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Demonstrators march from an encampment on the banks of the Cannonball River to a nearby construction site for the Dakota Access Pipeline to perform a daily prayer ceremony in September 2016.

Key Moments In The Dakota Access Pipeline Fight

The Dakota Access Pipeline's route takes it over four states and nearly 1,200 miles, from the Bakken oil fields in northwestern North Dakota through South Dakota, Iowa and down to a terminal in Illinois.

But one Missouri River crossing just north of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota has become the focal point of a fight over how the pipeline's route was analyzed and approved by the federal government.

Brandy Holter of La Crosse voted twice for former President Obama, but says she will be voting Republican from now on.

Will Trump Democrats In Wisconsin Swing Back To Their Party?

Democrat Michelle Frankard of Wisconsin voted for President Trump, and she's hoping she won't regret it.

At the Garden of Eatin', a bustling diner in picturesque Galesville, Frankard is having breakfast with her adopted father, Ken Horton. A dozen shiny electric guitars line the walls, each next to a black-and-white framed poster with the likes of Johnny Cash and Janis Joplin. The deep-seated booths host a variety of regulars and those just passing through.

Nick Dupree arrives at the Federal Courthouse in Montgomery, Ala. on Feb. 11, 2003. His success in getting the state to continue support past age 21 enabled him to attend college and live in his own home.

Nick Dupree Fought To Live 'Like Anyone Else'

Disability rights activist Nick Dupree died last weekend. Tomorrow would have been his 35th birthday.

Back in 2003, he told NPR: "I want a life. I just want a life. Like anyone else. Just like your life. Or anyone else's life."

He got that life.

Vijayan's night frog (<em>Nyctibatrachus pulivijayani</em>), a 13.6 mm miniature-sized frog from the Agasthyamala hills in the Western Ghats in India, sits comfortably on a thumbnail. It is one of seven newly discovered frog species.

Behold: 4 New Species Of Tiny Frogs Smaller Than A Fingernail

Four newly discovered frog species are so tiny that they can sit comfortably on a fingernail, making them some of the smallest-known frogs in the world.

Scientists said in a video that they were "surprised to find that the miniature forms are in fact locally abundant and fairly common." The frogs likely escaped notice until now because of their tiny size and secretive habitats, hidden under damp soil or dense vegetation.

International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde (from left), Jose Ugaz of Transparency International, Daria Kaleniuk of the Anti-Corruption Action Center, and Norway's Prime Minister Erna Solberg participate in a panel discussion at the Anti-Corruption Summit in London in May 2016.

Trump's Conflicts Could Undercut Global Efforts To Fight Corruption, Critics Say

Reform groups in Mexico have been trying for years to persuade politicians to regularly disclose their assets and income, pointing to their northern neighbor as an example of a place where financial disclosure is the norm in government.

Then came President Trump, who has steadfastly refused to release his tax returns.

Death row inmate Duane Buck, seen here in an undated photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, won his request for an appeal of his death sentence.

Citing 'Racial Stereotype,' Supreme Court Says Texas Inmate Can Appeal Death Sentence

During a sentencing hearing in Texas two decades ago, a defense attorney for a man named Duane Buck called on an expert who said his client's race made it more statistically likely that he would commit violent crimes in the future.

Because of that statement, the Supreme Court has ruled 6-2 that Buck, who is black, can appeal his death sentence.

Journalist: Trump Is 'Openly Dismissive' Of The Intelligence World

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A protester shakes hand with a Denver Police officer during a peaceful demonstration July 11, 2016 downtown Denver.

Low-Income PoCs Still Don't Trust The Police, But Would Work With Them

While trying to catch a bus to school, Emilio Mayfield, 16, jaywalked. When he didn't comply with a police officer's command to get out of the bus lane, a scuffle ensued. Mayfield was struck in the face with a baton and arrested by nine Stockton, Cal. police officers. The arrest was captured on video by a bystander and the video went viral.

A Planned Parenthood sign in Dallas. A federal judge has temporarily blocked an attempt by Texas officials that would have removed Medicaid funds from Planned Parenthood clinics in the state.

Judge Rules Texas Can't Cut Off Medicaid Funds To Planned Parenthood — For Now

A federal judge in Texas has temporarily blocked an attempt by state health officials to remove Medicaid funds from Planned Parenthood, allowing the women's health provider to remain in the federal program at least until a lawsuit is settled.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said he will appeal the decision, which he said "is disappointing and flies in the face of basic human decency," the Dallas Morning News reported.

This artist's rendering shows what one of the seven planets, TRAPPIST-1f, might look like.

Astronomers Find 7 Earth-Size Planets Around A Nearby Star

A small, faint star relatively close by is home to seven Earth-size planets with conditions that could be right for liquid water and maybe even life.

The discovery sets a record for both the most Earth-size planets and the most potentially habitable planets ever discovered around a single star.

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