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Charity Sunshine Tillemann-Dick performs onstage during the Lung Transplant Project Gala in October 2017 in New York City. Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Lung Transplant hide caption

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Opinion: Remembering A Soprano With The 'Warmth And Strength Of The Sun'

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Firefighters line up as they wait for French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner outside Notre Dame cathedral in Paris on Tuesday. Christophe Petit Tesson/AP hide caption

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Opinion: Amid Devastation, Paris Firefighters' Bravery Is An Inspiration

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An acrylic piece created by a group of teens featuring the Quetzal, the national bird of Guatemala. Courtesy of Frontera Studio hide caption

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Opinion: A Showcase Of 'Uncaged Art' By Children Once Detained

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Recent isotopic analysis of pig remains from several ceremonial sites in the Stonehenge area show that the swine and celebrants sometimes came from as far as what is now Scotland and Wales. Joe Daniel Price/Getty Images hide caption

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Opinion: Can Stonehenge Offer A Lesson For Brexit?

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Pilot Michel Bacos was greeted by his wife at Orly Airport on July 5, 1976 in Paris, France after refusing to abandon his Jewish passengers held hostage by Palestinian and German terrorists. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Opinion: Remembering Pilot Michel Bacos, Hero Of The 1976 Entebbe Hijacking

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Mario Puzo is the author of The Godfather. David F. Smith /AP hide caption

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Opinion: How 'The Godfather' Sparked Imagination In Afghanistan

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Vodka bottles were seized by the customs authorities in the port of Rotterdam, on Feb. 26, destined for North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and his army command. Robin Utrecht/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Opinion: 90,000 Vodka Bottles Were Bound For North Korea, While Its People Starve

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Dennis Christensen, a Danish Jehovah's Witness accused of extremism, is escorted into a courtroom to hear his verdict in the town of Oryol on Feb. 6. Mladen Antonov/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Opinion: Jehovah's Witnesses Cling To Faith Despite Arrests In Russia

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An artist's concept shows a NASA Mars exploration rover on the surface of Mars. The twin rovers Spirit and Opportunity were launched in 2003 and arrived at sites on Mars in January 2004. NASA/JPL-Caltech hide caption

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Opinion: Good Night Oppy, A Farewell To NASA's Mars Rover

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A picture taken on Feb. 8, 2019 shows the signature "AHitler" on a watercolor entitled "Im Wald" (In the forest) displayed at the Weidler auction house in the southern city of Nuremberg. Daniel Karmann/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Opinion: Paintings By Adolf Hitler Are 'Unremarkable,' So Why Forge Them?

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A boy holds the burqa of his mother as they walk down a street in the old city of Kabul on November 1, 2009. Nicolas Asfouri/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Opinion: As U.S. Seeks To Withdraw Troops, What About Afghanistan's Women?

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A portrait of the Brooklyn Dodgers' infielder Jackie Robinson in uniform circa 1945. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Opinion: A True 'Sports Hero,' Jackie Robinson At 100

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People wait in line at Chef Jose Andres' World Central Kitchen for free meals to workers affected by the government shutdown in Washington, DC. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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Opinion: Volunteers Step Up To Care For Furloughed Federal Workers

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In this Dec. 7, 2018, relatives of people missing in China's far western region of Xinjiang hold up photos at an office of a Chinese Kazakh advocacy organization in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Dake Kang/AP hide caption

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Opinion: The Strange Silence Over China's Muslim Crackdown

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Louis C.K. in September 2017 in New York City. He jokes about Parkland shooting survivors in newly leaked audio from a comedy club. Ben Gabbe/Getty Images for Tribeca TV Festival hide caption

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Opinion: Louis C.K. Can Say What He Wants, But At Least Be Funny

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This courtroom sketch depicts former national security adviser Michael Flynn, standing center, flanked by his lawyers, listening to U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan on Tuesday in Washington, D.C. Dana Verkouteren via/AP hide caption

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Opinion: In Judge Sullivan's Courtroom, A Reminder Of American Values

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U.S. Border Patrol next to the the border wall dividing Nogales, Ariz., and Nogales Mexico. Susan Schulman/Barcroft Media via Getty Images hide caption

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Opinion: What The Death Of A 7-Year-Old Migrant Says About This Country

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Andrea Mantegna's Madonna della Vittoria, housed in the Louvre in Paris, includes a depiction of Adam, Eve and those tempting apples. Christophel Fine Art/UIG via Getty Images hide caption

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Opinion: Satanic Display Shows Power Of The Bible

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Holstein Friesian are a breed of dairy cattle and this week, one of those cattle made big news for its size. Not pictured here. Mike Kemp/Getty Images hide caption

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The shooting at Mercy Hospital & Medical Center took the lives of three people. One of them was a physician at the hospital. Chicago Tribune/TNS via Getty Images hide caption

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Opinion: Remembering A Victim of the Mercy Hospital Shooting

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Facebook released a report this week about how the social media company's platform has been used to incite violence against the Rohingya Muslims. Ziaul Haque /Getty Images hide caption

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Opinion: Facebook's Link To The Rohingya Muslims

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A damaged building, with graffiti saying "Welcome to Sarajevo" on Oct. 2, 1993. Kevin Weaver/Getty Images hide caption

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Opinion: Lessons From Bosnia

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