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Bootsy Collins, positively helping to keep the funk alive

At the beginning of lockdown, the legendary funk bassist began posting uplifting messages to Instagram, where they found a receptive audience in drummer Adam Deitch of the band Lettuce.

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In Uvalde, a woman in clown colors makes kids smile

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Bootsy Collins and Lettuce, positively helping to keep the funk alive

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Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks at the unveiling ceremony of a monument to Vladimir the Great outside the Kremlin in 2016. The 10th-century ruler of Kyiv never lived in Moscow. But Putin has sought to portray Vladimir the Great as a key figure in a unified, centralized Russian state that includes Ukraine. Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP hide caption

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Volodymyr vs. Vladimir: How rival statues explain the Russia-Ukraine conflict

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Michigan prisons ban Spanish and Swahili dictionaries to prevent inmate disruptions

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A woman loads her car at a food pantry in Norfolk, Virginia. Inflation sent food prices soaring just as emergency pandemic support for many people ended. Eze Amos for NPR hide caption

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Demand at food banks is way up again. But inflation makes it harder to meet the need

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