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Winnie, Samantha Balaban's dog, shakes hands with her human. Photo Illustration by Becky Harlan/NPR hide caption

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It's never too late to train your dog. These 6 tips can help you get started

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The James Webb Space Telescope will be capturing pictures of the very first stars in the universe and help scientists study the atmosphere of planets orbiting stars outside of our solar system to see if they might be habitable. NASA/AP hide caption

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U.S. soldiers take part in a joint military combat exercise with Estonian soldiers in 2017 near Tapa, Estonia. The U.S. is readying 8,500 troops to possibly deploy to Eastern Europe. Sean Gallup/Getty Images hide caption

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In this Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012 file photo, lottery scratch-off tickets and other items for sale are displayed at a Sunoco gas station and market in Lapeer, Mich. Mike Householder/AP hide caption

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Football fans reveled in the exciting matchup between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Buffalo Bills in the AFC Divisional Playoff game at Arrowhead Stadium — but the game's ending in overtime left some feeling unsatisfied. Jamie Squire/Getty Images hide caption

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Homeless camps are often blamed for crime but experts say it's not so simple

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Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban tweeted of his new online pharmacy: "All drugs are priced at cost plus 15% ! Sign up and share your thoughts and experiences with us !" Tom Pennington/Getty Images hide caption

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Former Minneapolis police officers J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao are charged with failing to provide medical care to George Floyd as Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck. Hennepin County Sheriff's Office/AP hide caption

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Rapper Cardi B wears a Thierry Mugler design as she arrives with rapper Offset at the Grammy Awards in 2019. Valerie Macon/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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The Barrow-in-Furness Borough Council is looking for the next landlord of Piel Island, about half a mile off England's northwestern coast. One of their main responsibilities will be running a centuries-old pub called The Ship Inn. Simon Cotterill/Flickr hide caption

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Supporters of Julian Assange outside the Royal Courts of Justice last month in London. Nearly two months later, London's High Court ruled that Assange can seek appeal against his extradition to the U.S. Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images hide caption

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There are several ways older adults can get free rapid antigen tests, but Medicare will not reimburse them when they purchase them. Frederic J. Brown /AFP via 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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Dhaval Bhatt plays Monopoly with his children, Hridaya (left) and Martand, at their home in St. Peters, Missouri. Martand's mother took him to a children's hospital in April after he burned his hand, and the bill for the emergency room visit was more than $1,000 — even though the child was never seen by a doctor. Whitney Curtis for Kaiser Health News hide caption

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The doctor didn't show up, but the hospital ER still billed $1,012

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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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Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks as he greets embassy staff at the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv on Jan. 19. The State Department is ordering family members of embassy staff to leave. Alex Brandon/Pool via AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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