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NBA icon Michael Jordan, shown here speaking at a press conference last year, said he is forming a new NASCAR racing team and Bubba Wallace will be the driver. Chuck Burton/AP hide caption

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Michael Jordan, Denny Hamlin Form NASCAR Team With Bubba Wallace Behind The Wheel

"The timing seemed perfect as NASCAR is evolving and embracing social change more and more," says Michael Jordan, the basketball icon and majority owner of the Charlotte Hornets NBA franchise said.

The NFL has fined San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan and two other coaches for not following rules about keeping their faces covered. Here, Shanahan walks off the field after his team's Sept. 13 game against the Arizona Cardinals. MSA/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images hide caption

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NFL Hits 3 Coaches And Teams With Large Fines For Not Wearing Face Masks

The coaches include Pete Carroll, Kyle Shanahan and Vic Fangio. League rules state that anyone in the bench area "shall be required to wear masks at all times."

In this image taken from video, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson makes a statement to MPs in the House of Commons on the state of the COVID-19 pandemic. House of Commons/AP hide caption

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'This Is The Moment When We Must Act': U.K. Government Imposes New Coronavirus Rules

Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that pubs, bars and restaurants in England must close at 10 p.m. He also encouraged people who are able to work from home to do so.

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How To Say No, For The People Pleaser Who Always Says Yes

Constantly saying yes to everything and everyone drains us of time and energy. This episode helps explain the roots of people-pleasing behaviors and how you can say no more often.

How To Say No, For The People Pleaser Who Always Says Yes

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In this May 28, 1957, photo, Rev. Robert S. Graetz, center, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Rev. Ralph D. Abernathy, left, talk outside the witness room during a bombing trial in Montgomery, Ala. Graetz, the only white minister to support the Montgomery Bus Boycott, died Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. He was 92. AP hide caption

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Robert Graetz, Only White Pastor To Back Montgomery Bus Boycott, Dies At 92

Graetz and his wife, Jeannie, faced bombs and KKK death threats for their role in the Montgomery Bus Boycott, but their Black friends and neighbors protected them.

The CDC briefly posted new guidance to its website stating that the coronavirus can commonly be transmitted through aerosol particles, which can be produced by activities like singing. Here, choristers wear face masks during a music festival in southwestern France in July. Bob Edme/AP hide caption

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CDC Publishes — Then Withdraws — Guidance On Aerosol Spread Of Coronavirus

The CDC says the guidelines were posted to its website in error. The now-deleted updates were notable because so far the agency has stopped short of saying that the virus is airborne.

Protesters — on one side, Black Lives Matter and on the other, Trump backers — face off in Prineville, Ore., after a Black woman and the police chief posted contradicting videos about their meeting. Emily Cureton/Oregon Public Broadcasting hide caption

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In Rural Oregon, Threats And Backlash Follow Racial Justice Protests

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Online fights over racial justice have spilled onto the courthouse lawn in Prineville, Ore. Black Lives Matter protesters stand off regularly there with counterdemonstrators waving Trump flags.

In Rural Oregon, Threats And Backlash Follow Racial Justice Protests

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Ren Zhiqiang seen at a business conference in Beijing in 2008. Ren was sentenced to 18 years in prison Tuesday for corruption, following his public criticism of Chinese president Xi Jinping and the Chinese Communist Party. Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Prominent Critic Of Xi Jinping And Communist Party Sentenced To 18 Years In Prison

Ren Zhiqiang made a fortune in real estate and was a member of the country's political elite. But his harsh criticism of the Communist Party and Xi's management of the pandemic led to his downfall.

More than 65% of the nation's small, rural hospitals took out loans from Medicare when the pandemic hit. Many now face repayment at a time when they are under great financial strain. Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Rural Hospitals Teeter On Financial Cliff As COVID-19 Medicare Loans Come Due

The federal loans were meant to help hospitals survive the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet they're coming due now — at a time when many rural hospitals are still desperate for help.

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Step Aside Election 2000: This Year's Election May Be The Most Litigated Yet

In 2000, lawyers and election officials endlessly examined and debated butterfly ballots and hanging chads. Now, the legal arguments are more complex and center on the rules governing mail-in voting.

Step Aside Election 2000: This Year's Election May Be The Most Litigated Yet

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Outgoing U.S. National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster was in attendance for the joint press conference of U.S. President Donald Trump and Baltic Heads of State in the East Room of the White House, on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Cheriss May/NurPhoto via Getty Images) NurPhoto/NurPhoto via Getty Images hide caption

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McMaster: Goal Of Changing Putin Is A 'Delusion' Suffered By 3 Presidents

Former national security adviser H.R. McMaster told NPR that President Trump isn't the first U.S. president to suffer under a misapprehension about what's possible in dealings with Moscow.

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Rediscovering The Enormous Social And Spiritual Legacy Of Black Jazz Records

As jazz experienced an awakening in the late '60s and early '70s, a record label from Oakland was at the forefront of capturing it. Now, those records are finally returning.

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Yusuf Cat Stevens On Remaking 'Tea For The Tillerman' 50 Years Later

In a conversation with All Songs Considered's Bob Boilen, Yusuf Cat Stevens explains how — and why — he decided to re-record his landmark album a half-century after it was first released.

Yusuf Cat Stevens On Remaking 'Tea For The Tillerman' 50 Years Later

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