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Taras Shevchenko (left) and Kateryna Pavlenko from the band Go_A sing exclusively in Ukrainian and represented Ukraine on the main stage in 2021 at Eurovision, the popular European song contest. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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For Ukrainian musicians, rejecting Russia is a matter of national pride

Ukrainian musicians are turning away from Russia, and sometimes the Russian language, as they try to reassert their country's identity. Some who used to sing in Russian now only perform in Ukrainian.

Susan DeFrance retired two years ago and moved to a mobile home park on the ocean to cut expenses. Now with inflation, she's worried about outliving her savings. Susan DeFrance hide caption

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Inflation has many retirees worried about outliving their savings

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Taras Shevchenko (left) and Kateryna Pavlenko from the band Go_A sing exclusively in Ukrainian and represented Ukraine on the main stage in 2021 at Eurovision, the popular European song contest. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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For Ukrainian musicians, rejecting Russia is a matter of national pride

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Merck's anti-viral drug molnupiravir isn't popular with doctors who prefer to prescribe another antiviral, Paxlovid. Merck & Co Inc. hide caption

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Doctors find limited use for less effective COVID pill

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Tourists visit the South Shetland Islands in Antarctica in 2019. A new study suggests that tourism and research activity in the most heavily trafficked part of the continent are leading to significantly more snow melt. Johan Ordonez /AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Soot is accelerating snow melt in popular parts of Antarctica, a study finds

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott speaks near the Rio Grande in September 2021 in Del Rio, Texas. Texas has been leading the legal effort against the Biden administration's border and immigration policies. Julio Cortez/AP hide caption

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A key pillar of Biden's immigration policy is going on trial this week in Texas

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