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William Still (1821-1902), a conductor on the Underground Railroad who helped nearly 800 enslaved African Americans to freedom. Naxos American Classics hide caption

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Golf-ball-sized hail carpets a street in Canberra on Monday, in a new twist on Australia's summer of extreme weather. The Australian Capital Territory's emergency service said it received a record number of calls for help — more than 1,900. Ying Tan/via Reuters hide caption

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This undated photo provided by the Honolulu Police Department shows Officers Tiffany Enriquez (left) and Kaulike Kalama. They were killed Sunday while responding to a call. AP hide caption

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President Trump's legal team offered a fiery brief in his defense on Monday, one day before the Senate impeachment trial is expected to begin. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Demonstrators stand outside a security zone in Richmond, Va., on Monday. Thousands of activists and gun enthusiasts converged on the city to urge the state not to pass new gun laws. Tyrone Turner/WAMU hide caption

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Richmond Gun Rally: Thousands Of Gun Owners Converge On Virginia Capitol On MLK Day

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Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou leaves her house on her way to a court appearance on Friday in Vancouver, Canada. The U.S. government has accused Meng of fraud. Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images hide caption

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Generics may not have the same cost-lowering power for specialty medicines, such as multiple sclerosis drugs, researchers find. That's true especially when other brand-name drugs are approved to treat a given disease before the first generic is approved. Gary Waters/Ikon Images/Getty Images hide caption

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Bryan Stevenson is the author of the memoir Just Mercy, which was recently adapted into a film starring Michael B. Jordan. Rog Walker/Paper Monday hide caption

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'Just Mercy' Attorney Asks U.S. To Reckon With Its Racist Past And Present

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When Heather Woock was conceived, her mom sought the help of a fertility specialist. What happened next was not what she was led to believe. But it took three decades for it to come to light. Leah Klafczynski for NPR hide caption

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Her Own Birth Was 'Fertility Fraud' And Now She Needs Fertility Treatment

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Scott Simon Draws The Mystery Of 'Sunnyside Plaza' From His Own Past

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Democratic presidential candidate and Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar speaks during a campaign event Sunday in Des Moines, Iowa. President Trump's impeachment trial will pull her and three other candidates off the trail at a critical juncture. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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Looming Impeachment Trial Adds Urgency To Senators' Campaign Push

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Kansas City Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes (15) celebrates a touchdown pass with teammates Eric Fisher (72) and Mitchell Schwartz (71) during the second half of the NFL AFC Championship football game against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, in Kansas City, Mo. Ed Zurga/AP hide caption

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In this photo taken May 27, 1942, Mess Attendant 2nd Class Doris Miller stands at attention after being awarded the Navy Cross for for his actions aboard the USS West Virginia during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. U.S. Navy hide caption

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SpaceX successfully tested the emergency escape system of its Crew Dragon capsule on Sunday. The capsule is designed to carry astronauts to the International Space Station for NASA. John Raoux/AP hide caption

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Jazz Saxophone Legend Jimmy Heath Has Died

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A new section of the border wall is seen in November 2019 south of Donna, Texas. Trump's 576-mile border wall is expected to cost nearly $20 million per mile, which is more expensive than any other wall under construction in the world. Verónica G. Cárdenas for NPR hide caption

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$11 Billion And Counting: Trump's Border Wall Would Be The World's Most Costly

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Gustavo Ocando Alex and his dad, Gilberto, in 1999. Last year, his father died of a heart attack at age 81. Family photo courtesy of Gustavo Ocando Alex hide caption

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'You Need To Act Now': Meet 4 Girls Working To Save The Warming World

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