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This detailed view shows inscriptions on a sandstone rock that's believed to be the world's oldest runestone, inscribed almost 2,000 years ago, making it several centuries older than the earliest known ones. Javad Parsa/NTB/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Opinion: The lessons we can learn from 'idiberug'

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Poet Charles Simic is photographed at the City University of New York, May 13, 2003. Richard Drew/AP hide caption

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Opinion: Remembering poet Charles Simic

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Bagels are displayed for sale at a Manhattan grocery store on Aug. 6, 2010, in New York City. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Opinion: UNESCO, consider the bagel

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy addresses a joint meeting of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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Opinion: The light of Hanukkah shines in Ukraine

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Chicago's Lake Shore Drive, Columbus Drive and Michigan Avenue double-leaf trunnion bascule bridges, top to bottom, are seen over the Chicago River on April 3, 2006. Tim Boyle/Getty Images hide caption

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Opinion: Remembering Chicago's famed Walking Man

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Dear Life Kit: We bought a dog instead of rescuing one. It cost me a friend

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LONDON, ENGLAND - Ai-Da Robot, an ultra-realistic humanoid robot artist, paints during a press call at The British Library on April 4, 2022 in London, England. Hollie Adams/Getty Images hide caption

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Opinion: Machine-made poetry is here

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Former Chinese President Jiang Zemin gestures as he thanks reporters for coming to a photo opportunity in Beijing's Great Hall of the People on Sept. 19, 1997. Jiang died on Nov. 30 at age 96. Will Burgess/Reuters hide caption

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Perspective: Jiang Zemin's passing marks the end of an era for China

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Bouquets of flowers are left near Club Q, an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs, Colorado. At least five people were killed and 18 wounded in a mass shooting at an LGBTQ nightclub in the US city of Colorado Springs, police said on November 20, 2022. JASON CONNOLLY/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Opinion: Our tragic new normal

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President George W. Bush prepares for his State of the Union Speech with Karen Hughes, Counselor to the President, and Michael Gerson, Director of Presidential Speech Writing, outside the Oval Office January 29, 2002 in Washington DC. The White House/Getty Images hide caption

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Opinion: Remembering Mike Gerson, Washington Post columnist

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State Rep. Barbara Cooper, D-Memphis, watches the vote board as her bill to limit license restoration fees passes during House session on April 12, 2006 in Nashville, Tenn. Cooper, who served in the General Assembly, died on Oct. 25, 2022. She was 93. John Russell/AP hide caption

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Opinion: A life lesson from these midterm elections

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An artistic illustration of what the child could have looked like when alive and sleeping Tom Björklund hide caption

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Opinion: An 8,000-year-old lesson

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In this illustration photo, a voter fills out their ballot n Los Angeles on Monday. Chris Delmas/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Opinion: Where did all of the political debates go?

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Opinion: Yes, I am basic

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Russian missiles roll in Red Square in Moscow. President Vladimir Putin has warned that he wouldn't hesitate to use nuclear weapons to ward off Ukraine's attempt to reclaim control of its occupied regions. AP hide caption

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Opinion: The specter of nuclear Armageddon

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A man walks through the rain during an intense afternoon thunderstorm in 2012 in New York City. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Opinion: Observations from a quiet and rainy New York

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Family members of Tony Hughes, one of the 11 victims found at a serial killer's apartment, comfort each other during a remembrance vigil held at Junea Park in Milwaukee in 1991. Bill Waugh/AP Photo hide caption

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Opinion: Remember the victims, not the killer

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Trevor Noah announced Thursday that he'd be leaving The Daily Show after seven years. "My time is up," he said. "But in the most beautiful way." Noah is pictured above in Los Angeles in September 2021. Rich Fury/Getty Images hide caption

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Trevor Noah's 'Daily Show' departure hints at deeper problems in late night TV

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