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Regardless Of What You Think, 'Irregardless' Is A Word

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Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego, pictured March 3 at City Hall in Phoenix, says the city needs more help responding to the coronavirus. Anita Snow/AP hide caption

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Phoenix Mayor Says The City Is In A 'Crisis Situation,' Needs Help

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Mississippi State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., in March. Dobbs says recent social events have contributed to jumps in coronavirus cases in Mississippi. Nicholas Kamm/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Mississippi Health Officer: Wear A Mask Because Coronavirus 'Isn't Going Anywhere'

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Lachlan Morton, pictured in 2014, is the latest person to set a record "Everesting" on a bicycle. Mark Gunter/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Lachlan Morton Sets A Bicycling 'Everesting' Record

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Mayor Muriel Bowser stands on the rooftop of the Hay-Adams Hotel near the White House and looks out at the words "Black Lives Matter" that have been painted in bright yellow letters on the street. Executive Office of the Mayor/Khalid Naji-Allah via AP hide caption

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D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser: 'Not At All' Reconsidering Police Funding

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Former Chief Scott Thomson, pictured in 2014, led the Camden County police from 2013 until 2019. The reconstituted countywide police department formed after the city dissolved the previous force. Mel Evans/AP hide caption

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Former Chief Of Reformed Camden, N.J., Force: Police Need 'Consent Of The People'

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Minnesota state Rep. Ruth Richardson and her son, Shawn, stand outside the Hallie Q. Brown Community Center in St. Paul, Minn. She represents areas south of St. Paul, about 15 miles from where George Floyd was killed. Laylah Amatullah Barrayn for NPR hide caption

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How A Mother Protects Her Black Teenage Son From The World

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A woman walks past a boarded up store in downtown Los Angeles on Sunday. Professor Jody David Armour says protesters today are more diverse and have more empathy than in 1992. Agustin Paullier/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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USC Professor On How Protests Have Changed Since LA Riots In 1992

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Montgomery's Capri Theatre, seen on March 22, was closed because of the coronavirus. Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed says the city health system's capacity to manage the crisis has hit unsustainable levels. Taylor Hill/Getty Images hide caption

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Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., attends a press conference on Feb. 26 on Capitol Hill. Omar tells NPR the progressive left "has moved the needle on the national conversation" surrounding certain policies. Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Ilhan Omar On Her Memoir And Moving The Needle Toward Progressive Policies

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People wait in line to get food distributed by the National Guard in Chelsea, Mass., on April 16. Harvard researchers found areas with more poverty, people of color and crowded housing had higher mortality rates for the coronavirus. Joseph Prezioso/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Harvard Researchers Find 'Inequality On Top Of Inequality' In COVID-19 Deaths

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Dozens have died of COVID-19 at the Brighton Rehabilitation and Wellness Center in Brighton Township, Pa., pictured on May 12. Pennsylvania's health secretary defended the state's plan to test every resident and staffer at every nursing home. Gene J. Puskar/AP hide caption

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