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Left: The Rev. Stan Swamy speaks to the camera in a video from 2020, shortly before he was arrested. Right: A person walks by a church where a memorial Mass was celebrated for Swamy, after his death in Mumbai, India, in July 2021. Screenshot by NPR/Mojo Story/Rafiq Maqbool/AP hide caption

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The Sunday Story: An Indian Political Scandal

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Tin Serioso, 27, with her 1-year-old daughter Cat and 6-year-old Jay, inside their home in Novaliches, Quezon City in the Philippines on April 4, 2024. Her husband Chrismel Serioso was killed by police on October 3, 2023. Kimberly dela Cruz for NPR hide caption

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The Sunday Story: Life in the Shadow of the Philippines' Drug War

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People stand next to a vehicle in Deir Al-Balah, in the central Gaza Strip, on April 2, where workers from the World Central Kitchen (WCK), were killed in Israeli airstrikes, according to the NGO. Yasser Qudihe/Middle East Images/AFP via Getty hide caption

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ICC reportedly weighs arrest warrants for Israeli officials; new abortion lawsuit

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The Sunday Story: What Do We Need?

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Baron views the beginning of a solar eclipse with friends in Western Australia in 2023. Baron says getting to see the solar corona during a total eclipse is "the most dazzling sight in the heavens." Photographs by David Baron; Bronson Arcuri, Kara Frame, CJ Riculan/NPR; Collage by Becky Harlan/NPR hide caption

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The Sunday Story: Notes from an Eclipse Chaser

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The Sunday Story: A Song for Grief in China

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Left: A screenshot of Shaimaa Ahmed, who has been sharing videos and audio from Gaza since Oct. 7. Right: Palestinian residents leave their homes in horse-drawn carriages with their belongings after the Israeli army attacked the eastern part of the Nuseirat refugee camp and sent a notice asking the people to leave the area in Deir al Balah, central Gaza on Jan. 3. @gazanvoices/Screenshot by NPR/Ali Jadallah/Anadolu via Getty Images hide caption

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The Sunday Story: Losing the Gaza They Knew

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