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President Trump speaks before the U.N. General Assembly on Sept. 25, 2018. He'll address the assembly for the third time this week amid concerns about the role of U.S. leadership in the world.

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A year ago, President Trump was laughed at during his address to the U.N. General Assembly. This year, he'll face an audience of world leaders increasingly unclear about America's role in the world.

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Never mind a runner's high — the buzz some people say they get after a run. Neuroscientist Benedict Kolber was more interested in how to generate pain relief via a brisk walk. It can really work.

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Humanity is not on track to avoid the most catastrophic impacts of climate change. Delegations from nearly 200 countries are meeting to discuss promises they made to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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In an interview ahead of this week's U.N. General Assembly, Mohammad Javad Zarif tells NPR that U.S. sanctions against Iran "will not be able to bring us to our knees."

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At points, it is hard to read Miller's devastating, immersive memoir and breathe at the same time. Miller is an extraordinary writer, with her sharpest moments focusing on her family and their grief.

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The Stena Impero was detained by Iran's Revolutionary Guards in the Strait of Hormuz on July 19 for alleged marine violations. Iranian maritime officials have given no set date for its release.

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On Sunday, more than 200 people paid their respects at a ceremony to mark the "death" of the glacier in the Swiss Alps. Researchers say it's disappearing due to rising temperatures.

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Nalini Nadkarni was one of the first people to study the canopy — the part of trees just above the forest floor to the top branches. Her discoveries have helped shape our understanding of forests.

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