Duncan Green, author of "How Change Happens." He says of activism: "There has to be a little part of you that acknowledges doubt, ambiguity and uncertainty. You have to have room to change direction." Ben de la Cruz/NPR hide caption

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The Pentagon says many of the ISIS fighters targeted in Wednesday's strike escaped from the former ISIS stronghold of Sirte, shown here during fighting in September. Manu Brabo/AP hide caption

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U.S. Ambassador Leaves S. Korea Focused On Protecting U.S. Allies

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Jay Y. Lee, vice chairman of Samsung, arrives at the Seoul Central District Court on January 18. A judge said there wasn't enough evidence for his arrest on bribery charges. Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images hide caption

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After 8 Years Of Unbroken War, Obama Hands Over Conflicts To Trump

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After Years Of War, Trump Stands To Inherit Ongoing Conflicts

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The train, which began its journey in Yiwu, China, pulls into a rail freight terminal on Wednesday in London, after traveling for 16 days — across about 7,456 miles and nine countries. Dan Kitwood/Getty Images hide caption

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Nigerian Funk Musician William Onyeabor Dies At 70

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Russians Await Donald Trump's Inauguration With Anticipation

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Obama Grants Clemency To Puerto Rican Fighter Oscar Lopez Rivera

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Thomas Graham, a former U.S. diplomat and the managing director of Kissinger Associates, Inc., says the focus when dealing with the Kremlin should be on "opening diplomatic channels and reducing the risk of unwanted confrontation." Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP hide caption

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National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden speaks via video link during the Athens Democracy Forum, organized by The New York Times, at the National Library in Athens on Sept. 16, 2016. Snowden is in exile in Moscow; Russia has extended his residence permit. Kostas Baltas/InTime Sports via AP hide caption

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The White House And Kremlin Take Parting Shots At Each Other

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Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad greets Chinese President Xi Jinping before a meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing in April 2013. The two first met in 1985, during a visit by Xi to Iowa. Andy Wong/AP hide caption

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An 'Old Friend Of China' Prepares To Bridge Differences At A Fraught Time

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