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Republican presidential candidate former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley waits as she's introduced at a campaign rally on Tuesday in Clemson, S.C. Meg Kinnard/AP hide caption

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Brazilian soccer star Dani Alves sits during his trial in Barcelona, Spain, on Feb. 5, 2024. Alves has been found guilty of sexually assaulting a young woman in a Barcelona nightclub and has been sentenced Alves to 4 1/2 years in prison. D.Zorrakino/AP hide caption

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The sun is shown in the first phase of a total eclipse in this photo taken in August 2017 from Grand Teton National Park outside Jackson, Wyo. George Frey/Getty Images hide caption

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Handy Kennedy, founder of AgriUnity cooperative, counts his cows on HK Farms on April 20, 2021 in Cobbtown, Ga. The cooperative is a group of Black farmers formed to better their chances of success by putting their resources together to reduce their overhead costs. Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images hide caption

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Mexican health authorities suspended operation at this medical clinic in Matamoros, Tamaulipas after reports that a number of cosmetic surgery patients were exposed to a potentially deadly fungal meningitis. Twelve patients with probable or confirmed cases died. Abraham Pineda/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Republican presidential candidate former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley speaks at a campaign event on Monday, Feb. 19, 2024, in Greer, S.C. David Yeazell/AP hide caption

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Haley says Biden is 'more dangerous' than Trump; Boeing ousts head of 737 Max program

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Fighters carry the coffin of Abu Baqir al-Saadi during his funeral on Feb. 8. He was a senior commander in Kataib Hezbollah, an Iran-backed Iraqi militia, who was killed in a U.S. drone strike in Baghdad. Ameer Al-Mohammedawi/dpa via Getty Images hide caption

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What fighting in the Middle East means for the U.S. troop presence in Iraq

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Suheir Barghouti's son, Saleh Barghouti, was shot dead by the Israeli military in 2018 in the West Bank city of Ramallah. Six years later, she still doesn't know where his body is. Ayman Oghanna for NPR hide caption

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How the dead serve as bargaining chips in the Israel-Hamas conflict

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WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 12: U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) leaves the Senate chamber after a live quorum call at the U.S. Capitol. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Sen. Joe Manchin on why he can't endorse Trump, but isn't sold on Biden

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Ivy Chen (left) and Clarissa Wei browse Shuixian Gong Market in Tainan, Taiwan, in January. An Rong Xu for NPR hide caption

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Feast your eyes on Taiwan's distinct food (and understand a history of colonization)

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Republican presidential candidate and former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley speaks at a campaign event on Monday in Greer, S.C. David Yeazell/AP hide caption

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Nikki Haley says Biden is 'more dangerous' than Trump but neither is fit for the job

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Supporters of Republican presidential candidate and former President Donald Trump listen while he speaks during a Get Out The Vote rally at Coastal Carolina University on Feb. 10 in Conway, S.C. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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Tim Lillard at the home he and his late wife, Ann Picha-Lillard, shared in suburban southeast Michigan. Since her death in 2022, Lillard has made it his mission to pass the Safe Patient Care Act, which would create mandatory nurse-to-patient ratios in Michigan hospitals. Beth Weiler/Michigan Public hide caption

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