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Lawyers gather in a demonstration against the Israeli government's controversial plans to overhaul the judicial system, outside the Tel Aviv District Court of Justice on Jan. 12. The new justice minister Yariv Levin outlined proposals such as allowing politicians to override Supreme Court decisions. Jack Guez/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Israel's far-right government wants the power to override its Supreme Court

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The Biden Administration has informed congress that it will formally end the national COVID public health emergency on May 11th. CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Hidden Viruses And How To Prevent The Next Pandemic

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Julia Grugan, 20, a senior at Temple University recently made one of her first major investments: A 10 gram gold bar. Julia Grugan hide caption

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The new global gold rush

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President Biden stands with Chinese President Xi Jinping before a meeting on the sidelines of the G-20 summit meeting, Nov. 14, 2022, in Bali, Indonesia. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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Chinese balloon punctures Blinken's plans, leaving U.S.-China ties adrift

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President Andrés Manuel López Obrador is still immensely popular in Mexico. Across the country you'll find graffiti and placards that say "Que siga el presidente" (Let the president continue.) Hector Vivas/Getty Images hide caption

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Then-U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell holds up a vial that he said was the size that could be used to hold anthrax as he addresses the United Nations Security Council in February 2003 at the U.N. in New York. Timothy A. Clary/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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20 years ago, the U.S. warned of Iraq's alleged 'weapons of mass destruction'

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Majid Khan, a 42-year-old Pakistani man, was released from the U.S. military prison in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, on Thursday. Pictured here in 2022, he was sent to Belize after suing for unlawful imprisonment. Center for Constitutional Rights hide caption

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A Guantánamo inmate was released to Belize after suing for wrongful imprisonment

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Bobi, a 30-year-old livestock guardian dog from Portugal, evaded death when he was born. Today, he is considered the world's oldest dog ever. Guinness World Records hide caption

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'Let it Be Morning' is the story of Sami (Alex Bakri), a Palestinian citizen of Israel living in Jerusalem who receives an invitation to his brother's wedding forcing him to return to the village where he grew up. Cohen Media Group hide caption

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Let It Be Morning shines light on Palestinians' unease with the status quo in Israel

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When doctors in Ukraine put out a call for abortion pills, a group of Ukrainian women answer. Oksana Drachkovska for NPR hide caption

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Listen.

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A high altitude balloon floats over Billings, Mont., on Wednesday. The U.S. is tracking a suspected Chinese surveillance balloon that has been spotted over U.S. airspace. Larry Mayer/AP hide caption

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Tires of a truck are pictured at a gas station in Frankfurt, Germany, Jan. 27. A European ban on imports of diesel fuel and other products made from crude oil in Russian refineries takes effect Feb. 5. The goal is to stop feeding Russia's war chest, but fuel costs have already jumped since the war started and they could rise again. Michael Probst/AP hide caption

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Europe is set to ban Russian oil products, the latest strike on the Kremlin war chest

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen shake hands after a joint press conference after talks in Kyiv on Thursday. Sergei Supinsky/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Indian couple Utkarsh Saxena, left, and Ananya Kotia, chat inside a public park in New Delhi, India, Jan. 18, 2023. The couple, now 15 years into their relationship, is joined by three other couples who have filed a petition to India's Supreme Court that seeks the legalization of same-sex marriage. Altaf Qadri/AP hide caption

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A high altitude balloon floats over Billings, Mont., on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023. The U.S. is tracking a suspected Chinese surveillance balloon that has been spotted over U.S. airspace for a couple days. Larry Mayer/AP hide caption

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Iryna Zhalovska and other dancers with The United Ukrainian Ballet train at The Kennedy Center. The company is performing Giselle there this week. Keren Carrión/NPR hide caption

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60 dancers who fled the war now take the stage — as The United Ukrainian Ballet

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Yeshnee Naidoo prepares a "flow cell" for analysis by one of the center's many genetic sequencing machines. Tommy Trenchard for NPR hide caption

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Who's most likely to save us from the next pandemic? The answer may surprise you

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