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Production designer Hannah Beachler was responsible for devising the look of Black Panther, from the waterfall amphitheaters of Wakanda to its high-tech laboratories and aircraft. Marvel Studios hide caption

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She Designed Wakanda — And Might Win An Oscar For It

Hannah Beachler is the first African-American to be nominated for an Academy Award for production design. Her work creating the cinematic world of Black Panther earned her the nod.

She Designed Wakanda — And Might Win An Oscar For It

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Special counsel Robert Mueller, who has been investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election, is working on a report of his findings. But what form that will take and how much the public will learn is unclear. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Here's What May Happen When The Mueller Investigation Is Completed

The special counsel may be close to wrapping up. Or he may not. He could file a landmark report. Or he may not. The rules are limited, and the attorney general has a lot of discretion.

Sen. Estes Kefauver, D-Tenn., (left) and Sen. Everett Dirksen, R-Ill., (second from left) clashed at the reopening of a Senate drug investigation in 1960 over whether witnesses could be forced to reveal "business secrets" while testifying. Bettmann Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Senate Inquiry On Drug Prices Echoes Landmark Hearings Held 60 Years Ago

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A Senate hearing on Tuesday featuring pharmaceutical executives will tackle many issues raised in the historic Kefauver hearings, which led to tougher drug regulation. High prices remain a concern.

Children line up to enter a tent at the Homestead Temporary Shelter for Unaccompanied Children. Once youth turn 18, they are aged out of the children's shelter and are at risk of being placed in an adult detention facility. Wilfredo Lee/AP hide caption

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Migrant Youth Go From A Children's Shelter To Adult Detention On Their 18th Birthday

In two-thirds of over 1,500 cases from April 2016 to February 2018, Immigration and Customs Enforcement put migrant youth into detention when they turned 18, according to government data.

Migrant Youth Go From A Children's Shelter To Adult Detention On Their 18th Birthday

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World War II tank gunner Clarence Smoyer poses Wednesday with a Sherman tank near the Charlestown Naval Shipyard in Boston, Wednesday. The 95-year-old veteran was surprised with a ride through the streets of Boston in a the tank. Charles Krupa/AP hide caption

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For A World War II Tank Gunner, A Surprise Visit From An Old Friend

The last time Clarence Smoyer rode in a Sherman tank, he was a 21-year-old in the U.S. Army. But this week, the author of a new book about Smoyer's exploits arranged to have one carry him to a book signing.

Mark Harris, Republican candidate in North Carolina's 9th Congressional race, talks during a recess in testimony during the second day of a North Carolina State Board of Elections hearing. Travis Long/News & Observer / Pool hide caption

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New Election Called In North Carolina House Race

The State Board of Elections unanimously voted to hold a new election in the 9th Congressional District after four days of testimony uncovered evidence that last fall's election was tainted.

A man carries South Sudan's national flag at Mangateen Internal Displaced persons center in Juba on November 17, 2018. Sudan's civil war has led to the displacement of millions of people. Akuot Chol/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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'Every Kind Of Norm Is Broken': U.N. Says Brutality In S. Sudan May Rise To War Crimes

Gang rapes, abductions and killings have grown commonplace in South Sudan, according to the Commission on Human Rights, whose new report outlines widespread violence in the country's ongoing conflict.

Jussie Smollett leaves the Cook County Jail following his release Thursday in Chicago. Smollett was charged with filling a false police report after he said he was attacked by two men who shouted racist and anti-gay slurs. Kamil Krzaczynski/AP hide caption

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Jussie Smollett 'Took Advantage Of The Pain And Anger Of Racism,' Police Say

The Empire actor has been released on bail after being arrested on charges of making a false police report. Officials say he paid two men to fake an attack on him to "further his own public profile."

Jussie Smollett 'Took Advantage Of The Pain And Anger Of Racism,' Police Say

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Several U.S. cities have enacted taxes on sweetened drinks to raise money and fight obesity. But the results are mixed on how well they curb consumption. Daniel Acker/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Soda Taxes Work, Studies Suggest – But Maybe Not As Well As Hoped

Connecticut and California are considering statewide taxes on sugary drinks. New data from soda taxes in Berkeley, Calif., and Philadelphia present a mixed picture of their effects on sugar consumption.

U.S. Soda Taxes Work, Studies Suggest — But Maybe Not As Well As Hoped

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One of the first images of a living Wallace's giant bee was captured after a recent rediscovery of the world's largest bee in Indonesia. As this composite image illustrates, the bee is approximately four times larger than a European honeybee. Clay Bolt/claybolt.com hide caption

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World's Largest Bee Species Is Spotted For First Time In Decades

The bee towers over its apian cousins. Females have been recorded as being at least an inch and a half long. Add to that a pair of gigantic mandibles, and it's a bee like no other.

A 2017 report on military families released Thursday reveals that a huge swath of more than 600,000 spouses of active duty and Reserve servicemembers faced a variety of challenges due to their spouses' service. Paul J. Richards /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Military Families Experience High Stress, Anxiety And Unemployment, Report Says

The annual report from the Department of Defense found a vast majority of civilian spouses of active-duty members faced a variety of challenges due to their partners' deployment.

Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was extradited to the U.S. in 2017 after two successful escapes from Mexican prisons. On Thursday, the Justice Department announced two of his sons have been indicted on a drug conspiracy charge. Both brothers are believed to be fugitives in Mexico. Eduardo Verdugo/AP hide caption

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Sons Of 'El Chapo' Indicted On Drug Conspiracy Charge

The indictment alleges Joaquin Guzman Lopez and Ovidio Guzman Lopez "conspired to import and distribute cocaine, methamphetamine, and marijuana from Mexico and elsewhere" into the U.S.

Researcher Michael Black's ashes were wrapped in the Virginia state flag before being dropped into the eye of Hurricane Michael. Black helped pioneer the use of a device dropped into hurricanes to measure wind speed and air pressure. Courtesy NOAA hide caption

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NOAA Researcher's Ashes Were Dropped Into The Eye Of Hurricane Michael

NOAA researcher Michael Black pioneered the use of dropwindsondes — small measuring devices dropped into hurricanes to gather data. That data has dramatically improved hurricane forecasting.

NOAA Researcher's Ashes Were Dropped Into The Eye Of Hurricane Michael

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