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Denise Freeman (center), a former Lincoln County Board of Education member and community activist, calls a plan to consolidate polling places in the rural Georgia county "unconscionable." Stephen Fowler/Georgia Public Broadcasting hide caption

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A Georgia county set off a tense debate by planning to reduce polling sites

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The expanded child tax credit briefly slashed child poverty. Here's what else it did

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After her inauguration ceremony, new Honduran President Xiomara Castro met Vice President Harris at the presidential house in Tegucigalpa. Orlando Sierra/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Justice Stephen Breyer, photographed in 2021. Elizabeth Gillis/NPR hide caption

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Justice Stephen Breyer, an influential liberal on the Supreme Court, to retire

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A prisoner looks out of his jail window as protesters gather outside the federal detention center in Miami on June 12, 2020, during a demonstration over the death of George Floyd. Chandan Khanna/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Flaws plague a tool meant to help low-risk federal prisoners win early release

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U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks about Russia and Ukraine during a briefing at the State Department in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday. Brendan Smialowski /POOL/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Supporters of then-President Donald Trump gather outside the Michigan State Capitol in 2020. Rey Del Rio/Getty Images hide caption

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Prosecutors in multiple states are investigating false Electoral College submissions

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., has launched her campaign for reelection to her San Francisco-based congressional seat. She has not signaled plans yet about whether she will seek another term as the House Democratic leader. Eric Lee/Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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A soldier pauses in territory controlled by pro-Russian militants in eastern Ukraine. The U.S. and its allies are preparing responses and counter-responses if Russia invades Ukraine. Alexei Alexandrov/AP hide caption

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Rep. Terri Sewell, a Democrat from Alabama, represents the state's only Black-majority district in Congress. She's pictured here alongside Rep. Joyce Beatty, a Democrat from Ohio, and Martin Luther King III, in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 17, 2022. Jose Luis Magana/AP hide caption

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WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 29: Pro-life activists participate in the 48th annual March for Life outside the U.S. Supreme Court January 29, 2021 in Washington, DC. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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The Supreme Court will hear arguments in the fall over the constitutionality of Harvard University's affirmative action program. Charles Krupa/AP hide caption

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The Supreme Court adds affirmative action to its potential hit list

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This year's tax filing season will begin on Monday. Most people have until April 18 this year to submit their returns. Patrick Sison/AP hide caption

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The IRS faces backlogs from last year as a new tax filing season begins

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Soldiers of Poland, Britain, the United States and Romania take part in military exercises at the military training ground in Bemowo Piskie, Poland, on Nov. 18, 2021. Janek Skarzynski/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., chairperson of the House panel investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol insurrection, testifies before the House Rules Committee in December. J. Scott Applewhite/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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