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A National Guard soldier stands on an outside balcony at the Hennepin County Government Center last week in Minneapolis where the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin for the death of George Floyd continues. Jim Mone/AP hide caption

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Reporter's Notebook: Impressions Of A City As Derek Chauvin's Trial Nears Its End

The nation's largest suburban shopping mall was filled with consumers, while National Guard troops stood guard in downtown Minneapolis. Making sense of the contrasting images is hard.

Climate activist Greta Thunberg, 18, is adding vaccine inequality to her agenda. In a speech on Monday, she said it was "unethical" to vaccinate young people in rich countries when health workers in low resource countries aren't yet inoculated. WHO/Screengrab by NPR hide caption

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Eco-Activist Greta Thunberg Has A New Issue: The Moral Threat of Vaccine Inequality

The 18-year-old gave her point of view at a World Health Organization press conference, saying it's "unethical" to vaccinate young people in wealthy countries ahead of health workers in poor places.

Proud Boy members Joseph Biggs (left) and Ethan Nordean, carrying a megaphone, walk toward the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. A federal judge ordered them detained pending trial given the conspiracy charges against them. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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2 Proud Boys Ordered Jailed Pending Trial In Capitol Riot Conspiracy Case

Ethan Nordean and Joseph Biggs had been released, but the government renewed its request to return them to custody after indicting them. A federal judge agreed, given the nature of the allegations.

Demonstrators attend a peace walk honoring the life 13-year-old Adam Toledo on April 18, 2021, in Chicago's Little Village neighborhood. Shafkat Anowar/AP hide caption

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Attorney For Adam Toledo's Family: 'Adam Died Because He Complied'

The attorney for the family of the 13-year-old Chicago boy shot in an alley by police said he didn't need to die. "Adam may still be alive today had the officer given him the opportunity to comply."

Attorney For Adam Toledo's Family: 'Adam Died Because He Complied'

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Families are reunited as travelers arrive on the first flight from Sydney in Wellington on Monday after Australia and New Zealand opened a trans-Tasman quarantine-free travel bubble. Marty Melville/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Joy, Relief In Airports As Australia And New Zealand Open 'Travel Bubble'

Families and friends met in airports for the first time in over a year after Australia and New Zealand opened a "bubble" of quarantine-free travel between their countries.

Joy, Relief In Airports As Australia And New Zealand Open 'Travel Bubble'

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Lisa Przekop, director of admissions at University of California, Santa Barbara, says that many high schoolers this year wrote their application essays about depression and anxiety during the pandemic. Patricia Marroquin/Moment Editorial/Getty Images hide caption

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How The Pandemic Changed The College Admissions Selection Process This Year

Colleges around the country faced an admissions season marked by pandemic-era challenges: dropped testing requirements, remote learning, disrupted extracurriculars and record applicant pools.

How The Pandemic Changed The College Admissions Selection Process This Year

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Firefighters douse the destroyed Jagger Library at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. A wildfire raging on the slopes of Cape Town's Table Mountain spread to the University forcing the evacuation of students. Nardus Engelbrecht/AP hide caption

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Fast-Moving Fire On Table Mountain Destroys South African Landmarks, History

A fire spread from Table Mountain National Park to the University of Cape Town, where collections were destroyed at the Jagger Library.

In this image from NASA, the space agency's 4-pound, experimental helicopter Ingenuity lands on the surface of Mars on Monday. NASA/AP hide caption

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Success! NASA's Ingenuity Makes 1st Powered Flight On Mars

The tiny helicopter took off and hovered briefly — the first such flight on another planet. The Perseverance rover kept tabs on the mission from a viewing point about 60 yards away.

Success! NASA's Ingenuity Makes 1st Powered Flight On Mars

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Eating Less Meat Helps The Environment. Here Are Recipes To Help

Meat production takes a heavy toll on the environment. Here's how to dial back your meat intake and make a big impact.

Eating Less Meat Helps The Environment. Here Are Recipes To Help

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The Consumer Product Safety Commission says it believes the Peloton Tread+ poses serious risks to children and is urging consumers with children to stop using it. Ethan Miller/Getty Images hide caption

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Consumer Safety Agency Warns People With Children To Stop Using The Peloton Tread+

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a warning about the Peloton Tread+ after reports of children being injured. Peloton insists the machine is safe when used as directed.

Mourners have built a makeshift memorial for Daunte Wright on the streets of Brooklyn Center, Minn., the quiet inner-ring suburb where police shot and killed Wright on April 11. Kerem Yucel/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Brooklyn Center, Minnesota's Most Diverse City, Is In The Spotlight After Shooting

The inner-ring suburb where Daunte Wright was shot by police has diversified dramatically over the last 30 years. Its city administration — and police force — have been slower to change.

Humpback whales, working in teams, circle herring with disorienting curtains of bubbles off Alaska's coast, then shoot up from below with their mouths open. This innovation developed among unrelated groups of humpbacks but is now a widely adopted practice. Brian Skerry/National Geographic hide caption

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Photos: The Culture Of Whales

Belugas play, a sperm whale nurses, and orcas teach their pups to hunt in a series of photographs from National Geographic photographer and explorer Brian Skerry.

Photos: The Culture Of Whales

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Calling all poets — even and especially if you don't call yourself one. Use #NPRpoetry to send us your mini poems, and we'll feature some of your submissions each week of April. bortonia/Getty Images hide caption

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You Sent Us Your Poems. Here Are The Ones That Resonated With Poets

'Tis the season to fill our feeds; need not rhyme nor reason for our poetry needs. Help NPR celebrate with your original poems on social media. Each week, we'll enlist poets to pick their favorites.

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