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The president of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Dr. Sally Goza, attends a meeting at the White House with President Trump, students, teachers and administrators about how to safely reopen schools during the coronavirus pandemic. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Top Pediatrician Says States Shouldn't Force Schools To Reopen If Virus Is Surging

The American Academy of Pediatrics says children are better off in school but that the decision to reopen cannot ignore spiking infection rates.

Top Pediatrician Says States Shouldn't Force Schools To Reopen If Virus Is Surging

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Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders take part in a Democratic primary debate on March 15. After Biden wrapped up the nomination, the two formed so-called unity task forces to formulate policy recommendations on six big issues. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Democratic Task Forces Deliver Biden A Blueprint For A Progressive Presidency

A joint effort by former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders to unify Democrats around Biden's candidacy has produced its policy recommendations.

A women's movement activist holds a sign that reads in Portuguese "Genocide 60 thousand deaths, Bolsonaro out," during a protest against the government's handling of the pandemic earlier this month. Eraldo Peres/AP hide caption

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Brazil's Bolsonaro Sued For Unmasking As He Announced Positive Test For COVID-19

The Brazilian Press Association, or ABI, said that Bolsonaro had unnecessarily endangered a small group of journalists who interviewed him at his official residence.

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Qualified Immunity's Role In Police Accountability

On this episode of Code Switch, we look at how a law meant to protect Black people from racist violence gave way to a legal doctrine that many people see as the biggest obstacle to police reform.

An Immune System

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Rep. Doug Collins, R-Ga., speaks during a House Judiciary Committee markup of the Justice in Policing Act of 2020 on Capitol Hill last month. Erin Scott/AP hide caption

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Ga. Congressman Calls For Investigation Of Black DA Handling Rayshard Brooks Case

Republican Rep. Doug Collins wants Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard investigated for "egregious abuse of power." Collins is running for a U.S. Senate seat in the fall.

Protest organizer DAntjuan Miller stands by the granite pedestal that remains of a monument to Confederate Navy Adm. Raphael Semmes in Mobile, Ala. "It's like a weight that's lifted off now that it's gone," he says. Debbie Elliott/NPR hide caption

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In Alabama, A City Debates How To Depict Its Past In The Present

When the city of Mobile, Ala., took down a statue of a Confederate naval officer it sparked a conversation about what the statue meant, and how the city's Confederate history should be portrayed.

In Alabama, A City Debates How To Depict Its Past In The Present

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Hello, Neighbor: How An Irish County Approached The Coronavirus Pandemic

Ireland's "cocooning" policy during the coronavirus lockdown asked people over age 70 to stay at home and not to leave for any reason. Suddenly, neighbors and strangers leapt to help them with everything — if the cocooners would let them.

Hello, Neighbor

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Simge Topaloğlu, a Turkish citizen doing her doctorate at Harvard University, was caught off-guard by a new international student visa regulation put forward by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement earlier this week. Jesse Costa/WBUR hide caption

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'I Couldn't Believe My Eyes': International Students Blindsided By ICE Rule Change

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As Harvard and MIT challenge a new visa requirement that doesn't allow for online-only curricula, students face difficult choices.

The civil rights experts Facebook hired to review its policies faulted CEO Mark Zuckerberg's decision to prioritize free speech over other values. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Report Slams Facebook for 'Vexing And Heartbreaking Decisions' On Free Speech

A two-year investigation concludes the social network's leaders made decisions that were "significant setbacks for civil rights."

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