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Researchers have observed that the friendliest male bonobos, like this male resident of Lola Ya Bonobo sanctuary in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, tend to be the most successful. Early humans may have had the same experience with their peers. Ley Uwera for NPR hide caption

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How Humans Domesticated Themselves

Duke anthropologist Brian Hare argues that humans evolved in a way that left us more cooperative and friendlier than our now extinct human cousins, like Neanderthals and Denisovans.

Moncef Slaoui, a former GlaxoSmithKline executive, speaks during the kickoff announcement for Operation Warp Speed in the White House Rose Garden on May 15. Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images hide caption

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Key Operation Warp Speed Adviser's Contract Emerges After Months Of Questions

Drug industry veteran Moncef Slaoui is a key figure in Operation Warp Speed's push to develop COVID-19 coronavirus vaccines. His employment terms raised concerns about potential conflicts of interest.

After Months Of Questions, A Key Operation Warp Speed Adviser's Contract Emerges

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Kenneth Walker poses for a photo in August in Louisville, Ky. A Louisville police officer has countersued Walker for battery, assault, and intentional emotional distress. Amy Harris/Invision/AP hide caption

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Louisville Police Officer Files Lawsuit Against Boyfriend Of Breonna Taylor

Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly says Kenneth Walker committed battery, assault and intentional emotional distress. Walker filed a civil lawsuit against the city and the police department last month.

Raleigh, N.C. Mayor Mary-Ann Baldwin issued a citywide curfew Friday afternoon ahead of two planned protests over racial justice and police brutality. Allen G. Breed/AP hide caption

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Raleigh, N.C., Sets Citywide Curfew Ahead Of Racial Justice Protests

Mayor Mary-Ann Baldwin says the curfew will begin Friday evening and continue through 5 a.m. Saturday as the city braces for protests against police brutality. This comes days after the fatal police shooting of Walter Wallace Jr., a Black man, in Philadelphia.

Kyle Rittenhouse sits while listening during an extradition hearing in Lake County court Friday in Waukegan, Ill. Rittenhouse is accused of killing two protesters days after Jacob Blake was shot by police in Kenosha, Wis. Nam Y. Huh/AP hide caption

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Kyle Rittenhouse Is Extradited To Face Homicide Charges In Wisconsin

Lake County Judge Paul Novak denied the 17-year-old's request to stay in Illinois. The teen is charged with fatally shooting two men and wounding a third during a protest in Kenosha, Wis., in August.

This undated selfie photo provided by Rickia Young shows her lip. Attorney Kevin Mincey, who represents Young, says she went to retrieve her 16-year-old nephew from the area were a protest was occurring, and put her 2-year-old son in the car to help him fall asleep. Rickia Young/AP hide caption

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Mom Dragged From SUV, Beaten By Officers With Toddler In Back Seat Filing Suit

Lawyers for Rickia Young, 28, and her son said she was battered, separated from the child for hours, and kept in handcuffs while being treated at a hospital. No charges have been filed against her.

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Internal Documents Reveal COVID-19 Hospitalization Data The Government Keeps Hidden

Where are hospitals reaching capacity? Which metro areas are running out of beds? NPR has learned that federal agencies collect and analyze this information in detail but don't share it with the public.

Internal Documents Reveal COVID-19 Hospitalization Data The Government Keeps Hidden

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Tony Potts, a 69-year-old retiree living in Ormond Beach, Fla., receives his first injection earlier this year as a participant in a Phase 3 clinical trial of Moderna's COVID-19 candidate vaccine. NurPhoto via Getty Images hide caption

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Advisers To CDC Debate How COVID-19 Vaccine Should Be Rolled Out

In advance of a COVID-19 vaccine being available, a group of independent medical advisers to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention weighed Friday who should get the vaccine first and how.

Advisers To CDC Debate How COVID-19 Vaccine Should Be Rolled Out

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A partially eclipsed super blue blood moon sets behind the Golden Gate Bridge on January 31, 2018 in San Francisco, California. The 'super blue blood moon' is a rare 'lunar trifecta' event and was the first such lunar event seen in North America since 1866. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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'Once In A Blue Moon' Is Happening Again This Halloween

Is the moon ever blue? And are they as rare as the phrase "once in a blue moon" implies? Here's everything you need to know.

'Once In A Blue Moon' Is Happening Again This Halloween

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Sarah Cooper: From Trump Impersonations To A Netflix Special

With 2020 progressing the way it has, comedian Sarah Cooper wants you to know that Everything's Fine in her new comedy special.

"Everything's Fine" With Sarah Cooper

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