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People march along the Mississippi River levee in Louisiana on Friday as they perform in a reenactment of the 1811 German Coast Uprising. Gerald Herbert/AP hide caption

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Hundreds March In Reenactment Of A Historic, But Long Forgotten Slave Rebellion

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Not My Job: We Quiz 'Hamilton' Star Leslie Odom Jr. On Ben Franklin

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Nesma (left) and Anys are Algerian siblings who came out to each other at a party. They live in Paris, and both identify as queer. "It now makes us stronger and committed together for the queer and Algerian causes," Anys says. Mikael Chukwuma Owunna hide caption

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Mikael Chukwuma Owunna

Host Ophira Eisenberg with Michael McDonald on Ask Me Another at the Lobero Theatre in Santa Barbara, California. Mike Katzif/NPR hide caption

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Michael McDonald: Once A Doobie, Always A Doobie

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View of the south fields, all works by Mark di Suvero. Left to right: Figolu, 2005–11. Courtesy the artist and Spacetime C.C. E=MC2 , 1996-97. Courtesy the artist and Spacetime C.C. ©Mark di Suvero. Courtesy Storm King Art Center hide caption

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Sculptor Mark Di Suvero Creates Joy Out Of Steel

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Addario's coverage of maternal mortality took her to a remote village in Badakhshan province, Afghanistan in 2009, where she photographed a midwife giving a prenatal check in a private home. "In these areas someone will announce that a doctor and a midwife are coming, and any pregnant and lactating women within a certain radius come if they want prenatal or postnatal care," she says. Lynsey Addario hide caption

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Lynsey Addario
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18th Century Butts, Moving Statues And Other 'Metropolitan Stories'

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William Merritt Chase's 1888 Study of Flesh Color and Gold, pastel on paper coated with mauve-gray grit National Gallery of Art hide caption

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Versatile, Smudgy, Suitable For Women? Exhibition Traces The History Of Pastels

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A life size cut out of Bob Ross stands up against the wall where the historical tree of the Franklin Park Arts Center is painted. Bob Ross Inc. is located in Herndon, Va., which is only 27 miles from the exhibit. According to managing director, Elizabeth Bracey, the exhibit was intentionally kept close to headquarters. Mhari Shaw/NPR hide caption

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The Lasting Legacy Of Bob Ross And His Colorful World Of 'Happy Accidents'

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"You are not so different," squawked Seagull, who flew overhead. "You both cast long shadows." Michaela Goade/Little, Brown Books for Young Readers hide caption

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A Sailor Meets A Fisherman In 1534: It's An 'Encounter,' Not A Discovery

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Recipients of the 2019 MacArthur fellowships, otherwise known as the "genius" grants. (Two of this year's fellows declined photographs.) John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation hide caption

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The Toufic H. Kalil house in Manchester, N.H. is one of only seven Usonian Automatic buildings ever constructed. Paula Martin Group hide caption

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Frank Lloyd Wright, But DIY: A Rare 'Usonian Automatic' House Is For Sale

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This Japanese macaque is one of 40 images still in the running for the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards. The winner will be announced in mid-November. Pablo Daniel Fernandez/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2019 hide caption

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