A crash in oil prices and political instability under President Nicolas Maduro has led to food shortages. And that has prompted almost daily street protests by thousands of Venezuelans. Here opposition activists march on the Francisco Fajardo Highway in Caracas on June 19. Federico Parra/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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For The Venezuelan Opposition, Protests Are 'Like A War'

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A sometimes lethal strain of H7N9 bird flu that has infected about 1,500 people in China doesn't spread easily among humans — yet. But research published Thursday suggests just a few genetic mutations might be enough to make it quite contagious. Pasieka/Science Source hide caption

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A Few Genetic Tweaks To Chinese Bird Flu Virus Could Fuel A Human Pandemic

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South African legend Miriam Makeba performing at Zaire 74. The performances of the African artists on the 1974 music festival's lineup have been unearthed for a new live album. Courtesy of Stewart Levine hide caption

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Before The Rumble In The Jungle, Music Rang Out At Zaire 74

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The bipartisan amendment expands existing sanctions on Russia. The Senate will consider it as part of an Iran sanctions bill that already has wide support. Arturo Pardavila III/Flickr hide caption

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Senators Aim To Make It Harder For Trump Administration To Ease Russia Sanctions

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An American classic car is seen parked in front of the Capitol building in Havana. President Trump's expected changes in policy toward Cuba could make it more difficult for Americans to visit the island and for U.S. companies to do business there. Javier Galeano/AP hide caption

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Trump Expected To Restrict Trade, Travel With Cuba

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Journalists David Gilkey and Zabihullah Tamanna were killed on the road to Marjah, Afghanistan, last year during a reporting trip. Isabel Seliger for NPR hide caption

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Not A Random Attack: New Details Emerge From Investigation Of Slain NPR Journalists

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Max Planck Institute paleoanthropologist Jean-Jacques Hublin examines the new finds at Jebel Irhoud, in Morocco. The eye orbits of a crushed human skull more than 300,000 years old are visible just beyond his fingertip. Shannon McPherron/Nature hide caption

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315,000-Year-Old Fossils From Morocco Could Be Earliest Recorded Homo Sapiens

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U.S.-Backed Forces Launch Offensive Against ISIS In Raqqa, Syria

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Israeli soldiers search Arab prisoners as Israeli forces take over the Old City in East Jerusalem on June 8, 1967, during the Arab-Israeli Six-Day War. Just 11 days after the war ended, U.S. President Lyndon Johnson offered the first of many peace proposals by U.S. presidents over the past half-century. AP hide caption

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50 Years On, U.S. Presidents Still Seek Elusive Peace To A 6-Day War

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The first lady, born Melanija Knavs, is from the town of Sevnica in central Slovenia. Before 2016, it was known for its underwear factory, salami festival and sport fishing. "Melania put us on the world map," says Mayor Srecko Ocvirk, who has helped lead a Melania-themed campaign to attract more tourists here. Joanna Kakissis for NPR hide caption

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For Melania Trump's Slovenian Hometown, First Lady's Fame Is Good For Business

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The complex soundscape of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band was created under technological limitations that have since disappeared. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'Sgt. Pepper's' At 50: Why The Beatles' Masterpiece Can't Be Replicated

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Chinese Labor Conditions Threaten Value Of Ivanka Trump's Brand

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Former Panamanian Dictator And CIA Informant Manuel Noriega Dies

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Suad Thabet sits with her granddaughter Sandy at home in Abu Qarqas, Egypt. Thabet was attacked by a mob last year after one of her sons was accused of having an affair with a Muslim woman. Jane Arraf/NPR hide caption

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After 2016 Assault, A Coptic Christian Grandmother In Egypt Fights For Justice

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Manchester Holds Memorial For Victims Of Concert Suicide Bombing

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Supporters of Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus rally for his candidacy for World Health Organization director-general in Geneva on May 23. Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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World Health Organization Elects First Director-General From Africa

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President Trump Makes Historic Visit To Old City Of Jerusalem

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Sweden Drops Rape Charges Against WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange

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A plasticine caterpillar glistens with moisture while awaiting potential predator attacks in the forest of Tai Po Kau, Hong Kong. Chung Yun Tak/Science hide caption

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Scientists Glued Fake Caterpillars On Plants Worldwide. Here's What Happened

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President Trump meets Saudi Arabia's Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the Oval Office on March 14. Trump is traveling to the kingdom Friday on his first foreign trip. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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President Trump's First Foreign Trip Will Include Red-Carpet Welcome In Saudi Arabia

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White House Defends Trump's Conversation With Russian Officials

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Girls are treated for a suspected cholera infection at a hospital in Sanaa, Yemen, on May 15. Hani Mohammed/AP hide caption

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Why A Man Is On An IV In His Car Outside A Hospital In Yemen

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