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Lou Conter, pictured at the 75th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, in 2016, died on Monday. He was the last living survivor of the USS Arizona battleship that exploded and sank during the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor. Craig T. Kojima/AP hide caption

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Melba Pattillo Beals, 82, went on to receive a master's degree from Columbia University and a doctoral degree at the University of San Francisco. USF Office of Marketing Communications hide caption

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Dwayne Ehmer carries a U.S. flag as he rides his horse on the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge on Jan. 7, 2016, near Burns, Ore. An armed anti-government militia occupied the headquarters there to protest the jailing of two ranchers accused of arson. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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A conservative Oregon county attempts criminal prosecution of a federal employee

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David Walker, a sailor killed in the WWII attack on Pearl Harbor, is memorialized at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu. Soon, a rosette will be placed next to his name to indicate that he has been accounted for. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency hide caption

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A group gathering in Qaryut village southeast of Nablus, West Bank, on March 15, 2015, plant an olive tree as they mark the 12th anniversary of the death of U.S. activist Rachel Corrie, who died when she was crushed by an Israeli bulldozer in the Gaza Strip on March 16, 2003. Nidal Eshtayeh/Anadolu/Getty Images hide caption

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21 years after her death in Gaza, Palestinians remember U.S. activist Rachel Corrie

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Maryland Gov. Wes Moore speaks to reporters near the collapsed Francis Scott Key Bridge on March 27, 2024 in Baltimore, Md. Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images hide caption

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Baltimore bridge collapse has put the spotlight on Maryland's young Black governor

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'Women Behind the Wheel' explains how cars became a gendered technology

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The wooden door panel that saves Rose's life in the 1997 blockbuster Titanic was one of hundreds of iconic Hollywood props, and several from the movie, auctioned off in a five-day sale last week. Heritage Auctions hide caption

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Civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr marching from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama alongside Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel. William Lovelace/Daily Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Fractures in the Grand Alliance between Black and Jewish Americans

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What's the best way to revitalize a language? In the Lakota Nation, that's very much up for debate. Jackie Lay/NPR hide caption

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Maui Mayor Richard Bissen speaks at a community meeting at the Lahaina Civic Center. A complex cleanup is underway seven months after the wildfire, intended to protect historic buildings and artifacts. Deanne Fitzmaurice for NPR hide caption

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Native Hawaiians aim to bring cultural sensitivity to Maui wildfire cleanup

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The scraggly cherry blossom tree known as Stumpy on March 15 in Washington, D.C. At high tide, the base of the tree's trunk is inundated with several inches of water. Jacob Fenston hide caption

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So long, Stumpy. More than 150 of D.C.'s cherry trees have to go as water rises

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The 92nd Street Y, New York is celebrating its 150th anniversary. As a Jewish cultural institution, it's also facing criticism related to the Israel-Hamas war. 92NY hide caption

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92NY, a historic cultural center, turns 150 — grappling with today's Israel-Hamas war

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In this file photo, then-President Donald Trump arrives for a campaign rally at Gerald R. Ford International Airport, Nov. 2, 2020, in Grand Rapids, Mich., with then-Vice President Mike Pence. Despite running with him twice, in 2016 and in 2020, Pence will not endorse Trump in 2024. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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A large sign calling for a cease-fire in Gaza hangs from a building in Dublin on Feb. 12. Paulo Nunes dos Santos for NPR hide caption

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Why Ireland is one of the most pro-Palestinian nations in the world

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