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NPR poll: The delta surge pushed Americans further behind in all walks of life

Many families are under financial stress, parents see kids seriously behind in school, huge rent bills and looming evictions and delayed medical care has negative consequences, to name a few.

Space companies like Blue Origin are grabbing headlines with the promise of a new era of space tourism, mostly recently with the plan to send William Shatner to the edge of space. But unless you're lucky, space is still out of reach for most of the public. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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William Shatner is bound for space, but the rest of us will have to wait

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Will Cobbs and Pete Simpson play FBI agents interrogating Emily Davis's Reality Winner, in Is This a Room. Chad Batka hide caption

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This new Broadway play doesn't have a script — but it does have a transcript

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