The northern lights dance over the Knik River near Palmer, Alaska. Activity on the surface of the sun creates this natural light show, but severe solar storms could devastate Earth's power and water utilities, and knock out communications. Bob Martinson/AP hide caption

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Margaux's parents were shocked at how few options there were for their daughter to prosecute the man who sexually assaulted her. Joseph Shapiro/NPR hide caption

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A student alleges in a federal lawsuit that Harriton High School in Bryn Mawr, Pa., used school-issued laptop webcams to spy on students at home. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

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Laura Dunn in 2003, a year before the incident that changed her life. Courtesy Laura Dunn hide caption

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When it comes to climate change, some look at the facts presented and see a coming catastrophe, others see a hoax. This difference in interpretation, social scientists say, has more to do with each individual's existing outlook than the facts. iStockphoto hide caption

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Women wait in a food distribution line in Port-au-Prince. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan helped spread Qawwali, a form of Sufi devotional music, around the world. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Val Rosing changed his name to Gilbert Russell when he moved to the U.S. Photo courtesy of Bruce Kaplan hide caption

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Tod Browning's 1931 film Dracula, released in the chaos and uncertainty of the Great Depression, turns in part on the character of Mina (Helen Chandler), who manages to maintain her i--ocence — and--ontrol — despite having suffered at the hands of Bela Lugosi's vampire. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Couples from around the world participate in the mass wedding ceremony in South Korea on Wednesday. Ahjn Young-joon/AP hide caption

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Alejandro Polanco in Ramin Bahrani's 2007 film Chop Shop. Noruz Films hide caption

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