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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.

Blurry Nymano feat. Hyume
Mirage Nymano feat. j'san
Trains Poppy Ackroyd
The Dream Poppy Ackroyd
Chirizakura Geoffrey Keezer

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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Mansions of Millions of Years Mammal Hands
Kandaiki Mammal Hands
Angelic Breaths Mokhov
Hello Tomorrow Mokhov

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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U.S. Department of Agriculture

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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Prayer in Passing Anoushka Shankar
Beloved Anoushka Shankar
The Nighttide Creatures Those Who Ride With Giants
The Endless Stride Those Who Ride With Giants

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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Great Is Thy Faithfulness-(instrumental) Bill Ward
I Must Tell Jesus Bill Ward
Brothers On A Hotel Bed Death Cab for Cutie
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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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Fireflies Marley Carroll
Luna Moth Marley Carroll
Necrology The Cinematic Orchestra
Entr'acte The Cinematic Orchestra, Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra et. al.
Friday I'm In Love Walt Ribeiro

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