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Pope Francis arrives to celebrate mass at the John Garang Mausoleum in Juba, South Sudan, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2023. Francis is in South Sudan on the second leg of a six-day trip that started in Congo, hoping to bring comfort and encouragement to two countries that have been riven by poverty, conflicts and what he calls a "colonialist mentality" that has exploited Africa for centuries. Gregorio Borgia/AP hide caption

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Majid Khan, a 42-year-old Pakistani man, was released from the U.S. military prison in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, on Thursday. Pictured here in 2022, he was sent to Belize after suing for unlawful imprisonment. Center for Constitutional Rights hide caption

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A Guantánamo inmate was released to Belize after suing for wrongful imprisonment

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President Biden speaks at the National Prayer Breakfast on Feb. 3, 2022, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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Congress takes reins of prayer breakfast from secretive Christian evangelical group

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A million people celebrated a papal mass in the Democratic Republic of Congo's capital on the second day of Pope Francis' visit to the conflict-torn country. Alexis Huguet/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Pope Francis celebrates Mass with million faithful in Democratic Republic of Congo

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Sahar Pirzada chose to have an abortion in 2018 when she learned that her fetus had Trisomy 18, a rare genetic condition that almost always ends in miscarriage or stillbirth. Lauren Justice for NPR hide caption

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Muslim-American opinions on abortion are complex. What does Islam actually say?

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The ancient night sky and the earliest astronomers

Moiya McTier says the night sky has been fueling humans' stories about the universe for a very long time, and informing how they explain the natural world. In fact, Moiya sees astronomy and folklore as two sides of the same coin.

The ancient night sky and the earliest astronomers

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Pope Francis delivers a speech in the garden of the Palace of the Nation during the meeting of the authorities, the civil society and the diplomatic corps in Kinshasa. ARSENE MPIANA/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Bystanders look on as Pope Francis travels by popemobile as he departs the airport in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Guerchom Ndebo/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Pope Francis is in Democratic Republic of Congo, its first papal visit since 1985

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Police in Bloomfield, N.J. are looking for the suspect who hurled a Molotov cocktail at the entrance of a synagogue early Sunday morning. Surveillance video shows him wearing a ski mask and skull and crossbones top. Bloomfield Division of Public Safety hide caption

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Two young German-Jewish refugees at the porthole of the liner St. Louis finally arrive at Antwerp, after being refused entry to Cuba and Miami prior to the start of World War II. Gerry Cranham/Getty Images hide caption

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Opinion: A Holocaust remembrance — and lessons we have yet to learn

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U.S. second gentleman, Doug Emhoff, lays a wreath honoring Holocaust victims at the former Auschwitz site on Friday in Oswiecim, Poland. Omar Marques/Getty Images hide caption

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Clergy sex abuse survivor and victim's advocate Juan Carlos Cruz first met Pope Francis in 2018 when a group of survivors of abuse was invited to the Vatican. Andres Kudacki/AP hide caption

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Pope Francis' LGBTQ comments are not surprising but sincere, gay Vatican adviser says

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Worshipper in front of stained glass windows of Prayer Hall, Nasir-al Molk Mosque, Shiraz, Iran. James Strachan/Getty Images hide caption

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Some Muslim Americans Turn To Faith For Guidance On Abortion

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Abortion-rights protesters shout into the Senate chamber in the Indiana Capitol on July 25, 2022, about a month after Roe was overturned, in Indianapolis. Jon Cherry/Getty Images hide caption

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This handout negative dated on April 20, 1943, and taken by Polish firefighter Zbigniew Leszek Grzywaczewski shows Jewish people being evacuated from the Warsaw Ghetto. Z. L. Grzywaczewski/Maciej Grzywaczewski/POLIN Museum via AP hide caption

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Protesters at the March for Life on Jan. 20, 2023, in Washington D.C. Eman Mohammed for NPR hide caption

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At the first March for Life post-Roe, anti-abortion activists say fight isn't over

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Sister André poses for a portrait at the Sainte Catherine Laboure care home in Toulon, southern France, on April 27, 2022. With her death, the oldest living person is now Maria Branyas Morera of Spain at age 115. Daniel Cole via AP hide caption

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