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Columbus, Ohio, Mayor Andrew Ginther, right, speaks during a news conference Wednesday, April 21, 2021, about the Tuesday fatal police shooting of 16-year-old Ma'Khia Bryant. Columbus Public Safety Director Ned Pettus Jr., left, and interim Police Chief Michael Woods, center, listen. Andrew Welsh Huggins/AP hide caption

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Ma'Khia Bryant: Police Identify Officer Who Shot Teen, Release Video Footage

Columbus, Ohio, authorities say officer Nicholas Reardon shot Ma'Khia Bryant, 16, after police were called to a neighborhood due to a reported disturbance.

Protesters gathered in New York City in February 2019 to advocate for the decriminalization of sex trades in the city and state. The Manhattan District Attorney's Office announced more than two years later it would stop prosecuting prostitution and seek the dismissal of hundreds of related cases dating back decades. Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images hide caption

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A 'Relic' And 'Burden': Manhattan District Attorney To Stop Prosecuting Prostitution

Cyrus Vance Jr. announced the new policy on Wednesday and appeared virtually in court to seek the dismissal of more than 5,000 prostitution-related cases dating back to the 1970s.

The Biden administration has opened up enrollment on all Affordable Care Act marketplaces, including on the federal insurance exchange, Healthcare.gov, until August. Many people will qualify for better or less expensive plans — or both. Healthcare.gov/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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Health Insurance For $10 Or Less A Month? You May Qualify For New Discounts

From now until August, you can sign up for or change coverage through the federal and state health insurance marketplaces. Many people are eligible for better or less expensive plans — or both.

People clash with police during a protest in support of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny in St. Petersburg, Russia, Wednesday. A human rights group that monitors political repression said at least 1,700 people were arrested across the country in connection with the protests. Dmitri Lovetsky/AP hide caption

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At Least 1,700 Protesters In Russia Arrested After Nationwide Anti-Putin Rallies

Demonstrators demanded the release from prison of Kremlin-critic Alexei Navalny, who has been on a hunger strike for three weeks. The marches swept across dozens of cities.

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International Space Station Is About To Get Crowded, And It's Running Out Of Beds

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Four astronauts are set to launch to the space station Friday. When they arrive, the new crew of 11 will be the largest since the shuttle program, and there aren't enough sleeping pods for them all.

International Space Station Is About To Get Crowded, And It's Running Out Of Beds

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An image from a police body camera shows bystanders outside Cup Foods in Minneapolis on May 25, 2020, with Darnella Frazier third from right. The 10-minute video she filmed at the scene was seen by millions and played a pivotal role in the trial of Derek Chauvin, who was convicted of murder and manslaughter charges on Tuesday. Minneapolis Police Department via AP hide caption

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Darnella Frazier, Teen Who Filmed Floyd's Murder, Praised For Making Verdict Possible

Frazier is being hailed for her bravery and quick-thinking in recording the video, which was seen by millions and played a key role in Chauvin's trial. There are calls for her to win a Pulitzer Prize.

The Emergent BioSolutions Bayview Campus plant in Baltimore has stopped producing vaccine material following an FDA inspection that found numerous problems. The plant was slated to become part of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine production process. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images hide caption

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FDA Inspection Finds Numerous Problems At Facility Intended To Make J&J Vaccine

The report on Emergent BioSolutions' Baltimore factory found an array of problems, from peeling paint to inadequate measures to prevent cross-contamination. Manufacturing at the facility is on hold.

William Beal, standing at center, started a long-term study on seed germination in 1879. He buried 20 bottles with seeds in them for later researchers to unearth and plant Michigan State University hide caption

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The Secret Mission To Unearth Part Of A 142-Year-Old Experiment

Scientists in Michigan went out in the dead of night to dig up part of an unusual long-term experiment. It's a research study that started in 1879 and is handed from one generation to the next.

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How To Talk To Kids About Climate Change

Today's kids are bombarded with the realities of climate change — whether through extreme weather or in the news. These tips will help you and your kids cope with the overwhelming feelings to move beyond helplessness and toward action.

How To Talk To Kids About Climate Change

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Shuttered Venues Still Waiting For Government Aid Announced In December

The Small Business Administration experienced a rough launch for its grant program intended to help long-beleaguered venues. After so long without a lifeline, though, time is running thin.

Shuttered Venues Still Waiting For Government Aid Announced In December

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Derek Chauvin, seen here in a booking photo, faces sentencing in June. The former Minneapolis police officer was convicted of murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd. Minnesota Department of Corrections via AP hide caption

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What's Next In The Cases Of 4 Former Police Officers Over George Floyd's Murder

Derek Chauvin is scheduled to be sentenced in June. Later this summer, his three fellow former officers are slated to go on trial for aiding and abetting murder.

People celebrate at George Floyd Square in Minneapolis after the guilty verdict in the Derek Chauvin murder trial on Tuesday. Stephen Maturen/Getty Images hide caption

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Activist: Convictions In George Floyd's Death Could Represent 'A Huge Paradigm Shift'

"It would have been unimaginable just even a month ago that something like that was possible," activist and civil rights lawyer Nekima Levy Armstrong says following Derek Chauvin's murder conviction.

Activist: Convictions In George Floyd's Death Could Represent 'A Huge Paradigm Shift'

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Vanita Gupta appears during her confirmation hearing last month before the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Senate voted to confirm Gupta as associate attorney general in a 51-49 vote. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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Civil Rights Attorney Vanita Gupta Confirmed As Associate Attorney General

The 51-49 vote elevates Gupta to the No. 3 position inside the Justice Department, where she's expected to help shape the administration's efforts to reform policing.

Tareq Alaows stands in front of the Reichstag in Berlin. Alaows came to Germany as an asylum-seeker in 2015 and launched his campaign to run in Germany's federal election in September for the Green Party, but recently withdrew. Markus Schreiber/AP hide caption

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Germany Grapples With Racism After Threats Derail Refugee's Candidacy For Parliament

A Syrian refugee in Germany withdrew his bid for parliament over racist threats last month. The news came in the same week that a German comedian appeared on TV in blackface.

Baltimore Sun reporter Liz Bowie, center, has helped to lead an effort by Tribune Publishing's journalists to seek new owners for its papers and hold a hedge fund at bay. Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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'Project Mayhem': Reporters Race To Save Tribune Papers From 'Vulture' Fund

The Baltimore Sun's Liz Bowie is leading reporters across Tribune properties to find civic-minded owners for the chain's newspapers before a hedge fund with a record of slashing cuts buys the company.

'Project Mayhem': Reporters Race To Save Tribune Papers From 'Vulture' Fund

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Where Efforts To Overhaul Policing Stand In Congress After Chauvin Verdict

The guilty verdict against Derek Chauvin has added new urgency around long-stalled talks on legislation to ban chokeholds and end qualified immunity for police. But the path remains far from clear.

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