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Ben Innes (right) poses for a picture with EgyptAir hijacker Seif Eldin Mustafa. Despite not actually being a selfie, it's known as the "hijack selfie." Paul Smith/Screen shot by NPR hide caption

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'Hijack Selfie' Photo Subject Sought Fame In Dangerous Circumstances
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In this May 8, 2005 photo, supporters of the far right party NPD gather at Berlin's Alexanderplatz square. Martin Meissner/AP hide caption

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Refugees Rescue German Politician, But The Rhetoric Stays The Same
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Buttons supporting U.S. Senator Rand Paul sit on display during a campaign stop in Atkins, Iowa, when he was still in the 2016 race. Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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An Ode To The Also-Rans In American Politics
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Ahead of a press conference with Premier Matteo Renzi and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, wooden panels were erected around some Roman statues in Rome's Capitoline Museums. Giuseppe Lami/AP hide caption

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What Might Rouhani Have Missed When Rome Boxed Up The Nudes?
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Politician Takes To Tinder To Ignite Voters' Interest
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Model Crystal Hefner (L) and Hugh Hefner attend the annual Halloween Party, hosted by Playboy and Hugh Hefner, at the Playboy Mansion on October 24, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. Charley Gallay/Getty Images hide caption

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Playboy Mansion For Sale, Bunnies Not Included
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A German edition of Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf. Tobias Schwarz/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Springtime For Hitler: With 'Mein Kampf' Back In Stores, Germany Turns A Page
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Remembering Natalie Cole, Who Made A Name All Her Own
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A trade card from the 1880s depicts a Santa Claus figure in a bird-themed sleigh pulled by reindeer as they are about the land on a rooftop to deliver presents from the huge sack of gifts. Getty Images hide caption

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Twain's 'Letter From Santa Claus,' A Gift For All Ages
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Frank Sinatra was known as a member of the "Rat Pack," along with Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford and Joey Bishop. AP hide caption

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'One More' For Sinatra, Who Took A Stand In Gary, Indiana
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People hold candles during a vigil for shooting victims in San Bernardino, California. Mark J. Terrill/AP hide caption

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After Mass Shootings, People Turn To Prayer — And Prayer Shaming
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An unidentified woman holds a baby at the Holy Child Jesus Church in Queens, New York. A church custodian found the abandoned newborn Monday in the church nativity scene. Paul Cerni/AP hide caption

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Newborn Baby Abandoned In Church's Manger Already Being Loved
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Jonathan Pollard, the American convicted of spying for Israel, leaves a New York court house following his release from prison early on Friday after 30 years on November 20, 2015 in New York. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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The Long Saga Of Spy Jonathan Pollard Continues Even After His Release
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Mourners arrange candles at the gate of the French Embassy in Berlin. Hundreds of people came throughout the day to lay flowers, candles and messages of condolence to mourn the victims of attacks Friday night in Paris. Sean Gallup/Getty Images hide caption

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Nuclear Nightmares Give Way To A New Terror, Seen On Paris Streets
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Republican presidential hopefuls Marco Rubio, Donald Trump and Ben Carson applaud as the candidates are introduced at the start of the third Republican Presidential Debate. Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Maybe Journalists Don't Belong At Presidential Debates
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President Barack Obama greets a young child dressed as the Pope and riding in a "Popemobile" as he hands out treats to children trick-or-treating for Halloween on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC. SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Trick-or-Treating With Princesses, Superheroes And The Pope
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Milton Schwartz died October 15, 2015, after a stroke. Courtesy of Ben Schwartz hide caption

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War, Lace And A Lift From 'Playboy': One Man's Life In Lingerie
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Take A Suspension And Then Take the Field
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Hello Barbie is displayed at the Mattel showroom at the North American International Toy Fair in New York. Mark Lennihan/AP hide caption

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Hello, Barbie! What Do You Want To Talk About Today?
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Ionel Talpazan's "Fundamental UFO". Courtesy of Henry Boxer Gallery hide caption

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Boyhood Encounter With UFO Inspired Art That Soared Around The World
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Pope Francis Moves Believers And Skeptics Alike
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