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A man fishes near docked oil drilling platforms in 2020 in Port Aransas, Texas. A federal judge has revoked oil and gas leases sold in the Gulf of Mexico in November, saying the Interior Department did not take into account its impact on climate change. Eric Gay/AP hide caption

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A federal judge canceled major oil and gas leases over climate change

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President Biden pledged to nominate a Black woman to the nation's highest court. Among the names being floated to replace Justice Stephen Breyer are California Supreme Court Justice Leondra Kruger (left) and Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson. S. Todd Rogers/Pool/AP; Tom Williams/Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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Denise Freeman (center), a former Lincoln County Board of Education member and community activist, calls a plan to consolidate polling places in the rural Georgia county "unconscionable." Stephen Fowler/Georgia Public Broadcasting hide caption

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A Georgia county set off a tense debate by planning to reduce polling sites

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The expanded child tax credit briefly slashed child poverty. Here's what else it did

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After her inauguration ceremony, new Honduran President Xiomara Castro met Vice President Harris at the presidential house in Tegucigalpa. Orlando Sierra/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Vice President Harris looks for a fresh start on migration issues in Honduras

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Justice Stephen Breyer, photographed in 2021. Elizabeth Gillis/NPR hide caption

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Justice Stephen Breyer, an influential liberal on the Supreme Court, to retire

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A prisoner looks out of his jail window as protesters gather outside the federal detention center in Miami on June 12, 2020, during a demonstration over the death of George Floyd. Chandan Khanna/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Flaws plague a tool meant to help low-risk federal prisoners win early release

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U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks about Russia and Ukraine during a briefing at the State Department in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday. Brendan Smialowski /POOL/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Supporters of then-President Donald Trump gather outside the Michigan State Capitol in 2020. Rey Del Rio/Getty Images hide caption

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Prosecutors in multiple states are investigating false Electoral College submissions

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., has launched her campaign for reelection to her San Francisco-based congressional seat. She has not signaled plans yet about whether she will seek another term as the House Democratic leader. Eric Lee/Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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A soldier pauses in territory controlled by pro-Russian militants in eastern Ukraine. The U.S. and its allies are preparing responses and counter-responses if Russia invades Ukraine. Alexei Alexandrov/AP hide caption

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Rep. Terri Sewell, a Democrat from Alabama, represents the state's only Black-majority district in Congress. She's pictured here alongside Rep. Joyce Beatty, a Democrat from Ohio, and Martin Luther King III, in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 17, 2022. Jose Luis Magana/AP hide caption

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WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 29: Pro-life activists participate in the 48th annual March for Life outside the U.S. Supreme Court January 29, 2021 in Washington, DC. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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The Supreme Court will hear arguments in the fall over the constitutionality of Harvard University's affirmative action program. Charles Krupa/AP hide caption

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The Supreme Court adds affirmative action to its potential hit list

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This year's tax filing season will begin on Monday. Most people have until April 18 this year to submit their returns. Patrick Sison/AP hide caption

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The IRS faces backlogs from last year as a new tax filing season begins

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