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Cokie Roberts was one of NPR's most recognizable voices and is considered one of a handful of pioneering female journalists who helped shape the public broadcaster's sound and culture. She died Tuesday.
The Justice Department says Edward Snowden, seen here via video feed, breached nondisclosure agreements he signed with the National Security Agency and CIA with the publication of his new memoir, Permanent Record.
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Richard Stallman, pictured in 2015, resigned from his posts as President of the Free Software Foundation and visiting scientist at MIT's Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence lab.
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In this March 28 photo, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a campaign rally in Meerut. One of his efforts as prime minister has been to construct millions of toilets to reduce open defecation.
A man sets up portraits of North Korean defector Han Seong-ok and her 6-year-old son, who are believed to have died from starvation, at a makeshift shrine in downtown Seoul on Aug. 28.
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Eulalio Barrera Barrera's family was one of 6,000 to receive a monthly stipend funded by USAID that was cut off last month because of President Trump's foreign aid funding freeze. Like many families in the program, he spent the last cash on chickens.
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Sarah Thomas, a 37-year-old cancer survivor, swims across the 21-mile English Channel. She said she was stung on the face by a jellyfish during her epic swim, in which she crisscrossed the channel four times, a journey that ended up being more than 130 miles because of the tides.
Afghan police inspect the site of a bombing in Parwan province, where Afghan President Ashraf Ghani was speaking at a campaign rally. The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack.
In Mumbai, some prosperous neighborhoods sit alongside slums. This year's Gates report on progress toward eliminating poverty notes that there is vast inequality not only between nations, but within many of them.
Amish families go down a road in Lancaster, Pa., one on foot and the other by horse-drawn carriage. The high cost of farmland is driving some Amish people to move to where land is more affordable.
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A group gathers at the state capitol in Austin, Texas, in May to protest abortion restrictions. In defiance of the state's ban on city funding of abortion providers, the Austin City Council has found a workaround to help women seeking the procedure.