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Crowd scientists say women’s march in D.C. had three times as many people as Trump’s inauguration

Two crowd scientists from Manchester Metropolitan University in Britain worked with the New York Times to compare the size of Trump’s Friday crowd with the next day’s women’s march. They “analyzed photographs and video taken of the National Mall and vicinity” to draw their conclusions.

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Chelsea Manning is going free: President Obama commutes thirty-five year prison sentence

Chelsea Manning, the transgender soldier sentenced to thirty-five years in prison for leaking documents to WikiLeaks will be released this coming May after President Obama granted a commutation.

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Scenes from the Rally for Student Civil Rights and Amply Funded Schools: Signs in the crowd

Scenes from the Rally for Student Civil Rights and Amply Funded Schools: Signs in the crowd

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Scenes from the Rally for Student Civil Rights and Amply Funded Schools: I Have A Dream

Scenes from the Rally for Student Civil Rights and Amply Funded Schools: I Have A Dream

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Scenes from the Rally for Student Civil Rights and Amply Funded Schools: Thousands of activists prepare to visit their representatives

Scenes from the Rally for Student Civil Rights and Amply Funded Schools: Thousands of activists prepare to visit their representatives

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Scenes from the Rally for Student Civil Rights and Amply Funded Schools: Washington legislators, remember your paramount duty

Scenes from the Rally for Student Civil Rights and Amply Funded Schools: Washington legislators, remember your paramount duty

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Scenes from the Rally for Student Civil Rights and Amply Funded Schools: Make 2017 noteworthy by fully funding arts education!

Scenes from the Rally for Student Civil Rights and Amply Funded Schools: Make 2017 noteworthy by fully funding arts education!

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Scenes from the Rally for Student Civil Rights and Amply Funded Schools: Activists march to lawmakers' offices

Scenes from the Rally for Student Civil Rights and Amply Funded Schools: Activists march to lawmakers' offices

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Scenes from the Rally for Student Civil Rights and Amply Funded Public Schools: PTA President Barbara Martin addresses the assembly

Scenes from the Rally for Student Civil Rights and Amply Funded Public Schools: PTA President Barbara Martin addresses the assembly

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Scenes from the Rally for Student Civil Rights and Amply Funded Schools: Keep the McCleary Promise!

Scenes from the Rally for Student Civil Rights and Amply Funded Schools: Keep the McCleary Promise!

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Scenes from the Rally for Student Civil Rights and Amply Funded Schools: 6,500 activists packed the steps of the Capitol

Scenes from the Rally for Student Civil Rights and Amply Funded Schools: 6,500 activists packed the steps of the Capitol

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Hard to capture in one photo: Frozen Franklin Falls is an immersive experience

Hard to capture in one photo: Frozen Franklin Falls is an immersive experience

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Closeup of icicles at Franklin Falls

Closeup of icicles at Franklin Falls

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Climber scaling Franklin Falls

Climber scaling Franklin Falls

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Frozen Franklin Falls: Truly a winter wonderland in every sense

Frozen Franklin Falls: Truly a winter wonderland in every sense

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Like something out of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

Like something out of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

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Wide-angle view of frozen Franklin Falls

Wide-angle view of frozen Franklin Falls

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Looking almost straight up at frozen Franklin Falls

Looking almost straight up at frozen Franklin Falls

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Frozen Franklin Falls, taken with a fisheye lens

Frozen Franklin Falls, taken with a fisheye lens

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The South Fork of the Snoqualmie River from the National Forest Road 5830 bridge

The South Fork of the Snoqualmie River from the National Forest Road 5830 bridge

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Winter forest scene on the way to Franklin Falls

Winter forest scene on the way to Franklin Falls