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An early flier for an event at King's College --” which would later become Columbia University — included an advertisement for a slave auction. John Minchillo/AP hide caption

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How Slavery Shaped America's Oldest And Most Elite Colleges

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The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Twin Towers Correctional Facility is part of the largest municipal jail system in the United States. Many of its nearly 4,000 inmates are deemed mentally ill. Damian Dovarganes/AP hide caption

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What Is The Role Of Jails In Treating The Mentally Ill?

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South Sudanese pan for gold in Nanakanak, in the eastern part of the impoverished country. Tens of thousands of informal miners are looking for gold, and the government is trying to attract international mining companies to carry out the search on an industrial scale. Hannah McNeish/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Panning For Gold In South Sudan, A Gram At A Time

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A U.S. Marine carries a light flame-thrower while wearing experimental clothing designed to protect against atomic, biological and chemical warfare in 1960. Keystone/Getty Images hide caption

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Breaking Down Chemical Weapons, One Fact At A Time

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National Guardsman Andrew Sullens (left) climbs Half Dome in Yosemite National Park, Calif., with Pat Warren, lead climber from Paradox Sports. Sullens, who lost his leg below the knee while serving in Kapisa province, Afghanistan, participated in the three-day climb with other veterans to honor the anniversary of September 11th. David P. Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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Vets Mark Sept. 11 Anniversary With Yosemite Climb

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