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A Brief History Of How Racism Shaped Interstate Highways

Part of President Biden's infrastructure plan aims to promote racial equity. Professor Deborah Archer says highway planners in the mid-20th century sometimes purposefully destroyed Black communities.

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Civil rights attorney Nekima Levy Armstrong is among those in Minneapolis and around the world who have been closely watching Derek Chauvin's trial on charges of murder and manslaughter in George Floyd's death. Jim Mone/AP hide caption

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Derek Chauvin Trial Breaks 'Blue Wall Of Silence,' But Will It Transform Policing?

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A Brief History Of How Racism Shaped Interstate Highways

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The Texas Supreme Court has allowed an emergency order to expire. Housing groups warn that this could result in thousands of people losing their homes to eviction. Tenants' rights advocates, like those pictured here in Boston, have pushed for stronger protections for renters during the pandemic. Michael Dwyer/AP hide caption

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The European Union's drug regulator on Wednesday announced its findings into the possible connection between AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine and rare blood clots. Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images hide caption

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