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Former Defense Secretary Gates: Pushing Away Peaceful Protesters Was 'A Bad Mistake'

Gates also told NPR on Thursday that it's time to change the names of Confederate bases. "There comes a moment when things become possible and people ought to seize a moment when it presents itself."

Unknown Desire Handbook
Last Songbird Handbook
Electric Door Bell Machine Garage a Trois
Purgatory Garage a Trois
Paper Crane Absofacto

A volunteer received a shot of the experimental Moderna vaccine against COVID-19 in March as part of a safety study. Ted S. Warren/AP hide caption

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Questions About How Crash Program Is Picking Coronavirus Vaccines To Back

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Under a Warm Rain The American Dollar
Can't Hurt Me The American Dollar
Euphoric Magic Mokhov
Emotion Motion Mokhov

Allison Loggins-Hull and Nathalie Joachim are two of the artists featured in the Library of Congress' Boccaccio Project, a collection of songs inspired by the coronavirus pandemic. Erin Patrice O'Brien/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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A New Library Of Congress Project Commissions Music Of The Coronavirus Pandemic

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Bridges Jenny Lin, Cliff Eidelman
Chirizakura Geoffrey Keezer
Lighthouse Leavv
Valley Leavv

Albert Sykes (left), with his eldest son, Aidan, at home this week in Jackson, Miss. Courtesy of the Sykes family hide caption

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From Trayvon Martin To George Floyd, A Dad And Son Keep Protesting For Equality

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Surly Bonds Blue Dot Sessions
The Envelope Blue Dot Sessions
It's Obvious Chastity Belt
Migration Marley Carroll
Luna Moth Marley Carroll

Kipo (center) and friends make their surprisingly cheerful way through a post-apocalyptic hellscape beset by giant mutant animals in Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts. Netflix hide caption

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Netflix

'Kipo And The Age Of Wonderbeasts' Returns, Weirder And Warmer Than Ever

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Megabunny Attack Daniel Rojas
We Will Find Them Daniel Rojas
Friday I'm In Love (Focus Mix) ST*RMAN

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Former Defense Secretary Gates: Pushing Away Peaceful Protesters Was 'A Bad Mistake'

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