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The train station in downtown Namie, in Fukushima prefecture, is served by the recently rebuilt main train line, which connects with major cities like Sendai and Tokyo.

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Run by a South Korean woman, the Cosmos Karaoke Bar in Namie, Japan, is a haven for residents who've come back to live in a town that was evacuated and fell into decay after the 2011 nuclear disaster.

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Katelynn & Jordan Hewlett/AP

NPR's Scott Simon recounts what life in California, once the stuff of dreams, has become for too many residents as wildfires, mudslides, earthquakes seem to happen with increasing frequency.

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For decades, turnout among young voters has trailed far behind that of older voters. But could renewed efforts to reach this demographic result in record-level turnouts?

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Jesse Zhang for NPR

Scientists are racing to develop a vaccine that proves "safe and effective." It may not prevent infection in everyone who gets it, but it still could eventually stop the pandemic. Here's how.

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President Trump is known for wielding fear as a political weapon. But on the coronavirus, he says he wanted to "play it down."

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"Inmates who have stood on the frontlines, battling historic fires should not be denied the right to later become a professional firefighter," Gov. Gavin Newsom said upon signing the bill on Friday.

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Officials are reviewing the citations and the police department's evidence. "It's now incumbent on the city counselor to decide whether or not to charge these people," the city counselor said.

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The study compared the habits and activities of 314 adults who had been tested for the virus. Those who tested positive more often reported dining at a restaurant within 14 days of showing symptoms.

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