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Palestinians walk among the rubble after four hostages were rescued from Gaza in an Israeli rescue operation on Saturday. Anas Baba/NPR hide caption

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Can the U.S. force a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas?

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The illegal wildlife trade is estimated to be a multi-billion dollar enterprise. Live animals that are caught, like this box turtle, need immediate and long-term care at facilities like The Turtle Conservancy. Ryan Kellman/NPR hide caption

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This image, taken from Israel's southern border with the Gaza Strip, shows smoke billowing in the Palestinian territory at sunset following Israeli bombardment on June 2. Menahem Kahana/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Examining the state of Hamas on 3 fronts: troops, governance and narrative

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United States Marines in Afghanistan carry colleague LCPL Jerome Hanley of Massachusetts, who was wounded in an insurgent attack to a waiting medevac helicopter in 2011. Kevin Frayer/AP hide caption

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Battlefield medicine has come a long way. But that progress could be lost

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Left: The Rev. Stan Swamy speaks to the camera in a video from 2020, shortly before he was arrested. Right: A person walks by a church where a memorial Mass was celebrated for Swamy, after his death in Mumbai, India, in July 2021. Screenshot by NPR/Mojo Story/Rafiq Maqbool/AP hide caption

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The Sunday Story: An Indian Political Scandal

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At a march in support of Israel, one woman holds a sign saying, "Christians Stand with Israel." Getty Images hide caption

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Palestinians walk along Salah al-Din Road in Deir Al-Balah, in the central Gaza Strip. NurPhoto/Getty Images hide caption

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A man waves to a taxi as he leaves the Russian Central Bank headquarters in downtown Moscow last summer. The EU approved a plan this week to use interest from hundreds of billions of dollars' worth of seized Russian assets to help fund Ukraine's military. Alexander Nemenov/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Editions of Peremoha sit on a table near the archives. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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A newspaper near Ukraine's border with Russia watches for freed POWs

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Ireland's Prime Minister Simon Harris, left, flanked by Ireland's Minister of Foreign Affairs Micheál Martin, speaks Wednesday in Dublin to announce Ireland's recognition of a Palestinian state. PAUL FAITH/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Ireland, Norway, Spain to recognize a Palestinian state; stay safe during turbulence

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Ireland's Prime Minister Simon Harris (left), flanked by Ireland's Minister of Foreign Affairs Micheál Martin, speaks Wednesday in Dublin to announce Ireland's recognition of a Palestinian state. Paul Faith/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Spain, Norway and Ireland say they will recognize a Palestinian state

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Norway's Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Store speaks during a news conference in Oslo, Norway, Wednesday. Israel's Foreign Minister Israel Katz has ordered Israel's ambassadors from Ireland and Norway to immediately return to Israel, as Norway said it would recognize a Palestinian state and Ireland was expected to do the same. Erik Flaaris Johansen/AP hide caption

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Author Jenny Erpenbeck's novel Kairos was named this year's winner of the International Booker Prize. Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images hide caption

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A German novel about a tortured love affair wins 2024 International Booker Prize

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The Thwaites Glacier in Antarctica is seen in this undated image from NASA. Areas of the glacier may be undergoing "vigorous melting" from warm ocean water caused by climate change, researchers say. NASA via Reuters hide caption

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The International Criminal Court building in The Hague, Netherlands, on April 30. Anadolu/Anadolu via Getty Images hide caption

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Biden decries ICC arrest warrant request for Israeli leaders; Target cuts prices

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A Royal New Zealand Air Force Hercules C-130 takes off from Whenuapai air base near Auckland, New Zealand, bound for Noumea, New Caledonia, on a mercy mission to rescue stranded New Zealand tourists on Tuesday, May 21, 2024. Michael Craig/NZ Herald via AP hide caption

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