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Ron Shehee had been at the federal prison complex in Lompoc, Calif., only a few months when the pandemic struck. Meron Menghistab for NPR hide caption

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As COVID spread in federal prisons, many at-risk inmates tried and failed to get out

Federal prisons saw a significant rise in deaths during the pandemic years, NPR found. Of those who died from COVID-19, nearly all were elderly or had health conditions, and many had tried to get out.

The acting U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, Kristina Kvien, left Ukraine last month when the invasion began and is now just over the border in Poland. Yuriy Dyachyshyn /AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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We're trying everything to avoid WWIII, acting U.S. ambassador to Ukraine says

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A dog runs at a park in San Diego, Calif. Claire Trageser/KPBS hide caption

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Adopted a dog during the pandemic? Put a leash on it or pay, if you live in San Diego

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Ron Shehee had been at the federal prison complex in Lompoc, Calif., only a few months when the pandemic struck. Meron Menghistab for NPR hide caption

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As COVID spread in federal prisons, many at-risk inmates tried and failed to get out

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Female spongy moths laying eggs on a tree in Vermont, 2021. The eggs overwinter on the tree and hatch the following spring. Jane Lindholm/VPR hide caption

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New name, same destructive habits: Meet the Spongy Moth

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In Los Angeles, gas cost more than $5 a gallon last week. In the rest of the country, gas is a relative bargain at just over $4 a gallon. Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Gas prices surge to above $4 a gallon, near a national record

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The Secretary of Defense asked the Supreme Court on Monday to restore the department's authority over the deployment of Navy SEALs who refuse to get a COVID-19 vaccine. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Pentagon asks Supreme Court to allow it to stop the deployment of unvaccinated SEALs

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After the invasion, The Manhattan restaurant Russian Samovar posted signs showing support for Ukraine. Camille Petersen hide caption

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At a Russian restaurant in NYC, the terrors of war hit home

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