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Kelly Clements, United Nations deputy high commissioner for refugees, says that the Biden administration's promise to welcome more refugees into the U.S. sets an important tone on the international stage. Johan Ordonez/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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U.N. Official: Biden Plan To Boost Refugee Resettlement 'Sends Important Signal'

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National Guard members examine a terrain model of Capitol Hill on Thursday. U.S. Capitol Police requested the guardsmen stay another two months after threats of further violence emerged. Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Former U.S. Agency for Global Media CEO Michael Pack contracted with a private law firm to investigate his own staff, a task usually done by government specialists. U.S. Agency for Global Media hide caption

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Canada Post is providing prepaid postcards to 13.5 million households in the country. This is one of six designs that will arrive in mailboxes this week and next. Canada Post hide caption

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How Canada Post Is Encouraging Folks To Reach Out And Write With Free Postcards

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Vice President Harris leaves the Capitol on Thursday after casting a procedural vote to start debate on the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images hide caption

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Ghana is the first country to receive a shipment of COVID-19 vaccines from the global COVAX program. Above: The vaccines are unloaded at the Kotoka International Airport in Accra on February 24. Nipah Dennis/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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A pumpjack operates in the desert oil fields in southern Bahrain on April 22, 2020. Bahrain and other members of the OPEC+ alliance decided Thursday to keep output largely unchanged as they hope to push crude prices even higher after a recent rally. Mazen Mahdi/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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The marquee of the IFC Center in Manhattan welcomes viewers back after being closed nearly one year Ryan Kailath/NPR hide caption

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The Movie Industry Holds Its Breath As New York Reopens Theaters

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Former Laurel, Md., police chief David Crawford is under arrest, facing dozens of criminal charges related to a string of arson attacks on homes and garages. Prince George's County Fire/EMS Department hide caption

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School desks make up an exhibit called "Pandemic Classroom" at the United Nations in New York City. Each of the 168 seats represents 1 million children living in countries where schools have been entirely closed almost a year. Timothy A. Clary/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Empty Desks At U.N. Represent Millions Of Children Who Have Missed School In Pandemic

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Stockton, Calif., resident Susie Garza displays the debit card on which she received a monthly stipend as part of a pilot universal basic income program. The program began in 2019, when this photo was taken. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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Kevin Chen, an assistant professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, envisions a time when his insect-sized drone could be used as a search and rescue robot — to find survivors in disaster debris that bigger drones couldn't reach. Kevin Yufeng Chen hide caption

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Don't Swat This Bug. It Might Be A Robot On A Rescue Mission

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Scotch whisky producers are welcoming news of a breakthrough on tariffs, which came as the industry adjusted to both Brexit and then the COVID-19 pandemic. Here, an employee rolls a whisky barrel at the Glenturret Distillery in Crieff, central Scotland, last week. Andy Buchanan/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Dr. Raj Panjabi, the newly named head of the President's Malaria Initiative, treating patients during a visit to Liberia, where he was born and lived until 1990. He'll lead the effort to prevent and treat malaria around the world. Each year, some 400,000 people die of a disease that, he notes, is "preventable and treatable." Gabriel Diamond/Skoll Foundation hide caption

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First lady Jill Biden and Education Secretary Miguel Cardona tour Benjamin Franklin Elementary School in Meriden, Conn. Mandel Ngan/AP hide caption

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New Education Secretary Miguel Cardona Wants Schools Open 'As Soon As Possible'

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