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Republicans turn to military veterans to help flip control of House in midterms

Wed, 06/08/2022 - 08:25

GOP candidates with military experience are competing in swing districts. After seeing Democrats pick up seats with a similar strategy in 2018 and fielding veterans in 2020, the party sees an opening.

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A car drove into a crowd in Berlin, killing 1 person, police say

Wed, 06/08/2022 - 07:53

Emergency responders have kept the man who was driving the vehicle at the scene, according to the Berlin police department.

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Moderna says its new vaccine booster shows 'superior' response to Omicron

Wed, 06/08/2022 - 07:50

The "bivalent" vaccine — meaning it targets two different antigens — is Moderna's leading candidate to have an effective booster ready for fall of 2022, the company said.

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Simone Biles and other Olympic gymnasts will sue the FBI over Larry Nassar

Wed, 06/08/2022 - 07:36

There's no dispute that FBI agents in 2015 knew Nassar was accused of molesting gymnasts, but they failed to act, leaving him free to continue to target young women and girls for more than a year.

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Beefalo, a bison-cattle hybrid, is being touted as the healthy meat of the future

Wed, 06/08/2022 - 05:01

Supporters cite the beefalo's hardiness, ease of breeding and the leaner, protein-rich healthier meat, but others say the costly crossbreed weakens the genetic line of the bison.

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Jan. 6 committee Chair Bennie Thompson says the U.S. came close to losing democracy

Wed, 06/08/2022 - 05:00

Fighting for civil rights and three decades in the House have primed Mississippi's Bennie Thompson for the most high-profile moment of his career — leading this month's hearings on Jan. 6.

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A deadly church shooting exposes the complexities of Taiwanese and Chinese identities

Wed, 06/08/2022 - 04:54

A deadly shooting at a Taiwanese church in California exposes rising tensions between Taiwan and China.

FDA advisors recommend the Novavax COVID vaccine

Wed, 06/08/2022 - 04:54

The Food and Drug Administration advisory committee recommends the agency authorize another COVID-19 vaccine in the hopes it might entice more people to get vaccinated.

How law enforcement could be affected by bipartisan gun reform laws

Wed, 06/08/2022 - 04:54

What impact would bipartisan proposals for gun reform have on law enforcement? NPR's Leila Fadel speaks with Art Acevedo, a former police chief of Austin, Houston and Miami.

Retired General investigated in illegal foreign lobbying investigation

Wed, 06/08/2022 - 04:54

An FBI probe into illegal foreign lobbying has reportedly targeted a retired four-star general who led U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan and is now president of a Washington think tank.

These Russian couples didn't plan to get married. The Ukraine war changed their minds

Wed, 06/08/2022 - 04:54

More couples — including those who stayed in Russia and those who fled — are urgently marrying, for reasons both practical and deeply emotional.

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Russia's Lavrov in Turkey to discuss plan to ship Ukrainian grain

Wed, 06/08/2022 - 03:57

The talks scheduled for Wednesday aim to unlock an estimated 22 million tons of grains sitting in silos in Ukraine.

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FBI seizes retired general's data related to Qatar lobbying

Tue, 06/07/2022 - 23:10

The seizure of data from the former leader of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan is part of a probe that has ensnared a former ambassador who pleaded guilty to charges of illegal foreign lobbying.

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A big 32-hour workweek test is underway. Supporters think it could help productivity

Tue, 06/07/2022 - 21:31

A pilot of more than 3,300 workers in the U.K. is testing a theory about work. Can people in various industries remain as productive if they just work 32 hours a week with the same pay as 40 hours?

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The story of a Uvalde victim's green shoes captures the White House's attention

Tue, 06/07/2022 - 20:38

Maite Rodriguez, a lover of animals and the environment, dreamed of being a marine biologist. She was killed during the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas.

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