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An NPR investigation into the SolarWinds attack reveals a hack unlike any other, launched by a sophisticated adversary intent on exploiting the soft underbelly of our digital lives. Zoë van Dijk for NPR hide caption

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A 'Worst Nightmare' Cyberattack: The Untold Story Of The SolarWinds Hack

Russian hackers exploited gaps in U.S. defenses and spent months in government and corporate networks in one of the most effective cyber espionage campaigns of all time. This is how they did it.

Protesters gathered at a memorial a Louisville, Ky. park on March 13, 2021, the anniversary of Breonna Taylor's killing. Jonathan Mattingly, one of the officers involved in the fatal raid, is facing widespread criticism for planning to publish a book about it. Timothy D. Easley/AP hide caption

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Simon & Schuster Reverses, Won't Distribute Book By Officer In Breonna Taylor Raid

Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly is writing a book about the botched raid, during which he shot into Taylor's apartment after being wounded. Post Hill Press says it will move forward with its plans to publish.

Billy McFarland, pictured leaving federal court in March 2018, was sentenced to six years in prison after pleading guilty to fraud charges related to the failed Fyre Festival. Ticket holders and event organizers reached a settlement in a class-action suit this week. Mark Lennihan/AP hide caption

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Hundreds Of Fyre Festival Ticket Holders Poised To Win Payout In Class-Action Suit

A class-action settlement will award 277 ticket holders more than $7,000 each, pending a judge's approval in May. The final sum could be reduced depending on ongoing bankruptcy proceedings.

Ellen Pompeo has starred in Grey's Antaomy since the show's premiere in 2005. Now in its 17th season, Grey's is featuring pandemic plot twists, adding new characters and bringing back old ones. ABC hide caption

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'Grey's Anatomy' Is In Its 17th Season ... But Are Today's Shows Built To Last?

Whither the long-running, primetime scripted show — in an upended television landscape that's changed not only the way we watch TV, but the way stories are told and shows are sold.

Crime scene investigators walk through the parking lot of a FedEx facility in Indianapolis on Friday. A gunman killed at least eight people and injured several others. Jeff Dean/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Gunman Kills 8 At FedEx Warehouse In Indianapolis

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officers responded to a FedEx warehouse facility shortly after 11 p.m. following reports of gunshots. Multiple victims were sent to nearby hospitals.

To cut carbon emissions, President Biden announced an initiative to further cut the cost of solar installations, like this one being tested at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Colorado. Dennis Schroeder / NREL hide caption

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How The U.S. Could Halve Climate Emissions By 2030

Environmental groups and business leaders are pushing President Biden to cut U.S. emissions by 50 percent by 2030. The question is: What kind of climate policies will work that fast?

Raul Castro, first secretary of the Communist Party and former president, clasps hands with Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel during the closing session at the National Assembly of Popular Power in 2019 in Havana. Ramon Espinosa/AP hide caption

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Cuba Without A Castro: The Island's Old Guard Exits The Stage

A generation of Cuban revolutionaries who seized power six decades ago is set to exit the stage, with Raul Castro expected to step down as head of the Cuban Communist Party.

Sydney Duncan holds a sign during a rally at the Alabama State House to draw attention to legislation introduced in Alabama that's aimed at restricting transgender people's access to medical care. Julie Bennett/Getty Images hide caption

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Republicans And Democrats Largely Oppose Transgender Sports Legislation, Poll Shows

Members of the two parties are split on how transgender students should participate in sports, according to an NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll. But opposition to legislating the issue is roughly uniform.

Barbara Gaught stands outside the home she's now renting in Billings, Mont. with her five-year-old son Blazen and their dog Arie on March 27, 2021. Gaught and her family were evicted from the mobile home they had owned outright and lived in for 16 years because they fell behind on 'lot rent' for the little plot of land under the mobile home. Louise Johns for NPR hide caption

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Losing It All: Mobile Home Owners Evicted Over Small Debts During Pandemic

Mobile home-owners are twice as likely during the pandemic to be behind on housing payments. And some are losing the homes they own over small amounts of rent they owe for the land the home sits on.

Losing It All: Mobile Home Owners Evicted Over Small Debts During Pandemic

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U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, center, walks on the red carpet with Afghan officials as they review an honor guard at the presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, on March 21. President Biden said the U.S. will withdraw all remaining troops from the country by Sept. 11, ending the U.S. involvement in the America's longest-ever war. AP hide caption

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Can The Afghan Army Hold Off The Taliban Without The U.S.?

The Afghan military remains heavily dependent on U.S. equipment, training and money. It's far from clear how effective this U.S. assistance will be once American troops are gone.

Atlanta election workers scan ballots and check for discrepancies earlier this year for Georgia U.S. Senate races. The state's controversial new voting law contains many changes for election officials. Sandy Huffaker/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Why Local Election Officials In Georgia Take Issue With Many Parts Of New Law

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One provision in Georgia's controversial law that particularly worries many officials is a new ability for the State Election Board to take over a county's election management.

Why Local Election Officials In Georgia Take Issue With Many Parts Of New Law

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President Biden has sought to focus his administration's foreign policy on the challenges posed by China — a topic he is set to discuss with Japan's prime minister on Friday. Andrew Harnik/Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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In Talks With Japanese Prime Minister, Biden To Focus On Countering China

President Biden meets with Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Friday, his first in-person summit since taking office. Talks are expected to focus on shared concerns about China.

Ciera Amaro's art is one of the submissions to a project called Dispatches from Quarantine. Ciera Amaro via Alexandra Zapruder hide caption

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Dispatches From Quarantine: How Young People Are Documenting History

Enticed by what young adults had to share about the pandemic, historian Alexandra Zapruder set out to document history through an online gallery called Dispatches from Quarantine.

Dispatches From Quarantine: How Young People Are Documenting History

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Najat Hamza had been living in the U.S. for almost two decades after fleeing Ethiopia's regional state of Oromia when she was young, she told StoryCorps in 2017. "My heart will always belong to Oromia," she said. Najat Hamza hide caption

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An Ethiopian American Refugee Longs For Her Homeland

As a young teen, Najat Hamza fled Oromia, a regional state of Ethiopia, with her father to live in America. At StoryCorps, she spoke about what it means to leave "the familiar" behind.

An Ethiopian American Refugee Longs For Her Homeland

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Lab Assistant Tammy Brown dons PPE in a lab where she works on preparing positive COVID tests for sequencing to discern variants that are rapidly spreading throughout the U.S. at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. Michael Robinson Chavez/The Washington Post via Getty Im hide caption

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Biden Administration To Spend $1.7 Billion To Track Spread Of Coronavirus Variants

With a more contagious variant now dominant in the U.S., the country's genomic surveillance capacity is getting a major boost.

In an update on COVID-19 Wednesday, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer discussed the state's efforts to expand the use of monoclonal antibody therapy to help those diagnosed with COVID-19 avoid hospitalization. Michigan Office of the Governor/AP hide caption

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Antibody Drugs For COVID-19 Are A Cumbersome Tool Against Surges

Drugs that can help keep COVID-19 patients out of the hospital are playing only a small role in Michigan, where the pandemic is accelerating. Logistical challenges are to blame.

Antibody Drugs For COVID-19 Are A Cumbersome Tool Against Surges

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