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People in both New York and Dublin, Ireland, wave and signal at each other while looking at a livestream view of one another as part of an art installation on the street in New York, Tuesday, May 14, 2024. Seth Wenig/AP hide caption

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Opinion: A tale of two cities' 'Portal' pandemonium

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Demonstrators hold up lights from their phones during a rally organized by Hong Kong mothers in support of extradition law protesters, in Hong Kong on July 5, 2019. Hector Retamal/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Opinion: 'Glory be to thee, Hong Kong!'

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People visit exhibits inside the Smithsonian Hall of Human Origins, Thursday, July 20, 2023, at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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Opinion: Ancient gastronomy from mammoths to muesli

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Scott Simon's daughter Elise and his wife, Caroline, on Elise's first birthday. Scott Simon hide caption

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Opinion: We do anything to make our kids smile

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New York Yankees radio broadcaster John Sterling speaks during the teams 63rd Old Timers Day before the game against the Detroit Tigers on July 19, 2009, at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. Jim McIsaac/Getty Images hide caption

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Opinion: The voice of Yankees legends bids farewell

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Preview visitors attend the Neo Rauch exhibition "Begleiter" at Pinakothek der Moderne art museum in Munich, Germany, on April 19, 2010. Johannes Simon/Getty Images hide caption

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Opinion: Open Wall nights could lead to the next artistic visionary

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US President Joe Biden disembarks from Air Force One at Minneapolis-Sait Paul International Airport in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on May 1, 2022. Kerem Yucel/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Opinion: Air Force One and the great pillowcase plunder

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Judge Alla Nazarova attends a hearing in the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation in Moscow on Nov. 25, 2021. Dmitry Serebryakov/AP hide caption

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Opinion: Russian Jehovah's Witnesses remain devout despite facing bans

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A bowl of stickers is set out for voter March 15, 2020, in Steubenville, Ohio Gene J. Puskar/Associated Press hide caption

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Opinion: For one Ohio candidate, it was over before it was over

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Scott Simon has a new, foster cat in addition to a dog and hamster. Scott Simon hide caption

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Opinion: Animals have overtaken our lives, and we're having a wonderful time

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Anastasios Adamopoulos was driving a city bus early Monday morning in Chicago when he saw homes on fire. He stopped to help. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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Opinion: Some heroes drive city buses

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A general view of a game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Cleveland Browns on Oct. 24, 2004, at Cleveland Browns Stadium in Cleveland Ronald Martinez/Getty Images hide caption

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Opinion: No taxpayer handouts for pro stadiums

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Former Illinois Secretary of State Paul Powell made headlines for the $800,000 in cash stuffed in shoeboxes found when he died. For more than half a century, a Powell-established $250,000 trust sustained his legacy. But the account that maintained his birthplace as a museum will soon run dry. AP hide caption

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Opinion: Welcome to Payola World!

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Russia's President Vladimir Putin gives an interview to Tucker Carlson at the Kremlin in Moscow. Gavril Grigorov/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Alexei Navalny in Berlin in 2020, surrounded by his wife and two children. Getty Images hide caption

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Opinion: Navalny's spirit and legacy live on

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Scott Simon gets fitted for his first pair of hearing aids. Caroline Simon hide caption

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Opinion: This Valentine's Day, I'm giving the gift of hearing

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An aerial view of Chicago. In the past few days, at least six high school students in the city have been shot outside their schools. AP hide caption

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Opinion: Their deaths leave holes that will never be filled

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Charles Osgood, anchor of CBS's "Sunday Morning," posed for a portrait on the set in 1999. Osgood, who anchored the popular news magazine's for more than two decades, was host of the long-running radio program "The Osgood File" and was referred to as CBS News' poet-in-residence, has died. Suzanne Plunkett/AP hide caption

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Opinion: Charles Osgood was an anchorman, and a poet

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Comedian George Carlin appears at a news conference in 1978. Robbins/AP hide caption

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Opinion: George Carlin wasn't predictable, unlike AI

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A French bulldog licks her mouth before being groomed. Sakchai Lalit/AP hide caption

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Opinion: Being robbed of a dog is a theft from the heart of our lives

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