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In this image taken from footage provided by the RU-RTR Russian television, officials examine the bodies of dead seals on shore of the Caspian Sea, Dagestan. RU-RTR Russian Television/AP hide caption

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Jackson State coach Deion Sanders watches players preparing for the Southwestern Athletic Conference championship NCAA college football game against Southern on Saturday in Jackson, Miss. Sanders is taking over as coach at Colorado, bringing his charisma and larger-than-life persona to a beleaguered Pac-12 program that's plunged to the bottom of college football. Rogelio V. Solis/AP hide caption

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A man looks on as Mount Semeru releases volcanic materials during an eruption on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022 in Lumajang, East java, Indonesia. Indonesia's highest volcano on the country's most densely populated island of Java erupted Sunday. AP hide caption

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A family photo of Diane Richardson and her brother Gary Kirchherr. Later in life, when her brother visited at Christmastime, Richardson would make the lamb curry recipe their mother learned when the family lived in Nigeria. Diane Richardson/Collage by NPR hide caption

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This recipe started in Arizona. Now, sisters Kirsten Ayles (left), in San Clemente, Calif., and Alexis Wold, in New York City, make it on opposite coasts. Right: A family photo of their grandparents' restaurant, Odd's Sombrero in Wickenburg, Ariz. Alexis Wold/Collage by NPR hide caption

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Many of the women in Sangeeta Siwan's Mumbai neighborhood lost their jobs during the pandemic, but they banded together to help each other through the lockdowns. From left to right: Kalawanti Yadav, Sageeta Wadule, Sangeeta Pandey and Ambika Kalshetty. Ruchi Kumar hide caption

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House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) speaks during a news conference on Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021 in Washington, DC. Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images hide caption

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In the hunt for a male contraceptive, scientists look to stop sperm in their tracks

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A resident looks out from her doorway as a soldier takes part in an operation in search of gang members, in Soyapango, El Salvador, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022. The government of El Salvador sent 10,000 soldiers and police to seal off Soyapango, on the outskirts of the nation's capital Saturday. Salvador Melendez/AP hide caption

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Shoppers return to a mall with shops re-opening for business as restrictions are eased in Beijing, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022. Chinese authorities on Saturday announced a further easing of COVID-19 curbs with major cities such as Shenzhen and Beijing no longer requiring negative tests to take public transport. Ng Han Guan/AP hide caption

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