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A picture taken on March 29, 2021, shows the new passenger terminal of Bahrain International Airport. Bahrain established diplomatic ties with Israel last year. In Israel and Bahrain, vaccine passports will be entirely digital: a QR code on one's phone, recognized at both countries' passport control, according to an Israeli official. Giuseppe Cacace/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Vaccine Passports: Israel, Bahrain Reach Landmark Agreement

"This is the most effective way to enable movement of people between countries," an Israeli official says. Israel says this is the world's first bilateral agreement on COVID-19 vaccine passports.

At a ballfield a few blocks from where Andrew Brown Jr., was killed by a sheriff's deputy, in Elizabeth City, N.C., Daquail Alexander organized a vigil and protest in Brown's memory. Sarah McCammon/NPR hide caption

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'It Didn't Change': North Carolina Town Demands Answers After Another Fatal Shooting

Residents of Elizabeth City, N.C., are pressing for answers after a Black man, Andrew Brown Jr., was shot dead by a sheriff's deputy carrying out a search warrant on Wednesday.

Protesters gathered outside the entrance to a rally for former President Donald Trump on June 20, 2020, in Tulsa, Okla. A new state law increases penalties for protesters who block public roadways, and grants legal immunity to drivers who unintentionally harm them as they try to flee. Amanda Voisard/The Washington Post via Getty Images hide caption

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Oklahoma Law Grants Immunity To Drivers Who Unintentionally Harm Protesters

The new law also makes blocking public roadways a misdemeanor offense.

An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish man receives a dose of the Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine in the Israeli city of Bnei Brak in February. Mostafa Alkharouf/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images hide caption

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How Israel Persuaded Reluctant Ultra-Orthodox Jews To Get Vaccinated Against COVID-19

As anti-vaccine sentiment spread among ultra-Orthodox Jews, officials waged an aggressive campaign against rumors and hesitancy. Today, 80% of ultra-Orthodox adults over age 30 are vaccinated.

How Israel Persuaded Reluctant Ultra-Orthodox Jews To Get Vaccinated Against COVID-19

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People clash with police during a protest in support of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny in St. Petersburg, Russia, Wednesday. A human rights group that monitors political repression said at least 1,700 people were arrested across the country in connection with the protests. Dmitri Lovetsky/AP hide caption

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At Least 1,700 Protesters In Russia Arrested After Nationwide Anti-Putin Rallies

Demonstrators demanded the release from prison of Kremlin-critic Alexei Navalny, who has been on a hunger strike for three weeks. The marches swept across dozens of cities.

A car accident in 2019 smashed six of Mark Gottlieb's teeth and severely damaged four vertebrae. The spinal surgery he needed as a result led to medical bills that exhausted the personal injury coverage in his auto insurance. Erica Seryhm Lee for KHN hide caption

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Surprise: The Charge For His Spine Surgery After A Car Crash Topped $700,000

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Generous personal injury coverage on your auto insurance policy may not be enough to cover your medical bills. Patients can get financially blindsided when car and health insurance policies differ.

Surprise: The Charge For His Spine Surgery After A Car Crash Topped $700,000

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Anya Steinberg's podcast, "He's Just 23 Chromosomes," is one of two grand prize winners in the collegiate edition of NPR's Student Podcast Challenge. Elissa Nadworny/NPR hide caption

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'I Was Made In A Petri Dish': One College Student's Hunt For Her Donor Dad

When Anya Steinberg learned the man she thought was her father wasn't, it cast her life in a new light. In her winning student podcast entry, she traces her journey to figure out who she is.

Attention Donor 3046: Your Daughter Made A Podcast To Find You

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William Beal, standing at center, started a long-term study on seed germination in 1879. He buried 20 bottles with seeds in them for later researchers to unearth and plant Michigan State University hide caption

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The Secret Mission To Unearth Part Of A 142-Year-Old Experiment

Scientists in Michigan went out in the dead of night to dig up part of an unusual long-term experiment. It's a research study that started in 1879 and is handed from one generation to the next.

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