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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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On this Christmas morning, the fate of the $900 billion COVID relief bill that Congress passed this week after seven months of tough negotiation is up in the air.

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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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President Trump now says he has problems with the relief bill Congress passed this week. Here he is last night.

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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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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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Early Monday afternoon, thousands of people watched online as a previously obscure Michigan board did its work.

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Joe Biden is now the president-elect. So when will President Trump concede?

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And here we are, the last day of this seemingly endless campaign season. And, David, at this point, it's probably good to talk a little bit about expectations, right?

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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.

The Morning Edition Song Project, in which musicians compose an original song about the COVID-19 era, returns this week with New Orleans group Tank and the Bangas. When NPR first approached the band over the summer, the pandemic and the George Floyd protests were dominating the news. Asked to compose some music that put her feelings about the words into words, singer Tarriona "Tank" Ball responded with a song simply called "Feelings."

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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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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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