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Dr. Denis Mukwege is a gynecologist, Nobel Peace Prize winner and advocate against sexual violence in conflict zones like his homeland, the Democratic Republic of Congo. He is now speaking out against the reports of rapes committed by Russian soldiers during the war in Ukraine. Fabian Sommer/Picture Alliance via Getty Images hide caption

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Biography examines how systemic racism shaped the troubled life of George Floyd

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Pennsylvania's Republican Senate primary is too close to call between David McCormick, left, and Mehmet Oz. Hannah Beier/Bloomberg via Getty Images; Stephanie Keith/Getty Images hide caption

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Russian army Sgt. Vadim Shishimarin, 21, is seen behind glass during a court hearing in Kyiv, Ukraine, on Wednesday. Shishimarin pleaded guilty to killing an unarmed Ukrainian civilian. Efrem Lukatsky/AP hide caption

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A mother helps her malnourished son stand after he collapsed near their hut in the village of Lomoputh in northern Kenya on Thursday. A severe drought and spiking food prices are causing a humanitarian emergency in the Horn of Africa. Brian Inganga/AP hide caption

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Urvashi Vaid, then-executive director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, protests at then-President George H.W. Bush's address on AIDS in March 1990 in Arlington, Virginia. The pioneering LGBTQ activist and attorney died last week at age 63. Dennis Cook/Associated Press hide caption

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Former Minneapolis police officer Thomas Lane pleaded guilty Wednesday to a state charge of aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter in the killing of George Floyd. Hennepin County Sheriff's Office via AP hide caption

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Jersey is a one-year-old female mixed breed. She is available for adoption at the Pike County Animal Shelter. Maggie Epling/Maggie Epling hide caption

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Hundreds of people gather near a U.S. Air Force C-17 transport plane at the perimeter of the international airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Aug. 16, 2021. SIGAR, released its interim report Wednesday detailing why Afghanistan's government and military collapsed immediately after the U.S. withdrawal. Shekib Rahmani/AP hide caption

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The U.S. deal with the Taliban destroyed Afghans' military morale, a new report says

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Players on the U.S Women's National Team celebrate their victory in the penalty shootout over the Netherlands in the Women's Quarter Final match of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images hide caption

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Tina Kotek speaks during Day 1 of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 25, 2016. On Tuesday, she won Oregon's gubernatorial Democratic primary. If she wins in November, Kotek will be the nation's first openly lesbian governor. ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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The White House has a stellar record collection, but it needs updating

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Ukrainian Col. Roman Kostenko stands in a redbrick farmhouse with a gaping hole in one of the walls. This is where Kostenko taught soldiers how to set explosives. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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A member of Ukraine's parliament now trains a recon and sabotage unit to fight Russia

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