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At the center of the case before the Supreme Court was a man whose guns were confiscated from his home. All of the justices decided unanimously and Justice Clarence Thomas, writing for the court, noted the recognition that officers perform many civic tasks is not open-ended. Erin Schaff/The New York Times via AP hide caption

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Supreme Court Restricts Police Authority To Enter A Home Without A Warrant

At the center of the case was a man whose guns were confiscated from his home. Justice Clarence Thomas noted the recognition that officers perform many civic tasks but they're not open-ended.

Anchorage, Alaska resident Hans Dow built his own sawmill and began milling his own boards after lumber prices skyrocketed over the last year. Emily Schwing for NPR hide caption

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As Lumber Prices Climb, DIYers Cut Out The Middle Man And Mill Their Own

The price of lumber has more than doubled during the pandemic. Now, people are turning to extreme DIY for building projects. Instead of buying boards, they're buying their own sawmills.

As Lumber Prices Climb, DIYers Cut Out The Middle Man And Mill Their Own

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The highest health burdens from overwork were seen in men and in workers who are middle-age or older, according to a WHO study. "Teleworking has become the norm in many industries, often blurring the boundaries between home and work," WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said. sturti/Getty Images hide caption

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Overwork Killed More Than 745,000 People In A Year, WHO Study Finds

The global study, which the WHO calls the first of its kind, found that more than 745,000 people died in 2016 from overwork that resulted in stroke and heart disease.

Cyclists cycle past the main entrance of the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, India, a venue where cricket matches were taking place during the 2021 Indian Premier League — until it was suspended. Sam Panthaky /AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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India's Major Cricket Tournament Got Suspended. Should It Have Even Happened?

The Indian Premier League was suspended in May, but critics weigh in on whether the event should have been held at all amid the country's deadly COVID-19 crisis.

India's Major Cricket Tournament Got Suspended. Should It Have Even Happened?

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Three-quarters of American adults agree with the guilty verdict of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd, according to a new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll released nearly a year after Floyd's killing. Nathan Howard/Getty Images hide caption

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A Majority Of Women Think White Supremacy Is A Threat. A Majority Of Men Don't

The findings underscore the often-sharp differences Americans have when it comes to race, discrimination and policing ahead of the first anniversary of George Floyd's killing.

Where Views On Race And Police Stand A Year After George Floyd's Murder

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A spokeswoman for Bill Gates denied on Sunday that an investigation into a prior romantic relationship with an employee had anything to do with him leaving Microsoft's Board of Directors last year. Elaine Thompson/AP hide caption

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Microsoft Board Investigated Bill Gates' 'Intimate Relationship' With Employee

A spokesperson for Gates maintained that his decades-old "affair," which was the subject of an investigation, had no connection to his decision to step down from the board.

Secret Service snipers watch on a rooftop as then-President Barack Obama speaks at a campaign rally in Concord, N.H., in 2012. Brooks Kraft/Corbis via Getty Images hide caption

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Some Agents Fear Underfunded And Overworked Secret Service 'Relying On Luck'

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Carol Leonnig spoke to a number of Secret Service agents for her new book, Zero Fail. "They strongly believed that it was a matter of time before a president was shot on their watch," she says.

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Why Patent Waivers For COVID Vaccines May Not Be Enough For Global Supply

Here's one part of the patent debate that both sides agree on: Whether or not countries temporarily remove intellectual property protections, teaching people how to make the vaccines properly is critical.

The Great Vaccine Patent-Off

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Former Seminole County tax collector Joel Greenberg ptalks to the Orlando Sentinel in September 2019. TNS/ABACA via Reuters Connect hide caption

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Matt Gaetz Associate Pleads Guilty To Sex Trafficking Charges

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Former Florida tax collector Joel Greenberg entered guilty pleas to six federal charges, including sex trafficking of a child. The agreement implies Greenberg will serve as a witness in the Justice Department's investigation into Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla.

Marlon Chen, and his two daughters Victoria and Linda Chen, stand for a portrait. Marlon Chen immigrated to the United States in the 1980s from Taiwan and now runs a bonsai and rock shop off a state highway outside of Austin. Lizzie Chen hide caption

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'If Hate Is A Virus, There Is No Vaccine': Asian Photographers Speak Out

Nearly two months since shootings at three Atlanta-area spas left eight people dead — including six women of Asian descent — a group of photographers reflect on what it means to be Asian American.

Sen. Raphael Warnock and his fellow Georgia Democrat, Jon Ossoff, are taking more progressive positions and sticking close to President Biden, while Arizona Democrats Mark Kelly and Kyrsten Sinema are opting for a more centrist approach. Bill Clark/Pool/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Georgia And Arizona Senators Show Progressive-Centrist Split In Democratic Party

They represent two closely contested Sun Belt states. But Georgia's Democratic senators are taking more progressive positions, while Arizona's are opting for a more centrist approach.

A Minnesota judge has ruled that probable cause exists to support the charge of second-degree manslaughter against former Brooklyn Center officer Kim Potter, pictured above, in the killing of Daunte Wright. AP hide caption

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Judge Eyes Dec. 6 Trial Date For Ex-Cop Charged In Daunte Wright Killing

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A Minnesota judge says there is enough probable cause for a trial to proceed against Kim Potter, who faces second-degree manslaughter for shooting Wright during a traffic stop in April.

Eighth-graders Braeden Collett (left), Bo Porter, Brennan Williams and Dominique Jannat explored the "various things that get done behind the scenes" to make their campus run smoothly in their winning podcast "Whodunnit?" Arden Barnes for NPR hide caption

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The Best Student Podcasts: An 8th-Grade Homage To A School's Unsung Heroes

When these Kentucky students needed a subject for their podcast, they looked to the bright blue office around the corner, where their school's buildings and grounds team is based.

The Best Student Podcasts: An 8th-Grade Homage To A School's Unsung Heroes

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