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The March Madness logo on the court during a men's college basketball game during the NCAA tournament in Indianapolis. The Supreme Court has eroded the difference between elite college athletes and professional sports stars. Paul Sancya/AP hide caption

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The Supreme Court Sides With NCAA Athletes In A Narrow Ruling

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Shipping containers are stacked high at the Port of Los Angeles in April. Supply chain disruptions are hitting small-business owners across the United States. Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Cargo Is Piling Up Everywhere, And It's Making Inflation Worse

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A Father's Day Gift From Meghan To Harry Is Now A Kids' Book

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Visitors feel the heat in California's Death Valley earlier this week. This record-setting heat wave's remarkable power, reach and unusually early appearance is giving meteorologists yet more cause for concern about extreme weather in an era of climate change. Patrick T. Fallon/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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A tram drives through an empty downtown Lisbon, Portugal, on Friday. Portuguese authorities banned all weekend travel in and out of the capital to cut down on any further spread of the coronavirus to other parts of the country. Armando Franca/AP hide caption

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The 90-foot tall carving of Stonewall Jackson, Robert E. Lee and Jefferson Davis at Stone Mountain State Park in Georgia was completed in 1972. In recent years, activists have increased calls for the Confederate imagery to be removed. Emil Moffatt/WABE hide caption

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Confederate Imagery On Stone Mountain Is Changing, But Not Fast Enough For Some

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A cone shows the probable path of the storm center. Tropical Depression Claudette is expected to regain strength and become a tropical storm again. Screenshot by NPR/National Hurricane Center hide caption

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Joni Mitchell's Blue, which turns 50 years old on June 22, 2021, is an inquiry into personal storytelling, a document of the process of sharing heartache that changes every time someone hears it. Evening Standard/Getty Images hide caption

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A bid for tenure by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been opposed by a leading donor of the journalism school, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Publisher Walter Hussman. Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Peabody Awards; Benjamin Krain/Arkansas Democrat-Gazette hide caption

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UNC Journalism School Tried To Give Nikole Hannah-Jones Tenure. A Top Donor Objected

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Police say a driver in a pickup truck plowed into bicyclists competing in a community road race in Arizona, critically injuring several riders. Authorities say officers then chased down the driver Saturday and shot him outside a nearby hardware store. Jim Headley/The White Mountain Independent via AP hide caption

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In this 2010 file photo, a worker rides a bicycle in front of the reactor building of the Bushehr nuclear power plant, just outside the southern city of Bushehr. Iran's sole nuclear power plant has undergone a temporary emergency shutdown, state TV reported on Sunday. Majid Asgaripour/AP hide caption

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Photographer Taylor Lockwood found the rare mushroom Hypocreopsis rhododendri growing in the United States, a discovery that delighted scientists and mushroom devotees. Taylor F. Lockwoood hide caption

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Enthusiastic Amateurs Advance Science As They Hunt For Exotic Mushrooms

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A teen gets a dose of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine last month at Holtz Children's Hospital in Miami. Nearly 7 million U.S. teens and preteens (ages 12 through 17) have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine so far, the CDC says. Eva Marie Uzcategui/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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A few years ago Cleveland linked climate policy and social equity. Now the Ohio city is hoping to use federal funding to help achieve its climate action goals. Ryan Kellman/NPR hide caption

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The White House Wants To Fight Climate Change And Help People. Cleveland Led The Way

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