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90 Deaths Have Now Been Confirmed In The Florida Condo Collapse

Sun, 07/11/2021 - 11:55

Officials in Surfside, Fla., on Sunday said that four more bodies have been recovered from the wreckage of the Champlain Towers South building. Some 31 people remain listed as missing.

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Pope Francis Makes His First Public Appearance From The Hospital Since His Surgery

Sun, 07/11/2021 - 09:42

From the balcony of a tenth-floor window, the 84-year-old pope gave a blessing and spoke of the importance of free and accessible health care.

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How Rescue And Recovery Teams In Surfside Are Coping

Sun, 07/11/2021 - 07:53

In Surfside, Fla., rescue and recovery crews are among those struggling with tremendous grief over the condo building's collapse. Some who do such work repeatedly have found ways to cope.

Geocaching While Black: Outdoor Pastime Reveals Racism And Bias

Sun, 07/11/2021 - 07:53

One Black geocacher writes about harrowing encounters, such as being called "boy" and finding a cache hidden inside a flagpole flying the Confederate flag.

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PHOTOS: What Item Is Giving You Joy In A Pandemic? Your Beautiful And Quirky Answers

Sun, 07/11/2021 - 07:01

We asked NPR readers to share photos of the objects they can't live without during the pandemic. Their responses are funny, surprising — and some might make you tear up.

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A Federal Probe Into Indian Boarding School Gravesites Seeks To Bring Healing

Sun, 07/11/2021 - 07:00

The U.S. is about to undertake a national investigation into hundreds of American Indian boarding schools that operated for more than a century and served to "kill the Indian to save the man."

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Bezos Vs. Branson: The Billionaire Space Race Lifts Off

Sun, 07/11/2021 - 05:00

Richard Branson started Virgin Galactic 17 years ago to make space travel possible for his generation. This weekend he'll be on its first fully crewed test flight to space, beating Jeff Bezos by days.

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Ethiopia's Ruling Party Wins National Election In Landslide

Sat, 07/10/2021 - 23:58

The results assure a second five-year term for Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.

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Death Valley Posts 130-Degree Heat, Potentially Matching A Record High

Sat, 07/10/2021 - 22:57

The hottest place on Earth is as hot as it's ever been, at least in terms of recorded temperatures in modern times.

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Auschwitz Survivor Who Fought Racism With Music Dies At 96

Sat, 07/10/2021 - 16:36

Esther Bejarano, a survivor of the Auschwitz death camp who used the power of music to fight antisemitism and racism in post-war Germany, has died at 96.

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Barty Is First Australian To Win The Wimbledon Women's Singles Title Since 1980

Sat, 07/10/2021 - 16:21

The 25-year-old Ashleigh Barty beat 29-year-old Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic in three sets, bringing home the first women's Wimbledon trophy in more than four decades.

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After Removing Two Statues, Charlottesville Officials Vote To Take Down A Third

Sat, 07/10/2021 - 15:38

First, the city took down statues of confederate Generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson. Then its council voted to remove a statue featuring Meriwether Lewis, William Clark and Sacagawea.

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Ex-Colombian Soldiers' Arrests Add To The Mystery Around The Haiti Assassination

Sat, 07/10/2021 - 12:41

More than a dozen former Colombian soldiers are detained in connection with the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse. Some officials and analysts say the Colombians are being used as scapegoats.

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Death Toll In Condo Collapse Rises To 86 As Recovery Work Speeds Up

Sat, 07/10/2021 - 12:23

Seventeen days into responding to a condominium collapse in Surfside, Fla., officials cite progress in identifying victims and those still unaccounted for.

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Insect Experts Will Change The Name Of The 'Gypsy Moth' And 'Gypsy Ant'

Sat, 07/10/2021 - 12:05

The Entomological Society of America says the common names for the two insects include a pejorative for Roma people. It's part of a wider effort to replace names that are inappropriate or offensive.

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Chief Guantánamo Prosecutor Announces Surprise Retirement Before 9/11 Trial Starts

Sat, 07/10/2021 - 10:39

As the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks nears, the case's chief prosecutor has announced his surprise retirement. No clear reason was given for Brig. Gen. Mark Martins' early exit from Guantánamo.

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Fútbol, Flags And Fun: Getting Creative To Reach Unvaccinated Latinos In Colorado

Sat, 07/10/2021 - 10:38

To close the vaccination gap among Latinos in Colorado, health workers are bringing the shot to neighborhoods and soccer games, and drawing on trusted networks of friends and family.

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Haiti's Interim Leader Is Asking For U.S. Troops To Help With Security

Sat, 07/10/2021 - 10:04

Haiti's interim government asked for the troops to protect key infrastructure as it tries to stabilize the country and prepare for elections following the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse's.

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With A Staggering Depth Of 196 Feet, The World's Deepest Pool Is Opening In Dubai

Sat, 07/10/2021 - 10:00

At 196 feet deep, Deep Dive Dubai has set the record for the deepest diving pool. Visitors can explore, play pool and chess, and visit an underwater library.

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Charlottesville Removes Robert E. Lee Statue That Sparked A Deadly Rally

Sat, 07/10/2021 - 08:40

The Virginia city removed a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee on Saturday, toppling a symbol that was at the center of the deadly Unite the Right rally in 2017.

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