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Stan Lee, American comic book writer, editor, publisher and former president of Marvel Comics, attends the Premiere of 'Doctor Strange' in 2016. Lee, passed away today at the age of 95. Frazer Harrison/NPR hide caption

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A True Believer Remembers Stan Lee

Stan Lee — born Stanley Martin Lieber — co-created many beloved Marvel Comics characters, but he became the company's tireless, beloved figurehead. NPR's Glen Weldon offers a remembrance.

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'The Cleaners' Looks At Who Cleans Up The Internet's Toxic Content

Filmmakers Hans Block and Moritz Riesewieck discuss how their documentary tells the sobering story of the trauma and challenges faced by those who sift through social content.

'The Cleaners' Looks At Who Cleans Up The Internet's Toxic Content

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Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., at a Senate hearing in May. She is facing a runoff election on Nov. 27 and is facing sharp criticism after comments about a "public hanging" in a state with a dark history of lynchings. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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GOP Senator's 'Public Hanging' Comment Roils Mississippi Runoff Election

Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, facing African-American opponent Mike Espy on Nov. 27, was caught on tape saying about a supporter, "If he invited me to a public hanging, I'd be on the front row."

An annual report by the American Road and Transportation Builders Association notes that there are now nearly 56,000 bridges nationwide that are structurally deficient. Both Democrats and Republicans say they're willing to work together on a plan to rebuild the nation's roads, bridges, transit and water systems. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Bridging The Partisan Divide: Can Infrastructure Unite Democrats And Republicans?

The American Society of Civil Engineers says it will take trillions of dollars to bring the nation's infrastructure up to par.

Bridging The Partisan Divide: Can Infrastructure Unite Democrats And Republicans?

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Humans would do better to accept many of the life forms that share our space, than to scrub them all away, says ecologist Rob Dunn. Basic Books hide caption

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Counting The Bugs And Bacteria, You're 'Never Home Alone' (And That's OK)

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Ecologist Rob Dunn's new book describes the tiny life forms, helpful and risky, that live in different parts of the home, including on floors and in water faucets, basements and heating systems.

Counting The Bugs And Bacteria, You're 'Never Home Alone' (And That's OK)

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Getting physical activity every day can help maintain health throughout your life. Ronnie Kaufman/Larry Hirshowitz/Getty Images/Blend Images hide caption

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New Physical Activity Guidelines Urge Americans: Move More, Sit Less

After 10 years, the government has updated its physical activity advice. The new message? Every little bit of movement helps you stay healthy and is better than sitting on your couch.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his intelligence services have reviewed an audio recording of the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul. He also thanked Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for his "strength" in response to the case. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Canada Has Heard Recordings Of Khashoggi's Death, Trudeau Confirms

"Canada has been fully briefed up on what Turkey had to share," Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in Paris, becoming the first Western leader to acknowledge the audio recordings.

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Stolen Stories: A Literary Con Man Climbs To Success In 'Ladder To The Sky'

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A charismatic young writer poaches plot points from the lives of established authors in John Boyne's new novel. Critic Maureen Corrigan calls A Ladder to the Sky "erudite and ingeniously constructed."

Stolen Stories: A Literary Con Man Climbs To Success In 'Ladder To The Sky'

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Rohingya Hindu refugees stand outside their makeshift shelters at the Kutupalong refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, in January. Bangladesh and Myanmar plan to begin the repatriation of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslim refugees who fled from violence in Myanmar. Manish Swarup/AP hide caption

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Rohingya Repatriation Set To Begin, As Amnesty Revokes Award To Aung San Suu Kyi

A long-planned deportation of refugees from Bangladesh back to Myanmar is set to begin this week. Rohingya are reportedly fleeing refugee camps to avoid being sent back to the country they escaped.

"I am sorry for the late notice, but in fact this was conveyed to me late yesterday afternoon," Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, said Monday, postponing moves that had been touted as concrete steps in response to the clergy sexual abuse scandal. Kevin Lamarque/Reuters hide caption

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Vatican Insists U.S. Bishops Put Off Vote On Their Response To Sexual Abuse Crisis

"At the insistence of the Holy See, we will not be voting" on a standard of conduct and other actions, said Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Glory Edim, the founder of the Well-Read Black Girl book club and community, has edited a new collection of essays by black woman authors. Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Instagram hide caption

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The Rise Of The Well-Read Black Girl Book Club

Glory Edim loves to read and talk about what she is reading. So she started a fellowship that became a literary festival, a collection of essays and a national phenomenon.

The Rise Of The Well-Read Black Girl Book Club

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A strawberry is shown on a fork at a restaurant in Sydney in September. The tainting of supermarket strawberries with sewing needles prompted a scare across Australia; now, a farm supervisor is facing charges. Saeed Khan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Farm Supervisor Faces Charges Over Australia's Needles-In-Strawberries Scare

Earlier this fall, needles were repeatedly found inside strawberries sold at grocery stores. Now a 50-year-old Berry Licious employee is being prosecuted and could face 10 years in jail if convicted.

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