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President Uhuru Kenyatta casts his vote during the general elections. Kenyatta was the declared the winner of the disputed rerun of Kenya's presidential election. Anadolu Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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Kenya Declares President Kenyatta Winner Of Disputed Election

President Uhuru Kenyatta received more than 90 percent of the vote in an election that has sparked violence and rekindled the deep tribal divisions that mark politics in Kenya.

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Alexa, Are You Safe For My Kids?

Talking to a device that talks back can be entertaining and educational for children. But psychologists say children can develop relationships with these devices that can be different than adults.

Alexa, Are You Safe For My Kids?

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After a fellow actor made allegations against him, Kevin Spacey says, "if I did behave then as he describes I owe him the sincerest apology for what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken behavior." Aude Guerrucci/Getty Images hide caption

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Kevin Spacey Apologizes To Anthony Rapp Over Alleged Sexual Misconduct

"I'm beyond horrified to hear his story. I honestly do not recall the encounter," Kevin Spacey said in response to allegations.

Civil rights leader Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and his wife Coretta Scott King lead a black voting rights march from Selma, Ala., to the state capital in Montgomery in 1965. William Lovelace/Getty Images hide caption

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Russians Targeted U.S. Racial Divisions Long Before 2016 And Black Lives Matter

Facebook ads and other types of racial agitation are the latest examples in a long line of information operations aimed at amplifying tensions within the U.S. that dates back to the time of Dr. King.

Derek Fisher of the Houston Astros celebrates after scoring the winning run during the 10th inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 5 of the World Series. Christian Petersen/Getty Images hide caption

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Houston Astros Win Game 5 And Take 3-2 Lead In World Series

Houston and Los Angeles kept the score close in a game that lasted more than five hours and in which pitchers threw more than 400 pitches. Ultimately, the Astros were victorious.

Harvard professor David Williams says, "Much of this discrimination that occurs in the health care context, and in other contexts of society, may not even be intentional." Sarah Sholes/Courtesy of Harvard Chan hide caption

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Racism Is Literally Bad For Your Health

Racism affects health outcomes, a new report finds. "The day-to-day little indignities" can negatively impact people's physical health, Harvard researcher David Williams says.

Racism Is Literally Bad For Your Health

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Puerto Rico's governor demanded the cancellation of a controversial $300 million contract with Montana-based Whitefish Energy. More than a month after Hurricane Maria hit, a majority of customers remain without power on the island. Carlos Giusti/AP hide caption

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Puerto Rico's Power Authority Cancels Controversial Whitefish Contract

The move came after Gov. Ricardo Rosselló called to revoke the $300-million contract awarded to the tiny Montana-based company.

'Long Way Down,' By Jason Reynolds. Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books hide caption

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In 'Long Way Down,' The Ghosts Of Gun Violence Chill A Plan For Revenge

Jason Reynolds' new book follows a 15-year-old who must make a crucial decision after the murder of his brother, all in the time it takes for an elevator to travel 60 seconds to the ground floor.

In 'Long Way Down,' The Ghosts Of Gun Violence Chill A Plan For Revenge

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While in the film "Circle of Life" is sung by a voice off-screen, Rafiki takes on the opening number in the The Lion King musical. Joan Marcus hide caption

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Bold Experiment Turned Broadway Hit, 'Lion King' Continues To Thrill — And Heal

Director Julie Taymor took an unconventional tack in adapting the animated film for the big stage. Twenty years on, she still finds the musical's social themes are evolving and resonating with audiences worldwide.

Bold Experiment Turned Broadway Hit, 'Lion King' Continues To Thrill — And Heal

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Tell Us: Is The F-Word Ever OK In A Classroom?

A new high school in Washington, D.C., brings a radical approach to discipline — including allowing cursing by students. Should that behavior be tolerated? Or punished?

Is The F-Word Ever OK In The Classroom?

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A cab drops off a couple of asylum seekers at the U.S.-Canada border near Champlain, N.Y., on Aug. 20. Geoff Robins/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Canada's 'Welcome' To Immigrants Has Some Unintended Consequences

Canada is taking advantage of the Trump administration's attitude toward immigration to attract foreign tech companies and workers. But there are downsides to appearing open to immigration.

Canada's 'Welcome' To Immigrants Has Some Unintended Consequences

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Sonoma County Sheriff Rob Giordano updates the media on evacuation and search-and-rescue efforts on Oct. 11, as wildfires devastate the county. At a more recent news conference, Giordano struck down wildfire-related rumors circulating on social media. Paul Elias/AP hide caption

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Are Social Media Sites Doing Enough To Combat Rumors And False News?

As they struggle with disasters and other crises, police, fire and other public officials are spending an increasing amount of time and resources knocking down rumors spreading on social media.

Are Social Media Sites Doing Enough To Combat Rumors And False News?

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Nirma, 16, plays with her friends. She is married but still lives with her parents and talks to her husband on the phone sometimes. She is nervous about the duties she'll have to take on when she does move in with her husband. At the moment, she hopes to graduate high school and eventually become a doctor. Saumya Khandelwal hide caption

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Prize-Winning Photos Show A Different Side Of Instagram

Getty has given grants to photographers who focused on child brides in India, family members who have been out of touch and youth who have been incarcerated.

The Mexican long-tongued bat is one of the species that pollinates agave, but its ecosystem is being disrupted by large-scale, cheaper methods of making tequila. Merlin Tuttle/Bat Conservation International hide caption

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Bats And Tequila: A Once Boo-tiful Relationship Cursed By Growing Demands

As the tequila industry surges, the early harvesting and cloning of agave are disrupting the ecosystem of some species — leading some groups to go to bat for the hardworking nighttime pollinators.

Bats And Tequila: A Once Boo-tiful Relationship Cursed By Growing Demands

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Johnny Clegg co-founded two important, interracial bands, and became an essential voice in South Africa. Now, he's embarking on a farewell tour after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Fiona Macpherson/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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A South African Superstar Says Farewell

Singer and dancer Johnny Clegg — the co-founder of two groundbreaking, racially mixed bands during the apartheid era — is battling pancreatic cancer. He's saying goodbye to his fans on a U.S. tour.

Cuban migrants who arrived in northwestern Colombia set out to cross illegally to Panama through the jungle in August 2016. Raul Arboleda/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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One Cuban Family's Long And Risky Journey To A New Life In The U.S.

Yoandra, her brother and son traversed 3,000 miles, crossed multiple borders and endured a harrowing seven-day walk through the Darien Gap between Colombia and Panama before reaching El Paso, Texas.

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