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Danny Hajek at NPR West in Culver City, California, September 25, 2018. (photo by Allison Shelley)
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Thursday

AI is a multi-billion dollar industry. Friends are using apps to morph their photos into realistic avatars. TV scripts, school essays and resumes are written by bots that sound a lot like a human. Yuichiro Chino hide caption

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Saturday

Nadia (center) prays at the grave of her son Oleg Kunynets, a Ukrainian military serviceman who was killed in the east of the country, during his funeral in Lviv, Ukraine, on Feb. 7. Emilio Morenatti/AP hide caption

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How Russia's war galvanized Ukraine and still threatens the world order

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Saturday

Betty White's big break was being the golden girl from the golden days of television

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Friday

Lady Gaga stars as Patrizia Reggiani with Adam Driver as Maurizio Gucci in Ridley Scott's House of Gucci. Fabio Lovino/MGM hide caption

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Lady Gaga responds to criticism of her performance in 'House of Gucci'

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Sunday

Chief Duane Yellow Feather Shepard is an extended member of the Bruce family of Bruce Beach and currently acts as a representative for their interests. Bethany Mollenkof for NPR hide caption

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A Black family got their beach back — and inspired others to fight against land theft

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Tuesday

Said Noor, a former U.S. Army soldier and interpreter in Afghanistan, had moved to Houston after getting a special immigrant visa in 2014. Go Nakamura for NPR hide caption

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A Family's Escape From The Taliban Came Down To A Code Phrase: 'Tom Brady'

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Saturday

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Afghan Interpreters Who Await Visas After Helping The U.S. Now Fear For Their Lives

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Friday

Youn Yuh-jung plays a grandmother in the Oscar-nominated film Minari. She's the first Korean actor to be nominated for Best Supporting Actress. Courtesy of A24 hide caption

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'I Feel Like I'm An Olympian': Youn Yuh-jung On Her Historic Oscar Nomination

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Thursday

Dr. Angela Chen, an emergency physician at The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, diagnosed the city's first confirmed COVID-19 case last March. Dr. Angela Chen hide caption

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ER Doctor Who Diagnosed First Confirmed NYC COVID-19 Case Reflects 1 Year Later

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Friday

67-Year-Old Arkansas Woman, Who Died Of COVID-19, Remembered By Her Daughter

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Friday

Workers at the CARECEN Day Labor Center in Los Angeles constructed a makeshift memorial for fellow worker Paulino Ramos, who died of COVID-19 in September. Danny Hajek/NPR hide caption

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A Day Laborer Who Dreamed Of Returning Home To Mexico Dies Of COVID-19

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Friday

Frank Lloyd Wright's Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City on April 16, 2016. Raymond Boyd/Getty Images hide caption

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Guggenheim's Audio Guide Brings The Art Museum To Listeners' 'Mind's Eye'

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Wednesday

Dr. Chris Hoover (left) and Dr. Connie Liu (right) walk through their home with their children Taro, 3, and Hiro, 4 months, in Gallup, N.M. On a short reporting trip across the Southwest, NPR met very different families and asked them the same simple question: What's been keeping you up at night? Adria Malcolm for NPR hide caption

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It's Been A Hard Year. 5 Families On How 2020 Will Shape Their Vote For President

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Tuesday

Dr. José Gabriel López-Plascencia spent over 60 years providing health care for low-income families in Phoenix. Courtesy of Valle del Sol Community Health hide caption

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'I Remember Him With That Smile': Beloved Phoenix Doctor Dies Of COVID-19 At 99

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Wednesday

Health Care Workers Await Supreme Court DACA Decision

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Monday

Patrick Aitken, missions coordinator at the River City Church in Montgomery, Ala., is concerned that the city's already vulnerable homeless population will be forgotten during the coronavirus pandemic. Mary Joyce McLain hide caption

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To Reach The Homeless, An Alabama Church Brings 'The Steeple To The Streets'

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Tuesday

Cathy Cody is owner/operator of No Ifs Ands Or Butts About It Janitorial Services & More, LLC in Albany, Ga. Jason Cabatit/JCabatit Photography hide caption

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In Homes Left Empty By COVID-19, This Georgia Woman Packs Up The Memories

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Friday

COVID-19 Pandemic Could Be The Last Chapter For N.J. Bookstore

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Thursday

Georgia Community Is Pushed To The Edge By Coronavirus Outbreak

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Wednesday

Monday

Coronavirus Social Distancing Orders Put Barbers Out Of Work

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Thursday

Ronald Lewis, Preserver Of New Orleans' Black Culture, Dies At 68

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Tuesday

Farmworkers, Deemed Essential, Don't Feel Protected From Pandemic

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Friday

Will Ferrell and Julia Louis-Dreyfus star in the new dark comedy Downhill. Fox Searchlight Pictures hide caption

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In 'Downhill,' Julia Louis-Dreyfus And Will Ferrell Are 'Not Here To Play It Safe'

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