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A mural of Melissa Ortega, an 8-year-old victim of gun violence in Chicago, painted by artist Milton Coronado. Milton Coronado hide caption

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Milton Coronado

Opinion: Painting the smiles of people we know, love and will never see again

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A Ukrainian national flag is seen through a window of a destroyed apartment, on Thursday in Borodianka, Ukraine. Alexey Furman/Getty Images hide caption

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Opinion: The failed promise of 'never again'

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A little girl looks on during an evening prayer on the eve of the holy fasting month of Ramadan at Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia. Dita Alangkara/AP hide caption

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Opinion: Three faith traditions come together for a weekend of remembrance

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Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow, on Wednesday. Mikhail Klimentyev/AP hide caption

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Opinion: Is Vladimir Putin a war criminal?

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The International Space Station in orbit on May 23, 2011. Paolo Nespoli - ESA/NASA via Getty Images hide caption

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Opinion: The weightlessness of peace

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky gestures as he speaks during a press conference in Kyiv on March 3, 2022. SERGEI SUPINSKY/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Opinion: Zelenskyy's comedy background is ever-present in his approach to nations

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Michael Jordan, No. 23 of the Chicago Bulls, is seen in a game in 1984. An unused ticket from his first game as a Bull, Oct. 26, 1984, has sold for $468,000. Rick Stewart/Getty Images hide caption

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Opinion: Spending big on old game tickets

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Ukrainian citizens hold posters and national flags during a demonstration in support of Ukraine outside the Russian Embassy in Lima, Peru, on Friday. Ernesto Benavides/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Opinion: Our world's chilling return to authoritarianism

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Opinion: Famous, but wanting to be forgotten

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Opinion: My father's Valentine's Day cufflinks

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A worker at a San Francisco Chronicle printing plant arranges stacks of freshly printed newspapers in 2007. Its digital version, like that of so many newspapers', is behind a paywall. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Opinion: Remember reading the paper?

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A hamster sits in a cage after being adopted by volunteers who stopped an owner from surrendering it to the government outside the New Territories South Animal Management Centre on January 20, 2022 in Hong Kong, China. Louise Delmotte/Getty Images hide caption

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Opinion: A case for Hong Kong's hamsters

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Charles Giuliano

Opinion: Remembering a friendship with Terry Teachout

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Opinion: Newborn blessings for a new year

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Two men dressed as Santa Claus ride a jet ski on the Mediterranean sea at Villeneuve Loubet, near Nice, southeastern France. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau) LIONEL CIRONNEAU/ASSOCIATED PRESS hide caption

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Opinion: A Christmas guest has much to say

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A pen and black ink drawing by Albrecht Dürer titled "The Virgin and Child with a Flower on a grassy Bench" is seen at London Art Week dealer Agnews, on Nov. 19, in London. Leon Neal/Getty Images hide caption

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Opinion: Albrecht Dürer's lesson for all of us today

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Then U.S. Senate Majority Leader Robert Dole (right) speaks to reporters about the Senate vote to lift the arms embargo over Bosnia on July 26, 1995, as then Sen. Joseph Biden looks on. Luke Frazza/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Opinion: Bob Dole's efforts to prevent the genocide of Bosnians, remembered

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Detail of the fabric used on his feet by Marcos Antonio Costa, 27, to climb açaí palm trees to pick its berries in the rainforest near Melgaco, southwest of Marajo Island, state of Para, Brazil, on June 6, 2020. Tarso Sarraf/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Opinion: Do you know who's picking your açaí berries?

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Stephen Sondheim onstage during an event at the Fairchild Theater in East Lansing, Mich., in 1997. Douglas Elbinger/Getty Images hide caption

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Opinion: In Sondheim's essential lyrics, a soundtrack for life

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Lowland gorillas Jamila (L) and Suwedi cuddle in their enclosure at the zoo in Duisburg, western Germany. Roland Weihrauch/DPA/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Opinion: Hugging is common and meaningful in the animal kingdom

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