Ten thousand fire personnel are battling blazes across California, including in San Luis Obispo County, where the massive Chimney Fire threatens homes and the historic Hearst Castle. AP hide caption

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Gang Rape Of Aid Workers In South Sudan Is A Turning Point

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Yoko Ono, John Lennon and their immigration attorney, Michael Wildes (right), leave the Immigration and Naturalization Service in New York City on March 16, 1972. Anthony Camerano/AP hide caption

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John Lennon's Deportation Fight Paved Way For Obama's Deferred Action Policy

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Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Green Bay, Wis., on Aug. 5. Michael Kranish and his colleague Marc Fisher are the authors of Trump Revealed, a biography about Trump's life and career that is based on the work of more than 20 of the Post's reporters, editors and fact-checkers. Darren Hauck/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Off Camera: The Man Behind The 'In-Your-Face Provocateur'

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Ian Bradley-Perrin (left) and fellow graduate student Olga Brudastova have been active in the campaign to unionize grad students who work as teaching and research assistants at Columbia University. Karen Matthews/AP hide caption

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Hiroyuko Yamamoto, a crossing guard in Matsudo, Japan, has been trained in how to recognize and gently approach people who are wandering, or have other signs of dementia, in ways that won't frighten them. Ina Jaffe/NPR hide caption

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Japanese City Takes Community Approach To Dealing With Dementia

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Mufti Ismail Berdiev (right) is a religious leader in the Republic of Dagestan. When a report documented female genital mutilation in this republic, he said all women should be circumcised "to end depravity." He later said he was joking. Above, he poses with Russian President Vladimir Putin at a Kremlin ceremony in March. Mikhail Metzel/TASS hide caption

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Afghan police train with their weapons in Lashkar Gah, Afghanistan, in July. Hundreds of U.S. troops are deployed to train and assist security forces in Helmand province, where the Taliban have recently made territorial gains. Abdul Khaliq/AP hide caption

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Former corrections officer Robert Fletcher says he bought this painting from artist Peter Doig in 1976. Bartlow Gallery LTD hide caption

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Artist Peter Doig Says He Didn't Paint This, And A Judge Agrees

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Paleoartist Peter Schouten's reconstruction of Microleo attenboroughi prowling along the branches of rain forest trees in search of prey. Peter Schouten/Courtesy of the University of New South Wales hide caption

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The so-called Voynich Manuscript, a small unassuming book usually stored in a Yale University vault, is one of the most mysterious books in the world. A small publishing house in northern Spain has finally secured the right to replicate the document. Cesar Manso/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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NBC's Bob Costas interviews the gold-medal winning U.S. gymnastics team in Rio on Aug. 9: Madison Kocian (from left), Laurie Hernandez, Gabby Douglas, Aly Raisman, Simone Biles. NBC broadcast more than 6,000 hours from the games on various platforms, but TV ratings were down from the 2012 London Games. NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images hide caption

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NBC Declares Rio A 'Media' Success, Though TV Ratings Were Down

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Firas Awad (left) and wife Tamam Aldrawsha, from Syria, spend hours studying German every day. Awad wants to complete the pharmacy studies he abandoned because of the Syrian war, and Aldrawsha wants to become a nurse. "I want to be useful," she says. "Useful for my family and useful for this country." Joanna Kakissis for NPR hide caption

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This Lawson convenience store in Kowaguchi, Japan, sells a selection of prepared meals and fresh vegetables and meats, along with products aimed at the elderly. Many of the store's older customers find it hard to get to the supermarket, the store's manager says. Ina Jaffe/NPR hide caption

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Beyond Slurpees: Many Japanese Mini-Marts Now Cater To Elders

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