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Stewart Walker attends a prayer vigil Tuesday for students killed and injured after a 15-year-old boy opened fire with a handgun at Marshall County High School. Harrison McClary/Reuters hide caption

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School Shootings Are Sad, But No Longer Surprising

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The plane of the Milky Way Galaxy, which we see edge-on from our perspective on Earth. The projection used in ESO's GigaGalaxy Zoom project gives the impression of looking at the Milky Way from the outside. Serge Brunier/ESO hide caption

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Helen Grace James holds images from her time in the Air Force. "The military was something I thought was really important," she told The Washington Post. Legal Aid at Work hide caption

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Kicked Out Of Air Force For Being Gay, Helen Grace James Wins Honorable Discharge

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College students protest to defend press freedom in Manila on Wednesday, after the government cracked down on Rappler, an independent online news site. Noel Celis/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In a speech at the Golden Globes, Oprah Winfrey told the story of Recy Taylor's violent rape by six white men in 1944. Taylor, pictured above, died last month at age 97. Her attackers were never prosecuted. Phelan M. Ebenhack/Associated Press hide caption

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'Recy Taylor's Rape Still Haunts Us'

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