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Sep 25, 2020

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Honored As The First Woman To Lie In State
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will lie in state Friday at the U.S. Capitol, the first woman to be given that honor in the nation's history.

NPR U.S. News
Sep 25, 2020

Afghan Woman Earns Top Marks In University Exam After Militants Attack Her Academy
Shamsia Alizada, the daughter of a coal miner has received the highest test score in Afghanistan's university admissions exam. She will attend medical school.

NPR U.S. News
Sep 25, 2020

Civil Rights Lawyer Ben Crump Discusses Breonna Taylor Case, Grand Jury Indictment
NPR's Noel King speaks with civil rights lawyer Ben Crump, who sits on the legal team of Breonna Taylor's family.

NPR U.S. News
Sep 25, 2020

COVID-19 Pandemic Threatens Homeless Veterans
Homelessness among veterans has dropped by about half in the past decade. Now there's concern that some of that progress could unravel, with the effects of the pandemic and economic crash.

NPR U.S. News
Sep 25, 2020

Despite White House Statement, Trump Casts Doubt On Election Again
The White House says President Trump will accept the results of a "free and fair election." But he's pointing to an unfolding story in Pennsylvania to cast doubts on the integrity of mail-in voting.

NPR U.S. News
Sep 25, 2020

MTA Discovers Secret 'Man Cave' Employees Made At Grand Central Terminal
Employees at Grand Central Terminal made an unauthorized break room in a storage room between a track. It included a futon, a TV, the internet, and even beer in the fridge.

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Sep 25, 2020

Australian Airline Selling Fully Stocked Bar Carts From Retired Planes
If the COVID-19 pandemic has you missing the commercial flight experience, these bar carts from Quantas might be a good purchase. They include champagne, snacks and even first class Qantas pillows.

NPR U.S. News
Sep 25, 2020

Chris Rock Stars In Newest Season Of 'Fargo'
Fargo, FX's popular adaptation, begins its new season. It's directed by Noah Hawley and stars Chris Rock as a gangster in 1950s Kansas City.

NPR U.S. News
Sep 25, 2020

News Brief: Louisville Protests, Trump On The Election, Homeless Veterans
Protests over the Grand Jury decision in Breonna Taylor's police shooting death continue. Trump questions the legitimacy of the upcoming election. And, how the pandemic is affecting homeless veterans.

NPR U.S. News
Sep 25, 2020

NPR's Favorite New Audiobooks
From romance to nonfiction, here are some of NPR's best audiobook recommendations.

NPR U.S. News
Sep 25, 2020

Kim Jong Un Apologizes For Shooting Death Of South Korean Official
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un says he is sorry for the shooting death of a South Korean official. The statement should cool tensions between the two Koreas, leaving room for future diplomacy.

NPR U.S. News
Sep 25, 2020

Group Of Black Doctors Want To Vet Any New COVID-19 Vaccines
The National Medical Association says it will independently vet clinical trial data and decisions by the Food and Drug Administration.

NPR U.S. News
Sep 25, 2020

Grand Jury Decision In Breonna Taylor Police Shooting Prompts Confusion, Protests
Louisville braces for more protests following the Grand Jury decision not to indict the officers involved Breonna Taylor's shooting. Why were charges limited? What did the Attorney General present?

NPR U.S. News
Sep 25, 2020

For Colorado Voters, The Economy And Pandemic Are Issues At The Forefront
While the Supreme Court confirmation battle is front and center in Washington, many voters in Colorado say they are more focused on economic issues and recovering from the pandemic.

NPR U.S. News
Sep 25, 2020

For Inmates With COVID-19, Anxiety and Isolation Make Prison 'Like A Torture Chamber'
NPR's Noel King checks in with John J. Lennon, an inmate at Sing Sing Correctional Facility, about the impact COVID-19 has had on prison life six months into the pandemic.

NPR U.S. News
Sep 25, 2020

Coroners Under Pressure As Pandemic Brings Budget Cuts
Increased overdoses and unattended deaths during the pandemic are keeping coroners very busy. At the same time, many are seeing budget cuts and mandatory furloughs.

NPR U.S. News
Sep 25, 2020

South Carolina Nurse Who Died Of COVID-19 Remembered By Her Children
Patricia Edwards was a nurse in Greenville, S.C., when she died of COVID-19 in the hospital where she worked. Her children say she was a nurse for the whole family.

NPR U.S. News
Sep 25, 2020

Voters' Top Election Questions, Answered
We answer voter questions about this year's election season — from early voting to mail-in or absentee ballots.

NPR U.S. News
Sep 24, 2020

'Justice Failed Us,' Ky. State Rep. Booker Says Of Breonna Taylor Decision
State Rep. Charles Booker of Kentucky reflects on the grand jury's decision to indict one of the three officers involved in the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor in March.

NPR U.S. News
Sep 24, 2020

Trump Shouldn't Barrel Ahead With High Court Nominee, Sen. Coons Says
NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to Democratic Sen. Chris Coons of Delaware about the president's upcoming pick for Supreme Court justice, and the likelihood they will be confirmed before the election.

NPR U.S. News
Sep 24, 2020

Teacher Who Died Of COVID-19 Was Loved By His Students
Rene Chavez of El Paso, Texas, died of COVID-19 at age 45. His wife Annette Chavez says he made her laugh, and inspired his high school English students.

NPR U.S. News
Sep 24, 2020

Justice Failed Us, State Rep. Booker Says After Grand Jury Announcement
NPR's Noel King talks to Democratic state Rep. Charles Booker of Kentucky about the grand jury's decision to indict one of the three officers involved in the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor in March.

NPR U.S. News
Sep 24, 2020

2 Officers Shot After Charges In Breonna Taylor Case Spark Protests
In Kentucky, two police officers in Louisville were shot during protests Wednesday night in reaction to the charges filed earlier in the day in the Breonna Taylor shooting.

NPR U.S. News
Sep 24, 2020

Tooth Fairy Reaches Out To Boy Who Lost Tooth During Beach Vacation
When Lucas Hamrick lost his tooth, he and mom wrote a letter to the tooth fairy, put it in a bottle and tossed it into the ocean. The tooth fairy, who may live in Dayton, Ohio, wrote back.

NPR U.S. News
Sep 24, 2020

Pa. Woman Is 1st Person In Her Bowling Alley To Roll Perfect Score
Sara Lyons, 96, set a record: A no-tap 300 means she knocked down at least nine pins with every ball. She tells KDKA-TV that she won't give up, no matter how old she gets.

NPR U.S. News
Sep 24, 2020

MoMA Workers Must Decide Whether To Return To Work Amid Pandemic
Workers at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York are being pressured to return to work, in person. They're afraid of catching the coronavirus but equally scared of losing their jobs.

NPR U.S. News
Sep 24, 2020

News Brief: Kentucky Protests, Coronavirus Cases, Hospital Data Rule
Two Louisville police are shot after charges in Breonna Taylor case spark protests. Which group is driving COVID-19 infections? And, hospitals failing to report COVID-19 data face a federal crackdown.

NPR U.S. News
Sep 24, 2020

Meet Justin Clark, Trump's Deputy Campaign Manager And Senior Counsel
Justin Clark is the Trump campaign lawyer who got his first taste of politics as part of Al Gore's 2000 Democratic presidential campaign, when the Supreme Court settled a fight over counting ballots.

NPR U.S. News
Sep 24, 2020

Barbara Kingsolver's Passion For Poetry Prevails In 'How To Fly'
The author of novels The Poisonwood Bible and The Bean Trees has published a second book of poetry this week titled How to Fly (In Ten Thousand Easy Lessons).

NPR U.S. News
Sep 24, 2020

Gale Sayers, Who Inspired TV Movie 'Brian's Song,' Dies At 77
NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to sports journalist Kevin Blackistone about Gale Sayers' legacy. The former Chicago Bears running back, whose elusiveness bedeviled defenses, died Wednesday.

NPR U.S. News
Sep 24, 2020

Data Suggest Young People Spread COVID-19 To Older Adults
The CDC says coronavirus infection rates over the summer were highest in young adults. But in the South, increased infections among 20 to 39-year-olds preceded rises in infection in people over 60.

NPR U.S. News
Sep 24, 2020

Documentary Explores Emancipating From Foster Care System
The new documentary Unadopted explores what happens to teenagers in foster care as they approach the point of "aging out" of the system. NPR's Noel King talks to Noel Anaya about his film.

NPR U.S. News
Sep 24, 2020

Trump Administration Plans Crackdown On Hospitals Failing To Report COVID-19 Data
Draft documents obtained by NPR show that the federal government is preparing to enforce new data reporting requirements, threatening to withhold vital Medicare funding from non-compliant hospitals.

NPR U.S. News
Sep 24, 2020

Trump Won't Promise Peaceful Transfer Of Power After Election
In response to a reporter's question, President Trump on Wednesday suggested that he might not accept the election results if he is not declared the winner in November.

NPR U.S. News
Sep 24, 2020

Ohio's Ballot Drop Box Limits Lead To Allegations Of Voter Suppression
With concerns over the Postal Service's ability to deliver mail-in ballots on time, drop boxes are the rage. Ohio limits the boxes to one per county — even in counties with millions of residents.

NPR U.S. News
Sep 24, 2020

Ohio's Ballot Drop Box Limits Leads To Allegations Of Voter Suppression
With concerns over the Postal Service's ability to deliver mail-in ballots on time, drop boxes are the rage. Ohio limits the boxes to one per county — even in counties with millions of residents.

NPR U.S. News
Sep 24, 2020

Outside The Focus Of Major Parties, Black Pittsburghers Vow To Get Out The Vote
Both the Trump and Biden campaigns are competing for voters in key swing states like Pennsylvania. But is either of the major parties trying to engage Black voters in cities like Pittsburgh?

NPR U.S. News
Sep 24, 2020

Weeks After Disputed Election, Belarus President Is Secretly Inaugurated
The president of Belarus has been inaugurated for a sixth term in a secret ceremony, despite continuing mass protests by opposition supporters who say the recent election was rigged.

NPR U.S. News
Sep 24, 2020

Viral Photo Shows Difficulties Of Parents Working During The Pandemic
The photo on Twitter shows scientist Gretchen Goldman sitting behind her laptop being interviewed by CNN. She's in the middle of a living room that has been turned upside down by her young children.

NPR U.S. News
Sep 24, 2020

When A Tornado Hits A Toy Store: Photo Shows Reality Of Working From Home With Kids
The photo on Twitter shows scientist Gretchen Goldman sitting behind her laptop being interviewed by CNN. She's in the middle of a living room that has been turned upside down by her young children.

NPR U.S. News
Sep 23, 2020

How A Florida Elections Official Is Leaning On Creativity During A Complicated Year
Chris Anderson, supervisor of elections in Seminole County, Fla., talks about finding the solution to an equipment problem at Dollar Tree and other challenges of running an election during a pandemic.

NPR U.S. News
Sep 23, 2020

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg To Be Honored At The Supreme Court
The Supreme Court is honoring Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in a private ceremony and then a public viewing today. Ginsburg died on Friday. She was 87,

NPR U.S. News
Sep 23, 2020

Odds Tilt In Coney Barrett's Favor To Replace Ginsburg, Says Sen. Braun
NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to Republican Sen. Mike Braun of Indiana about one of President Trump's potential choices for the Supreme Court vacancy: Amy Coney Barrett, who is also from Indiana.

NPR U.S. News
Sep 23, 2020

NPR Poll: Black, Latino Households Struggle To Pay Rent, Mortgages
The latest poll looking at the racial wealth gap during the pandemic shows that Black and Latino households are two times more likely than white households to have fallen behind on housing payments.

NPR U.S. News
Sep 23, 2020

Springsteen Credits Fan's Gift For The Existence Of His New Album
Needing inspiration, Bruce Springsteen says he wandered through his house playing a guitar that a fan gave him. He tells Rolling Stone he wrote the songs for his new album on it in less than 10 days.

NPR U.S. News
Sep 23, 2020

Nixon, Carson Sandwiches Are Still In Former Boy Scout's Freezer
VP Richard Nixon ate half a sandwich at a campaign stop in Illinois 60 years ago. Steve Jenne took the other half. In 1988, he brought it onto The Tonight Show with a fresh one for Johnny Carson.

NPR U.S. News
Sep 23, 2020

Swastika, New York, Is Keeping Its Name
When an outsider suggested the tiny northern hamlet of Swastika should change its name, town supervisors quickly rejected a change.

NPR U.S. News
Sep 23, 2020

When It Comes To Running An Election, States Are Juggling A Lot
NPR's Noel King talks to Chris Anderson, supervisor of elections in Seminole, Fla., about what it is like to run an election this year, considering the complications from the coronavirus pandemic.

NPR U.S. News
Sep 23, 2020

When You Spot A Stray, Who You Gonna Call? In Rabat, ADAN Is Likely The Answer
Even before the pandemic, it was relatively uncommon in Morocco to keep house pets. ADAN was founded 16 years ago by Ahmed Tazi and his sister Habiba, who also largely fund and run it, to help strays.

NPR U.S. News
Sep 23, 2020

What Will 2021 Hold For U.S. Climate Diplomacy?
What has been the impact been on climate science after President Trump decided to pull out of the Paris agreement on climate change? The U.S. will be officially out of the agreement on Nov. 4.

NPR U.S. News
Sep 23, 2020

U.S. Reaches COVID-19 Milestone: Death Toll Is Over 200,000
More than 200,000 people in the U.S. have died of COVID-19. We hear from three areas of the country about how the pandemic has affected life there.

NPR U.S. News
Sep 23, 2020

New Movie: 'The Secrets We Keep'
NPR's David Greene speaks with actress Noomi Rapace about her new film: The Secrets We Keep. She also starred in the Swedish version of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.

NPR U.S. News
Sep 23, 2020

News Brief: High Court Vacancy, Pandemic's Effects, U.S. Climate Stance
President Trump plans to announce his Supreme Court pick on Saturday. The pandemic continues to hurt minority households. And, the U.S. officially exits the Paris climate accords on Nov. 4.

NPR U.S. News
Sep 23, 2020

N.C. Race Is One That Could Determine Which Party Controls U.S. Senate
In North Carolina, GOP Sen. Thom Tillis and Democrat Cal Cunningham held a second debate. The fight over the open Supreme Court seat was one issue. A Democratic win could flip control of the chamber.

NPR U.S. News
Sep 23, 2020

EU Fills Leadership Void After U.S. Pulled Of Paris Climate Agreement
The U.S. will officially be out of the Paris climate agreement the day after the presidential election. Where does climate diplomacy stand, and how are other countries reacting?

NPR U.S. News
Sep 23, 2020

EU Fills Leadership Void After U.S. Pulled Out Of Paris Climate Agreement
The U.S. will officially be out of the Paris climate agreement the day after the presidential election. Where does climate diplomacy stand, and how are other countries reacting?

NPR U.S. News
Sep 23, 2020

First-Time Voters In Wisconsin Weigh In On Election Issues
NPR's Noel King talks to young people in the polarized state of Wisconsin, who will be voting for the first time in November's election. They are divided by many issues, including race.

NPR U.S. News
Sep 23, 2020

Charles Krebbs Is Among The More Than 200,000 People Who Died Of COVID-19
Charles Henry Krebbs of Phoenix, Ariz., died of COVID-19 at age 75. His daughter Tara Krebbs remembers his love of fashion, his sense of humor and the chance to say goodbye.

NPR U.S. News
Sep 23, 2020

Critics Question U.S. Decision To Revoke Chinese Students' Visas
The U.S. canceled 1,000 visas given to Chinese students it alleges have ties to the Chinese military. The dramatic step is to counter what officials say is a concerted Chinese espionage effort.

NPR U.S. News
Sep 22, 2020

Sen. Mitt Romney To Support A Vote On A SCOTUS Nominee
Sen. Mitt Romney said he would support a floor vote on President Donald Trump's Supreme Court, essentially clinching consideration of Trump's nominee this year despite the impending election.

NPR U.S. News
Sep 22, 2020

Effects Of Climate Change On Transportation Are Not Always Obvious, Immediate
Wildfire recently closed I-70 through Colorado for two weeks. It burned steep slopes above the highway, so future closures are likely due to rockfall and mudslides from climate change driven storms.

NPR U.S. News
Sep 22, 2020

Effects Of Climate Change On Wildfires Is Not Always Obvious, Immediate
Wildfire recently closed I-70 through Colorado for two weeks. It burned steep slopes above the highway, so future closures are likely due to rock fall and mudslides from climate change driven storms.

NPR U.S. News
Sep 22, 2020

Republicans Will Attempt To Push Through A Supreme Court Nominee
NPR's Noel King talks to Steven Groves of the Heritage Foundation and former assistant to President Trump about the administration's strategy for picking the next Supreme Court justice.

NPR U.S. News
Sep 22, 2020

For 38 Years, Dungeon Master Has Been Continually Playing 'D&D' Game
Robert Wardhaugh has been playing the same game of Dungeons and Dragons since 1982. It started with four players. Now there are 60 people, and they're on Zoom, Wardaugh tells CNN.

NPR U.S. News
Sep 22, 2020

Indianapolis Colts Linebacker Accidently Gives Away His Wedding Ring
Darius Leonard gave his gloves to a lucky fan at Lucas Oil Stadium after Sunday's game. The fan posted on Twitter about the wedding ring being inside a glove. Leonard replied, "I need that."

NPR U.S. News
Sep 22, 2020

Member Of The Temptations, Bruce Williamson Jr., Dies At 49
The family of Bruce Williamson Jr., who was a former lead singer with the Temptations, died on Sept. 6 in Las Vegas of complications from COVID-19.

NPR U.S. News
Sep 22, 2020

Greek Island Caught In The Middle Of Dispute Over Energy Reserves
NATO allies Greece and Turkey are contesting offshore energy reserves in the Eastern Mediterranean. For weeks, warships patrolled near a tiny Greek island off the Turkish coast.

NPR U.S. News
Sep 22, 2020

How A Perpetrator's Race And Age Factor Into Who Is Executed
The federal death penalty process is considered the "gold standard" in the justice system but evidence suggests it's plagued by racial disparities and ineffective legal representation.

NPR U.S. News
Sep 22, 2020

News Brief: Court Vacancy, COVID-19 Vaccine Ethics, U.N. General Assembly
Where things stand with the vacancy on the Supreme Court. When a coronavirus vaccine becomes available, who should get it first? And, world leaders will address the U.N. General Assembly virtually.

NPR U.S. News
Sep 22, 2020

Examining The Ethics Involved When Distributing A COVID-19 Vaccine
When a COVID-19 vaccine is approved, who gets first dibs? Bioethicists say the focus should be on saving the lives of people most at risk. Frontline health workers go first, but the rest is trickier.

NPR U.S. News
Sep 22, 2020

Experts Warn Britain Could See A Severe Uptick In Coronavirus Cases
The United Kingdom's top science adviser says, "The epidemic is doubling roughly every seven days" — warning of a dangerously high rate of new coronavirus cases.

NPR U.S. News
Sep 22, 2020

Experts Warn Britain Could See A Severe Uptik In Coronavirus Cases
The United Kingdom's top science adviser says, "The epidemic is doubling roughly every seven days" — warning of a dangerously high rate of new coronavirus cases.

NPR U.S. News
Sep 22, 2020

CDC Criticized For Posting COVID-19 Guidance And Then Withdrawing It
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published, then withdrew, guidance on aerosol spread of the coronavirus. NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to Dr. Ali Khan, an ex-CDC official, about the action.

NPR U.S. News
Sep 22, 2020

92nd Street Y Pivots From In-Person Events To Virtual Programs
The pandemic has made for a bleak outlook for the arts. Enter the 92nd Street Y in New York, which has outlasted the depression, 9/11 and is making changes to stay afloat during the pandemic.

NPR U.S. News
Sep 22, 2020

'Conditional Citizens' Examines What It Means To Be An American
NPR's Noel King speaks with Laila Lalami about her book, "Conditional Citizens: On Belonging in America."

NPR U.S. News
Sep 22, 2020

The United Nations Marks Its 75th Anniversary During The Pandemic
The United Nations General Assembly begins its annual meeting on Tuesday. A record 173 heads of state or government will address the meeting between now and Saturday — most virtually.

NPR U.S. News
Sep 22, 2020

What Can Social Media Do To Slow Down The Spread Of Misinformation?
On social media, it's easy for rumors to go viral. One proposal to fix this is a "circuit breaker" for viral posts, modeled on how stock markets stop trading when shares are too volatile.

NPR U.S. News
Sep 21, 2020

McMaster: Goal Of Changing Putin Is A 'Delusion' Suffered By 3 Presidents
Former national security adviser H.R. McMaster told NPR that President Trump isn't the first U.S. president to suffer under a misapprehension about what's possible in dealings with Moscow.

NPR U.S. News
Sep 21, 2020

Trump To Name His Pick For Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Supreme Court Seat
President Trump and Senate Republicans appear determined to get a new Supreme Court justice confirmed before the November election. Democrats are vowing to stop that from happening.

NPR U.S. News
Sep 21, 2020

Ohio Dad Figures Out Socially Distant Trick Or Treating
The dad got a shipping tube, painted it orange and fastened it to the front porch to make a candy chute, according to WJAR-TV. Kids put their bags at the end of the chute, and call out trick or treat!

NPR U.S. News
Sep 21, 2020

National Park In Thailand Takes Unique Action Against Litterbugs
Officials at the park are enacting revenge on those who dare to litter. You toss trash in the park, authorities will register you with the police. They will also mail your garbage back to your home.

NPR U.S. News
Sep 21, 2020

Learning Curve: Teacher Resigns Rather Than Expose Her Family To COVID-19
As part of our series Learning Curve, NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Cassie Piggott, a teacher in Rutherford County, Tenn., who resigned rather than go back to the classroom during the pandemic.

NPR U.S. News
Sep 21, 2020

How Bad Has The Pandemic Been For Childhood Vaccinations?
The betterment of childhood vaccination rates has been a global success story. A new report on the impact of the pandemic offers reason for concern — and optimism.

NPR U.S. News
Sep 21, 2020

NPR Probe: The Troubling Effects Of Lethal Injection
A new investigation from NPR finds that lethal injection causes severe pulmonary edema in the lungs of inmates before they die. The method was first introduced in the United States in 1977.

NPR U.S. News
Sep 21, 2020

Pandemic Continues Its Toll: Nearly 200,000 COVID-19 Deaths
Six months ago, the coronavirus was spreading fast, and there was a lot we didn't know. Now almost 200,000 people have died of COVID-19 in the United States so far — ahead of cold and flu season.

NPR U.S. News
Sep 21, 2020

RBG Wasn't Just A Supreme Court Justice. She Was A Pop Icon Too
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg took on a second life as a pop culture icon complete with a Saturday Night Live caricature. People were enraptured with her accessories, health, diet and exercise regimen.

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Sep 21, 2020

Remembering A Former School Teacher Who Died Of COVID-19
Whitney Moore Taylor of Hobbs, N.M., was a former second-grade teacher, who was working in early-childhood therapy when she died of COVID-19. She was married, had a daughter and was 31 years old.

NPR U.S. News
Sep 21, 2020

Remembering A Former Schoolteacher Who Died Of COVID-19
Whitney Moore Taylor of Hobbs, N.M., was a former second-grade teacher who was working in early-childhood therapy when she died of COVID-19. She was married, had a daughter and was 31 years old.

NPR U.S. News
Sep 21, 2020

News Brief: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Dies, Pandemic Roundup
With six weeks before the election, President Trump and GOP senators seem determined to confirm a Supreme Court Justice before voters cast ballots. And the U.S. COVID-19 death toll nears 200,000.

NPR U.S. News
Sep 21, 2020

'Watchmen,' 'Succession,' 'Ozark,' 'Schitt's Creek' Win Key Emmys
Like all events these days, this year's prime-time Emmy Awards were virtual, with host Jimmy Kimmel and nominees at home or isolated elsewhere with cameras.

NPR U.S. News
Sep 21, 2020

'Watchmen,' 'Succession,' 'Ozark,' 'Schitts Creek' Win Key Emmys
Like all events these days, this year's prime-time Emmy Awards were virtual, with host Jimmy Kimmel and nominees at home or isolated elsewhere with cameras.

NPR U.S. News
Sep 21, 2020

Ginsburg's Death Sets Up A Pitched Battle Over Abortion Rights
The vacancy on the Supreme Court by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is expected to lead to a fight over abortion rights. Five justices lean conservative compared to three liberal justices.

NPR U.S. News
Sep 21, 2020

RGB Wasn't Just A Supreme Court Justice, She Was A Pop Icon Too
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg took on a second life as a pop culture icon complete with a Saturday Night Live caricature. People were enraptured with her accessories, health, diet and exercise regimen.

NPR U.S. News
Sep 21, 2020

Should The Next Supreme Court Justice Be Nominated Before The Election?
NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to Adam White, a legal scholar at the conservative-leaning American Enterprise Institute, about what GOP Senators must weigh before voting on the next Supreme Court nominee.

NPR U.S. News
Sep 21, 2020

U.S. Is Expected To Reach 200,000 COVID-19 Deaths Very Soon
NPR's Noel King talks to Rocky Walker, chaplain at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, and Dr. Joseph Varon, chief of critical care at Houston's United Memorial Medical Center, about the pandemic.

NPR U.S. News
Sep 21, 2020

U.S. Is Expected To Reached 200,000 COVID-19 Deaths Very Soon
NPR's Noel King talks to Rocky Walker, chaplain at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, and Dr. Joseph Varon, chief of critical care at Houston's United Memorial Medical Center about the pandemic.

NPR U.S. News
Sep 21, 2020

The Future Of The Affordable Care Act In A Supreme Court Without Ginsburg
The death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg comes just as the Supreme Court was about to hear a case challenging the ACA. It could end Medicaid expansion and protections for preexisting conditions.

NPR U.S. News
Sep 21, 2020

'Hard, Dirty Job': Cities Struggle To Clear Garbage Glut In Stay-At-Home World
As people stay at home, they are putting out more trash, from pizza boxes to cardboard delivery boxes. That's putting a big strain on residential garbage collectors.

NPR U.S. News
Sep 18, 2020

U.S. Blocks Downloads of TikTok, WeChat, Starting Sunday
The Commerce Department says it will ban all U.S. business transactions with Chinese-owned apps WeChat and TikTok. The parent company ByteDance is under pressure to sell TikTok to a U.S. company.

NPR U.S. News
Sep 18, 2020

Breonna Taylor's Mother: 'I Won't Go Away. I'll Still Fight'
Tamika Palmer says she wants the officers who killed her daughter to be charged. "Even in the very beginning of this year, she kept saying 2020 was her year," she said. "And she was absolutely right."

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