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Stacey Abrams speaks during a church service in Norfolk, Va., on Oct. 17. A political organization led by the Democrat is branching out into paying off medical debts. Fair Fight Action said it's donating $1.34 million from its political action committee to wipe out debt owed by 108,000 people in Georgia, Arizona, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. Steve Helber/AP hide caption

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LGBTQ rights advocates protest efforts to pass legislation restricting the participation of trans student athletes on Sept. 20 at the Texas State Capitol in Austin, Texas. Gov. Greg Abbott signed the bill into law Monday. Tamir Kalifa/Getty Images hide caption

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A vendor walks through Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, in March. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Why Puerto Rico leads the U.S. in COVID vaccine rate — and what states can learn

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Tammy and Benny Alexie have been married for over 35 years. Until Hurricane Ida, they had lived in the same house in Barataria, La. Sarah McCammon/NPR hide caption

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Benny watched his house drift away. Now, his community wants better storm protection

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Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra said the overdose epidemic has grown so severe that new measures are needed to keep people with addiction alive. He is seen here on Capitol Hill in September. Greg Nash/Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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Overdose deaths are so high that the Biden team is embracing ideas once seen as taboo

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Santa Fe County Sheriff Adan Mendoza speaks during a press briefing Wednesday. Sam Wasson/Getty Images hide caption

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It's too early for charges in 'Rust' shooting — but 'no one has been ruled out'

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Prior to his arrest on charges stemming from the riot at the U.S. Capitol, Alan Hostetter led protests against lockdown policies related to COVID-19 and pro-Trump "Stop The Steal" rallies in California. In a recent video posted to the platform BitChute, he said he will represent himself at trial, while wearing a hat saying "COVID IS A SCAM." Screenshot via BitChute hide caption

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Why some alleged Capitol rioters are acting as their own attorneys

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Actor Alec Baldwin, seen in 2015. Experts predict a tremendous legal fallout after Baldwin pulled the trigger on a gun used as a prop while filming Rust in New Mexico and unwittingly killed a cinematographer and injured a director. Seth Wenig/AP hide caption

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Prosecutors decried as a double standard the decision to allow the people Kyle Rittenhouse shot to be referred to "arsonists," "looters" or "rioters." Sean Krajacic/AP hide caption

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A military police officer walks near a destroyed gate in Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael on Oct. 12, 2018. The Pentagon says climate change is a national security concern. Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Climate change is a risk to national security, the Pentagon says

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Emails show that the firing of Tennessee'€™s former vaccination director, Michelle Fiscus, caught the state'€™s top health leaders off guard and sent them scrambling for answers. Meanwhile the health commissioner fumed over the praise fellow coworkers heaped on the ousted employee. AP hide caption

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Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., arrives at the U.S. Capitol on Oct. 5. Her opposition to Democrats' proposed spending package is forcing changes, but her specific positions have been hard to pin down. Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images hide caption

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A Marcher hold signs that reads "Anti-Semitism = Anti-Human" as they walk across the Brooklyn Bridge in January 2020. Ira L. Black - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images hide caption

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Rain falls as people cross the street during an autumn Nor'easter on Tuesday in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. New York and New Jersey declared states of emergency as the storm brought heavy rain and strong winds to the area. Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images hide caption

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A "Now Hiring" sign hangs at the entrance to a Winn-Dixie supermarket in Hallandale Beach, Fla. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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How employers can win workers back (and keep them) after the 'Great Resignation'

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