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Bobby Shmurda at BET's year-end special 106 & Party on Dec. 12, 2014 in New York City. Just days later, the rapper and his entourage would be arrested in an NYPD raid. Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for BET hide caption

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The Human Cost Of Bobby Shmurda's Rise, Fall And Coming Return

In 2014, Bobby Shmurda aimed for a rap career and landed in prison. As the end of his sentence approaches, so do new questions about what happened, and who else paid a price.

Rudy Giuliani, a lawyer for President Donald Trump, speaks at a hearing of the Pennsylvania State Senate Majority Policy Committee on Wednesday. Trump's legal challenge to the election contest in Pennsylvania was thrown out by a federal appeals court on Friday.× Julio Cortez/AP hide caption

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'Voters, Not Lawyers, Choose The President': Trump Team Dealt Another Blow In Court

In a blistering opinion, a federal appeals court has thrown out the Trump campaign's challenge to the certification of votes in Pennsylvania. Trump's lawyers say they will appeal to the Supreme Court.

This photo released by the semiofficial Fars News Agency shows the scene where Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was reportedly killed in Absard, a small city just east of Tehran, Iran, on Friday. Fakhrizadeh, an Iranian scientist that Israel alleged led the Islamic Republic's military nuclear program until its disbanding in the early 2000s, was "assassinated" Friday, state television said. Fars News Agency via AP hide caption

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Top Iranian Nuclear Scientist Killed In Attack

Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, believed to have led Iran's military nuclear program, died from wounds after an attack, causing outrage in Iran and raising international concerns over potential retaliation.

In 1959, about 4.5% of all American men were Freemasons, but in recent years membership has fallen off roughly 75%. Above, the Scottish Rite Temple, in Washington, D.C. Joe Sohm/Visions of America/Universal Images Group via Getty hide caption

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Freemasons Say They're Needed Now More Than Ever. So Why Are Their Ranks Dwindling?

Freemasons once counted founding fathers, former presidents and titans of industry among its members. But for many, the allure is gone from the once shadowy fraternity, and membership has fallen off.

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Opinion: Reading William Butler Yeats 100 Years Later

NPR's Scott Simon reflects on what a 100 year-old poem by William Butler Yeats means today.

Opinion: Reading William Butler Yeats 100 Years Later

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The big family in The Happiest Season includes Burl Moseley, Alison Brie, Kristen Stewart, Mackenzie Davis, Mary Holland, Victor Garber and Mary Steenburgen. (Whew!) Hulu hide caption

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'Happiest Season' Is A Holiday Family Romcom With A Very Merry Cast

Kristen Stewart and Mackenzie Davis play Abby and Harper, a couple headed home to Abby's parents' house for Christmas. Dan Levy, Victor Garber and Aubrey Plaza are among the terrific supporting cast.

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'We Are Her Work': Remembering Grandma's Legacy

Kenneth and Olivia Tan recall her mother, Crescenciana. They called her Lola. She spent her life working to support and care for three generations. Says Olivia: "We are her work."

'We Are Her Work': Remembering Grandma's Legacy

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A crowd gathers for a rally to demand justice in the death of Breonna Taylor on the steps of the the Kentucky State Capitol in June. Taylor was killed in her apartment while Louisville police served a warrant. Timothy D. Easley/AP hide caption

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Movement To Limit Police Raids Looks Beyond 'No-Knock' Warrants

The death of Breonna Taylor energized a nationwide movement to restrict "no-knock" police raids, but activists want tightened rules for other kinds of forced-entry search warrants.

This video grab taken on Thursday from an AFP video shows CCTV camera footage, widely distributed on social networks, shows producer Michel Zecler being beaten up by police officers at the entrance of a music studio in the 17th arrondissement of Paris on Nov. 21. AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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French Police Officers In Custody After Video Emerges Of Brutal Beating Of Black Man

The officers were unaware they were being filmed by a surveillance camera in Paris as they beat the man. The incident comes as the government tries to pass controversial limits on images of police.

Stacey Mei Yan Fong has been baking her way across the United States: Clockwise from upper left, a baked Alaska pie, Utah's funeral potato pie, Nevada's all you can eat buffet pie, South Carolina's peach pie, Ohio's buckeye pie, Iowa's s'mores pie, Missouri's frozen custard pie, and Minnesota's corn dog casserole pie. Stacey Mei Yan Fong hide caption

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An Ode, À La Mode: 1 Baker Savors America, Creating 50 Pies For 50 States

Originally from Singapore, Stacey Mei Yan Fong loves baking and America. For a project she calls 50 Pies/50 States, she's made an elaborative representative pie for each state.

An Ode, À La Mode: 1 Baker Savors America, Creating 50 Pies For 50 States

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North Korean State Commission of Quality Management staff in protective gear carries a disinfectant pray can as personnel check the health of travelers and inspect goods delivered via the borders at the Pyongyang Airport in North Korea, on Feb. 1. Jon Chol Jin/AP hide caption

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North Korea Executed Coronavirus Rule-Breaker, Says South Korean Intelligence

South Korean lawmakers say intelligence officials briefed them on the North's tough pandemic rules, including a Pyongyang lockdown and an execution of an official caught breaking restrictions.

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