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Tuesday

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Kate Davis searches for home on her new album 'Fish Bowl'

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Saturday

Mikaela Shiffrin of Team United States reacts during the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Women's Slalom on Saturday in Are, Sweden. Jonas Ericsson/Agence Zoom/Getty Images hide caption

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Mikaela Shiffrin breaks the record for most alpine skiing World Cup race wins

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Friday

Mikaela Shiffrin of Team United States takes 1st place during the Alpine Ski World Cup Women's Giant Slalom on Friday in Are, Sweden. Jonas Ericsson/Agence Zoom/Getty Images hide caption

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Monday

TikTok says every account held by a user under the age of 18 will automatically be set to a 60-minute daily screen time limit in the coming weeks. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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TikTok to limit the time teens can be on the app. Will safeguards help protect them?

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Thursday

Former Nicaragua presidential candidate Felix Maradiaga reunits with his wife Berta Valle and his daughter Alejandra, walk together after Maradiaga arrived from Nicaragua at Washington Dulles International Airport, in Chantilly, Va., on Feb. 9. Jose Luis Magana/AP hide caption

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What it's like to be a freed Nicaraguan political prisoner

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Friday

Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep interviews Hakeem Jeffries at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 25, 2023. Catie Dull/NPR hide caption

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Hakeem Jeffries says Democrats won't pay a 'ransom note' to GOP over debt ceiling

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Friday

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Harvard restores fellowship for human rights advocate critical of Israeli policies

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Friday

While the U.S. military has used burn pits in other conflicts, one expert says they were exceptionally large in Iraq and Afghanistan. Scott Nelson/Getty Images hide caption

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What is the legacy of burn pits? For some Iraqis, it's a lifetime of problems

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Friday

Migrants from Venezuela, who boarded a bus in Del Rio, Texas, disembark within view of the US Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday. Stefani Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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GOP governors sent buses of migrants to D.C. and NYC — with no plan for what's next

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Monday

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice announced in late December that residents older than 80 would be able to receive doses of the vaccine from their county health departments. Chris Jackson/AP hide caption

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West Virginia's Vaccination Rate Ranks Among Highest In World

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Wednesday

Workers at an urgent care facility in Woodbridge, Va., check health records while testing patients for COVID-19 on April 15, 2020. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Electronic Health Records May Be Delaying COVID-19 Vaccinations

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Monday

Alicia Keys and Hrishikesh Hirway in Netflix's new documentary series, Song Exploder — an adaptation of Hirway's popular podcast. Matt Sayles/Netflix hide caption

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Hrishikesh Hirway On Taking 'Song Exploder' To Netflix

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Friday

Sing Sing Correctional Facility in Ossining, N.Y. Mary Altaffer/AP hide caption

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For Inmates With COVID-19, Anxiety and Isolation Make Prison 'Like A Torture Chamber'

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Thursday

Tanisha Long founded an unofficial Black Lives Matters chapter in Pittsburgh. She is actively campaigning for Joe Biden to win Pennsylvania, a key swing state in the election. Nate Smallwood for NPR hide caption

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Outside The Focus Of Major Parties, Black Pittsburghers Vow To Get Out The Vote

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Wednesday

Elizabeth Neumann, assistant secretary of counterterrorism and threat prevention at the Department of Homeland Security, testifies at a House subcommittee hearing on confronting white supremacy and the adequacy of the federal response in June 2019. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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Former DHS Official: Trump Pouring 'Fuel On The Fire' Of Domestic Extremism

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Friday

Teacher Alisha Morris created an interactive tracker of coronavirus in schools, current through Aug. 23, including this map, created by another volunteer. The National Education Association will now take on updates to the database. US schools tracker/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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How Many Coronavirus Cases Are Happening In Schools? This Tracker Keeps Count

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Monday

Verso Fiction

'It's Not Religion': In 'The Runaways,' Bhutto Examines The Lure Of Extremism

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Friday

Scientists, artists, thinkers, activists and journalists gather for meals and conservation in an episode of Pan y Circo, hosted by Diego Luna (center). Amazon Studios hide caption

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Diego Luna Says Shared Meals On 'Pan Y Circo' Transformed Cast And Crew Alike

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Thursday

Maria Ressa, CEO of the Rappler news site, leaves a Philippine regional trial court after being convicted for cyber libel on June 15. Ressa, a veteran journalist and outspoken critic of President Rodrigo Duterte, is the focus of A Thousand Cuts, a documentary to be released virtually in the U.S. on Aug. 7. Ezra Acayan/Getty Images hide caption

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Philippine Journalist Maria Ressa: 'Journalism Is Activism'

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Wednesday

The historic Ashtabula Lift Bridge in Ashtabula, Ohio opened in 1925. Da'Shaunae Marisa for NPR hide caption

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In Ashtabula, Ohio, Young People Fight For The County's Political Future

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Wednesday

Jane Elliott, an educator and anti-racism activist, first conducted her blue eyes/brown eyes exercise in her third-grade classroom in Iowa in 1968. Gina Ferazzi/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images hide caption

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We Are Repeating The Discrimination Experiment Every Day, Says Educator Jane Elliott

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