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

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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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The holidays will be different this year. Why not follow that theme with your dinner menu? Save the more conventional fare for when family and friend can safely gather again.

Instead, this year, Morning Edition host David Greene and Jack Bishop from PBS' America's Test Kitchen cook – virtually – two dishes that might not seem traditional for everyone.

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

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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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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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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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So if you were kind of cringing during the first presidential debate, you are not alone.

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So the moment has come. It will be President Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden on the debate stage tonight for the first time.

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We're getting close to another grim milestone here in the United States in this pandemic - 200,000 coronavirus deaths.

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Ash and smoke still fill the skies from Los Angeles over to Fresno and up to San Francisco.

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Rachel, here in Los Angeles, the air was just nasty all weekend from some wildfires that are not very far from here. But it is so much worse as you go up the coast.

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It's been a brutal year for Americans.

The relentless spread of COVID-19, the ensuing economic crisis and the reckoning around social injustice has made this a year like none other.

NPR wanted to know how these cataclysmic, consequential events have affected American families and how those experiences might shape their political choices in the upcoming presidential election.

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Days after unveiling the replanting of the Rose Garden, the first lady used it as the backdrop for a political speech.

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On day one of the Republican National Convention the party made a case for President Trump's second term.

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