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Alexsis Rodgers, president of Virginia Young Democrats, is one of the disappointed constituents who worked hard to elect some of the officials at the center of the Virginia controversies. Now, Rodgers says, the state democratic party must develop diverse leaders before there's another crisis. Sarah McCammon/NPR hide caption

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Virginia Democrats Now Look To Women of Color For Leadership

The recent controversies embroiling some of Virginia's top Democratic officials have the party reconsidering their leadership.

Virginia Democrats Now Look To Women Of Color For Leadership

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Maria Butina walks with Alexander Torshin, then a member of the Russian upper house of Parliament, in Moscow in 2012. The Senate Finance Committee is now investigating a think tank linked to both of them. Pavel Ptitsin/AP hide caption

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Senate Panel Launches Bipartisan Probe Into Think Tank Linked To Butina, Torshin

Leaders of the Senate Finance Committee sent letters to the Center for Public Interest, the Federal Reserve and the Treasury Department asking for information about meetings with Russians in 2015.

A young man and a little girl look at the border fence from Playas de Tijuana, Mexico. Photojournalist Ariana Drehsler has been covering the caravan of migrants for weeks. In December, Customs and Border Protection agents began pulling her over for questioning each time she crossed back into the U.S. Ariana Drehsler for NPR hide caption

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Journalists, Lawyers, Volunteers Face Increased Scrutiny By Border Agents

At the San Diego-Tijuana border, journalists covering the asylum-seekers are being pulled into questioning by customs and border agents. Lawyers and volunteers are facing the same scrutiny.

A fan-throated lizard displays his dewlap sac in front of Asia's largest wind farm in the Western Ghats mountains of India. The construction of the windmills altered the habitat of the lizards dramatically. Prasenjeet Yadav hide caption

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Sky Islands And Starry-Eyed Frogs: Breathtaking Photos Of Remote Ecosystems

Prasenjeet Yadav wants his photos to make people care about the environment — whether it's grasslands vanishing in southwest India or windmills taking over a lizard's habitat.

Rosia Ramirez Penaloza and her children fled from gang violence in southern Mexico. They're staying in a makeshift tent in San Luis Rio Colorado as they wait for a chance to apply for asylum at the port of entry. Joel Rose/NPR hide caption

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Behind The Border 'Crisis': More Migrant Families Risk Dangerous Remote Crossings

Large groups of migrants are crossing isolated parts of the Southwest border. Border Patrol agents call it a crisis, and advocates say immigration officials underestimate the migrants' desperation.

Martha Hernandez, left, and Ana Suda say they were interrupted and detained because they spoke Spanish while shopping for groceries in a convenience store in Havre, Montana. They've now filed a lawsuit. The friends are seen here in front of the store last month. Brooke Swaney/ACLU of Montana via AP hide caption

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Americans Who Were Detained After Speaking Spanish In Montana Sue U.S. Border Agency

"I saw that you guys are speaking Spanish, which is very unheard of up here," a CBP agent told two women in a convenience store. The women were born in California and Texas.

Supporters stand on a roof with placards and banners as they attend a campaign rally of the Nigerian opposition leader Atiku Abubakar on Thursday in Jimeta, eastern Nigeria. Luis Tato /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Nigerian Election Postponed Hours Before Polls Were Due To Open

Officials blame "challenges." In Africa's most populous country, President Muhammadu Buhari is trying to hold on to his position, and opposition leader Atiku Abubakar is his fiercest challenger.

Travis Kauffman responds to questions during a news conference Thursday about his encounter with a mountain lion while running a trail just west of Fort Collins, Colo., this month. David Zalubowski/AP hide caption

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Man Who Suffocated An Attacking Mountain Lion Describes Fight For His Life

Travis Kauffman, 31, was halfway through his run in the foothills outside Fort Collins, Colo., when he heard rustling behind him. He soon found himself in a struggle to survive.

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