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Participants in a candlelight vigil in 2013 mark the one-year anniversary of the death of a 23-year-old woman who was gang-raped on a bus in Delhi. Raj K. Raj/Hindustan Times via Getty Images hide caption

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In Interviews With 122 Rapists, Student Pursues Not-So-Simple Question: Why?

Shattered by the rape and subsequent death of a student in Delhi in 2012, a graduate student in psychology wanted to know why they did it — and if they felt remorse.

The midnight sun shines across sea ice along the Northwest Passage in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago, July 23, 2017. David Goldman/AP hide caption

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'They'll All Be Gone': Video Of Starving Polar Bear Highlights Effects Of Melting Ice

After footage of a starving polar bear on land went viral, NPR's Scott Simon asked Polar Bears International chief scientist Steven Amstrup how the animals can survive if sea ice continues to melt.

'They'll All Be Gone': Video Of Starving Polar Bear Highlights Effects Of Melting Ice

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A firefighter douses flames around a house that was saved while the property around it burned as winds picked up and pushed the fire west Saturday in Montecito, Calif. Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Southern California Fire Forces New Evacuations, Threatens Coastal Communities

The Thomas Fire has raged for nearly two weeks and on Saturday, new evacuation orders were issued in Santa Barbara County. A local zoo was preparing to move some of its animals out of the danger zone.

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Scientists Say Japanese Monkeys Are Having 'Sexual Interactions' With Deer

Researchers witnessed adolescent female Japanese macaques mounting sika deer in ways that were "sexual in nature." The scientists have several theories for why but say more research is necessary.

Ninth Circuit Appeals Court Judge Alex Kozinski has been accused of sexual harassment. An inquiry into the allegations has been transferred from the 9th Circuit to the 2nd Circuit. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Chief Justice Roberts Sends Kozinski Inquiry To Another Judicial Council

The 2nd Circuit will take over the inquiry of 9th Circuit Appeals Court Judge Alex Kozinski. Multiple former clerks and externs have accused Kozinski of sexual harassment.

President Donald Trump, listens to FBI Director Christopher Wray speak, with Attorney General Jeff Sessions (right) at the FBI National Academy graduation ceremony on Friday, in Quantico, Va. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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On His Way to Speak At FBI, Trump Slams The Bureau And Opens Door To Pardoning Flynn

Before speaking at the FBI National Academy on Friday, Trump said it's "a shame what's happened" at the agency. He also called the Russia probe a "Democrat hoax" and claimed there was "no collusion."

Hurricane Irma significantly damaged nearly 90 percent of government buildings and the island's electricity infrastructure. Now 87 percent of the island's power has been restored. Garson Kelsick/AP hide caption

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Caribbean Island Of Anguilla Bounces Back After Intense Hurricane Season

Nineteen-year-old broadcaster Nisha Dupuis says Anguilla has made great progress toward a full recovery from Hurricane Irma. Eighty-seven percent of the island's power has been restored.

Kentucky state Rep. Dan Johnson committed suicide on Wednesday following a report alleging that he sexually assaulted a girl in January 2013. He is pictured here at his Louisville church on Tuesday. Behind him is his wife, Rebecca, who says she plans to run for his seat. Timothy D. Easley/AP hide caption

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Wife Of Kentucky Lawmaker Who Killed Himself Plans To Run For His Seat

State Rep. Dan Johnson's death came days after a news outlet published allegations he sexually assaulted a 17-year-old girl. His widow decried "high-tech lynchings based on lies and half-truths."

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Black Farmers Are Sowing The Seeds Of Health And Empowerment

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More than nine of 10 farm owners in the U.S. are white. A movement to change that is selling farming to people of color as a healthy lifestyle — and a way to fight discrimination.

Black Farmers Are Sowing The Seeds Of Health And Empowerment

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The Dominican Sisters Of Mary Shares The 'True Beauty' Of Christmas With New Album

Members of the Ann Arbor, Mich. convent perform in the NPR studios and discuss their holiday album.

The Dominican Sisters Of Mary Shares The 'True Beauty' Of Christmas With New Album

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Director Rian Johnson says Luke Skywalker was his favorite Star Wars character growing up. He's pictured here at the Dec. 12 London premiere of The Last Jedi. Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP hide caption

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For 'Last Jedi' Director, The Journey To 'Star Wars' Began With Action Figures

Rian Johnson remembers playing with the toys as a kid. "Those were the first movies I was making in my head," he says. The Last Jedi is the first of four Star Wars movies he is slated to work on.

For 'Last Jedi' Director, The Journey To 'Star Wars' Began With Action Figures

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Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell starred in the 1940 farce His Girl Friday, where a newspaper editor tries to win back his ex-wife, an ace reporter. Columbia Picture/Archive Photos/Getty Images hide caption

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In A Crisis Of Sexual Harassment, Whither The Office Romance?

Efforts to eliminate harassment in the workplace target a site where couples tend to meet and fall in love — but also a place where power can be abused.

In A Crisis Of Sexual Harassment, Whither The Office Romance?

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