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Shohei Ohtani fans his Angels teammate as Japan tops U.S. 3-2 for baseball title

NPR Headline News - 1 hour 14 min ago

Shohei Ohtani fanned LA Angels teammate Mike Trout for the final out in a matchup the baseball world wanted to see, leading Japan over the defending champion U.S. for the World Baseball Classic title.

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TikTok CEO to lawmakers: Americans' data not at risk of 'authorized foreign access'

NPR Headline News - Tue, 03/21/2023 - 23:23

The boss of the hit video-sharing app will deliver remarks to lawmakers in Washington on Thursday in an attempt to assuage growing fears about the app's connections to China.

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Gwyneth Paltrow appears in a Utah court for a trial over a 2016 ski crash

NPR Headline News - Tue, 03/21/2023 - 18:18

The trial has been seven years in the making, and on Tuesday, the Oscar-winning actress appeared in Park City for a jury trial that will determine who was at fault in the 2016 crash.

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FDA gives 2nd safety nod to cultivated meat, produced without slaughtering animals

NPR Headline News - Tue, 03/21/2023 - 17:41

Good Meat, which grows chicken and other meat from animal cells in a production facility, is the second company to cross this hurdle. The move brings no-kill meat closer to sale in the U.S.

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Meet the Manhattan DA who would bring criminal charges against Trump

NPR Headline News - Tue, 03/21/2023 - 16:57

As speculation mounts that Donald Trump could soon be indicted over hush money payments, Alvin Bragg may have to make a history-making decision.

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Supreme Court hands victory to public school students with disabilities

NPR Headline News - Tue, 03/21/2023 - 16:54

The high court said a deaf student could sue for past damages for not getting the support he needed to succeed in public school.

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Burrowing badgers have halted some train service in the Netherlands

NPR Headline News - Tue, 03/21/2023 - 16:38

Badgers burrowing under rail tracks have forced lengthy cancellations on at least two lines. Rail operators have to get permission to move the protected animals before repairs can begin.

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Willis Reed, a leader on the New York Knicks' NBA championship teams, dies at 80

NPR Headline News - Tue, 03/21/2023 - 16:10

Reed dramatically emerged from the locker room minutes before Game 7 of the 1970 NBA Finals to spark the Knicks to their first championship, an enduring example of playing through pain.

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A hospital surveillance video shows Irvo Otieno pinned to the floor before his death

NPR Headline News - Tue, 03/21/2023 - 14:34

The 28-year-old Black man died at a Virginia mental health facility earlier this month. A grand jury indicted 10 deputies and hospital workers on charges of second-degree murder.

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Janet Yellen says the U.S. is ready to protect depositors at small banks if required

NPR Headline News - Tue, 03/21/2023 - 14:06

The Treasury Secretary said the administration is committed to protecting the U.S. banking system and customers who trust their money to it.

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What to know about xylazine, the drug authorities are calling a public safety threat

NPR Headline News - Tue, 03/21/2023 - 13:01

The veterinary tranquilizer has been linked to a growing number of overdose deaths across the country, especially in the Northeast. It's often combined with fentanyl, but can't be treated with Narcan.

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Can banks be sued for profiting from Epstein's sex-trafficking? A judge says yes

NPR Headline News - Tue, 03/21/2023 - 12:55

A trio of lawsuits allege that JP Morgan Chase and Deutsche Bank actively enabled Jeffrey Epstein to run a sex-trafficking ring for underage girls. A judge partially denied a motion to dismiss.

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Private opulence, public squalor: How the U.S. helps the rich and hurts the poor

NPR Headline News - Tue, 03/21/2023 - 12:45

Poverty, by America author Matthew Desmond says if the top 1% of Americans paid the taxes they owed, it would raise $175 billion each year: "That is just about enough to pull everyone out of poverty."

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'Benjamin Banneker and Us' traces generations of descendants of the mathematician

NPR Headline News - Tue, 03/21/2023 - 06:10

Rachel Jamison Webster learned she is related to Benjamin Banneker at a cousins' wedding. The news was unexpected, not only because of Banneker's place in history but also because the author is white.

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Can moderates survive state politics? In Montana, they may be going extinct

NPR Headline News - Tue, 03/21/2023 - 05:10

Across the country, parties are consolidating political power in states and squeezing out the moderate middle. In Montana, that squeeze is changing political representation and whose voice counts.

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Before the U.S. rolled into Baghdad 20 years ago, Iraqis warned us what would happen

NPR Headline News - Tue, 03/21/2023 - 05:02

When the U.S. invasion of Iraq began, NPR's Mideast editor Larry Kaplow was a reporter in Baghdad. Looking back now, he writes that the signs and warnings of the chaos to come were all too clear then.

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A 90-year-old tortoise named Mr. Pickles just became a father of 3. It's a big 'dill'

NPR Headline News - Tue, 03/21/2023 - 05:01

It's significant, according to officials with the Houston Zoo, because the radiated tortoise is a critically endangered species whose numbers are in decline.

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What Trump's 'arrest' claim says about his hold on politics and the 2024 election

NPR Headline News - Tue, 03/21/2023 - 05:01

Donald Trump claimed on social media that he will be arrested on Tuesday and called for mass protest. His unfounded claims showed his continued influence on the Republican Party.

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Unions in Los Angeles begin 3-day school strike

NPR Headline News - Tue, 03/21/2023 - 05:01

Support staff in the nation's second-largest school district plan a walkout over stalled contract negotiations. Teachers say they'll join them in support.

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Is your March Madness bracket busted? Maybe that's a good thing

NPR Headline News - Tue, 03/21/2023 - 05:01

The 2023 men's tournament is wide open: to find a recent champion in the Sweet 16 field, you have to go all the way back to 2014 winners UConn.

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