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Astronomers Seeking Planet 9 Hope To Soon Catch A Glimpse

Scientists will search the sky Thursday for an undiscovered planet in the outer solar system — they're pretty sure it's out there, and computer models tell them where to look.

Let's Call the Whole Thing Off Billie Holiday
As Needed Beirut

Ed Welburn, vice president of General Motors Global Design, stands with the Buick Riviera concept as it makes its North American debut at the North American International Auto Show in 2008 in Detroit. John F. Martin/Courtesy of General Motors hide caption

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From 'No Way,' To Global Success: The Inspired Journey Of GM's Design Chief

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Drive My Car Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Mean Monsoon Dan Auerbach

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch says law enforcement officials know that many hate crimes are not reported in communities across the country. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Advocacy Groups Push For Better Tracking Of Hate Crimes

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They Move On Tracks of Never-Ending Light This Will Destroy You
Ongoing Horrible Maps & Atlases
The Soundmaker Rodrigo y Gabriela
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Santo Tomas Catholic Church in Abiquiu, N.M., is the site of an annual saint's day celebration in late November that includes cultural elements of the genizaros, the descendants of Native American slaves. John Burnett/NPR hide caption

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Descendants Of Native American Slaves In New Mexico Emerge From Obscurity

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Rare Candy Blackbird Blackbird
Mission: Impossible Theme [Out with a Bang Version] [Version]
Feel Good Inc. Cookin' on 3 Burners

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt waves from the inaugural stand on Capitol Hill in Washington on Jan. 20, 1941. AP hide caption

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Trump And Company Prepare Inaugural Address In The Shadow Of Tradition

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Go!Amigo TF Boys
Somehow To Keep it Going Cotton Jones

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Astronomers Seeking Planet 9 Hope To Soon Catch A Glimpse

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Strange Constellations Bombay Dub Orchestra
Late Teen Daze
Epilogue Justin Hurwitz

I Am Not Your Negro uses the words of James Baldwin to analyze American attitudes toward race. Bob Adelman/Courtesy of Magnolia Pictures hide caption

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Studios And Audiences Had Lots To Celebrate In 2016

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