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Apr 22, 2024

Freedom Monument Park tells honest story of enslaved people
The new Freedom Monument Sculpture Park in Montgomery, Alabama, is designed to get visitors closer to the experiences of enslaved people in America.

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Apr 21, 2024

A century-long effort to recast the Civil War
Most corners of the country harbor old or erroneous markers of some kind. An NPR investigation examines the proliferation of Confederate markers and a century-long effort to recast the Civil War.

NPR Headline News
Apr 21, 2024

Alabama's Freedom Monument Sculpture Park tells the story of enslaved people
Montgomery, Ala., has a new monument park where visitors are confronted with the history of enslaved people in America.

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Apr 21, 2024

Alicia D. Williams on 'Mid-Air'
NPR's Andrew Limbong speaks with author Alicia D. Williams about her latest book, Mid-Air. Written in verse, it's the story of a 13-year-old boy coming to terms with the loss of his best friend.

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Apr 21, 2024

Life Kit: Swimming skills
Do you know how to swim well enough to save your life? NPR's Life Kit lays out the five basic water safety and swimming skills that can help prevent drowning.

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Apr 21, 2024

The long history between Israel and Iran
NPR's Andrew Limbong speaks with Suzanne Maloney of the Brookings Institution about relations between Iran and Israel.

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Apr 21, 2024

What it would take to bring high-speed rail to Texas
The U.S. lags behind when it comes to high-speed rail, but a visit from Japan's prime minister has reignited interest in Texas. NPR's Andrew Limbong talks to Amber Gaudet of the Dallas Morning News.

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Apr 20, 2024

The reality behind 'Civil War' and the possibility of a real second civil war
NPR's Andrew Limbong talks to Amy Cooter of the Middlebury Institute of International Studies about how realistic an idea of a second civil war is.

NPR Headline News
Apr 20, 2024

Writer Caoilinn Hughes on 'The Alternatives'
NPR's Andrew Limbong talks to Irish writer Caoilinn Hughes, whose new novel explores the bonds of sisterhood and the ways those bonds can be tested.

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Apr 20, 2024

Pod Corner: 'The Anti-Dread Climate Podcast'
The climate crisis is undeniable and overwhelming. People have lots of questions about how they can help the planet in their daily lives. The Anti-Dread Climate Podcast, from KCRW, has the answers.

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Apr 20, 2024

House approves foreign aid for Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan
After months of GOP-led delays, the House of Representatives approved a foreign aid package for Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan.

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Apr 20, 2024

A.I. and the movies
A look at some of the news and controversies surrounding several uses of generative AI in the movie industry this week, including a trailer for a nonexistent James Bond film starring Margot Robbie.

NPR Headline News
Apr 20, 2024

Ukraine's prime minister says, if passed, $60B U.S. aid package will be critical
Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal discusses on NPR's All Things Considered how further U.S. aid would make a difference on the front lines, and the state of the war in general.

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Apr 19, 2024

The story of an American man whose wife is being detained by China's secret police
China's feared state security ministry has been more public and more powerful in its quest to suppress internal dissent and monitor foreign activity.

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Apr 19, 2024

This Nigerian chess master aims to raise money by playing the longest continuous game
Under the glare of the lights in New York's Time Square, a Nigerian chess master makes his bid to break the world record for the longest continuous chess game to raise money for children back home.

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Apr 19, 2024

Cookbook author Joan Nathan looks at her own culinary history in 'My Life in Recipes'
Joan Nathan has spent her life exploring Jewish culture through recipes. Now in her 80s, her new book is her most personal work yet — excavating her own culinary history.

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Apr 19, 2024

Now a poet, a boy in Jamaica could barely read until a teacher-in-training came along
Juleus Ghunta is a published children's author and award-winning poet. But growing up in rural Jamaica, he could barely read. When he was about 12, a young teacher-in-training arrived at his school.

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Apr 19, 2024

Pharma reps have visited doctors for decades. What impact does it have on patients?
A economic research study shows that oncologists' prescribing habits change after they've been visited by pharmaceutical sales reps — and it also shows the changes do not extend patients' lives.

NPR Headline News
Apr 19, 2024

Jurors for Trump's hush money trial have been selected. Now they have to be kept safe
As Trump's high-profile hush money case moves forward, the court is also grappling with an issue that has become a regular and concerning feature of Trump's many trials — how to keep jurors safe.

NPR Headline News
Apr 19, 2024

India's six-week long elections started today
Nearly a billion people start going to the polls in India Friday, as the worlds largest democracy starts its mammoth election.

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Apr 19, 2024

Republican Congressman Mike Lawler discusses foreign aid package
NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Congressman Mike Lawler, R-N.Y., about the foreign aid package that the House is finally considering after massive efforts from Speaker Mike Johnson.

NPR Headline News
Apr 19, 2024

Diving into Taylor Swift's 'Tortured Poets Department'
In the middle of a worldwide tour that has grossed more than one billion dollars, Taylor Swift has released her 11th album. It's called The Tortured Poets Department.

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Apr 19, 2024

What Taylor Swift's cultural impact looks like to fans
Taylor Swift's new album "The Tortured Poets Department" is out today. But there's more to Swift than just her music. NPR's All Things Considered examines her cultural impact.

NPR Headline News
Apr 19, 2024

What's been going on with the Marines' uniforms
Marines are famously meticulous about their uniforms. But for more than a year, they haven't always been able to wear the ones they're supposed to.

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Apr 19, 2024

What's next with Israel and Iran
Arch-foes Israel and Iran are firing missiles at each other. But the unprecedented attacks on each other's territory appear — for now — not to have sparked an all-out war.

NPR Headline News
Apr 19, 2024

Conan O'Brien is defining a new way forward for former late night hosts
After getting pushed out of late night by cancellation of his TBS show, O'Brien has been freed to fully entertain people exactly how he wants. His new special for Max, Conan O'Brien Must Go, is out.

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Apr 19, 2024

What World War II taught us about how to help starving people today
The modern study of the starvation was sparked by the liberation of concentration camp survivors. U.S. and British soldiers rushed to feed them — and yet they sometimes perished.

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Apr 19, 2024

A new play peers into a band's life, from the inside
Stereophonic, a new play on Broadway with music by Arcade Fire's Will Butler, tracks the volatile creation of a rock and roll album over the course of a year in the 1970s.

NPR Headline News
Apr 18, 2024

Hindu nationalist music could be destructive ahead of Indian elections, critics warn
H-Pop refers to the music and poetry of Hindu nationalism in India. And critics are warning of what they say is H-Pop's destructive power ahead of Indian elections expected this spring.

NPR Headline News
Apr 18, 2024

Petition wants a 1980 baseball player on the roster for 1 day to qualify for pension
A baseball player who was part of the Atlanta Braves in 1980 is one day short of qualifying for MLB retirement. Now, there's a petition to get him on the roster for that last day.

NPR Headline News
Apr 18, 2024

It's been an up and down week for Trump's DJT stock
Shares of the company behind Truth Social — under stock ticker DJT — have had quite a volatile ride since their debut last month. Here's a look at what's been going on.

NPR Headline News
Apr 18, 2024

Google fires 28 workers who protested selling technology to Israel
Employees staged sit-ins at Google's offices this week demanding the company stop selling its technology to the Israeli government. Google then fired more than two dozen of these workers.

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Apr 18, 2024

'We Grown Now' imbues hope in a coming-of-age story in a Chicago housing project
A gently poetic coming-of-age story, We Grown Now chronicles an adolescent friendship in Chicago's Cabrini Green housing project in the early 1990s.

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Apr 18, 2024

Military justice is getting an overhaul. Victims say there's a long way to go
Military justice is undergoing its biggest overhaul in a generation, as the services grapple with sexual assault. Victims say they have a long way to go.

NPR Headline News
Apr 18, 2024

This week in science: Pompeiian frescoes, dark energy and the largest marine reptile
NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Emily Kwong and Rachel Carlson of Short Wave about newly unearthed Pompeiian frescoes, how dark energy may be changing, and the largest known marine reptile.

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Apr 18, 2024

Amateur art detectives used modern tools and the law to return stolen artifacts
Thirty years ago, two copper gilded Bhairav masks were stolen from a temple in Nepal. The mask's owners thought they were gone for good - but they ended up in two American museums.

NPR Headline News
Apr 18, 2024

Biden reinstates sanctions on Venezuela
The U.S. administration has reinstated sanctions on Venezuela's oil and gas sector, accusing President Nicolás Maduro of failing to commit to free and fair elections.

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Apr 18, 2024

Salman Rushdie tells of the violent attack that nearly killed him in memoir 'Knife'
In his new memoir, Salman Rushdie writes about the young man who leapt from the audience and stabbed and almost killed him in August of 2022. He also describes his love for his wife, Eliza.

NPR Headline News
Apr 18, 2024

Ukraine's prime minister on how U.S. aid could make a difference on the frontlines
Ukraine's Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal tells NPR that it's crucial for Congress to pass a $60 billion aid package to successfully defend itself against Russia.

NPR Headline News
Apr 18, 2024

Trump's anti-abortion views helped him in 2016. That may not be the case this time
Opposition to abortion helped Donald Trump win the presidential election in 2016. Now that the same position could be a political liability, will Trump's position evolve again?

NPR Headline News
Apr 18, 2024

One man's search for his father in mass graves at Gaza's Al Shifa hospital
Recovery teams are exhuming bodies from mass graves at Gaza's Al Shifa hospital more than two weeks after an Israeli raid there.

NPR Headline News
Apr 18, 2024

Gaza cease-fire resolutions roil U.S. local communities
As local elected officials continue to face pressure to pass resolutions calling for an end to the fighting in Gaza, some aren't sure how or whether to take a stand at all.

NPR Headline News
Apr 17, 2024

Senate rejects impeachment articles against Mayorkas
The Senate has rejected both articles of impeachment against Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, swiftly ending the trial triggered by the House's narrow vote to impeach in February.

NPR Headline News
Apr 17, 2024

Non-binary Oklahoma lawmaker reflects on year since they were censured by colleagues
The only non-binary member of Oklahoma's legislature looks at a year since they were censured by their colleagues - and the aftermath of the death of an Oklahoma student amid bullying by classmates.

NPR Headline News
Apr 17, 2024

How Ukraine is keeping the power grid running amidst war with Russia
An international team found a creative solution to help keep Ukraine's lights on amidst Russian attacks. That same solution could help everyone from the military to commercial pilots.

NPR Headline News
Apr 17, 2024

Hall of Fame college coach Dawn Staley Reflects on the state of women's basketball.
All Things Considered co-host Mary Louise Kelly talks with South Carolina Gamecocks' coach Dawn Staley about the state of women's basketball and her growing legacy as the new "standard" for coaching.

NPR Headline News
Apr 17, 2024

Despite recent visit, some young Wisconsin voters remain divided on Biden
Last week President Biden traveled to Madison, Wisconsin to announce new student loan relief for some borrowers. But some Madison students may still may need more motivation to support him.

NPR Headline News
Apr 17, 2024

Columbia University President to testify in congress
The president of Columbia University is set to testify about how she responded to antisemitic incidents on her campus.

NPR Headline News
Apr 17, 2024

British and German foreign ministers urge restraint in visit to Israel
NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with reporter Rob Schmitz about Israel's response to Iran's unprecedented attack last weekend.

NPR Headline News
Apr 17, 2024

Arizona abortion providers react to state supreme court ruling banning most abortions
Providers at a Phoenix reproductive health clinic worry about they and their patients' futures after Arizona's supreme court ruled that an 1864 law banning nearly all abortions now stands.

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Apr 17, 2024

Author Salman Rushdie On Surviving Attack and The Value of Every Day of Life
NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Salman Rushdie about his new book, Knife: Meditations After an Attempted Murder.

NPR Headline News
Apr 17, 2024

A parasitic disease is killing off sea urchins in the Caribbean and the sea of Oman
Sea urchins have been dying in the Caribbean from a parasite that is now also killing them in the sea of Oman.

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Apr 17, 2024

Damage at Glen Canyon Dam has Colorado River users concerned
Newly discovered damage to part of the dam holding back America's second-largest reservoir has people who rely on the Colorado River worried about their ability to get the water they need.

NPR Headline News
Apr 16, 2024

The IRS commissioner faced tough questions from Senate Finance Committee
Senators quizzed IRS Commissioner Danny Werfel about the just-finished tax-filing season and what's ahead for the government's tax collector.

NPR Headline News
Apr 16, 2024

What happened at WNBA draft — and what the future of the sport could hold
NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Jemele Hill, contributing writer for The Atlantic, about the 36 new players who were drafted into the WNBA and the future of the sport.

NPR Headline News
Apr 16, 2024

In Arizona, political candidates walk a fine line on abortion rights
Arizona's ban on abortions has affected political races. Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Kari Lake is figuring out how to balance her opposition to abortion rights without embracing a near-total ban.

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Apr 16, 2024

Japanese-American baseball players will bring the game back to a WWII camp
Volunteers are restoring the Manzanar War Reloctation Center's baseball field. In the fall, Japanese-American baseball players play where many of their families were held during World War II.

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Apr 16, 2024

The push to have seniors age in their homes, not hospitals
More than 10 thousand older adults turn 65 every day. There's growing efforts to make sure they stay in their homes and out of hospitals and nursing homes as they age.

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Apr 16, 2024

Electronic warfare is interfering with GPS in areas of Gaza
Electronic warfare connected to the conflict in Gaza is interfering with the global positioning system in a large part of the region.

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Apr 16, 2024

A church offers asylum seekers a loan
A church rents apartments for asylum seekers, who pay the church back after an initial buffer period.

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Apr 16, 2024

Climate change in Catan? New board game version forces players to consider pollution
The newest version of the popular board game Catan will make players wrestle with a society-wide problem: How do you build, develop and expand without overly polluting the world?

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Apr 16, 2024

Supreme Court hears challenge to a statute used to try hundreds of Jan. 6 rioters
The U.S. Supreme Court appeared divided, with conservatives expressing various degrees of skepticism about the statute used to prosecute more than 350 of the Jan. 6th rioters who invaded the capitol.

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Apr 16, 2024

Technology and disinformation places U.S. in multiple cold wars, author argues
NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks to journalist David Sanger about his new book, New Cold Wars: China's Rise, Russia's Invasion, And America's Struggle To Defend The West.

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Apr 16, 2024

New HBO series looks at Vietnam War from Vietnamese perspective
NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with actor Hoa Xuande about the new HBO show 'The Sympathizer' — a rare piece of Hollywood entertainment that tells the story of the Vietnam War from a Vietnamese perspective.

NPR Headline News
Apr 16, 2024

Visually impaired Boston Marathon runner and his guide give an update on race
Nafij Ahmed and Josh Bard ran the Boston Marathon on Monday. Nafij is visually impaired and Josh was his guide for the run. We ran a story about the lead up to the run. This is what happened since.

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Apr 16, 2024

The massive effort to clear the waterway in Baltimore
Demolition is underway on the Francis Scott Key bridge in Baltimore. Crews are using fire to weaken the massive structure so it can be removed as quickly as possible.

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Apr 16, 2024

Iran's attack on Israel marks a significant shift from its usual proxy warfare
NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Karim Sadjadpour, senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, about what this escalation tells us about Iran's strategy.

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Apr 16, 2024

What's the key to creating great art? This author spoke to 40 artists to find out
NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Adam Moss, author of The Work of Art: How Something Comes From Nothing.

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Apr 16, 2024

What's the key to creating great art? This author spoke to 40 artists to find out
NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Adam Moss, author of The Work of Art: How Something Comes From Nothing.

NPR Headline News
Apr 16, 2024

Johnson's leadership is under threat in the House over foreign aid bills
Kentucky Republican Thomas Massie said he would vote to oust Mike Johnson as House speaker if it came to the floor. He told Johnson in a closed-door meeting that he should resign.

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Apr 16, 2024

House set to hold separate votes on aid for Israel and Ukraine after delays
House Speaker Mike Johnson announced a path forward on aid to Ukraine and Israel after months of delay because of GOP divisions. Iran's attack on Israel increased pressure on Congress to act.

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Apr 16, 2024

ABBA, The Notorious B.I.G. and Green Day named to the National Recording Registry
Every year, the Library of Congress names 25 "audio treasures" to be preserved permanently. This year's selections range from ABBA and Green Day to World War I-era jazz pioneer James Reese Europe.

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Apr 15, 2024

25 years after the Columbine shooting: What life now looks like for one survivor
A survivor of the then-unprecedented school shooting in Colorado struggled for years to understand her own response to trauma and now helps others learn to feel safe.

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Apr 15, 2024

Researchers have been trying to breed fungus-resistant chestnut trees for 100 years
We visit an orchard where researchers are breeding Chestnut trees they hope will one day fight off a fungus that's been killing the iconic American tree for more than a century.

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Apr 15, 2024

Why Brazil was able to hold their former president accountable in election case
NPR's Scott Detrow talks with Omar Encarnacion about former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro being banned from running for office for eight years due to efforts to overturn Brazil's 2022 election.

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Apr 15, 2024

What good is an EV if you can't charge it? Here's the plan to build more chargers
How quickly are EV chargers getting built? That's a critical question as the auto industry tries to pull off a switch toward battery-powered cars.

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Apr 15, 2024

What is known about Jordan's role in downing Iranian drones
While Israel and the U.S. trumpet their success at shooting down Iran's drone and missile barrage, neighboring Jordan has been coy about the role it played in downing projectiles.

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Apr 15, 2024

One year after civil war erupted in Sudan, millions of people are in dire need of aid
A year of war has had a devastating impact on Sudan. The country is suffering the worlds largest displacement crisis and in the grips of a humanitarian disaster, with no sign of a resolution in sight.

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Apr 15, 2024

Former President Donald Trump's hush money trial began today
Jury selection began Monday in the criminal trial against former President Donald Trump for hush money payments made ahead of the 2016 election.

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Apr 15, 2024

A look at Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg as he oversees Trump hush money trial prosecution
Alvin Bragg is the first person to bring criminal charges against a former president and the first African American elected Manhattan District Attorney. Bragg faces challenges beyond any one big case.

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Apr 15, 2024

Wrexham football club, welcome to League One
The Welsh soccer club famously owned by North American actors Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney have earned another promotion. Next year Wrexham AFC will play in the third division of English football.

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Apr 15, 2024

An NBA player missed a free throw on purpose — but he didn't chicken out
Houston Rockets center Boban Marjanovic intentionally missed the second of two free throws in a game yesterday. In doing so, he won free chicken sandwiches for everyone in attendance.

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Apr 15, 2024

Renowned Atlanta hip-hop producer Rico Wade dies at 52
NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Rodney Carmichael from NPR Music about the legacy of Rico Wade, a foundational producer of Atlanta Hip-Hop.

NPR Headline News
Apr 15, 2024

How Israel is responding to aggression by Iran
Israel's government is weighing its next steps following the weekend attack by Iran. And in Gaza, there are signs of increased food reaching the north following intense U.S. pressure on Israel.

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Apr 15, 2024

Iran's attack on Israel raises fear of regional conflict
NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with former Israeli intelligence official Sima Shina about Iran's unprecedented attack on Israel, what might come next, and the risks for the Middle East and beyond.

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Apr 15, 2024

Florida voters will decide on abortion rights this fall. Here's what some are saying
The campaign to amend Florida's constitution to protect abortion rights kicked off in Orlando, attracting voters on both sides of the issue. The ballot question needs 60% approval to pass.

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Apr 15, 2024

Gay people often have older brothers. Why? And does it matter?
Studies worldwide show that queer people tend to have more older brothers than other kinds of siblings. Justin Torres, a queer novelist and the youngest of three brothers, asks: Should it matter?

NPR Headline News
Apr 14, 2024

California's salmon fishing season is canceled
California's salmon fishing season has been canceled — again. The fish have dwindled as a result of drought, heat waves, agriculture and damming.

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Apr 14, 2024

2 cicada broods will emerge around the same time in the U.S.
NPR's Scott Detrow speaks with entomologist Michael Raupp about the two cicada broods that will emerge in parts of the U.S. in a few weeks.

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Apr 14, 2024

Israel weighs its response to Iran's attack
Israel is weighing its response to Iran's unprecedented drone and missile attack.

NPR Headline News
Apr 14, 2024

How lawyers with high-profile clients approach jury selection
NPR's Scott Detrow speaks with attorney Camille Vasquez about how defense attorneys approach jury selection when they have a high-profile client.

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Apr 14, 2024

How a visually impaired marathoner will compete in Boston
Around 30,000 runners will participate in the Boston Marathon, and that includes some runners with disabilities. We meet a visually impaired runner and his guide as they trained for the race.

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Apr 14, 2024

Why former NIH Director Francis Collins went public with his cancer diagnosis
NPR's Scott Detrow spoke with the former director of the National Institutes of Health, Dr. Francis Collins, about his recent prostate cancer diagnosis.

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Apr 14, 2024

Why Japan is heavily invested in North Carolina
After visiting Washington this week, Japan's prime minister traveled to North Carolina, a key state for Japanese investments. One focus: a new factory to make batteries for electric vehicles.

NPR Headline News
Apr 13, 2024

Trump's trials update
NPR's Scott Detrow speaks with senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro and Norm Eisen about former President Donald Trump's first criminal trial that begins on Monday.

NPR Headline News
Apr 13, 2024

How Israel could be reinforcing a cycle of radicalization
NPR's Scott Detrow talks with H.A. Hellyer of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace about how Israel's bombardment in Gaza may be reinforcing a cycle of radicalization.

NPR Headline News
Apr 13, 2024

Iran launches attack drones toward Israel
Israel's military says Iran has launched drones toward Israel and that the unmanned aircraft will take hours to arrive to Israeli airspace.

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Apr 13, 2024

Life Kit: How to minimize eye strain in a world of screens
Digital eye strain is on the rise. NPR's Life Kit has tips for keeping your eyes healthy in a world of screens.

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Apr 13, 2024

Pod Corner: 'The Cobain 50'
Before his death in 1994, Kurt Cobain wrote up a list of his top 50 favorite albums of all time. KEXP's podcast The Cobain 50 dives into a different album from the list for each episode.

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Apr 13, 2024

Trump's next rally arena: a Manhattan courthouse
The presumptive GOP nominee will stand trial Monday in the first criminal trial of a former president. At this point, Trump is used to trying to leverage his appearances as part of his campaign.

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