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After what we've all been through the last 18 months, we desperately need a laugh. But there hasn't been much to laugh about. Josh Johnson was one of the few brave comics who tried to hold up a funhouse mirror to the pandemic.

Students are going back to school and this time, many of them to a physical classroom for the first time in over a year. So much has changed and there's a lot to worry about. What to wear on the first day of school, figuring out if you have the same lunch period as your friends, where your locker is...oh, and your grades.

It's been a long year of students, and teachers, adapting to online schooling. With switching back to in-person learning, there are concerns about how confident students feel about what material they've retained going into the new school year.

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After the murder conviction of Derek Chauvin, Black police officers in America are considering what's changed and what hasn't in the year since George Floyd's death.

Updated May 21, 2021 at 6:22 PM ET

It's been well over a year since many people in the U.S. began working from home due to the coronavirus pandemic.