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South African President F.W. de Klerk and Nelson Mandela jointly received the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, Norway, in 1993 for negotiating an end to apartheid. Earlier that year, de Klerk announced that South Africa had dismantled six nuclear weapons, becoming to first country to get rid of nuclear bombs that it had built. Gerard Julien/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Giving Up Nuclear Weapons: It's Rare, But It's Happened

President Trump is calling on North Korea to relinquish its nuclear arsenal. History suggests that's unlikely. Only one country has built its own nukes, and then given them up.

Violinist Adrian Pintea, from The Julliard School, plays a 1729 Stradivari known as the "Solomon, Ex-Lambert" in 2007 at Christie's in New York. Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Is A Stradivarius Violin Easier To Hear? Science Says Nope

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Two-year-old Ryan Lennon Fines was born with a condition called esophageal atresia that requires expensive medical treatment. His family worries the new GOP health bill would make it harder for Ryan to get insurance in the future because of his pre-existing medical condition. Bram Sable-Smith/KBIA/Side Effects Public Media hide caption

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GOP Health Bill Leaves Many 'Pre-Existing Condition' Protections Up To States

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UMCES chemist Michael Gonsior gathers water samples from Cocktown Creek in Maryland. Andrew Heyes/Courtesy of University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science hide caption

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Trump's Budget Would Eliminate A Key Funder Of Research On Coastal Pollution

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President Trump has a large number of judicial vacancies to fill, since Senate Republicans held up President Barack Obama's nominees. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump Gets A Head Start On Shaping The Federal Courts

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A public restroom on the platform of the Central Square MBTA station in Cambridge, Mass., which people have used as a place for getting high. Jesse Costa/WBUR hide caption

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Public Restrooms Become Ground Zero In The Opioid Epidemic

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus has won the "Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series" Emmy five times for her portrayal of Selina Meyer in HBO's Veep. Justin M. Lubin/HBO hide caption

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What's Next? Sixth Season Of 'Veep' Probes Post-Presidential Life

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South African President F.W. de Klerk and Nelson Mandela jointly received the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, Norway, in 1993 for negotiating an end to apartheid. Earlier that year, de Klerk announced that South Africa had dismantled six nuclear weapons, becoming to first country to get rid of nuclear bombs that it had built. Gerard Julien/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Giving Up Nuclear Weapons: It's Rare, But It's Happened

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Sir Mix-a-Lot in 2016, performing in Texas as part of the "(Baby Got) Back to the 90's" concert tour. Rick Kern/WireImage hide caption

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Sir Mix-a-Lot On 25 Years Of 'Baby Got Back'

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Walt Mossberg has been reporting on technology since the 1990s. He plans to retire in June. Mike Kepka/Courtesy of Walt Mossberg hide caption

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After Decades Covering It, Tech Still Amazes Walt Mossberg

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