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"You didn't just rob me and my family, you robbed the world of a queen," Breonna Taylor's mother, Tamika Palmer, said in a statement read aloud Friday by Palmer's sister, Bianca Austin. In this photo, Ju'Niyah Palmer is seen wiping away tears from her mother's face. Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images hide caption

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'I Have No Faith In The Legal System,' Breonna Taylor's Mother Says

"I was reassured Wednesday of why I have no faith in the legal system, in the police, in the law," says Tamika Palmer, through her sister. "They are not made to protect us Black and brown people."

The flag-draped coffin of the late Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg arrives to the U.S. Capitol where she will lie in state for two hours in Washington, D.C. Cheryl Diaz Meyer for NPR hide caption

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Ginsburg, Champion Of Gender Equality, Becomes 1st Woman To Lie In State

In a ceremony at the U.S. Capitol, Rabbi Lauren Holtzblatt said Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg won equality "not in one swift victory, but brick by brick, case by case."

Bryant Johnson, personal trainer for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg poses in at the court in 2017, with his book, "The RBG Workout: How She Stays Strong ... and You Can Too!" Johnson honored the late justice by doing push ups next to her casket inside the U.S. Capitol on Friday. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Ginsburg's Trainer Honors Late Justice With Push Ups At Capitol Hill Memorial

Ruth Bader Ginsburg's trainer of 21 years, Bryant Johnson, did push-ups Friday morning in her honor, as the late justice laid in state. Johnson became well known due to Ginsburg's workout routine.

Interim Seattle Police Chief Adrian Diaz addresses a news conference about changes being made at the department, earlier this month. The SPD announced Thursday that an officer seen on video rolling his bicycle over a downed protester was suspended pending an investigation. Elaine Thompson/AP hide caption

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Video Of Seattle Officer Rolling Bicycle Over Protester's Head Leads To Suspension

The unnamed officer will be placed on administrative leave pending an investigation into the incident that occurred during protests earlier this week.

Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, leaves the federal court following a status conference with Judge Emmet Sullivan, in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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FBI Agent In Flynn Case Had Doubts About Investigation, Document Shows

Newly surfaced materials in the legal case involving former national security adviser Michael Flynn show that an investigator was dubious. Flynn's advocates call his case a frame-up by the feds.

Shamsia Alizada, left school in 2018 after an ISIS suicide bomber struck the academy in Kabul where she was studying. Now she's scored the highest grades on Afghanistan's nation-wide university entrance exams at a time when negotiations with the Taliban threaten the rights of women in the country. Twitter/ Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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Coal Miner's Daughter Is A Heartwarming Hero In Afghanistan

Shamsia Alizada dropped out of the Madwdud Academy in Kabul after a suicide bomber killed more than 40 students. But she returned — and has scored top grades on the country's college entrance exams.

Sir David Attenborough, shown here during a ceremony last September, broke the world record on Thursday for the fastest time to reach one million followers on Instagram. Asadour Guzelian /AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Sir David Attenborough Reaches 1M Instagram Followers In Hours, Breaking World Record

The famed naturalist and broadcaster beat out actress Jennifer Aniston for fastest time to reach one million followers on Instagram, according to Guinness World Records.

Matthew Fentress was diagnosed with heart disease that developed after a bout of the flu in 2014. His condition worsened three years later, and he had to declare bankruptcy when he couldn't afford his medical bills, despite having insurance. Meg Vogel for KHN hide caption

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Heart Disease Bankrupted Him Once. Now He Faces Another $10,000 Medical Bill

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A cook at a senior center, Matthew Fentress is one of millions of Americans whose skimpy health insurance plans leave them vulnerable to huge out-of-pocket costs when they get sick.

A sign promoting participation in the 2020 census is displayed as Selena Rides Horse enters information into a phone for a member of the Crow Indian Tribe in Lodge Grass, Mont. in August. Matthew Brown/AP hide caption

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Trump Administration Appeals Order That Extends Census Counting Through Oct. 31

The Trump administration made last-minute changes that shortened the 2020 census schedule. A federal judge ordered it to extend counting for another month. Now the administration is appealing.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, pictured during a news conference last month, says his state is ready to respond if a surge of coronavirus infections emerges. Chris O'Meara/AP hide caption

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Florida's Governor Lifts All COVID-19 Restrictions On Businesses Statewide

Restaurants and bars in the state can now operate at full capacity. However, Gov. Ron DeSantis says local governments can keep limits in place if they're justified for health or economic reasons.

An American flag flew at half-mast at the Holyoke Soldiers' Home in Massachusetts last spring, when dozens of veterans died at the facility. Two of its leaders are now facing criminal neglect charges over their handling of a COVID-19 outbreak. Matthew Cavanaugh/Getty Images hide caption

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Leaders Indicted At Soldiers' Home Where At Least 76 People Died In COVID-19 Outbreak

Two leaders at the facility in Holyoke were allegedly responsible for deciding "to combine 42 veterans – some COVID-positive, and others not even showing any symptoms of COVID – into a single unit."

The Space Force has touted its fielding of the first ever all-female space operations crew as a sign that it is living up to ideals of diversity and inclusion. The crew gained satellite control acceptance of GPS satellite SVN-76 in July 2020. Dennis Rogers and Kathryn Calvert/U.S. Air Force hide caption

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The Air Force Struggles With Diversity. Can The Space Force Do Any Better?

Top Space Force leaders say gender and racial diversity are a core part of the mission. But past indicators present a troubling picture.

The Air Force Struggles With Diversity. Can The Space Force Do Any Better?

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