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Policemen charge on protesters in San Salvador Atenco, Mexico, in May 2006, in efforts to reestablish order in the city. Two people died and many were abused in the battle that broke out when police attempted to remove peddlers from the city and neighboring Texcoco. Alfredo Estrella/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Women Testify Against Mexican Police For Sexual Torture In International Court

In 2006, police sexually abused and beat women following a confrontation between protesters and state forces. Eleven years later, the Women of Atenco have taken the case to an international court.

The flag of the Palestine Liberation Organization is seen above its offices in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 18. The Palestinians will freeze their ties with the U.S. if it follows through on a threat to close the Palestine Liberation Organization's office in Washington, a senior PLO official warned Saturday. Mandel Ngan /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Palestinians Threaten To Suspend Talks If U.S. Closes PLO Mission

The U.S. says the Palestinian diplomatic mission in Washington, D.C., must close. It says the Palestinians violated U.S. law by calling for Israel to be prosecuted by the International Criminal Court.

From left, sisters Sue, Mary and Jane in 2009. Jane says Mary's death at Sandy Hook is "a weight you kind of drag around in your life." Courtesy of Jane Dougherty hide caption

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After A Mass Shooting, Families Feel 'A Pain That Will Never Go Away'

After the vigils and the reporters move on to the next mass shooting, the families are left to deal with the grief. "I feel like it never ends," says Jane Dougherty, who lost her sister at Sandy Hook.

After A Mass Shooting, Families Feel 'A Pain That Will Never Go Away'

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To Save Their Water Supply, Colorado Farmers Taxed Themselves

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The recent drought in the West forced people to take a hard look at how they use water. In Colorado, some farmers tried an experiment: make their water more expensive without hurting business.

To Save Their Water Supply, Colorado Farmers Taxed Themselves

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An army soldier stands guard as protesters demanding President Robert Mugabe stand down, gather on the road leading to State House in Harare, Zimbabwe, on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. Ben Curtis/AP hide caption

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Thousands March Through Zimbabwe's Capital To Urge Mugabe To Step Down

Giddy Zimbabweans gathered in Harare on Saturday to celebrate what may be the end of President Robert Mugabe's rule. Mugabe has been on house arrest since a military takeover earlier this week.

Singer Poppy attends the 7th Annual Streamy Awards, on Sept. 26 in Beverly Hills, Calif. VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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What Is Poppy?

Poppy is an Internet phenom, known for her strange YouTube videos and her Japan-inspired bubblegum pop. She and her director Titanic Sinclair talk with Scott Simon about who, or what, Poppy is.

What Is Poppy?

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service lifted a ban on importing sport-hunted trophies of elephants from Zimbabwe and Zambia. But President Trump wants to review the decision. Jekesai Njikizana/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Keeps Elephant Trophy Import Ban In Place, For Now

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service initially lifted a ban on importing trophies of elephants from Zimbabwe and Zambia. But on Friday, President Trump said he wants more time to consider it.

Distracted driving is a growing problem, accounting for at least 12 percent of road crashes worldwide. Young men are more likely to be distracted, a study finds. Kathleen Finlay/Cultura RF/Getty Images hide caption

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Young Men, Frequent Drivers Most Likely To Get Distracted While Driving

Distracted driving is a growing problem, accounting for at least 12 percent of road crashes worldwide. Phones don't help. But personality and gender may play a role, too, researchers say.

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Kachka: The Word That Saved A Family During WWII And Inspired A Chef

It took until adulthood for Bonnie Morales, the daughter of immigrant Russian Jews, to appreciate the food of her childhood. Now she owns a popular Oregon restaurant and has released a new cookbook.

Kachka: The Word That Saved A Family During WWII And Inspired A Chef

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An oral history project called The Great Thanksgiving Listen encourages people to record interviews with loved ones over Thanksgiving weekend. Courtesy of StoryCorps hide caption

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This Thanksgiving, Try StoryCorps' Oral History Project

This Thanksgiving, as families sit across the table from each other, StoryCorps founder Dave Isay says it's a great time to document those family memories.

This Thanksgiving, Try StoryCorps' Oral History Project

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A laptop in the Netherlands was one of hundreds of thousands infected by ransomware in May. The malware reportedly originated with the NSA. Rob Engelaar/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Government Outlines When It Will Disclose Or Exploit Software Vulnerabilities

The Trump administration put out guidelines for how the government will decide what software vulnerabilities it will share with tech companies to fix, and which ones it will keep to itself for spying.

In a monologue on her Hulu show I Love You, America, comedian Sarah Silverman described the sadness and anger she feels about her friend Louis C.K., following his admission of sexual misconduct. Screengrab by NPR/I Love You America on YouTube hide caption

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Sarah Silverman Asks: 'Can You Love Someone Who Did Bad Things?'

In an emotional monologue, Silverman addressed "the elephant masturbating in the room" and plumbed the anger and sadness she feels about her friend Louis C.K.'s actions.