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California Governor Signs Order Banning Sales Of New Gasoline Cars By 2035

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an executive order Wednesday that amounts to the most aggressive clean-car policy in the U.S. and would end the sale of new gas vehicles in the state in 15 years.

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In Rural Oregon, Threats And Backlash Follow Racial Justice Protests

Online fights over racial justice have spilled onto the courthouse lawn in Prineville, Ore. Black Lives Matter protesters there stand off regularly with counterdemonstrators waving Trump flags.

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Family Of Man Killed By National Guard In Louisville Files Wrongful Death Suit

David "Ya Ya" McAtee was killed in June as he stood in the doorway of the barbecue stand he owned in the Kentucky city's West End.

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Omaha Bar Owner Has Died By Suicide After He Was Charged In Shooting Of Black Man

Jake Gardner was on the West Coast when a grand jury indicted him last week for the May killing of James Scurlock in Omaha, Neb. Gardner died "at his own hand," his lawyers said Sunday.

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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Champion Of Gender Equality, Dies At 87

Ginsburg, the second woman to serve on the Supreme Court, died from complications from cancer. Her death will set in motion what promises to be a tumultuous political battle over who will succeed her.

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Backup Driver Of Autonomous Uber SUV Charged With Negligent Homicide In Arizona

Rafaela Vasquez was watching the television show The Voice when the car struck a pedestrian walking her bike across a Tempe street at night.

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Conspiracies Add Fuel To An Already Challenging Wildfire Season : Consider This from NPR

Wildfires in Western states aren't slowing down and conspiracy theories about who started them are only making things harder for responders. Conrad Wilson from Oregon Public Broadcasting reports on how claims of Antifa arsonists have clogged up the phone

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'I Don't Think Science Knows': Visiting Fires, Trump Denies Climate Change

On the other side of the country Joe Biden also addressed the fires, linking them to climate change.

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4 Houston Police Officers Fired Over Fatal Shooting Of Nicolas Chavez

"You don't get to shoot somebody 21 times," Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo said of the deadly encounter in April. "I cannot defend that."

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Protesters Were Supposed To Hear Warnings Before Federal Police Moved In. They Didn't.

In June, federal police cleared peaceful protesters from a park by the White House. Lawyers now say U.S. Park Police violated a settlement that set out rules for engaging mass demonstrations in D.C.

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Congress Launches Investigation Into Fort Hood Deaths

The probe will focus on whether the recent tragedies "may be symptomatic of underlying leadership, discipline, and morale deficiencies throughout the chain-of-command."

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Rochester, N.Y., Police Chief La'Ron Singletary Resigns

"The entire Rochester Police Department command staff has announced their retirement," Mayor Lovely A. Warren said Tuesday.

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Trump Defends Kenosha Shooting Suspect

The president on Monday painted the accused 17-year-old Kenosha shooter's actions as possible self-defense, saying, without evidence, that the teenager "probably would have been killed."

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Shootings Expose Racial And Economic Divide In Kenosha

Kenosha residents are experiencing pain and fear, according to the Urban League president, in a city with a history of Black oppression.

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OPINION: Public Health Leaders Deserve More Respect

This pandemic is like war, and federal, state and local health officers are leading the U.S. response. Yet unlike war heroes, who are lionized, they are facing unprecedented attacks and death threats.

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Kentucky Man Accused Of Breaking Canada's COVID-19 Rules Faces $569,000 Fine

John Pennington was arrested and charged with violating Canada's Quarantine Act while visiting the town of Banff, Alberta. Police saw his Ohio plates at the parking lot for a sightseeing gondola.

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Oprah Winfrey Commissions 26 Billboards Demanding Arrests In Breonna Taylor's Killing

The billboards will be placed across Louisville, Ky., where Taylor was shot and killed in her apartment by police. The signs' message urges the arrest of the officers involved.

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Protests Helped Save Black-Owned Business That Coronavirus Nearly Killed

When coronavirus killed foot traffic at Tommy Rhine's downtown Denver cobbler shop, he fell behind on rent. A "Black owned business" sign in his shop window during protests led to lots of business.

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White Men Accused Of Attack On Black Man Face Felony Charges In Indiana

Prosecutors charged Sean Purdy and Jerry Cox with criminal confinement, battery and intimidation for their alleged role in the incident at a state park earlier this month.

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Federal Law Enforcement Use Unmarked Vehicles To Grab Protesters Off Portland Streets

Federal law enforcement officers have been using unmarked vehicles to drive around downtown Portland and detain protesters since at least July 14. 

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Woman Who Called Police On Black Bird-Watcher In Central Park To Be Charged

The Manhattan District Attorney's Office says it is initiating a prosecution of Amy Cooper over false reporting of an incident. In a cellphone video, she claimed a Black man was threatening her.

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Trump Flouts Virus Rules, Warns Of 'New Far-Left Fascism' In Speech Ahead Of July 4th

In a speech given at Mount Rushmore on the eve of July 4th, the President denounced protestors who removed Confederate statues and announced he would establish a "National Garden Of American Heroes."

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NFL On Kneeling Players' Protests: 'We Were Wrong,' Commissioner Says

"We were wrong for not listening to NFL players earlier and encourage all to speak out and peacefully protest," NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said on Friday.

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Jewish Americans Say They Are Scapegoated For The Coronavirus Spread

Violations of health regulations by Orthodox Jews have been documented by public officials and media at a level of scrutiny that Jews say others don't face.

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Seen 'Plandemic'? We Take A Close Look At The Viral Conspiracy Video's Claims

The video has been viewed millions of times on YouTube via links that are replaced as quickly as the video-sharing service can remove them for violating its policy against "COVID-19 misinformation."

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Anti-Vaccination Activists Join Stay-At-Home Order Protesters

They see these demonstrations as a way to form political alliances that promote their movement.

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Coronavirus Has Now Killed More Americans Than Vietnam War

The number of lives taken by COVID-19 in the U.S. has reached a grim milestone: More people have died of the disease than the 58,220 Americans who perished in the Vietnam War.

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Michigan Stay-At-Home Order Prompts Honking, Traffic-Jam Protest

Demonstrators jammed streets around the state capitol Wednesday, saying Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's stay-at-home order goes too far.

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Louisiana Sen. Cassidy Addresses Racial Disparities In Coronavirus Deaths

Sen. Bill Cassidy, who is a medical doctor, tells Morning Edition that underlying health issues like diabetes contribute to the disproportionate number of African Americans dying of COVID-19.

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In Chicago, COVID-19 Is Hitting The Black Community Hard

While black residents comprise 29% of Chicago, they represent 70% of that city's COVID-19 deaths. There are a number of reasons for that, and officials are just now beginning to address the issue.

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How European-Style Public Housing Could Help Solve The Affordability Crisis

Government-financed "social housing" is utterly mundane in Europe, but remains a radical concept in the U.S. Could it work in the D.C. area?

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Trump Administration Finalizes Plans To Allow Development On Downsized Monuments

More than two years after Trump dramatically shrank the protected land in Utah, the Bureau of Land Management released the framework for the move, despite continuing challenges to its legality.

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As Regulations Roll Back, Could Clean Water Protection Business Dry Up?

The Trump administration is stripping clean water protections put in place by President Barack Obama, and some in the industry worry that the regulatory changes will threaten their business.

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Canada Wins, U.S. Loses In Global Fight For High-Tech Workers

If there is a global war for tech talent, right now Canada is winning. And U.S. immigration policies are part of the reason.

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Can Spirituality Exist Without God? A Growing Number Of Americans Say Yes

Spirituality is about “constantly coming back, looking inward, getting re-centered, and looking beyond ourselves," Krista Tippett says.

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Australia's Wildfires Spark Disinformation Battle As They Take A Tragic Toll

Researchers say bots and trolls blasted out hashtags such as #ArsonEmergency, in a campaign to steer the conversation about wildfires away from climate change and toward arson.

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Indie booksellers create community to survive the age of Amazon

The holiday season is the busiest time of year for many retailers, including the country's 2,500 independent bookstores, which, despite Amazon's growing dominance, are flourishing.

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The 15 Best Rock Albums Of 2019

After a decade of genre-blending, the definition of rock is very much up for debate. But for us — and for the purposes of this list — it means one thing: Guitars.

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Do soldiers sometimes enjoy combat?

The horrors of war are well documented, but less well understood is how soldiers can get a rush or thrill from combat.

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We Tracked Down A Fake-News Creator In The Suburbs. Here's What We Learned

"The whole idea from the start was to build a site that could kind of infiltrate the echo chambers of the alt-right," says Jestin Coler, whose company, Disinfomedia, is behind some fake news sites.

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3 Indiana Judges Suspended After White Castle Brawl That Left 2 Of Them Wounded

The Indiana Supreme Court found that the three had "gravely undermined public trust." The fight apparently started when one of the judges raised a middle finger at two men yelling from a passing SUV.

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With Abortion Rights On The Line, Planned Parenthood Announces 2020 Push

The abortion-rights group says the goal of the $45 million campaign is to unseat President Trump as well as elect candidates at all levels who support abortion rights.

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Ex-Dallas Officer Who Killed Man In His Own Apartment Is Found Guilty Of Murder

Amber Guyger, who is white, had testified that she entered Botham Jean's unit after a long day at work, thinking it was her own home and mistaking the 26-year-old black accountant for an intruder.

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Planned Parenthood Out Of Title X Over Trump Rule

The organization says it is leaving the federal family planning program because of rule changes that prohibit Title X grantees from providing or referring most patients for abortion.

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Yosemite Hotels Get Their Historic Names Back After Trademark Dispute

The Majestic Yosemite Hotel is back to its original name, The Ahwahnee. And a set of cabins that was temporarily called Half Dome Village now carries its historic name, Camp Curry.

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Facing Deployment While Fearing That Family Members Will Be Deported

A sailor hoped his military status would protect his mother from deportation. But a change in Trump administration policy may lead to more undocumented members of military families being deported.

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Progressive Activists Gather, Hoping To Seize Their Moment In 2020 Campaign

Thousands of activists at the Netroots Nation political convention in Philadelphia are feeling emboldened because their ideas — and favored candidates — are shaping the Democratic primary race.

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Swiss Researchers Have A Simple Idea For Countering Climate Change: Plant A Trillion Trees

"The nice thing about this solution is it’s really low-tech," says Thomas Crowther, a co-author of the study and climate change ecologist at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich.

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Opinion: The 'Filthy And Uncomfortable Circumstances' Of Detained Migrant Children

NPR's Scott Simon reflects on the unsanitary conditions for detained migrant children in border detention facilities.

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 NPR Explains the New Democratic Left: Jesus Was a Socialist

Inside a bar in West Virginia, a group of socialists shared with National Public Radio what the new face of the Democratic Party looks like.

Health & Fitness | Psychology!

When It Comes To Politics and 'Fake News,' Facts Aren't Enough

In politics, it sometimes feels like we can't agree on basic facts. But according to neuroscientist Tali Sharot, facts are not enough — emotions may be the key to changing our minds.

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NPR and Harvard Say: Obamacare Is a Complete Failure | Power Line

National Public Radio collaborated with Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to survey Americans' recent experience with health care. As to the Affordable Care Act, the survey's findings are damning. They sugg

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Yo La Tengo Perform on NPR's "Morning Edition" | News | Pitchfork

This morning, Yo La Tengo were NPR "Morning Edition"'s first ever live house band. Easing transitions between segments on talking cats, birdsong, and plunging stock markets, they played songs including...