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Li Chunke, a carver at the state-owned Beijing Ivory Carving factory, at work in his Beijing workshop. Anthony Kuhn/NPR hide caption

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In China, A Shift Away From Trade In Ivory and Shark Fins

A week after China said it was cracking down on sales of ivory, the national carrier, Air China, said it would no longer allow shark fins to be transported as cargo on its flights.

Li Chunke, a carver at the state-owned Beijing Ivory Carving factory, at work in his Beijing workshop. Anthony Kuhn/NPR hide caption

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In China, A Shift Away From Trade In Ivory and Shark Fins

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Khoshaba Jaber, an Assyrian living in West London, plays a tambura, a traditional instrument known as the "mother of strings," after singing an epic poem he learned in his boyhood village in northern Iraq. Alice Fordham/NPR hide caption

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In England, An Effort To Preserve Ancient, Epic Assyrian Poetry

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Workers are busy preparing the stage in Washington, D.C., to be used during the inauguration of Donald Trump on Jan. 20. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Nation's Capital Preps For Both Presidential Supporters And Protesters

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Jared Taylor promotes the idea that race is central to innate abilities and national success. He is working to build a United States explicitly for white people. Ariel Zambelich/NPR hide caption

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White Nationalists' Enthusiasm For Trump Cools

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Phoenix residents (left to right) Brendan Mahoney, Jenni Vega and Tony Moya all felt shocked and scared on the night of the recent presidential election. They worry about their rights as LGBT people, but more so, they worry for others more vulnerable than themselves, especially Muslims and people who are in the country illegally. Stina Sieg/KJZZ hide caption

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LGBT Community Worries Extend Beyond Itself To Other, More Vulnerable People

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