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People protest against the military coup in Istanbul on July 16, 2016. Turkish military forces on July 16 opened fire on crowds gathered in Istanbul following a coup attempt, causing casualties, an AFP photographer said. OZAN KOSE/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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'Maybe I'm Not As Safe As Before': Turkish Admiral Seeking Asylum In U.S. Speaks Out

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Views from Tower Two Alaskan Tapes
The Times Are Tired Alaskan Tapes
Postcard from 1952 Explosions in the Sky
The Well Whale Fall
El Caracol Whale Fall

The Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington, D.C., is reopening to the public on Friday. "We haven't seen the cats get superexcited about seeing people, but that's honestly to be expected," says curator Craig Saffoe. "Cats, whether they're your cats at home or giant cats like ours, are cats." Above, Luke, an African lion. Mehgan Murphy/Smithsonian's National Zoo hide caption

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As Zoos Cautiously Reopen, Humans Are Excited, Big Cats Seem Ambivalent

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Garage Show Cloudkicker
Making Will Mad Cloudkicker

The Ephrata Cloister in Lancaster County, Pa., created conditions for its inhabitants to become the first known female composers in America. Doug Kerr/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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A New Album Re-Creates The Work Of The 1st Known Female Composers In America

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'84 Pontiac Sabzi

China has ordered the U.S. to close its consulate in Chengdu in retaliation for the U.S. closure of China's consulate in Houston. U.S. Department of State hide caption

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U.S. Department of State

China Orders U.S. To Close Its Consulate In Chengdu

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Within Leavv

President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference Thursday at the White House. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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In Reversal, Trump Says Schools In Coronavirus Hot Spots Should Delay Reopening

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Last month, Nia Cosby, left, and her mother Chalana McFarland spent their first weekend together in 15 years at McFarland's home in Marietta, Ga., after she was released from a Florida prison. Michael Reese/Courtesy of StoryCorps hide caption

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After 15 Years In Prison, A Mother Gets To Know Her Daughter Again

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Periodicals Blue Dot Sessions
City Limits Blue Dot Sessions
Soothing Laura Marling
Green Hill Zone Act 1 Tee Lopes
Prime Time - Studiopolis Zone Act 2 Tee Lopes

Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., is seen during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on May 6. The Iraq War veteran is on Joe Biden's vice presidential shortlist. Greg Nash/Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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Tammy Duckworth's Stock Rises As A Possible VP Choice After High-Profile Weeks

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Becoming Mammal Hands
Refuge Mammal Hands
Friday I'm in Love Midnite String Quartet

Signs hang from the windows of a Washington, D.C., apartment in May. Housing advocates and landlords say millions of out-of-work Americans won't be able to pay their rent if Congress doesn't extend or replace federal unemployment payments. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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'Tsunami' Of Evictions Feared As Extra $600 Unemployment Payments End

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, seen here in March, spoke on the House floor Thursday to address vulgar and sexist comments she says were directed at her by a Republican colleague. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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'I Could Not Allow That To Stand': Ocasio-Cortez Rebukes Republican For Vulgar Insult

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