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Ciera Amaro's art is one of the submissions to a project called Dispatches from Quarantine. Ciera Amaro via Alexandra Zapruder hide caption

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Dispatches From Quarantine: How Young People Are Documenting History

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French police arrested suspected Lego thieves. And last month, a man in Oregon was arrested after local police suspected he stole $7,500 worth of Lego toy sets. Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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People Are Stealing Legos. Here's Why

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Scientists have made new more accurate comparisons between types of atomic clocks. Jun Ye hide caption

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Scientists Get Closer To Redefining The Length Of A Second

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Democratic Rep. Andy Kim of New Jersey recently spoke out on Twitter about being discriminated against for his ethnicity while he served as an adviser in the State Department. Julio Cortez/AP hide caption

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Rep. Andy Kim On State Department Racism: 'My Own Government Questioned My Loyalty'

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Sheila Tyson, a Jefferson County commissioner in Birmingham, Ala., is fighting to get more doses of COVID-19 vaccines into communities of color in her state. Andi Rice/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Alabama Official On Vaccine Rollout: 'How Can This Disparity Exist In This Country?'

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Dr. John Nkengasong, the director of the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, tells NPR he's working on multiple fronts to bring vaccines to the continent. Michael Tewelde/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Africa CDC Director On The Continent's Outlook For Vaccinations

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Grover Nicodemus Street, a military veteran who has been a nurse for more than two decades, is among the traveling nurses on the front lines in the battle against coronavirus. Grover Nicodemus Street hide caption

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'War Doesn't Even Compare': A Year In The Life Of A Traveling Nurse

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Canada Post is providing prepaid postcards to 13.5 million households in the country. This is one of six designs that will arrive in mailboxes this week and next. Canada Post hide caption

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How Canada Post Is Encouraging Folks To Reach Out And Write With Free Postcards

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In this photo provided by Jason Torlano, Zach Milligan is shown on his descent down Half Dome in Yosemite National Park, Calif., on Feb. 21. The two men climbed some 4,000 feet to the top of Yosemite's Half Dome in subfreezing temperatures and skied down the famously steep monolith to the valley floor. Jason Torlano/AP hide caption

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How 2 Skiers Conquered Yosemite's Half Dome

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Rena Logan, a member of a Cherokee Freedmen family, shows her identification card as a member of the Cherokee tribe at her home in Muskogee, Okla., in this photo from October 2011. She is among the some 8,500 people whose ancestors were enslaved by the Cherokee Nation in the 1800s. David Crenshaw/Associated Press hide caption

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Cherokee Nation Strikes Down Language That Limits Citizenship Rights 'By Blood'

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Visitors wear masks at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in October. The museum's director says the Met is considering selling art to pay for operating expenses. John Minchillo/AP hide caption

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The Met Considers Selling Its Art To Stave Off Financial Shortfall

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Army Capt. Jennifer Peace, Army Staff Sgt. Patricia King (center) and Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Akira Wyatt attend a hearing on Transgender Service Policy on Capitol Hill in 2019. King and other trans troops have long fought for the right to serve openly prior to Trump's ban, and she hopes there is more legislation to follow Biden's repeal to ensure something like that does not happen again. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images hide caption

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'Time For Us To See Action': A Call To Carry Out Biden's Order On Trans Troops

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Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., arrives for Joe Biden's inauguration sporting mittens made from repurposed wool that were gifted to him by Jen Ellis, a teacher in Vermont. Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Meet Jen Ellis, The Woman Behind Bernie Sanders' Inauguration Day Mittens

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