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June 22, 2021, 1:00 p.m. CT
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A quarter featuring Maya Angelou

Beginning in 2022, women’s faces will appear on quarters for the first time, and the public will help choose who will be minted.

Alexa Mikhail

26%

About 26 percent of transgender people of color became unemployed due to COVID-19.

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Race

Darnella Frazier, the teen who filmed George Floyd’s murder, wins honorary Pulitzer

Frazier was honored with a special citation for her video, which “spurred protests against police brutality around the world.”

Errin Haines
Health

The 19th Explains: What six-week abortion bans really mean

Similar bans passed by other states have no legal standing, but an upcoming Supreme Court case could change that.

Shefali Luthra
Politics

Barack Obama: Women have found themselves ‘in an impossible situation’

The former president says government can help relieve the gendered pressures of the pandemic.

Errin Haines

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