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When the media covers scientific research, not all scientists are equally likely to be mentioned. A new study finds scientists with Asian or African names were 15% less likely to be named in a story. shironosov/Getty Images hide caption

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Demonstrators wave a huge Iranian flag in an anti-Israeli gathering in front of an anti-Israeli banner on the wall of a building at the Felestin (Palestine) Square in Tehran, Iran, on Monday. Vahid Salemi/AP hide caption

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The United Nations Security Council met Thursday to debate whether the U.N. should admit the State of Palestine as a full voting member. Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Audience members listen to public comment at a special session of the Oakland City Council about a resolution calling for an immediate cease-fire in Gaza on Nov. 27, 2023, in Oakland, Calif. D. Ross Cameron/AP hide caption

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Gaza cease-fire resolutions roil U.S. local communities

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An empty room is pictured in a concrete house in Matam, Senegal. Many families don't have electricity nor the means to own a fan or air conditioning to help quell the intense heat at night, temperatures can stay around 35 degree Celsius throughout the night. John Wessels/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Atypically heavy rains in the United Arab Emirates on Monday and Tuesday caused flooding, flight cancellations and school closures. Vehicles were abandoned on highways like this one in Dubai. Francois Nel/Getty Images hide caption

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Moncher Metina outside her house in Limonade, Haiti, on March 17, 2024. Octavio Jones for NPR hide caption

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A portrait of Haitians trying to survive without a government

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In this photo released by Sitaro Regional Disaster Management Agency (BPBD Sitaro), hot molten lava glows at the crater of Mount Ruang as it erupts in Sanguine Islands, Indonesia, Wednesday, April 17, 2024. AP hide caption

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Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men pray at a yeshiva in Bnei Brak, Israel, on March 21. The war in Gaza has prompted calls for Israel to end military exemptions for full-time religious students. Tamir Kalifa for NPR hide caption

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Mayor of London Sadiq Khan speaks to the media during a visit to the Francis Crick Institute in London to announce a new London Growth Plan to boost economic growth on April 3. Jordan Pettitt /PA Images via Getty Images hide caption

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Why London's Muslim mayor needs the same security as the king

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President Biden speaks during a campaign event in Scranton, Penn, on April 16 during the first of three days in the battleground state. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Author Cristina Henriquez next to the cover of her new novel, The Great Divide. Brian McConkey/Ecco hide caption

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Paul Rusesabagina in 2019. Nicolas Maeterlinck/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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A man walks past a mural featuring oil pumps and wells in Caracas, Venezuela, as the country faces the prospect of the U.S. reimposing oil sanctions. Matias Delacroix/AP hide caption

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Biden has to decide soon whether to sanction Venezuela. Here's what to know

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