Coal fires burn early in the morning in January 2014 at a privately owned coal mine in India's Jharkand state, making the air dense with noxious smoke and dust. Forty percent of India's mineral wealth lies in Jharkhand. Johnny Haglund hide caption

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Every member of the board for the Museum of Political Corruption received this "kickback" button in their information folders at a recent meeting. Jessica Bloustein Marshall for NPR hide caption

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This undated photo shows Rosa Parks riding on the Montgomery Area Transit System bus. Parks refused to give up her seat on a Montgomery bus on Dec. 1, 1955, and ignited the boycott that led to the end of legal segregation in public transportation. AP hide caption

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French President Francois Hollande delivers a speech honoring victims of the Paris attacks during a ceremony at the Invalides in Paris on Friday. The names of each of the 130 people killed in the attacks two weeks ago was read aloud. Francois Mori/AP hide caption

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This year's flu vaccine protects against a few different virus strains, including the H1N1 seen here. The fuzzy outer layer is made of proteins that allow the virus to attach to human cells. NIAID/Flickr hide caption

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An illustration shows what a helicopter drone would look like on the surface of Mars. NASA/JPL-Caltech hide caption

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The U.K. coastguard and local boatmen recovered a piece of metal from the sea off the Isles of Scilly in Britain. The debris is likely from the U.S. rocket SpaceX Falcon 9, which blew up after takeoff in June. Handout/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Willem de Kooning's Woman — Ochre (oil on canvas, 1954-55) has been missing for 30 years. University of Arizona Museum of Art hide caption

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A view from the starting line of the sixth annual Krispy Kreme Challenge in Raleigh, N.C., in 2010. The local children's health clinic takes its name from this annual charity race, which draws about 8,000 participants each year. Courtesy of Dustin Bates hide caption

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Joel Touitou Laloux's family owned Paris' Bataclan theater from 1976 until last year, when the performance hall was sold and he retired to Israel. He's shown here on Nov. 18 at his home in the Mediterranean coastal city of Ashdod in southern Israel. Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Mayflower, the ship in which the Pilgrims crossed the Atlantic to the New World in 1620. Three Lions/Getty Images hide caption

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Members of the black student protest group Concerned Student 1950 raise their arms during a rally at Mizzou. Protests like this are making high schoolers look twice at where they want to study and the culture of racism on campus. Jeff Roberson/AP hide caption

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The next time a cooking disaster strikes, remember: It happens to the best of us. Piotr Tomicki/iStockphoto hide caption

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The closing ceremony of the Second Vatican Council in St. Peter Square on Dec. 9, 1965. Forty bishops pledged to forsake worldly goods, but the agreement was largely ignored. Pope Francis' emphasis on helping the poor has revived talk about the Pact of the Catacombs. Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images hide caption

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