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The Black Lives Matter movement became an international phenomenon in 2020. As protesters took to the streets in cities across the U.S. in the aftermath of the police killing of George Floyd, a Black man in Minneapolis, Minn., so did demonstrators in other countries — all with a similar message: Black lives matter.

"There is a George Floyd in every country," South Africa-based journalist Lynsey Chutel tells NPR's David Greene during a recent roundtable interview.

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Relief aid will be on the way to millions of struggling Americans and a looming government shutdown has been avoided. President Trump signed into law last night the massive coronavirus relief and spending package that Congress passed last week.

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On this Christmas morning, the fate of the $900 billion COVID relief bill that Congress passed this week after seven months of tough negotiation is up in the air.

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President Trump issued even more pardons last night to his friends, his loyalists and his daughter's in-law.

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President Trump now says he has problems with the relief bill Congress passed this week. Here he is last night.

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Federal assistance was about to run out for millions of Americans, but now Congress has approved new aid.

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Well, we've been waiting for this moment for quite some time. Congress has reached a deal on a new coronavirus relief package.

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More than 3,000 people in the United States died from COVID-19 on Wednesday.

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The first coronavirus vaccine in the U.S. could be approved in just a few days, but the next few months still look bleak.

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All right. This is a really big day in the global fight against this devastating pandemic.

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We expect that as early as today, President-elect Joe Biden will name his choice to lead the Department of Health and Human Services.

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We are beginning in Europe, where leaders have been responding to President-elect Joe Biden's key Cabinet picks.

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Early Monday afternoon, thousands of people watched online as a previously obscure Michigan board did its work.

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All right. Joe Biden is starting to put together his Cabinet.

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The number of coronavirus cases in the United States is just growing at record speed.

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President-elect Joe Biden says President Trump's refusal to accept the outcome of the election is not affecting his transition plans.

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Joe Biden is now the president-elect. So when will President Trump concede?

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If a team of astronauts was sent on a daring mission to set up a base on the surface of the moon, I mean, you'd expect NASA would send its best and brightest, right? Well, meet the crew of "Moonbase 8."

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And here we are, the last day of this seemingly endless campaign season. And, David, at this point, it's probably good to talk a little bit about expectations, right?

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A dramatic upswing in COVID-19 cases and positivity rates in El Paso, Texas, has led officials to ask residents to stay at home for two weeks and to impose a mandatory countywide curfew.

Dr. Ogechika Alozie, chief medical officer of the Del Sol Medical Center in El Paso, told NPR's Morning Edition that as you walk through the intensive care unit "it hits you just how surreal and how strange this is."

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Four years ago, in the fall of 2016, President Barack Obama traveled to Michigan.

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It just makes sense - doesn't it? - that in this election season, in these final days, social media companies would be front and center in the conversation.

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It took Wisconsin more than seven months to reach 100,000 coronavirus cases. On Monday, just five weeks later, it reached 200,000.

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President Trump is hitting all the places he can in this last week before Election Day. He will be in three states today, the latest in his whirlwind campaign rally tour.

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The Senate looks ready to confirm President Trump's third justice to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Hungarian architect Ernő Rubik takes play very seriously — and suggests we could all lighten up. "Most people are taking most of the things too seriously," he says. "They really can't enjoy life because of that."

If Rubik's name sounds familiar that's because he's the inventor of the Rubik's Cube — that fun (and frustrating) colorful cube puzzle.

"If you don't really mind if you are winning or losing, you enjoy the play ..." he says. "I learn most from my failures — that is the way to learn, that is the way to be successful."

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