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Mezzo-soprano Aleks Romano performs in Carmen in Concert at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. on April 21, 2018. Shannon Finney/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'My Voice Should Be Heard': #MeToo And The Women Of Opera

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Houston Texans players kneel during the singing of the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks. Elaine Thompson/AP hide caption

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How The NFL's New Rule On Protesting Is Being Perceived By Players

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Notable Presidential Pardons In American History

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Bernard Purdie and his band. Cool Down, the latest album by Bernard Purdie & Friends, is out now. Azumi Oe/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'We Kept The Music Going': Bernard Purdie On Drumming For Aretha And More

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The Most Rev. Bishop Michael Curry, primate of the Episcopal Church, speaks during the wedding ceremony of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle in Windsor. Owen Humphreys/AP hide caption

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Royal Wedding Was Filled With Symbolism Of African-American History

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Associated Press And Fox News Launch Project To Replace Exit Polls

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This Tiny Desk Contestant Braved The Elements Of Alaska To Pay Tribute To His Grandmother

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Lava flows at a lava fissure in the aftermath of eruptions from the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island. The U.S. Geological Survey said a recent lowering of the lava lake at the volcano's Halemaumau crater has raised the potential for explosive eruptions at the volcano. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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How 1 Hawaii Resident Is Documenting The Kilauea Volcano Eruption

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Rita Moreno attends the 90th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4 in Hollywood, Calif. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images hide caption

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Rita Moreno To 'My Gente': Be Proud Of Who You Are, And Don't Give Up

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Jim Brown, a star running back for the Cleveland Browns in the late 1950s and early 1960s, is the subject of a new biography by The Nation sports editor Dave Zirin. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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'Heroic, But He's No Hero': Revisiting Football Great Jim Brown

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A man pours milk into a can in India's Mayong village in 2015. India is the world's largest producer and consumer of milk. Anupam Nath/AP hide caption

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Milk! The 'Most Over-Argued Food In History'

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Ecco

In 'That Kind Of Mother,' A White Mom, A Black Son

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R. Kelly performs at the 2015 Soul Train Awards in Las Vegas. Powers Imagery/Invision/AP hide caption

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#MuteRKelly Co-Founder On The Moment, Her Movement And Its Momentum

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In 'Emergency Contact,' Finding A Safe Space In Texts

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How A Half-Hour In A U.S. Embassy Changed A Life

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