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Palmer Luckey, 31, founder of Anduril Industries, stands in front of the Dive-LD, an autonomous underwater drone at company headquarters in Costa Mesa, Calif. Anduril recently won a U.S. Navy contract to build 200 of them annually. Philip Cheung for NPR/NPR hide caption

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This U.S. company is helping arm Ukraine against Russia — with AI drones

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Heads of state pose for a group photo during the NATO 75th anniversary celebratory event at the Andrew Mellon Auditorium in Washington D.C. (July 9, 2024) Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images hide caption

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Russia is Top of Mind at NATO summit

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U.S. President Joe Biden participates in the CNN Presidential Debate at the CNN Studios last month. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Support is eroding. Can President Biden hang onto the nomination?

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom. This past week he signed a nearly $300 billion state budget in which $12 million was allocated for reparations legislation. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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California is trying to lead the way on reparations but not clear on the path to take

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U.S. President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden at a post-debate campaign rally on June 28, 2024 in Raleigh, North Carolina. Allison Joyce/Getty Images hide caption

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Biden tries to reassure voters after a shaky debate performance

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Godfrey Otunge, commander of the Kenyan police in Haiti, attends a ceremony during a visit by Haitian Prime Minister Garry Conille, to the base of the newly arrived Kenyan police force at their base in the Clercine neighborhood of Port-au-Prince on June 26. Kenyan police arrived in violence-ravaged Haiti on June 25 on a long-awaited mission to help wrest the Caribbean nation from powerful gangs. Clarens Siffroy/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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President of the 'Rassemblement National' (RN) group Marine Le Pen (L), flanked by Steeve Briois (R), mayor of Henin Beaumont, casts her ballot for the European Parliament election at a polling station in Henin-Beaumont, north of France on June 9, 2024. Francois Lo Presti/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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The French Far Right Rises; a Rush to Buy Gold in China

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Wimberly Muñoz, a Venezuelan migrant waited at the Chaparral pedestrian border in Tijuana, Mexico to cross into the US. She is traveling with her mother, Ana Muñoz, right, and son Matia Muñoz. Carlos A. Moreno/NPR hide caption

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Biden's executive actions on immigration send mixed signals

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A London double decker bus goes past the Palace of Westminster, home to the Houses of Parliament, in central London, on June 14, 2024. Fourteen years of Conservative party rule in the UK have seen Brexit, Covid, and political scandals leaving many Britons worse off and disenchanted. During that time, the Tories have gone through five prime ministers and look unlikely to secure a fifth term. Benjamin Cremel/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Palestinians are walking along Salah al-Din Road in Deir Al-Balah, in the central Gaza Strip, on Feb. 11, 2024, amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas. Majdi Fathi/NurPhoto via Getty Images hide caption

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How is Israel Using Facial Recognition in Gaza?

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Russia's President Vladimir Putin (L) and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un (R) visit the Vostochny Cosmodrome in Amur region on Sep. 13, 2023. Vladimir Smirnov/POOL/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Russia's Putin Visits North Korea

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Demonstrators protest in Mumbai on June 8, 2018, over the arrests of social activists by Indian police. Satish Bate/Hindustan Times via Getty Images hide caption

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Whether Biden or Trump wins in November will mean very different things for America's place in the world. Jim Watson/Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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What a second Biden or Trump presidency could mean for American allies and foes

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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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A silky shark named Genie swam 17,000 miles, a record-breaking migration

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Former US President and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump returns to the courtroom during his criminal trial at Manhattan Criminal Court in New York City, on May 30, 2024. The jury in Donald Trump's hush money trial announced May 30, 2024 in a note to the court that it has reached a verdict, indicating that this would be delivered in less than an hour. Michael M. Santiago/POOL/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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In a historic verdict, Trump found guilty on 34 felony counts in hush money trial

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