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Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick receives the Amnesty International Ambassador of Conscience Award for 2018 in Amsterdam Saturday. Kaepernick became a controversial figure when he refused to stand for the national anthem, and instead knelt to protest racial inequality and police brutality. Peter Dejong/AP hide caption

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Amnesty International Names Kaepernick Its Ambassador Of Conscience

Ex-NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick received Amnesty's top human rights award for his opposition to racial injustice. His "take a knee" campaign during the national anthem likely cost him his job.

"The Departure" from Aïda Muluneh's "The World is 9" collection. The title comes from a saying of Muluneh's grandmother — meaning that the world will never be a perfect 10. Aïda Muluneh hide caption

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With Paint And A Camera, She's Forging A New Artistic Vision Of Africa

The Ethiopian artist Aida Muluneh spends an hour and a half decorating her models for photos that celebrate her country's past and present. Her work is now on display at the Museum of Modern Art.

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If A Parent's Day Job Is Running For Congress, Can The Campaign Pay For Child Care?

A congressional candidate is asking the Federal Election Commission to decide whether she's allowed to use campaign funds to pay for child care while she spends her days on the trail.

If A Parent's Day Job Is Running For Congress, Can The Campaign Pay For Child Care?

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Delegates voice their disapproval during the Utah Republican 2018 nominating convention Saturday. Mitt Romney faced nearly a dozen GOP contenders. He was forced into a primary race with state Rep. Mike Kennedy after Kennedy received 51 percent of the vote and Romney 49 percent. George Frey/AP hide caption

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Romney's Path To Succeed Utah Sen. Hatch Just Got More Complicated

Mitt Romney has been forced into a primary race after losing Saturday's nomination battle at the state's GOP convention. Romney aims to restart his political career by replacing Sen. Orrin Hatch.

Zoologist Lucy Cooke says we infantilize pandas because they look cute. "We don't think of them as bears," she says. "We think of them as helpless evolutionary mishaps." Though captive breeding programs get a lot of press, she wishes that there were more emphasis on maintaining their natural habitat. Above, panda cubs at a conservation center in Wenchuan in China's southwestern Sichuan province. AFP/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Who Cares If They're Cute? This Zoologist Accepts Animals On Their Own Terms

Zoologist Lucy Cooke says humans aren't doing animals any favors when we moralize their behavior. Her book The Truth About Animals is organized around "fact and not sentimentality."

Who Cares If They're Cute? This Zoologist Accepts Animals On Their Own Terms

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The funeral for former first lady Barbara Bush, who died earlier this week, was held on Saturday at St. Martin's Episcopal Church in Houston. Guests included former U.S. presidents, first lady Melania Trump, ambassadors and sports celebrities. Jack Gruber/AP hide caption

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Barbara Bush Is Laid To Rest In Texas

Guests gathered at St. Martin's Episcopal Church in Houston to celebrate the life of the former first lady. She died Tuesday at age 92.

Queen Elizabeth II waves to the audience after a speech from her eldest son Charles, Prince of Wales, at the end of a star-studded concert to celebrate her 92nd birthday at Royal Albert Hall on Saturday. WPA Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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Queen Elizabeth II Celebrates 92

The queen marked the occasion by attending a star-studded charity concert, surrounded by family. But the party's not over yet — the longest-reigning living monarch celebrates two birthdays a year.

The new documentary by William Friedkin (left) centers around footage of an exorcism performed by Rev. Gabriele Amorth (right), who has performed the procedure tens of thousands of times. William Friedkin hide caption

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'Exorcist' Director Makes A New Movie About Exorcism (It's A Documentary)

William Friedkin had never actually witnessed an exorcism. Then he recorded the footage at the center of The Devil And Father Amorth. "I was scared, seriously scared," he says.

'Exorcist' Director Makes A New Movie About Exorcism (It's A Documentary)

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Tim Ma prepares a duck confit salad at his restaurant, Kyirisan, in Washington, D.C. Ma says being mindful about reducing food waste is an integral part of his philosophy in the kitchen — not just for environmental reasons but also for profitability. Becky Harlan/NPR hide caption

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For One Fine-Dining Chef, Cutting Food Waste Saves The Planet And The Bottom Line

After nearly going bankrupt, chef Tim Ma cut costs by cooking creatively with every last bit of ingredients. Some dishes born of frugality have become favorites at his acclaimed D.C. restaurant.

Juliana Hatfield's puts her own spin Olivia Newton-John's 80s-era hits. David Doobinin/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Juliana Hatfield Sings The Hits Of 'Old Friend' Olivia Newton-John

Though she's known for her contributions to '90s indie rock, Hatfield goes back to one of her earliest musical inspirations for her new album of Olivia Newton-John covers.

Juliana Hatfield Sings The Hits Of 'Old Friend' Olivia Newton-John

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Why Duke University Won't Honor Freshman Roommate Requests This Fall

Duke University has decided to stop honoring roommate requests made by incoming freshmen – returning the procedure largely to chance. Vice President for Student Affairs Larry Moneta tells NPR why.

Why Duke University Won't Honor Freshman Roommate Requests This Fall

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In a study of more than 5,500 U.S. youths ages 12 to 17, about 6 percent say they've engaged in some sort of digital self-harm. More than half in that subgroup say they've bullied themselves this way more than once. Jasmin Merdan/Getty Images hide caption

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When Teens Cyberbully Themselves

In this latest form of self-harming behavior, adolescents anonymously post mean or derogatory comments about themselves on social media, as a way of managing feelings of sadness or self-loathing.

'Bring The War Home' Shows 'Lone Wolf' Terrorists Are Really Part Of A Pack

Kathleen Belew's new book explores the impact of the Vietnam War on America's white power movement; Belew says that movement was behind a lot of domestic terror attacks attributed to "lone wolves."

'Bring The War Home' Shows 'Lone Wolf' Terrorists Are Really Part Of A Pack

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The AMC cinema in Riyadh hosted the first film screening in more than three decades on April 18. Movie theaters open to the wider public next month after Saudi Arabia lifted a 35-year ban on cinemas as part of a far-reaching liberalization drive. Bandar Al-Jaloud/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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As Saudi Arabia's Cinema Ban Ends, Filmmakers Eye New Opportunities

Allowing cinemas is part of a modernization drive by the Saudi government, which hopes to create more business opportunities and become a regional film hub. But it's a tough place to be a filmmaker.

As Saudi Arabia's Cinema Ban Ends, Filmmakers Eye New Opportunities

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