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Alexander Nosachenko — a civilian sniper whose corporate job allowed him to help fund the Ukrainian capital's defenses — tells PEOPLE that even amid war, residents of Kyiv refuse to stay in hiding
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Utah has a trigger law that if Roe v. Wade is reversed by the Supreme Court, an immediate ban on abortions will go into effect, with exceptions for rape, incest, and the health of the mother
On April 16, 1972, the National Zoo's first giant pandas moved in and started the Washington D.C. facility's 50-year journey to protect the bear species in captivity and the wild
"I wanted to master this just for the [sake] of knowing that in case a D-Day comes then you're prepared," Alexander Nosachenko says. "No matter how weird it sounds, this day came"
"There are human bodies on the ground that no one picks up, it's just too many dead. Too many," Klitschko, brother of the mayor of Ukraine's capital, tells PEOPLE
Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko, along with fellow professional prizefighters Vasiliy Lomachenko and Oleksandr Usyk and countless other Ukrainian men, are defending their country amid Russia's siege
Half a world away, Liz Tursi waits for updates from her loved ones: "[My niece] says when she wakes up in the morning, sometimes she's not sure for the first few seconds if she's alive or not"
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Travel into Ukraine amid Russia's attacks with these stories shared with PEOPLE in the early days of fighting
"You don't know where to go, where to run, who you have to call," 45-year-old Ukrainian professor Liliya Marynchak tells PEOPLE of Russia's invasion on Ukraine
Half a world away, Liz Tursi waits for updates from her loved ones: "[My niece] says when she wakes up in the morning, sometimes she's not sure for the first few seconds if she's alive or not"
Travel into Ukraine amid Russia's attacks with these stories shared with PEOPLE in the early days of fighting
"You don't know where to go, where to run, who you have to call," 45-year-old Ukrainian professor Liliya Marynchak tells PEOPLE of Russia's invasion on Ukraine
As a young woman, Carol Buckley bought baby elephant Tarra out of a neglectful situation, then trained her to be a star, eventually founding a sanctuary to house the animal after retirement
Shandra Trantham has Friedreich's ataxia (FA), a rare genetic disease that is slowly robbing her of the ability to walk and talk
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For many Afghan women and girls, life changed dramatically after the Taliban fell in 2001 — now that the group is back in power, advocates and citizens reflect on what they've gained and all they could lose
Haroon Zarify knew that if he didn't go back to his home country to see his family this summer, before the Taliban took over, he might never be able to return — but he didn't imagine what it would take to get back out
The National Zoo panda cub Xiao Qi Ji is now a year old, weighs 61 pounds, and has a knack for climbing tall trees without falling
Now that Washington D.C.'s National Zoo is open to the public again, animal lovers can meet their panda cub Xiao Qi Ji, who was born at the zoo in August 2020
"When you are brainwashed, you don't realize it until you snap out of it," Hoda Muthana says in the new documentary The Return — though the U.S. government says there's not reason to be so sympathetic
Giant panda cub Xiao Qi Ji loves spending his days at Washington D.C.'s National Zoo playing with his mom Mei Xiang, climbing his jungle gym, and napping in his hammock
Ian Jenkins, Alan Mayfield and Jeremy Hodges say they had to endure a legal battle to bring their two toddlers into the world
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The COVID-19 pandemic devastated parts of the economy and left people across the country — renters and landlords alike — under financial strain: Inside the housing crisis
The politicians and San Antonio natives have been raising money for hunger relief and distributing food: "We wanted to actually get out there and help"
Xiao Qi Ji the panda cub recently experienced snow for the first time and is starting to explore the outdoor portion of his exhibit at the National Zoo
Xiao Qi Ji the panda cub is growing at a healthy rate, and is learning new skills every day.
The Detroit area's Lori Marie Key first sang the hymn for fellow nurses overwhelmed by the pandemic's toll
"People were happy to get out and do something," the organizer tells PEOPLE
On Thanksgiving Day, National Zoo panda cub Xiao Qi Ji took several steps on his own before collapsing near his mom