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A mourner sits next to a candle display during a vigil for Tyre Nichols on Jan. 30 at Regency Community Skatepark in Sacramento, Calif. Nichols was an avid skateboarder and used to frequent the park. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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President Joe Biden, right, talks with Rep. Kevin McCarthy of Calif., left, after an event in the Rose Garden of the White House in July 26, 2021. The president and the House speaker are preparing for their first official visit at the White House on Wednesday, ahead of a looming debt crisis. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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A banner of Russian President Vladimir Putin is seen during a protest to support the Burkina Faso President Captain Ibrahim Traore and to demand the departure of France's ambassador and military forces, in Ouagadougou, on Jan. 20, 2023. Russia has been trying to expand its influence throughout Africa in recent years. Olympia de Maismont/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Sahar Pirzada chose to have an abortion in 2018 when she learned that her fetus had Trisomy 18, a rare genetic condition that almost always ends in miscarriage or stillbirth. Lauren Justice for NPR hide caption

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Muslim-American opinions on abortion are complex. What does Islam actually say?

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As soda consumption has dropped in the West, companies are making an effort to woo new customers in other places. This Coke bottle ad is in Mozambique. Thomas Trutschel/Photothek via Getty Images hide caption

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A sign calling attention to drug overdoses is posted in a gas station on the White Earth reservation in Ogema, Minn.. A new study shows that early deaths due to addiction and suicide have impacted American Indian and Alaska Native communities far more than white communities. David Goldman/AP hide caption

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Native Americans left out of 'deaths of despair' research

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Anti-coup protesters hold up signs as they march in Mandalay, Myanmar Sunday, March 14, 2021. The prospects for peace in Myanmar, much less a return to democracy, seem dimmer than ever two years after the army seized power from the elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi, experts say. AP hide caption

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Law enforcement officers aim their weapons at a home during a standoff in Grants Pass, Ore., on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023. Police said the standoff involving a man suspected in a violent kidnapping in Oregon who was barricaded underneath the home had been "resolved." Scott Stoddard/AP hide caption

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In this image made from a video, products containing CBD are displayed at a press conference by Hong Kong Customs in Hong Kong, Friday, Jan. 27, 2023. Alice Fung/AP hide caption

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MONTEREY PARK, CA - JANUARY 23: A mourner attends a candlelight vigil for victims of a mass shooting on January 23, 2023 in Monterey Park, California. At least 10 people were killed and another 10 people were injured during a mass shooting that took place at a dance studio in Monterey Park. (Photo by Qian Weizhong/VCG via Getty Images) VCG/VCG via Getty Images hide caption

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Suspects in the assassination of Haiti's President Jovenel Moise, among them Haitian-American citizens James Solages, left, and Joseph Vincent, second left, are shown in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, in July 2021. U.S. officials say four key suspects have been transferred to the U.S. for prosecution. Odelyn Joseph/AP hide caption

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Alec Baldwin attends a news conference at United Nations headquarters on Sept. 21, 2015. The actor has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in the fatal shooting of a cinematographer on a New Mexico movie set in 2021. Seth Wenig/AP hide caption

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Pope Francis delivers a speech in the garden of the Palace of the Nation during the meeting of the authorities, the civil society and the diplomatic corps in Kinshasa. ARSENE MPIANA/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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In this photo provided by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services, its members search for a radioactive capsule believed to have fallen off a truck being transported on a freight route on the outskirts of Perth, Australia, on Saturday. AP hide caption

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A "mysterious" flying spiral spotted by the Subaru Telescope on Mauna Kea, Hawaii, early on Jan. 18, could be related to a SpaceX satellite launch earlier in the day, scientists speculated. NAOJ & Asahi Shimbun via Storyful/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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Former Minnesota Sen. David Durenberger and his then-fiancée Susan Foote leave federal court in Washington on Aug. 22, 1995. Durenberger, a Republican who espoused a progressive brand of politics and criticized the GOP after his political career, died Tuesday at age 88. Dennis Cook/AP hide caption

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New York state records show nearly half the state's 600-plus nursing homes hired real estate, management and staffing companies run or controlled by their owners, frequently paying them well above the cost of services. Meanwhile, in the pandemic's height, the federal government was giving the facilities hundreds of millions in fiscal relief. Maskot/Getty Images hide caption

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