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Located less than an hour outside Madison, Wis., Columbia County has both city commuters and people in more rural, small towns. Portage, with a population of around 10,000, is the largest town in the county. Jeongyoon Han/NPR hide caption

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One voted Biden. One picked Trump. It's a tale of two counties in pivotal Wisconsin

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A Miami police officer talks with a homeless person, prior to a cleaning of the street in 2021. Starting October 1st, a new law will ban Florida's homeless from sleeping in public spaces. Lynne Sladky/AP hide caption

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Amid record homelessness, a Texas think tank tries to upend how states tackle it

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This Red Lobster in Maryland was among dozens of locations that closed abruptly ahead of the restaurant's bankruptcy filing. Alina Selyukh/NPR hide caption

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Red Lobster files for bankruptcy after missteps including all-you-can-eat shrimp

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A large new study shows people who bike have less knee pain and arthritis than those who do not. PamelaJoeMcFarlane/Getty Images hide caption

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Like to bike? Your knees will thank you and you may live longer, too

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Former President Donald Trump speaks to the media after the day's proceedings in his criminal trial at Manhattan Criminal Court on Thursday in New York City. Steven Hirsch/Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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She was a single mom, alone at hospital with her son. Then a familiar face appeared

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Sean "Diddy" Combs is pictured at the CBS Radford Studio Center in 2018 in Los Angeles. On Sunday, Combs apologized for his actions in a video that appears to show him beating his former singing protege and girlfriend Cassie Ventura in a Los Angeles hotel in 2016. Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP hide caption

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Ed Dwight poses for a portrait to promote the National Geographic documentary film "The Space Race" during the Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour, Thursday, in February. Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP hide caption

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President Biden speaks to graduating students at the Morehouse College commencement Sunday in Atlanta. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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At Morehouse, Biden says dissent should be heard because democracy is 'still the way'

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Kansas City Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker speaks to the media during NFL football Super Bowl 58 opening night on Feb. 5, 2024, in Las Vegas. Butker railed against Pride month along with President Biden's leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic and his stance on abortion during a commencement address at Benedictine College last weekend. Charlie Riedel/AP hide caption

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Republican Conference Chair Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., questions Columbia University president Nemat Shafik during a House committee hearing on antisemitism in higher education last month. Mariam Zuhaib/AP hide caption

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Boeing's Starliner capsule atop an Atlas V rocket is seen at Space Launch Complex 41 at the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station on May 7, a day after its mission to the International Space Station was scrubbed because of an issue with a pressure regulation valve. John Raoux/AP hide caption

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These teens were missing too much school. Here's what it took to get them back

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Basil Rodriguez was arrested linking arms outside Hamilton Hall, but said the arrest had strengthened their resolve to continue protesting. The trespassing charge Rodriguez faced was dismissed this week. Keren Carrión/NPR hide caption

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A Glock pistol with an illegal conversion device, sometimes referred to as a Glock switch. The small piece, which is illegal and not manufactured by Glock, can convert a semi-automatic pistol into a fully automatic one. Matt Stone/USA Today Network/Reuters hide caption

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