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Ismael Cruz Cordova as Arondir in Prime Video's The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power. Ben Rothstein/Prime Video hide caption

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Why Black characters in 'Rings of Power' and 'Little Mermaid' make fantasy better

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China's President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin pose during their trilateral meeting with Mongolia on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, on Thursday. Alexandr Demyanchuk/Sputnik/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Voters cast their ballots at a polling station set up in a fire station on Aug. 23 in Miami Beach, Fla. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Social media firms are prepping for the midterms. Experts say it may not be enough

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Large numbers of workers from different sectors protest against inflation and in favor of higher wages in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Aug. 17, where inflation has soared. Pablo Barrera/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images hide caption

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An economic perfect storm is battering emerging markets. Debt crises loom

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People walk near Berlin's Brandenburg Gate on the day a new law to save energy nationwide goes into effect on Thursday. The new law includes a wide variety of temporary measures, like banning the illumination of landmarks and regulating temperatures in public and private venues, to save electricity. These are a response to inflation and lower natural gas and other energy supplies from Russia. Carsten Koall/Getty Images hide caption

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Rafael Mariano Grossi, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, arrives in a hotel with a delegation in Zaporizhzia, Ukraine, on Aug. 31. The delegation will travel to the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant amid the Russia-Ukraine war. Metin Aktas/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images hide caption

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What inspectors will look for at Ukraine's war-damaged Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant

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A funeral procession in Lviv, Ukraine, in March ends at grave sites where soldiers Viktor Dudar, 44, and Ivan Koverznev, 24, will be buried, as priests say their blessings and mourners look on. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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Rep. Liz Cheney gives a concession speech to supporters after losing her bid for reelection to a primary challenger endorsed by former President Trump. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Smoke rises after explosions were heard from the direction of a Russian military airbase near Novofedorivka, Crimea, in this still image obtained by Reuters Tuesday. Obtained by Reuters/via Reuters hide caption

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A Russian serviceman patrols Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Station on May 1. A series of exchanges in recent weeks has made conditions at the plant more dangerous. Andrey Borodulin/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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A jury has ordered conspiracy theorist Alex Jones to pay millions of dollars for spreading lies about the Sandy Hook school massacre. But his influence in right-wing media and politics remains strong. Matt York/AP hide caption

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How Alex Jones helped mainstream conspiracy theories become part of American life

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Abortion-rights supporters cheer as the proposed Kansas constitutional amendment that would allow abortion restrictions in the state fails. They were watching election results at the Kansas for Constitutional Freedom watch party in Overland Park. Dave Kaup/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Secretary of State Antony Blinken sits with Linda Thomas-Greenfield, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, as they meet with African ministers at U.N. headquarters, May 18, 2022. Eduardo Munoz/AP hide caption

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Facebook is making radical changes to keep up with TikTok

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