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After the murder conviction of Derek Chauvin, Black police officers in America are considering what's changed and what hasn't in the year since George Floyd's death. Siede Preis/Getty Images hide caption

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After Chauvin Verdict, Black Police Officers Consider What Has Changed

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A ball of fire erupts from a building housing various international media, including The Associated Press, after an Israeli airstrike on Saturday in Gaza City. AP staffers and other tenants safely evacuated the building after the Israeli military telephoned a warning that the strike was imminent. Mahmud Hams/AP hide caption

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An Israeli airstrike hits the high-rise building housing The Associated Press's offices in Gaza City on Saturday. The attack came roughly an hour after the Israeli military ordered people to evacuate the building. Hatem Moussa/AP hide caption

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WHO Report Calls Pandemic 'Preventable Disaster,' Calls Out Lack Of Global Leadership

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Blinken To Head North On Arctic Trip

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A beekeeper inspects honey frames in 2018 in Ploerdut, western France. There's been an increase in stolen beehives in 2021. Fred Tanneau/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Stolen Beehives Devastate French Beekeepers

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Covid Inc. in Tempe, Ariz., has been selling audiovisual equipment for decades. CEO Norm Carson says people sometimes come in to the building looking for a COVID-19 test. Kevin Myles hide caption

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When Your Company Is Named Covid, You've Heard All The Jokes

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David Taylor, who has muscular dystrophy, relies on a ventilator to live. During the power outages across Texas in February, he had to be transported to a hospital before his ventilator's backup battery ran out. Rodger Mallison/Undark Magazine hide caption

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A screen shows canceled incoming flights at T.F. Green International Airport in Warwick, R.I., on March 30, 2020. Consumer advocates and two senators say airlines are sitting on nearly $15 billion in refunds owed to customers for canceled travel. Joseph Prezioso/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Complaints Soar As Customers Fight Airlines For Refunds From Pandemic Cancellations

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Journalist Masha Borzunova during a taping of the show Fake News in TV Rain's Moscow studios. Lucian Kim/NPR hide caption

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Russian Show 'Fake News' Wages Lone Battle Against The Kremlin's TV Propaganda

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President Biden answers a question about the conflict between Israel and Hamas militants on Thursday at the White House. His public comments on the situation in the Middle East have been limited while the administration says it is focused on diplomacy behind the scenes. T.J. Kirkpatrick/Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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Biden Takes Muted Approach To Violence In Israel And Gaza

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Billionaire Sun Dawu built an agriculture empire just outside Beijing. Now his conglomerate, Dawu Group, is slipping out of his control. Noel Celis/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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