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In Florida, Felons Want Their Voting Rights Restored Automatically

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Thousands of petitions are circulating across the state in an unprecedented grass-roots campaign to restore voting rights to almost 1.7 million people.

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Spain Moves To Crush Catalonia's Autonomy Bid

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Fresh Air Weekend: Novelist Amy Tan; 'Death In The Air'; Director Noah Baumbach

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Fresh Air Weekend highlights some of the best interviews and reviews from past weeks, and new program elements specially paced for weekends. Our weekend show emphasizes interviews with writers, filmmakers, actors and musicians, and often includes excerpts from live in-studio concerts. This week: 'I...

Conservative Donors Grow Frustrated With Congress Over Slow Legislative Progress

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Tax Plan Push, Trump's Call To Fallen Soldier's Family And George W. Bush Chimes In

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In Virginia, Signs The Democratic Party Is Still Struggling To Reach Rural Voters

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In Florida, Felons Want Their Voting Rights Restored Automatically

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On most days from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Mary Grimes can be found pacing along a crowded street in Orlando, Fla., with clipboards in both hands. "Can I have five minutes of your time?" the 58-year-old says to a parade of passers-by. Those who are in a rush, she quickly wishes well; the others, Grimes...

California Wildfires Have Disrupted School For A Quarter Of A Million Students

NPR Headline News - 3 hours 23 min ago

Natural disasters have left millions of students across the U.S. out of school. The California wildfires have added to the tally, with dozens of districts and hundreds of schools affected.

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California Wildfires Have Disrupted School For A Quarter Of A Million Students

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The wildfires in Northern California cut across a wide swath of the state — including dozens of school districts, hundreds of schools and hundreds of thousands of students. At one point, classes were cancelled for 260,000 students in 600 schools . And while schools are slowly coming back on line,...

Photographer Documenting Rohingya Crisis Describes The Images That Stayed With Him

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500 Years Since 95 Theses, Martin Luther's Legacy Divides Some Of His Descendants

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Kirkus Changes Review After 'American Heart' Draws Outrage As 'White Savior Narrative'

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In 'Only The Brave,' The True Story Of Fated Wildland Firefighters

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The ongoing wildfires in Northern California have reminded many Americans of the courage — the heroism — of the men and women who fight fires in forests and wilderness. A new film called Only The Brave is based on the true story of the 19 members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots who battled, and...

Close Encounters With Congress?

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A congressional candidate in Florida drew a little ridicule this week. Bettina Rodriguez Aguilera, who is one of three Republicans and eight Democrats running in Florida's 27th congressional district, has said that she was taken aboard a spaceship when she was seven years old. She does not mean at...

Philip Pullman Returns To The Dark Materials Universe In A New Prequel — Er, 'Equel'

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The world Philip Pullman created is back—in his hands, and now ours. The His Dark Materials trilogy, which was introduced more than 20 years ago with a book called The Golden Compass , is set in a world ruled by theocratic overlords collectively known as the Magisterium, and in which children often...

Close Encounters With Congress?

NPR Headline News - 3 hours 38 min ago

A congressional candidate in Florida has said that she was taken aboard a spaceship when she was seven years old. She does not mean at Disney World.

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Iowa Tries A New Domestic Violence Intervention: Mindfulness

NPR Headline News - 4 hours 36 min ago

Iowa has a new intervention program for domestic abusers, which aims to develop their emotional awareness. In early studies, the program outperformed traditional classes that address control issues.

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Iowa Tries A New Domestic Violence Intervention: Mindfulness

GPB News - 4 hours 36 min ago
Across the parking lot from a YMCA in Des Moines, about a dozen men sit on black plastic chairs in the basement of a former Catholic high school. This is a court-ordered class for domestic abusers, part of a new statewide curriculum for batterer intervention in Iowa. According to police reports,...

One Of New Zealand's Best Sailors Aims For Triple Crown In Round-The-World Race

NPR Headline News - 4 hours 57 min ago

Peter Burling has already won Olympic gold and the America's Cup. Soon he'll start the grueling Volvo Ocean Race. Sleep deprivation, freeze-dried food and giant waves are only some of the challenges.

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One Of New Zealand's Best Sailors Aims For Triple Crown In Round-The-World Race

GPB News - 4 hours 57 min ago
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wo4CFMvGi2o It's considered one of the world's most grueling races: a nine-month, 45,000-nautical-mile marathon around the globe, with 11 stops including Cape Town, Melbourne, Hong Kong and Newport. This Sunday, seven identical boats — each is a 65-ft. monohull with...

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