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Armed homeowners Mark and Patricia McCloskey stood in front of their house in June 2020, confronting protesters who were marching to St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson's house. Missouri Gov. Mike Parson has made good on his promise to pardon the couple, who had pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges. Laurie Skrivan/AP hide caption

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Missouri's Governor Pardons The St. Louis Lawyers Who Waved Guns At BLM Protesters

Mark and Patricia McCloskey said they got their firearms out because they feared demonstrators who marched past the couple's home in a luxury enclave last year. The two pleaded guilty to misdemeanors.

Containers of Moderna vaccines donated by the U.S. arrived in Bogota, Colombia, on July 25. Leonardo Munoz/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Biden Says U.S. Leads The World In Vaccine Donations — And Promises More

The 110 million doses sent abroad puts the U.S. ahead of every other country making donations combined. But global health experts warn that billions of donated doses are needed to stop the pandemic.

Biden Says U.S. Leads The World In Vaccine Donations — And Promises More

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A woman and child stand at the makeshift memorial that appeared outside the El Paso Walmart in August 2019 after a gunman from North Texas carried out a mass shooting in the store. Angela Kocherga/KTEP News hide caption

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El Paso Remembers The 23 Killed In A Mass Shooting — And Leaders' Broken Promises

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After the hate crime targeting Hispanic Americans, Texas' Republican leaders voiced sympathy. But they continue to use rhetoric describing migrants as criminals and invaders.

COVID patients receive treatment at the St. Luke Foundation for Haiti Hospital in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on July 16. The country received its first shipment of COVID vaccine doses in July. Ricardo Arduengo/Reuters hide caption

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A Bright Spot Amid Haiti's Woes: Its 1st Mass Rollout Of COVID Vaccines

Haiti received its first shipment of doses in July, just days after the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse — and amid rising violence and poverty and hurricane season.

This undated photo shows Vitaly Shishov, leader of the Kyiv-based Belarusian House in Ukraine. Shishov helped Belarusians fleeing persecution. He was found hanged in a park not far from his home, police said Tuesday. Human Rights Center Viasna via AP hide caption

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An Activist Who Helped Persecuted Belarusians Flee The Country Is Found Hanged

Authorities in Belarus have ramped up the pressure against non-governmental organizations and independent media. An Olympic runner has recently received a humanitarian visa from Poland.

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Wuhan's 11 Million Residents Face Another Round Of Panic Buying And Transport Lockdowns

In a dramatic move reminiscent of the first days of the coronavirus in China some 19 months ago, flights and trains in and out of the city of 11 million have been halted.

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From Sold-Out Shows To Quiet Moments Alone, She Captured The Magic Of Prince

Prince's photographer, Randee St. Nicholas, shares intimate stories about the legendary artist, whose estate recently released an album, "Welcome 2 America."

From Sold-Out Shows To Quiet Moments Alone, She Captured The Magic Of Prince

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A special open enrollment period on all Affordable Care Act marketplaces, including on the federal insurance exchange, Healthcare.gov, runs until August 15. Many people qualify for free or low-cost plans. Healthcare.gov/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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Uninsured Or Unemployed? You Might Be Missing Out On Free Health Insurance

Millions of people who need insurance are eligible for free health care plans. A special enrollment period is ending on Aug. 15. Here's how to sign up in time.

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Want To Teach Your Kids About Money? Start By Including Them In The Conversation

Money can feel like a taboo topic in a lot of households, but talking about it regularly can take the awkwardness out of it.

Want To Teach Your Kids About Money? Start By Including Them In The Conversation

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