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Tarawa atoll, Kiribati, is pictured in 2004. The Pacific island nations of Kiribati and Samoa have announced rare COVID-19 lockdowns after dozens of international travelers tested positive for the virus. Richard Vogel/AP hide caption

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Arizona Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema was censured for siding with Senate Republicans to protect the filibuster, effectively dooming the passage of major voting rights legislation. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Sen. Barbara Blackmon, D-Canton, speaks at the well in the Mississippi Senate Chamber in Jackson on Thursday. Blackmon was among the Black lawmakers who walked out of the Senate Chamber in protest on Friday. Rogelio V. Solis/AP hide caption

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Brian Laundrie speaks with an officer after police pulled over the van he was traveling in with his girlfriend, Gabrielle "Gabby" Petito near the entrance to Arches National Park in August. The Moab Police Department via AP hide caption

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Architect Clive Wilkinson's design for the famed Googleplex set a high bar for other Silicon Valley companies eager to keep employees at home in the office. Jessica Pons for NPR hide caption

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Architect behind Googleplex now says it's 'dangerous' to work at such a posh office

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Rupali Limaye is a behavioral and social scientist at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health hide caption

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Avah Lamie is in fifth grade and lives in Hartford, Vt. The pandemic brought a big loss of stability for kids, experts say. Michele Abercrombie/NPR hide caption

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What life is like for an 11-year-old

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Amadou Diallo's murder became symbolic of the NYPD plainclothes excesses. Courtesy of the Diallo Family. hide caption

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New Yorkers want gun violence to end. A controversial police unit returns to help

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Vietnamese Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh arrives for a great chanting ceremony at Vinh Nghiem Pagoda in Ho Chi Minh City in 2007. Nhat Hanh, who helped pioneer the concept of mindfulness in the West, died at age 95 on Saturday. AP file photo hide caption

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A performer from the Beija Flor samba school parades during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2020. The 2022 Carnival festivities in Rio will be held in late April rather than the final weekend of February, as the number of coronavirus cases in Brazil spikes and the omicron variant spreads across the country. Leo Correa/AP file photo hide caption

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People walk past the Sol Tribe tattoo shop where two women were shot and killed and a man injured on Dec. 27 in Denver, Colo. It was the first in a series of shootings that claimed five lives across the area. Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images hide caption

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Attorney General Garland pledges a comprehensive response to violent crime

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European carriers are urging the European Union to alter so-called "use it or lose it" regulations forcing airlines to continue flying empty or near-empty flights. Frank Augstein/AP hide caption

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People attend the March for Life rally on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on Friday. The march, in its 49th year, comes as a Supreme Court decision on abortion rights could unravel Roe v. Wade. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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Marina Kluchnikov reads to her youngest child, Sasha, 3, as husband Artyom Kluchnikov looks on and daughter Olenka, 11, reads a book of her own. With Russian troops amassed along Ukraine's border, they worry if an invasion could be imminent. Pete Kiehart for NPR hide caption

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Despite fears of a Russian invasion, one Ukrainian family tries to keep life normal

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Rosie Brennan of the United States competes in a Tour de Ski, women's 10-kilometer freestyle, interval start cross-country ski event, in Dobbiaco (Toblach), Italy, on Jan. 5, 2021. She is planning to compete at the Beijing Winter Olympics next month. Alessandro Trovati/AP hide caption

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Could the world become too warm to hold Winter Olympics?

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