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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy delivers a virtual address to Congress at the U.S. Capitol on March 16, 2022, less than a month after Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Ukraine invasion — explained

Volodymyr Zelenskyy went from comedian to icon of democracy. This is how he did it

As Russia launched its full-scale invasion of Ukraine, expectations were low for Ukraine's president. But Volodymyr Zelenskyy has confounded both his allies and his enemies with his performance.

Meredith Draughn of B. Everett Jordan Elementary School was named 2023's School Counselor of the Year by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA). Kimberly Lyddane hide caption

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Kimberly Lyddane

How grown-ups can help kids transition to 'post-pandemic' school life

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy delivers a virtual address to Congress at the U.S. Capitol on March 16, 2022, less than a month after Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Ukraine invasion — explained

Volodymyr Zelenskyy went from comedian to icon of democracy. This is how he did it

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Volodymyr Zelenskyy went from comedian to icon of democracy. This is how he did it

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Research participant Heather Rendulic prepares to grasp and move a can of tomato soup at Rehab Neural Engineering Labs at the University of Pittsburgh. Tim Betler/UPMC and University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences hide caption

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Spinal stimulation can improve arm and hand movement years after a stroke

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Joan Brown's Joan + Donald, 1982, Oil enamel on canvas, 72 1/4 x 60 in. (183.5 x 152.4 cm), collection of Adam Lindemann Venus Over Manhattan, New York hide caption

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Mr. Whiskers is ready for his close-up: When an artist's pet is also their muse

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History

How Presidents' Day came to be

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How Presidents' Day came to be

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Trombone Shorty leads a binational jam session with music students from New Orleans and Havana. Debbie Elliott/NPR hide caption

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Musicians in New Orleans and Cuba explore their shared heritage and similar sounds

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