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Iranian demonstrators protest in Tehran on Sept. 21, after Mahsa Amini died in custody of the country's so-called morality police. AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. announces new sanctions on Iran, even as it seeks a new nuclear deal

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President Biden participates in a meeting on Feb. 22. Biden's approval rating is up to 44%, which marks a third straight month of increases to Biden's approval rating. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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NPR poll shows Biden's approval rating is up but there are warning signs for Democrats

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A ceremony to dedicate a monument to journalist, educator, and civil rights leader, Ida B. Wells is held on June 30, 2021 in the Bronzeville neighborhood of Chicago. The monument was created by sculptor Richard Hunt. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Harvey Matthews was born in the River Road community. He stands with Macedonia Baptist Church First Lady, Marsha Coleman-Adebayo, also president of the Bethesda African Cemetery Coalition. She has led the fight to preserve and prevent further desecration of the cemetery. André Chung for NPR hide caption

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The two front-runners in Brazil's presidential elections in the final days of campaigning. Left: President Jair Bolsonaro in Santos on Wednesday. Right: Former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva in São Paulo on Monday. Left: Alexandre Schneider/Getty Images; Right: Andre Penner/AP hide caption

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What you need to know about Brazil's presidential election

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Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro greets supporters during a reelection campaign rally. Ahead of the first round of voting on Oct. 2, Bolsonaro has baselessly claimed that voting machines will be rigged against him, an echo of former U.S. President Donald Trump's false claims about the 2020 election. Fred Magno/Getty Images hide caption

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Brazilians are about to vote. And they're dealing with familiar viral election lies

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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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