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Mexico City Keeps Sinking As Its Water Supply Wastes Away

“We are depleting volumes of water that took hundreds, thousands of years to store. Sooner or later it will run out,” says Mexico City’s outgoing water system director. (Image credit: Carrie Kahn/NPR)

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Secrets Of Success From A 102-Year-Old Runner

Man Kaur just earned two golds in the World Masters Athletics Championship in Spain. And she didn’t even start running until she was 93! (Image credit: Michael Bradley/AFP/Getty Images)

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Super Typhoon Mangkhut Slams Into The Philippines

Officials and residents raced to prepare as the storm approached the northern part of the country. In 2013 typhoon Haiyan killed more than 6,000 people in the Philippines. (Image credit: Aaron Favila/AP)

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September Is Peak Hurricane Season. Why Is That?

September 10 is the day you’re statistically most likely to find a tropical cyclone somewhere in the Atlantic basin. The reason has to do with both wind and water. (Image credit: NOAA/AP)

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Russian Suspects In Skripal Case Say They Visited Salisbury To See Cathedral

“Our friends had been suggesting for a long time that we visit this wonderful town,” the man known as Alexander Petrov tells RT. He’s accused of traveling to the U.K. to poison a former KGB spy. (Image credit: RT via Reuters)

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Turkey's Central Bank Defies Erdogan With Drastic Interest Rate Hike

These days it’s rare for Turkish officials to contradict President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has vowed not to raise rates. But that’s what happened Thursday, in an urgent bid to save a deflating lira. (Image credit: Adem Altan/AFP/Getty Images)

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U.S. Leaders Of 'Lacerated' Catholic Church Meet Pope To Discuss Sex Abuse Crisis

As Pope Francis grapples with a growing scandal, an accused bishop has resigned in West Virginia and a new study has emerged documenting the scale of clerical abuse in Germany. (Image credit: Gregorio Borgia/AP)

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Aung San Suu Kyi Says Rohingya Crisis 'Could Have Been Handled Better'

Speaking in Vietnam, Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi said Myanmar’s treatment of Rohingya Muslims “could have been handled better.” U.N. investigators have said crimes against Rohingya were genocide.

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Researchers Discover Ancient 'Hashtag'

The world’s oldest drawing was made 73,000 years ago in a South African Cave on a rock with an ocher “crayon.” (Image credit: Craig Foster)

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