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Dystopias are so 2020. Meet the new protopias that show a hopeful future

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Rahima Banu had the last recorded case of naturally occurring variola major smallpox, a deadly strain of the virus, in 1975. At left: Banu in her mother's arms as a small child. At right: Banu today, close to 50 years old, lives in a small village in Bangladesh with her husband, Rafiqul Islam, and their children. Michael Schwartz/CDC, Céline Gounder/KFF Health News hide caption

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Haiti's capital, Port-au-Prince, was largely shut down March 4, with residents venturing out only for essentials, AFP reporters witnessed, as authorities imposed a state of emergency after an attack on a prison freed thousands of inmates. Clarens Siffroy/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Displaced Palestinians in Rafah decorate their tent in preparation for the holy month of Ramadan. The holiday begins as the humanitarian situation in Gaza remains dire. For many Muslim Americans, the situation in Gaza is infusing the holiday with a different meaning this year. Ahmad Hasaballah/Getty Images hide caption

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Ramadan In A Time Of War

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Leaders of some of America's most well-known journalism schools, which include Graciela Mochkofsky (from left), David Ryfe and Jelani Cobb, weigh in on the state of the news industry and how they are making sure students are prepared to enter a turbulent business. Daniel Mordzinski, David Ryfe, Jelani Cobb hide caption

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President Joe Biden delivers the State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on February 7, 2023, in the House Chamber of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC. The speech marked Biden's first address to the new Republican-controlled House. Jacquelyn Martin/Getty Images hide caption

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Lytvynova stands near an apartment building in her Kyiv neighborhood that was damaged by multiple Russian strikes over the course of the war. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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Guillermo A. Santos on his high school graduation day in 2021, with his father, Guillermo Jose Santos. The elder Santos died later the same year of a drug overdose. The Santos-Honkala Family hide caption

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The Santos-Honkala Family

The Sphere — a new music venue in Las Vegas with a 20,000 person capacity — lights up on July 4, 2023. Greg Doherty/Getty Images hide caption

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The Super Bowl halftime show gives us a front-row view of the Las Vegas renaissance

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Taylor Swift, who has been celebrated for her ability to channel the emotions and perspectives of adolescent girls. Photos: Suzanne Cordeiro/AFP, Shirlaine Forrest/Getty Images for TAS/Design: Jackie Lay/NPR hide caption

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