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Three-quarters of American adults agree with the guilty verdict for former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in the killing of George Floyd, according to a new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll released nearly a year after Floyd's death. Nathan Howard/Getty Images hide caption

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Poll Details The Very Different Views Of Black And White Americans On Race And Police

A new NPR poll underscores the often-sharp differences Americans have when it comes to race, discrimination and policing — but there has been a shift over the last year.

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Three-quarters of American adults agree with the guilty verdict for former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in the killing of George Floyd, according to a new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll released nearly a year after Floyd's death. Nathan Howard/Getty Images hide caption

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Where Views On Race And Police Stand A Year After George Floyd's Murder

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Pastor J.P. Conway leads the Acklen Avenue Church of Christ in Nashville. When members started telling him they got vaccinated, he began keeping track. Now, he says 99% have been immunized. Blake Farmer/WPLN News hide caption

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Houses Of Worship Grapple With The Vaxxed And Unvaxxed Divide

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Anchorage, Alaska, resident Hans Dow built his own sawmill and began milling his own boards after lumber prices skyrocketed over the past year. Emily Schwing for NPR hide caption

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As Lumber Prices Climb, DIYers Cut Out The Middle Man And Mill Their Own

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"Recycle art activist" Thomas Dambo makes gentle giants from scrap wood, old pallets, twigs and debris. Above, the troll Marit in It Sounded Like a Mountain Fell in Wulong, China. Jacob Keinicke/Thomas Dambo hide caption

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Far From The Internet, These Big, Benevolent Trolls Lure Humans To Nature

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Eighth-graders Braeden Collett (left), Bo Porter, Brennan Williams and Dominique Jannat explored the "various things that get done behind the scenes" to make their campus run smoothly in their winning podcast "Whodunnit?" Arden Barnes for NPR hide caption

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The Best Student Podcasts: An 8th-Grade Homage To A School's Unsung Heroes

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