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The pandemic's financial pressures cause many Americans to struggle with rent. Demonstrators march in the Old Town neighborhood of Chicago this June to demand a lift on the Illinois rent control ban and a cancellation of rent and mortgage payments. Max Herman/NurPhoto via Getty Images hide caption

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Poll workers at the Miami-Dade County Elections Department deposit returned mail-in ballots into an official ballot drop box on primary election day on Aug. 18 in Doral, Fla. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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How A Florida Elections Official Is Leaning On Creativity During A Complicated Year

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Attorney General William Barr and President Donald Trump want to pare back longstanding legal protections for Internet platforms. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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The American flag hangs in front of the New York Stock Exchange on September 21, 2020, in New York City. Citigroup estimates the U.S. economy lost $16 trillion over the past 20 years as a result of discrimination against African Americans. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Members of a rescue crew work to free a whale from a sandbar off the coast of Tasmania, Australia, on Tuesday. About 380 pilot whales have died in the mass stranding, one of the largest ever recorded. Brodie Weeding/AP hide caption

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Gale Sayers, who held or shared 12 NFL records when he retired, has died at age 77. He famously dedicated an award to his friend and teammate Brian Piccolo. Bettmann Archive via Getty Images hide caption

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A satellite image shows smoke and some of the major fires in Western states on Sept. 13. Sean McMinn/NPR, Source: RAMMB/Colorado State University hide caption

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People react after a decision in the criminal case against police officers involved in the death of Breonna Taylor, who was shot dead by police in her apartment, in Louisville. Carlos Barria/Reuters hide caption

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Boxes of Uncle Ben Converted Rice on a store shelf. Mars, Incorporated announced on Wednesday that it is changing the name of the brand to Ben's Original. Roberto Machado Noa/LightRocket via Getty Images hide caption

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Sizzler USA has filed for bankruptcy as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and related restrictions. Here, drivers pass a closed Sizzler restaurant in Montebello, Calif. Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Public opinion surveys show that Chinese and U.S. respondents show increasingly negative attitudes toward each other's countries. In China, reported levels of satisfaction with the Chinese government have grown. Veronaa/Getty Images hide caption

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As U.S. Views Of China Grow More Negative, Chinese Support For Their Government Rises

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Lidia Yermoshina (left), chairperson of the Belarusian Central Election Commission, hands over a presidential ID to President Alexander Lukashenko during an inauguration ceremony Wednesday at Independence Palace in Minsk. Andrei Stasevich/BelTA/Tass hide caption

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Former law clerks for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg stand on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., as they await the arrival of the casket on Wednesday. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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Huda Mohamed, a student at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va., has an immunodeficiency. She decided to take extra precautions by using Virginia's COVIDWISE app, which alerts users who may have been exposed to the coronavirus. Such apps are only available in a few states. Eman Mohammed for NPR hide caption

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A small sign identifies the hamlet of Swastika, N.Y. When an outsider suggested the tiny northern hamlet of Swastika should change its name, town supervisors quickly rejected a change. Ben Rowe/Plattsburgh Press-Republican hide caption

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Swastika, New York, Is Keeping Its Name

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