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Stacey Abrams Spearheads 'Fair Fight,' A Campaign Against Voter Suppression

Since losing the Georgia governor's race in 2018, Democrat Stacey Abrams has launched Fair Fight — a voting rights campaign that's active in 18 battleground states ahead of this year's election.

Stacey Abrams Spearheads 'Fair Fight,' A Campaign Against Voter Suppression

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People hand in their ID cards and receive voting papers at the Hoseyniyeh Ershad building in Tehran. Iran is holding important national elections Friday, choosing members of its parliament as well as its Assembly of Experts. Marjan Yazdi for NPR hide caption

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Iranians Vote In Parliamentary Election, After A Week Of Campaigning

More than 15,000 people had sought to run for one of the 290 seats in Iran's parliament, but the government disqualified thousands — many of them reformist or moderate candidates — last month.

Iranians Vote In Parliamentary Election, After A Week Of Campaigning

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In Cali, A Festival Celebrates The Flavors And Music Of Afro Colombian Life

We capture the sights, sounds and even the tastes of Afro Colombian culture at the Petronio Alvarez Music Festival.

In Cali, A Festival Celebrates The Flavors And Music Of Afro Colombian Life

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Tents of the homeless line a streetcorner in Los Angeles on Jan. 8, 2020. California Governor Gavin Newsom said his state budget will include more than $1 billion directed towards homelessness, in response to a growing crisis on the streets on California's major cities. Frederic J. Brown /AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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California Gov. Newsom Lays Out Framework To Address Homelessness

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom focused his recent State of the State speech on homelessness. He's worked on the issue for 20 years, from San Francisco City Hall to the capital in Sacramento.

California Gov. Newsom Lays Out Framework To Address Homelessness

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New Research: Bats Harbor Hundreds Of Coronaviruses, And Spillovers Aren't Rare

The coronavirus outbreak in China seems like an unusual event. But scientists have found that similar viruses have been quietly jumping from bats into humans for years.

New Research: Bats Harbor Hundreds Of Coronaviruses, And Spillovers Aren't Rare

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In An Internment Camp, 'Maggie' The Magpie Lifted Spirits

Shig Yabu rescued a bird when he was a young boy detained at a Japanese relocation camp in Wyoming. "She was so compassionate with the internees," he said. "I don't think she realized she was a bird."

In An Internment Camp, 'Maggie' The Magpie Lifted Spirits

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Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (right) receives the crown from the man who found it, Sirak Asfaw, during a ceremony Thursday in Addis Ababa. The 18th-century Ethiopian crown had been hidden in a Dutch apartment for the past 21 years. The Office of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed via AP hide caption

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Ethiopian Crown Returned — After 21 Years Stashed In A Dutch Apartment

Officials say the artifact disappeared in 1993. Then it turned up at Sirak Asfaw's place in the Netherlands in 1998. Not knowing what to do, he stayed quiet about it ... for two decades.

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New Music Friday: Our Top 9 Albums Out On Feb. 21

New albums from the K-pop band BTS, Grimes and Best Coast are among our picks for this week's best new releases.

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How The Stars Became An Industry

Astrology has existed for thousands of years and has roots that span the globe. But is it a science or a religion or just a kind of personality test? And why is it more popular than ever?

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