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New Mexico Leaders To Militia: If You Want To Help Community, Stop Showing Up Armed

<img src=’https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2020/07/02/gettyimages-1220532110_wide-d2c22d7f3ae5eb1520713a9231d36cea9c114f6f.jpg?s=600’ alt=’A sculpture of Juan de Oñate’s settlers arriving in New Mexico is pictured as workers for the City of Albuquerque remove a sculpture of the Spanish conquistador on June 16, in Albuquerque, the day after the melee.’/>

Armed militias have become a feature at anti-quarantine protests, racial justice marches, and monument pull-downs. But after a shooting in Albuquerque, locals say militias are disturbing the peace.

'Almost In Tears': A Hairstylist Worries About Reopening Too Soon

<img src=’https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2020/07/03/img_6553_wide-56e955e1186832290b7a8f7c81e7f763663e4355.jpg?s=600’ alt=’Vincent Cox in the salon where he works that’s reopened in Boston. Eighty percent of COVID-19 deaths have been in people his age or older. “It’s been one of the hardest things I’ve ever done in my life,” he says.’/>

NPR’s Chris Arnold sits down in the barber’s chair as his 65-year-old hairstylist tells him about working 13-hour days, as he worries about catching the coronavirus.

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