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Stacey Mei Yan Fong has been baking her way across the United States: Clockwise from upper left, a baked Alaska pie, Utah's funeral potato pie, Nevada's all you can eat buffet pie, South Carolina's peach pie, Ohio's buckeye pie, Iowa's s'mores pie, Missouri's frozen custard pie, and Minnesota's corn dog casserole pie. Stacey Mei Yan Fong hide caption

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An Ode, À La Mode: 1 Baker Savors America, Creating 50 Pies For 50 States

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The African crested rat is the only mammal known to sequester lethal plant toxins. Stephanie Higgins hide caption

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For Rats That Coat Themselves In Poison, These Rodents Are Surprisingly Cuddly

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This video grab taken on Thursday from an AFP video shows CCTV camera footage, widely distributed on social networks, shows producer Michel Zecler being beaten up by police officers at the entrance of a music studio in the 17th arrondissement of Paris on Nov. 21. AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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North Korean State Commission of Quality Management staff in protective gear carries a disinfectant spray can as personnel check the health of travelers and inspect goods delivered via the borders at the Pyongyang Airport in North Korea, on Feb. 1. Jon Chol Jin/AP hide caption

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This photo released by the semiofficial Fars News Agency shows the scene where Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was reportedly killed in Absard, a small city just east of Tehran, Iran, on Friday. Fakhrizadeh, an Iranian scientist that Israel alleged led the Islamic Republic's military nuclear program until its disbanding in the early 2000s, was "assassinated" Friday, state TV said. Fars News Agency via AP hide caption

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A crowd gathers for a rally to demand justice in the death of Breonna Taylor on the steps of the the Kentucky State Capitol in June. Taylor was killed in her apartment while Louisville police served a warrant. Timothy D. Easley/AP hide caption

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The American Academy of Pediatrics is calling on researchers to broaden their COVID-19 vaccine trials to include more children. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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A COVID-19 Vaccine For Children May Still Be Many Months Away

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Princess Haley, co-founder of a group called Appetite for Change, picks an artichoke to go into supply boxes of fresh produce. The group's mission is to improve the diet of families in Minneapolis. Yuki Noguchi/NPR hide caption

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A Garden Is The Frontline In The Fight Against Racial Inequality And Disease

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The big family in The Happiest Season includes Burl Moseley, Alison Brie, Kristen Stewart, Mackenzie Davis, Mary Holland, Victor Garber and Mary Steenburgen. (Whew!) Hulu hide caption

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Left: Crescenciana "Lola" Tan with grandson Kenneth and daughter Olivia at their home in San Jose, Calif., in 1990. Right: the family in Oakland, Calif., in 2016. Courtesy of Kenneth Tan hide caption

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'We Are Her Work': Remembering Grandma's Legacy

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Mount Everest, the world's tallest peak, seen from Syangboche in Nepal. Prakash Mathema/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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How Tall Is Mount Everest? Hint: It's Changing

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Six executives for Citgo, the US-based subsidiary of the Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA, were convicted and sentenced Thursday to more than eight years for allegations of corruption. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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A former FARC guerrilla member waves a FARC political party flag during a demonstration in Bogota on Nov. 2. A federal court overturned an asylum decision Wednesday, holding that FARC death threats counted as persecution.× Daniel Munoz/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump took questions for the first time since he lost the election to Joe Biden after he spoke to troops serving overseas on Thanksgiving. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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A healthcare worker processes people in line at a United Memorial Medical Center COVID-19 testing site on Nov. 19, in Houston. Texas is rushing thousands of additional medical staff to overworked hospitals as the number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients increases. David J. Phillip/AP hide caption

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This Nov. 30, 2014 image made from video released by Loujain al-Hathloul shows her driving toward the United Arab Emirates-Saudi Arabia border before her arrest on Dec. 1, 2014, in Saudi Arabia. Al-Hathloul has been imprisoned for over two years and will be tried by a court established to oversee terrorism cases, her family said Wednesday. Loujain al-Hathloul/AP hide caption

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