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Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks to a regional governor via videoconference at the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow, Russia, on Oct. 21, 2022. The International Criminal Court said Friday it has issued an arrest warrant for Putin and his children's rights commissioner for possible war crimes. Gavriil Grigorov/Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP hide caption

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Ukraine invasion — explained

The International Criminal Court issues an arrest warrant for Putin

The ICC has issued warrants for the Russian president and his children's rights commissioner for alleged war crimes involving accusations that Russia has forcibly taken Ukrainian children.

These two photos, taken in 2014 by scientist Eddie Holmes, show raccoon dogs and unknown birds caged in the Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market. GPS coordinates of these images confirm that the animals were housed in the southwest corner of the market, where researchers found evidence of the coronavirus in January 2020. Eddie Holmes hide caption

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Eddie Holmes

Goats and Soda

WHO calls on China to share data on raccoon dog link to pandemic. Here's what we know

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WHO calls on China to share data on raccoon dog link to pandemic. Here's what we know

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This computer-generated 3D model of Venus' surface shows the summit of Maat Mons. A new study found one of the volcano's vents became bigger and changed during 1991. NASA/JPL-Caltech hide caption

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NASA/JPL-Caltech

Volcanic activity on Venus spotted in radar images, scientists say

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A female Snail Kite carries an Apple Snail in her mouth while flying over Lake Okeechobee in Moore Haven, Fla. on February 10, 2023. Sydney Walsh for NPR hide caption

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Sydney Walsh for NPR

In Florida, an invasive snail is helping save an endangered bird

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President Biden's ambitious proposals to address the high cost and short supply of child care haven't garnered enough support in Congress, so now his administration has come up with a workaround. Getty Images/Maskot hide caption

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Biden has big ideas for fixing child care. For now a small workaround will have to do

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"Forget Pat's, forget Geno's. Jim's. Jim's in the best cheesesteak in Philly." Shazam (Zachary Levi) and Hespera (Helen Mirren) have a sit-down. Warner Bros. hide caption

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Warner Bros.

Pop Culture Happy Hour

'Shazam! Fury of the Gods' is a near myth

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'Shazam! Fury of the Gods' is a near myth

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Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks to a regional governor via videoconference at the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow, Russia, on Oct. 21, 2022. The International Criminal Court said Friday it has issued an arrest warrant for Putin and his children's rights commissioner for possible war crimes. Gavriil Grigorov/Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP hide caption

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Ukraine invasion — explained

The International Criminal Court issues an arrest warrant for Putin

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The International Criminal Court issues an arrest warrant for Putin

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People remove Sargassum in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, in April, 2022. Researchers expect this year will bring another massive bloom, choking local ecosystems and tourism economies. Elizabeth Ruiz/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Meet the sargassum belt, a 5,000-mile-long snake of seaweed circling Florida

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