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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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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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Undocumented Students Face Big Challenges With Remote Learning

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Former Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao used her agency's resources to assist in personal errands and to help her family, according to an Office of Inspector General report. Samuel Corum/Getty Images hide caption

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Carol Clapp, a 73-year-old widow from Epping, N.H., and her new sweetheart, Al, on a beach in New Zealand. Carol Clapp hide caption

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Stranded in Paradise: N.H. Retiree Rides Out Pandemic In New Zealand

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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speaks at an event on the steps of the U.S. Capitol for the "For The People Act of 2021" on Wednesday. Eric Baradat/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Prosecutors say Ethan Nordean, seen with a bullhorn, led members of the far-right group the Proud Boys in the Jan. 6 riot. He faces federal charges, but will be released from custody while he awaits trial. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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A health care worker holds a vial of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine at South Shore University Hospital in Bay Shore, N.Y., on Wednesday. Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Some U.S. Faith Leaders Express Moral Concerns About Johnson & Johnson Vaccine

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CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said in an interview with NPR on Wednesday that the nation is fighting headwinds in the fight to end the pandemic from new variants of the virus and efforts to rollback coronavirus restrictions. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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'Now Is Not The Time To Stop Wearing A Mask,' Says CDC Director Rochelle Walensky

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