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Cited In Many Operations, Russia's GRU Is Suspected In Afghan Bounty Case
Russian military intelligence, the GRU, is linked to the invasion of Ukraine and interference in the 2016 U.S. election. Now it's suspected of a bounty program to kill U.S. troops in Afghanistan.
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What Will Sanrio's New Leadership Mean For Hello Kitty?
A new CEO is steering a company that's seen years of slumping revenues and whose home market of Japan has an aging population. But "don't count out Hello Kitty," says an author of a book about Sanrio.
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Tracking The Pandemic: Are Coronavirus Cases Rising Or Falling In Your State?
View NPR's maps and graphics to see where COVID-19 is hitting hardest in the U.S., which state outbreaks are growing and which are leveling off.
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You May Be In Sweatpants, But COVID-19 Hasn't Stopped Haute Couture
In a fashion first, this season's collections were presented digitally, rather than in-person, in-Paris. The virtual venue was an opportunity for designers to experiment in the online space.
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Foreign Journalists Working For U.S. Government Broadcasters May Lose Visas
The agency, which oversees international media such as Voice of America, is examining visa renewals "case-by-case." Denial could mean expulsion from the U.S. and a return to hostile home countries.
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Nearly Every Major League Baseball Team Has Had A Coronavirus Test Come Back Positive
So far, 71 players have tested positive for the coronavirus, the MLB said on Friday. "I'm actually kind of pleased it's as low as that," the league's medical director says.
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'The Old Guard' Is A Smart Blend Of Action And Emotion
Director Gina Prince-Bythewood knocks it out of the park with a film about soldiers who fight (and fight and fight), based on a series of comics and starring Charlize Theron as the boss.
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Education Dept. Announces It Won't Punish Colleges For Reconsidering Student Aid
In June, NPR reported that the department was making it harder for colleges to reconsider aid for students whose finances have changed. On Thursday, the agency reversed course.
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After Pleas From Officials, Republicans Signal Openness To More Election Funding
Senate Republicans say they are open to sending states more money to make it easier to administer an election amid a pandemic after initial fears that no more federal money would be spent.
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Bob the Drag Queen
Bob the Drag Queen discusses his wig-filled basement drag closet and his HBO docuseries We're Here. Then, Bob takes on a quiz tailored specifically to his interests, from Kesha to Whoopi Goldberg.
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'Old Guard' Superhero Warriors Battle Their Greatest Foe Yet — Ennui
The Old Guard director Gina Prince-Bythewood is the first black woman to direct a big budget superhero movie. "I hate the fact that I'm the first — in 2020 that we're still having firsts," she says.
NPR3 min. leídosSociety
Stockton, CA, Pilot Program Raises Support For Universal Basic Income Among US Mayors
Universal basic income, the policy that promises a regular paycheck regardless of employment, is starting to gain traction and funding.
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'It Was Personal.' After Tragedy, Physicist Devotes Career To Cancer Research
Hadiyah-Nicole Green lost the aunt and uncle who raised her to cancer. The loss inspired her to develop a cancer treatment using lasers. "I was born to do this," she tells her cousin at StoryCorps.
NPR4 min. leídosPolitics
More Than 20 U.S. States Now Require Face Masks In Public
An alarming surge in coronavirus cases is forcing more states to require face coverings. Two of the worst-hit states — Florida and Arizona — still don't have statewide mandates.
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V: How Can An Authentic Apology Lead To Healing?
The playwright V, formerly known as Eve Ensler, survived horrific sexual violence as a child. Years later, she decided to write what she needed to hear most: a true apology in the words of her abuser.
NPR5 min. leídosPolitics
Former Education Secretary Arne Duncan Weighs Push To Reopen US Schools
Arne Duncan, former Secretary of Education under President Barack Obama, shares his perspective on the Trump administration's push for schools to reopen in the fall.
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Brent Leggs: How Can Seeing Black History As American History Begin To Make Amends?
How can we make amends for the atrocities of slavery and segregation? Historian and preservationist Brent Leggs discusses one step in confronting the past: preserving African American historic sites.
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United Nations Says World May Hit 1.5 Degrees Warming Threshold Within 5 Years
The World Meteorological Organization says the world may hit 1.5 degrees Celsius of warming above pre-industrial levels sooner than expected.
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Buddy's 5 Favorite Tiny Desk Concerts
From rising rapper Chika to his "favorite band since the Miles Davis Quintet," Buddy picks his 5 favorite Tiny Desk concerts.
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Denver School Principal On How Black Students Led Swift Changes To History Curriculum
Kimberly Grayson took her high schoolers to the African American history museum in D.C. When students pressed their white teachers to take the same trip, a revised history curriculum quickly followed.
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No Reading, No Peace: The Power Of Black Stories Out Loud
The difference between owning a book by a Black author and experiencing its power lies in reading it aloud — particularly for kids' books, which can help kids speak up about their own experiences.
NPR7 min. leídosSociety
PHOTOS: How Hong Kong Reopened Schools — And Why It Closed Them Again
Schools were shut when the novel coronavirus first became a concern. Here's how Hong Kong handled re-opening — and now, a second closing due to a spike in cases.
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In Minority Neighborhoods, Knocking On Doors To Stop The Spread Of The Coronavirus
Through a partnership between state and local government, volunteers and city workers in Richmond, Va., are passing out PPE in at-risk neighborhoods.
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California Will Release Up To 8,000 Prisoners Due To Coronavirus
Anyone who is eligible for release will be tested for COVID-19 within seven days of their return to society, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation says.
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Turkey's President Converts Hagia Sophia Back Into A Mosque
Istanbul's Byzantine-era landmark has been used as a museum since 1934 and is widely regarded as a symbol of peaceful religious coexistence. A court ruling Friday revoked its museum status.
NPR1 min. leídosSociety
Nation's Pediatricians Walk Back Support For In-Person School
In a new statement made jointly with teachers unions, the American Academy of Pediatrics now says "science and community circumstances must guide decision-making."
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Federal Executions Set To Resume After 17 Years With 3 Deaths Scheduled Soon
Authorities are preparing the federal death chamber in Terre Haute, Ind., for three executions next week. They'll be the first federal executions in a long time.
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World War II Naval Drama 'Greyhound' Charts A Trim, Efficient Course
Tom Hanks stars in, and wrote the screenplay for, this familiar but effective tale of a Navy captain leading a convoy of merchants ships through U-boat-infested seas.
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NYC Begins Painting Black Lives Matter Mural In Front Of Trump Tower
President Trump derided the mural plan last week, saying it would be "denigrating this luxury Avenue" and antagonize the city's police as "a symbol of hate."
NPR2 min. leídosSociety
WHO: Aerosolized Particles Unlikely To Be Significant Source Of COVID-19 Transmission
After 239 scientists raised concerns about transmission by aerosolized particles, the World Health Organization has issued a brief on the role of aerosolized particles — and called for more research.
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