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Aug 02, 2021

Amazon Alabama Warehouse Workers May Get To Vote Again On Union
A federal labor official found that Amazon's anti-union tactics may have tainted last spring's voting process sufficiently to scrap its results. Workers had rejected unionization more than 2-to-1.

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Aug 02, 2021

Amazon Warehouse Workers In Alabama May Get To Vote Again On Union
A federal labor official found that Amazon's anti-union tactics may have tainted last spring's voting process sufficiently to scrap its results. Workers had rejected unionization more than 2-to-1.

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Aug 02, 2021

Your Facebook Account Was Hacked. Getting Help May Take Weeks — Or $299
When Facebook accounts get hacked, victims call and email the company for help to little avail. Some have found a costly workaround: buying a virtual reality headset to get customer service.

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Aug 02, 2021

The College Football Landscape Is Going To Look Vastly Different Come 2025
NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Nicole Auerbach, senior writer for The Athletic, about the realignment of athletic conferences and what this means for the future of college football.

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Aug 02, 2021

'Industry Baby' Lil Nas X Proves He's Here To Stay
NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with New York Times writer Jazmine Hughes about the unique pop stardom Lil Nas X is creating for himself.

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Aug 02, 2021

Lil Nas X Embraces Black Queer Sexuality — And Becomes An 'Industry Baby'
NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with New York Times writer Jazmine Hughes about the unique pop stardom Lil Nas X is creating for himself.

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Aug 02, 2021

Amid A Vast Need For Vaccinates Worldwide, Millions Of Doses In The U.S. Are Expiring
Even with much of the world in desperate need of COVID-19 vaccines, health officials in the U.S. say millions of doses could soon expire and sending those shots overseas isn't so simple.

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Aug 02, 2021

An Unlisted Side Effect, Thousands Of People Saw Menstruation Changes Post-Vaccine
After vaccination, some people have reported heavy periods or breakthrough bleeding. But changes to menstruation are not listed as a possible side-effect since clinical trials haven't investigated it.

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Aug 02, 2021

These Olympics May Feel Like Less Of A Blockbuster Than Past Games. Here's Why
A look at the viewing experience of this year's Olympic games, including its production and ratings as it streamed on both live TV and NBC's Peacock service.

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Aug 02, 2021

A Possible Side Effect? Thousands Of People Saw Menstruation Changes Post-Vaccine
After vaccination, some people have reported heavy periods or breakthrough bleeding. But changes to menstruation are not listed as a possible side-effect since clinical trials haven't investigated it.

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Aug 02, 2021

Breakthrough COVID-19 Infections Are Rare, But Delta Poses Risks To Vaccinated People
Breakthrough COVID-19 infections are still quite rare, but scientists are now learning more about the risks posed by the delta variant to people who are vaccinated.

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Aug 02, 2021

How The Mounting Tension In Afghanistan Is Playing Out For Neighboring Pakistan
As neighboring Afghanistan plunges further into conflict, Pakistani officials fear fighting and refugees will surge across the border. Many in Pakistan welcome the Taliban's attempts to wrest Kabul.

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Aug 02, 2021

Kentucky Governor Encourages Mask Use And Vaccinations As Delta Variant Spreads
NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear, a Democrat, about the rising COVID-19 cases in his state - and what can be done about it.

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Aug 02, 2021

Remembering Ruth Pearl, Mother Of Slain Journalist Daniel Pearl
Daniel Pearl was reporting on terrorism when he was kidnapped and beheaded in Pakistan. His mother, Ruth Pearl, spent years turning her grief into something positive. She died July 20 at age 85.

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Aug 02, 2021

'I'm Really Going To Be Homeless With My Dog': Tenant Upon Eviction Moratorium's End
Saturday night marked the end of the CDC's nationwide moratorium on evictions. With more than 7 million Americans behind on their rent right now, we hear from one tenant facing eviction.

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Aug 02, 2021

'I'm Really Going To Be Homeless With My Dog': Tenants Face Eviction Moratorium's End
With more than 7 million Americans behind on rent, a tenant describes her situation upon the end of the moratorium on evictions. Then Virginia Poverty Law Center's Christie Marra explains what's next.

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Aug 02, 2021

A Belarusian Sprinter Has Been Offered Asylum In Poland After Refusing To Return Home
Belarusian athlete Kristina Timanovskaya, who refused to return home from the Tokyo Olympics after a dispute with her coaches, has now been offered refuge in Poland.

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Aug 02, 2021

All Eyes Are On USA Olympian Gwen Berry After She Defied The Ban On Podium Protests
Hammer thrower Gwen Berry is arguably the most outspoken Team USA athlete on social justice, posting a video accusing the International Olympic Committee of taking advantage of athletes to make money.

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Aug 02, 2021

All Eyes Are On USA Olympian Gwen Berry Who Calls For An End To Ban On Podium Protest
Hammer thrower Gwen Berry is arguably the most outspoken Team USA athlete on social justice, posting a video accusing the International Olympic Committee of taking advantage of athletes to make money.

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Aug 02, 2021

Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Makes It To Senate Floor
NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Sen. Mike Rounds, R-S.D., a member of the bipartisan team which developed the new $1 trillion infrastructure spending package.

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Aug 02, 2021

Reddit Can Be More Helpful Than Facebook's Own Customer Service For Hacked Accounts
When Facebook accounts get hacked, users are often left locked out of their accounts because of the company's lack of customer service. Many are turning to Reddit and other online forums to swap tips.

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Aug 02, 2021

Title 42 Foes Go Back To Court To Try To End COVID Measure Blocking Asylum-Seekers
Immigration advocates had put their lawsuit on hold to give the Biden administration time to phase out the Trump-era Title 42 measure. But they say they're tired of waiting.

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Aug 01, 2021

Dancer Calvin Royal III Takes Center Stage At ABT — And Beyond
Royal is only the third Black dancer to be promoted to principal at the American Ballet Theatre — which is even more impressive when you know he didn't begin training in ballet until he was 14.

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Aug 01, 2021

Big Wave Surfer Garrett McNamara On His Chase For The '100 Foot Wave'
NPR's Kelsey Snell talks to big wave surfer Garrett McNamara about the new HBO documentary series 100 Foot Wave.

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Aug 01, 2021

Big Wave Surfer Garrett McNamara's On His Chase For The '100 Foot Wave'
NPR's Kelsey Snell talks to big wave surfer Garrett McNamara about the new HBO documentary series 100 Foot Wave.

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Aug 01, 2021

History Professor Calls For U.S. Inclusion Of Mexico Studies
NPR's Kelsey Snell speaks with Harvard history professor Gabriela Soto Laveaga about her recent op-ed titled, "Every American needs to take a history of Mexico class."

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Aug 01, 2021

Mexico Referendum Puts Vague Question To Voters
Mexico is holding a referendum on whether to put past presidents on trial for graft, corruption and other crimes. But some critics are calling it a farce.

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Aug 01, 2021

Italy's Marcell Jacobs Is The Surprise Successor Of Usain Bolt
At the Tokyo Olympics, one of the marquee events took place: the men's 100-meter sprint. It's been dominated by Usain Bolt the past three Olympics. But the gregarious sprinter wasn't there this year.

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Aug 01, 2021

Vaccination Status Questions Do Not Violate HIPAA, Consumer Health Expert Explains
NPR's Kelsey Snell speaks with Deven McGraw, cofounder of consumer health data firm Ciitizen, to clear up misconceptions about HIPAA rules and protections.

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Aug 01, 2021

A Doctor Battles The Diverse Concerns Of Unvaccinated Americans
NPR's Kelsey Snell speaks with Dr. Rhea Boyd about some of the misconceptions around unvaccinated Americans and her effort to reach them in underserved communities.

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Aug 01, 2021

Out-And-Proud Raven 'Hulk' Saunders Takes Silver In Women's Shot Put
Saunders said she's been open about her mental health struggles so others don't feel alone. It's also why she wears her identities so proudly as a gay Black woman.

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Jul 31, 2021

NPR Music Critic Talks New Posthumous Prince Album 'Welcome 2 America'
Welcome 2 America, the first posthumous album from Prince after his death in 2016, was released Friday.

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Jul 31, 2021

St. Louis County Health Official Faces Abuse At Council Meeting On Mask Mandate
NPR's Kelsey Snell speaks with Dr. Faisal Khan, acting director for the St. Louis County health department, about the abusive treatment he says he's received as a result of doing his job.

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Jul 31, 2021

Life Kit: How To Flirt
After more than a year in lockdown, the idea of flirting can seem daunting. Luckily, NPR's Life Kit has a refresher.

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Jul 31, 2021

Federal Pandemic Aid Has Cut Poverty Dramatically, Study Finds
A new study finds that temporary pandemic aid programs have caused a significant reduction in poverty in the U.S. NPR's Kelsey Snell speaks with Greg Acs of the Urban Institute about their findings.

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Jul 31, 2021

The National Eviction Freeze Is Expiring. What Happens Next?
NPR's Kelsey Snell speaks with Emily Benfer, an expert in housing law, about the federal eviction moratorium that is set to expire tonight.

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Jul 31, 2021

The Challenge Of Public Health Messaging Amid An Ever-Changing Virus
NPR's Kelsey Snell talks with public health professor Robert Blendon about mistrust in government health agencies and who unvaccinated Americans might trust to be messengers on the COVID-19 vaccine.

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Jul 31, 2021

Q&A: What's Different About The Delta Variant
Health officials around the world are adjusting their plans for combatting the coronavirus in light of the more infectious Delta variant — and evidence that even vaccinated people can spread it.

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Jul 30, 2021

A Lot Of People Blame Baby Boomers For The Housing Shortage, But It's Not So Simple
Baby boomers have the biggest share of real estate wealth in the U.S. and aren't selling their homes as they grow old. So some people blame boomers for the housing shortage. But is that really fair?

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Jul 30, 2021

Australia's Zero Tolerance Policy For COVID-19 Cracks With New Wave Of Cases
Australia was once seen as a safe haven from COVID-19. NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Bloomberg's Georgina McKay in Sydney about the rise in new cases and Australians' protests of lockdown measures.

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Jul 30, 2021

Dev Patel Conquers 'The Green Knight' And Embraces Every Role As A Journey
NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Dev Patel, who plays aspiring knight Gaiwan in the new movie, The Green Knight, based on one of the most famous Arthurian legends.

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Jul 30, 2021

'This Is How I'm Going To Die': Capitol Police Sergeant Recalls Jan. 6 Attack
NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks to U.S. Capitol Police Sgt. Aquilino Gonell about his testimony this week to the House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol.

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Jul 30, 2021

Vaccinated People Can Spread The Delta Variant, CDC Research Indicates
The CDC has published new information about how dangerous the delta variant is and the risk it poses to unvaccinated people. The research also indicates that vaccinated people can spread the variant.

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Jul 30, 2021

Biden Calls On The Military To Look Into Making The COVID-19 Vaccine Mandatory
The White House has called on the Defense Department to look into "how and when" it will mandate military service members to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

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Jul 30, 2021

Souls Audition For Their Bodies In Sundance Hit 'Nine Days'
Filmmaker Edson Oda was a breakout director at this year's Sundance Film Festival with his film, Nine Days, which stars Zazie Beetz and Benedict Wong.

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Jul 30, 2021

Millions Of Tenants Will Be At Risk Of Eviction When The Moratorium Ends This Weekend
A federal moratorium on evictions is set to expire over the weekend, potentially putting millions of tenants at risk of eviction just as delta variant infections are on the rise.

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Jul 30, 2021

These Athletes Made It All The Way To The Olympics Only To End Up In Isolation
For athletes in Tokyo, the games aren't just defined by competing but by COVID-19 — and avoiding it long enough to participate. Already 20 athletes have had their Olympic dreams dashed by the virus.

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Jul 30, 2021

To Mask Or Not To Mask: A Georgetown University Doctor Weighs In
NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Dr. Ranit Mishori of Georgetown University about the CDC's confusing messaging around wearing masks (spoiler alert: we should probably never have stopped masking indoors).

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Jul 30, 2021

With The Delta Variant Thriving, CDC Reverses Mask Guidance
As more become known about the highly contagious delta variant, new guidance calls for changes to masking policy for schools and with vaccinated people.

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Jul 30, 2021

Dr. Anthony Fauci Talks About 'Alarming' New Data On Breakthrough Infections
NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with NIAID Director Dr. Anthony Fauci about the new CDC data on breakthrough infections and updated mask guidance.

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Jul 30, 2021

Remembering An Inventor Who Sold Dreams In The Form Of Pocket Fishing Poles
Ron Popeil, American inventor and beloved infomercial salesman died on Wednesday at 86. From Mr. Microphone to the Veg-O-Matic, Popeil's infomercials introduced us to problems we didn't know we had.

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Jul 30, 2021

What A Young Basketball Player Felt As He Aimed For A Life-Changing Shot — And Missed
In sports, the focus typically falls on an athlete's actions. The series "Almost A Dub" looks at what was in athletes' minds during and after clutch moments in their sport.

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Jul 30, 2021

Given The Choice Between Prison Life And Fighting Wildfires, These Women Chose Fire
NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with writer Jaime Lowe about her new book, Breathing Fire, which tells the stories of the incarcerated women who comprise about a third of California's wildfire crews.

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Jul 30, 2021

Back To The Office? Not Yet. Companies Scramble To Adjust To The Delta Variant
September was expected to be the month of mass returns to the office. Now the surging extra-contagious coronavirus variant has employers wondering what to do.

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Jul 29, 2021

'You Don't Have To Die': In Speech, Biden Described Plan To Get Americans Vaccinated
President Biden is facing setbacks in his push to get the country vaccinated. With COVID-19 cases on the rise, he's telling federal workers they need to get the shot or get tested regularly.

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Jul 29, 2021

Yola Takes The Whole Wheel With 'Stand For Myself'
The British-born singer is, after years of successful but imbalanced collaborative work and four Grammy nominations for her last record, finally and fully at the creative helm of her career.

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Jul 29, 2021

Want To Drink Inside? San Francisco Bars Require Proof Of Vaccine Or Negative Test
NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Ben Bleiman, president of the SF Bar Owner Alliance, on local bars allowing only vaccinated patrons to drink inside.

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Jul 29, 2021

Uniforms And Close-Up Shots: Changes Add Up In An Effort To Desexualize The Olympics
Olympic officials say they want "sport appeal, not sex appeal." That's why the head of broadcasting at the Tokyo Games will stop close-ups on female athletes' bodies.

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Jul 29, 2021

Biden's COVID-19 Response Coordinator Discusses The Plan To Stop The Delta Variant
As the coronavirus evolves, so does guidance to fight it. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Jeff Zients, White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator, about Biden's plan to stop the delta variant.

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Jul 29, 2021

Federal Employees Are Largely In Support Of Receiving A Vaccine Mandate
Federal employees unions are largely supportive of President Biden's call for federal workers to get vaccinated or be subject to frequent COVID-19 testing.

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Jul 29, 2021

Congresswoman Bass Talks About The Police Reform Bill That's Been Stalled Since March
NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Rep. Karen Bass, D-Calif., about the progress and future of the stalled police reform bill that has been sitting in the Senate since March.

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Jul 29, 2021

Mexico To Release Potentially Thousands Of Prisoners From Federal Custody
Mexico's president has ordered the release of potentially thousands of prisoners from federal custody. Among the reasons for the early release is that some prisoners were tortured.

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Jul 29, 2021

Decades-Long Restoration Effort Has Returned Wetlands To Florida's Kissimmee River
Florida's Kissimmee River was channelized and dredged for flood control, but after a decades-long restoration effort, headwaters of the Everglades have returned to a more natural wetlands ecosystem.

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Jul 29, 2021

After Quickly Expanding, The Economy Is Expected To Slow
The U.S. economy likely grew 8% in the April-June quarter from a year prior, a blistering pace of growth. But the economy is expected to slow as the delta variant and other risks like inflation loom.

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Jul 29, 2021

Texas School Administrators Go Door To Door To Bring Students Back To The Classroom
NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Alejandro Delgado, enrollment director for the Austin Independent School District, about efforts to reregister students for in-person school this fall amid the pandemic.

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Jul 29, 2021

Texas School Administrators Go Door-to-Door To Bring Students Back To The Classroom
NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Alejandro Delgado, enrollment director for the Austin Independent School District, about efforts to re-register students for in-person school this fall amid the pandemic.

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Jul 29, 2021

Ex-Cardinal McCarrick Has Been Charged With Sexually Assaulting A Teen In The '70s
Ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick has been charged with sexually assaulting a teenager in the 1970s. He's the highest-ranking Roman Catholic official to face criminal charges for sexual abuse in the U.S.

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Jul 29, 2021

New Study Links Rate Of Emissions To Extreme Weather
NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Dr. Jennifer Francis, an expert who studies disproportionate Earth warming, about the new study linking the rate of emissions to the likelihood of extreme heat.

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Jul 29, 2021

Scarlett Johansson Is Suing Disney For Its Streaming Release Of 'Black Widow'
Scarlett Johansson is suing Disney for releasing Black Widow on streaming and in theaters at the same time, saying the simultaneous release breached her contract.

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Jul 29, 2021

Scarlett Johansson Is Suing Disney For Streaming Release Of 'Black Widow'
Scarlett Johansson is suing Disney for releasing Black Widow on streaming and in theaters at the same time, saying the simultaneous release breached her contract.

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Jul 29, 2021

Black Theater Artists Are Helping Shakespeare Speak To More Diverse Audiences
Scholars have a mantra: Shakespeare is universal and his works are for everyone. But for Black actors and audiences, does an implicit whiteness in the Bard's canon hinder access and identification?

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Jul 29, 2021

Sunisa Lee Is A Beacon Of Hmong American Pride
NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Angela Vang, who wrote about gold medalist Sunisa Lee for TIME Magazine about what Lee's win means for the Hmong American community.

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Jul 29, 2021

With COVID-19 Cases On The Rise, Here's How Biden Plans To Turn Things Around
President Biden is facing setbacks in his push to get the country vaccinated. With COVID-19 cases on the rise, he's telling federal workers they need to get the shot or get tested regularly.

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Jul 28, 2021

COVID Symptoms May Linger In Some Vaccinated People Who Get Infected, Study Finds
A small Israeli study of vaccinated health care workers found that a handful who got infected developed headaches, muscle pain, fatigue and other symptoms of long COVID that lasted for weeks.

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Jul 28, 2021

3 Years After His Death, Sam Mehran's Loved Ones Share Posthumous Album 'Cold Brew'
Underground musician Sam Mehran's father and friends share what the process of compiling his posthumous album, Cold Brew, was like. It's out today, three years after Mehran's death.

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Jul 28, 2021

Pfizer Says A 3rd Dose Of Its COVID-19 Vaccine Boosts Immunity
Pfizer presented data to investors showing that a third dose of its COVID-19 vaccine boosts immunity. The company believes everyone will need a boost eight to 12 months after receiving a second shot.

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Jul 28, 2021

Investigation Lays Out Plot To Kidnap Michigan's Governor
NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Buzzfeed reporters Jessica Garrison and Ken Bensinger about the militia group that tried to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer from the state capitol building.

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Jul 28, 2021

Sports Psychologist On How Athletes Cope With Immense Pressure At The Olympics
NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with sports psychologist Dr. Mark Aoyagi about the way athletes deal with psychological pressure at the Olympics.

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Jul 28, 2021

Vaccination Rates Have Stalled In Places Like Upstate New York
In upstate New York, the COVID-19 vaccination rate has stalled around 50%. There's now a sharp divide between vaccinated people and those who've declined.

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Jul 28, 2021

What A Sports Psychologist Has To Say About The Olympics
NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with sports psychologist Dr. Mark Aoyagi about the way athletes deal with psychological pressure at the Olympics.

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Jul 28, 2021

Transportation Sec. Pete Buttigieg On Wins, Losses And Future Of Infrastructure Deal
NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg on the bipartisan infrastructure deal reached by Senate negotiators.

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Jul 28, 2021

The Senate May Move Ahead On A $3.5 Trillion Spending Plan With Just Democrat Votes
As the Senate moves forward with a procedural vote on a bipartisan infrastructure deal, they are also hoping to move a $3.5 trillion spending plan with just Democratic votes.

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Jul 28, 2021

Democratic Donor Ed Buck Found Guilty In Cases Of 2 Overdose Deaths
Prominent Democratic fundraiser Ed Buck has been found guilty in the overdose deaths of two men. They overdosed on methamphetamine in Buck's West Hollywood apartment on different occasions.

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Jul 28, 2021

The Senate Moves Ahead On A $3.5 Trillion Spending Plan
As the Senate moves forward with a procedural vote on a bipartisan infrastructure deal, they are also hoping to move a $3.5 trillion spending plan with just Democratic votes.

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Jul 28, 2021

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg On Wins, Losses, Future Of Infrastructure Deal
NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg on the bipartisan infrastructure deal reached by Senate negotiators.

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Jul 28, 2021

Colorado Has Areas Of High And Low COVID-19 Numbers, And Varied Willingness To Mask
The new masking guidance the CDC issued Tuesday is for places with high infection numbers. Colorado has a mix of counties with high and low numbers — and attitudes about mask guidelines and mandates.

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Jul 28, 2021

How An American Athlete Found Home In Japan
Texan Ira Brown always dreamed of wealth and a place that felt safe. He found it in Japan. Brown got Japanese citizenship in 2018 and is now representing Japan at the Olympics in basketball.

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Jul 28, 2021

Medical Experts Are Still Figuring Out How To Use Controversial Alzheimer's Drug
At a scientific meeting in Denver, Colo., doctors who treat Alzheimer's patients are figuring out how they will use the newly approved drug Aduhelm, which has had conflicting evidence of its efficacy.

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Jul 28, 2021

Senate Vote On Infrastructure Package To Take Place Wednesday Evening
Bipartisan Senate negotiators say they have reached a deal on an infrastructure package and a procedural vote on the measure will take place Wednesday evening.

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Jul 28, 2021

Senate Vote On Infrastructure Package Took Place Wednesday Evening
Bipartisan Senate negotiators say they have reached a deal on an infrastructure package and a procedural vote on the measure will take place Wednesday evening.

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Jul 28, 2021

Olympic Runner Caster Semenya Wants To Compete, Not Defend Her Womanhood
Rules on testosterone levels for women athletes have kept star runner Caster Semenya out of the Tokyo Olympics. At the heart of this heated debate: who should be considered a woman in sport?

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Jul 28, 2021

The End Of An Aardvark's Era
With the news that the show Arthur will cease after its 25th and final season which debuts in the winter of 2022, NPR has this farewell to PBS' favorite aardvark.

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Jul 28, 2021

What The Delta Variant And Vaccinations Look Like In Brazil, South Africa And Israel
A look at how the delta variant and vaccine efforts are shaping the course of the coronavirus through three places - Brazil, South Africa and Israel and the Palestinian territories.

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Jul 27, 2021

The Vatican Is Holding Its Biggest Criminal Trial In Modern History
The Vatican is holding its biggest criminal trial in modern history. The case alleges 10 people, including a once-powerful cardinal, of defrauding the Holy See of tens of millions of dollars.

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Jul 27, 2021

Olympic Pressure And How Black Athletes Balance Being Applauded Yet Feared
NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with sociologist Harry Edwards about the pressure Black Olympians face and how it intersects with white supremacy that has been historically perpetuated in the games.

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Jul 27, 2021

More Children Are Dying By Suicide Recently, Study Shows
A new study shows an increase in suicidality among children as young as five and investigates the shared characteristics among kids who die by suicide. Researchers hope to improve prevention efforts.

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Jul 27, 2021

Kansas City Chiefs Removed Their Offensive Mascot, But Have No Plans To Change Name
Kansas City's pro football team has retired a longtime on-field personality, Warpaint the horse, over concerns about the use of Native American imagery. Groups insist the Chiefs' name be changed.

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Jul 27, 2021

Alabama's Vaccination Rate Is The Lowest In The U.S. And COVID-19 Infections Are Up
Public health officials are sounding the alarm in Alabama, the state with the lowest COVID-19 vaccination rate in the country. New infections are spiking, yet fewer people are seeking shots.

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Jul 27, 2021

Alabama's COVID-19 Vaccination Rate Is The Lowest In The U.S. And Infections Are Up
Public health officials are sounding the alarm in Alabama, the state with the lowest COVID-19 vaccination rate in the country. New infections are spiking, yet fewer people are seeking shots.

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Jul 27, 2021

Rep. Schiff, A Member Of Jan. 6 Investigation Committee, On Hearing From Officers
NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., member of the Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, about Tuesday's testimony from law enforcement officers.

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