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The Kennedy Center Honorees, pictured L-R top row: Queen Latifah and Barry Gibb. L-R bottom row: Renée Fleming, Billy Crystal, and Dionne Warwick. The 46th Annual Kennedy Center Honors will air Dec. 27 on the CBS Television Network and stream on Paramount+. Mary Kouw/Mary Kouw/CBS hide caption

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Queen Latifah, Billy Crystal and others celebrated at Kennedy Center Honors

Billy Crystal, Dionne Warwick, Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees, Renée Fleming and Queen Latifah were given the star treatment as they received their Kennedy Center Honors.

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The Kennedy Center Honorees, pictured L-R top row: Queen Latifah and Barry Gibb. L-R bottom row: Renée Fleming, Billy Crystal, and Dionne Warwick. The 46th Annual Kennedy Center Honors will air Dec. 27 on the CBS Television Network and stream on Paramount+. Mary Kouw/Mary Kouw/CBS hide caption

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Queen Latifah, Billy Crystal and others celebrated at Kennedy Center Honors

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Palestinians search the destroyed annex of the Church of Saint Porphyrius, damaged in a strike on Gaza City on Oct. 20. Dawood Nemer/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Middle East crisis — explained

More than 100 Gaza heritage sites have been damaged or destroyed by Israeli attacks

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More than 100 Gaza heritage sites have been damaged or destroyed by Israeli attacks

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The 1808 Érard piano that Napoleon gifted to his second wife, Marie-Louise, is on long-term loan from the Museum of Music History to the Cobbe Collection of historic instruments outside London. Museum of Music History hide caption

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Deceptive Cadence

Napoleon's piano lends authenticity to Ridley Scott's biopic

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Napoleon's piano lends authenticity to Ridley Scott's biopic

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A section of aluminium coils from one of Helion's fusion machines. The company hopes its next-generation Polaris system will produce more electricity than it consumes. Geoff Brumfiel/NPR hide caption

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Companies say they're closing in on nuclear fusion as an energy source. Will it work?

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The Supreme Court hears arguments Monday in a challenge to the deal meant to compensate victims of the highly addictive painkiller OxyContin. Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images hide caption

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Purdue Pharma, Sacklers' OxyContin settlement lands at the Supreme Court

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Former Republican Representative Liz Cheney talks about her new book, "Oath and Honor: A Memoir and a Warning," with NPR's Leila Fadel Friday during her interview for Morning Edition. NPR hide caption

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Democracy is at stake if Trump is reelected, Liz Cheney warns in her new book

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