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Foreign aid takes many forms — and Trump and Biden have differing perspectives. Above: Members of the Honduran Armed Forces carry a box of COVID-19 diagnostic testing kits donated by the United States Agency for International Development and the International Organization for Migration. Orlando Sierra/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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New York City, as seen here from Jersey City, N.J. in May, is suing the Trump administration over its "anarchist" designation. Mark Lennihan/AP hide caption

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Students at Hillsborough High School in Tampa, Fla., wait in line to have their temperatures checked on Aug. 31. According to an updated tracker, Florida is one of three states that will offer full-time, in-person learning to more than 75% of students by Election Day. Octavio Jones/Getty Images hide caption

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The U.S. Capitol, seen here on April 13, remains closed to public tours and open only to members, staff, press and official business visitors. Al Drago/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Eric Parker of the Real 3%ers Idaho attends a convoy training exercise in western Idaho on Jan. 25. NPR has followed Parker's political evolution as he joins a wave of "patriot movement" figures seeking – and sometimes winning – public office. Jim Urquhart for NPR hide caption

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Militia Leader Known As The 'Bundy Ranch Sniper' Seeks A New Title: State Senator

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Nina Totenberg became NPR's legal correspondent in 1975. "In the beginning, NPR was a tiny little place," she says. Wanyu Zhang/NPR hide caption

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Nina Totenberg On Amy Coney Barrett, Anita Hill And Saying Goodbye To RBG

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Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who was captured on cellphone video kneeling on Floyd's neck for several minutes, still faces a higher charge of second-degree murder. Brommerich/AP hide caption

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Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Oct. 14. On Thursday, the committee voted to advance her nomination to the full Senate for a confirmation vote. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AP hide caption

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President Trump and U.S. Attorney General William Barr leave after delivering remarks on the 2020 census in the White House Rose Garden in 2019 in Washington, D.C. Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images hide caption

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The Justice Department says Google CEO Sundar Pichai (left) met privately with Apple chief Tim Cook in 2018 to discuss how their two companies could collaborate. Bertrand Guay/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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