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Shemia Reese holds the racial covenant that was in place for her home in St. Louis, Mo. Michael B. Thomas for NPR hide caption

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Investigations

Racial covenants, a relic of the past, are still on the books across the country

Racial covenants made it illegal for Black people to live in white neighborhoods. Now they're illegal, but you might still have one on your home's deed. And they're hard to remove.

A Higher Intelligence Poldoore
Lost In Heaven Poldoore

Shemia Reese holds the racial covenant that was in place for her home in St. Louis, Mo. Michael B. Thomas for NPR hide caption

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Racial covenants, a relic of the past, are still on the books across the country

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Growth Gidge
Perimeter Gidge
Never Stop The Bad Plus

Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., was censured by the House of Representatives and lost his committee assignments after posting a violent video on social media of a character with his image murdering a character with New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's image. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Rep. Gosar is censured over an anime video depicting him killing AOC

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Napauken Feat. Fruiterama (feat. Fruiterama) Shkoon
Jarra (Boshoco Remix) (feat. Boshoco Shkoon
Feel It Still Portugal. The Man
Silent Weapons (The Architects Of Manipulation) Mark McGuire
Untitled Ramtin Arablouei
Vines Emancipator
Parfums D'Aurore Folamour
These Are Just Places To Me Now Folamour

Davemaoite, the newly discovered mineral named after a prominent geophysicist, originated from the Earth's lower mantle. Aaron Celestian/Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County hide caption

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New mineral 'davemaoite' made an unlikely journey from the depths of the Earth

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I Am a Rock Paul Simon
Like a Rock Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band
W. 16th St. City of the Sun
Puerto Rico [Instrumental] IDK
10 Feet [Instrumental] IDK
Seven Crows Marley Carroll
Shiver Marley Carroll
Piano Fights 65daysofstatic

A bag of assorted pills and prescription drugs dropped off for disposal is displayed during the Drug Enforcement Administration's 20th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day earlier this year in Los Angeles. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 100,000 people died of a drug overdose from April 2020 to April 2021. Patrick T. Fallon/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Drug overdose deaths in the U.S. have topped 100,000 for the first time

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