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The Mari pagans have lived in peace for several millennia on either side of the Volga, practicing their animist faith.

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Among the immense forests that characterize the area, some small woods near villages are seen as having loads of energy and therefore designated as religious sites. Here, the sacred grave of Tonshaevo. (Raffaele Petralla/Prospekt)

The senator from Vermont has become Hillary Clinton’s chief rival in the contest for the Democratic nomination.

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The U.S. senator from Florida is among the candidates vying for the Republican presidential nomination.

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The Texas Republican was the first major presidential candidate to formally declare a 2016 bid.

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The armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge ended after 41 tumultuous days, as the final occupants surrendered. Cliven Bundy, father of the group’s leader and himself a veteran of armed standoffs, was arrested as he arrived in Portland.

The Republican presidential candidate heads to South Carolina after his win in the New Hampshire primary.

Tibetan New Year, weeping for the dead sardine, the search for gravitational waves and more.

Residents have taken steps to keep the community secluded and natural.

The Mari pagans have lived in peace for several millennia on either side of the Volga, practicing their animist faith.

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With the primary season in full swing, several have dropped out in recent days.

The park’s owners insist on Social Security numbers. Attorneys for the tenants allege discrimination.

The Tigers and Eagles take home the team titles as Georgetown Day’s Tristan Colaizzi sets a new meet record.

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A wild elephant strays down a busy street, New Hampshire winners, lemons and oranges as art, and more.

David Douglas Duncan, a distinguished American photojournalist turned 100 years old last month, and is best known for his coverage of conflict. The Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin set about to dedicate a special tribute to Duncan.

The Zika virus, a mosquito-borne disease suspected of causing serious birth defects, is expected to spread to all countries in the Americas except Canada and Chile, the World Health Organization said.

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