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April 29, 2019

How Climate Change is and isn’t Fueling the U.S. Border Crisis: These Pictures aren’t that Simple

How Climate Change is and isn’t Fueling the U.S. Border Crisis: These Pictures aren’t that Simple
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By Christa Olson With all the visual attention given to the "caravan," how powerful to see mass migration also depicted by people taking hold of a place.

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April 22, 2019

The Barr Code: Why the Mueller Redactions Went Viral

The Barr Code: Why the Mueller Redactions Went Viral
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By Philip Perdue — The Barr version of the Mueller Report confirms Trump’s lasting legacy as a black out.

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April 18, 2019

Louisiana Church Fires in the Shadow of All Else

Louisiana Church Fires in the Shadow of All Else
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By Katie Irwin — The Louisiana church fires have been largely overlooked. Edmund Fountain's powerful parishioner portrait calls out: "We are here!"

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April 13, 2019

The Black Hole Picture: Ultimately, the Viral Image is More a Reflection of Ourselves

The Black Hole Picture: Ultimately, the Viral Image is More a Reflection of Ourselves
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By Edward Brydon If we really can’t see a black hole, the next best thing is a picture we find familiar.

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April 11, 2019

Photography Challenge: Straddling Female Stereotypes as Women Become Marines

Photography Challenge: Straddling Female Stereotypes as Women Become Marines
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By Wendy Kozol — How well does Lynsey Addario’s New York Times boot camp story stand up in the age of #MeToo?

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