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The Coronavirus Crisis

His Mom Was Sick In India During The Second Wave. He Wrote A Poem About It — And Hope

Manas Ray, a biochemist in Cambridge, Mass., wrote "Praying From A Distance" about the toll COVID-19 has taken on his family in India. He submitted it as part of an NPR poetry callout last month.

President Biden and first lady Jill Biden arrive Wednesday at Royal Air Force Mildenhall in England ahead of the G-7 summit. The president will try to reestablish U.S. global leadership and repair old friendships. Joe Giddens/Pool via AP hide caption

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World Leaders Are Meeting To Tackle Climate Change And Pandemic Recovery

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Dave Benscoter rediscovered the Iowa Flat and other apples by finding watercolor paintings like this commissioned by the USDA. U.S. Department of Agriculture hide caption

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An Apple Detective Rediscovered 7 Kinds Of Apples Thought To Be Extinct

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His Mom Was Sick In India During The Second Wave. He Wrote A Poem About It — And Hope

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The late Rev. Farrell Duncombe (left) spoke with his friend Howard Robinson for a StoryCorps conversation in 2010 about how his role models helped shape him as a leader in his Alabama community. Elizabeth Straight for StoryCorps hide caption

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How Role Models Like Rosa Parks Shaped A Distracted Kid Into A Leader

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U.S. Sens. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., are the two most prominent Democrats to support the notion that the Senate needs to pursue bipartisan legislation on virtually every front. Samuel Corum/Getty Images; Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Moderate Democrats Flex Their Power In The Senate, Making Progressives Impatient

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