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When these Kentucky students needed a subject for their podcast, they looked to the bright blue office around the corner, where their school's buildings and grounds team is based.

The findings underscore the often-sharp differences Americans have when it comes to race, discrimination and policing ahead of the first anniversary of George Floyd's killing.

The price of lumber has more than doubled during the pandemic. Now, people are turning to extreme DIY for building projects. Instead of buying boards, they're buying their own sawmills.

Some see "Forever Marilyn," the 26-foot statue of the Hollywood icon, as sexist. Others see it as tacky. City officials see it as a major tourist draw.

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro asks retired Lt. Gen. Russel Honore about a commission to investigate the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol and to recommend changes to further protect the complex.

Gibert Jeune, which held a prominent place in Parisians hearts, is one of the latest to close. The pandemic is only one pressure on independent bookstores, but some have found ways to survive.

After the murder conviction of Derek Chauvin, Black police officers in America are considering what's changed and what hasn't in the year since George Floyd's death.

Covid Inc. in Tempe, Ariz., has been selling audiovisual equipment for decades, but in the past year, some visitors stop by for an altogether different reason: They're looking for a COVID-19 test.

President Biden has offered few public comments on escalating violence between Israel and Hamas. The White House says it is focused on diplomacy behind the scenes.

Secretary of State Antony Blinken's latest trip is focused on U.S. interests in the Arctic. He will also hold talks with his Russian counterpart during an Arctic Council meeting in Iceland.




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