Museum displays include examples of robes worn by the men, women and children of the Ku Klux Klan. Bill Bitzinger/Ferris State University hide caption

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The current case of a prominent Chinese activist seeking U.S. protection has echoes of a similar episode in 1989. Then, physicist Fang Lizhi took refuge at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing. He spent a year there before the U.S. and China reached a deal allowing him to move to the U.S. He died this month in Arizona, at age 76. John B. Carnett/Popular Science via Getty Images hide caption

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Demonstrators with Guy Fawkes masks protest changing privacy policies on March 31, in Vienna. Ronald Zak/DAPD/AP hide caption

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Teresa MacBain pauses while talking about her ongoing job search. She has been out of work since leaving her position as a Methodist pastor earlier this year. Colin Hackley for NPR hide caption

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Even as more people rely on cellphones to tell time, retailer American Apparel has found that novelty watches are selling well. Kaomi Goetz for NPR hide caption

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