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Miscellaneous | Interesting stories

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.

Miscellaneous | Interesting stories

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.

Politics | Politics

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.

Food & Drink | Travel

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.

Politics | Politics

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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In Mexico, New Groups Offer Aid To A Young Generation Of Deported DREAMers

As former DREAMers return to Mexico with valuable skills and a desire to advance, a number of Mexican organizations are springing up to help these young people contribute to society.

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New York Is Set To Be First U.S. City To Impose Congestion Pricing

Motorists will pay a flat daily fee to enter Manhattan south of 60th Street. The new program aims to reduce traffic gridlock while generating revenue for the city's stressed transit system.

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Facebook Bans White Nationalism And Separatism Content From Its Platforms

The company says such content is linked to white supremacy and organized hate groups. Users who search for terms related to white supremacy will be directed to an anti-hate site.

Sports | Cycling

Olympic Cycling Medalist Kelly Catlin Dead At 23

She was found in her dorm at Stanford University last week. Her family says it was suicide. "She saw herself as a warrior, and it was do or die," her sister, Christine Catlin, tells NPR.

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Australian Lawmaker Is Egged After Comments Blaming New Zealand Attack On Immigration

A 17-year-old smashed an egg on the head of the controversial Australian senator who made comments blaming the mass shooting in New Zealand on Muslim immigration.

Music | Music

Watch New Order Perform 'Ceremony' In Rare Footage From 1981

To spread the word about an upcoming reissue campaign, the influential band is circulating a little-seen performance of its first single, recorded live in Manchester.

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Beer, Drinking Water And Fish: Tiny Plastic Is Everywhere

Plastic trash less than 5 millimeters long is in the things we eat and drink, and the air we breathe. Scientists are just beginning to study where it comes from and how it might affect our health.

News | The News

 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.

Music | Music

Meet Voice Of Baceprot, The All-Girl Metal Band Making Waves In Indonesia

The trio has braved criticism from religious conservatives outraged by three Muslim girls playing bold, noisy music inspired by Slipknot and Lamb of God.

Music | Music

At 70, Smithsonian Folkways Is An Antidote To Music Algorithms

Smithsonian Folkways, known for its broad-based music catalog, wants to surprise you with sounds you didn't even know existed. The treasured American label turns 70 years old on May 1.

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Forget 'The Bronx Is Burning.' These Days, The Bronx Is Gentrifying

In the 1970s, the phrase "the Bronx is burning" became a shorthand for urban decay. Now, money is flowing in, but not without controversy.

Music | Music

Join The Punk Parade For RVIVR's 'The Tide' Video

RVIVR is the pep-punk band of your life. But for its new video, a ragtag group dances around a dude who has no interest in cheering up.

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.

Politics | Obamacare Fallout

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

News | News

10 Things To Know About The U.N. Climate Talks In Paris

Leaders from around the world are converging on Paris for the 2015 U.N. Climate Change Conference. Listen to our special coverage to find out what you should know and what's at stake.

Music | Music

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...