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A Covax tag is displayed on a shipment of Covid-19 vaccines from the Covax global vaccination program, at the Kotoka International Airport in Accra. Ghana received the first shipment of COVID-19 vaccines from Covax, a global scheme to procure and distribute inoculations for free, as the world races to contain the pandemic. NIPAH DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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The News Roundup For February 26, 2021

Over 500,000 people have died from COVID-19 in the United States. The Biden administration conducted its first known military operation, against Iranian-backed militias in Syria.

The News Roundup For February 26, 2021

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Rooting Out Extremism In The Police

"We need to talk about increasing diversity in police forces," says Vida Johnson, law professor at Georgetown University.

Rooting Out Extremism In The Police

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What We're Losing If More LGBTQ Nightlife Spaces Close

"For me, queer nightlife spaces have always been these places of possibility, of world-making, of learning to style yourself," says Madison Moore, professor of queer studies at Virginia Commonwealth University. What are queer bars and clubs doing to survive, and what happens to communities if they don't?

What We're Losing If More LGBTQ Nightlife Spaces Close

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Cryptocurrency: What You Need To Know Now

Companies like MasterCard and Tesla are embracing cryptocurrency. But what does cryptocurrency's popularity mean for the U.S. dollar's global influence?

Cryptocurrency: What You Need To Know Now

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President Joe Biden says he'll commit to wiping $10,000 of student loan debt. But key Democrats are pushing for more. Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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The Future Of Student Loan Forgiveness

"Many, many, many people have student loan debt, but might not have finished their degrees and therefore aren't reaping the benefits of a degree," says The Atlantic's Annie Lowrey.

The Future Of Student Loan Forgiveness

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Customers wait in line to enter Frontier Fiesta in Houston, Texas. A winter storm has caused power outages and water disruptions for many people in Texas and the surrounding area. THOMAS SHEA/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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The News Roundup For February 19, 2021

Texas continues to deal with the aftermath of a winter storm that left millions without power and disrupted water service to the state. The Biden administration projects any American who wants the COVID-19 vaccine will be able to get one by the end of July. Meanwhile, protests in Myanmar continue, as well as the World Health Organization's vaccination efforts. We got to those stories and more on the News Roundup.

The News Roundup For February 19, 2021

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What The Texas Snowstorm Tells Us About America's Energy Infrastructure

"The weather is playing a huge role in this situation. Our infrastructure isn't built to handle this much demand for heating under these conditions," says Joshua Rhodes, energy researcher at the University of Texas at Austin.

What The Texas Snowstorm Tells Us About America's Energy Infrastructure

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Anna Malaika Tubbs' new book is "The Three Mothers: How the Mothers of Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, and James Baldwin Shaped A Nation." Anna Malaika Tubbs hide caption

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The Mothers Who Raised Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X and James Baldwin

"I decided to focus on mothers because of this further erasure that happens to mothers. Motherhood is so overlooked," says Anna Malaika Tubbs, author of "The Three Mothers: How the Mothers of Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, and James Baldwin Shaped A Nation."

The Mothers Who Raised Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X and James Baldwin

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Local Spotlight: The Power Of FOIA

"[FOIAs] are vital to my work...we've written dozens of stories in the past months alone, based on emails between public officials or reports from universities," says Andrea Gallo about the hundreds of public records requests she's filed during her years as a journalist.

Local Spotlight: The Power Of FOIA

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Delroy Lindo On Spike Lee, Chadwick Boseman And 'Da 5 Bloods'

We talked with Delroy Lindo about his journey to becoming an actor, and about the character he portrays in his latest film, Da 5 Bloods.

Delroy Lindo On Spike Lee, Chadwick Boseman And 'Da 5 Bloods'

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