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President Trump plans to visit Kenosha, Wis., on Tuesday "to see the people that did such a good job for me" during the protests. He will not be meeting with Jacob Blake's family. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser said that agitators from elsewhere had arrived in the District, intent on battling police. Bowser is seen here at a press conference earlier this month. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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Undocumented People With No Health Insurance Struggle Especially Hard From COVID-19

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Communities Are Trying To Help Working Parents Who Face A Child Care Gap

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Legendary Georgetown Basketball Coach John Thompson Jr. Dies At 78

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Biden Pushes Back At Trump's Law And Order Campaign

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California Legislature Passes Mental Health Parity Law

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Distance Learning Presents A Challenge For Students With ADHD

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Wisconsin Republican State Senator On Police Reform Proposals

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Intelligence Chief Ends In-Person Briefings On Foreign Interference In 2020 Election

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Experts Fear Changes At Postal Service May Affect Black Communities

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Many Employers Say Temporary Tax Break Is Not Worth The Trouble

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The Kentucky Wildcats have dominated the competition playing at Rupp Arena, named after U.K.'s most famous coach: Adolph Rupp. Now the campus is debating whether that name should be changed. Silas Walker/Getty Images hide caption

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Kentucky's Rupp Arena: A College Basketball Mecca With A Complicated Racial Past

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People have flocked to downtown Nashville, Tenn. the past few days to take in a rare sight: thousands of Purple Martins. The migratory birds, on their way south for the winter, rarely roost in urban areas. Blake Farmer/WPLN hide caption

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Look Up! Purple Martins Delight Downtown Nashville

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