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Top left: Governor-elect Maura Healey speaks on Nov. 8 in Mass. Bottom left: Democratic gubernatorial nominee Tina Kotek speaks with members of the media on Nov. 2 in Portland, Ore. Top left: Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis gives a victory speech on Nov. 8 in Tampa, Fla. Bottom right: Republican U.S. Senate candidate Herschel Walker speaks at a campaign rally on Nov. 16 in McDonough, Ga. Erin Clark/The Boston Globe via Getty Images; Mathieu Lewis-Rolland/Getty Images; Octavio Jones/Getty Images; Brandon Bell/Getty Images hide caption

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Can Newly Elected LGBTQ Lawmakers Shift The Landscape For LGBTQ Rights?

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Argentina's Lionel Messi smiles during the World Cup group C soccer match between Poland and Argentina in Doha, Qatar, on Wednesday. Ariel Schalit/AP hide caption

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Dr. Caitlin Bernard, a reproductive healthcare provider, speaks during an abortion rights rally on June 25, 2022, at the Indiana Statehouse in Indianapolis. Jenna Watson/AP hide caption

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Christine McVie from the band Fleetwood Mac performs at Madison Square Garden in New York on Oct. 6, 2014. The band announced her death on social media Wednesday. Charles Sykes/Charles Sykes/Invision/AP hide caption

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Bakery owner Florence Poirier smells a baguette fresh from the oven Thursday as Mylene Poirier stands next to her at a bakery, in Versailles, west of Paris. Michel Euler/AP hide caption

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Friends and family pray outside a damaged mobile home on Wednesday in Flatwood, Ala., the day after a severe storm swept through the area. Two people were killed in the Flatwood community just north of the city of Montgomery. Butch Dill/AP hide caption

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Maine is the largest lobster-producing state in the U.S. Some of the gear used to catch the crustaceans poses an entanglement risk to the endangered North American right whale population. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Charity leader Ngozi Fulani (center left) attends a reception held by Britain's Camilla, the queen consort, (center) to raise awareness of violence against women and girls in Buckingham Palace in London on Tuesday. Kin Cheung/AP hide caption

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NPR Life Kit listeners share photos from their best theme parties. Left: a vision board for a "Vampire Nights"-themed party; middle: An '80s-themed ski party; right: An Olympics watch party. Photos courtesy of L to R: Gabby Kanu; Arik Colbath; Tom Czech and Elizabeth Novak hide caption

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Everyone hates a boring party. Here's how to kick things up a notch

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Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., ran unopposed for the position of House Democratic leader. He replaces Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., who announced she would not run for the top leadership post after Democrats lost control of the House in the midterms. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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French President Emmanuel Macron welcomes President Biden before their meeting at the French Embassy to the Vatican in Rome on Oct. 29, 2021. Ludovic Marin/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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A man walks past a banner of Bollywood movie The Kashmir Files outside a cinema in the old quarters of Delhi on March 21, 2022. Sajjad Hussain/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Chinese President Jiang Zemin sings a selection from "Beijing Opera" on the last day of an eight-day visit to the U.S. on Nov. 2, 1997, in Los Angeles. Hector Mata/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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China's ex-leader Jiang Zemin, an influential reformer, has died at 96

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Nick Fuentes (center) greets supporters before speaking at a pro-Trump march on Nov. 14, 2020, in Washington. Fuentes, who has been labeled a white supremacist and antisemite by the Anti-Defamation League, sat down for dinner with former President Trump and Ye, the rapper formerly known as Kanye West, last week. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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