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A bilingual sign stands outside a polling center at a public library ahead of local elections on April 28 in Austin, Texas. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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A Meeting Of Great Minds: During his 1966 visit to South Africa, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy met with anti-apartheid activist Chief Luthuli and later spoke publicly about their meeting. Because of a government ban on media coverage of Luthuli, it was the first news many had of their leader in more than five years. Shoreline Productions hide caption

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Chef Anita Jaisinghani owns Pondicheri, a casual spot serving up her take on the street foods of her native India. Liz Halloran/NPR hide caption

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"I am everything I am today, because of my past." - Maajid Nawaz James Duncan Davidson/TED hide caption

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