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Pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong addresses the crowd outside Hong Kong's Legislative Council, during a demonstration demanding Hong Kong's leaders to step down and withdraw an extradition bill. Jorge Silva/Reuters hide caption

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Hong Kong Activist Joshua Wong Is Freed; Says He Will Join Mass Protests

"Hello world and hello freedom," said the activist, who served a month on a contempt of court charge. Wong called on Hong Kong's leader to resign after protests over a controversial extradition bill.

Hong Kong Activist Joshua Wong Is Freed, Says He Will Join Mass Protests

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Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego pictured here in September 2018. On Saturday, Gallego apologized to the city following an outcry over footage showing police officers pointing a gun and yelling at a family as part of an investigation into a claim that a doll was shoplifted from a Family Dollar store in Phoenix. Ross D. Franklin/AP hide caption

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Phoenix Mayor Apologizes After Video Of Police Drawing Gun On Family Over Stolen Doll

Viral footage of the incident captured by bystanders has already prompted an internal police probe, a $10 million civil rights claim and a chorus of fury on social media.

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra musicians performing at the state capitol, in Annapolis, June 13, to urge Gov. Larry Hogan to release state funding for the financially strapped orchestra. Cheryl Diaz Meyer/The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Locks Out Musicians As Contract Dispute Continues

Contract and salary negotiations between musicians and management have stalled, leaving BSO players picketing outside their concert hall.

Anne Schauer-Gimenez (left) Allison Pieja (center) and Molly Morse of Mango Materials stand next to the biopolymer fermenter at a sewage treatment plant by the San Francisco Bay. The fermenter feeds bacteria the methane they need to produce a biological form of plastic. Chris Joyce/NPR hide caption

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Replacing Plastic: Can Bacteria Help Us Break The Habit?

Entrepreneurs are eager to find substitutes for plastic that naturally degrade. One option is a "natural" plastic made by microbes and then eaten by them. But the process is still in early days.

Replacing Plastic: Can Bacteria Help Us Break The Habit?

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Sandra Torres, former first lady and presidential candidate for the National Unity of Hope (Union Nacional de la Esperanza) party, center, displays an inked finger after voting during presidential elections in Guatemala City, Guatemala, on Sunday. James Rodriguez/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Former First Lady Leads In 1st Round Of Voting In Guatemala Presidential Election

Sandra Torres, who is now divorced from former President Álvaro Colom, is leading a field of nearly 20 candidates. She has promised to invest heavily in health care, education and agriculture.

A handful of young upstarts are changing Naples' traditional pizza-making habits, bolstered by a new flour called "Nuvola" (Italian for "cloud"), developed by Italian miller Caputo. Courtesy of Carlo Sammarco hide caption

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Naples Rolls Out A Fine-Tuned Dough And The New 'Cloud Pizza' Is Born

Bucking generations of tradition, some Neapolitan pizzaiolis are experimenting with new ideas, bolstered by a new flour that creates a charred, puffier and lighter crust. And the trend is catching on.

Octavian Ursu of the German Christian Democrats won a runoff for mayor of the small town of Görlitz in the country's east, beating an opponent from the far-right Alternative for Germany. Sean Gallup/Getty Images hide caption

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Germany's Far-Right Party Defeated In Closely Watched Mayoral Election

A candidate from beleaguered Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic Union wins a convincing victory over the anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany (AfD) in the country's conservative east.

During the Scripps National Spelling Bee's 92nd year, eight co-champions took home the spelling bee cup after a record-breaking and exhausting night that ended in the 20th round. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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A Spelling Bee Coach On How To Spell Success

Five spellers in this year's National Spelling Bee shared a coach: Bill Schaefer, a retired school teacher from Denver. Since he started teaching in the 1970s, he's built a community for spellers.

A Spelling Bee Coach On How To Spell Success

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'Patron Saints Of Nothing' Is A Book For 'The Hyphenated'

Young adult author Randy Ribay says it's tough having "a dual identity" in a world "where people want you to be one thing." His new novel explores the Philippine government's deadly war on drugs.

'Patron Saints Of Nothing' Is A Book For 'The Hyphenated'

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A small group in hard hats gathered on Saturday for Mass in Paris' Notre Dame cathedral. It was the first Mass since a fire devastated the church in April. Karine Perret/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Notre Dame Holds 1st Mass Since Fire Devastated The Historic Paris Cathedral

A group of around 30 people wearing hardhats gathered for Mass in the cathedral on Saturday, exactly two months after a severe fire. The service was not open to the public.

Danisch Farooqi with his daughter Aaliya in Hamburg. "I haven't seen her in five years," he says. He wonders if she has forgotten him. Courtesy of Danisch Farooqi hide caption

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'I Would Do Anything For Her': A German Dad's Search For His Daughter, Taken By ISIS

A German father fights to find and bring home his young daughter, taken by his ex-wife when she went to Syria five years ago with her new husband, an ISIS fighter.

'I Would Do Anything For Her': A German Dad's Search For His Daughter, Taken By ISIS

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U.S. players celebrate after teammate Julie Ertz scored their side's second goal during the Women's World Cup Group F soccer match between United States and Chile at Parc des Princes in Paris, France on Sunday. Alessandra Tarantino/AP hide caption

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U.S. Continues Dominance In Women's World Cup With 3-0 Win Over Chile

They won before a sell-out crowd in Paris on Sunday. It was a gem of a game for the team, which controlled play from the beginning with crisp and precise passes. The win assures the U.S. will advance.

Ayaz Virji moved with his family to a small city in Minnesota. They were the only Muslims in town. Virji gave a series of talks about Islam. Courtesy of Penguin Random House hide caption

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A Muslim In Rural, White Minnesota On How To 'Love Thy Neighbor'

After Donald Trump's election, Dr. Ayaz Virji started giving talks to mostly white, Christian audiences in rural Minnesota to try to dispel misconceptions about Muslims. He faced a lot of backlash.

A Muslim In Rural, White Minnesota On How To 'Love Thy Neighbor'

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