Brit Bennett on church, racism and her novel, 'The Mothers'

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Brit Bennett’s bestselling debut explores how faith is shaped by culture — something she saw growing up in both black and white churches.

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America's missileers stand ready to launch nuclear weapons — and pray they won't have to

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If nuclear war ever breaks out, these men and women will be on the front lines.

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Meet the high-schooler who Donald Trump blocked on Twitter

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Antonio Del Otero called the president-elect a 'reject Cheeto.'

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U survey: Many college students dealt with adverse childhood experiences

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In an effort to better understand what students have been through, the University of Minnesota surveyed students at colleges across the state about their childhood.

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A stunning election victory for the opposition in West Africa's The Gambia

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President Yahya Jammeh has ruled The Gambia with a heavy hand for the past 22 years. But the opposition turned out in force to vote, and now the West African nation is set for a rare handover of power.

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If you set magical realism to music, it might sound like this

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If Gabriel Garcia Marquez had a soundtrack to his stories, the music would come from the Colombian band Puerto Candelaria.

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A North Carolina family grapples with very different takes on the immigration debate

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President-elect Donald Trump's stance on immigration has some members of this family worried — while others are celebrating.

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Once skeptical, Osseo parent group happy with district's racial equity policy

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The district's first equity policy promises things like training for staff and students, increased staff diversity and curriculum that reflects a variety of different cultures.

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Gabriel Garcia Marquez had Fidel Castro read his books to catch errors before publication

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Few realize that Fidel Castro played a part in the Nobel Prize-winning author's books. Not as a character or inspiration, but as an editor.

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The World's music features this week: Los Van Van, Acid Arab and Puerto Candelaria

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Here are the artists we featured on The World this week.

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Three months after the Olympics, Rio de Janeiro is broke

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A federal bailout kept police on the streets and hospitals open while Olympics tourists were in town. But now the money has dried up and public employees aren’t being paid.

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Venezuela's currency value depends largely on one guy at an Alabama Home Depot

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Gustavo Díaz's website, DolarToday, has become a handy financial tool for Venezuelans trying to navigate their underground economy, much to the dismay of Venezuelan authorities.

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Rare photos of Fidel Castro's 1959 visit to the US

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Hundreds of images, lost for years, document the beginning of Fidel Castro's Cuban Revolution, including his visit with Richard Nixon in April 1959.

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This Colombian artist gives a voice to victims of violence

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A Colombian sculptor tells stories of violence. Her work has focused on Colombia's war, the gun violence in Chicago, and now the migrants who've lost their lives in the Mediterranean.

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Could scientists help defuse a nuclear crisis?

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In the height of the Cold War, Soviet and American scientists worked together to limit nuclear proliferation.

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