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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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