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The Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus's Tenth Anniversary Parade rolls through the streets of New Orleans on Saturday night. L. Kasimu Harris for NPR hide caption

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All Nerddoms Welcome: The Intergalactic Krewe Of Chewbacchus Parades In New Orleans

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Nerd Out With Mardi Gras' Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus

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Writer John McPhee Explains His 'Old-Man Project'

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Iranian Americans Anxiously Follow Events In Iran

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Main Street, St. Clairsville, Ohio (population about 5,000), the county seat of Belmont County. Melissa Block/NPR hide caption

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Drug Overdoses Contribute To Rise In Midlife Mortality In Ohio River Valley

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Energy Secretary Rick Perry announced last week that he will leave his position by the end of the year. Perry urged President Trump to make the July phone call to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy that's at the heart of the impeachment inquiry. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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How Rick Perry Became A Key Figure In The Trump Impeachment Probe

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Canvassing for votes in Virginia Beach, Democrat Missy Cotter Smasal meets voter Mildred Manger. "It's just stupid that everybody has to have a gun," Manger says. "I mean, give me a break!" Melissa Block/NPR hide caption

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Gun Control Is Front And Center In Virginia Races

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Holy Trinity Music School's youth choir and chamber orchestra perform in the Smithsonian's Enid A. Haupt garden in Washington, D.C. Melissa Block/NPR hide caption

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10 Years After Haiti's Earthquake, 'This Music School Will Never Stop'

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Political Roundup: The Whistleblower, The Democrats And The White House

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'Blinking Guy' Channels Meme Fame Into Multiple Sclerosis Fundraiser

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Seventeen states and the District of Columbia have passed red flag laws. LA Johnson/NPR hide caption

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In Vermont, A Case Of One Man Whose Gun Was Seized Under Red Flag Law

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World Cup Semifinal Match: U.S. Versus England In Lyon, France

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U.S. Women Defeat France In Hard-Fought Quarterfinal Victory

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Caster Semenya of South Africa races to the line to win the Women's 800 meters during the IAAF Diamond League event at the Khalifa International Stadium on May 03, 2019 in Doha, Qatar. Semenya has appealed a ruling that requires her to reduce her testosterone levels by drugs or surgery. Francois Nel/Getty Images hide caption

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'I Am A Woman': Track Star Caster Semenya Continues Her Fight To Compete As Female

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