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If you are out very early Friday morning, look up. You might see the longest partial lunar eclipse in almost 600 years.

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Updated November 17, 2021 at 12:05 PM ET

More than 100,000 people died over a 12-month period from fatal drug overdoses for the first time in U.S. history, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention.

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The NAACP Legal Defense Fund has reshaped the course of justice over the past 80 years. It has fought for school desegregation and the right to vote. Now it's preparing to change leaders. Here's NPR's Carrie Johnson.

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Two federal health agencies are independently considering a very big question - should all American adults get COVID booster shots?

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Researchers say they've recovered a mineral from deep inside the Earth — one they thought would never see the light of day.

Scientists at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, named the mineral "davemaoite," after Ho-kwang "Dave" Mao, a retired experimental geophysicist whose influence on the field is still felt today.

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For the first time in its history, Boston is inaugurating a newly-elected mayor on Tuesday who is not a white man. Michelle Wu – who's Asian American — is the first woman and first person of color elected to lead the city. While many are hailing it as a major turning point, others see it as more of a disappointment that the three Black candidates in the race couldn't even come close.

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Most of California is still in extreme drought. The governor asked residents to conserve water. That mostly failed, but one town did get it done. Here's Ezra David Romero of member station KQED.

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All right. For more on COP26, China and infrastructure, Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm is with us this morning. Good morning, Secretary Granholm.

JENNIFER GRANHOLM: Good morning.

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Good morning. I'm Noel King.

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The national reckoning over race in history is now playing out in the world of birds. At issue - the racist past of the 19th century naturalist and illustrator John James Audubon. NPR's Melissa Block reports.

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