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Judge Brett Kavanaugh scowls as he testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill Thursday. Afterward, many observers felt he had revealed a partisan side never before seen from a Supreme Court nominee. Melina Mara/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Deputy sergeant Mauwa Saleh is the coordinator of the seven Gender and Children desks in Zanzibar. These desks are staffed by police officers who have received training on how to interview victims and investigate reports of gender-based violence. Rebecca Grant for NPR hide caption

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Why Painting A Black Boy's Nails Isn't 'Going Against His Culture'

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Winners of the 2018 Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship (from left) are Jennifer Pahlka, Harish Hande, Jess Ladd, Lesley Marincola, Anushka Ratnayake and Barbara Pierce Bush. David Fisher/Skoll Foundation hide caption

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Study participants often answer questions differently, depending on the questioner's gender. Sex hormones can affect results, too. sanjeri/Getty Images hide caption

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A Scientist's Gender Can Skew Research Results

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Church of England guidance for schools encourages a "loving and hospitable community [where] pupils can explore their identity without fear of harm, judgement or being ostracized." Rawpixel Ltd/Getty Images/iStockphoto hide caption

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One of Cipe Pineles' many illustrated recipes in the newly published cookbook, Leave Me Alone With the Recipes: The Life, Art & Cookbook of Cipe Pineles. Courtesy of Carol Burtin Fripp hide caption

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Germany's top court has ruled that parliament must legally recognize a third gender from birth. A complaint was brought by a person identified only as Vanja, pictured here in 2014, who is intersex. Peter Steffen/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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How much does biology shape who we are, and how much is determined by culture and the environment in which we live? Renee Klahr/NPR hide caption

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Nature, Nurture, And Our Evolving Debates About Gender

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Can A Child Be Raised Free Of Gender Stereotypes? This Family Tried

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Harrison Browne, seen here playing for the Buffalo Beauts, says he feels lucky to be part of a league that accepts him and wants him to feel comfortable. Courtesy of the National Women's Hockey League hide caption

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The headquarters of Oregon's Driver and Motor Vehicles Division on Thursday in Salem, Ore. Oregon became the first state to allow residents to mark their gender as "not specified" on applications for driver's licenses. Andrew Selsky/AP hide caption

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