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Gary Hairston, a coal miner for 27 years, spoke at the hearing. He has been diagnosed with Progressive Massive Fibrosis, the advanced stage of black lung disease.
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Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, accompanied by other pilots and former FAA administrator Randy Babbitt, speaks during a House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure hearing on the status of the Boeing 737 Max in Washington, D.C.
William Portwood, who died less than two weeks after NPR confirmed his involvement in the 1965 murder of Boston minister James Reeb, poses for a photograph in front of his home in Selma, Ala.
Lawyer Reid Weingarten made his reputation by sending lawmakers to prison and investigating allegations in 1992 that a presidential campaign conspired with a foreign adversary to help its own election prospects.
Christi Dewar, a survivor of the Virginia Beach mass shooting, stands with her son, Charles Dewar III, next to the office complex where a gunman killed 12 and injured several others on Friday.
The mug shots of R.B. Kelley (top), Stanley Hoggle (center) and Elmer Cook (bottom) appear in the FBI files related to the murder of the Rev. James Reeb. Kelley was arrested, but a grand jury did not indict him.
A magazine's cover line in Beijing asks, "How will Trump the businessman change the world?" on Dec. 28, 2016, days after then President-elect Donald Trump tapped outspoken China critic Peter Navarro for a top trade position.
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Libsack says she's now feeling "hopeful" because her government finally listened. "For me, as a teacher, it's awesome," she says, "because then I can convey that to the students and say, 'Hey, you do have a voice. You are citizens. You do have a role in our government.' "
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Outside the Chinese Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesian protesters in 2018 demand an end to China's mass detention of Uighur Muslims. On Monday, the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom released its 20th annual report.
Top government leaders told NPR that federal agencies are years behind where they could have been if Chinese cybertheft had been openly addressed earlier.
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Actor Jussie Smollett leaves a courthouse last month in Chicago. On Thursday, the city sued him to recoup costs of a police investigation that followed what the city says was his false report that he'd been attacked.
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Holden Matthews, 21, has been identified and arrested in connection to the burning of three historically black churches in Louisiana. He was booked into the St. Landry Parish Jail on three counts of simple arson of a religious building.
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