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Charity leader Ngozi Fulani (center left) attends a reception held by Britain's Camilla, the queen consort, (center) to raise awareness of violence against women and girls in Buckingham Palace in London on Tuesday. Kin Cheung/AP hide caption

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NPR Life Kit listeners share photos from their best theme parties. Left: a vision board for a "Vampire Nights"-themed party; middle: An '80s-themed ski party; right: An Olympics watch party. Photos courtesy of L to R: Gabby Kanu; Arik Colbath; Tom Czech and Elizabeth Novak hide caption

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Everyone hates a boring party. Here's how to kick things up a notch

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French President Emmanuel Macron welcomes President Biden before their meeting at the French Embassy to the Vatican in Rome on Oct. 29, 2021. Ludovic Marin/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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A man walks past a banner of Bollywood movie The Kashmir Files outside a cinema in the old quarters of Delhi on March 21, 2022. Sajjad Hussain/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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This illustration made available by the National Institute on Aging/National Institutes of Health depicts cells in an Alzheimer's-affected brain. An experimental drug modestly slowed the brain disease's progression, researchers reported Tuesday. NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON AGING, NIH/AP hide caption

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Nick Fuentes (center) greets supporters before speaking at a pro-Trump march on Nov. 14, 2020, in Washington. Fuentes, who has been labeled a white supremacist and antisemite by the Anti-Defamation League, sat down for dinner with former President Trump and Ye, the rapper formerly known as Kanye West, last week. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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Community members, including Walmart employees, gather for a candlelight vigil at Chesapeake City Park in Chesapeake, Va., on Monday for the six people killed at a Walmart in Chesapeake, Va. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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Protesters shout slogans during a protest against China's strict coronavirus measures on Monday in Beijing, China. Protesters took to the streets in multiple Chinese cities after a deadly apartment fire in Xinjiang province sparked a national outcry as many blamed COVID-19 restrictions for the deaths. Kevin Frayer/Getty Images hide caption

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Actor Will Smith's success at the 94th Oscars was largely overshadowed by his behavior earlier in the ceremony, when he slapped comedian Chris Rock over a joke about Smith's wife's hair. In a new interview, Smith says that bottled up rage led to that moment. Robyn Beck/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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President Joe Biden meets with congressional leaders to discuss legislative priorities for the rest of the year on Tuesday at the White House in Washington. From left: House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, Biden, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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On Tuesday, the Senate passed landmark legislation that would require that all states recognize same-sex and interracial marriages performed in any other state. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Ukrainian flags fly in Kharkiv, Ukraine, on Oct. 19, marking the graves of soldiers killed in action following the Russian invasion earlier this year. Carl Court/Getty Images hide caption

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A journalist's plea to the West: 'Pay attention to Ukraine and its fate'

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The northern long-eared bat is the third bat species recommended for endangered status this year due to white-nose syndrome. Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources/AP hide caption

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