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Nichelle Nichols, Lt. Uhura on 'Star Trek,' dies at 89

Nichols broke ground and paved the way for Black actors in Hollywood as Uhura. Her castmate George Takei wrote, "We lived long and prospered together."

Arizona state Rep. Mark Finchem speaks during an election rally in Richmond, Va., on Oct. 13, 2021. Finchem is now running for Arizona secretary of state, with former President Donald Trump's endorsement. Steve Helber/AP hide caption

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Election deniers are running to control voting. Here's how they've fared so far

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Scientists say research into Alzheimer's needs to take a broader view of how the disease affects the brain — whether that's changes in the cortex or the role of inflammation. Matt York/AP hide caption

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Alzheimer's researchers are looking beyond plaques and tangles for new treatments

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In a new memoir in verse, Alora Young traces the lives of generations of Black women

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Nichelle Nichols made history for her role as communications officer Lt. Uhura on Star Trek. CBS via Getty Images hide caption

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Nichelle Nichols, Lt. Uhura on 'Star Trek,' dies at 89

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On left, the classic green Sprite bottle. On the right, the new clear bottle. Alex Tai/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images; The Coca-Cola Co. hide caption

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Sprite ditches its iconic green bottle — but environmentalists say it's not enough

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