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The statue of suffragist leader Millicent Fawcett is unveiled Tuesday in Parliament Square in London. Stefan Rousseau/PA Images via Getty Images hide caption

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London's Parliament Square Gets Its First Statue Honoring A Woman

The monument depicts suffragist leader Millicent Fawcett, who fought for decades to secure the vote for all women. The bronze joins 11 statues of men such as Winston Churchill and Abraham Lincoln.

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt claims the new rule will strengthen transparency. Scientific organizations worry it will exclude valuable data from EPA's rule-making process. Jason Andrew/Getty Images hide caption

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Scott Pruitt Proposes New Rule Defining What Science Can Be Used By EPA

The EPA administrator wants to restrict the science used by the agency in its decision-making. Scientists are concerned it eliminates all good science in the process.

Allan Monga, a Deering High School junior, won Poetry Out Loud contests at school and at the state level. He was initially denied entry to the national competition because he's an asylum seeker and not a U.S. citizen. Portland Press Herald/Press Herald via Getty Images hide caption

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Asylum-Seeking Student Says Nothing Can Stand Between Him And Poetry

Allan Monga of Portland, Maine, recently won the right to compete in the national Poetry Out Loud festival. He was initially barred because he's an asylum seeker and not a U.S. citizen.

Asylum-Seeking Student Says Nothing Can Stand Between Him And Poetry

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Mosul's Great Mosque of al-Nuri was destroyed in June 2017 by ISIS as government forces closed in on the city. The United Arab Emirates will contribute $50.4 million to restore the mosque and other cultural landmarks. AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Mosul's Famed Mosque And 'Hunchback' Minaret, Destroyed By ISIS, Will Be Rebuilt

The United Arab Emirates says it will contribute $50.4 million to fund the restoration in the Iraqi city. UNESCO called it an "unprecedented cooperation to rebuild cultural heritage in Iraq."

Alex Wagner is a co-host of The Circus on Showtime and a contributing editor at The Atlantic. Above, she speaks at the 69th Writers Guild Awards on Feb. 19, 2017, in New York City. Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images hide caption

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In 'The New Face Of America,' Journalist Alex Wagner Saw Herself

In 1993, Wagner saw a computer-generated face on Time magazine that reminded her a lot of her own. The journalist searches for answers about her own ancestry in her new book, Futureface.

In 'The New Face Of America,' Journalist Alex Wagner Saw Herself

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Iran's Foreign Minister Comes To America, Keeping One Eye On Saudi Arabia

In an NPR interview with Mohammad Javad Zarif, it was apparent how the rivalry with Saudi Arabia is a factor in many Iranian decisions — including the uncertain future of its nuclear deal.

Iran's Foreign Minister Comes To America, Keeping One Eye On Saudi Arabia

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A woman poses for a smartphone photo at a booth for Chinese tech firm Tencent at the Global Mobile Internet Conference (GMIC) in Beijing, last year. Tencent was one of a number of tech companies singled out in a new report on gender discrimination in China. Mark Schiefelbein/AP hide caption

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Chinese Women Face Rampant Gender Discrimination From Employers, Report Says

Human Rights Watch says 19 percent of job advertisements in 2018 were designated "men only." Meanwhile, several tech companies feature young female employees in ads to attract male counterparts.

The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform's top Democrat, Rep. Elijah Cummings seen here in 2017, co-signed a letter requesting a subpoena for documents about the 2020 census citizenship question from the Census Bureau and Commerce Department, which oversees the census. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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Democrats Push For Internal Documents On 2020 Census Citizenship Question

More lawmakers are calling for a subpoena to force the Census Bureau and Commerce Department to release documents about the controversial citizenship question before an upcoming hearing.

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'Zama' Offers A Withering Critique Of Colonialism From Within

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Lucrecia Martel's latest film centers on a frustrated Spanish official who is stationed at a remote outpost in South America in 1790. Critic Justin Chang calls Zama "feverishly brilliant."

'Zama' Offers A Withering Critique Of Colonialism From Within

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El Hijo, La Antropólogo De La Cumbia, Returns

El Hijo de la Cumbia's new album Genero, Genero is the result of a decade spent traversing the globe and a lifetime spent mastering the art of the studio.

Che Revolution (ft La Dame Blanche)

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Republican Debbie Lesko resigned her state Senate seat to run for Congress in Arizona's conservative 8th Congressional District, where she's hoping to defend generally safe GOP turf. Bret Jaspers/KJZZ hide caption

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Republicans Look To Avoid Upset In Arizona Special Election

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In a conservative congressional district outside of Phoenix, national Republicans have spent about $1 million to protect the seat vacated by former GOP Rep. Trent Franks, who resigned in December.

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