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Russian President Vladimir Putin gets off a Tu-160M strategic bomber after a flight in Kazan, Russia, on Thursday. Dmitry Azarov/Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP hide caption

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Putin remains defiant as ever 2 years into Russia's war in Ukraine

The Russian leader had a busy week, one that saw him exude confidence about Russia's military and economic resilience as Ukraine has increasingly struggled on the battlefield.

A woman places a piece of paper with words of grief for Alexei Navalny paying the last respect to him at the Memorial to Victims of Political Repression in St. Petersburg, Russia, on Saturday. Dmitri Lovetsky/AP hide caption

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Alexei Navalny's body has been handed over to his mother, an aide says

The director of Navalny's Anti-Corruption Foundation thanked "everyone" who had called on Russian authorities to return the Russian opposition leader's body to his mother.

Sunita Kumari Chaudhary weaves a dinner table mat with ropes once used by climbers in the Himalayas. She and her fellow craftswomen are part of a small start-up project in Kathmandu Valley, Nepal, to repurpose Everest trash. Tanka Dhakal for NPR hide caption

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Mt. Everest is plagued by garbage. These Nepali women are transforming it into crafts

They're turning cast-off climbing ropes into handmade crafts. It's part of a fledgling effort in Nepal to repurpose mountain waste and provide economic opportunity.

Cillian Murphy accepts the award for outstanding performance by a male actor in a leading role for "Oppenheimer" during the 30th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024, at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Chris Pizzello/Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP hide caption

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Oppenheimer movie dominates SAG Awards, while Streisand wins lifetime prize

Oppenheimer dominated at the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards on Saturday, as several winners paid tribute to last year's actors' strike. Barbra Streisand was given a lifetime achievement prize.

Ibrahim Hassouna, 30, a Gaza social media influencer known as Kazanova, has the phrase "my mom" tattooed on his wrist in Arabic. Most of his family was killed in a Feb. 12 Israeli military operation to rescue hostages. Anas Baba/NPR hide caption

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A Gaza influencer built a following with feel-good videos. Now he mourns his family

The Instagram influencer known as Kazanova built an audience of 440,000 followers with positive videos to lift spirits in Gaza. Most of his family was killed in an Israeli hostage rescue operation.

A Gaza influencer built a following with feel-good videos. Now he mourns his family

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This image provided by the U.S. Navy shows an aircraft launching from USS Dwight D. Eisenhower in the Red Sea last month. The U.S. and Britain struck more than a dozen Houthi targets in Yemen on Saturday, military officials said. Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kaitlin Watt/AP hide caption

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The U.S. and Britain carry out strikes on 18 Houthi targets in Yemen

The strikes targeted eight locations in Yemen that included missile storage and air defense systems, officials said.

Drug-related street crime in Portugal has dropped along with overdoses. "There's an impression in the U.S. that if you decriminalize drugs, it's a wild west," said Miguel Moniz at the University of Lisbon. "That hasn't been the case in Portugal." Brian Mann/NPR hide caption

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How Portugal eased its opioid epidemic, while U.S. drug deaths skyrocketed

Portugal cut drug deaths by 80% using free health care and addiction treatment. The U.S., meanwhile, focused on drug busts and tough crime laws. Overdose deaths keep rising catastrophically.

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Bad bosses, low pay, big mistakes: How to navigate the pitfalls of starting a new job

Just starting your career? Elainy Mata, host of the Harvard Business Review podcast New Here, offers advice on how to deal with issues that aren't part of the job description.

Bad bosses, low pay, big mistakes: How to navigate the pitfalls of starting a new job

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Cheyenne Walker and Maya James of Howard University's figure skating team practice their skills at Canal Park Ice Rink in Washington, D.C. Dee Dwyer for NPR hide caption

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Howard University students form America's first HBCU figure skating team

Maya James and Cheyenne Walker co-founded the Howard University Ice Skating Organization, the first figure skating team at a Historically Black College or University.

Howard University students form America's first HBCU figure skating team

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Letitia James promised to "take on" then-President Donald Trump when she ran for New York attorney general in 2018. In the years since, she has sued Trump repeatedly, sparking controversy and winning major victories in court. Seth Wenig/AP hide caption

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N.Y.'s crusading attorney general wins again with NRA verdict, Trump judgment

New York Attorney General Letitia James has built a reputation targeting powerful national figures. Critics say her lawsuits are politically motivated, but she keeps winning in court.

N.Y.'s crusading attorney general wins again with NRA verdict, Trump judgment

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President Biden shakes hands with Utah Gov. Spencer Cox during a meeting with governors from across the country at the White House on Feb. 23. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Biden is looking at options for the border. But he's running into legal issues

President Biden told governors that he's looking for ways to take executive action to reduce the number of migrants crossing the southern border — but he's limited by laws and lack of funding.

Filmmaker Sean Wan moved back in with his grandmothers Yi Yan Fuei, left, and Chang Li Hua during the pandemic. His film chronicling their day-to-day life has been nominated for an Academy Award in the Documentary Short Film category. Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP hide caption

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He moved in with his grandmas during COVID. Now, they're all going to the Oscars

During the pandemic, filmmaker Sean Wang moved home and realized he wanted to preserve the unexpected time with his family. His short film, Nai Nai & Wài Pó, has been nominated for an Academy Award.

He moved in with his grandmas during COVID. Now, they're all going to the Oscars

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An outpost of The Second City has opened in Brooklyn. Above, the Brooklyn Bridge and lower Manhattan skyline are pictured at sunset. Charly Triballeau/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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The Second City, named for its Chicago location, opens an outpost in New York

The improv and comedy organization that famously shuns New York City has just opened in Brooklyn — with a 200-seat mainstage, a 60-seat second stage, classrooms and a restaurant.

The Second City, named for its Chicago location, opens an outpost in New York

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An illustration of the blastocyst stage of embryo development at about 5 to 9 days after fertilization. The outer layer will grow to form the placenta. The inner cells will become the fetus. Juan Gaertner/Getty Images/Science Photo Library hide caption

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The science of IVF: What to know about Alabama's 'extrauterine children' ruling

Why are so many frozen embryos created? And how is the Alabama Supreme Court ruling likely to affect IVF in the future? Here's what you need to know.

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Man guilty of killing transgender woman in hate crime trial over gender identity

It was the United States' first federal trial over an alleged hate crime based on gender identity. There have been hate crime prosecutions based on gender identity before, but none had reached trial.

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Clues to a better understanding of chronic fatigue syndrome emerge from a major study

After seven years of research, the findings shed light on the long-neglected illness. Scientists say the results could lead to future trials for potential treatments.

Clues to a better understanding of chronic fatigue syndrome emerge from a major study

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Alexis Ratcliff, in cap and gown for the invitations she sent for her high school graduation. It took a judge's order to tell the hospital to help her leave the hospital and attend her graduation ceremony. Amber Flippen hide caption

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A hospital is suing to move a quadriplegic 18-year-old to a nursing home. She says no

The young North Carolina woman has refused to go to a nursing home in another state. While she wants to leave the hospital, she asks to live in her own home, close to family and her school.

A hospital is suing to move a quadriplegic 18-year-old to a nursing home. She says no

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At a one-day workshop run by the Care School for Men in Bogotá, Colombia, male medical students at Sanitas University learn how to cradle a baby. This class of participants consists of medical students, but the usual enrollees are dads of all types. Ben de la Cruz/NPR hide caption

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Hey, guys, wanna know how to diaper a baby or make a ponytail? Try the School for Men

An innovative program in Colombia gives men a chance to master the skills needed to be a hands-on dad — and become closer to their kids along the way.

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