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Fed Chair Jerome Powell testifies before a House Financial Services Committee hearing in Washington on Dec. 2, 2020. The Fed issued new economic forecasts on Wednesday at the end of its two-day meeting. Jim Lo Scalzo/AP hide caption

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Disneyland Park and California Adventure Park in Anaheim, Calif., will reopen on April 30, after having been closed since last March due to the coronavirus pandemic. Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images hide caption

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Tourists arrive at Palma de Mallorca, Spain, last summer. The EU's executive arm has proposed a certificate to ease travel across its member states. Jaime Reina/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Nurse manager Lucy Golding draws up doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine March 14 in Stamford, Conn. Moderna has begun enrolling infants and young children into a vaccine trial. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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Vaccinating Children Seen As A Key Step Toward COVID-19 Herd Immunity

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Jun Wu's team at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas have created hollow balls of cells that closely resemble embryos at the stage when they usually implant in the womb — known as blastocysts. The new laboratory-made embryo-like entities have been dubbed "blastoids." UT Southwestern Medical Center hide caption

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Scientists Create Living Entities In The Lab That Closely Resemble Human Embryos

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Supporters celebrate the district court's ruling on Japan's same-sex marriage ban with a flag reading "unconstitutional decision" in Sapporo, Hokkaido prefecture, on Wednesday. STR/JIJI PRESS/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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The Montsec Astronomical Park opened in 2009. The area, in Lleida, a province of Spain's northeastern region of Catalonia, has been used by amateur astronomers taking advantage of its dark skies. Lucía Benavides for NPR hide caption

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Catalonia Is Set To Launch Its Own Space Agency. Will It Fly?

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Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas is appearing before the House Homeland Security Committee on Wednesday. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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John Sanders, then the acting commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, attends a news conference on Capitol Hill in 2019 during a surge of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border, when at least five children died after being detained by federal authorities. Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images hide caption

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Deaths Of Migrant Children Haunt Former Official As Border Surge Increases

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A portion of Australia's Great Barrier Reef photographed from the International Space Station. The Flinders Reef area of the Great Barrier Reef is one of 11 sites around the world where scientists are looking for decisive geological evidence of a new epoch called the anthropocene. M. Justin Wilkinson, Texas State U., Jacobs Contract at NASA-JSC/NASA hide caption

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Drawing A Line In The Mud: Scientists Debate When 'Age Of Humans' Began

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Jazz fusion band Snarky Puppy, led by League, recently won the Best Contemporary Instrumental Album at the 63rd annual Grammy Awards. Stella K/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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On 'The Last Friend,' Michael League Imagines Death As A Benevolent Companion

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Pictured is a FedEx truck produced by BrightDrop, a General Motors company dedicated exclusively to electric delivery vehicles. FedEx was BrightDrop's first customer. The delivery company has pledged to replace its entire pickup and delivery fleet with electric vehicles by 2040. General Motors hide caption

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From Amazon To FedEx, The Delivery Truck Is Going Electric

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Landlord Stephanie Graves walks to the main office at one of her properties in Houston with a resident. She's going door to door offering to help residents apply for rental assistance money approved by Congress that's just starting to flow to landlords and tenants. Stephanie Graves hide caption

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Landlords Struggling To Stay Afloat See Lifeline In COVID-19 Relief For Renters

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People attend a community rally to raise awareness of anti-Asian violence and racist attitudes, held at Los Angeles Historic Park near the Chinatown district in Los Angeles, Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021. Damian Dovarganes/AP hide caption

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Eight people were killed in shootings at three different spas in Georgia on Tuesday, and a 21-year-old male suspect was in custody, police and local media reported. Elijah Nouvelage /AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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