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Organizing online, Covid skeptics drive public health professionals from their jobs

At the same time Montana hospitals are seeing record numbers of Covid patients, county health officers are resigning or being forced out by elected officials who don't follow public health guidance.

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What it's like to be on the front lines of the school board culture war

Karen Watkins ran for her local school board because she wanted to be involved in her children's education. Since her election in 2020, she's been yelled at, threatened and followed to her car.

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Massive Byzantine-era winery discovered in Israel

Winepresses, warehouses and kilns were uncovered by archaeologists who believe the winery once produced a fine white wine.

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Goodbye, Columbus? Here's what Indigenous Peoples' Day means to Native Americans

A growing movement recasts Oct. 11 as a day to appreciate the diversity and history of Indigenous communities. That visibility, say Native Americans, can help us see what else needs to change.

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Doctors say the Texas abortion ban is complicating other types of medical decisions

The law bans nearly all abortions, and doctors providing pregnancy care are hoping for more clarity soon, as legal challenges continue.

Miscellaneous | Opinion

Yes, We're Calling It Hispanic Heritage Month And We Know It Makes Some Of You Cringe

Opinions around the word Hispanic versus Latino or the newer Latinx are rooted in personal experiences. Here's a look at how more than 62 million people in the U.S. fall under the Hispanic umbrella.

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Bumble And Match Leaders Set Up Funds For People Affected By The Texas Abortion Ban

"I am shocked that I now live in a state where women's reproductive laws are more regressive than most of the world, including India," says Shar Dubey, CEO of the Dallas-based Match Group.

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What Texas' New Abortion Law Means For The People Who Seek And Provide Them

Kathy Kleinfeld with Houston Women's Reproductive Services discusses the tangible impact that Texas' restrictive new abortion law is already having on her clinic and would-be patients.

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As School Board Meetings Get Hostile, Some Members Are Calling It Quits

More and more school board members, largely unpaid volunteers, are resigning or questioning their service as meetings have devolved into shouting contests between deeply political constituencies.

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A Woman Who Coughed On Store Food, Claiming She Had Coronavirus, Gets A Jail Sentence

She gets at least a year in jail for going to a supermarket near Wilkes-Barre, Pa., in March 2020, and purposely coughing on fresh produce while yelling that everyone would get sick.

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Mississippi Is Pleading With People To Stop Using A Livestock Drug To Treat COVID-19

In a state with the nation's second lowest rate of vaccination against the coronavirus, a jump in the number of calls to poison control has prompted warnings about ingesting the drug ivermectin.

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The Topic Of Masks In Schools Is Polarizing Some Parents To The Point Of Violence

School districts around the country have seen incidents of anti-mask parents and protesters disrupting school board meetings and school events, and some are getting physically violent.

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Teachers In Washington State Must Get Fully Vaccinated — Or They Could Be Fired

The mandate, effective Oct. 18, applies to all K-12 teachers and staff in the state. The news comes as states around the country grapple with rising cases and the return of in-person schooling.

Miscellaneous | Interesting stories

A Mission To Give Afghans Democracy Became A Bid To Repair America's Own

The United States inadvertently took on a mission to democratize Afghanistan, and instead undermined democracy at home, as unpopular wars tend to do.

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Will The Taliban Rule Be Any Different This Time?

The militant group terrorized Afghans and was shunned by the world for its harsh rule from 1996 to 2001. The Taliban are more image conscious now but haven't changed any fundamental principles.

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A Major Report Warns Climate Change Is Accelerating And Humans Must Cut Emissions Now

The U.N. has released the most comprehensive global climate science report ever. It is unequivocal: Humans must stop burning fossil fuels or suffer catastrophic impacts.

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There's Vaccine Drama In Arkansas, Where Rates Are Low And Everyone Has An Opinion

The state has one of the lowest vaccination rates in the U.S. And this weekend, 80,000 doses will expire because of lack of demand. The campaign is on to get people to sign up.

Sports | Cycling

Cyclist's Olympic Dream Becomes $200,000 Medical Bill Nightmare

Cyclist Phil Gaimon was competing in a race that could have won him a spot in the Tokyo Olympics. Instead, a crash landed him in two hospitals where his out-of-network surgeries garnered huge bills.

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The Delta Variant Will Drive A Steep Rise In U.S. COVID Deaths, A New Model Shows

New estimates show the U.S. is on track to see a big rise in cases and more than triple the number of deaths by October.

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Disney Introduces A Revamped Jungle Cruise Ride Without The Racist Imagery

The ride, which previously featured racist imagery of Africans as spear-waving headhunters, has been transformed into a slapstick comedy in which the wildlife bests clueless safari-goers.

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A Study Predicts Record Flooding In The 2030s, And It's Partly Because Of The Moon

Researchers say high tide flooding in U.S. coastal regions will become more frequent in the mid-2030s because of climate change, amplified by a routine wobble in the moon's orbit.

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Delta Is Now The Dominant Coronavirus Variant In The U.S.

The CDC just released new estimates showing the highly contagious delta variant now accounts for 51.7% of cases in the U.S. In some parts of the country, the strain is responsible for 80% of cases.

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NPR Trashes Declaration Of Independence On Fourth Of July, Adds ‘Editor’s Note’ To Warn Of ‘Racist Slur’

National Public Radio (NPR) denounced the Declaration of Independence on the Fourth of July because of terms it deemed offensive.

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Derek Chauvin Is Sentenced To 22 1/2 Years For George Floyd's Murder

Prosecutors were asking for the former police officer to be sentenced to a 30-year prison term. The defense attorney called for probation and time already served.

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Newsom Misled the Public About Wildfire Prevention Efforts Ahead Of Worst Fire Season On Record

Gov. Gavin Newsom dramatically overstated the amount of fire prevention work performed on “priority projects” he touted and cut Cal Fire’s mitigation budget by $150 million last year, an investigation by CapRadio and NPR’s California Newsroom foun

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Derek Chauvin Will Be Sentenced Today Over George Floyd's Murder

Prosecutors have asked for the former police officer to be sentenced to a 30-year prison term. His defense attorney is calling for probation and time already served.

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John McAfee, Software Pioneer, Found Dead In A Spanish Prison Cell

Just hours earlier, a court in Spain had approved the extradition of McAfee to the U.S., where he was set to stand trial on federal tax-evasion charges in New York.

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Antisemitism Spikes, And Many Jews Wonder: Where Are Our Allies?

After turning out for racial justice and other movements in the U.S., they are frustrated by the response to attacks and hatred directed at Jews following the latest Mideast violence.

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A New Nevada Law Bans Racial Mascots In Schools And 'Sundown Sirens'

The measure prohibits racially discriminatory mascots, images, sounds or songs in schools. And counties can no longer sound sirens that once signified it was time for certain people to leave town.

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu May Be On His Way Out. What Happens Next?

Israeli politicians from the right and left and an Arab party say they've reached an agreement to form a new government that casts out Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. But it's not yet a done deal.

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When Your Company Is Named Covid, You've Heard All The Jokes

Covid Inc. in Tempe, Ariz., has been selling audiovisual equipment for decades, but in the past year, some visitors stop by for an altogether different reason: They're looking for a COVID-19 test.

Politics | Media Bias

NPR Designates Eastern Jerusalem “Palestinian”

Twice in recent days, NPR's Daniel Estrin's erroneously referred to Israel's 1967 capture of 'Palestinian areas' of Jerusalem. No part of Jerusalem was ever

Politics | Media Bias

NPR Falsifies: Israeli Police Fire Stun Grenades on Muslims Breaking Ramadan Fast

In NPR's skewed coverage, only Israelis are 'ultranationalists.' Palestinian ultranationalists clamoring for terror attacks? They're just breaking the Ramadan fast.

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Judge Dismisses NRA Bankruptcy Case, Heightening Risk For Dissolution Of Group

A federal judge threw out the National Rifle Association's bid to declare bankruptcy Tuesday, allowing New York to proceed in its effort to dissolve the gun rights group for alleged "fraud and abuse."

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Man Who Shot And Killed 3 At Kansas Jewish Centers Dies In Prison

Frazier Glenn Miller Jr. founded two white supremacist militias in the 1980s and served time in prison but fell off the radar of law enforcement before his deadly antisemitic rampage in 2014.

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'Full Of Hatred And Fear': Disinformation On YouTube Divided A Dad And Daughter

Renee Ekwoge says false and misleading videos on YouTube have changed her dad. What was once a strong, loving relationship has been corrupted, she says, by conspiratorial YouTube videos.

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NPR turns 50

On May 3, 1971, the National Public Radio news program "All Things Considered" premiered. To mark NPR's 50th anniversary, correspondent Faith Salie interviews some of the network's leading voices, including Susan Stamberg, Audie Cornish and Eric Deggans,

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Video Leaks Of NRA's Wayne LaPierre Missing His Mark On Elephant Hunt

"I'm not sure where you're shooting," a guide tells the longtime head of the National Rifle Association. The footage had reportedly been suppressed for years.

Music | Music

Tiny Desk Meets AFROPUNK: ChocQuibTown, NENNY, Luedji Luna, Calma Carmona

Tiny Desk kicks off AFROPUNK's "Black Spring" virtual festival with performances from four Afro-Latinx artists.

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Loretta Lynn Transforms Classic Songs On 'Still Woman Enough' : World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN

The 89-year-old icon collaborates with artists like Margo Price and Tanya Tucker on her 50th studio album.

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Brooklyn Center Police Chief And Officer Who Shot Daunte Wright Resign

The resignations of Kim Potter, who fired her gun at Wright, and Chief Tim Gannon come after the city council passed a resolution calling for them to be relieved of duty.

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Fewer Than Half Of U.S. Adults Belong To A Religious Congregation, New Poll Shows

For the first time since Gallup began asking the question in 1937, fewer than half of U.S. adults interviewed said they belonged to a church, synagogue or mosque. That figure is down from 70% in 2000.

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WHO Points To Wildlife Farms In Southern China As Likely Source Of Pandemic

Peter Daszak of the investigative team sent to Wuhan says the farms were probably where the coronavirus first jumped from bats to another animal before infecting humans.

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Asian Americans Experience 'Far More' Hate Incidents Than Numbers Indicate

Racially motivated attacks against Asian Americans have been on the rise since the start of the pandemic, but a Los Angeles-based civil rights group says the actual numbers are even higher.

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Black Farmers Have Long Faced Discrimination. New Aid Aims To Right Past Wrongs

Generations of systemic discrimination have decimated the number of Black farmers in the U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack talked with NPR about new funding for debt relief.

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'Life-Changing' Stimulus Checks Begin Rolling Out

Within days of President Biden signing the stimulus bill into law, many Americans have been delighted to see bank accounts showing $1,400 deposits already pending.

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NPR says “no” to guilt-free world music. | City Journal

For the woke, every silver cloud has a dark lining. Take the recent interview of music historian Jonathan Ward by Ari Shapiro on NPR’s All Things Considered.

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Some Faith Leaders Call Equality Act Devastating; For Others, It's God's Will

Some religious groups fear the Equality Act could undermine the freedom to exercise traditional faith beliefs. Other denominations say anti-LGBTQ discrimination cannot be tolerated.

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Iowa Reporter Found Not Guilty By Jury After Arrest At Black Lives Matter Protest

Des Moines Register reporter Andrea Sahouri was arrested by police as she was covering a Black Lives Matter protest. She was charged with failing to disperse and interfering with official acts.

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Derek Chauvin, Charged With George Floyd's Death, May Face Additional Murder Charge

The former Minneapolis police officer is to be tried on charges of second-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter starting next week. A charge of third-degree murder had been dismissed earlier.

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Antifa Didn't Storm The Capitol. Just Ask The Rioters.

Many charged in the Capitol riot mentioned antifa in relation to the attack, describing the anti-fascist movement as an enemy and refuting the baseless claim that Trump supporters weren't involved.

Politics | Politics

'More Dangerous And More Widespread': Conspiracy Theories Spread Faster Than Ever

While false conspiracies aren't new, experts say their reach is spreading – accelerated by social media, encouraged by former President Trump, and weaponized in a way that is unprecedented.

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Disinformation Fuels Distrust And Even Violence At All Levels Of Government

Political scientists say growing acceptance of unfounded conspiracy theories is fueling disengagement and distrust in democratic institutions, an effect that is trickling down to local politics.

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Why Republicans Are Moving To Fix Elections That Weren't Broken

GOP-led legislatures in dozens of states are moving to change election laws in ways that could make it harder to vote, by for example, reducing early voting days or limiting access to voting by mail.

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Biden Wins Presidency, According To AP, Edging Trump In Turbulent Race

With Pennsylvania in Joe Biden's column, the former vice president gains the 270 electoral votes needed to be elected.

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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.

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

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...