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When Suicide Is 'Buzzing Around'

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Jose Javier Santana says this torn and frayed Puerto Rican flag is representative of the state of the island now — eight months after Hurricane Maria hit. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Study Estimates Hurricane Maria Killed Nearly 5,000, But Barely Makes News

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After speaking at the U.S. Naval Academy's graduation and commissioning ceremony, President Trump tweeted, "To the @NavalAcademy Class of 2018, I say: We know you are up to the task. We know you will make us proud. We know that glory will be yours. Because you are WINNERS, you are WARRIORS, you are FIGHTERS, you are CHAMPIONS, and YOU will lead us to VICTORY! God Bless the U.S.A.!" Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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Translated Into 'Trumptalk,' History's Famous Lines Would Look A Little Different

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Remembering Tom Wolfe, 'The Man In The Ice-Cream Suit'

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Under house arrest since August last year, Russian theater and film director Kirill Serebrennikov will miss the Cannes Film Festival this week. Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The 2 Directors Missing From Cannes

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3 Black Teenage Scientists Had A Breakthrough, Then Came The Trolls

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Below A Michigan Overpass, Truckers Make A Safety Net

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Russian journalist Maxim Borodin, who died from a fall from a fifth-floor balcony, had written about crime and political corruption the local Novy Den website. Novy Den/AP hide caption

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Why Do Russian Journalists Keep Falling?

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The Startling Statistics About People's Holocaust Knowledge

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Rep. Mike Quigley, whose Washington, D.C. office doubles as his home away from Chicago, lays his mattress onto the floor before going to sleep in 2010. Chicago Tribune/MCT via Getty Images hide caption

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Counting Votes Or Counting Sheep?

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A Country Divided, Click By Click

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Former Vice President Joe Biden, shown at the White House in January 2017, didn't just give a handout to a man in need, but a hand of help. Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Joe Biden And A Homeless Veteran Have A Very Human Moment

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Barbra Streisand, on stage with her dog, Samantha, who was cloned to create Miss Violet and Miss Scarlett. KMazur/WireImage hide caption

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Cloning A Beloved Pet May Be A Tempting Idea, But There Are Pitfalls

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It's Hard To Imagine How Armed Teachers Might Change Schools

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People are brought out of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School after a shooting at the school on Feb. 14, in Parkland, Fla. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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This Week's School Shooting Was A Very American Tragedy

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President Trump and Vice President Pence watch the Inaugural Parade on Jan. 20, 2017. The military is now looking at options for a military parade at Trump's request. Patrick Smith/Getty Images hide caption

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A Military Parade Should Be About People, Not Power

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First lady Melania Trump arrives for the State of the Union address on Tuesday. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Why I Don't Say 'First Lady'

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Stewart Walker attends a prayer vigil Tuesday for students killed and injured after a 15-year-old boy opened fire with a handgun at Marshall County High School. Harrison McClary/Reuters hide caption

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School Shootings Are Sad, But No Longer Surprising

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Helen Grace James holds images from her time in the Air Force. "The military was something I thought was really important," she told The Washington Post. Legal Aid at Work hide caption

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Kicked Out Of Air Force For Being Gay, Helen Grace James Wins Honorable Discharge

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President Trump talks during a news conference with Prime Minister Erna Solberg of Norway at the White House Wednesday. In his controversial comments on immigration this week, he said: "We should have more people from Norway." Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump's Slur Is An Insult To America, Too

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President Trump speaks alongside Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach during the first meeting of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity in July. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Goodbye To A Commission Established To Solve A Nonexistent Problem

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