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Rain couldn't keep away hundreds of Georgetown University students on Thursday who waited hours outside for a chance to hear Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders explain his support for socialism.

The fervor to see the Vermont Independent senator's major address wasn't surprising: research shows that young people are much more likely to support socialism than older people.

Over the last week, one nation's flag became a symbol of mourning and solidarity. For some, it also became a symbol of privilege, bias, selfishness, exploitation and even war.

That image of the French flag, strewn all over Facebook this past week, demonstrates how the modern Internet works — a symbol that was meant to be a universal representation of grief instead became divisive.

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Socialism can mean different things to different people, and as NPR's Sam Sanders reports, that perception depends a lot on your age.

Big news events like the Paris attacks often lead to some incorrect headlines. We're keeping track of them, and will update this list as needed.

Those Tweets About The Eiffel Tower Lights Being Dimmed

As the hashtag #NewSongsForPoliticians trended on Twitter Friday morning, users rewrote popular song titles to mock politicians.

A few were cute:

But most were kind of mean.

We tracked the hashtag back to this tweet, from an account called @2GirlsAndATag:

Turns out, the two people who run that account create hashtag games like #NewSongsForPoliticians all the time. Their cover photo says "New Game Every Fri, 10am EDT/7am PDT," and they brag about being in @HashtagRoundup's Top 10 Featured list.

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SAM SANDERS, BYLINE: I'm Sam Sanders in Lynchburg, Va., with Ben Carson. The candidate spoke this morning at the Christian Liberty University. For Carson, it was a safe space. Former prisoner of war George Rodgers introduced him this way.

Whether you wanted it or not, Donald Trump, businessman turned reality TV show star, turned presidential candidate, hosted Saturday Night Live this weekend, in a city that seemed to be full of ambivalence over his role.

Trump performed his monologue and skits in a building where just hours prior hundreds of protesters had gathered outside, calling on NBC and SNL to drop him as host. The protest, organized by several Latino advocacy groups, began at Trump Tower in Manhattan Saturday evening.

Jeb Bush had a very bad week on the Internet. Well, a very bad week and a half, or two weeks, or longer if you're really keeping track.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump released two, minute-long radio ads Thursday morning that will air in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina. It's a $300,000 ad buy, with a focus on early nominating states in the presidential race.

Until now, Trump has relied on free media coverage, and that strategy seems to have worked — he has been at or near the top of the polls for most of his campaign thus far.

Jeb Bush's presidential campaign is attempting a reset of sorts. Lackluster debate performances, low poll numbers, a mounting number of gaffes on the trail, and accusations — from Donald Trump specifically — that he's low-energy have left him in a rut.