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The Harvard Opportunes is one of the four groups to advance to the final stages of UpStaged National Collegiate Performing Arts A Cappella Championship. Dylan Zhou/Twins Talent Casting hide caption

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4 Teams Head Into Finals Of Collegiate A Cappella Championship

Described as Pitch Perfect meets March Madness, the competition received performance videos from hundreds of groups. Groups can win cash prizes for charities.

Beth McDonough (center) with her wife and stepdaughter. "Whether it's right or wrong, we still look to the president's family and the vice president's family as a representation of what the quintessential American family looks like," said McDonough. Via Beth McDonough hide caption

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As A Stepparent, Kamala Harris Puts 'Families You Choose' In The Spotlight

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House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., supports bringing earmarks back with limits. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Democrats Want To Bring Earmarks Back As Way To Break Gridlock In Congress

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PJ Morton's new track for Morning Edition's Song Project, "Still Here," is about working through a year full of challenges and loss. Matt Robertson/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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On 'Still Here,' PJ Morton Reflects On Surviving 2020

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Tom Vilsack served as secretary of agriculture during the Obama administration and has been a trusted adviser to President-elect Joe Biden. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Biden Plans To Bring Vilsack Back To USDA Despite Criticism From Reformers

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Elez Biberaj was acting director of Voice of America until Tuesday, when he accepted a demotion rather than retire. Voice of America hide caption

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VOA Director Forced Aside In Drive To Embed Trump Loyalists Before Biden Era

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The Harvard Opportunes is one of the four groups to advance to the final stages of UpStaged National Collegiate Performing Arts A Cappella Championship. Dylan Zhou/Twins Talent Casting hide caption

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4 Teams Head Into Finals Of Collegiate A Cappella Championship

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