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Russian President Vladimir Putin visits a factory on Thursday. Ramil Sitdikov/AP hide caption

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Putin's grip on power is weaker than it appears, an opposition activist tells NPR

If the Russian president continues to burn through his reserves of oil and gas money, ordinary people will become a threat to his power, according to one outspoken activist.

A member of the Israeli security forces stands guard. An attack against troops was reported near the West Bank city of Hebron on Feb. 1. Many settlers have joined the military's regional defense units since the Oct. 7 attack on Israel by Hamas-backed militants. Hazem Bader/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Middle East crisis — explained

Israeli settlers are guarding the West Bank. Palestinians say it's worsening violence

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Israeli settlers are guarding the West Bank. Palestinians say it's worsening violence

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Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro gestures as he speaks on Dec. 3. Pedro Rances Mattey/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Venezuela's leftist leader Maduro makes a play for evangelical voters

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Russian President Vladimir Putin visits a factory on Thursday. Ramil Sitdikov/AP hide caption

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Putin's regime is 'running out of fuel,' a Russian opposition activist tells NPR

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Putin's regime is 'running out of fuel,' a Russian opposition activist tells NPR

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Civil War imagines a second civil war has broken out in the United States. Kirsten Dunst stars as a journalist in the film, which comes out April 12. Murray Close/A24 hide caption

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Movie Reviews

Here are 6 movies to see this spring

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Here are 6 movies to see this spring

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On Cedar Key, researchers from the University of Florida have brought in sand, put in marsh plants and used artificial reefs to encourage the growth of oyster beds offshore. Octavio Jones for NPR hide caption

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Hurricane Idalia shows nature may provide the best shoreline protection

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