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At StoryCorps in Baltimore last month, retired Col. Denise Baken (center) told her children, Christian Yingling and Richard Yingling, about the discrimination she faced as a black woman in the Army. Emilyn Sosa for StoryCorps hide caption

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For A Black Woman In The Military, Harassment Was Its Own Battle

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It's estimated that more than half of the indoor cats in the U.S. are overweight. (Above) Miko the cat, aka "Miko Angelo," is seen before and after participation in a study about feline weight loss. Virginia Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine hide caption

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For Fat Cats, The Struggle Is Real When It Comes To Losing Weight And Keeping It Off

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Navigating Culture And Crushes In 'Frankly In Love'

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Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp needs to appoint a senator to fill Sen. Johnny Isakson's seat until a special election in November 2020. He's asking for applicants to submit their resumes online. Stephen B. Morton/Georgia Port Authority via AP hide caption

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On a recent day, the sidewalk school in Matamoros, Mexico, began with arts and crafts. Reynaldo Leaños Jr. /Texas Public Radio hide caption

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Sidewalk School Aims To Give Migrant Kids A Sense Of Stability

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The New England Patriots cut Antonio Brown after 11 days with the team. The wide receiver is accused of sexual assault and his future in the NFL is in doubt. Lynne Sladky/AP hide caption

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Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin K. McAleenan, right, with Alexandra Hill Tinoco, left, minister of Foreign Affairs for El Salvador, after signing an asylum agreement in Washington, D.C. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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In 2018, Twitter released an archive of thousands of accounts that the platform determined were involved in potentially state-backed information campaigns. Since then, it has continued to make announcements of its efforts to remove accounts spreading disinformation. Denis Charlet/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Andrew Wheeler, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, looks on during a news conference Thursday at the agency's headquarters in Washington, D.C. Alastair Pike/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Citing "growing federal, state and local regulatory complexity and uncertainty regarding e-cigarettes," Walmart says it will stop selling electronic cigarettes. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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The inmate population at the U.S. military prison in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, once stood at nearly 700 but has since dwindled to 40. Sylvie Lanteaume/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Belinda Qaqamba Ka-Fassie poses at a community space where women cook and sell meat. She started drag as an escape from oppression she felt at Stellenbosch University for being "black, Xhosa, poor, queer and effeminate." "It is through pageantry and performance that I became more inclined with my queerness and how boundless expression should be," she says. "Drag became the therapist I never had." Lee-Ann Olwage hide caption

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi pushed back against GOP criticism that her plan calling for the federal government to negotiate drug prices interfered with the free market. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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Pelosi Rejects 'Socialist' Attacks On Her Prescription Drug Bill

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi suggested a new law is needed to be able to indict a sitting president for potential lawbreaking while in office. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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Pelosi Says Congress Should Pass New Laws So Sitting Presidents Can Be Indicted

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People in Houston navigate the floodwaters on Thursday. The city got more than 9 inches of rain on that day alone, according to the National Weather Service in Houston. Thomas B. Shea/Getty Images hide caption

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Some insurers using this new payment model offer a single fee to one OB-GYN or medical practice, which then uses part of that money to cover the hospital care involved in labor and delivery. Other insurers opt to cut a separate contract with the hospital. Adene Sanchez/Getty Images hide caption

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