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Drug companies often do one-on-one outreach to doctors. A new study finds these meetings with drug reps lead to more prescriptions for cancer patients, but not longer survival. Chris Hondros/Getty Images hide caption

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Oncologists' meetings with drug reps don't help cancer patients live longer

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Four "American Indicators," people who represent different parts of the economy in different parts of the country, talk about their politics as the presidential election looms. Courtesy of Arch City Defenders, Winton Machine Company, Bhavesh Patel and the Just One Project hide caption

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Andrew Song and Luke Iseman of Make Sunsets ready for a launch. Iseman says they hope to someday cool the earth on a larger scale. Julia Simon/NPR hide caption

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In this undated photo provided by the United States Geological Survey, permafrost forms a grid-like pattern in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska, managed by the Bureau of Land Management on Alaska's North Slope. David W. Houseknecht/United States Geological Survey via AP hide caption

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Volkswagen workers in Chattanooga, Tenn., celebrate as results from the union election at the auto plant come in on April 19, 2024. The final tally was 2,628 votes in favor of unionizing and 985 against. Stephan Bisaha/Gulf States Newsroom hide caption

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When the media covers scientific research, not all scientists are equally likely to be mentioned. A new study finds scientists with Asian or African names were 15% less likely to be named in a story. shironosov/Getty Images hide caption

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Google has a contract with the Israeli government where it provides the country with cloud computing services. Not all Google employees are happy about that. Alexander Koerner/Getty Images hide caption

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Google worker says the company is 'silencing our voices' after dozens are fired

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A "for rent" sign in front of a home in December 2023 in Miami, Florida. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Housing costs keep inflation stubborn; New report on Maui wildfires released

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