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Breakthrough COVID Infections Add Even More Chaos To School's Start In 2021

Some kids are getting sick or passing the coronavirus to vaccinated family and friends. It's all unnerving to many parents. "It felt like a terrible head cold," one dad says. "My brain was foggy."

Voters cast their midterm ballots on Nov. 6, 2018, at Briles Schoolhouse in Peoria Township, Kan. Whitney Curtis/Getty Images hide caption

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New Laws Have Basically Ended Voter Registration Drives In Some Parts Of The U.S.

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Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi meets with Afghan Taliban leader Abdul Ghani Baradar in Tianjin, China, on July 28. Li Ran/Xinhua News Agency via Getty Images hide caption

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Here's What A Taliban-Controlled Afghanistan May Mean For China

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Breakthrough COVID Infections Add Even More Chaos To School's Start In 2021

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Sister Doris Engelhard, a 72-year-old Franciscan nun and master brewer at the Mallersdorf Abbey brewery in northeastern Bavaria. Lena Mucha for NPR hide caption

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A Pilgrimage To Meet Germany's Last Beer-Brewing Nun

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For many Americans who struggle with depression, anxiety or other mood disorders, cost remains a major hurdle to getting treatment, according to a survey published by the National Alliance on Mental Illness. ljubaphoto/Getty Images hide caption

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Many Americans Are Reaching Out For Mental Health Support — But Can't Get It

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