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Covington Catholic (Ky.) High School student Nick Sandmann, seen here standing before Native American activist Nathan Phillips at the Lincoln Memorial, says he has received death threats after video of their encounter went viral. Kaya Taitano/Social Media via Reuters hide caption

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Differing Narratives Emerge After Standoff Between Native American Man, High School Student

The interaction between the man and the teen caused an outcry. But a more complicated picture has emerged of the day when several groups of protesters converged at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington.

Differing Narratives After Standoff Between Native American Man, High School Student

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Kansas state Sen. Stephanie Clayton was elected as a Republican in Nov., 2018, but has since left and joined the Democrats. Two other former Republicans, Sen. Dinah Sykes and Sen. Barbara Bollier, have done the same. Nicholas Clayton/AP hide caption

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These 3 Former Kansas Republicans Say They No Longer Felt At Home In The GOP

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As lawmakers returned to the Kansas state capitol this year, three seats won by Republicans are now in the hands of Democrats. That's after three suburban Republican women left the GOP.

These 3 Former Kansas Republicans Say They No Longer Felt At Home In The GOP

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After taking a break to go back to school, do some acting and become a mom, Sharon Van Etten has just released her first new album in five years. Ryan Pfluger/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Hear Sharon Van Etten Break Down Every Track On Her Stunning New Album

The singer reflects on how her life has changed in the five years since her previous album, shares stories about her new songs, and explains why she decided to demolish her beloved sound.

Hear Sharon Van Etten Break Down Every Track On Her Stunning New Album

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A scanning electron micrograph shows microglial cells (yellow) ingesting branched oligodendrocyte cells (purple), a process thought to occur in multiple sclerosis. Oligodendrocytes form insulating myelin sheaths around nerve axons in the central nervous system. Dr. John Zajicek/Science Source hide caption

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Researchers Find A Web Of Factors Behind Multiple Sclerosis

It's looking like MS strikes when a variety of triggers gang up to impair neurons in the brain and spinal cord. Researchers are using their new knowledge to search for treatments.

Carlos Fernando Chamorro, editor of Confidencial, walks through the publication's ransacked offices in Managua, Nicaragua, in December, 2018. Chamorro has fled the country, citing "threats" from the government. Alfredo Zuniga/AP hide caption

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Leading Journalist Flees Nicaragua, Citing 'Extreme Threats' From The Government

Carlos Fernando Chamorro's newsroom was raided by police in December. International observers say President Daniel Ortega's government has grown increasingly repressive.

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Shutdown Makes Government Websites More Vulnerable To Hackers, Experts Say

The longer the federal shutdown lasts, the more likely security breaches of government websites become, cyber specialists say. And it could lead to security problems long after the government reopens.

Shutdown Makes Government Websites More Vulnerable To Hackers, Experts Say

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Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil's new president, is among a wave of far-right leaders who have risen on the world stage. On Tuesday, Bolsonaro will headline the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Evaristo Sa/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Analysis: How The Rise Of The Far Right Threatens Democracy Worldwide

From Turkey and Hungary, to India and the Philippines, the voices of nationalism have become dominant forces that begin with the election of a charismatic, influential and powerful man.

Moscow's Fyodor Dostoevsky Library was renovated in 2013 and now sees some 500 visitors a day, up from just a dozen or so per day in earlier years. The library hosts language clubs, readings, lectures and concerts. Lucian Kim/NPR hide caption

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Once Centers Of Soviet Propaganda, Moscow's Libraries Are Having A 'Loud' Revival

"A library can be a loud place," says a city official in charge of Moscow's 400-plus public libraries, which have begun attracting visitors with coffee shops, theater rehearsals and lectures.

Once Centers Of Soviet Propaganda, Moscow's Libraries Are Having A 'Loud' Revival

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