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Friday

In 2010, Karley Ford went to her senior prom with her best friends instead of a date. Karley Ford hide caption

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Karley Ford

A bloody nose, a last hurrah for friends, and more prom memories you shared with us

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Friday

Friday, March 29, 2024 Tucson, Arizona —Juan Ciscomani poses for a portrait at his offices in Tucson, Arizona on Friday, March 29, 2024. CREDIT: Ash Ponders for NPR MEArizona— Ash Ponders/Ash Ponders for NPR hide caption

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What Arizona's Mexico-born Republican congressman thinks of the border situation

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Wednesday

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Ammer Qudummi was arrested at a UT Austin protest on April 26, but all charges have been dropped. Michael Minasi/KUT hide caption

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How these University of Texas-Austin students view Gaza war protests on their campus

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Friday

Eleanor Stein, law and human rights professor at State University of New York, was among hundreds of students protesting the Vietnam War in 1968 on Columbia University's campus. Eleanor Stein hide caption

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Eleanor Stein

What a 1968 Columbia University protester makes of today's pro-Palestinian encampment

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Friday

Bar and pub trivia originated in England, but it's become a popular past time in the United States over the last twenty years. Charles Krupa/AP hide caption

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Should phones be used at trivia nights? A D.C. cheating scandal begs the question

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Thursday

Posters of some of those kidnapped by Hamas in Israel are displayed on a pole in Manhattan. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Most doxxing campaigns only last a few days. But the effects can be felt for months

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Tuesday

Former U.S. President Donald Trump is seen at the driving range during day three of the LIV Golf Invitational in April 2024. Megan Briggs/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump says abortion should be left to states; Vatican takes stance on gender theory

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Monday

TOPSHOT - Shadows form on the ground as the moon moves in front of the sun in a rare "ring of fire" solar eclipse in Singapore on December 26, 2019. LOUIS KWOK/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Student loan proposal targets accrued interest; Israel and Hamas war hits six months

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Thursday

Wednesday

In this image taken from a video footage run by TVBS, a partially collapsed building is seen in Hualien, eastern Taiwan on Wednesday, April 3, 2024. TVBS/via AP hide caption

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Taiwan holds steady in massive earthquake; Discontented voters show up in Wisconsin

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Tuesday

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Displaced Palestinians gather in the yard of Gaza's Al-Shifa hospital on Dec. 10, 2023. The hospital, Gaza's largest, was raided by the Israeli military early on Monday. -/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Israel withdraws from a Gaza hospital, AT&T data breach affects millions of users

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Thursday

Thursday

In the popular reality TV show Love is Blind, contestants date each other while in "pods" where they cannot see each other. Netflix hide caption

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'Love is Blind' says it's an experiment. Scientists say attraction is more arbitrary

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Thursday

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) leaves the Senate chamber after a live quorum call at the U.S. Capitol on Feb. 12, 2024. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Sen. Joe Manchin on why he can't endorse Trump, but isn't sold on Biden

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Tuesday

The House of Representatives is set to reconvene on Feb.28, three days before the deadline to avoid a partial goverment shutdown. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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One more attempt at securing Ukraine aid is introduced before two-week House recess

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Wednesday

Qatari Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al Thani, attends a news conference about the Israel-Hamas war. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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Qatar's prime minister warns an intolerable Gaza situation poses regional risk

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Tuesday

Former President Donald Trump speaks at his caucus event at the Iowa Events Center on January 15, 2024 in Des Moines, Iowa. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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4 Trump speeches analyzed: He talks a lot about immigration and himself

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Friday

Newly recruited fighters who joined a Houthi military force intended to be sent to fight in support of the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, march during a parade in Sanaa, Yemen KHALED ABDULLAH/REUTERS hide caption

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Houthis promise to respond to U.S. and U.K. strike in the Red Sea

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Tuesday

Rep. Tim Burchett, R-Tenn., (second from left) congratulates then-Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., after he was elected speaker of the House in January 2023. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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House conservatives oppose bipartisan spending agreement, demanding further cuts

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Wednesday

Many states have introduced tablets into prisons, allowing users to do things like listen to music and send messages. Several incarcerated people told NPR that while the devices aren't perfect, the ability to stream music has been a game-changer. Sarah Gonzales for NPR hide caption

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People in prison explain what music means to them — and how they access it

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Tuesday

In 2016, Ori Givati served as a reservist soldier in the West Bank. He joined Breaking the Silence a year later. Ori Givati hide caption

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Ori Givati

A former Israeli soldier calls for international intervention to stop settler violence

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Wednesday

Demonstrators protest outside the Supreme Court in Washington on June 29, 2023, after the court struck down affirmative action in college admissions. Activists say they will sue Harvard over its use of legacy preferences for children of alumni. Jose Luis Magana/AP hide caption

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Colleges are ending legacy admissions to diversify campuses post-affirmative action

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