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By Lisa Rathke, Associated Press
Nearly half of the country — from the Pacific coast to the Great Plains and upper Midwest — is experiencing moderate to exceptional drought conditions. That's expected to get worse throughout the summer. As William Brangham reports, it's the western…
By William Brangham, Courtney Norris
California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday closed all beaches in Orange County after thousands flocked to the coast amid the ongoing global pandemic. The move came as pressure has been mounting on officials to reopen some business in the state.
By PBS NewsHour
Being immersed in cold water can cause a “gasp” response and uncontrollable hyperventilation. Fortunately, there are ways to lessen the risk of death from this "cold water shock."…
By Mike Tipton, The Conversation
Summer used to be a season of reruns, but the rise of the streaming era means there's plenty of new fare coming to the small screen. The season will also welcome back popular series like "The Handmaid's Tale," "Pose," "Big…
By Elizabeth Flock
America's song of the summer was the reggaeton hit "Despacito." But it wasn't the top song everywhere.
Dungy's new collection of poetry asks us, in spite of the pain or difficulty of being human today, to find joy and vibrancy in our experiences.
By Lindzi Wessel, STAT
With a “heat dome” entering the national vocabulary, and predicted higher-than-normal temperatures in every state for the next three months, how can a person stay comfortable — and even more important, stay safe?…
By Mary Jo Brooks
Kasey Jueds writes personal poems about childhood, memory, relationships and longing. “But I hope they’re not strictly autobiographical. I love when there is mystery left for other readers and that they aren’t so pinned down to my life that there…
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