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The Tongass National Forest, near Ketchikan, Alaska. The spruce, hemlock and cedar trees of the Tongass have been a source of timber for the logging industry. Elissa Nadworny/NPR hide caption

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Former White House adviser on Russia Fiona Hill leaves the Capitol on Monday after testifying before lawmakers as part of the House impeachment inquiry into President Trump. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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At a news conference on Tuesday regarding the death of Atatiana Jefferson, Fort Worth interim Police Chief Ed Kraus apologized to Jefferson's family and said the officer who shot her will be held responsible for his actions. Tony Gutierrez/AP hide caption

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Cars line up to head into the United States (left) and into Canada (right) adjacent to Boundary Bay at a border crossing at Blaine, Wash., in 2009. A British couple who say they accidentally crossed the U.S.-Canada border were arrested by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents on Oct. 3. Elaine Thompson/AP hide caption

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Kathleen Kraninger is director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, an agency that was thwarted by the U.S. Department of Education from examining problems with a troubled student loan forgiveness program. Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Exclusive: Turf War Blocked CFPB From Helping Fix Student Loan Forgiveness Program

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The overprescription of opioid pain medications such as these oxycodone pills has been blamed for an addiction epidemic in the U.S. — and has spurred a flurry of activity in American courts. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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Justice Williams with gym goers and kettlebells at CORE in Brookline, Mass. Robin Lubbock/WBUR hide caption

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'Queer Gym' Empowers LGBTQ+ Clients, Both Physically And Mentally

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Mohammed Bawazeer (left) and Ian Riley carry a battery that will power the aeration system on Upper Klamath Lake for 32 hours, even if the sun isn't shining. Jes Burns/OPB hide caption

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Fiona Hill, a former White House adviser on Russia, arrives on Capitol Hill on Monday ahead of her testimony in connection with the House impeachment inquiry into President Trump. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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People look on at a celebration of Indigenous Peoples' Day in 2016 at Seattle's City Hall. Seattle began observing Indigenous Peoples' Day two years earlier to promote the well-being and growth of Seattle's Indigenous community. Elaine Thompson/AP hide caption

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Columbus Day Or Indigenous Peoples' Day?

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U.S. gymnast Simone Biles poses with her five gold medals at the 2019 World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany. With her wins, she becomes the most decorated gymnast ever at the world championships, with 25 total medals. Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images hide caption

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An officer responding to a welfare call early Saturday morning in Fort Worth, Texas, fired once into Atatiana Jefferson's bedroom window and killed her. Police say a weapon was recovered from the room in which she was pronounced dead. Fort Worth Police Department hide caption

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A 30-foot border barrier — as tall as a two-story building — rises from the desert near Lukeville, Ariz. Laiken Jordahl /Center for Biological Diversity hide caption

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Border Wall Rising In Arizona, Raises Concerns Among Conservationists, Native Tribes

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Tour participants listen to guide Katie Merriman (center) outside the Malcolm Shabaaz Mosque as she speaks about the influence of Malcolm X on the Harlem community. Courtesy of Marcus Washington hide caption

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Religious Walking Tour Maps Out The History Of Muslims In New York City

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One Fund El Paso, which has collected more than $6 million, is holding a community resource fair on Saturday, to help those who may qualify to receive the donated money. Andres Leighton/AP hide caption

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Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Ronan Farrow talked with NPR ahead of the release of his book Catch and Kill. A.J. Chavar for NPR hide caption

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Ronan Farrow Stands By His Reporting On NBC's 'Corrosive' Secrecy Around Sexual Abuse

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