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Friday

The U.S. market for domestic mail delivery is by far the largest in the world, and a recent report found its prices are very low compared to other developed countries. The U.S. Postal Service said this week that it wants to raise rates in July. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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The Forever Stamp is forever rising in price. How does the U.S. cost compare globally?

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Monday

People visit a NASA information booth to grab solar eclipse glasses in Russellville, Arkansas. The space agency has debunked a number of myths about the total solar eclipse — including ideas about food going bad, or unborn babies being harmed. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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Saturday

Pinhole shadows show crescent shapes in 2019 as the moon moves in front of the sun — one of several unique phenomena we can see during a solar eclipse. Louis Kwok/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Rashee Rice during warmups before an NFL football game against the Las Vegas Raiders on Dec. 25, 2023, in Kansas City, Mo. Reed Hoffmann/AP hide caption

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LSU's Angel Reese, left, and Iowa guard Caitlin Clark, center, called their Elite Eight game a great event for their sport. Millions of viewers agreed, launching the contest to the top of ESPN's ratings. Hans Pennink/AP hide caption

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Tuesday

Chad Daybell listens during a court hearing in 2022. His trial on murder, conspiracy and fraud charges related to outlandish claims about zombies and the end of days is under way in Boise, Idaho. Tony Blakeslee/EastIdahoNews.com via AP, Pool hide caption

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Saturday

"One second doesn't sound like much, but in today's interconnected world, getting the time wrong could lead to huge problems," geophysicist Duncan Agnew says. Here, an official clock is seen at a golf tournament in Cape Town, South Africa. Johan Rynners/Getty Images hide caption

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Thursday

For the first time, we're seeing the Sagittarius A* black hole in polarized light. The Event Horizon Telescope collaboration says the image offers a new look at "the magnetic field around the shadow of the black hole" at the center of the Milky Way. EHT Collaboration hide caption

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EHT Collaboration

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Sylvester Stallone hangs a pair of pink boxing gloves on a portrait of the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Woman of Leadership Award in 2022, as Julie Opperman, chair of the Dwight D. Opperman Foundation, looks on. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images for The Dwight D. Opperman Foundation hide caption

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Friday

A photo from the National Transportation Safety Board shows seats that were near the door plug expelled from a Boeing 737 Max 9 in flight. Seats 26A and 26B were unoccupied — a fact that helped prevent the incident from being worse, officials said. NTSB hide caption

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Thursday

Baseball star Shohei Ohtani (right) and his interpreter, Ippei Mizuhara (left), are seen in the dugout in the 2024 MLB Seoul Series game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Diego Padres. The Dodgers have fired Mizuhara after Ohtani's representatives claimed he was the victim of "a massive theft." Jung Yeon-Je/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Wednesday

Alabama lawmakers approved a bill barring public colleges and other entities from using money to support diversity, equity and inclusion programs. Google Maps/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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Boeing CEO Dave Calhoun speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill on Jan. 24. "We have confidence in the safety of our airplanes," Calhoun says. "And that's what all of this is about. We fully understand the gravity." Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images hide caption

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