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A Teen Faces Colorism At School And At Home In 'Genesis Begins Again'

Thirteen-year-old Genesis keeps a running list of things about herself that she hates — her skin is #95. Debut author Alicia D. Williams says she hopes her book will help young people "heal."

NASA's rover Curiosity crawls up the side of Vera Rubin Ridge on Mars' surface in January 2018. Mount Sharp — a 3-mile-high mountain — can be seen in the distance. MSSS/ NASA/JPL-Caltech hide caption

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Exploring The Mysterious Origins Of Mars' 3-Mile-High Sand Pile

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Jessie Mae Robinson's songs have been recorded by hundreds of artists, from Louis Jordan to Lana Del Rey. Courtesy of the Robinson family hide caption

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The Women Behind The Songs: Jessie Mae Robinson

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell led the effort to advance an amendment that supports keeping U.S. troops in Syria and Afghanistan to fight ISIS and al-Qaida. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Senate Republicans Rebuke President On Syria And Afghanistan Policy

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