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A statue of Edward Colston towers over a square off Colston Avenue in Bristol, England. A small plaque calls Colston "one of the most virtuous and wise sons" of the city. Officials plan to install another plaque explaining his links to the Atlantic slave trade. Lauren Frayer/NPR hide caption

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An English City Grapples With The Slave-Trading Past Of Its Most Celebrated Figure

He's known as "one of the most virtuous and wise sons" of Bristol, but the philanthropist Edward Colston made his fortune as a 17th century slave trader. Many want his name erased from city landmarks.

Rep. Mike Quigley, whose Washington, D.C. office doubles as his home away from Chicago, lays his mattress onto the floor before going to sleep in 2010. Chicago Tribune/MCT via Getty Images hide caption

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Counting Votes Or Counting Sheep?

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Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of Eurythmics
Sweet Dreams [Club Edit Karaoke Instrumental] Yakooza & Sofia

Stephen Yorkman of the Prince George's County chapter of the National African American Gun Association fires a 9mm handgun at the Maryland Small Arms Range in Upper Marlboro, Md., in March 2017. J. Lawler Duggan/The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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African-American Gun Rights Group Grows In The Age Of Trump

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Celestine Shorts' brother, Christopher, was fatally shot last year. She is opposed to the policy and says a courtroom debate about money would be upsetting to her. Bobby Allyn/WHYY hide caption

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Philadephia's New DA Wants Prosecutors To Talk Cost Of Incarceration While In Court

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As a Ph.D. student at Texas A&M University, Mario Suarez is researching ways teachers can help LGBTQ youth. Gabriel Cristóver Pérez/KUT hide caption

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Coming Out As Transgender Strengthened This Teacher's Commitment To His Students

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Blue Shelled

A statue of Edward Colston towers over a square off Colston Avenue in Bristol, England. A small plaque calls Colston "one of the most virtuous and wise sons" of the city. Officials plan to install another plaque explaining his links to the Atlantic slave trade. Lauren Frayer/NPR hide caption

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An English City Grapples With The Slave-Trading Past Of Its Most Celebrated Figure

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The Last Song I Ever Wrote U Mija

In her new book, Barbara Lipska describes surviving cancer that had spread to her brain, and how the illness changed her cognition, character and, ultimately, her understanding of the mental illnesses she studies. Courtesy of the author hide caption

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'The Neuroscientist Who Lost Her Mind' Returns From Madness

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Frankie Cosmos' latest album is Vessel. Left to right: Lauren Martin, Luke Pyenson, Alex Bailey, Greta Kline. Loroto Productions hide caption

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Frankie Cosmos Examines Fear, Fame And Womanhood

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I'm Fried Frankie Cosmos
Caramelize Frankie Cosmos
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Two wrestlers compete at Iowa's only standalone wrestling tournament for girls Pre-K through 12th grade at the Independence High School in Independence, Iowa on March 4. Clay Masters/Iowa Public Radio hide caption

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Wrestle Like A Girl: How Colleges Are Pushing The NCAA To Recognize Women's Wrestling

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Marsh Partition Floral
Tuesday Square Peg Round Hole

Glenda Jackson plays A, the eldest of the three women in the new Broadway production of Edward Albee's Three Tall Women. Brigitte Lacombe hide caption

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Glenda Jackson Stands Tall, On And Off Stage

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'World Make Way': New Poems Paint Classic Pictures

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Shark Top
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