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Agnes Boisvert, an ICU nurse at St. Luke's hospital in downtown Boise, Idaho, spends every day trying to navigate between two worlds. One is a swirl of beeping monitors, masked emotion and death; the other, she says, seems oblivious to the horrors occurring every hour of every day. Isabel Seliger for NPR hide caption

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COMIC: How One COVID-19 Nurse Navigates Anti-Mask Sentiment

At work every day, Agnes Boisvert attends to ICU patients "gasping for air" and dying from COVID-19. But communicating that harsh reality to her skeptical community has been a challenge.

New York lawmakers approved a bill Friday to strip Gov. Andrew Cuomo of the extraordinary authority to issue COVID-19 directives — a power it granted last year. But the measure allows existing orders to be extended. Cuomo is seen here during a news conference last month. Seth Wenig/POOL /AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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New York Legislature Strips Cuomo Of Extraordinary Emergency Powers, With A Caveat

It's the latest setback for Cuomo, who is facing a pair of political crises. But many of his critics say the legislation doesn't do enough to wrest power back from the executive branch.

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California Set To Open Ballparks, Arenas And Theme Parks In April

Attendance for sporting events, live music and theme parks will vary at the county level based on COVID-19 infection rates. Only in-state residents will be allowed to attend.

Pokémon Legends: Arceus lets players hunt the tiny monsters in a new, open-world setting. The Pokémon Company hide caption

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New Pokémon Game Goes Off The Beaten Path

For years, open-world video games, where players can explore the map rather than following a set path, have been hugely popular. The Pokémon franchise is finally catching up, but how will fans react?

New Pokémon Game Goes Off The Beaten Path

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For The First Time In 56 Years, A 'Bloody Sunday' Without John Lewis

Sunday's anniversary of the day marchers were beaten by police in Selma, Ala., will honor the late civil rights icon. Some 56 years later, former state Sen. Hank Sanders says his work isn't done.

For The First Time In 56 Years, A 'Bloody Sunday' Without John Lewis

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Signage requiring masks is on display outside of a H-E-B supermarket in Austin, Texas on March 3. Texas is one of the states lifting its mask mandate alongside other COVID-19 restrictions, against the warnings of public health experts. Montinique Monroe/Getty Images hide caption

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As States Ease Restrictions, Study Says On-Premises Dining Linked To COVID-19 Spread

A study published Friday in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report found that cases and deaths decreased after states enacted mask mandates and increased after they reopened on-premises dining.

Boxes containing vials of the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine sit in a container before being transported to a refrigeration unit at Louisville Metro Health and Wellness headquarters on March 4 in Louisville, Ky. The FDA approved the third COVID-19 vaccine on Feb. 27. Jon Cherry/Getty Images hide caption

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1 Shot Or 2 Shots? 'The Vaccine That's Available To You — Get That'

As the new Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine rolls out, the health care community is trying to ward off misconceptions about it. The vaccine's one-shot feature may be what wins many over.

1 Shot Or 2 Shots? 'The Vaccine That's Available To You — Get That'

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The author's daughter, Rosy, at age 2 as she does dishes — voluntarily. Getting her involved in chores did lead to the kitchen being flooded and dishes being broken. But she is still eager to help. Michaeleen Doucleff/NPR hide caption

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Are We Raising Unhelpful, Bossy Kids? Here's The Fix

In some cultures kids roll their eyes when asked to do chores. In others, they'll pitch in without even being asked. Researchers have identified two key practices to raise helpful children.

A work called Nyan Cat by Chris Torres sold for $590,000 recently. It's part of growing interest in digital assets, known as non-fungible tokens, or NFTs, that are generating millions of dollars in sales every day. Chris Torres hide caption

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What's An NFT? And Why Are People Paying Millions To Buy Them?

The latest Internet hype is about a thing that doesn't really exist. Some collectors are spending millions of dollars on these digital items called non-fungible tokens, or NFTs.

What's An NFT? And Why Are People Paying Millions To Buy Them?

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Brazil In Crisis: 'It Feels Like You Are In Stalingrad, in World War II'

Dr. Miguel Nicolelis, a Duke University neuroscientist originally from Brazil, has been in Sao Paulo for the past year caring for his mother. He says it's like a war zone.

Brazil In Crisis: 'It Feels Like You Are In Stalingrad, in World War II'

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Four-year-old Lois Copley-Jones, the photographer's daughter, takes part in a livestreamed broadcast of "PE With Joe" on March 23, 2020, in Newcastle-under-Lyme, England. The popular fitness series ended Friday. Gareth Copley/Getty Images hide caption

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As Schools Reopen, Popular 'PE With Joe' Online Exercise Class Goes Bye-Bye

A year ago, as the pandemic began, fitness instructor Joe Wicks started a daily exercise class for kids on YouTube. The videos became popular with kids and their parents. Now the series is ending.

As Schools Reopen, Popular 'PE With Joe' Online Exercise Class Goes Bye-Bye

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A photo provided by the Dallas County Sheriff's Office shows Bryan Riser. Authorities say Riser, a Dallas police officer, has been arrested on two counts of capital murder, more than a year and a half after a man told investigators that he kidnapped and killed two people at the officer's instruction in 2017. AP hide caption

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Dallas Officer Ordered Man To Kill 2 People, Police Say

Officer Bryan Riser, 36, was charged with capital murder in the deaths of a 61-year-old man and a 31-year-old woman, Dallas Police Chief Eddie García said at a Thursday media briefing.

Trump supporters clash with police outside of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. Social media companies are under scrutiny for allowing their platforms to be used to spread falsehoods about the 2020 election and to allow violent extremist groups to organize January's insurrection. Brent Stirton/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Is No Longer Tweeting, But Online Disinformation Isn't Going Away

While removing former President Trump from social media has led to a significant decrease in election-related disinformation, online falsehoods about the election and vaccines continue to flourish.

Bill Magness, the former president and CEO of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas was removed from his post Wednesday following last month's winter storm that resulted in days-long blackouts for more than 4 million Texans. Eric Gay/AP hide caption

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ERCOT CEO Refuses $800K Payout Following Firing

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas CEO Bill Magness was removed from his post Wednesday. He informed the organization he will not accept his $800,000 severance.

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Andra Day On Portraying BilIie Holiday And The Enduring Strength Of 'Strange Fruit'

The song "Strange Fruit" is the powerful and thematically horrifying centerpiece of the new film The United States Vs. Billie Holiday, which positions music as a powerful force for change.

Andra Day On Portraying BilIie Holiday And The Enduring Strength Of 'Strange Fruit'

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