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Early in his presidency, Joe Biden signed an executive order that aimed to reunite kids who'd been separated from their parents at the border.

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The Biden White House is vowing to reverse the deep cuts the Trump administration made in the number of refugees resettled here, and it says there will be more ways the public can help. NPR's Deborah Amos reports.

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We're going to bring in another voice now, Dr. Margaret Harris of the World Health Organization. Thank you so much for being here.

MARGARET HARRIS: Good morning, Rachel.

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Two factors have led to protests in Colombia. The U.S. ally at the top of South America faces spiking COVID deaths amid very little vaccine. And the government is planning to raise taxes. John Otis reports on the public response.

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What does it take to transform a brand? We're talking of a brand that seems a bit tarnished but whose owners consider it too big to fail. Barbie. Stacey Vanek Smith with The Indicator From Planet Money investigates this transformation.

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The U.S. economy expanded at a rapid pace in the first three months of the year, setting the stage for what's expected to be the strongest annual growth in nearly four decades.

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Now we have a look at the city of Marib in Yemen. It is a place that illustrates just how difficult it is to pursue a peace deal in that country.

Here's NPR's Ruth Sherlock.

HAMAS AL MUSLIMI: (Speaking Arabic).

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