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Prabhu Ramamoorthy attacked a woman on an overnight flight from Las Vegas to Detroit on Jan. 3. The 35-year-old man was sentenced to nine years in prison on Friday. Seth Wenig/Associated Press hide caption

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Man Who Sexually Assaulted Woman On Plane Sentenced To 9 Years In Prison

Prabhu Ramamoorthy cried after the sentencing in Detroit on Thursday. His lawyers had called for leniency from the judge arguing, "He will suffer long after this sentence is done."

Russian gun rights activist Maria Butina pleaded guilty to serving as an unregistered foreign agent. She sought to build back-channel links to the Russian government with the Trump campaign. AP hide caption

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Maria Butina Pleads Guilty In Foreign Agent Case, Admits Clandestine Influence Scheme

The Russian gun rights activist had sought to establish back-channel ties between the Russian government and leading U.S. conservative groups, including the Trump campaign and the NRA.

A man was freed after spending two days crammed into a narrow grease vent in San Lorenzo, Calif. Officials say he's not being charged with a crime. Alameda County Sheriff's Office hide caption

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Man Is Freed After 2 Days Stuck In Empty Restaurant's Grease Vent

"He's a pretty slender guy and based on the viscosity of the walls" and the attempt to remove his clothes, "he probably thought he was going to slide ride down," officials said. That didn't happen.

Cardinal George Pell, shown leaving court in Melbourne in May, was reportedly found guilty of sexual abuse, but Australian media are barred from reporting the news. Robert Cianflone/Getty Images hide caption

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Cardinal George Pell Reportedly Convicted Of Sex Abuse Amid Gag Order In Australia

"The person was found guilty in the Victorian County Court but a suppression order was put in place to prevent the publication of details," a prominent Australian news site reported.

Bruce Springsteen Springsteen on Broadway, which will have its final date on Dec. 15, 2018. The show has been documented in a new film, to be released just after that final performance. Danny Clinch/Shore Fire Media hide caption

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As 'Springsteen On Broadway' Closes, Its Excellent Film Welcomes A New Audience

Springsteen has performed his one-man show over 230 times since its debut last year. But, just as the Boss bids adieu to Broadway, a new film documenting the show is set to premiere on Netflix.

In these images, E coli bacteria harbor proteins from a bacteria-killing virus that can eavesdrop on bacterial communication. At left, one protein from the virus has been tagged with a red marker. At right, the virus has overheard bacterial communication indicating the bacteria have achieved a quorum; it sends its protein to the poles of the cell (yellow dots). Bonnie Bassler and Justin Silpe, Department of Molecular Biology, Princeton University hide caption

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A Virus Can Eavesdrop On Bacterial Communication

A researcher had an idea about viruses that was wild. And it turned out to be true.

Southern Baptist Theological Seminary President R. Albert Mohler, Jr. speaks at the school's convocation ceremony in 2013. Mohler, who has led the seminary for 25 years, commissioned a report on the role racism and support for slavery played in its origin and growth. Bruce Schreiner/AP hide caption

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Southern Baptist Seminary Confronts History Of Slaveholding And 'Deep Racism'

In a 71-page report, Southern Baptist leaders are documenting their dark history, as if by telling the story in wrenching detail, they may finally be freed of its taint.

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., sponsored the resolution to withdraw U.S. military aid from the war in Yemen with Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah. He argues the move will garner international notice as the conflict continues. Zach Gibson/Getty Images hide caption

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Senate Votes To End U.S. Support For War In Yemen, Rebuking Trump And Saudi Arabia

A bipartisan resolution directs the administration to end military assistance to the Saudi-led conflict. It draws on the Vietnam-era War Powers Act, marking the first debate on this war authority.

Senate Votes To End U.S. Support For War In Yemen, Rebuking Trump And Saudi Arabia

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Isela was denied life insurance because her medication list showed a prescription for the opioid-reversal drug naloxone. The Boston Medical Center nurse says she wants to have the drug on hand so she can save others. Jesse Costa/WBUR hide caption

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Nurse Denied Life Insurance Because She Carries Naloxone

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The U.S. surgeon general has called on "bystanders" to be equipped with the opioid reversal drug to save lives. But when a nurse answered that call, her application for life insurance was denied. Why?

Nurse Denied Life Insurance Because She Carries Naloxone

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Richard E. Grant plays Jack Hock, the sidekick to literary forger Lee Israel (Melissa McCarthy) in Can You Ever Forgive Me? Mary Cybulski/Twentieth Century Fox hide caption

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Richard E. Grant Barely Survived Childhood. Now He's Thriving As An Actor

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The self-described "lifelong character actor" plays an alcoholic sidekick in the film Can You Ever Forgive Me? Through Grant is allergic to alcohol, he grew up in Swaziland with an alcoholic father.

Richard E. Grant Barely Survived Childhood. Now He's Thriving As An Actor

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A man walks toward the smoke rising from a fire at the Independent National Electoral Commission's warehouse in Kinshasa on Thursday, 10 days ahead of the presidential election. John Wessels/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Voting Equipment Goes Up In Flames In Congo's Capital As Election Approaches

The blaze destroyed voting machines and booths for 19 of Kinshasa's 24 polling stations. But with 10 days to go, the Democratic Republic of the Congo plans to proceed with its presidential election.

Joseph Kabila, the outgoing president of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, sits in a garden at his personal ranch on Monday. John Wessels/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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'Congo Does Not Take Any Orders From Anybody': An Interview With President Joseph Kabila

Kabila is barred from seeking a third consecutive term as president of Congo, where elections are scheduled later this month. But he doesn't rule out running again in the future.

'Congo Does Not Take Any Orders From Anybody': Interview With President Joseph Kabila

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Thousands of public school teachers and their supporters protested against a pension reform bill at the Kentucky state Capitol in April. The state's Supreme Court has now struck down the law. Bill Pugliano/Getty Images hide caption

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Kentucky Supreme Court Strikes Down Pension Law That Sparked Teacher Protests

The decision is a major victory for state employees, as well as for state Attorney General Andy Beshear as he runs to unseat Gov. Matt Bevin, who championed the controversial law.

The DPAA is starting by bringing out eight sets of remains every two weeks. The digging takes place early on Sundays, before many visitors arrive at the cemetery. Elyse Butler for NPR hide caption

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Major Project To Identify Long Nameless Korean War Dead Begins

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Advances in DNA and other forensics now make identification of Americans who died in the Korean War highly likely. The Pentagon is exhuming hundreds of remains in a Honolulu military cemetery.

Major Project To Identify Long Nameless Korean War Dead Begins

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