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Kamo Zandinan says goodbye in the Mosul orphanage to a 10-year-old girl she believes is her daughter Sonya, taken from her by ISIS six years ago. The girl was rescued by police in March from an Arab family to whom she was not related. Zandinan is waiting for DNA tests to confirm whether the girl is her daughter. Jane Arraf/NPR hide caption

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A Yazidi Woman Searches For Her Lost Daughter, Kidnapped By ISIS 6 Years Ago

ISIS fighters tore Kamo Zandinan's 4-year-old daughter Sonya from her arms in 2014. Zandinan, now a refugee in Canada, recently returned to Iraq to meet a 10-year-old girl she believes is Sonya.

A Yazidi Woman Searches For Her Lost Daughter, Kidnapped By ISIS 6 Years Ago

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Joe Biden and his wife Jill Biden wear masks as they mark Memorial Day, on May 25. The president-elect has consistently worn masks amid the pandemic, and is calling for a national mask mandate. Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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To Combat The Pandemic, Biden Will Aim To Depoliticize Mask-Wearing

As Joe Biden prepares to take office, he's talking to governors about trying to implement a national mask mandate. But to succeed, Biden is likely going to need to find a way to depoliticize masks.

Protesters gather for a news conference in Atlanta earlier this year, shortly after the release of a complaint by whistleblower Dawn Wooten, a nurse at Irwin County Detention Center in Ocilla, Ga. Jeff Amy/AP hide caption

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U.S. Agrees To Pause Deportations For Women Alleging Abuse At ICE Facility

Dozens of immigrant women have said they received unwanted gynecological procedures at Irwin County Detention Center. Yet even as authorities investigate, the accusers have been in danger of removal.

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel announced Tuesday her office is investigating threats against members of the Wayne County Board of Canvassers. Nessel seen above in March during a news conference in Lansing, Mich. David Eggert/AP hide caption

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Michigan AG Investigating Threats Made Against Wayne County Election Officials

Dana Nessel's office did not outline specific threats against Wayne County Board of Canvassers. The probe was announced a day after Michigan certified that President-elect Joe Biden won the state.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk gestures as he arrives to visit the construction site of a future Tesla plant near Berlin on Sept. 3. Musk is now the world's second-richest person, according to Bloomberg. Odd Andersen/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Elon Musk Passes Bill Gates To Become World's 2nd-Richest Person

The soaring value of Tesla stock has sent Musk's net worth skyrocketing, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. The automaker's CEO has added more than $100 billion to his net worth in 2020.

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Vaccine Expert: Once A COVID Vaccine Is Available, 'Don't Overthink It. Don't Wait'

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Dr. Peter Hotez is part of a team working to develop a low-cost COVID vaccine that could be distributed globally. "Vaccines are coming," he says. "We have to get everybody through to the other side."

Vaccine Expert: Once A COVID Vaccine Is Available, 'Don't Overthink It. Don't Wait'

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Secretary of State nominee Antony Blinken speaks after being introduced by President-elect Joe Biden at the Queen Theatre in Wilmington, Del., on Tuesday. Mark Makela/Getty Images hide caption

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Biden's Secretary Of State Pick Has Both Diplomatic And Musical Chops

In remarks on Tuesday, Antony Blinken thanked the people who helped him along the way, including relatives, friends, coworkers — and his bandmates.

Biden's Secretary Of State Pick Has Both Diplomatic And Musical Chops

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Charlotte Charles, mother of 19-year-old Harry Dunn, is seen in Charlton, England, on Tuesday. Dunn's family lost a court battle with the U.K. government over whether the American driver who fatally struck their son had diplomatic immunity. Jacob King/AP hide caption

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Parents Of Man Killed In U.K. Crash Lose Their Challenge To U.S. Diplomatic Immunity

Harry Dunn's family argued the U.K. government had wrongly granted Anne Sacoolas diplomatic immunity. Sacoolas, the wife of a U.S. diplomat, is charged in his death but fled to the U.S.

San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin speaks at a news conference in San Francisco on Monday. A former San Francisco police officer, Chris Samayoa, who fatally shot an unarmed carjacking suspect in 2017, is facing numerous charges including voluntary manslaughter. Jeff Chiu/AP hide caption

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San Francisco DA's Office Launches Its 1st Homicide Prosecution Of A Police Officer

San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin called the charges "historic" and vowed to apply the law evenly "no matter what the color of your skin. ... or whether you wear a uniform to work."

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Kwame Alexander Offers New Poems On Race And Hope As 'Psalms And Balms' For The Soul

In Light For The World To See: A Thousand Words On Race And Hope, Kwame Alexander writes of the murder of George Floyd, Colin Kaepernick's kneeling protests and the election of Barack Obama.

Kwame Alexander Offers New Poems On Race And Hope As 'Psalms And Balms' For The Soul

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