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Protesters marched last night in Columbus, Ohio, after an officer shot a 16-year-old.

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UNIDENTIFIED PROTESTER: (Chanting) She was a child.

UNIDENTIFIED PROTESTERS: (Chanting) She was a child.

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Today, President Biden sets a climate goal that he wants to achieve in less than a decade.

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One day after a jury convicted former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin on murder charges, the U.S. Justice Department launched an investigation into possible patterns of discrimination and excessive force among the police department there.

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This was the sound from George Floyd's family and his attorneys inside the courthouse yesterday.

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UNIDENTIFIED PEOPLE: (Cheering).

Yes. Yes.

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Derek Chauvin is in a jail cell this morning after being found guilty of murder and manslaughter. In reaction yesterday, George Floyd Square in Minneapolis sounded like this.

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UNIDENTIFIED PERSON #1: George Floyd.

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Good morning. I'm Rachel Martin. A musician in Turkey was all set to go paragliding for the first time, but he was pretty nervous. A friend suggested he find a way to distract himself. He thought that sounds like a good idea, so he brought along his violin.

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The federal government just launched an ambitious effort to try and preserve one of Florida's endangered coral reefs. It aims to restore 3 million square feet after decades of decline. Here's NPR's Greg Allen.

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The man who led the coup in Myanmar will meet with Southeast Asian leaders this weekend. They're going to talk about ways to end the violence there. Reporter Michael Sullivan has been asking, what are the chances it will work?

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President Biden has pledged to help end the epidemic of Black men being killed by police. But he's also presented himself as an ally of the law enforcement community. NPR's Juana Summers takes a look at the line the president is walking.

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The first results of the 2020 census will be out soon. High stakes here - they determine how many seats your state gets in Congress and how many votes you get in the Electoral College. Now, that can change every 10 years, depending on what the census produces. But there is one number that hasn't changed for more than a century. Here's NPR census correspondent Hansi Lo Wang.

HANSI LO WANG, BYLINE: That number comes into focus once a decade, when Census Bureau directors announce, like Robert Groves did in 2010...

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Today, the prosecution and the defense will make their closing arguments to the jury in Derek Chauvin's murder trial.

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Muslims marked the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan this week. For roughly the next three weeks, Muslims who are able are told to fast from dawn to dusk.

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