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Federal Indian boarding schools still exist, but what's inside may be surprising

Tue, 06/06/2023 - 06:00

The schools were tools of the U.S. government's attempts to erase tribal culture. But the few that remain have become places Native families want their children to attend.

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These are the winners of this year's James Beard Awards, the biggest night in food

Tue, 06/06/2023 - 05:15

A Washington, D.C. chef won the outstanding category. The Chicago ceremony was hosted by chefs Eric Adjepong, Esther Choi, Andrew Zimmern and Top Chef judge Gail Simmons.

The U.S.' top general reflects on the changing face of war, 79 years after D-Day

Tue, 06/06/2023 - 05:06

Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, marked the D-Day anniversary in Normandy this week. He spoke to NPR about the modernization of warfare and what AI might mean for the future.

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Gen. Milley, Biden's top military adviser, is in Normandy to mark D-Day anniversary

Tue, 06/06/2023 - 05:06

NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, about the modernization of warfare. With D-Day in mind, he considers the world order established in World War II.

Swimmers should get ready for another summer short on lifeguards

Tue, 06/06/2023 - 05:06

Across the country, fewer people are up for the task to be water rescuers at their local public pools and beaches. Last summer, the stubborn shortage led to beach closures and shortened hours.

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Sky-high egg prices are finally coming back down to Earth

Tue, 06/06/2023 - 05:04

The industry is recovering from a massive bird flu outbreak and high inflation rates, but prices may not fall to what they once were.

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Here are the major Supreme Court decisions we're still waiting for this term

Tue, 06/06/2023 - 05:01

The U.S. Supreme Court has yet to issue opinions in 27 cases that it heard this term, and has about four weeks left to release them. Here are the major cases NPR is watching.

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AI in medicine needs to be carefully deployed to counter bias – and not entrench it

Tue, 06/06/2023 - 05:00

Powerful new artificial intelligence tools can perpetuate long-standing racial inequities if they are not designed very carefully. Researchers and regulators are taking note, but perils are vast.

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New U.S. immigration rules send asylum requests soaring in Mexico

Tue, 06/06/2023 - 05:00

One of the new U.S. rules says you can't request asylum unless you've already been denied in another country. So Mexico is getting more asylum applications than ever.

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Apple moves into virtual reality with a headset that will cost you more than $3,000

Tue, 06/06/2023 - 04:05

Apple has unveiled a long-rumored headset that will place its users between the virtual and real world, while also testing the company's ability to popularize new-fangled devices.

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Ukraine blames Russia for blowing up a major southern dam

Tue, 06/06/2023 - 03:13

The surging water from the Kakhovka dam is likely to cause widespread flooding and poses an additional risk to an already troubled nuclear plant. Russia says Ukraine is to blame.

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Evacuations begin after a major dam in southern Ukraine is heavily damaged

Tue, 06/06/2023 - 03:13

It was immediately unclear who was responsible for the the damage of the dam and power station on the Dnipro River. The damage risked to flood areas where hundreds of thousands of people live.

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