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Vice President Harris addresses the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Unity Summit on Wednesday. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Harris To Asian Americans: Turn Pain And Outrage Into Political Power

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Few Asian and Pacific Islander actors are cast in lead movie roles, with Dwayne Johnson being one exception, according to a new study. Joel C Ryan/Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP hide caption

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Engaging with Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month: A reading list

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In the project "Suburban Chinatown," photographer Jessica Chou explores daily life in a cluster of majority-Asian suburbs in the San Gabriel Valley, a 10-minute drive east of Los Angeles. Through the project, she tackles the notion of the suburban landscape and how immigrant communities fit into that narrative. Jessica Chou hide caption

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Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, accompanied by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., addresses a news conference last week in Washington. Hirono introduced the legislation in the Senate. Jose Luis Magana/AP hide caption

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In Rare Moment Of Bipartisan Unity, Senate Approves Asian American Hate Crimes Bill

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Hawaii Democratic Sen. Mazie Hirono speaks during a press conference on the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act at the Capitol on Tuesday. Stefani Reynolds/Getty Images hide caption

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Protestors march at a rally against Asian hate crimes past the Los Angeles Federal Building in downtown Los Angeles , Saturday, March 27, 2021. Damian Dovarganes/AP hide caption

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New crowdfunding efforts are helping to pay for trips from taxis and ride-hailing apps for Asian American Pacific Islander community members who don't feel safe walking in cities such as New York and San Francisco. Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Top: Owner and instructor Edmon Muradyan, 46, instructs Jae Chung, 49, and Anthony Refuerzo, 61, during a firearms training course organized by Asian Americans for Asian Americans at the Marshall Security Training Academy & Range in Compton, Calif. Bottom left: Bullet casings in the shooting range. Bottom right: A participant shows her paper target after her first time at a shooting range. Jane Hahn for NPR hide caption

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As Asian Americans Seek Safety From A Rise In Attacks, Some Look To Guns

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