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Jenny Choi (left) and Kristi You place flowers Wednesday at the entrance of Gold Spa, one of three locations where deadly shootings happened in the Atlanta area this week. Chris Aluka Berry/The Washington Post via Getty Images hide caption

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Opinion: The 8 We Lost

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A farmer in a pasture circa 1945 appears to get his cow cuddles for free. These days, it could cost him. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Opinion: The Comfort of Cow Cuddles

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Bystanders flash a three-fingered sign of resistance as the body of Kyal Sin leaves the Yunnan Chinese temple in Mandalay, Myanmar earlier this week. STR/AP hide caption

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Opinion: Death Of A Teenage Protester in Myanmar

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Opinion: It's Hard To Shake Hands And Kiss Babies On Zoom

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The "Holy Grail" of baseball cards, a 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle, is put on display as part of a baseball memorabilia exhibit at the History Colorado Center on July 16, 2018, in Denver. David Zalubowski/AP hide caption

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OPINION: When Baseball Cards Sell For Millions, They Lose Their Real Value

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U.S. flags, representing those who could not attend the inauguration due to COVID-19, flutter in the wind at the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 20. Roberto Schmidt/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Opinion: The American Flag Flies For Democracy, Not Against It

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Participants of an unauthorized protest in Moscow rally Jan. 23 against the jailing of opposition leader Alexei Navalny. Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images hide caption

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Opinion: Alexei Navalny Fights For Freedom Of Expression In Putin's Russia

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The National Speed Skating Oval, also known as the Ice Ribbon, is the venue for speed skating events at the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics. Qianlong.com/VCG via Getty Images hide caption

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Opinion: Olympic Flame Of Suffering

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President Biden speaks on his administration's response to the economic crisis in the State Dining Room of the White House on Friday. Ken Cedeno/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Opinion: Joe Biden's Lifetime Of Experience

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A vast majority of self-identified Republicans do not consider President Trump to blame for the attack on the U.S. Capitol. Graeme Sloan/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Opinion: The Fringe Of America's Fabric

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Journalist Neil Sheehan, pictured at the time as a reporter for UPI, died recently at the age of 84. Bettmann/Bettmann Archive hide caption

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Opinion: Remembering Journalist And Friend Neil Sheehan

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When F. Scott Fitzgerald published The Great Gatsby in 1925, it didn't sell many copies. Now it's sold nearly 30 million. AP hide caption

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Opinion: 'The Great Gatsby' Enters Public Domain But It Already Entered Our Hearts

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With countless lights, Christmassy illuminated man-high trees and reindeer decorate the entrance of a shop dpa/picture alliance via Getty Images hide caption

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Opinion: 'Twas The Night Before Christmas in 2020

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The loss of "The Nutcracker" has affected The Joffrey Ballet in Chicago and other companies across the country. Courtesy of The Joffrey Ballet hide caption

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Opinion: COVID-19 Has Taken Away Nutcracker Season

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President Trump commuted the sentence of and later pardoned Alice Marie Johnson, who had received a life term in a drug case. NurPhoto via Getty Images hide caption

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Opinion: The Truth About Pardons

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Irish poet William Butler Yeats circa 1920. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Opinion: Reading William Butler Yeats 100 Years Later

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In this May 29, 2013 file photo, travel writer, journalist and author, Jan Morris, center, with the Duke of Edinburgh, right, during a reception to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the ascent of Everest, at the Royal Geographical Society in London. Yui Mok/AP hide caption

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Opinion: Remembering Jan Morris, Historian And Writer

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Opinion: A New Phase Of Uncertainty

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A close-up of the front of the US 10-dollar bill bearing the portrait of Alexander Hamilton, America's first Treasury Secretary. Paul J. Richards/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Opinion: Campaigns Are Rewarded For Winning, Not Being Cost-Effective

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An American flag flies outside the Houston Methodist Hospital at the Texas Medical Center (TMC) campus in Houston, Texas. Callaghan O'Hare/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Opinion: Kidney Transplant Chain Is A Touching Act of Kindness

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A football lies on the turf prior to the NFL Week 1 game between the Atlanta Falcons and the Seattle Seahawks on September 13, 2020. David J. Griffin/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images hide caption

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Opinion: Football Parents Could Learn From Their Kids' Activism

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Opinion: What Cows Can Teach Us About Zoom Calls

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