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Demetria McFarland, a teacher who is spearheading the move to relocate the Confederate statue, says growing up in Marshall, Texas, "We always knew what it stood for. It was just one of those taboo things."
Census Bureau Director Steven Dillingham, wearing a face covering printed with the words "2020 Census," faced questions from lawmakers Wednesday on plans for finishing the count. NPR has learned the bureau recently decided to end door knocking on Sept. 30, increasing the risk of an undercount.
People wave thin blue line flags while they attend a Back the Blue rally in support of police departments on Quincy Shore Drive in Quincy, Mass. on June 20.
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West Atlanta resident Harriet Feggins has been out of work since March because of the pandemic. So far she has managed to pay her electric bill by scraping together odd jobs and dipping into her 401(k). "I'm trying to do everything I can," she says, but she worries it won't be enough.
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Makaya McCraven has a unique style where he makes improvised live recordings, then builds on them in the studio. His new album, which uses this method, is called Universal Beings E&F Sides.
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