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Do not try telling Karen Uhlenbeck that math is a subject just for boys.

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Uhlenbeck is a mathematician. And this week, she became the recipient of the Abel Prize.

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In the hours after the attacks on two mosques in New Zealand, that country's prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, promised swift action. Less than a week after the mass shooting that killed 50 people, she delivered on that pledge today.

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The 1992 election was just over a year away when the young governor of Arkansas at the time announced that he was going to run for president.

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Gun control advocates in the United States sometimes ask, how many mass shootings will it take before the country acts? New Zealand's government has now given its own answer to that question.

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We're following the news of a mass shooting in the Netherlands, about which we have more questions than answers. It took place in Utrecht where three people were killed. Teri Schultz reports.

President Trump last week vetoed a congressional measure aimed at blocking his national emergency declaration. The next battle over that emergency declaration will likely be in the courts.

Meanwhile, planning for extending the border wall is already happening in Texas' Rio Grande Valley.

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Update From Netherlands Tram Shooting

Mar 18, 2019

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Earlier today, a gunman opened fire on a tram in the Netherlands in the city of Utrecht. The city's mayor says three people are dead. Several others are injured. At this hour, national authorities have said the gunman remains at large.

In February, Pope Francis acknowledged a longstanding dirty secret in the Roman Catholic Church — the sexual abuse of nuns by priests.

It's an issue that had long been kept under wraps, but in the #MeToo era, a #NunsToo movement has emerged, and now sexual abuse is more widely discussed.

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Surf Guitar Legend Dick Dale Dies At 81

Mar 18, 2019

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Sorry to report that the king of surf guitar has died.

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At least 49 people are dead following a mass shooting on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. Multiple suspects are in custody.

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I want to bring in another voice here. It is Ben Collins, who reports on online extremism for NBC News.

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BEN COLLINS: Hey. How you doing?

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