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People demonstrate in June in Los Angeles in favor of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Immigrant rights advocates hailed a Friday court ruling allowing new applications as a "huge victory for people who have been waiting to apply for DACA for the first time." Damian Dovarganes/AP hide caption

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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos appears in Phoenix in October. On Friday, the Education Department announced an extension of pandemic relief measures for federal student loan borrowers. Matt York/AP hide caption

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Education Department Extends Student Loan Payment Freeze Through January

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People gather in front of the U.S. Supreme Court after several decisions were handed down on June 27, 2019. The high court ruled that the Constitution does not bar partisan gerrymandering. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Environmentalists warn that exploratory drilling, like that set to begin later this month, can be as or more dangerous that actaul extraction. Arvind Vallabh /Getty Images hide caption

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Offshore Drilling Set To Begin Off Florida Alarms Environmentalists

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Wilson County Commissioner Andy Miller says Dr. McKenney created a storm when she criticized President Trump's handling of the coronavirus pandemic. Jim McLean/KCUR hide caption

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Public Health Workers In Kansas Walk Away Over Pressure From Pandemic Politics

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A woman wears a hijab and an American flag mask during an election celebration last month in New York's Times Square. Erin Lefevre/NurPhoto via Getty Images hide caption

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Majority Of Muslims Voted For Biden, But Trump Got More Support Than He Did In 2016

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This photo provided by the University of Maryland School of Medicine shows the first patient enrolled in Pfizer's COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine clinical trial receiving an injection in May. Courtesy of University of Maryland School of Medicine /AP hide caption

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Toren McKnight of Central Point draws on the cement at the vigil for Aidan Ellison outside the Jackson County Courthouse in Medford, Ore., on Dec. 3. Erik Neumann/Jefferson Public Radio hide caption

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Oregon Town Grapples With Shooting Death Of 19-Year-Old Aidan Ellison

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A plane makes an emergency landing on Minnesota's 35W highway outside St. Paul. Minnesota Department of Transportation @MnDOT via Twitter hide caption

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The Muñoz family (from left: Jorge, Justin, Blanca and Luz) prepares meals from their kitchen in 2010. Jorge Muñoz hide caption

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A Family Tradition Of Feeding Workers In Need: 'You Do Not Need To Be Rich'

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Voters wave Biden-Harris campaign signs at the entrance to a polling station in Gwinnett County, Ga., on Nov 3. Gwinnett is one of the five Atlanta metro counties that saw a dramatic increase in turnout among Asian American and Pacific Island voters this year. Jessica McGowan/Getty Images hide caption

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Asian American And Pacific Islander Turnout Helped Hand Biden Georgia

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Former Google AI research scientist Timnit Gebru, shown in September 2018, says she was abruptly fired from the tech giant after a dispute involving a research paper. Kimberly White/Getty Images for TechCrunch hide caption

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Google Employees Call Black Scientist's Ouster 'Unprecedented Research Censorship'

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National Institutes of Health Director Dr. Francis Collins speaks during a Senate hearing earlier this year. On Thursday, Collins called on religious leaders to keep their worship spaces closed, despite rising protests from some church leaders. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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NIH Director Tells Churches To Do The "Altruistic, Loving Thing" And Stay Closed

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