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Dec 06, 2022

Actress Kirstie Alley died Monday at age 71
Emmy-winning actress Kirstie Alley, known for starring in "Cheers," died Monday at age 71.

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Dec 06, 2022

Argentina's Vice President faces a verdict in a corruption trial
Argentina's Vice President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner faces a verdict in a corruption trial. She could face up to 12 years in prison.

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Dec 06, 2022

Families wanted a Black Santa, so one man created a company to provide them
NPR's Juana Summers speaks with Stafford Braxton about his company, Santas Just Like Me, which provides Santas of color and representation for Christmas celebrations.

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Dec 06, 2022

Georgia voters head back to the polls for the state's U.S. Senate runoff election
Voters in Georgia head to the polls again for the second time in less than a month to make a final decision in the state's U.S. Senate runoff election.

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Dec 06, 2022

People in Detroit jails say the cost of phone calls is prohibitive
People in Detroit jails are struggling to stay in touch with loved ones. The pandemic shut down in-person visits, and many find the cost of phone calls prohibitive.

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Dec 06, 2022

Police who responded to the Capitol attack are awarded the Congressional Gold Medal
U.S. Capitol Police Chief Tom Manger says matters that led to the Capitol attack have been addressed and he's expanding field offices to be better prepared for threats against congressional members.

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Dec 06, 2022

Trump Organization found guilty of all charges in tax fraud scheme
Former President Donald Trump's company has been found guilty of all charges in a long-running tax fraud scheme. A New York Jury found the Trump Corporation guilty on a combined 17 counts.

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Dec 06, 2022

Swear words across languages may have more in common than previously thought
A new study shows that swear words across languages may have more in common than previously thought. Many of them tend to leave out the same sounds.

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Dec 06, 2022

Why there are some contradictory narratives on the job market
NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Betsey Stevenson, University of Michigan professor and former chief economist under President Barack Obama, about contradicting narratives on the job market.

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Dec 06, 2022

HBCUs ponder a prime exit after football coach Deion Sanders leaves Jackson State
NPR's Juana Summers talks with LA Times Sports Culture Critic Tyler Tynes about football coach Deion Sanders' consequential departure from Jackson State University to the University of Colorado.

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Dec 06, 2022

Israelis and Palestinians fear what the new Israeli government could cause
The incoming Israeli government includes ultra-nationalists who Israeli democracy groups and Palestinians fear could touch off violence and damage liberal norms.

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Dec 06, 2022

Churches in Knoxville, Tenn. are experimenting with ways to draw young people back
Churches hemorrhaging members are experimenting with ways to help millennials and Gen Z find meaning. In Knoxville, Tenn., some are drawing people back with gardens, yoga mats and food giveaways.

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Dec 06, 2022

Delegates meet with a mandate to set global biodiversity goals for the next ten years
Delegates are meeting in Canada to work out an agreement to protect the natural world. COP15 officially kicks off Wednesday with a mandate to set global biodiversity goals for the next ten years.

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Dec 06, 2022

Encore: Evictions reach pre-pandemic levels in Los Angeles County
In Los Angeles County, evictions are reaching pre-pandemic levels as housing protections expire. Tens of thousands of residents could face eviction by the end of the year.

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Dec 05, 2022

Perspective: Jiang Zemin's passing marks the end of an era for China
As China holds a memorial service for its late leader Jiang Zemin, an NPR correspondent who met Jiang reflects on the figure and his transforming country.

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Dec 05, 2022

TikTokers are paying with cash to deal with debt
With credit card balances rising across the country, an age-old approach is gaining traction on TikTok: tackling debt by paying with cash.

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Dec 05, 2022

Vaccine hesitancy may hamper China's efforts to ease COVID restrictions
China is partly adjusting its zero COVID policy by ramping up vaccinations for senior citizens. But vaccine hesitancy may be a problem for the authorities.

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Dec 05, 2022

The latest on Iran's protests, morality police and a silent majority
NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with New York University Associate Professor Azadeh Moaveni about the state of Iran's protests and the alleged removal of the morality police.

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Dec 05, 2022

Poet Mary Norbert Korte died in November at age 88
Poet Mary Norbert Korte left her life as a nun in the 1960s to pursue dual passions for beat poetry and the preservation of California's redwood forests. She died in November at age 88.

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Dec 05, 2022

Russian airstrikes cause electricity outages, but Ukraine says it shot down missiles
Russian airstrikes caused electricity outages in some Ukrainian cities. However, Ukraine says it shot down many missiles, and the damage was substantially less than in previous attacks.

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Dec 05, 2022

Gunfire damages two power substations in a North Carolina county
Investigators say gunfire damaged two power substations on Saturday in Moore County, N.C., cutting off electricity for tens of thousands of people.

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Dec 05, 2022

How a farm in Arizona is helping people overcome grief
A farm in Arizona helps people get over their grief by helping them care for rescued animals.

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Dec 05, 2022

How celebrities work their way back into the spotlight after scandals
Celebrities seem to work their way back into the spotlight after scandals, including Will Smith after slapping Chris Rock at the Academy Awards earlier in 2021.

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Dec 05, 2022

Georgia's U.S. Senate race pits the Black church against white Christian nationalism
Georgia's next U.S. Senator will be the incumbent or a former NFL player. Both men are Black. The race pits the Black church's legacy of social justice against the white conservative evangelical vote.

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Dec 05, 2022

Encore: Filmmaker Julia Reichert died Thursday at age 76
Filmmaker Julia Reichert died Thursday at age 76. She chronicled the fortunes of working-class people, especially women, with powerful movies such as "American Factory" and "Union Maids."

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Dec 05, 2022

COVID might cause sleep troubles that can last even after the infection passes
NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with journalist Emily Sohn about her National Geographic article on the connection between COVID infections and sleep disturbances.

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Dec 05, 2022

Encore: Tasman Keith didn't come here to point fingers
NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with rapper Tasman Keith about his newest album, "A Colour Undone."

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Dec 05, 2022

College aid letters are misleading students and need a legal fix
New federal research says colleges mislead students with confusing financial aid letters. The consequences can run from extra debt to quitting school.

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Dec 05, 2022

CDC updates the status of the 'tripledemic'
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated the status of the "tripledemic" in the wake of Thanksgiving.

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Dec 05, 2022

China is partly adjusting its zero COVID policy
China is partly adjusting its zero COVID policy by ramping up vaccinations for senior citizens. But vaccine hesitancy may be a problem for the authorities.

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Dec 05, 2022

A Colorado web designer says a law is preventing her from doing wedding web designs
A Colorado web designer says the state's public accommodations law prevents her from doing web designs for weddings because she believes marriage should be between a man and a woman.

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Dec 05, 2022

A new GAO report takes a look at college financial aid letters
A new U.S. Government Accountability Office report takes a look at how confusing and often misleading college financial aid letters are.

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Dec 04, 2022

At many U.S. jails, keeping in touch with loved ones is unaffordable
People in Detroit jails are struggling to stay in touch with loved ones. The pandemic shut down in-person visits and many are finding the cost of phone calls prohibitive.

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Dec 04, 2022

Deshaun Watson returns to the NFL after sexual misconduct allegations
NPR's Michel Martin speaks with sports journalist Kevin Blackistone about Watson's return to the NFL and how the franchise is handling continuous allegations of assault and misconduct against women.

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Dec 04, 2022

A Maryland police chief on how de-escalation tactics can save lives
NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Hyattsville, Md., Police Chief, Jarod Towers about the importance of de-escalation in diffusing potentially violent situations.

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Dec 04, 2022

Baaba Maal talks 'Wakanda Forever' soundtrack
Senegalese musician Baaba Maal shares his new single "Yerimayo" and talks about his work on the soundtrack for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

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Dec 04, 2022

Remembering Fleetwood Mac singer-songwriter Christine McVie
Fleetwood Mac singer-songwriter Christine McVie has died. McVie wrote some of the band's most popular songs including: "Don't Stop" and "You Make Loving Fun." She was 79.

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Dec 04, 2022

Rep. Clyburn makes case for South Carolina kicking off 2024 Democratic primary
NPR's Michel Martin speaks with South Carolina Democrat, Rep. Jim Clyburn about the proposal to have his state hold the first Democratic primary in the 2024 presidential election.

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Dec 04, 2022

UN biodiversity conference offers a chance to manage pressing ecological destruction
NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Elizabeth Maruma Mrema, the executive secretary of the United Nation's Convention on Biological Diversity.

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Dec 04, 2022

How the Fantastic Four took Double Dutch to new heights
The ties between Double Dutch and hip-hop can be traced to Nelly's "Country Grammar," Missy Elliott's "Gossip Folks" and "Throw It Back," and the Cartoon Network animated series Craig of the Creek.

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Dec 03, 2022

Now, you can taste a bit of world heritage with a walk to your local bakery
NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Stephane Grattier at Boulangerie Christophe in Washington, D.C., about the baguette being added to UNESCO's "intangible cultural heritage" list.

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Dec 03, 2022

Among many Native American communities, their languages are in danger
NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Chuck Hoskin Jr., Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation, about the importance of preserving Native languages.

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Dec 03, 2022

A new podcast reminds listeners of Mandela's commitment to the Black struggle for freedom
NPR's Michel Martin talks with writer Richard Stengel about Mandela: The Lost Tapes, which features never-before heard audio of his conversations with Nelson Mandela from 1993.

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Dec 03, 2022

Why countries that usually don't see dissent are now seeing their people protest
NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Larry Diamond, a Stanford professor who teaches courses on democracy and American foreign policy, about recent protests in Russia, Iran and China.

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Dec 03, 2022

What students lost since cursive writing was cut from the Common Core standards
NPR's Michel Martin speaks with historian Drew Gilpin Faust about her story in The Atlantic, "Gen Z Never Learned to Read Cursive."

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Dec 03, 2022

The U.S.'s 2022 World Cup run is over after falling to the Netherlands, 3-1
The Dutch were favored and higher-ranked but the U.S. had found ways to keep moving on during the World Cup. But the Netherlands' high-powered offense was too much for the Americans.

NPR Headline News
Dec 02, 2022

New York moderate Republicans could struggle if the GOP takes up the far-right agenda
A red wave in New York House races helped tip the balance of power in Congress. But a new class of moderate Republicans could struggle if GOP leadership takes up a far-right agenda.

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Dec 02, 2022

One economist's argument for heat safety regulations
As California considers new heat safety regulations for indoor workers one economist argues that it would be a win-win for both employees and their employers.

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Dec 02, 2022

Pong was released by Atari 50 years ago
NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Allan Alcorn, the creator of Pong, about how the game impacted the industry and his life. Pong was released by Atari 50 years ago.

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Dec 02, 2022

Georgia's U.S. Senate general runoff election begins its final weekend of voting
Georgia's crucial U.S. Senate general runoff election goes into its final weekend of voting.

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Dec 02, 2022

Gas prices are lower than when Russia invaded Ukraine
Gas prices are now lower than when Russia invaded Ukraine in February and are expected to fall even further, a likely relief to many stretching their savings during the holiday season.

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Dec 02, 2022

Abortion funds navigate a new legal reality post-Roe
It's been almost six months since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. Since then, abortion funds, which help people pay for the procedure, have had to navigate a new legal reality.

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Dec 02, 2022

100 years ago, 'Carol of the Bells' came to America — from Ukraine
"Carol of the Bells" is a Christmas staple in the U.S., but it was written by a Ukrainian composer and first came to the U.S. 100 years ago — when Ukrainians were fighting for freedom.

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Dec 02, 2022

Encore: At The Museum of Broadway, people learn what it takes to make a show
The Museum of Broadway in New York has lots of history and is also an interactive attraction where you can step inside a set or learn what it takes to make a show.

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Dec 02, 2022

California doesn't have enough bilingual worksite inspectors
California has shockingly few certified bilingual worksite inspectors for an estimated 3.4 million workers who speak limited English. The shortage leaves many of these workers less protected.

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Dec 02, 2022

The meaning of dread and how to manage it
NPR's Life Kit host Marielle Segarra speaks with Saleem Reshamwala, the host of "The Dread Project," about the meaning of dread and exercises to help manage it.

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Dec 02, 2022

The former Head of Trust and Safety at Twitter on working for CEO Elon Musk
NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Yoel Roth, former Head of Trust and Safety at Twitter, about his experience working for CEO Elon Musk.

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Dec 02, 2022

Tamales stuffed with pork, chicken — even strawberries — star at this festival
NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Juan Carlos Barajas, culinary director of the Indio International Tamale Festival happening in California's Coachella Valley.

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Dec 02, 2022

What's in store for the World Cup's Round of 16
NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks to ESPN host and analyst Luis Miguel Echegaray about the latest round of matches in the World Cup and what to expect from the U.S. team Saturday.

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Dec 02, 2022

U.S. employers add 263,000 jobs in November
U.S. employers added 263,000 jobs in November. A Labor Department report shows wages are climbing quickly, which is good for workers but could complicate efforts to curb inflation.

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Dec 02, 2022

Twitter's former safety chief warns Musk is moving fast and "breaking things"
Yoel Roth was a top executive at Twitter, until he resigned in early November. He says people need to "very thoughtfully and carefully weigh the costs and benefits of using Twitter."

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Dec 01, 2022

The Supreme Court will hear challenges to the student debt relief program
The Supreme Court will hear challenges to President Biden's student debt relief program.

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Dec 01, 2022

The first all-female referee team makes history at the World Cup
History is made as the first all-female referee team officiates the World Cup match between Costa Rica and Germany.

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Dec 01, 2022

Closing arguments begin in the Trump Organization's tax fraud trial
Closing arguments began in the Trump Organization's tax fraud trial in New York Thursday. The company's lawyers say it can't be held accountable for crimes executives committed to benefit themselves.

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Dec 01, 2022

A civil resistance expert on the protests in China and Iran
NPR's Ari Shapiro speak with political scientist Erica Chenoweth, who studies civil resistance movements, about the protests China and Iran.

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Dec 01, 2022

'Straight Line Crazy' explores power broker Robert Moses' legacy
Power broker Robert Moses is seen as a villain now, but he transformed the urban landscape, sometimes for good. The play "Straight Line Crazy" starring Ralph Fiennes explores his legacy.

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Dec 01, 2022

Bats use the same trick as death metal growlers and throat singers
Bats have an impressive vocal range of up to seven octaves. To make their low-frequency calls, researchers say bats use the same trick as death metal growlers and throat singers.

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Dec 01, 2022

Biden rolls out the red carpet for French President Macron's state visit
President Biden rolled out the red carpet for French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House Wednesday for a formal state visit. NPR takes a look at the pomp and the diplomacy.

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Dec 01, 2022

FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried is talking about his crypto company's final days
FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried is talking about the final days of his crypto company. He's presenting as someone who didn't fully understand the finances of his multi-billion dollar company.

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Dec 01, 2022

Financial technology companies enabled Paycheck Protection Program fraud
A new congressional report finds that financial technology companies enabled fraud in the Paycheck Protection Program, which gave forgivable loans to small businesses during the pandemic.

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Dec 01, 2022

Grief and trauma training is unexpectedly healing for school district staff in Texas
At a school district in Texas, mental health professional training to address grief and trauma is healing for school-based therapists and social workers who lost loved ones during the pandemic.

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Dec 01, 2022

Labor historians urge Biden against intervening rail labor deal
NPR's Juana Summers talks with Joseph McCartin, executive director of the Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor, about Biden's track record on labor.

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Dec 01, 2022

Limited nursing home beds force hospitals to keep patients longer
The lack of nursing home beds means that U.S. hospitals are caring for patients who don't need to be hospitalized but have nowhere else to go.

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Dec 01, 2022

Movie Review: 'Women Talking'
Director Sarah Polley's adaptation of the novel "Women Talking" by Miriam Toews is about women in an isolated religious colony who break the silence about abuse at the hands of the colony's men.

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Dec 01, 2022

New Yorkers fill Rockefeller Center for the annual Christmas tree lighting
After the pandemic caused limited attendance in 2021, New Yorkers filled Rockefeller Center for the annual Christmas tree lighting.

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Dec 01, 2022

Nevada wants to hold its primaries first in 2024
Presidential hopefuls have long faced their first tests with voters in Iowa and New Hampshire. But Democrats are shaking up the calendar with states like Nevada angling to go first.

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Nov 30, 2022

Soccer managers turn the World Cup sidelines into a fashion show
If you take a peek at the World Cup sidelines, you'll notice there's kind of a fashion show going on. Soccer managers are bringing their best looks to the field.

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Nov 30, 2022

My Unsung Hero: A man who met his hero after a motorcycle accident
This week's installment of My Unsung Hero comes from a man who met his hero after a motorcycle accident.

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Nov 30, 2022

French President Macron visits Washington for his second state visit
French President Emmanuel Macron visits Washington for his second state visit. He's expected to discuss Europe's industrial concerns and the Ukraine war with President Biden and congressional leaders.

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Nov 30, 2022

Blinken calls for more support for Ukraine and a united front against China
Secretary of State Antony Blinken called for more support for Ukraine and a united front against China. The new ambassador to Russia had a confirmation hearing, and Russia canceled arms control talks.

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Nov 30, 2022

An experimental drug appears to slow memory loss in people with early Alzheimer's
An experimental drug appears to slow memory loss. Researchers say people with early Alzheimer's who got the drug for 18 months experienced 27% less cognitive decline than people who got a placebo.

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Nov 30, 2022

Anti-Semitism is on the rise, and not just among high-profile figures
It's not just high-profile figures who have spouted anti-Semitic language recently. Attacks and harassment against Jewish people have been on the rise, according to researchers.

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Nov 30, 2022

Antisemitism is on the rise, and it's not just about Ye
It's not just high-profile figures who have spouted anti-Semitic language recently. Attacks and harassment against Jewish people have been on the rise, according to researchers.

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Nov 30, 2022

A far-right extremism expert on the conviction of Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes
NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with far-right extremism expert Sam Jackson about the conviction of Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes.

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Nov 30, 2022

Catskills comedian Freddie Roman died Saturday at age 85
Catskills comedian Freddie Roman, former dean of The Friars Club, died Saturday at age 85.

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Nov 30, 2022

Comedian He Huang on the criticism her 'Australia's Got Talent' set received
NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with comedian He Huang, whose "Australia's Got Talent" set generated a lot of laughs and criticism for jokes that some people said reinforced stereotypes about Chinese people.

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Nov 30, 2022

Encore: Infusions of antibodies used to treat COVID are being phased out
More than 3.5 million infusions of antibodies have been used to treat COVID. The treatment is being phased out because the antibodies have lost their efficacy against new variants of coronavirus.

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Nov 30, 2022

The man who stopped the Colorado Springs shooting suspect hosts a fundraiser
Richard Fierro, who stopped the Colorado Springs shooting suspect, owns a microbrewery with his wife. They hosted a fundraiser Tuesday for a non-profit that helps local LGBTQ college students.

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Nov 30, 2022

Protests raise questions about why China is still relying on COVID restrictions
Protests in China have cast a spotlight on the country's "zero COVID" policy. But why is China still relying on restrictions when the rest of the world has mostly moved on?

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Nov 30, 2022

The Fed continues raising interest rates to fight inflation
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell spoke about the economy and job market Wednesday. The Fed has been raising interest rates to fight inflation, but critics say this could push some out of work.

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Nov 30, 2022

The U.S. and G7 allies are trying new tactics to cut Russia's profits
The U.S. and its allies will try two new tactics to cut Russia's profits: Europe will ban Russian crude imports and the G7 will impose a price cap on the oil Russia sells to other parts of the world.

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Nov 30, 2022

The Yurok Tribe leads conservation efforts to reintroduce the California condor
The California condor population has climbed in Central California and Arizona. Now, the Yurok Tribe is leading conservation efforts to reintroduce the birds to Northern California.

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Nov 29, 2022

A historian reacts to the guilty verdict given to the Oath Keepers founder
NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks to historian Kathleen Belew about the guilty verdict given to Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes.

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Nov 29, 2022

Oath Keepers founder has been convicted of seditious conspiracy in the Jan. 6 attack
A federal jury has convicted Stewart Rhodes, founder of the militia group Oath Keepers, of seditious conspiracy in the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol attack.

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Nov 29, 2022

One Tuscan village uses wool-insulated cooking boxes to save on energy costs
Rising energy prices in Europe have forced some Italians to turn to abandoned cooking methods. One Tuscan village is using wool to insulate cooking boxes that slow-cook food with less energy.

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Nov 29, 2022

Protesters explain why they demonstrated in China
Protestors explain why they came out and demonstrated in China. Some say they did it to protest against COVID controls, others for more abstract political ideals.

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Nov 29, 2022

Author Jas Hammonds on their new book, 'We Deserve Monuments'
NPR's Juana Summers speaks with author Jas Hammonds about their new book, "We Deserve Monuments."

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Nov 29, 2022

The U.S. meets Iran in a must-win World Cup match
The U.S. met Iran in a must-win match at the men's FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

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Nov 29, 2022

The Respect for Marriage Act is expected to be signed into law soon
The Respect for Marriage Act codifies federal protections for same-sex and interracial marriages. It's expected to be signed into law soon with bipartisan congressional support.

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Nov 29, 2022

The creator of 'Bluey' writes for both kids and grown-ups
NPR's Juana Summers talks with Joe Brumm, creator of the hit TV series "Bluey," about the show's international success, which now has a theatrical adaptation "Bluey's Big Play."

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