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 2021-11-17 21:25 

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Biden administration holds massive lease sale for oil and gas development...

Despite its pledges to combat the worsening climate crisis, the Biden administration is opening tens of millions of acres in the Gulf of Mexico to oil and gas leasing....

 2021-11-17 17:22 

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What Washington state pledged at the Glasgow climate summit, and what activists say...

West Coast leaders promised to phase out gas vehicles, ramp up land protections while in Glasgow...

 2021-11-17 16:17 

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Frida Kahlo just shattered an auction record, ousting her husband...

"Diego y yo" depicts Kahlo's husband, Diego Rivera, on her forehead. It fetched $34.9 million in a Sotheby's auction — shattering a record set by Rivera....

 2021-11-17 16:11 

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Drug overdose deaths in the U.S. have topped 100,000 for the first time...

The Biden administration scrambles to respond as new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show overdose deaths surge to more than 100,000 fatalities....

 2021-11-17 16:00 

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How do you know if your oil is hot enough to deep fry? Use your ears...

Researchers in the field of fluid dynamics say understanding the sounds oil bubbles make at different temperatures has applications beyond the frying pan....

 2021-11-17 15:24 

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Netflix's 'Gentefied' feels real — because Latinx creatives are behind it...

In an industry where Latinx actors and creatives are woefully underrepresented, the creators of Netflix's Gentefied put their own lives into the show. The second season is out now....

 2021-11-17 15:22 

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An Australian zoo acquires a venomous, fanged 'megaspider' and is searching for...

The Australian Reptile Park wants to find the anonymous donor of the megaspider, which may lead them to an area with more unusually large arachnids that could boost the zoo's antivenom program....

 2021-11-17 15:11 

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Robin Steinberg: How can the U.S. restructure the unjust cycle of the bail system?...

Nearly half a million Americans are jailed because they can't pay bail. Public defender Robin Steinberg wanted to change that. She created an organization to pay bail for those who can't afford it....

 2021-11-17 15:02 

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PHOTOS: Flooding in Northwest Washington...

An atmospheric river causing heavy rainfall in recent days has led to major flooding and landslides in Northwest Washington....

 2021-11-17 15:02 

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PHOTOS: Flooding in Northwest Washington...

An atmospheric river causing heavy rainfall in recent days has led to major flooding and landslides in Northwest Washington....

 2021-11-17 14:53 

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Democrats launch a nationwide sales pitch for Biden's agenda...

President Biden and House Democrats are planning over 1,000 events in the coming weeks to try to sell voters on the Build Back Better plan as they face sour poll numbers....

 2021-11-17 13:07 

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Blinken calls for an end to the violence in Ethiopia, during news conference...

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Wednesday called for the preservation of democracy during his visit to Africa amid worsening crises in Ethiopia and Sudan....

 2021-11-17 13:04 

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Treating the opioid epidemic...

State Attorney General Bob Ferguson wants three drug distributors to pay up for their role in the opioid epidemic. If he wins in court, the state could have billions of dollars to spend on treatment. We talk with UW's Dr. Michelle Peavy about what tha...

 2021-11-17 11:55 

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LaVar Burton will host his on TV game show based on 'Trivial Pursuit'...

Burton's fans were disappointed when he didn't get the job hosting Jeopardy!. In his upcoming show, Burton will pose questions about history, entertainment, science and sports....

 2021-11-17 10:50 

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'Star Wars' collector moves to Texas and takes his Vader Vault with him...

Bill McBride's Vader Vault now includes about 70,000 pieces of Darth Vader memorabilia. Toys, paintings, helmets — and all sorts of other items — collected over the past 30 years....

 2021-11-17 10:06 

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Morning news brief...

All vaccinated adults could soon be eligible for a Pfizer COVID-19 booster. Democrats begin a nationwide drive to try to sell President Biden's agenda. Secretary of State Antony Blinken is in Africa....

 2021-11-17 02:53 

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Long-running battle over a sacred tribal site at Mount Hood back in court...

A long-running case over religious freedoms is back in court today. Tribal leaders say a highway safety project in Oregon destroyed a sacred site....

 2021-11-17 01:51 

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Washington AG takes opioid distributors to court. Lawyer who tracks settlements weighs the risks...

'As a Seattleite and new Washingtonian, I was secretly proud. I like Bob Ferguson for coming out with his arms swinging.'...

 2021-11-17 00:40 

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Slim Bounty: Your Thanksgiving meal might be affected by this summer's heat wave, shipping and sup...

A lot of us hunkered down at home last Thanksgiving instead of making the usual feast. Now we're getting together again. But with pandemic-related shipping and supply chain issues, plus this summer's extreme heat . you've got a recipe for stic...

 2021-11-16 23:05 

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A wall to hold back the Skagit River survives its first major test...

The Skagit River crested in Mount Vernon on Tuesday morning, but this time the town was ready to hold back the flood....

 2021-11-16 21:49 

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Adoptees say it's been hard to express their feelings about race during social unrest...

In recent years, conversations around race and social justice have come to the fore. Trans-racial and trans-national adoptees share how it can be hard to express their thoughts about these issues....

 2021-11-16 21:49 

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Pfizer says it will share the rights to its COVID-19 pill...

Pfizer says it is willing to share rights to its COVID-19 pill, Paxlovid. It's an oral antiviral drug that can be taken outside the hospital, which could be a help to low income countries....

 2021-11-16 21:49 

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What the history of student vaccination mandates means for school COVID vaccine rules...

School vaccine mandates go back 200 years. They've defeated many legal challenges. Will they work for COVID?...

 2021-11-16 21:49 

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Air pollution in northern India is causing partial lockdowns in New Delhi...

India's capital is under partial lockdown because of a health emergency. But it's not COVID-19. It's air pollution that has exceeded four times what's safe....

 2021-11-16 21:36 

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Biden picks a rickety New Hampshire bridge as a scene to sell his infrastructure bill...

The president made a first stop in New Hampshire to promote the $1.2 trillion infrastructure law. Members of his cabinet will crisscross the nation in the coming days to boost the new law....

 2021-11-16 20:22 

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New voting maps to be drawn by state Supreme Court, after historic fail by commission...

Washington was supposed to know by Tuesday, Nov. 16 what the state's new political maps would look like. But the state's bipartisan redistricting commission has missed its deadline.The task now goes to the Washington State Supreme Court....

 2021-11-16 20:14 

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U.S. COVID cases start to rise again as the holidays approach...

After declining most of the fall, new infections are up again in more than half of U.S. states, worrying experts about what the holiday season may bring....

 2021-11-16 17:51 

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ABC's Jonathan Karl details Trump's efforts to overturn the election in 'Betrayal'...

The new book from ABC News' chief Washington correspondent focuses on how Trump worked to overturn the election — but Karl also has a message about the rally at the Capitol that became a riot....

 2021-11-16 17:38 

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Yer a relic, Harry: The first Harry Potter movie premiered exactly 20 years ago...

"Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" premiered on Nov. 16, 2001. To celebrate, we're dusting off our Pensieve and revisiting NPR's coverage from 20 years ago....

 2021-11-16 16:51 

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Pfizer agrees to license generic versions of its COVID-19 pill — in some countries...

The agreement covers 95 nations, but it omits hard-hit countries such as Russia, Turkey, Brazil, and Mexico....

 2021-11-16 16:46 

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Heavy rains bring flooding and mudslides to the Pacific Northwest and Canada...

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee declared a severe weather state of emergency for 14 counties in the western part of the state. Oregon and British Columbia also saw extreme flooding and high winds....

 2021-11-16 16:34 

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The jury has begun deliberations in the Kyle Rittenhouse homicide trial...

After eight days of testimony and hours of closing arguments, the 12 jurors began deliberating Tuesday morning. Rittenhouse is charged with five felony counts and faces life in prison if convicted....

 2021-11-16 15:22 

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As U.S. Spies Look To The Future, One Target Stands Out: China...

When current and former U.S. intelligence officials gathered at a conference in Sea Island, Ga., there was a clear message — a pivot to China is already underway....

 2021-11-16 15:00 

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A Russian missile creates enough space junk to pose risk to astronauts for years...

The U.S. condemned the test, which blasted a cloud of debris into orbit, forcing astronauts aboard the ISS to spend two hours inside spacecraft that could return them to Earth in an emergency....

 2021-11-16 14:33 

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The pandemic economy's latest victim? The lowly shipping container...

Delayed containers are a symptom of and contributor to global supply chain problems. But imagine a world without them....

 2021-11-16 13:04 

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The big dark and the big SAD are here...

The big dark is here, and for some so is the big SAD, which stands for Seasonal Affective Disorder, a mood disorder that affects five percent of adults. We get some strategies for coping from Kathleen Cook, chair of the psychology department at Seattle Un...

 2021-11-16 11:19 

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Tambourine used by British pop group Oasis sells for nearly $5,000...

The tambourine used on the hit album — (What's The Story) Morning Glory? — was so battered, it was thrown out. The engineer in charge of the album rescued it, and just sold it for nearly $5,000....

 2021-11-16 11:00 

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A prominent Broadway costume designer is accused of sexual abuse...

William Ivey Long is an iconic presence on Broadway, designing costumes for shows such as Diana: The Musical and Chicago. Now two men have accused the former Tony Awards chairman of sexual abuse....

 2021-11-16 10:51 

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Teenage barber uses a school suspension to grow his business...

Cameron Tucker, 16, worked on his classmates until he got suspended for giving a hair cut in a school bathroom. The news went viral and Tucker used the suspension to grow his business even more....

 2021-11-16 10:08 

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In their next World Cup qualifying match, U.S. men's team meets Jamaica...

Last week's rousing win over rival Mexico still is resonating. It was a signature victory for a young U.S. team determined to wipe away memories of a World Cup qualifying debacle four years ago....

 2021-11-16 10:08 

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Morning news brief...

President Biden and his Chinese counterpart held a virtual meeting. Ex-Trump adviser Steve Bannon threatens vengeance after surrendering on criminal contempt charges. Cuba is crushing protest plans....

 2021-11-16 10:08 

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Safety concerns grow for thousands of migrants trapped at the Belarus-Poland border...

NPR's Noel King talks with Jan Egeland of the Norwegian Refugee Council about Europe's response to the migrant crisis at the Poland-Belarus border....

 2021-11-16 00:43 

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Amazon birds are shrinking as the climate warms, prompting warning from scientists...

A new study examined 77 bird species in the Amazon over a 40-year period. It found they were rapidly evolving due to rising temperatures because smaller birds shed heat more efficiently....

 2021-11-15 16:56 

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Trump's controversial hotel in D.C. will reportedly be sold and renamed...

The deal is said to be worth $375 million. Trump's company has suffered a net loss of $70 million in operating the hotel, the House Oversight Committee said last month....

 2021-11-15 16:24 

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Health workers in China are killing pets while their owners are in quarantine...

Local health workers in some Chinese cities are breaking into peoples' homes and killing their pets while the owners are in quarantine, prompting outrage online....

 2021-11-15 16:15 

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Steve Bannon turns himself in to face criminal contempt charges...

Former Trump adviser Steve Bannon has turned himself in at the FBI field office in Washington. He faces charges of contempt of Congress....

 2021-11-15 13:04 

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What's holding up your stuff?...

The supply chain is slowing down, shipping containers are stacking up and the holidays are right around the corner. We hear from a small press publisher at the Market and a bookstore manager on Queen Anne about how shortages and delays are impacting their...

 2021-11-15 12:58 

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A lottery could determine the fate of Biden's vaccine rule for 84 million workers...

Lawsuits against the Biden administration's vaccine-or-test requirement for private employers have been filed in almost every federal appeals court. One court will be randomly chosen to hear the case....

 2021-11-15 12:26 

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Myanmar has released a U.S. journalist it has held since May...

Danny Fenster was sentenced last week to 11 years in jail. The announcement of his release came from ex-U.S. ambassador to the U.N. Bill Richardson, who had gone to Myanmar to negotiate his release....

 2021-11-15 12:17 

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5 decades ago, Intel unveiled the first commercially available microprocessor...

As NPR marks its 50th anniversary, we look back at an innovation that also changed the world in 1971: the unveiling of the first commercially produced microprocessor....

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