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David Elder, ocean rescue supervisor for Kill Devil Hills, N.C., stands in a hole he estimates to be 7 feet deep on Sunday. Town of Kill Devil Hills via AP hide caption

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A man's death shows the dangers of digging deep holes on the beach

A town on North Carolina's Outer Banks issued a public plea to beachgoers about the dangers of digging holes on the oceanfront just hours before a man died at a New Jersey beach when a hole collapsed on him.

Kendrick Lamar performs in March 2019 during the third day of Lollapalooza Buenos Airesat Hipodromo de San Isidro. Santiago Bluguermann/Getty Images hide caption

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Kendrick Lamar's new song 'Auntie Diaries' divides the LGBTQ+ community

NPR's Rachel Martin talks to writer Raquel Willis about Kendrick Lamar's song "Auntie Diaries" which has divided trans people with its story of how he came to accept his relatives' gender identities.

Kendrick Lamar's new song 'Auntie Diaries' divides the LGBTQ+ community

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Former U.S. President Donald Trump welcomes Hungary Prime Minister Viktor Orban to the White House in 2019. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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Here's why American conservatives are in Hungary for a big conference

The Conservative Political Action Conference is in Hungary this week, with a keynote from Prime Minister Viktor Orban. He has clamped down on democratic institutions and targeted minority groups.

Here's why American conservatives are heading to Hungary for a big conference

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Rev. Denise O. Walden-Glenn and Alia Williams each raise a fist— a symbol of solidarity and Black power— at the VOICE office in Buffalo, New York. Alana Wise/NPR hide caption

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After the Buffalo slayings, parents struggle through talks with their children

Some of the children want to know how someone could do something so horrible. Others are too young to fully comprehend. Parents say there are no easy answers to the questions the children ask.

After the Buffalo slayings, parents struggle through talks with their children

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Pro-abortion rights demonstrators march in Washington, D.C., on May 14. While most U.S. adults favor some restrictions on abortion, according to our new poll, most also say they do not support overturning Roe v. Wade. Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images hide caption

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Nearly 2 in 3 Americans oppose overturning Roe, a new poll finds

Seven-in-10 U.S. adults say they support some restrictions on abortions, and Americans are split on 15-week bans and whether abortion-inducing medication should be allowed to be mailed to homes.

Poll: Two-thirds say don't overturn Roe; the court leak is firing up Democratic voters

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In the metal bands Sleep and High on Fire, Matt Pike has always looked to esoteric sources. Over the last decade, however, he's found inspiration in the conspiracy theories of David Icke. Photo Illustration by Estefania Mitre/NPR; Getty Images hide caption

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Can Matt Pike face the music?

Matt Pike overcame long odds to find success in metal bands Sleep and High on Fire. But his deepening obsession with conspiracy theories has created a dissonant riff.

President Joe Biden, standing with Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson and Finnish President Sauli Niinisto, speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House on Thursday. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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Biden backs Sweden and Finland's NATO membership application

Biden said Thursday that he was sending paperwork to Congress to ratify Finland and Sweden's application to join NATO. The ratification process is expected to pass with bipartisan support.

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North Korea may conduct a missile or nuclear test timed with Biden's visit to Asia

Pyongyang has conducted 16 missile test launches this year. Seoul and Washington are on alert for a possible new test launch, timed to coincide with President Biden's visit starting Friday.

North Korea may conduct a missile or nuclear test timed with Biden's visit to Asia

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Police continue the investigation at the Tops supermarket May 18 in the Cold Spring neighborhood of Buffalo, N.Y. A gunman opened fire at the store on Saturday, killing 10 people and wounding three others. Police say it's being investigated as a racially motivated hate crime. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Buffalo prosecutors get more time to build their case against a mass shooting suspect

Payton Gendron is accused in a racist supermarket attack that killed 10 people. On Thursday, a judge delayed the hearing that will decide if there's enough evidence to proceed to trial until June 9.

The Katastwóf Karavan is built from a steel frame mounted to lumber running gear with red oak and muslin wall panels, a propane fired boiler, water tank, gas generator and a brass and steel 38-note steam calliope. Robert Shelley/National Gallery of Art hide caption

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A slavery-era instrument is on the National Mall, singing 'songs of liberation'

An old-fashioned steam calliope designed by luminaries in the worlds of art and jazz is on display at the National Sculpture Garden.

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They escaped the war in Ukraine. Then they faced fresh trouble in Poland

Millions of people have fled Ukraine since the war started, but not all are Ukrainian. And some citizens of African countries have found that the doors of Europe are much less open to them.

They escaped the war in Ukraine. Then they faced fresh trouble in Poland

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A photographer uses toys to reflect children's experiences in war

Brian McCarty's nonprofit provides art therapy to kids who have escaped conflicts, then transforms some of their traumatic drawings into toy dioramas to help people understand the horrors of war.

A photographer uses toys to reflect children's experiences in war

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'Mirror Made of Rain' looks at how patterns of self-destruction are inherited

Naheed Phiroze Patel's debut novel Mirror Made of Rain is out in the U.S. this week.

'Mirror Made of Rain' looks at how patterns of self-destruction are inherited

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