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Beyoncé performs at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Feb. 12. "Instead of me telling someone how good I look, I can just send them a picture of Beyoncé in a queen's outfit," Youth Radio's Robert Fisher says. Lucy Nicholson/Reuters hide caption

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What This Picture Of Beyoncé Tells Us About How Generation Z Connects

Why talk when you can say it with an emoji or a GIF? "Instead of me telling someone how good I look, I can just send them a picture of Beyoncé in a queen's outfit," Youth Radio's Robert Fisher says.

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While We Are Young City of the Sun
So Far To Go J Dilla
Mama Said Cat Clyde

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell addressed a tax reform news conference on Capitol Hill last Thursday, alongside Sen. Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia and representatives of small-business groups. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Is This The Right Time For a Big Tax Cut?

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Satellite imagery of the Atlantic Ocean on Sept. 8, as three hurricanes (Katia, Irma, and Jose) are on the move. NASA/J. Stevens/J. Allen hide caption

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This Year's Hurricane Season Was Intense. Is It A Taste Of The Future?

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Beyoncé performs at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Feb. 12. "Instead of me telling someone how good I look, I can just send them a picture of Beyoncé in a queen's outfit," Youth Radio's Robert Fisher says. Lucy Nicholson/Reuters hide caption

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What This Picture Of Beyoncé Tells Us About How Generation Z Connects

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Run Jeff Cormack
Bet She Looks Like You Nick Hakim
G Song Kronos String Quartet

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie answers questions about a sports gambling case after Supreme Court arguments on Monday. Emily Kan/NPR hide caption

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Odds Drop On Sports-Betting Ban As Supreme Court Hears New Jersey Case

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I Need Somebody to Love Tonight Sylvester
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Us Chris McClenney
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James Levine, shown leading the Boston Symphony Orchestra in 2007, has been suspended by the Metropolitan Opera following allegations of sexual abuse. AFP/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Sexual Abuse Allegations Against James Levine Spell Trouble For Met Opera

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Xxplosive (Instrumental Version) Dr. Dre

Muslim and civil rights groups and their supporters in Washington, D.C., protest the Trump administration's travel ban in October. The Supreme Court said Monday the ban can be fully enforced for now. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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Supreme Court OKs Trump Travel Ban Pending Lower Court Rulings

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