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The Senate takes up President Biden's $1.9 trillion coronavirus aid package this week, following a largely party-line House vote early Saturday morning.

A panel that advises the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has endorsed Johnson & Johnson’s one-shot vaccine for COVID-19, one day after the Food and Drug Administration authorized it for emergency use

Former President Donald Trump addressed the Conservative Political Action Conference on Sunday. In his keynote address, the former president said his successor, Joe Biden, had "the most disastrous first month of any president in modern history,” and restated false claims that the election was stolen from him. 

After a second former aide made sexual harassment allegations against him, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo issued a statement Sunday saying his behavior may have been “insensitive” but was “misinterpreted.” 
 
At least 18 people were killed during demonstrations in Myanmar Sundaythe deadliest day of protests since a military coup

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Shipping workers recorded the tide levels beginning in 1854 at St. George's Dock in Liverpool, England, creating valuable records for future scientists.
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Oceans are rising because of climate change — that much we know. But how fast is it happening? Shipping workers recorded the tide levels beginning in 1854 at St. George's Dock in Liverpool, England — creating valuable records for future scientists. Listen here or read the story

It's a busy week for voting rights. The Supreme Court will consider whether Arizona law violates them, while the House votes on a Democrat-backed law to expand voter access. Meanwhile Republicans, who control most state legislatures, want to change election laws in ways that could make it harder to vote. Hear the details or read them.
 
Empty shelves at a Target in Burbank, Calif., on March 14, 2020. Many people across the U.S. are approaching the one-year anniversary of the moment they went into lockdown and realized life as they knew it had changed.
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The 1st anniversary of the pandemic's lockdowns, shutdowns, and shortages is upon us. To mark it, we've asked people to share their memories of when they realized how much life in the U.S. was about to change. Listen to NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro or read her story.
 
Technical difficulties and an overall uninspired program were the themes of this year's Golden Globes, hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.
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The 78th Golden Globes were held Sunday night, and it was a very different kind of awards ceremony due to the pandemic. Big winners included the TV series The Crown and the film NomadlandClick here for the Pop Culture Happy Hour recap. The ceremony took place under a cloud, following fresh reporting on accusations that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association is too small, too secretive, and nowhere close to diverse enough. NPR's Aisha Harris offers her take

The Picture Show

Chanell Stone photographs places like overgrown lots and green spaces at public housing projects, often including herself in the frame. Above, "In search of a certain Eden," 2019, Brooklyn.
Chanell Stone

When most people think about traditional nature photography, black and white images of towering mountains and rushing rivers in the American West are often what comes to mind. But missing from this tradition is another kind of landscape — the natural beauty found within cities. Working in predominantly Black neighborhoods in Brooklyn, Los Angeles and her home city of Oakland, photographer Chanell Stone, 29, takes pictures of locations like overgrown lots and green spaces at public housing projects, often including herself in the frame.

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