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Demonstrators hold signs at a rally about redistricting outside the U.S. Supreme Court in 2019. The Census Bureau said Friday it has "suspended indefinitely" work on citizenship data that a GOP strategist said would be "advantageous to Republicans and Non-Hispanic Whites" during redistricting. Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post via Getty Images hide caption

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Biden Administration Tables Trump's Citizenship Data Request For Redistricting

Trump officials had directed the Census Bureau to use government records to produce data that a GOP strategist said would be "advantageous to Republicans and Non-Hispanic Whites" during redistricting.

South Korea's KF94 mask does a good job concealing Mona Lisa's smile — but how effective is it at preventing coronavirus spread? Above: masked pedestrians in a shopping district in Seoul. Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images hide caption

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Coronavirus FAQ: Why Am I Suddenly Hearing So Much About KF94 Masks?

There are N95s, reserved for health workers. There are KN95s, which you can buy easily — except that quality may vary. And now South Korea's KF94 masks are getting a lot of buzz.

Cemetery workers carry the remains of 89-year-old Abilio Ribeiro, who died of the new coronavirus, for burial at the Nossa Senhora Aparecida cemetery in Manaus, Amazonas state, Brazil, on Jan. 6. The day before, Manaus declared a 180-day state of emergency due to a surge of new cases of the coronavirus. Edmar Barros/AP hide caption

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Coronavirus Crisis Gets 'Even Worse' In Brazilian Amazon City Of Manaus

Another surge in coronavirus cases has collapsed Manaus' health system, leading hospitals to run out of beds and oxygen for patients. It's also having a deadly fallout in nearby communities.

A volunteer receives a shot as part of a COVID-19 vaccine trial at Soweto's Chris Sani Baragwanath Hospital outside Johannesburg on Nov. 30, 2020. Jerome Delay/AP hide caption

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'Until Everyone Is Safe, No One Is Safe': Africa Awaits The COVID-19 Vaccine

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, a Nobel Peace Prize recipient and former president of Liberia, says much of Africa may be left out until 2022. "We don't have the resources. It's as simple as that," she says.

'Until Everyone Is Safe, No One Is Safe': Africa Awaits The COVID-19 Vaccine

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Rep. James Clyburn has filed a bill in Congress that would make "Lift Ev'ry Voice And Sing" the U.S. national hymn. Stefani Reynolds/Getty Images hide caption

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Rep. James Clyburn Proposes To Make 'Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing' The National Hymn

Rep. James Clyburn says it's time for "Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing" to be honored as the national hymn, and on Jan. 13, he filed a bill to try to make that official.

Rep. James Clyburn Proposes To Make 'Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing' The National Hymn

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She Resisted Getting Her Kids The Usual Vaccines. Then The Pandemic Hit

A mother of three in Canada was opposed to getting her kids vaccinated against childhood diseases. The pandemic led her out of that movement. Getting there was a years-long search for answers.

She Resisted Getting Her Kids The Usual Vaccines. Then The Pandemic Hit

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Audience members in their cars drive past still photos from the Netflix film The Trial of the Chicago 7 at its drive-in premiere in Pasadena, Calif., in October. Pandemic restrictions have led studios to delay some movie releases or shift them from indoor theaters to streaming services. Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP hide caption

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New 007 Release Delayed For 3rd Time As Pandemic Continues To Batter Film Industry

No Time to Die, the 25th film in the James Bond saga, is scheduled to premiere in theaters Oct. 8, a year and a half past its original debut date, MGM said Friday.

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Jan. 8. A Twitter account believed to be linked to Khamenei was permanently banned Friday after posting a threatening image involving former President Donald Trump. Twitter told The Associated Press the account was a fake. Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP hide caption

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Twitter Bans Account Linked To Iran's Supreme Leader

An image that seems to threaten former President Donald Trump has prompted Twitter to deactivate an account linked to Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. The image also appears on Khameini's website.

Corine Dehabey, the director of programs for the Toledo office of US Together, pictured in a 2017 story. Today she says her organization is hopeful and excited for the changes coming under President Biden. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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Refugee Resettlement Coordinator Is Hopeful For What Comes Next Under Biden

Corine Dehabey runs a group that helps resettle refugees in Toledo, Ohio. She says her organization is "hopeful" and "excited" about Biden's plan to raise the number of refugees allowed into the U.S.

Refugee Resettlement Coordinator Is Hopeful For What Comes Next Under Biden

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People hold letters reading #NUCLEARBAN in New York City, in support of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, which took effect on Friday. Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images hide caption

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U.N. Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapons Takes Effect, Without The U.S. And Other Powers

"For the first time in history, nuclear weapons are going to be illegal in international law," says Elayne Whyte, who oversaw the treaty's creation.

A defining characteristic of the Resistance was its breadth in terms of what different groups cared about. March For Our Lives, for instance, brought together young Americans in favor of gun control. Jim Young/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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With Biden In Place, The 'Resistance' Tries To Pivot From Defense To Offense

With former President Donald Trump out of office, progressive groups are attempting the tricky pivot from fighting Trump's agenda to pushing a new one.

With Biden In Place, The 'Resistance' Tries To Pivot From Defense To Offense

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Cloe Shasha Brooks: The Search For Big Ideas

Anyone from anywhere can give a TED Talk. This hour, we're joined by curator Cloe Shasha Brooks, who leads a massive search each year to discover brilliant speakers who often fly under the radar.

Cloe Shasha Brooks: The Search For Big Ideas

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Christopher Myers, left, and his GED student, Ngoc Nguyen, right. Chelsea Aguilera/StoryCorps hide caption

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'I Have Wings Now': At Age 45, She Went Back To School

In 10th grade, Ngoc Nguyen dropped out of school in Vietnam to support her family. After earning a GED in the U.S., she told her teacher how much she appreciates the energy he gave to his students.

'I Have Wings Now': At Age 45, She Went Back To School

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After A Year Battling COVID-19, Drug Treatments Get A Mixed Report Card

Drugs for COVID-19 are sorted into three basic categories: They work, they don't work, or there simply isn't enough information to know. A generic steroid is one medicine that proved helpful.

After A Year Battling COVID-19, Drug Treatments Get A Mixed Report Card

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