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A pro-Trump mob stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. Now, a nonprofit group said it has raised around $900,000 for the alleged rioters, but some of their families are raising questions about how the money is being spent. Samuel Corum/Getty Images hide caption

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Experts see 'red flags' at nonprofit raising big money for Capitol riot defendants

The Patriot Freedom Project has raised around $900,000 to support alleged Jan. 6 Capitol rioters. The group says the funds support defendants, but families have raised concerns about transparency.

Experts see 'red flags' at nonprofit raising big money for Capitol riot defendants

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"By bringing archaeological perspectives to an active space domain, we're the first to show how people adapt their behavior to a completely new environment," Associate Professor Justin Walsh of Chapman University said of the experiment. NASA hide caption

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Archaeologists launch first-ever 'dig' into life on the International Space Station

The project, a first of its kind, aims to study the social and cultural dimensions of living in space and how people adapt their behavior when they're living in a completely new environment.

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'The Urge' says calling addiction a disease is misleading

A psychiatrist says calling it a disease takes important attention away from racism and other things that are often associated with addiction.

'The Urge' says calling addiction a disease is misleading

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Parents and caregivers of young children say they've hit pandemic rock bottom

The people who take care of and educate children under 5 years old, who are too young to be vaccinated, are in a special kind of hell right now.

Parents and caregivers of young children say they've hit pandemic rock bottom

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A poll worker in Austin, Texas, stamps a voter's 2020 ballot before dropping it into a secure box. Ahead of the state's March primary, local election officials in Texas are starting to deal with the effects of the new GOP-backed voting law. Sergio Flores/Getty Images hide caption

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Why Texas election officials are rejecting hundreds of vote-by-mail applications

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Ahead of the March primary, local elections officials in Texas are starting to deal with the effects of a new GOP-backed voting law.

Why Texas election officials are rejecting hundreds of vote-by-mail applications

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U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the end of the war in Afghanistan in the State Dining Room at the White House on August 31, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Five moments that mattered in Biden's 1st year in the White House

President Biden's 1st year in office was marked by the pandemic fight, the chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan and a tough push to get his agenda through Congress.

A train is ready on the station during the handover ceremony of the high-speed rail project in Vientiane, Laos, connecting the city with Kunming, China, on Dec. 3, 2021. Phoonsab Thevongsa/Reuters hide caption

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With U.S. focused on defense, China's trade and infrastructure sweep Southeast Asia

The Biden administration hopes to make deeper inroads in Southeast Asia but lags far behind China, which has already built up major trade ties, as well as roads and a high-speed rail.

With U.S. focused on defense, China's trade and infrastructure sweep Southeast Asia

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In this photo provided by the Australian Defence Force, the Tongan Foreign Minister, Fekitamoeloa 'Utoikamanu, right, and the Australian High Commissioner to Tonga, Rachael Moore, watch the arrival of the first Royal Australian Air Force C-17A Globemaster III aircraft at Fua'amotu International Airport near Nukuʻalofa, Tonga, Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022. HOGP/AP hide caption

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The first aid flight arrived in Tonga after a five-day cut off due to eruption

The eruption severed Tonga's single fiber-optic cable, rendering the entire Pacific archipelago offline and unable to communicate with the rest of the world.

History teacher Wendy Leighton holds a copy of "They Called us Enemy," about the internment of Japanese Americans, while speaking about marginalized with her students at Monte del Sol Charter School, Friday, Dec. 3, 2021, in Santa Fe, N.M. Cedar Attanasio/AP hide caption

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New Mexico is pushing to be a 'model' for how race is taught in U.S. schools

Officials say they hope their standards can be a model for the country of social studies teaching that is culturally responsive, as student populations grow increasingly diverse.

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22 tips for 2022: You can't please everyone. Here's how to say "no" and stick with it

It can be tempting to say yes to things you just don't want to do if it means avoiding conflict. It turns out a common mistake is giving too much of an explanation or being over-apologetic.

22 tips for 2022: You can't please everyone. Here's how to say 'no' and stick with it

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A resident receives a dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at a health center in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Jan. 13. This week, Indonesia started a program to give booster shots to the elderly and people at risk of severe disease. Dimas Ardian/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Booster longevity: Data reveals how long a third shot protects

Now researchers in the U.K. have the first estimates for how long a third shot of the Pfizer vaccine will last. The findings are mixed.

Booster longevity: Data reveals how long a third shot protects

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Cardi B, shown here performing at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in 2019, offered to pay for burial expenses for victims of New York's deadliest fire in three decades. Amy Harris/Invision/AP file photo hide caption

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Bronx-raised Cardi B offers to pay fire victims' burial costs

"I hope that not having to worry about the costs associated with burying their loved ones will help as they move forward and heal," the Grammy-winning rapper said.

The newest Girl Scout cookie, Adventurefuls, has fallen victim to supply chain and labor disruptions. The brownie-inspired treat features a caramel-flavored creme and a dash of sea salt. Bill Chappell hide caption

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The newest Girl Scout cookie is feeling pain from the supply chain

Adventurefuls, a brownie-inspired treat that features a caramel-flavored crème and a dash of sea salt, has fallen victim to some supply chain and labor disruptions as part of a "nationwide shortage."

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17 hospitals had no room for this COVID patient. He later died waiting for dialysis

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A beloved pizzeria owner in Brimfield, Mass., had COVID-19 and needed dialysis but it wasn't available at the hospital where he died. The health system is "breaking down," a hospital CEO says.

17 hospitals had no room for this COVID patient. He later died waiting for dialysis

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The Villa Aurora in Rome housing the only mural by Caravaggio failed to find a bidder in an auction Tuesday. Riccardo Antimiani/ANSA/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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No one bid on this Italian villa with the world's only known Caravaggio ceiling mural

The Villa Aurora in Rome, a 30,000-square-foot, 16th-century villa, was listed on the market for a starting price of $534 million but will need an estimated $11 million in restorations.

"[The West is] about as far from my lived experience as you can imagine," Cumberbatch says. He plays a cattle rancher in Jane Campion's film, The Power of the Dog. Kirsty Griffin /Netflix hide caption

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Benedict Cumberbatch digs into toxic masculinity in 'The Power of the Dog'

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The British actor says the American West is "about as far from my lived experience as you can imagine." Cumberbatch got into his role for The Power of the Dog by spending time with real ranchers.

Benedict Cumberbatch digs into toxic masculinity in 'The Power of the Dog'

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A logo sign outside of a Carhartt retail store location in Cherry Hill, New Jersey on April 11, 2020. The company is facing blowback among some conservatives for its decision to press ahead with a vaccine mandate for its employees. Kris Tripplaar/Sipa USA via Reuters hide caption

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Carhartt blowback shows the tightrope companies face over vaccine mandate decisions

With the Supreme Court's decision to overturn a federal vaccine-or-test rule for private employers, companies must choose a path that weighs workplace safety and staffing woes against public opinion.

Members of Ukraine's Territorial Defense Forces take part in a Saturday morning training outside Kyiv. New members who have not yet trained with the unit must begin with the basics, and wooden mock weapons, regardless of their experience level. Pete Kiehart for NPR hide caption

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Thousands of Ukrainians are training to protect their cities in case Russia invades

Ukraine's Territorial Defense Forces were set up to train part-time reservists but last year the drills were opened to ordinary citizens — to foster popular resistance if the military is overwhelmed.

Thousands of Ukrainians are training to protect their cities in case Russia invades

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Nusrat Choudhury, lead attorney for the National ACLU National Security Program, speaks with reporters following oral arguments on the ACLU No Fly List challenge, in Portland, Ore., on May 11, 2012. President Biden has nominated Choudhury to be a federal judge in the Eastern District of New York. Rick Bowmer/AP hide caption

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Biden's latest picks include 1st Muslim woman nominated to serve as a federal judge

Nusrat Choudhury is among eight new judicial nominees announced by the president. The White House said the nominees reflect his commitment to diversifying historically white, male-dominated positions.

U.S.A. center Lusia Harris finishes a basket in a game against Bulgaria, during the 1976 Summer Olympic Games, in Montreal, on July 20, 1976. ABC Photo Archives/Disney General Entertainment Content via Getty Images hide caption

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Remembering legend Lusia Harris, the only woman to be officially drafted by the NBA

Harris scored the first points in Olympic women's basketball history and was the first Black woman inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame, among other accolades. She turned the NBA down in 1977.

The University of Michigan has agreed to a $490 million settlement with hundreds of people who say they were sexually assaulted by Robert Anderson, a former sports doctor at the school. Robert Kalmbach/Bentley Historical Library University of Michigan via AP hide caption

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University of Michigan reaches a $490 million settlement over sexual abuse

The school will settle with more than 1,000 people who say they were assaulted by Dr. Robert Anderson at the school during his nearly four-decade career there.

A Puerto Rican flag flies on an empty beach at Ocean Park, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in 2020. Puerto Rico's nearly five-year bankruptcy battle was resolved Tuesday, after a federal judge signed a plan that slashes the U.S. territory's public debt load as part of a restructuring and allows the government to start repaying creditors. Carlos Giusti/AP hide caption

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A judge signs a deal to allow Puerto Rico to start emerging from bankruptcy

The plan marks the largest municipal debt restructuring in U.S. history and was approved following grueling bargaining efforts, heated hearings and multiple delays.

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