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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, seen here during a White House briefing in March, will participate in a panel discussion Tuesday on how to reopen America's schools safely. Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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White House Pushes To Reopen Schools Despite A Surge In Coronavirus Cases

The administration acknowledges the risk of students spreading the contagion to vulnerable populations but emphasizes that school closures disrupt "critical services to children and their families."

The U.S. killed Iranian Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani in a targeted drone strike in Baghdad. A U.N. investigator says the action violated Iraq's sovereignty. Here, protesters in Tehran hold up an image of Soleimani during a demonstration on Jan. 3. Ali Mohammadi/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Killing Of Iran's Gen. Soleimani 'Was Unlawful,' U.N. Expert Says

President Trump said the U.S. targeted Iran's Qassem Soleimani because of an imminent threat. A U.N. investigator says the U.S. has produced no evidence to back that up.

'We've Got To Learn From Our History,' 'Demagogue' Author Warns

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Author Larry Tye chronicles Sen. Joseph McCarthy's infamous smear campaign in a new book. He says both McCarthy and Trump are "bullies" who exploit fears and "point fingers when they're attacked."

'We've Got To Learn From Our History,' 'Demagogue' Author Warns

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A sculpture of Juan de Oñate's settlers arriving in New Mexico is pictured as workers for the City of Albuquerque remove a sculpture of the Spanish conquistador on June 16, in Albuquerque, the day after the melee. Paul Ratje/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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New Mexico Leaders To Militia: If You Want To Help Community, Stop Showing Up Armed

Armed militias have become a feature at anti-quarantine protests, racial justice marches, and monument removals. But after a shooting in Albuquerque, locals say militias are disturbing the peace.

New Mexico Leaders To Militia: If You Want To Help Community, Stop Showing Up Armed

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Chelsea Handler's latest book is Life Will Be the Death of Me...and You Too! Emily Shur hide caption

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Chelsea Handler Examines White Privilege — Including Her Own

Last year, comedian Chelsea Handler made a documentary on Netflix called, Hello Privilege. It's Me, Chelsea, where she explored white privilege. She speaks with NPR's Sam Sanders about what she's learned since then.

Chelsea Handler On White Privilege

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Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego, pictured March 3 at City Hall in Phoenix, says the city needs more help responding to the coronavirus. Anita Snow/AP hide caption

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Phoenix Mayor Says The City Is In A 'Crisis Situation,' Needs Help

Arizona is now one of the worst COVID-19 hot spots in the Unites States. NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego about how her city is managing the outbreak.

Phoenix Mayor Says The City Is In A 'Crisis Situation,' Needs Help

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A researcher at Peking University's Beijing Advanced Innovation Center for Genomics conducting tests at their laboratory, Thursday, May 14, 2020. Wang Zhao/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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The Pandemic Is Pushing Scientists To Rethink How They Read Research Papers

Faced with a glut of pandemic research from around the world, scientists are confronting their biases and learning to engage with science conducted at institutions they're unfamiliar with.

Vincent Cox in the salon where he works that's reopened in Boston. Eighty percent of COVID-19 deaths have been in people his age or older. "It's been one of the hardest things I've ever done in my life," he says. Chris Arnold/NPR hide caption

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'Almost In Tears': A Hairstylist Worries About Reopening Too Soon

Boston barber Vincent Cox, 65, thinks it's too early to open. "I would go work in an office," he says. "The other guy's six feet away at a desk. I'm not touching him and running my fingers through his hair."

'Almost In Tears': A Hairstylist Worries About Reopening Too Soon

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Lauren Moran, a pastry chef who owns a bakery and café, taste-tests Cornwall's new coffee drinks with her husband, Cornwall's general manager Billy Moran (L), and Speedwell Coffee Company owner Derek Anderson. Tovia Smith/NPR hide caption

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Boston Tavern Pivots To 'Plan B' To Try To Survive The Pandemic

Cornwall's has been a Kenmore Square mainstay for more than four decades. Now it's preparing to reopen — and to reinvent itself for survival during the pandemic.

Boston Tavern Pivots To 'Plan B' To Try To Survive The Pandemic

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Jovita Carranza, Administrator of the Small Business Administration, testifies during a Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship hearing June 10, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Kevin Dietsch/AP hide caption

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As Americans Avoided Restaurants And Doctors' Offices, Those Businesses Got Loans

The small business sectors that received the largest share of federal loans from the coronavirus relief package known as PPP include restaurants, doctors' offices, car dealerships and law firms.

Ingrid Wall and Joachim Wall, parents of murdered journalist Kim Wall, are interviewed at the inaugural grant ceremony for The Kim Wall Memorial Fund at Superfine on March 23, 2018 in New York City. Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Journalist Kim Wall's Parents Show She Was More Than A Victim In 'A Silenced Voice'

Kim Wall was 30 when she was killed by a source. Her parents are working to make sure her name will not be a warning but a tag under ambitious investigative pieces, a line on resumes, a calling card.

The Manhattan District Attorney says he will prosecute Amy Cooper, who called police after a black man asked her to leash her dog in New York's Central Park. Christian Cooper/AP hide caption

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Woman Who Called Police On Black Bird-Watcher In Central Park To Be Charged

The Manhattan District Attorney's Office says it is initiating a prosecution of Amy Cooper over false reporting of an incident. In a cellphone video, she claimed a Black man was threatening her.

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New Mix: Sufjan Stevens, Bill Callahan, Fenne Lily, Lonnie Holley And More

This week's All Songs Considered features an epic new song from Sufjan Stevens, a piano nocturne from Thomas Bartlett, a surprise release from Bill Callahan and more.

New Mix: Sufjan Stevens, Bill Callahan, Fenne Lily, Lonnie Holley And More

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