Billie Jean King spoke with CNN after being named to the delegation, saying "I'm very proud to go as an athlete, and as a gay woman." Michael Loccisano/Getty Images hide caption

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Billie Jean King Travels With A Message About History

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Anthony Rapp (left) and Adam Pascal perform a scene from the New York Theatre Workshop production of Rent in 1996. Joan Marcus/AP hide caption

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Draining The Daring From A High School Production Of 'Rent'

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Nelson Mandela and Walter Sisulu raise their fists in 1990, one day after Mandela was released from jail. Walter Dhladhla /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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As We Memorialize Mandela, Remember Those Who Stood With Him

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More than 100 Haitians were rescued this week after their crowded sailboat capsized. At least 30 more were reported dead. U.S. Coast Guard via Getty Images hide caption

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Crossing The Sea For Freedom A Familiar Story For Americans

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The first family watches John F. Kennedy's funeral procession in Washington, D.C., three days after the president was assassinated in Dallas. AP hide caption

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After Kennedy's Death, Wife Jacqueline Embodied Grace

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On the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, Museum and Foundation is inviting anyone to submit their own 272-word essay. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Lincoln's 272 Words, A Model Of Brevity For Modern Times

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The Pew Internet and American Life Project survey also found 23 percent of online daters found a spouse or long-term partner that way. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Modern Love Is More About Algorithms Than 'Witchcraft'

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Absolut's new vodka features crowd-sourced artwork. hide caption

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How Do You Flavor A Vodka Called 'Chicago'?

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An Ohio judge ruled that Donald Miller is legally dead — despite the fact that he is very much alive. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Judge: 'You're Still Deceased As Far As The Law Is Concerned'

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The government shutdown began Tuesday, after lawmakers failed to pass a spending bill. Brendan Smialowski /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Congress, Consider 'Courage' As Shutdown Wears On

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Dr. Seuss Suited For The Senate; Shakespeare, Not So Much

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Ernest Hemingway, shown here in 1939. AP hide caption

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Hemingway's Rejected Early Work Is Fit To Print After All

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As NPR's Scott Simon observes, a lot of tattoo parlors' business comes from walk-in clients "who want to leave with a dragon on their shoulder." That's the case whether the tattoo shop is in Washington, D.C., or — as in this image — in Sao Paulo. Micael Tattoo Faccio/Flickr hide caption

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D.C. Wants To Make Sure You Truly Want That Tattoo

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Leo del Aguila (from left), Vesa Gashi, Scott Simon, Erblin Mehmetaj and Shawn Fox in 1999 in a housing complex in Pristina. Del Aguila, Simon and Fox were covering the Kosovo conflict for NPR; the children lived in the war-stricken area. Courtesy of Erblin Mehmetaj hide caption

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When Weighing Intervention In Syria, Consider The Children

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If Life Traveled From Mars To Earth On A Rock, Who Are We?

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