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  1. With the hashtag #ikdoenietmeermee ("I no longer participate"), several musicians and influencers said on social media they were opting out of campaigns to promote social distancing and face masks.
  2. Protests emerged around the country after no police officers were charged directly over the death of Breonna Taylor in Louisville. Here's a selection of pictures of demonstrations nationwide.
  3. Demonstrators took to the streets of Atlanta overnight in the wake of the decision not to charge officers directly over Taylor's death. Candidates for Georgia's Senate race weighed in.
  4. The late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is lying in repose at the Supreme Court. President Trump is expected to announce his nominee to replace Ginsburg on Saturday.
  5. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and others rebuked President Trump's equivocation about whether he might transfer power peacefully against a backdrop of uncertainty about the ongoing election.
  6. The protesters were starting to disband near the Colorado state Capitol. Some of them blocked the vehicle before it abruptly sped away.
  7. View NPR's maps and graphics to see where COVID-19 is hitting hardest in the U.S., which state outbreaks are growing and which are leveling off.
  8. A map of confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths around the world. The respiratory disease has spread rapidly across six continents and has killed thousands of people.
  9. The CDC is advising against the door-to-door candy quest during the pandemic. So parents are coming up with alternative ways to bring the spooky season to life. How about sending candy down a chute?
  10. With millions of students logging in from home, the pandemic has disrupted the traditional school function of making sure students are "in school."