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People demonstrate in June in Los Angeles in favor of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Immigrant rights advocates hailed a Friday court ruling allowing new applications as a "huge victory for people who have been waiting to apply for DACA for the first time." Damian Dovarganes/AP hide caption

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Wilson County Commissioner Andy Miller says Dr. McKenney created a storm when she criticized President Trump's handling of the coronavirus pandemic. Jim McLean/KCUR hide caption

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Public Health Workers In Kansas Walk Away Over Pressure From Pandemic Politics

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Vice President Pence speaks Friday during a briefing on COVID-19 at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. John Bazemore/AP hide caption

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President Bill Clinton applauds Air Force pilot Scott O'Grady, who was shot down in Bosnia and survived six days in the woods, in 1995. Now a Trump supporter and tapped for a top Pentagon job, O'Grady has been endorsing baseless conspiracy theories related to the election. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Dr. Amir Khalil, a veterinarian from the international animal welfare organization Four Paws International, comforts Kaavan during his examination at the zoo in Islamabad, before leaving for Cambodia. Anjum Naveed/AP hide caption

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'He Will Be A Happier Elephant': Vet Describes What It Was Like To Rescue Kaavan

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Signs promoting the 2020 census hang on a fence in Reading, Pa., in September. The Census Bureau has found irregularities in this year's census responses that could affect the counting of millions of people. Ben Hasty/MediaNews Group/Reading Eagle via Getty Images hide caption

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The British Royal Air Force released photos of iceberg A68a on Friday. The massive floe is currently heading in the direction of the island of South Georgia. British Royal Air Force hide caption

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National Institutes of Health Director Dr. Francis Collins speaks during a Senate hearing earlier this year. On Thursday, Collins called on religious leaders to keep their worship spaces closed, despite rising protests from some church leaders. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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NIH Director Tells Churches To Do The "Altruistic, Loving Thing" And Stay Closed

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Toren McKnight of Central Point draws on the cement at the vigil for Aidan Ellison outside the Jackson County Courthouse in Medford, Ore., on Dec. 3. Erik Neumann/Jefferson Public Radio hide caption

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Oregon Town Grapples With Shooting Death Of 19-Year-Old Aidan Ellison

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A plane makes an emergency landing on Minnesota's 35W highway outside St. Paul. Minnesota Department of Transportation @MnDOT via Twitter hide caption

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Health care workers in Houston, Texas, perform a procedure on a patient in the COVID-19 intensive care unit on Thanksgiving. This past week has seen continued steep growth in cases, hospitalizations and deaths from COVID-19. Go Nakamura/Getty Images hide caption

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Pilar Quilantang Galang was one of more than 100 girls and women raped by members of the Japanese Imperial Army in the village of Mapaniqui on Nov. 23, 1944. She was 9 years old at the time. Even now, in her 80s, when she sees the ruins of the "Red House" (at rear of photo), where the rapes happened, she says, "I feel like I'm losing my mind. I wish it would be destroyed." Cheryl Diaz Meyer for NPR hide caption

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PHOTOS: Why These World War II Sex Slaves Are Still Demanding Justice

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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos appears in Phoenix in October. On Friday, the Education Department announced an extension of pandemic relief measures for federal student loan borrowers. Matt York/AP hide caption

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Education Department Extends Student Loan Payment Freeze Through January

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Democratic Rep. Earl Blumenauer of Oregon has been pushing for federal decriminalization laws for years and argued Americans already showed support by voting to legalize cannabis in states across the country. House Television via AP hide caption

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Farmers protest Thursday on a highway at the Delhi-Haryana state border in India. They have descended upon the borders of New Delhi to protest new farming laws that they say will open them to corporate exploitation. Manish Swarup/AP hide caption

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Crowds Of Indian Farmers Gather For Days To Protest New Agriculture Laws

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