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The Humans is set during a family's Thanksgiving dinner, hosted by the youngest daughter and her boyfriend. (Pictured: Reed Birney, Sarah Steele, Jayne Houdyshell, Arian Moayed) Brigitte Lacombe/Courtesy of O&M Co. hide caption

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Family Drama Meets Existential Horror In 'The Humans'

On its surface, the play sounds pretty ordinary: A young woman and her boyfriend have her family over for Thanksgiving dinner. Then things start to get weird.

Pope Francis walks onstage before celebrating Mass at the Ciudad Juarez fairgrounds, near the U.S. border on Wednesday. Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Pope Says Trump 'Is Not Christian'

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Leah Dustin O'Halloran

Karriem Saleem El-Amin of Baltimore is one of the more than 130 prisoners serving life sentences for violent crimes who were released on probation following a landmark ruling by Maryland's highest court. Brandon Chew/NPR hide caption

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From A Life Term To Life On The Outside: When Aging Felons Are Freed

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April Bounces Devonté Hynes
Time Is the Enemy Quantic
Smoke 'Em Fun Lovin' Criminals

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'Rent-A-Minority' Promises A Satirical Solution To Diversity Problems

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Theme de Yoyo The Cinematic Orchestra

The point-in-time count for the homeless population often misses those who crash on friends' couches or stay in cheap motels due to a lack of shelters. Dale Dean, from Cheyenne, Wyo., is one of them. Miles Bryan/Wyoming Public Radio hide caption

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In Rural America, Homeless Population May Be Bigger Than You Think

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Crimewave Crystal Castles
Daydream Tycho

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Effects Of Toledo Tattoo Artist's Work Are More Than Skin Deep

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Farewell Little People
Never Meant American Football

Born in December, Valentina Vitoria has microcephaly, the birth defect that causes an abnormally small head and can cause brain damage as well. Her mother is 32-year-old Fabiane Lopes. Lourdes Garcia-Navarro/NPR hide caption

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Moms And Infants Are Abandoned In Brazil Amid Surge In Microcephaly

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Yoga Means Union Ambulance LTD
Hayling FC Kahuna
Rebirth of Cool DJ Cam Quartet

Thousands of parents have lost sons and daughters across the country to an epidemic of accidental drug overdoses. Gary Waters/Ikon Images/Getty Images hide caption

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When A Loved One Dies Of Overdose, What Happens To The Family?

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Stopping On the Broadway Bridge Peter Broderick

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Did A Pesticide Cause Microcephaly In Brazil? Unlikely, Say Experts

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Camp Yabassi Echoes Manu Dibango
We're Going Home
Get Down Moses Joe Strummer & Mescaleros

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Family Drama Meets Existential Horror In 'The Humans'

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