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Biden is creating new national monuments to protect land in Nevada and Texas

Tue, 03/21/2023 - 05:00

The national monument designation effectively preserves the land from new development. President Biden is also starting the process for a vast new marine sanctuary southwest of Hawaii.

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The FBI raided a notable journalist's home. Rolling Stone didn't tell readers why

Tue, 03/21/2023 - 05:00

Rolling Stone broke the story of an FBI raid on the home of national security journalist James Gordon Meek. As edited, the story left out a key detail originally included: why Meek had been targeted.

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Medicaid renewals are starting. Those who don't reenroll could get kicked off

Tue, 03/21/2023 - 05:00

With a pandemic-era rule expiring this month, people on Medicaid will have to re-qualify to keep their coverage. Language barriers, housing instability and computer literacy could stand in their way.

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The Senate eyes a formal end to the Iraq War, and a reassertion of Congress' power

Tue, 03/21/2023 - 05:00

Twenty years after the invasion of Iraq, the U.S. Senate is moving to repeal the congressional authorization that provided the justification for the war.

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Iraq vets reflect on a war Americans have largely put behind them

Tue, 03/21/2023 - 05:00

The U.S. invasion of Iraq 20 years ago gripped the entire nation. Today it is far from the minds of most Americans, though not for the veterans who served there.

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Wyoming governor calls trans athlete ban bill 'draconian' and then allows it to pass

Tue, 03/21/2023 - 04:39

The law, which takes effect July 1, is among dozens of Republican proposals pushing back against transgender rights in statehouses across the U.S.

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Japan's prime minister arrives in Ukraine for talks with President Zelenskyy

Tue, 03/21/2023 - 03:24

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida began a surprise visit to Ukraine early Tuesday, hours after Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in neighboring Russia for a three-day visit.

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The potentially deadly Candida auris fungus is spreading quickly in the U.S.

Tue, 03/21/2023 - 02:12

Cases of the fungus in which it did not respond to antifungal medicine tripled in 2021. It can be deadly, but does not seem to have adverse effects on healthy people.

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Fox News seeks to silence one of its own over $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit

Mon, 03/20/2023 - 20:56

The network says it had to seek a restraining order against producer Abby Grossberg after she threatened to reveal what it calls "privileged information" in a case brought by Dominion Voting Systems.

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The Supreme Court wrestles with questions over the Navajo Nation's water rights

Mon, 03/20/2023 - 19:02

Almost a third of the reservation's 170,000 residents lack access to clean, reliable drinking water. The tribe wants to be able to represent itself in litigation over the Colorado River.

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What France's revolt over raising the retirement age says about the attitude to work

Mon, 03/20/2023 - 17:39

France is in turmoil over President Emmanuel Macron's move to raise the retirement age from 62 to 64. New polling shows a huge majority of the population disagrees with how it was done.

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U.S. aid worker and French journalist freed after years in captivity in West Africa

Mon, 03/20/2023 - 16:22

Jeff Woodke, an American missionary and humanitarian aid worker, was kidnapped by militants in 2016. Olivier Dubois, who was a correspondent for French news outlets, was kidnapped in 2021.

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As many as 18 million Americans may soon lose coverage and not realize it

Mon, 03/20/2023 - 16:21

A federal rule that prevents states from dropping people from Medicaid rolls during the pandemic expires at the end of March.

First Republic Bank shares sink to another record low, but stock markets are calmer

Mon, 03/20/2023 - 16:12

Shares in the midsized lender continued to tumble as fears grow about First Republic's financial health grow even after it received a $30 billion lifeline from its bigger rivals last week.

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House GOP demands testimony and documents from New York prosecutor investigating Trump

Mon, 03/20/2023 - 14:26

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy and other top Republicans argue DA Alvin Bragg's probe is politically motivated and won't stand up in court. Donald Trump looms over a Republican retreat in Florida.

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A jury convicts 3 men of the robbery and murder of rapper XXXTentacion

Mon, 03/20/2023 - 13:27

Michael Boatwright, 28, Dedrick Williams, 26, and Trayvon Newsome, 24, were all found guilty and will receive mandatory life sentences at a later date.

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Giant African snails, a voracious invader, are intercepted at Detroit's airport

Mon, 03/20/2023 - 11:04

Considered one of the most damaging snails in the world, the U.S. has worked spent over a $1 million over decades to eradicate them.

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Latest on Ukraine: Xi Jinping visits Moscow to meet Putin (March 20)

Mon, 03/20/2023 - 09:36

Catch up on key developments and the latest in-depth coverage of Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

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Got a question for Twitter's press team? The answer will be a poop emoji

Mon, 03/20/2023 - 09:10

Twitter's communications email went dark after mass layoffs late last year. CEO Elon Musk announced this weekend (and NPR confirmed) that it now responds to press inquiries with a single poop emoji.

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In 'The Teachers,' passion motivates, even as conditions grow worse for educators

Mon, 03/20/2023 - 09:02

Alexandra Robbins illuminates how teachers, who shape our future, live a constant battle against financial pressure, entitled parents, politicians, and the educational system at the local level.

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