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A video went viral earlier this week showing a sea lion grabbing a Canadian girl's dress and pulling her into the water at a dock in Richmond, British Columbia. During the ordeal she received a superficial wound and is being treated for a possible bacterial infection. Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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Girl Dragged Into Water By Sea Lion Treated For 'Seal Finger' Infection

The Canadian girl received a superficial wound and is being treated for a possible bacterial infection. Marine life experts warned she could be at risk for a rare infection known as seal finger.

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos testifies during a hearing on the proposed Department of Education budget. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Here's What Betsy DeVos Said Wednesday On Capitol Hill

There were few fireworks as the education secretary testified before a House subcommittee on the Trump administration's 2018 budget proposal, which slashes $10.6 billion from after-school programs, teacher training, and federal student loans and grants.

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World Cafe

Mac DeMarco On World Cafe

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The Canadian rocker has always been known for bringing the party, but his latest album includes more sober reflection on his relationship with his father.

Mac DeMarco On World Cafe

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Some 55 percent of families with kids that receive food stamp benefits are earning wages. The problem is, those wages aren't enough to actually live on. Whitney Hayward/Press Herald/Getty Images hide caption

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The Salt

Trump Wants Families On Food Stamps To Get Jobs. The Majority Already Work

Some 55 percent of families with kids on SNAP have jobs — they just don't earn enough to live on. Many states where reliance on SNAP is heaviest voted overwhelmingly for Trump last November.

A rig digs deep underground into oil-rich shale in North Dakota's Bakken oil patch. Today, 49 rigs are operating in North Dakota up, from just 28 a year ago. Amy Sisk/Prairie Public Broadcasting hide caption

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Energy

High Times Again For U.S. Oil Industry, Thanks To OPEC

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The oil industry is coming out of a two-year slump after OPEC cut production. In oil-rich North Dakota, there are more energy jobs than available workers and local businesses are seeing a revival.

Boom Time Again For U.S. Oil Industry, Thanks To OPEC

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Television

It's Polyamorous Polysaturation — Unconventional Relationships Abound On TV

Unconventional relationships are all over TV. Open marriages and three-ways have driven stories on scripted shows like House of Cards, Transparent and Orphan Black — and reality TV isn't far behind.

It's Polyamorous Polysaturation — Unconventional Relationships Abound On TV

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Shots - Health News

Miami's Zika Outbreak Began Months Before It Was First Detected

Travelers infected with the Zika virus in the Caribbean brought it to South Florida multiple times before officials realized it had reached the U.S., an analysis of virus genomes finds.

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The Salt

Eating Chocolate, A Little Each Week, May Lower The Risk Of A Heart Flutter

The latest evidence that a chocolate habit may lower your risk of heart disease: A study finds people who ate small amounts of chocolate several times a week had a lower risk of atrial fibrillation.

Eating Chocolate, A Little Each Week, May Lower The Risk Of A Heart Flutter

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Philippine security forces escort Marawi City evacuees at a checkpoint near a neighboring city on the southern island of Mindanao on Wednesday. President Rodrigo Duterte declared martial law on the island, and government have been trying to drive militants from Marawi since they began occupying it Tuesday. Ted Aljibe/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

After Botched Raid, Philippines Tries To Reclaim A City Under Siege

With an island under martial law and civilians escaping Marawi City, which is occupied by ISIS-linked militants, President Rodrigo Duterte struck a hard line Wednesday: "If you fight us, you will die."

Astronaut Reid Wiseman captured this image from the International Space Station and posted it on Sept. 28, 2014, writing: "The Milky Way steals the show from Sahara sands that make the Earth glow orange," according to NASA's website. Reid Wiseman/NASA hide caption

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13.7: Cosmos And Culture

What Does An Expanding Universe Really Mean?

Cosmic expansion stretches space itself, as if space were made of some kind of stretchy rubber material; there is no physical border, only stretching space, says astrophysicist Marcelo Gleiser.