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The scene found in Indonesia shows, among other things, hunters confronting a wild buffalo with ropes and spears. Adam Brumm/Nature hide caption

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44,000-Year-Old Indonesian Cave Painting Is Rewriting The History Of Art

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House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., listens during a House Judiciary Committee markup hearing on the articles of impeachment against President Trump on Capitol Hill on Thursday. Andrew Harrer/Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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Dogs wait for their owners outside a polling station in London, part of a popular tradition of taking pets to the polls. The U.K. is voting in a general election to select 650 members of Parliament. Richard Baker/In Pictures via Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos testifies before the Senate education committee on March 28. Zach Gibson/Getty Images hide caption

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Betsy DeVos Overruled Education Dept. Findings On Defrauded Student Borrowers

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Harvey Weinstein leaves court following a hearing over allegations he violated bail conditions by mishandling his electronic ankle monitor this week in New York. Mark Lennihan/AP hide caption

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The American Prairie Reserve project has also garnered support from two local tribal councils, including at the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation, home of the Nakoda and Aaniiih. Bison were nearly eradicated from the prairies by white settlers and the U.S. government more than a century ago. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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Mexican artist Fabián Cháirez stands next to his painting of Mexican revolutionary hero Emiliano Zapata, straddling a horse nude, wearing high heels and a pink hat, at the Fine Arts Palace in Mexico City on Dec. 11, 2019. Marco Ugarte/AP hide caption

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RK workers depart a bus on their way to the job site at a new airport under construction in Salt Lake City. Yuki Noguchi/NPR hide caption

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A Construction Company Embraces Frank Talk About Mental Health To Reduce Suicide

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President Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy meet in New York. Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Why The Trump Decision To Delay Aid To Ukraine Is Under Scrutiny

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Kentucky state authorities say Kenton County Judge Dawn Gentry coerced colleagues to support her election campaign, made inappropriate advances toward an attorney and had sex in a courthouse office. Kentucky Administrative Office of the Courts hide caption

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The House voted to pass Speaker Nancy Pelosi's prescription drug bill. The plan proposes, among other things, allowing Medicare to negotiate prices with drugmakers for some drugs. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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The House Just Passed Its Prescription Drug Plan — Here's What's In It

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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos appeared Thursday before a hearing of the House Education and Labor Committee in Washington, D.C. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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House Democrats Grill Betsy DeVos Over Denying Student Borrower Relief

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Author Adam Minter estimates that the average U.S. thrift store is able to sell only about one-third of its inventory. In his new book, Secondhand, he finds out what happens to the other two-thirds. Jeff Greenberg/Universal Images Group via Getty Images hide caption

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'The Best Thing You Can Do Is Not Buy More Stuff,' Says 'Secondhand' Expert

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President Trump has signed an executive order that will broaden Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act to apply to discrimination based on anti-Semitism. He is seen here signing the order at a Hanukkah reception at the White House. Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Kehinde Wiley's Rumors of War depicts a young black man with dreadlocks and Nikes posing heroically atop a horse. The statue is a permanent installment at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond. Steve Helber/AP hide caption

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The U.S. House of Representatives passed a landmark proposal that would give 2 million workers paid leave upon the birth or adoption of a child, in what worker advocates call a hard-won victory. Richard Sharrocks/Getty Images hide caption

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Federal Workers Poised To Get 12 Weeks Paid Parental Leave

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