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 2021-11-29 10:01 

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Morning news brief...

A new coronavirus variant creates uncertainty around the world. Opening statements begin Monday in Ghislaine Maxwell's trial. Fashion designer Virgil Abloh has died at age 41....

 2021-11-28 21:50 

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Reproductive rights scholar on legality of abortion ahead of SCOTUS case...

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in a case that centers on abortion rights in Mississippi. NPR's David Folkenflik discusses the case with NYU Law Professor Melissa Murray....

 2021-11-28 21:50 

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Theater actor Patti LuPone remembers Stephen Sondheim...

NPR's David Folkenflik remembers Broadway composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim with actress and singer Patti LuPone....

 2021-11-28 21:50 

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A breakdown of the felony murder rule, a doctrine invoked in Arbery convictions...

Three men were convicted of felony murder last week in the shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery. NPR's David Folkenflik explains what this means with attorney Shobha Mahadev....

 2021-11-28 21:50 

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Virgil Abloh dies at age 41...

Famed menswear designer Virgil Abloh died today. He was 41....

 2021-11-28 13:19 

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'JRR Token' is a punny name for a cryptocurrency, but Tolkien's estate is not humored...

The estate of fantasy writer J.R.R. Tolkien has successfully blocked a cryptocurrency called "JRR Token."...

 2021-11-28 13:15 

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'White Hot Hate' details foiled attack by white supremacists on immigrants in Kansas...

Kelsey Snell speaks with author Dick Lehr about his new book, "White Hot Hate." It's the story of a foiled domestic terrorist attack against an immigrant community in a Kansas farming town....

 2021-11-28 13:09 

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Hanukkah's story of resilience provides comfort in uncertain times...

This past year people have lost so much they once took for granted, whether health or family. Rabbis and others say that Hanukkah, with its story of resilience, can provide some comfort....

 2021-11-28 13:06 

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U.S. air travel over Thanksgiving week set a pandemic record...

Kelsey Snell speaks with news editor Clint Henderson from The Points Guy about the record number of travelers in the U.S. last week....

 2021-11-27 21:48 

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The consequences of hacking our dreams...

As advertisers explore the potential to market products while we sleep, a group of scientists are concerned what possible downsides could come with hacking dreams....

 2021-11-27 21:48 

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What Peng Shuai's disappearance says about Beijing's grip on power...

NPR's David Folkenflik talks to Yan Bennett, of the Center on Contemporary China at Princeton, about Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai's disappearance....

 2021-11-27 21:48 

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Popular board games to try this holiday season...

NPR's David Folkenflik speaks with Matt Jarvis, editor-in-chief of gaming site Dicebreaker, about this year's buzzy and interesting board games....

 2021-11-27 21:48 

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Unpacking the Dollar Tree price hike...

NPR's David Folkenflik speaks with Harvard Business Professor Willy Shih about Dollar Tree increasing its prices by 25% and what that says about the state of the U.S. economy....

 2021-11-27 21:48 

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How to find your next favorite read with NPR's Books We Love...

The NPR Concierge is back — with a new name. We're calling it "Books We Love" this year, and it has over 300 recommendations for every type of reader....

 2021-11-27 14:56 

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At least 2 people in the U.K. have the omicron variant, health secretary says...

The cases involve travel to southern Africa, where the latest COVID variant of concern was first identified, the British health secretary said. No cases have been identified in the U.S. so far....

 2021-11-27 13:11 

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The U.S.'s only native parrot is being studied, to save it...

We know the bird can mimic human speech. Now, a researcher is trying to understand parrot-to-parrot communication, looking at the red-crowned parrot, which is the only parrot native to the U.S....

 2021-11-27 13:08 

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Saturday sports: Golden State is back; beloved columnist dies; Olympic bribery caught...

We take a look at the Golden State Warriors making a comeback, the conviction of a Brazilian Olympics sports official and more....

 2021-11-26 23:22 

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India's farmers faced down a popular prime minister and won. What will they do now?...

India is repealing controversial farm laws that sparked a year of protest from farmers. Analysts say it's both a victory for nonviolent resistance, and a shrewd political move....

 2021-11-26 21:56 

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Making sense of Americans' current spending habits...

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Oxford economist Mahir Rasheed about Americans spending money this holiday season despite poll numbers saying people are worried about their future economic state....

 2021-11-26 21:54 

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Books We Love: Audie Cornish recommends 'Nina' by Traci Todd and Christian Robinson...

It's NPR Books' most wonderful time of the year, when beloved books are gathered and shared. One of Audie Cornish's favorites is 'Nina: A Story of Nina Simone' by Traci N. Todd and Christian Robinson....

 2021-11-26 21:24 

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New coronavirus variant omicron is classified as a 'variant of concern'...

A variant now named omicron, first detected in South Africa, prompted new overseas travel restrictions in Europe and a special World Health Organization meeting on Friday....

 2021-11-26 21:24 

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Behind the loud pushback against progressive district attorneys across the country...

An effort to remove San Francisco's progressive District Attorney Chesa Boudin from office is gaining momentum. It's part of a wider (so far unsuccessful) backlash against reformist DAs nationally....

 2021-11-26 21:24 

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Black Friday is expected to deliver record-setting sales despite supply chain issues...

Some items are in short supply, prices are rising and deals aren't as good this Black Friday. But with widespread vaccinations, shoppers have returned to malls in droves, promising record spending....

 2021-11-26 13:04 

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Casual Friday: 'I'm a Day Five guy'...

Heat up the leftovers turn on the Apple Cup. We're talking Thanksgiving plans and whether WSU can snap a 7-year losing streak with The Barbershop's Terry Hollimon and Marcus Trufant....

 2021-11-26 12:15 

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A new round of talks for Iran nuclear deal begins Monday...

Nuclear talks resume Monday between Iran and world powers in Vienna. The Biden administration has been trying to get the United States back into the 2015 nuclear agreement....

 2021-11-26 12:14 

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What to expect during the Iran-U.S. nuclear deal negotiations...

NPR's Steve Inskeep speaks with U.S. Special Envoy for Iran Rob Malley about the next round of talks to revive the Iran nuclear deal....

 2021-11-26 10:01 

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Morning news brief...

Europe and Asia are facing COVID-19 surges. Iran nuclear deal talks resume. And, Americans are buying more than ever....

 2021-11-25 21:43 

KUOW

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Meet the Arkansas cowboy who found a new life as a rodeo clown...

Rob Gann travels the country as a jester in the rodeo of life. His clowning fills the lulls in the action. It also takes the edge off a sport that can be dangerous and unforgiving....

 2021-11-25 21:32 

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How a meatpacking plant sent 2 towns down very different economic paths...

40 years ago, two Great Plains towns were sent on very different paths. While a meatpacking plant has allowed one town to prosper, another regrets that its former leaders once feared change....

 2021-11-25 13:04 

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Dave & Dave and the midnight orca ride...

A story about a man named Dave, another four guys also named Dave, and two majestic killer whales taken from the Northwest....

 2021-11-25 12:19 

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This boy is celebrating his first Thanksgiving against all odds...

The boy who made history as the world's most premature baby to survive is celebrating his first Thanksgiving at home....

 2021-11-25 12:17 

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Brunswick pastor discusses the guilty verdicts in the murder of Ahmaud Arbery...

What do the guilty verdicts of three men for killing Ahmaud Arbery mean for Brunswick, Georgia? NPR's Steve Inskeep asks Dr. John Perry, senior pastor of Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church....

 2021-11-25 12:16 

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Three white men found guilty of murdering Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia...

A Georgia jury convicted three white men of murdering Ahmaud Arbery. The 25-year-old Black jogger was shot and killed as he ran through a residential neighborhood....

 2021-11-25 04:45 

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Time runs out on harmful Native American names and mascots in WA schools...

'What the literature tells us is that these mascots lead people to discriminate against indigenous people. They're more likely to stereotype us as aggressive, as savages, or as primitive.'...

 2021-11-25 01:02 

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Massive Covid outbreaks occurred at Seattle-area schools with lax protocols...

Cedar Park Christian School in...

 2021-11-24 22:37 

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Man electrocuted in tree in Seattle's Greenwood neighborhood...

A construction worker was in serious condition on Wednesday after being electrocuted while cutting down a tree in Greenwood, at North 87th Street and Phinney Avenue North....

 2021-11-24 22:32 

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Judges dismiss long-running court case over sacred site in Oregon...

A federal appeals court Wednesday dismissed a long-running case over a sacred tribal site....

 2021-11-24 22:22 

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HBO's 'Black and Missing' offers an antidote to Missing White Woman Syndrome...

The docuseries follows the work of the Black and Missing Foundation, which steps in to search for missing people of color when media and law enforcement fall short....

 2021-11-24 22:05 

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Big ports are congested, so smaller ports are ramping up their operations...

The Los Angeles and Long Beach ports are the point of entry for more than a third of the goods imported into the U.S. Since they're backed up, smaller ports are helping relieve some of the congestion....

 2021-11-24 22:05 

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Wisconsin Christmas parade case raises questions around bail...

Detractors to bail reform and early release are using the case of Darrell Brooks as a warning. Brooks, accused of driving into a Wisconsin Christmas parade, received low bail for a previous charge....

 2021-11-24 21:52 

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Why Sen. Rubio is stalling Biden's pick for ambassador to China...

Florida's Republican Sen. Marco Rubio has placed a hold on President Biden's pick to be the U.S. ambassador to China. Here's what means for U.S. diplomacy....

 2021-11-24 21:52 

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Sudan's military reinstate prime minister as protesters prepare for a demonstration...

One month after the military removed Sudan's civilian prime minister from power, he has been reinstalled in his position....

 2021-11-24 21:47 

KUOW

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HBO revolutionized TV, but the next few years are tipped to be pivotal for its future...

Journalist James Andrew Miller and NPR TV critic Eric Deggans talk about how HBO changed television and why the next few years are pivotal for the network's future....

 2021-11-24 21:16 

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Western U.S. monarch butterfly population is doing better than expected...

In recent years, monarch butterflies have all but disappeared from their annual Pacific Coast migration. But there are promising signs the population could stage a comeback....

 2021-11-24 18:50 

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3 white men are found guilty of murder in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery...

Travis McMichael; his father, Greg; and their neighbor William "Roddie" Bryan all faced nine criminal counts in Georgia state court, including felony murder, aggravated assault and false imprisonment....

 2021-11-24 18:25 

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Smaller fish tags to help sockeye studies above Grand Coulee Dam...

Soon, it could be easier to track young sockeye salmon around dams....

 2021-11-24 18:12 

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This tiny Washington town floods over and over. Its residents refuse to give up...

On the Skagit River, the tiny town of Hamilton is a refuge, a quite pocket of affordability where most neighbors know each other.One reason it's affordable is that it floods.Earlier this month, Hamilton faced its latest catastrophic flood. That got pe...

 2021-11-24 16:46 

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Soccer star Karim Benzema is found guilty of attempting to blackmail a teammate...

A French court handed Benzema a one-year suspended jail sentence, finding him guilty of conspiring to blackmail former teammate Mathieu Valbuena over a sex tape. Benzema denies the allegations....

 2021-11-24 16:11 

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Hit hard by COVID, Native Americans come together to protect families and elders...

Indigenous Americans suffer disproportionate effects of COVID, including the mental health impact. But a collective mindset has helped them find creative solutions to buffering the stress....

 2021-11-24 13:04 

KUOW

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Get out the long table...

It's the closest thing to a normal Thanksgiving since the beginning of the pandemic. We're calling on Chef Kristi Brown of That Brown Girl Cooks! catering and Communion Restaurant & Bar to find out what the holiday will look like for her....

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