.

An 'army' of line crews is reconnecting the power in Southwest Florida

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Debbie Lewis and Diana Bisson, partners of 43 years, stand in the kitchen of what remains of their home in the Flamingo Bay neighborhood on Pine Island, Fla., on Monday. They are planning to leave the island as soon as the road out is passable. Carlos Osorio for NPR hide caption

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Ian cut off residents of Florida's Pine Island. They are just now taking stock

After the hurricane damaged the only bridge, the only way to get to Pine Island is by private boat. Residents are returning to salvage what remains of their homes.

Ian cut off residents of Florida's Pine Island. They are just now taking stock

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Carl Allamby recently completed all of his training and was hired as an attending physician at Cleveland Clinic's Hillcrest Hospital. He's 51. Stephen Travarca/Cleveland Clinic Hillcrest Hospital hide caption

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What's it take to go from mechanic to physician at 51? Patience, an Ohio doctor says

Talk about a late bloomer. Carl Allamby, who ran an auto repair shop for more than 20 years, was recently hired as an attending physician at Cleveland Clinic's Hillcrest Hospital at age 51.

LSD blotter tabs sit on top of a US quarter coin. A drug based off of psychedelic LSD appears to relieve depression and anxiety in mice, but without the hallucinogenic side effects. PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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These LSD-based drugs seem to help mice with anxiety and depression — without the trip

Scientists have made a drug based on LSD that seems to fight depression without producing a psychedelic experience.

Bridgette Burton (left) Stephanie Ybarra and Rachael Erichsen all work at Baltimore Center Stage. Sydney J. Allen for NPR hide caption

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Working in theater is a grind. But it doesn't have to be

The hours are long and the pay isn't great. But one theater in Baltimore is trying to rethink its labor practices to make theater a better workplace.

Working in theater is a grind. But it doesn't have to be

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