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Why Does The Navy Have So Few Black Admirals? Some Blame A Culture Of Discrimination

Some say Black sailors have to navigate both unconscious and active bias in the Navy.

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Heather Wilcox-Nicholls lost her job with Mattress Firm during the pandemic. She had been with the company for about five years and was about to take on a new store as a manager. Krista Rossow for NPR hide caption

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These Women Built Careers In Retail. The COVID-19 Crisis Tore Through Their Stores

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Why Does The Navy Have So Few Black Admirals? Some Blame A Culture Of Discrimination

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A harvester works through a field of corn near Santa Rosa, Calif. This corn has been genetically modified, and contains bacterial genes that kill certain insects, but the genes have become less effective. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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As Biotech Crops Lose Their Power, Scientists Push For New Restrictions

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A child bride, age 14, participated in wedding rituals in a Hindu temple in India's Madhya Pradesh state in 2017. An estimated 1.5 million underage girls marry each year in India, according to the United Nations. The pandemic appears to be causing a spike in numbers. Prakash Hatvalne/AP hide caption

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Child Marriages Are Up In The Pandemic. Here's How India Tries To Stop Them

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To See Darkness Elkhorn
DNA Akira Kosemura

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Play It Forward: Laraaji Loves To Laugh

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