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Bureau of Land Management Acting Director William Perry Pendley, speaking at a conference last year. A federal judge has ruled that he isn't eligible to continue to serve in that office. Matthew Brown/AP hide caption

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Judge Amy Coney Barrett, pictured in 2018, is 48 years old and would likely serve for decades to come on the high court if confirmed by the Senate. Rachel Malehorn/rachelmalehorn.smugmug.com via AP hide caption

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Three potential coronavirus vaccines are kept in a tray at Novavax labs in Gaithersburg, Md., in March 2020. The company has moved into phase 3 trials in the U.K. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Novavax Researcher Says No Chance Of A 'Shortcut' In Vaccine Safety

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Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear addresses the media following the return of a grand jury investigation into the death of Breonna Taylor in Frankfort, Ky., on Wednesday. Beshear has made a request to Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron to release the grand jury transcripts to the public. Timothy D. Easley/AP hide caption

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Kentucky Governor: Breonna Taylor Grand Jury Transcripts Should Be Made Public

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The Tongass National Forest, near Ketchikan, Alaska. The Trump Administration is set to remove long-standing protections against logging and development in the forest. Elissa Nadworny/NPR hide caption

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The Space Force has touted its fielding of the first ever all-female space operations crew as a sign that it is living up to ideals of diversity and inclusion. The crew gained satellite control acceptance of GPS satellite SVN-76 in July 2020. Dennis Rogers and Kathryn Calvert/U.S. Air Force hide caption

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The Air Force Struggles With Diversity. Can The Space Force Do Any Better?

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Morgan Cooper holds newborn Lourice as her husband Saleh Totah and 4-year-old son look on. Lourice was delivered in June in a home birth in an inflatable swimming pool in the family's home in the West Bank city of Ramallah. They planned to travel to the U.S. but faced bureaucratic obstacles. Tanya Habjouqa/NOOR hide caption

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, here during a news conference last month, says his state is ready to respond if a surge of coronavirus infections emerges. Chris O'Meara/AP hide caption

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Shamsia Alizada, left school in 2018 after an ISIS suicide bomber struck the academy in Kabul where she was studying. Now she's scored the highest grades on Afghanistan's nation-wide university entrance exams at a time when negotiations with the Taliban threaten the rights of women in the country. Twitter/ Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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Interim Seattle Police Chief Adrian Diaz addresses a news conference about changes being made at the department, earlier this month. The SPD announced Thursday that an officer seen on video rolling his bicycle over a downed protester was suspended pending an investigation. Elaine Thompson/AP hide caption

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Magawa, a rat that has been trained to detect explosives, was awarded the PDSA Gold Medal on Friday for bravery in searching out unexploded land mines in Cambodia. PDSA via AP hide caption

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Bryant Johnson, who was Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's personal trainer, poses at the court in 2017 with his book, "The RBG Workout: How She Stays Strong ... and You Can Too!" J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Sir David Attenborough, shown here during a ceremony last September, broke the world record on Thursday for the fastest time to reach one million followers on Instagram. Asadour Guzelian /AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Michael Flynn, President Trump's former national security adviser, leaves the federal court following a status conference with Judge Emmet Sullivan in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 10, 2019. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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President Trump speaks about his campaign promises for Black voters at an event Friday in Atlanta. Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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An officer of the French National Gendarmerie guards an area near the former Paris offices of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, where two people were wounded Friday in an attack with a sharp object that one witness described as a hatchet. Arina Lebedeva/TASS/Getty Images hide caption

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