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President Trump smiles behind Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin during a rally at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Ky., on Nov. 4. Both Trump and Bevin have made unsubstantiated claims about election fraud. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., depart a press conference at the Capitol on Oct. 2. The impeachment inquiry enters a new phase this week with the start of public hearings. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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An artistic rendering of the retreat of Hernán Cortés from Tenochtitlán, the Aztec capital, in 1520. The Spanish conquistador led an expedition to present-day Mexico, landing in 1519. Although the Spanish forces numbered some 500 men, they managed to capture Aztec Emperor Montezuma II. The city later revolted, forcing Cortés and his men to retreat. Ann Ronan Pictures/Print Collector/Getty Images hide caption

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In an interview with NPR about her new book, former Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley said she made an effort to avoid "toxic" and "trashy" Washington — and that she'll campaign for President Trump in 2020. Above, she poses for a portrait at NPR studios in New York City on Nov. 8. Amr Alfiky for NPR hide caption

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Former U.N. Ambassador Haley: Trump Actions 'Not A Good Practice' But Not Impeachable

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An Afghan boy sells balloons in Kabul. We shouldn't worry about using helium for celebrations because, as one expert says, "The helium that's used in party balloons gets everybody to care about this resource." Gemunu Amarasinghe/AP hide caption

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The Draper Building at Berea College in central Kentucky. The college hasn't collected tuition since 1892. Founded by an abolitionist in 1855, it was the first interracial and coeducational college in the South. Courtesy of Berea College hide caption

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Here's How 2 Schools Have Made Free College Work — For Decades

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Howard Weistling created his comic book A Western out of cigarette wrappers and flattened soup cans while he was a prisoner of war in Germany during World War II. Morgan Weistling/Morgan Weistling hide caption

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'Like Getting My Father Back': WWII POW's Art Returned To His Family

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Nearly 30 years after its last documented sighting, a silver-backed chevrotain was spotted by a camera set up in the forest of southern Vietnam. Southern Institute of Ecology/Global Wildlife Conservation/Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research/NCNP hide caption

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To deal with chronic pain, Pamela Bobb's morning routine now includes stretching and meditation at home in Fairfield Glade, Tenn. Bobb says this mind-body awareness intervention has greatly reduced the amount of painkiller she needs. Jessica Tezak for NPR hide caption

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Meditation Reduced The Opioid Dose She Needs To Ease Chronic Pain By 75%

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Tom Frame, an Army staff sergeant in Vietnam, has battled post-traumatic stress ever since the war, as have many of his fellow soldiers. Courtesy of Kara Frame hide caption

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Liliana Segre waves at the end of a meeting with students in Milan, Italy, in 2018. For decades, Segre, 89, was reluctant to discuss her time in the Auschwitz concentration camp. But in the 1990s, she began speaking to schoolchildren throughout Italy about the Holocaust. Luca Bruno/AP hide caption

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Italian Holocaust Survivor Faces Threats After Calling For Investigation Into Hate

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Authorities perform an active shooter drill at Park High School on April 27, 2018 in Livingston, Mont. Some experts question the methods of active shooter drills. William Campbell/Corbis via Getty Images hide caption

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Experts Worry Active Shooter Drills In Schools Could Be Traumatic For Students

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Family and friends attend a funeral service on Saturday to remember Christina Langford Johnson, a victim of an ambush that killed nine American women and children on Nov. 4 in Mexico. Marco Ugarte/AP hide caption

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The planet Mercury is seen in silhouette (lower left) as it transits across the face of the sun on May 9, 2016. Another transit of Mercury — the last one for 30 years — will take place Monday. Bill Ingalls/AP hide caption

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Ahead of the 2020 elections, 20 Republican House members have said they will not seek reelection, including (from left) Republican Reps. Will Hurd of Texas, Martha Roby of Alabama, Pete Olson of Texas and Rob Woodall of Georgia. Bill Clark, Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call/Getty Images hide caption

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Former Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley's repeated pledges of allegiance to Trump in her new memoir, With All Due Respect, may surprise those who thought Haley had left the administration halfway through her term as some sort of protest. Here, Haley is seen at NPR's offices in New York City. Amr Alfiky/NPR hide caption

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A soldier in the Old Guard places flags at graves in Arlington National Cemetery in preparation for Memorial Day, on May 29. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Don't Say 'Thank You For Your Service' This Monday

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Chef Angie Mar, who has received rave reviews for her New York chophouse Beatrice Inn, has been called a "badass" by the press. While some women have no problem with the word and use it in an entirely complimentary context, many others dislike its bro-culture connotation. Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images hide caption

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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts off Monday from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station carrying 60 Starlink satellites. The Starlink constellation eventually will consist of thousands of satellites designed to provide worldwide high-speed Internet service. Paul Hennessy/NurPhoto via Getty Images hide caption

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As SpaceX Launches Dozens Of Satellites At A Time, Some Fear An Orbital Traffic Jam

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