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 2021-04-23 04:03 

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Is Your Home At Risk From Climate Change? Here's How To Know...

Millions of houses and apartments are at risk from floods or wildfires. Here's some advice to figure out if your home is one of them....

 2021-04-23 04:01 

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2021 Oscars Preview: Who Will Win And Who Should Win...

There are always two big questions as we approach the Oscars: Who will win, and who should win. We're diving into both, so you can win your Oscar pool and see some fine movies at the same time....

 2021-04-23 02:58 

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Columbus Activists Call For Federal Probe Of Police After Ma'Khia Bryant Shooting...
 2021-04-23 00:25 

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UC And Cal State Systems To Require COVID-19 Vaccinations For In-Person Fall Classes...

The CSU Chancellor called the directive...

 2021-04-23 00:16 

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Republican Sen. Tim Scott Will Deliver GOP Response To Biden Address...

The opposing speech will give the Senate's lone Black Republican an opportunity to pitch himself to the American public, but the spotlight often comes with harsher scrutiny....

 2021-04-22 23:39 

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As At-Home Coronavirus Tests Hit Pharmacies, What Role Can They Play In The Pandemic?...

Rapid COVID-19 tests are now available at pharmacies in the U.S. Dr. Michael Mina of Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health says these can help people wondering if they are infectious right now....

 2021-04-22 23:08 

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People With Severe COVID-19 Have Higher Risk Of Long-Term Effects, Study Finds...

The study's author says he was shocked to find the toll of long COVID was so substantial and multifaceted:...

 2021-04-22 21:52 

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Critics Say The U.S. Isn't Doing Enough To Help Haiti With Its Deteriorating Security...

Kidnappings and a deadly crime wave is crippling Haiti. Critics say the U.S. isn't doing enough to help the hemisphere's poorest country find a solution for the current crisis....

 2021-04-22 21:00 

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How To Navigate Life When You're Vaccinated And Others Aren't (Or Vice Versa)...

A little more than half of adults in the U.S. have had at least one shot of a COVID-19 vaccine. That means a growing number of Americans are figuring out how to navigate life in a hybrid society where some people are vaccinated and some are not. Two exper...

 2021-04-22 20:24 

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Union Groups Mobilize To Keep Moderate Democrats In Line For Biden's Proposals...

Union groups are trying to keep moderate Democrats in line on Biden's jobs and infrastructure proposals. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) raised concerns about proposed tax increases on corporations....

 2021-04-22 20:24 

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Scientists Are Working On Booster Shots In Case COVID-19 Vaccines Lose Their Effect...

Scientists are working on boosters to deal with the possibility that current COVID-19 vaccines may eventually wear off — or the virus will mutate in ways that will evade the vaccine's protections....

 2021-04-22 20:16 

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How India Is Confronting Disinformation On Social Media Ahead Of Elections...

As Prime Minister Modi's party tries to win control in upcoming elections in India, his party is using a highly effective social media strategy. But that's where politics can veer into disinformation....

 2021-04-22 20:16 

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House Passes D.C. Statehood Bill — But The Senate Might Be Harder To Convince...

The House of Representatives passed a bill to make the District of Columbia the U.S.'s 51st state. The cause has unprecedented levels of political support but meets an uphill battle facing the Senate....

 2021-04-22 20:14 

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Overdose Deaths Surged In Pandemic, As More Drugs Were Laced With Fentanyl...

Researchers say cocaine, meth and other street drugs are increasingly contaminated with deadly synthetic opioids, contributing to a major spike in deaths....

 2021-04-22 20:07 

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Potential Changes From Census Changing How It Counted Deployed U.S. Troops In 2020...

Deployed U.S. troops were counted in a new way for the 2020 census. It could shift congressional seats and Electoral College votes to states with military bases after the first census results are out....

 2021-04-22 20:07 

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HHS Secretary Talks Unaccompanied Minors At The Border, Addresses Criticisms...

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra how the Biden administration is housing and handling the unaccompanied migrant children crossing the border....

 2021-04-22 20:07 

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President Biden's Decision To Withdraw From Afghanistan May Have Derailed Peace Talks...

President Biden's announcement for U.S. and foreign forces to withdraw from Afghanistan by Sept. 11 appears to have derailed the peace process that was meant to wind down the conflict in that country....

 2021-04-22 20:03 

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After Supreme Court Decision, A Former Juvenile Lifer On What A Second Chance Meant...

The Supreme Court just made it easier to sentence juveniles to life in prison without parole. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with John Pace, a...

 2021-04-22 20:03 

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Archaeologists Discover Earliest Example Of Dog Domestication In Arabia...

Archaeologists have discovered remains of the earliest example of dog domestication on the Arabian Peninsula, providing a look into pet ownership 6,000 years ago....

 2021-04-22 20:02 

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President Biden Begins Climate Summit By Setting Ambitious Emissions Goals...

President Biden hosted dozens of world leaders for a virtual climate summit as the administration tries to reassert U.S. leadership on the issue around the globe....

 2021-04-22 19:26 

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Vaccine Passports: Israel, Bahrain Reach Landmark Agreement...
 2021-04-22 18:18 

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In Rare Moment Of Bipartisan Unity, Senate Approves Asian American Hate Crimes Bill...

The Senate approved new legislation to address a spike in hate crimes and violence targeted at the Asian American and Pacific Islander community. It marked a rare moment of bipartisan unity....

 2021-04-22 18:15 

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Oklahoma Law Grants Immunity To Drivers Who Unintentionally Harm Protesters...

The new law also makes blocking public roadways a misdemeanor offense....

 2021-04-22 17:51 

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Looking For A Way To Mark Earth Day? Here Are Our Suggestions...

When you come back inside after celebrating Earth with a walk or by planting some trees, check out these ways NPR's Arts & Culture team has connected with our Mother Earth via the arts....

 2021-04-22 17:29 

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Countering Biden, Senate Republicans Unveil Smaller $568 Billion Infrastructure Plan...

The five-year spending outline is much more narrowly focused on traditional infrastructure than the president's sweeping proposal....

 2021-04-22 17:26 

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How Israel Persuaded Reluctant Ultra-Orthodox Jews To Get Vaccinated Against COVID-19...

As anti-vaccine sentiment spread among ultra-Orthodox Jews, officials waged an aggressive campaign against rumors and hesitancy. Today, 80% of ultra-Orthodox adults over age 30 are vaccinated....

 2021-04-22 17:03 

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How India Went From A Ray Of Hope To A World Record For Most COVID Cases In A Day...

India's COVID-19 caseload plummeted to record lows in February. Now a startling spike is causing health systems — and law and order — to break down. What went wrong?...

 2021-04-22 16:33 

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U.S. Issues More Than 115 'Do Not Travel' Advisories, Citing Risks From COVID-19...

Just a week ago, only 33 countries were on the U.S. Do Not Travel list. New additions include Canada, Mexico, Germany, the U.K., and dozens of other countries....

 2021-04-22 16:15 

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House Democrats Pass Bill To Make D.C. The 51st State...

The effort to make Washington, D.C. the 51st star on the U.S. flag has never had more support. But the measure's fate in the Senate is uncertain....

 2021-04-22 15:33 

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Out Of Thin Air: NASA Rover Makes Oxygen From Martian Atmosphere...

Fresh off the first-ever powered flight on another world, NASA's Mars 2020 mission has managed another key first that could pave the way for future astronauts....

 2021-04-22 15:17 

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Supreme Court Rejects Restrictions On Life Without Parole For Juveniles...

The court's conservatives said that a judge need not make a finding of...

 2021-04-22 15:07 

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Q&A: Documentary Unravels Twisted Knots Of QAnon Movement...

Cullen Hoback followed the growth of QAnon for three years. He speaks with NPR about the dangerous conspiracy theory and his six-part series on HBO....

 2021-04-22 14:33 

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Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations, Publisher Suspends Shipping Of Blake Bailey Book...

Three former students and a publishing executive have alleged sexual misconduct by award-winner Blake Bailey, with two accusing the author of rape, according to reports. Bailey denies the allegations....

 2021-04-22 13:05 

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Time Running Out For Any Rescue Of 53 Sailors Aboard Missing Indonesian Submarine...

Rescuers are scouring the Bali Sea for a submarine which disappeared earlier this week. Officials say if the crew is still alive, they're expected to run out of oxygen by Saturday....

 2021-04-22 13:01 

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'Drawing Inspiration' From Artists Who Make Their Mark On Paper, Not Canvas...
 2021-04-22 12:46 

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At Climate Summit, Biden Stresses U.S. Commitment And Economic Opportunity...

President Biden's Earth Day summit with 40 global leaders is an attempt to reassert U.S. leadership on the world stage. The White House hopes the meeting will lead to big new goals to lower emissions....

 2021-04-22 11:28 

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What Does Vaccine Inequality Look Like? See Chart...

Namibia's president says disparate global rates of vaccination represent...

 2021-04-22 11:12 

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U.S. To Pledge To Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions In Half...

President Biden is hosting a virtual climate summit to show support for the Paris climate deal. The hope is that his aggressive plan to cut U.S. carbon emissions will push other countries to do more....

 2021-04-22 11:00 

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With Steamed Eggs And Succulents, 'Goodbye, Again' Brings Us Home...

Writer and cartoonist Jonny Sun's new book is a collection of essays, reflections and illustrations that consider everything from Tetris to succulent plants to dealing with loneliness....

 2021-04-22 11:00 

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State Foster Care Agencies Take Millions Of Dollars Owed To Children In Their Care...

In at least 36 states and the District of Columbia, child welfare agencies use a child's benefit checks to offset the cost of foster care, often leaving them with a tattered safety net as adults....

 2021-04-22 11:00 

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Health Insurance For $10 Or Less A Month? You May Qualify For New Discounts...

From now until August, you can sign up for or change coverage through the federal and state health insurance marketplaces. Many people are eligible for better or less expensive plans — or both....

 2021-04-22 10:20 

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Property Owner Calls Police After Couple Tries To Get Married There...

The couple's wedding invitation asked attendees to come to the Florida estate for the festivities. The 16,300-square-foot mansion, however, belongs to Nathan Finkel, and he doesn't do weddings....

 2021-04-22 10:01 

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Biden Makes New Pledge For U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions: A 50% Cut...

The president will begin a climate summit by announcing that the United States will aim to cut its greenhouse gas emissions in half, based on 2005 levels, by the end of the decade....

 2021-04-22 09:04 

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Under Investigation: North Carolina Deputy Fatally Shoots Black Man...

In Elizabeth City, N.C., a deputy shot and killed a Black man while serving a search warrant. Andrew Brown Junior's death followed a fatal police shooting of a Black teenage girl in Ohio....

 2021-04-22 09:04 

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Biden Administration Reaches Out To Rural Americans To Get Vaccinated...

The president's team has roped in community groups across the nation to try to persuade their neighbors to get a COVID-19 vaccine. And when it comes to rural America, there's a lot of work to do....

 2021-04-22 09:04 

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NPR Student Podcast Winner Uncovers Family Secret. Looks For Donor Dad...

When Anya Steinberg learned the man she thought was her father wasn't, it cast her life in a new light. In her winning student podcast entry, she traces her journey to figure out who she is....

 2021-04-22 09:04 

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Bill Of The Month Examines The Cost Of Treating Car Crash Injuries...

Our medical bill of the month for April highlights how auto insurance may not always cover all the medical expenses you might have when you are involved in an accident....

 2021-04-22 09:04 

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Justice Officials Probe Minneapolis Police Over Questions Of Excessive Force...

NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to former federal prosecutor Paul Butler, a Georgetown law professor, on the impact of the Justice Department investigation into the Minneapolis police....

 2021-04-22 09:04 

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Police Training Varies Across The U.S. Is It Time For National Standards?...

Recent shootings and traffic stops have triggered outrage about police conduct, but also about their skills. Experts say police training is uneven in the U.S., and a lot of it is ineffective....

 2021-04-22 09:04 

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Planet Money: The Process Of Getting Planes Out Of Storage...

The pandemic led to a travel decline, and airlines put thousands of planes in storage. With vaccinations rising and interest in flying surging, getting those planes out of storage is difficult....

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