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An NPR investigation into the SolarWinds attack reveals a hack unlike any other, launched by a sophisticated adversary intent on exploiting the soft underbelly of our digital lives. Zoë van Dijk for NPR hide caption

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A 'Worst Nightmare' Cyberattack: The Untold Story Of The SolarWinds Hack

Russian hackers exploited gaps in U.S. defenses and spent months in government and corporate networks in one of the most effective cyber-espionage campaigns of all time. This is how they did it.

Families are reunited as travelers arrive on the first flight from Sydney in Wellington on Monday after Australia and New Zealand opened a trans-Tasman quarantine-free travel bubble. Marty Melville/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Joy, Relief In Airports As Australia And New Zealand Open 'Travel Bubble'

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An NPR investigation into the SolarWinds attack reveals a hack unlike any other, launched by a sophisticated adversary intent on exploiting the soft underbelly of our digital lives. Zoë van Dijk for NPR hide caption

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A 'Worst Nightmare' Cyberattack: The Untold Story Of The SolarWinds Hack

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Jamel Hill, a fourth year medical student, confronted a stark reality when he went into medical school. But through the racial microaggressions, he also found mentors who guided him through the hardest times. He just matched in a physical medicine and rehabilitation residency at the University of Kentucky. "It's a dream I've had since high school," he says. Farah Yousry/WFYI hide caption

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Being Mentored Helps Black Medical Students Face Isolation, Racial Microaggressions

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Lisa Przekop, director of admissions at University of California, Santa Barbara, says that many high schoolers this year wrote their application essays about depression and anxiety during the pandemic. Patricia Marroquin/Moment Editorial/Getty Images hide caption

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How The Pandemic Changed The College Admissions Selection Process This Year

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Ruby Medina is part of a community of skateboarders on TikTok, and at her local skate park in Venice, Calif. Social media is driving a huge demand for boards at her family's skate shops. Shayn Almeida hide caption

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How TikTok And Skater Girls Are Sending Skateboard Sales Off The Wall

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