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Buddhists Prepare To Observe Bodhi Day, When Siddhartha Gautama Became Buddha

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Santa Is Trading In A Sleigh And Reindeer For Pandemic-Safe Ways To Visit Children

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2020 Book Concierge: Mary Louise Kelly Picks 'Hamnet' By Maggie O'Farrell

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World's Loneliest Elephant Is Moved To Be With More Pachyderms

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An error at the IRS caused thousands of non-Americans living overseas to mistakenly receive $1,200 stimulus checks last spring. Miami Herald/TNS via Getty Images hide caption

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IRS Says Its Own Error Sent $1,200 Stimulus Checks To Non-Americans Overseas

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Nepal & China Remeasured Mount Everest. How Tall Is It Now?

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Buildings and homes were flooded after Hurricane Laura hit near Lake Charles, La., in August. Five named storms came ashore in Louisiana in 2020 — part of a record-setting Atlantic hurricane season. David J. Phillip/AP hide caption

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Too Many Storms, Not Enough Names

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The Long Tradition Of Presidential Concession Speeches In The U.S.

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Used N95 masks are collected at Boston's Massachusetts General Hospital on April 13. Hospital staff members wrote their names on the masks so each could be returned after being cleaned, a strategy used to alleviate critical shortages of respirator masks. Blake Nissen/Boston Globe via Getty Images hide caption

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A Revamped Strategic National Stockpile Still Can't Match The Pandemic's Latest Surge

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Mary Steenburgen Discusses True Love And Holiday Cheer On 'Happiest Season'

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BBC Launches Artificial Intelligence Tool To Read Its Articles To Listeners

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Doug Emhoff joins his wife, Kamala Harris, for a get-out-the-vote rally Nov. 2 in Philadelphia. With Harris set to become vice president, Emhoff has said he will give up his career, for now, to serve as second gentleman. Michael Perez/AP hide caption

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Poised To Be America's 1st Second Gentleman, Doug Emhoff Shakes Up Gender Stereotypes

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Joe Biden and his wife, Jill Biden, wear masks as they mark Memorial Day. The president-elect has consistently worn masks amid the pandemic, and he's already talking to governors about trying to implement a national mask mandate. Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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To Combat The Pandemic, Biden Will Aim To Depoliticize Mask-Wearing

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Some Health Care Workers Are Wary Of Getting COVID-19 Vaccines

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TikTok Users Band Together To Write 'Ratatouille:' The Musical

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Pastor Juan D. Shipp is the radio personality responsible for The Last Shall Be First: The JCR Records Story, Vol. 1, a new collection of old gospel songs. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'The Last Shall Be First': A Lost Chapter Of Gospel, Saved From Extinction

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The members of New York-based brass quartet The Westerlies are rehearsing together thousands of miles apart, thanks to Audio Movers. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Musicians Turn To New Software To Play Together Online

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Anya Taylor-Joy plays a swaggering chess prodigy in the new Netflix hit, The Queen's Gambit. It's success may lead to a shortage of chess sets this holiday season. Phil Bray/Netflix hide caption

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Can't Find A Chess Set? You Can Thank 'The Queen's Gambit' For That

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Researchers point to a devastating new development: Fentanyl is making swift inroads in the western U.S., where it used to be rare. Cornelia Li for NPR hide caption

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Street Fentanyl Surges In Western U.S., Leading To Thousands Of Deaths

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Obama On Racial Issues During His Presidency Through Lens Of His New Memoir

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Scientists Discover A Link Between Lack Of Deep Sleep And Alzheimer's Disease

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