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Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old leader of a global protest against inaction on climate change, marched at a rally in New York City Friday. Around the world, millions of other people joined her. Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/AP hide caption

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Young People Lead Millions To Protest Global Inaction On Climate Change

"We're young, but we're not dumb. We know it's happening. We need change. We demand better," a girl, 11, says at a march in Thailand. The rallies call for net zero carbon emissions and other changes.

Belinda Qaqamba Ka-Fassie poses at a community space where women cook and sell meat. She started drag as an escape from oppression she felt at Stellenbosch University for being "black, Xhosa, poor, queer and effeminate." "It is through pageantry and performance that I became more inclined with my queerness and how boundless expression should be," she says. "Drag became the therapist I never had." Lee-Ann Olwage hide caption

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PHOTOS: Drag Queens In South Africa Embrace Their Queerness And Tradition

Even though they face discrimination, they proudly embrace their heritage in the way they dress.

The main gate at the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The inmate population there once stood at nearly 700 but has since dwindled to 40. Sylvie Lanteaume/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Rules Out Sending Captured ISIS Fighters To Guantánamo Bay

Few foreign ISIS fighters captured in Syria and Iraq have been repatriated. Unless European allies accept nationals who are ISIS prisoners of war, Trump said, "we're releasing them at the border."

People in Houston navigate the floodwaters on Thursday. The city got more than 9 inches of rain on that day alone, according to the National Weather Service in Houston. Thomas B. Shea/Getty Images hide caption

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Texas Cities Try To Assess Scope Of Damage In Imelda's Aftermath

The National Weather Service in Houston said the amount of rainfall in Houston and Galveston on Thursday was "one for the record books. At least two deaths have been blamed on the storm.

Tove Lo. Her latest full-length, Sunshine Kitty, is on our shortlist for the best new albums out Sept. 20. Moni Hayworth/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: Our Top 7 Albums Out Sept. 20

Our shortlist of the best albums out this week includes Brittany Howard's masterpiece, Jaime, sad bangers from Tove Lo, a profoundly beautiful, debut solo LP from Mountain Man's Molly Sarlé and more.

New Music Friday: Our Top 7 Albums Out Sept. 20

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Three variations of the AR-15 rifle are displayed at the California Department of Justice in Sacramento, Calif., in a 2012 photo. On Sept. 19, 2019, Connecticut-based Colt's Manufacturing Co. said it was suspending production of its version of the AR-15 for the civilian market. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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Colt Suspends Manufacture Of Controversial AR-15 For Civilian Market

The gun-maker says it will concentrate instead on fulfilling contracts from the military and law enforcement for the semi-automatic weapon that has come for many to be associated with mass shootings.

A new study found that investors were significantly more likely to bet a company's stock price was going to increase if the company had more women on staff compared with other companies. Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Investors May Prefer Companies With More Women In The Workforce

A new study found investors were significantly more likely to bet a company's stock price was going to increase if the company had more women on staff compared with other companies.

Antonin Dvorak predicted that American classical music would draw from African American traditions. A new article wonders why American classical music has remained so white. Karen Chan /Getty Images/EyeEm hide caption

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Why Is American Classical Music So White?

Early American composers could have shaken off their European sound and mined the rich trove of African American music. They didn't. And one historian believes we're worse off because of it.

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Cokie Roberts was one of NPR's most recognizable voices and is considered one of a handful of pioneering female journalists who helped shape the public broadcaster's sound and culture. She died Tuesday. Ariel Zambelich/NPR hide caption

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Remembering Cokie Roberts: Family Announces Reception, Funeral Mass

A memorial reception will be held on Friday night at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., from 6 to 8. A funeral Mass will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Cathedral of Saint Matthew The Apostle in Washington. The longtime NPR journalist died earlier this week at the age of 75.

Cokie Roberts, Pioneering Journalist Who Helped Shape NPR, Dies At 75

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