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Television journalist Katie Couric's new memoir, Going There, is a behind-the-scenes look at her personal life and professional strife in the years she anchored top morning news shows. Evan Agostini/Invision/AP/Little, Brown and Company hide caption

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Katie Couric goes behind the scenes in the cutthroat world of morning TV news

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Grete Bergman, left, and Sarah Whalen-Lunn at their StoryCorps recording in Anchorage, Alaska, in 2018. Camila Kerwin/StoryCorps hide caption

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With 3 bold marks, Indigenous women helped revive a once-banned tradition

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Four activists speak during a panel discussion hosted by the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian on Indigenous Peoples' Day. Clockwise, from top left: Amber Starks, Joy SpearChief-Morris, Autumn Rose Williams and Kyle T. Mays. Screenshot by NPR/Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian hide caption

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Indigenous People's Day is a federal holiday now. Activists want to drop Columbus Day

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Protesters marched in an Indigenous Peoples Day rally in Boston on Oct. 10, 2020, as part of a demonstration to change Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples' Day. Boston made that change last week. Erin Clark/Boston Globe via Getty Images hide caption

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Chief Wilma Mankiller, the Cherokee Nation's first woman chief, revitalized her tribe's culture as she implemented a host of influential progressive policies. But first she had to overcome sexism, say her descendants. Peter Turnley/Corbis/VCG via Getty Images hide caption

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Before revitalizing Cherokee Nation, Wilma Mankiller had to prove her critics wrong

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Matthew McConaughey, the star of Dazed and Confused and Dallas Buyers Club, isn't not thinking about throwing his cowboy hat in the race for "CEO" of Texas. Noam Galai/Getty Images for HISTORY hide caption

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Governor run or no, Matthew McConaughey is full of campaign slogans

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Cmdr. Jeanine Menze, stationed at Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point in Oahu, Hawaii, in 2006. Jennifer Johnson/U.S. Coast Guard hide caption

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How the Coast Guard's 1st Black woman pilot helped give the next one her wings

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Annie Parfait, a Houma Nation elder, sits outside her home in Dulac, La., on Sept. 21, three weeks after Hurricane Ida made landfall in southeast Louisiana. Parfait, 70, rode out the storm at the Houma Nation Headquarters in Houma, La. Annie Flanagan for NPR hide caption

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A CDC advisory panel has recommended a third Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine dose for those who are 65 or older or run a high risk of severe disease. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

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Anderson and Karen Lawson at their StoryCorps recording in Atlanta in 2015. Diana Guyton hide caption

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Their Dad Transformed Video Games In The 1970s — And Passed On His Pioneering Spirit

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This year's Broadway-adapted movie In the Heights, starring actor Anthony Ramos — pictured alongside actress Jasmine Cephas Jones — is a rare exception to Hollywood's pattern of excluding Latino narratives. John Locher/AP hide caption

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Cpl. Ajmal Achekzai, 26, who served as a translator for the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, talks with two Afghan locals in December 2001 at the perimeter of a patrol base in southern Afghanistan. Sgt. Joseph R. Chenelly/USMC/Getty Images hide caption

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An Afghan Marine Fought To Make His Homeland Safer. Now He Feels Like He Failed

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A Family Remembers The 1st U.S. Soldier Killed In The War In Afghanistan

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Smoke rises from explosion outside the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan on Thursday. Reports of explosions outside the airport were confirmed the following morning. Wali Sabawoon/AP hide caption

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Live Updates: ISIS-K Behind Kabul Attack That Killed Dozens. Biden Vows Revenge

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