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As more police agencies across the country adopt the use of body-worn cameras, and as the footage becomes more and more important in conversations over race and policing in America, police reform advocates in New Hampshire are pushing to expand the use of cameras among local agencies.

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We're going to turn now to Mike DeWine. He is the Republican governor of Ohio. And he's one of six governors meeting with President Biden today, virtually, to talk about ways to get more people vaccinated. Governor, thanks for being on.

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The results of China's census are in. Can we just pause for a moment to think about the amazing task of counting around 1.4 billion people? This census is the first in a decade, and it shows the population grew more slowly than it has in around 40 years.

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Good morning. I'm Rachel Martin. Planes don't fly anymore at the old Louis Armstrong International Airport in New Orleans. But this past weekend, people showed up and were still able to catch some air.

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And let's turn now to Amy Myers Jaffe, managing director of the Climate Policy Lab at Tufts University's Fletcher School and the author of the book "Energy's Digital Future." Good morning.

AMY MYERS JAFFE: Good morning.

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President Biden delivered a warning yesterday to unemployed Americans.

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The cicadas are coming. In some places, they're already starting to emerge from the ground, billions of cicadas, in fact, that have been underground waiting for this moment for 17 years.

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In Afghanistan over the weekend, dozens of girls and young women were killed in an attack outside a school for girls in Kabul. Is this a sign of what's to come as U.S. forces withdraw? Here's NPR's Diaa Hadid.

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After Peter Tuchman left the New York Stock Exchange in March 2020, he was worried he wouldn't come back.

"I basically came very close to dying," he says.

Known as "the most photographed man on Wall Street," Tuchman has an amazing expressiveness that tells you instantly if stocks are up or down. He contracted COVID-19 early on and has had health issues ever since. Tuchman didn't return to the trading floor full time until November.

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LARRY COLLMUS: They're off in the Kentucky Derby.

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And here's how the final seconds of the race's 147th running sounded on NBC Sports.

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Several factors make it seem possible the United States could be heading for a more normal summer.

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Like many parts of the country, Erie County, N.Y., had gotten kind of stuck in a rut with vaccinations. Appointments at many Buffalo-area clinics were lagging.

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