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Gaza Wants To Rebuild, But Ensuring Funds Don't Go To Hamas Is Slowing The Process

The Gaza Strip needs major reconstruction after the Israeli military hit buildings and infrastructure. Experts say the U.N.-backed process of vetting projects ends up increasing costs and delays.

Gaza Wants To Rebuild, But Ensuring Funds Don't Go To Hamas Is Slowing The Process

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Police hold back rioters gathered outside the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. New body camera footage released by the Justice Department shows the violence of that day from the perspective of the officers themselves. Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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New Body Camera Footage Shows The Violence Against Police During The Capitol Riot

New videos released by the Justice Department depict a chaotic scene at the U.S. Capitol riot on Jan. 6, particularly against the police officers there to defend the building and its occupants.

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NASA Can't Figure Out What's Causing Computer Issues On The Hubble Telescope

"It's just the inefficiency of trying to fix something which is orbiting 400 miles over your head instead of in your laboratory," said Paul Hertz, the director of astrophysics for NASA.

Gloria Majiga-Kamoto, an activist from Malawi, is one of six recipients of the 2021 Goldman Environmental Prize. Majiga-Kamoto has been instrumental in implementing Malawi's ban on thin plastics. Goldman Environmental Prize hide caption

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She Owes Her Big Environmental Prize To Goats Eating Plastic Bags

The demise of the bag-consuming herbivores led Gloria Majiga-Kamoto to push for Malawi to enact a promised ban on single-use thin plastic. Her activism has won her a 2021 Goldman Environmental Prize.

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This Farming Video Game Is So Popular, People Pay To Watch Gamers Play It

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The video game Farming Simulator has found a loyal and niche audience in the gaming world. This isn't the cheesy Farmville game from years ago, but one emulating the real challenges of running a farm.

This Farming Video Game Is So Popular, People Pay To Watch Gamers Play It

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Insurrectionists loyal to former President Donald Trump breach the Capitol in Washington on Jan. 6. Prosecutors secured the first guilty plea in the major case brought against members of the Oath Keepers extremist group in the attack on Wednesday. John Minchillo/AP hide caption

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Prosecutors Get Their First Guilty Plea In The Jan. 6 Oath Keepers Conspiracy Case

The conspiracy case involving the Oath Keepers extremist group is one of the most closely watched of those related to the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

In a photo from March of last year, cars pass the illuminated Allianz Arena soccer stadium in Munich, Germany. UEFA has nixed plans for the stadium to light up in rainbow colors Wednesday to protest a new Hungarian law seen as homophobic. Matthias Schrader/AP hide caption

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German Stadiums Will Show Their Rainbow Colors To Support Hungary's LGBTQ Community

After a decision by UEFA to deny Munich's plan to light up its arena to protest a new Hungarian law seen as homophobic, other stadiums across the country said they would go ahead anyway.

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Cities Are Taking A Fresh Look At Trees For The Planet's Health — And To Address Racism

In Cleveland, as in other cities, a move for "tree equity" is bringing more trees to low-income neighborhoods that often lack them. It also helps neighborhoods stay cooler as the planet heats up.

Bringing Back Trees To "Forest City's" Redlined Areas Helps Residents And The Climate

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A Years-Long Effort To Reform The Military's Justice System Gains More Momentum

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other key House members are jumping on board with a plan by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand a day after Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin voiced support for a crucial part of it.

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PHOTOS: Scenes From Across America As COVID-19 Restrictions Begin To Lift

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Photographers from NPR member stations fanned out to document a nation navigating a return to normalcy. They captured moments of caution and joy, exuberance and relief, as restrictions began to lift.

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