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Ghana is the first country to receive a shipment of COVID-19 vaccines from the global COVAX program. Above: The vaccines are unloaded at the Kotoka International Airport in Accra on February 24. Nipah Dennis/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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The marquee of the IFC Center in Manhattan welcomes viewers back after being closed nearly one year Ryan Kailath/NPR hide caption

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The Movie Industry Holds Its Breath As New York Reopens Theaters

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Former Laurel, Md., police chief David Crawford is under arrest, facing dozens of criminal charges related to a string of arson attacks on homes and garages. Prince George's County Fire/EMS Department hide caption

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According to Zhang Zhixiong's family, Juxin Mining Co. paid for several village infrastructure projects, including building new apartment complexes for local residents. The buildings were weeks away from completion before Zhang was arrested and now stand abandoned in the middle of the village. Emily Feng/NPR hide caption

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School desks make up an exhibit called "Pandemic Classroom" at the United Nations in New York City. Each of the 168 seats represents 1 million children living in countries where schools have been entirely closed almost a year. Timothy A. Clary/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Empty Desks At U.N. Represent Millions Of Children Who Have Missed School In Pandemic

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Stockton, Calif., resident Susie Garza displays the debit card on which she received a monthly stipend as part of a pilot universal basic income program. The program began in 2019, when this photo was taken. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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Kevin Chen, an assistant professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, envisions a time when his insect-sized drone could be used as a search and rescue robot — to find survivors in disaster debris that bigger drones couldn't reach. Kevin Yufeng Chen hide caption

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Don't Swat This Bug. It Might Be A Robot On A Rescue Mission

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Scotch whisky producers are welcoming news of a breakthrough on tariffs, which came as the industry adjusted to both Brexit and then the COVID-19 pandemic. Here, an employee rolls a whisky barrel at the Glenturret Distillery in Crieff, central Scotland, last week. Andy Buchanan/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Dr. Raj Panjabi, the newly named head of the President's Malaria Initiative, treating patients during a visit to Liberia, where he was born and lived until 1990. He'll lead the effort to prevent and treat malaria around the world. Each year, some 400,000 people die of a disease that, he notes, is "preventable and treatable." Gabriel Diamond/Skoll Foundation hide caption

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Former Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao used her agency's resources to assist in personal errands and to help her family, according to an Office of Inspector General report. Samuel Corum/Getty Images hide caption

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