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Armed homeowners Mark and Patricia McCloskey stood in front of their house in June 2020, confronting protesters who were marching to St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson's house. Missouri Gov. Mike Parson has made good on his promise to pardon the couple, who had pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges. Laurie Skrivan/AP hide caption

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Chelsea Rivera stands outside Franklin County evictions court in Columbus, Ohio on Monday. The single mother is behind $2,988 in rent and late fees for the one bed-room apartment she rented for herself and her three young sons. Andrew Welsh-Huggins/AP hide caption

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Police on Tuesday are seen near a public transit area outside the Pentagon where a police officer was killed. Pentagon Police Chief Woodrow Kusse said the FBI is leading the investigation. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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Annie Kunz in the women's heptathlon 100-meter hurdles during the Olympic trials in Eugene, Ore., in June. Building her training regimen around recent findings from sex-specific sports medicine research has made a difference in her performance, says Kunz, who is competing at the Tokyo Olympics. Steph Chambers/Getty Images hide caption

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COVID-19 patients receive treatment at the St. Luke Foundation for Haiti hospital in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on July 16. The country received its first shipment of COVID-19 vaccine doses that month. Ricardo Arduengo/Reuters hide caption

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A Bright Spot Amid Haiti's Woes: Its 1st Mass Rollout Of COVID Vaccines

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A special open enrollment period on all Affordable Care Act marketplaces, including on the federal insurance exchange, HealthCare.gov, runs until Aug. 15. Many people qualify for free or low-cost plans. HealthCare.gov/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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Uninsured Or Unemployed? You Might Be Missing Out On Free Health Insurance

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Lora Webster of The United States plays a shot during the Women's Sitting Volleyball final Gold Medal match at the London 2012 Paralympic Games. She'll be competing in Tokyo this year. Dan Kitwood/Getty Images hide caption

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Greece's Evangelia Papazoglou and Evangelia Platanioti compete Monday in the preliminary for the duet free artistic swimming event in Tokyo. Their hopes are now dashed after Greek officials said the team will not participate in the group or duet artistic swimming events. Alexander Safonov/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images hide caption

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