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Soldiers transfer the remains of Army Sgt. Joshua Rodgers, 22, of Bloomington, Ill., at Dover Air Force Base, Del. Rodgers and Sgt. Cameron H. Thomas, 23, of Kettering, Ohio, were killed during a raid in Afghanistan. Cliff Owen/AP hide caption

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The Pentagon Investigates Possible Friendly Fire Deaths In Afghanistan

U.S. forces targeting an ISIS leader may have accidentally killed two of their own. United States Forces—Afghanistan says the service members' families have been informed of the investigation.

Fyre Festival attendees walk around the event site on Thursday night in Grand Exuma, Bahamas. Festival goers had paid thousands of dollars for villas and lodges on the beach, but instead found a chaotic tent city. Miles Braun hide caption

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Paradise Lost: Luxury Music Festival Turns Out To Be Half-Built Scene Of Chaos

Tickets cost thousands for what organizers were calling "the cultural event of the decade." But when visitors arrived, they found a tent city without enough power, security or food.

Three of the national monuments now under review by the Department of the Interior: (from left to right) Gold Butte in Nevada, the Pacific Remote Islands and Giant Sequoia in Northern California. Bureau of Land Management/Flickr; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service/Flickr; David McNew/Getty Images hide caption

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PHOTOS: See The Sweeping American Landscapes Under Review By Trump

President Trump has ordered the Department of the Interior to review the status of at least 20 national monuments. Here's a visual guide to the landscapes now in Trump's sights.

"We'd love to solve things diplomatically but it's very difficult," President Trump said on North Korea, in an interview with Reuters. Trump is seen here at the White House on Thursday. Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Warns Of Potential 'Major, Major Conflict' With North Korea

The president told Reuters he would prefer a diplomatic solution, and believes China wants to help. He tweeted that Friday's missile test was in defiance of North Korea's northern neighbors.

In 1967, Frederick Wiseman's controversial documentary Titicut Follies exposed conditions at Bridgewater State Hospital in Massachusetts. Fifty years later, the filmmaker, now 87, has adapted the work into dance. Hecco hide caption

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Dance

A Haunting '60s Film About Mental Illness And Incarceration Becomes A Ballet

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Frederick Wiseman's controversial 1967 documentary Titicut Follies exposed conditions at Bridgewater State Hospital in Massachusetts. Fifty years later, the filmmaker, now 87, has adapted it to dance.

A Haunting '60s Film About Mental Illness And Incarceration Becomes A Ballet

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Cuban pianist Chucho Valdés performs at the Havana Jazz Festival in December 2016. Valdés is one of the artistic directors of this year's International Jazz Day festivities. Erika Goldring/Getty Images hide caption

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Music Interviews

Radical Grooves And Hometown Heroes: Cuba's Lasting Jazz Legacy

As Havana prepares to host this year's International Jazz Day celebration, Jazz Night In America's Christian McBride shares how the island nation has shaped jazz in America and around the world.

Radical Grooves And Hometown Heroes: Cuba's Lasting Jazz Legacy

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A protester harangues a line of military police in riot gear in front of a Rio de Janeiro bus terminal during the nationwide strike Friday. Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Nationwide Strike Clogs Brazil's Big Cities, Grinding Daily Activity To A Halt

Unions called for the 24-hour work stoppage to protest President Michel Temer's attempts to roll back pensions and labor laws. Temer says these changes are necessary to save Brazil from recession.

The U.S. economy grew by just 0.7 percent in the first quarter of this year. Weak auto sales were one factor dragging down consumer spending. (Above) Chevrolet pickup trucks at a dealership in Delmont, Pa., in February. Gene J. Puskar/AP hide caption

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GDP Grew Just 0.7 Percent In First Quarter Of 2017

This was below market expectations, according to the Commerce Department report, and indicates the economy grew at the slowest pace in three years.

A shark swims off the coast of Midway Atoll on the northern edge of the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument in Hawaii. The Trump administration plans to consider reversing the designation of some marine sanctuaries. Wyland/NOAA/AP hide caption

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Trump Signs Executive Order On Offshore Drilling And Marine Sanctuaries

The order directs Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to review a five-year plan in which President Obama banned drilling in parts of the Pacific, Arctic, and Atlantic Oceans.

Trump Signs Executive Order On Offshore Drilling And Marine Sanctuaries

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Code Switch

Why American Sikhs Think They Need A Publicity Campaign

American Sikhs faced an onslaught of violence and hate crimes following the Sept. 11 attacks. In the face of renewed racist vitriol, they have devised a positive media plan.

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Politics

Young Voters Distrust Presidency, Say It's Unlikely They'll Run For Office, Poll Says

Forty-one percent of 18- to 29-year-olds give President Trump an F, a Harvard poll shows. Nearly half of this millennial group says politics is relevant, despite a low likelihood of running for office.

Young Voters Distrust Presidency, Say It's Unlikely They'll Run For Office, Poll Says

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French far-right candidate Marine Le Pen's National Front party now has a new interim leader, after Jean-Francois Jalkh, right, stepped down over comments about the Holocaust. The two are seen here at the Elysee in 2014. Alain Jocard/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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France's New Far-Right Leader Quits Over Alleged Holocaust Denial

With Marine Le Pen in a tight race ahead of next weekend's election, accusations of Holocaust denial prompted a quick shakeup at the head of her party.

Fortified dwelling and open air banquet, detail from a mosaic portraying a Nilotic landscape from El Alia, Tunisia. Roman Civilisation, 2nd century. Musée National Du Bardo (Archaeological Museum) DeAgostini/Getty Images hide caption

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The Salt

What Did Ancient Romans Eat? New Novel Serves Up Meals And Intrigue

In ancient Rome, food was a bargaining chip for position for slaves and nobles alike. At the center of Feast Of Sorrow is real-life nobleman Apicius, who inspired the oldest surviving cookbook.

Pedestrians walk past St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City. The number of Americans who list their church affiliation as "none" has certainly increased, but more than 70 percent still identify generally as Christian. Marianne O'Leary/Flickr hide caption

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Religion

Why Religion Is More Durable Than Commonly Thought In Modern Society

It's commonly accepted that as societies become more modern, religion loses its grip. But recent research suggests it's more complicated than that.

Why Religion Is More Durable Than Commonly Thought In Modern Society

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