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Alexandra Hunt listens to the concerns of Philadelphians during a rally in support of Philly students at the Cherry Street Pier in Pennsylvania on July 16, 2021. Cory Clark/NurPhoto via Reuters hide caption

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Congressional candidate Alexandra Hunt wants you to look beyond her past

The 29-year-old looking to unseat Rep. Dwight Evans for Pennsylvania's 3rd Congressional District, has grabbed attention for her past as a stripper and for creating an OnlyFans.

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Buffalo's poet laureate calls for change

Jillian Hanesworth says what her city needs right now is honest conversations about systemic racism, the history of segregation, redlining and highway construction that hurt Black neighborhoods.

Buffalo's poet laureate calls for change

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In South Korea, K-pop fans have something to cheer (and chant) about again

While concerts have been back in South Korea since the beginning of the year, cheering was prohibited. With COVID restrictions lifting, fans are finally allowed to cheer again.

In South Korea, K-pop fans have something to cheer (and chant) about again

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Authorities said David Chou, the gunman in Sunday's deadly attack at a Southern California church, was a Chinese immigrant motivated by hate for Taiwanese people. Orange County Sheriff's Department via AP hide caption

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Suspect faces multiple charges in a deadly California church shooting

David Chou, the man accused of opening fire Sunday on a Taiwanese church congregation in California, was charged Tuesday with first-degree murder and five counts of attempted murder.

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Announcing the winner of the 2022 Tiny Desk Contest

Choosing one winner from all the incredible entries NPR Music receives each year is no small feat — but this year, one songwriter gave a captivating performance that rose to the top.

Announcing the winner of the 2022 Tiny Desk Contest

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Downton Abbey is back, but this time the family is going on the road to France. ISABEL INFANTES/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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The new Downton Abbey film is here, and its creator says misery isn't compulsory

After six seasons and one movie spin-off, fans of the Crawley family have questions about the newest upcoming film; Show creator Julian Fellowes has answers.

The new Downton Abbey film is here, and its creator says misery isn't compulsory

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Traffic on a hazy evening in Fresno, Calif. A new study estimates that about 50,000 lives could be saved each year if the U.S. eliminated small particles of pollution that are released from the tailpipes of cars and trucks, among other sources. Gary Kazanjian/AP hide caption

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Eliminating fossil fuel air pollution would save about 50,000 lives, study finds

Burning oil, coal and other fossil fuels releases plumes of tiny, dangerous particles. A new study estimates that eliminating that pollution would save about 50,000 lives in the U.S. each year.

Authorities have said a man dressed all in black opened fire at the Hair World Salon last Wednesday, wounding three women, then drove off in a maroon minivan. A suspect has been arrested in the shooting, police said Tuesday. Rebecca Slezak/The Dallas Morning News via AP hide caption

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A suspect has been arrested in a Dallas salon shooting investigated as a hate crime

The arrest was connected to a shooting that wounded three women in a hair salon in the city's Koreatown last week, police said. Federal officials have launched a hate crime investigation.

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The Buffalo suspect bought a rifle months after cops ordered a psychiatric evaluation

In June 2021, New York police sent the suspect to a hospital for an evaluation after he made a threat at his school. Then, he fell off of law enforcement's radar and bought a rifle earlier this year.

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In a visit to Buffalo, President Biden denounces white supremacy as a poison

The president visited the supermarket where last weekend's deadly shooting took place, then forcefully denounced white supremacy and the racist "Replacement" theory that inspired the shooter.

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In wave after deadly wave, COVID has claimed 1 million lives in the U.S.

The virus became the third leading cause of death in the U.S., and caused so many to die in the prime of life that the country experienced the biggest drop in life expectancy since World War II.

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The military's UFO database now has info from about 400 reported incidents

A database of reports of UFOs now includes about 400 incidents, up from 143 assessed in a report released about a year ago, a Navy intelligence official told lawmakers at a congressional hearing on Tuesday.

Delaware State University, a historically Black institution, says the stop and search of a bus transporting members of its women's lacrosse team in Georgia was "constitutionally dubious." Here, the entrance of Delaware State University in Dover, Del., in September 2007. Tim Shaffer/Reuters hide caption

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Delaware State University to file a complaint with DOJ after bus search incident

Tony Allen, Delaware State University's president, says once the complaint is officially filed, it will be made available to the campus community to read.

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster has quietly signed into law a bill that would ban transgender students from playing girls' or women's sports in public schools and colleges. Jeffrey Collins/AP hide caption

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South Carolina becomes the latest state to enact a transgender sports ban

South Carolina's governor signed into law a bill that would ban transgender students from playing girls' or women's sports in public schools and colleges.

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This school takes kids from the most traumatized parts of Ukraine — and offers hope

Teachers in Warsaw work to address student-held trauma in classrooms after the Polish school system absorbed tens of thousands of Ukrainian refugee students.

This school takes kids from the most traumatized parts of Ukraine — and offers hope

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In Appreciation of Teachers: Share a poem

As the school year draws to a close, is there a teacher who has inspired you? Share with us a poem showing your appreciation for educators who have inspired you.

In Appreciation of Teachers: Share a poem

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