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How do defense attorneys select an impartial jury when their client is famous?

On Monday, former President Donald Trump will enter a Manhattan courtroom for his first criminal trial. But before a verdict can be rendered a jury must be selected. And for Trump's legal team that is going to be a challenge.

How do defense attorneys select an impartial jury when their client is famous?

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Palestinians walk through the destruction from the Israeli offensive in Jabaliya refugee camp in the Gaza Strip earlier this year. Mahmoud Essa/AP hide caption

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Is Israel perpetuating a cycle of radicalization rather than ending it?

For months, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been insisting that the goal of Israel's bombardment in Gaza is to "destroy Hamas."

Is Israel perpetuating a cycle of radicalization rather than ending it?

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O.J. Simpson listens as Judge Lance Ito announces that the jury in the Simpson trial had reached a verdict. The verdict in the OJ Simpson case highlighted racial divisions in how Americans viewed the American justice system. Simpson died this week at 76 years old. MYUNG CHUN/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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O.J. Simpson's trial divided the nation. What legacy does he leave behind?

O.J. Simpson was more than a football star. More than a pop culture icon or a defendant acquitted of murder.

O.J. Simpson's trial divided the nation. What legacy does he leave behind?

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The anti-diet movement urges people to reject restrictive diets and embrace self love and acceptance around weight. An investigation by The Washington Post and Examination found that large food companies were recruiting anti-diet influencers to promote sugary cereals and processed food. Olha Khorimarko /Getty Images hide caption

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Anti-Diet Culture Gets Hijacked

In recent years, the body positivity movement has raised it's profile, especially on social media largely through self-described anti-diet and body positivity influencers.

Anti-Diet Culture Gets Hijacked

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Didas Kayinamura (left) and Rachel Mukantabana (right) talk about the legacy of the Rwandan genocide thirty years later. Jacques Nkinzingabo/NPR hide caption

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Learning To Live As Neighbors In The Shadow Of A Brutal, Violent History

Many of us don't have the opportunity to handpick our neighbors. We buy or rent a place in a neighborhood with good schools or an easy commute.

Learning To Live As Neighbors In The Shadow Of A Brutal, Violent History

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Whether besties or rivals, a growing body of research shows that sibling bonds can have a powerful effect on your physical and mental health. Catherine Falls Commercial/Getty Images hide caption

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How Sibling Bonds Shape Our Lives

Researchers are finding that the impact of relationships with siblings —for better or worse — can be important, and endure well beyond childhood.

How Sibling Bonds Shape Our Lives

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The total solar eclipse in August 2017 as seen from Madras, Oregon. On Monday, people will once again look upward to see the rare event, which has captivated people since the beginning of time. ROB KERR/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Bad Omens Or The Cycle of Nature? How The Ancient World Viewed Eclipses

Tomorrow, the Great American Eclipse will sweep across North America, and millions will experience total darkness.

Bad Omens Or The Cycle of Nature? How The Ancient World Viewed Eclipses

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WASHINGTON D.C., UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 18: P Jewish activists stage pro-Palestinian demonstration at United States Capitol building in Washington D.C., United States on October 18, 2023. Activists reacting to Israel's attacks on Gaza also demanded a 'ceasefire'. (Photo by Celal Gunes/Anadolu via Getty Images) Anadolu/Anadolu via Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Stance On Israel Proving Divisive In Congressional Primaries

The American response to Israel's war with Hamas could be a major factor in the upcoming Congressional elections.

U.S. Stance On Israel Proving Divisive In Congressional Primaries

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Bird Flu Has Jumped To Cattle And To Humans. What Are The Potential Risks?

Bird flu has spread to cows. And now a human has contracted the virus from an infected cow. What kind of risk does this virus pose to people, and are we prepared to treat it?

Bird Flu Has Jumped To Cattle And To Humans. What Are The Potential Risks?

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March 16 At Massachusetts General Hospital, Surgeons transplanted a genetically modified pig kidney into a living recipient – the first surgery of its kind in the world. Michelle Rose/Mass General Hospital hide caption

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In U.S., Over 100,000 Await Organ Transplants. Are Pig Organs The Solution?

The recent transplant of a genetically modified pig kidney into a living human raises hopes that lives will no longer depend on the availability of human donor organs.

In U.S., Over 100,000 Await Organ Transplants. Are Pig Organs The Solution?

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