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Asian American groups file a legal challenge to Texas' redistricting plans

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A look back at attacks on voting rights in 2021 — and what could be next

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Retired two-star U.S. Maj. Gen. Paul Eaton co-authored a recent op-ed about the fear that a coup could succeed after the 2024 elections. Brent Stirton/Getty Images hide caption

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Retired general warns the U.S. military could back a coup after the 2024 election

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Same-sex marriage supporters wear "Just married" shirts while celebrating the U.S Supreme Court ruling regarding same-sex marriage on June 26, 2015 in San Francisco. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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The story of marriage equality is more complicated — and costly — than you remember

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In this image provided by the White House, President Biden speaks with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the phone from his private residence in Wilmington, Del., on Thursday. Adam Schultz/The White House via AP hide caption

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Biden again calls on Putin to de-escalate tensions along Ukraine border

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How Dan Bongino is building a right-wing media empire on his own terms

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President Biden speaks with Russian President Vladimir Putin as Ukraine tensions rise

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New York County District Attorney Cyrus Vance is stepping down after 12 years in office. Frank Franklin II/AP hide caption

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Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance reflects on Trump and Weinstein cases as he leaves office

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Top, from left: Vicente Fernández, bell hooks, Joan Didion; bottom, from left: Vernon Jordan, Petra Mayer and Stephen Sondheim Kevin Winter/Getty Images for LARAS; Karjean Levine/Getty Images; Kathy Willens/AP; Jennifer Law/AFP via Getty Images; Darian Woehr/NPR; R. Jones/Getty Images hide caption

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The top Fresh Air web stories of 2021 reflect the show's status as a place where artists, authors and journalists speak to the moment. Valerie Macon/AFP; Grace Cary; Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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A Gap store in Farmington Hills, Mich., was closed by COVID-19 outbreak in March 2020. Thousands of people were left without jobs and dependent on unemployment benefits; unfortunately, some people took advantage of the system. Jeff Kowalsky/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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News brief: Record COVID cases, Ghislaine Maxwell verdict, Biden-Putin call

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U.S. Capitol Police Sgt. Aquilino Gonell testified last July before the U.S. House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. Authorities say some 140 police officers were injured during the insurrection. Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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As the Jan. 6 attack anniversary nears, one Capitol officer fears a violent repeat

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Patrick Lam, an editor at Stand News, is escorted into a van by police officers after they searched for evidence at his office in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021. Vincent Yu/AP hide caption

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