The armed individuals occupying part of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon include Ryan Bundy. On Thursday, he had a gun and a tape measure on his side. Bundy is the son of Cliven Bundy, whose 2014 armed standoff with the federal Bureau of Land Management in in Nevada drew national attention. Anadolu Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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On Wednesday in Yangon, Myanmar, two police officers read about the elections that saw opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's party win a majority of seats in parliament. Gemunu Amarasinghe/AP hide caption

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Essentials are necessary. Replicas are exact. An exodus is a mass movement of people. These are just a few of the many pleonasms heard and written each day. NPR via wordle.net hide caption

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Please Don't Have A Temper Tantrum About The Pleonasm In This Headline

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On Thursday, balloons and flowers were in front of the Roanoke, Va., studios of WDBJ-TV. A day before, WDBJ reporter Alison Parker and WDBJ photojournalist Adam Ward were killed during a live broadcast. Steve Helber/AP hide caption

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The Sounds Of A Murder: News Or Not?

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3 Things To Know About NPR's Policy Regarding Offensive Language

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Artist John Trumbull's Declaration of Independence. It can be seen in the rotunda of the U.S. Capitol. /Library of Congress hide caption

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Just A Few Important Words About The Declaration Of Independence

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Merriam-Webster added "eggcorn" to its dictionary this past week. An eggcorn is defined as "a word or phrase that sounds like and is mistakenly used in a seemingly logical or plausible way for another word or phrase." Nick Dewar/Corbis hide caption

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'Eggcorns': The Gaffes That Spread Like Wildflowers

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Near Valletta, Malta, on Thursday there was a funeral service for 24 of the hundreds of migrants who died earlier in the week when the ship they were on capsized and sank. Alessandra Tarantino/AP hide caption

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There's A Sad Reason 'Migrants,' Not 'Immigrants,' Is The Word Being Used

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A stone memorial, surrounded by flowers, has been placed near the site in the French Alps where a Germanwings passenger jet crashed on Tuesday (March 24, 2015). Investigators believe the jet's co-pilot brought it down deliberately. Jeff Pachoud /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Germanwings Crash: 'Suicide' Doesn't Seem To Tell The Story

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Fighters from the self-declared Islamic State parade through Raqqa, Syria, in June 2014. Raqqa Media Center/AP hide caption

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There's A Reason We Say 'Self-Declared Islamic State'

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In Paris late Wednesday, a woman held a pen in the air during a memorial. Hundreds gathered to show solidarity with the cartoonists at Charlie Hebdo, where gunmen killed 12 people. Thibault Camus/AP hide caption

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Why You're Not Seeing Those 'Charlie Hebdo' Cartoons

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Does it bother you if the sign says "or less?" Or do you think the fans of "or fewer" are fussbudgets? James Clark/NPR hide caption

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'Fewer' Or 'Less?' The Express Lane Language Debate

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