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Norway has euthanized a popular walrus who drew crowds

4 hours 24 min ago

Freya the walrus became a popular attraction in recent weeks, despite warnings from officials that people should refrain from getting close and posing for pictures with the massive marine mammal.

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After a stabbing attack, Salman Rushdie can talk and joke

5 hours 52 min ago

The author is recovering, but it would be a long process, Rushdie's agent said. His injuries include a damaged liver and severed nerves in an arm and an eye.

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Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, nicknamed India's Warren Buffett, dies at 62

6 hours 36 min ago

Jhunjhunwala, a chartered accountant from the northern state of Rajasthan, began investing in the stock market while he was still in college, starting off with capital of just 5,000 rupees ($63).

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Police investigate an incident with a car crash and gunfire near the U.S. Capitol

7 hours 14 min ago

A man crashed his car into a barricade near the Capitol and fired a gun into the air before killing himself, authorities said. He did not appear to be targeting any members of Congress.

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Scholars confirm what itsy bitsy babies around the world already know

7 hours 23 min ago

Studies have long shown that Western parents speak a singsongy high-pitched language to babies. Now researchers have gone to the Amazon, to the Hadza people and more to see if it's a global thing.

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The 'Gun Dude' and a Supreme Court case that changed who can own firearms in the U.S.

8 hours 24 min ago

An individual right to own a gun for personal protection is an idea deeply ingrained in American culture, but until Dick Heller came along, there was little actual legal framework to back that belief.

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Your price at the pump went up. So did Saudi Aramco's profits — to a new record

9 hours 8 min ago

Saudi energy company Aramco said Sunday its profits jumped 90% in the second quarter compared to the same time last year, helping its half-year earnings reach nearly $88 billion.

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One dead, 17 hurt in crash outside Pennsylvania bar

9 hours 21 min ago

One person has died and another 17 people were injured after a vehicle struck a crowd gathered at a Pennsylvania bar on Saturday for an event to raise money for victims of a house fire.

A fire at a church in Cairo kills 41 people and hurts 14 others

9 hours 25 min ago

A fire ripped through a church in a densely populated neighborhood as congregants worshipped, the Coptic Church said. It was one of the worst fire tragedies in Egypt in recent years.

How gender-affirming care may be impacted when clinics that offer abortions close

10 hours 25 min ago

After a Planned Parenthood in Knoxville, Tenn., burned down in January, patients relying on gender-affirming care scrambled to find support elsewhere.

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10 years after Austin Tice vanished in Syria, his family continues its fight for him

11 hours 24 min ago

American journalist Austin Tice is believed to have been kidnapped in a suburb of Damascus, Syria, in 2012. His mother says he's being held with a "government-related entity" in Syria.

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These photos show who is (and isn't) included in the Taliban's Afghanistan

11 hours 24 min ago

One year ago, the Taliban raised their white flag over Afghanistan's capital for the second time. NPR toured the country and spoke to the Taliban and residents about what has happened since.

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Palestinian gunman wounds 8 in late-night Jerusalem shooting

11 hours 59 min ago

A Palestinian gunman opened fire at a bus near Jerusalem's Old City early Sunday, wounding eight Israelis in an attack that came a week after violence flared up between Israel and militants in Gaza.

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The IRS just got $80 billion to beef up. A big goal? Going after rich tax dodgers

12 hours 23 min ago

The big climate and health care bill passed by the House Friday includes billions in new funding for the IRS over the next decade. Most of that money is aimed at catching wealthy tax cheats.

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A spate of horrific attacks in New York has people fearful of returning to work

12 hours 23 min ago

Companies in New York City face another setback as they push workers to come back to work: Employees are saying they don't feel safe in the city anymore.

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Why Salman Rushdie's work sparked decades of controversy

Sat, 08/13/2022 - 17:50

Indian-born British author Salman Rushdie was brutally attacked this week. He has been the subject of death threats since his book The Satanic Verses was published in 1988.

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Why Salman Rushdie's work sparked decades of controversy

Sat, 08/13/2022 - 17:50

Indian-born British author Salman Rushdie was brutally attacked this week. He has been the subject of death threats since his book The Satanic Verses was published in 1988.

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Brazil's firearm ownership booms, and gun laws loosen, under President Bolsonaro

Sat, 08/13/2022 - 17:09

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has issued more than a dozen decrees in favor of Brazilians' right to bear arms. Sales have spiked and gun shops and shooting ranges have opened up all over Brazil.

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The reason why presidents can't keep their White House records dates back to Nixon

Sat, 08/13/2022 - 15:14

Congress changed the law in the 1970s when President Nixon prepared to leave with his documents — and infamous tape recordings.

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Drug gangs unleash violence in northern Mexican cities

Sat, 08/13/2022 - 14:22

Mexican cities have seen widespread arson and shootings by drug cartels. The gangs appear to be targeting stores, vehicles and bystanders in response to disputes or attempts to capture gang members.