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Sertanejo singer Marília Mendonça, 22, sings to a crowd of thousands at Expo Londrina, an agricultural fair in the southern Brazilian city of Londrina. Catherine Osborn for NPR/NPR hide caption

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In 'Macho' Brazil, Fast-Rising Star Marília Mendonça Is Inspiring Women To Push Back

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Armando Hernandez prepares lunch orders at El Torito restaurant in Galax, Va. El Torito is one of several Mexican restaurants in town and the servers say that their clientele is predominantly white local residents. Madeline Gray for NPR hide caption

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Amid A Hispanic Boom, Conflicting Feelings On Immigration

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President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin shake hands at their summit in Helsinki, Finland, on Monday. Trump upset many in the U.S. intelligence community by refusing to endorse their finding that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election. Putin said he favored Trump in the election, but did not indicate whether he did anything to help him. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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Sen. John McCain called President Trump's news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin "one of the most disgraceful performances by an American president in memory." Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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During a 2013 trip to South Africa, then-President Obama looks out the window from the cell where Nelson Mandela was once jailed on Robben Island. Obama is giving a major speech Tuesday. Wednesday would have been Mandela's 100th birthday. Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump, left, and Russian President Vladimir Putin leave a press conference after their meeting Monday in Helsinki. Trump sided against his intelligence officials, who have said Russia interfered in the 2016 election. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and Syrian President Bashar Assad, right, pose for a photo with Russian military pilots at the Hemeimeem air base in Syria last December. Mikhail Klimentyev/AP hide caption

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Putin Invites Trump To Help End Syrian War As Russia Bombs Civilian Targets

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A student who had taken refuge at the Church of the Divine Mercy amid a barrage of armed attacks is embraced by a relative on Saturday after he was transported to the Managua Metropolitan Cathedral. Cristobal Venegas/AP hide caption

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A tour boat was damaged and 23 people injured when lava crashed through the roof of the vessel off the Big Island of Hawaii Monday. Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources/AP hide caption

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Nuns of the Missionaries of Charity, the order founded by Mother Teresa, who was canonized two years ago, walk in annual Corpus Christi procession organized on the Feast of Christ the King in Kolkata, India, in 2016. Bikas Das/AP hide caption

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Verizon crews pump water from an access tunnel in Manhattan in 2012 after flooding from Superstorm Sandy knocked out underground Internet cables. Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Feds Charge Russian Student, Linked To NRA, With Conspiracy

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A U.S. Border Patrol agent keeps watch at a gate on the U.S.-Mexico border fence near San Benito, Texas. Loren Elliott/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Poll: Where You Watch TV News Predicts Your Feelings On Immigration

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Deborah Watts, cousin of Emmett Till, says the Justice Department's new investigation should prosecute any accomplices in Till's murder to the fullest extent of the law. Rogelio V. Solis/AP hide caption

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Emmett Till's Cousin On Reopening Of Case: 'An Opportunity For The Truth To Be Told'

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China's Ministry of Commerce is pursuing legal remedy against the U.S. over new tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports. Here, a container ship is unloaded at the Port of Oakland in California last week after completing a voyage from China. Ben Margot/AP hide caption

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