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Members of the San Francisco 49ers kneel with teammates during the anthem, prior to the game against the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field on October 15, 2017 in Landover, Maryland. Michael Zagaris/Getty Images hide caption

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When It Comes To Race And Sports, Who Owns An Athlete's Opinions?

The anger of white fans "is what happens when black bodies don't conform to what white spectators and consumers want them to be or do or say," says Penn State professor Amira Rose Davis.

Clockwise from top left: Flooding from Hurricane Harvey in Texas. A victim of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. Rescuers search for survivors after the earthquake in Mexico. Monsoon flooding in India. Top Left: Emily Kask Top Right: Carolyn Cole Bottom Left: Diptendu Dutta Bottom Right: Pedro Pardo/Getty Images hide caption

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What The Pileup Of U.S. Disasters Means For The World

Fundraising shortfalls. Staff operating at full tilt. How this epic season of hurricanes in the U.S. is complicating the response to global crises.

What The Pileup Of U.S. Disasters Means For The World

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A U.S. Army team transfers the remains of Staff Sgt. Dustin Wright, 29, of Lyons, Ga., at Dover Air Force Base, Del., on Oct. 5. Wright was one of four U.S. troops killed in an ambush in Niger. U.S. forces work with many African militaries. While the Americans are advising and assisting in most cases, they also travel into the field where they can face combat. Staff Sgt. Aaron J. Jenne/U.S. Air Force via AP hide caption

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After Deadly Niger Ambush, A Closer Look At U.S. Military In Africa

The military has some 20 missions across the continent. Most are not combat operations. But the deaths of four soldiers in Niger illustrate the dangers as U.S. troops venture into the field.

Team New Zealand America's Cup helmsman Peter Burling waves during a welcome home parade through the streets of Auckland, New Zealand, in July. This month, he'll begin a round-the-world race with eight team members. Greg Bowker/AP hide caption

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One Of New Zealand's Best Sailors Aims For Triple Crown In Round-The-World Race

Peter Burling has already won Olympic gold and the America's Cup. Soon he'll start the grueling Volvo Ocean Race. Sleep deprivation, freeze-dried food and giant waves are only some of the challenges.

Beck's latest album, Colors, is available now. Peter Hapak/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'Colors' Continues Beck's Postmodern Pastiche

On Beck's latest, thrift-store sounds, abrasive noise and his father's ear-stretching orchestrations all vie for attention at once.

'Colors' Continues Beck's Postmodern Pastiche

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Fresh fish fillets for sale in a display case. Concerns over animal welfare have led to changes in how livestock are raised in recent years. But seafood has been missing from the conversation. One group aims to change that. kali9/Getty Images hide caption

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Do You Care If Your Fish Dinner Was Raised Humanely? Animal Advocates Say You Should

Concerns over animal welfare have led to changes in how livestock are raised in recent years. But seafood has been missing from the conversation. One group aims to change that.

Tegan (left) and Sara Quin perform at Coachella in 2008, following the release of the duo's fifth album, The Con. Tegan and Sara are celebrating the 10th anniversary of The Con with a tour and an album of covers performed by musicians influenced by the original album. Kevin Winter/Getty Images hide caption

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How 'The Con' Almost Broke Tegan And Sara

Ten years ago, the making of Tegan and Sara's fifth album — and divided reactions to it — created a rift between the twins that nearly tore them apart but eventually showed them a way forward.

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In 'Only The Brave,' The True Story Of Fated Wildland Firefighters

Actor and one-time volunteer fireman Josh Brolin explains his role in a new movie portraying the Granite Mountain Hotshots of Prescott, Ariz.

In 'Only The Brave,' The True Story Of Fated Wildland Firefighters

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Blitt's 2008 New Yorker cover, "Fistbump: The Politics of Fear," was inspired by the rumors that circulated about the Obamas during that year's presidential campaign. The New Yorker via bado-badosblog.blogspot.com hide caption

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'I'm Just Trying To Make Myself Laugh': 'New Yorker' Artist Shares His Cover Stories

Barry Blitt's new book features some of the cartoonist's most memorable and merciless work, including his 2008 drawing of Barack and Michelle Obama fist-bumping in the Oval Office.