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Pharmaceutical company Merck says is shelving its two COVID-19 vaccine candidates, saying that the results of clinical trials fell short of its goals. Budrul Chukrut/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images hide caption

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Under Solicitor General Noel Francisco, the Trump administration regularly leap-frogged over appeals courts, going directly to the Supreme Court to block decisions it didn't like from federal trial courts. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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Biden's Solicitor General Faces Tough Choices On Trump Supreme Court Positions

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Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., seen here at the U.S. Capitol on Thursday, said the upcoming impeachment trial against former President Donald Trump will be "fair" but "move at a relatively fast pace." Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Anna Romero had to quit her part-time job during the coronavirus pandemic to care for her husband, Ivan, who has dementia. Anna Romero hide caption

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According to a review published in 2018, nearly 75% of the drugs approved by the Food and Drug Administration in the 21st century had no data associated with their use during pregnancy. Orbon Alija/Getty Images hide caption

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Demonstrators raise their arms and chant "Hands up, don't shoot" on Aug. 17, 2014, as they protest the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Fatal Police Shootings Of Unarmed Black People Reveal Troubling Patterns

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Daphne Rubin-Vega played Mimi in Rent. "It was a lot of fun to actually be able to practically apply my research of partying ..." she says. "I knew these people. I knew this world." She's pictured above with Adam Pascal in New York Theatre Workshop's 1996 production of rent. Joan Marcus hide caption

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13,140,000 Minutes: It's Been 25 Years Since The First Performance Of 'Rent'

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President Biden is expected to sign off on new travel restrictions on non-U.S. travelers from South Africa, Brazil, the United Kingdom, Ireland and 26 countries in Europe. David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Olympic Runner Alexi Pappas On Learning To Ask For Help

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Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, pictured during a daily press conference at National Palace in Mexico City last week, says he's tested positive for the coronavirus. Ismael Rosas/Eyepix Group/Barcroft Media via Getty Images hide caption

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Cicely Tyson says her mother did not want her to be an actress. "But in my gut, I knew there was something there that I was put here to do," Tyson says. Cooper Neill/Getty Images for MegaFest 2017 hide caption

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'Just As I Am': Cicely Tyson Reflects On Her Long Career

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Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, arrives for an event on the coronavirus with President Biden at the White House on Thursday. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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Rescuers carry a worker who was trapped in a gold mine to an ambulance in the city of Qixia in China's Shandong province. Eleven workers trapped for two weeks by an explosion inside the mine were brought safely to the surface on Sunday. Chen Hao/AP hide caption

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"This is a reminder to all of us that the pandemic continues and that this is a tricky virus," New Zealand's director-general of health, Ashley Bloomfield, said Sunday. Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images hide caption

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The Trojan Women — And Many More — Speak Up In 'A Thousand Ships'

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Israeli tourists walk through the Deira district near Dubai's grand souk in December. Christopher Pike for NPR hide caption

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As Israelis Flock To UAE, They See A New Precedent: Peace Deals Without Giving Ground

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