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Colombia's Big Summer Music Festival Is All About Blackness

Elena Hinestrosa and her ensemble, Integración Pacífica perform at one of Petronio Alvarez Music Festival's educational panels.

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Colombia's Big Summer Music Festival Is All About Blackness[hhmc]


Jury Finds Ex-White House Counsel Craig Not Guilty Of Lying To Government

Greg Craig, former White House counsel to former President Barack Obama, was found not guilty of making false statements to investigators.

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Brexit: Parliament Rejects Boris Johnson's Call For New Elections

Prime Minister Boris Johnson (center right) gestures during his first Prime Minister's Questions in London Wednesday. The U.K.'s House of Commons voted to block a no-deal Brexit, prompting Johnson to call for a general election next month — which was also voted down.

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Hong Kong Government Withdraws Extradition Bill, A Key Demand Of Protesters

High school students wearing masks hold placards that read "Five key demands are indispensable" as they continue their school boycott in Hong Kong on Wednesday.

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Johnson To Call For Snap Election After Conservatives Suffer Key Parliamentary Defeat

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, seen hosting health service workers Tuesday at No. 10 Downing St. in London. The same day in the House of Commons, Johnson was dealt a political blow when the defection of a fellow Conservative left him without a working majority in Parliament.

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Opinion: The Challenges Of Being A Foreign Reporter In China

Frank Langfitt, now NPR's London correspondent, was inspired to offer his Shanghai ride service after working in the 1980s as a taxi driver in the U.S.

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Whatever Happened To ... The Campaign To Ban Spanking?


Brexit Showdown Looms As MPs Prepare To Return To Parliament

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Monday that he doesn't want an election amid the Brexit crisis and issued a rallying cry to lawmakers to back him in securing a Brexit deal.

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'I'm Just For Animals': The Veterinarian Who Rescues Animals From Conflict Zones

Dr. Amir Khalil, a veterinarian with the animal rescue charity Four Paws International, carries a sedated coyote at a zoo in Rafah in the Gaza Strip, during the evacuation of animals in April.

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The Pope Walks Into An Elevator. He Gets Stuck For 25 Minutes.

Pope Francis delivers his blessing during the noon prayer from the window of his studio overlooking St.Peter's Square on Sunday. Francis told the crowd that before his address, he had been stuck in an elevator for 25 minutes, causing him to be late.

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In Venezuela, A Rum-Maker Gives Gang Members A Way Out — Via Rugby

Young men practice rugby at Hacienda Santa Teresa, an estate belonging to a Venezuelan rum company. The estate serves as a practice field for neighboring communities of Aragua state, using rugby to help at-risk youths stay away from criminal life and violence.

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In Venezuela, A Rum-Maker Gives Gang Members A Way Out — Via Rugby[hhmc]


Whatever Happened To ... The Farmers Who Danced In The Mud For The 'Kiki Challenge'?

Farmers Anil Geela, left, and Pilli Tirupati do their version of the Kiki Challenge, dancing to Drake's song "In My Feelings." In the mud. With oxen.

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In Defiance Of Ban, Hong Kong Protesters Return To Streets And Clash With Police

Police shoot pepper spray as they try to detain protesters inside a train at Prince Edward station in Hong Kong Saturday.

Ring Yu/HK01 via AP

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Nearly 4 Weeks Into India's Clampdown, Kashmiris Describe Protests, Jail, Uncertainty

An Indian paramilitary soldier asks a Kashmiri couple on motorcycle to leave at a temporary checkpoint during restrictions in Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir, on Friday.

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Nearly 4 Weeks Into India's Clampdown, Kashmiris Describe Protests, Jail, Uncertainty[hhmc]


Police Bear Brunt Of Public Anger As Hong Kong Refuses To Accept Protesters' Demands

Riot police fire tear gas at protesters in Hong Kong on Aug. 25.

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