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Senate's bipartisan gun safety bill would close the so-called boyfriend loophole

Thu, 06/23/2022 - 05:08

NPR's A Martinez talks to April Zeoli, professor of criminal justice at Michigan State University, about the gun safety measure which is supposed to close the gap in the law on who can purchase guns.

Benching the patriarchy: 50 years of Title IX and how 4 women fought for change

Thu, 06/23/2022 - 05:01

Fifty years ago, Title IX banned discrimination based on sex in educational institutions. College sports had to change. This is the story of how four women fought to make that happen.

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Pride has embraced diversity and PFLAG is following its lead

Thu, 06/23/2022 - 05:01

PFLAG was started almost 50 years ago when gay people and their families were isolated and stigmatized. Now, the organization is finding new families to support and new legal battles to fight.

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Who you'll hear from and what to expect in today's Jan. 6 House committee hearing

Thu, 06/23/2022 - 05:00

In its fifth hearing, the select committee investigating the insurrection will outline Trump's pressure on Department of Justice officials to overturn the 2020 election in his favor.

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What to know about bloodhounds, after the breed takes best in show at Westminster

Thu, 06/23/2022 - 03:12

Trumpet won out of six other pooches, including a French bulldog, a German shepherd, a Maltese, an English setter, a Samoyed and a Lakeland terrier.

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Survivors dig by hand after Afghanistan quake killing 1,000

Thu, 06/23/2022 - 02:31

The disaster inflicted by the quake heaps more misery on a country where millions face increasing hunger and poverty and the health system has been crumbling since the Taliban retook power last year.

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Trumpet the bloodhound wins Westminster Kennel Club dog show

Wed, 06/22/2022 - 23:33

The winner becomes the first bloodhound to win the annual canine competition.

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Polio found in U.K. for the first time in nearly 40 years. Here's what it means

Wed, 06/22/2022 - 19:19

Scientists in Britain have detected multiple versions of the virus in wastewater. Officials say the risk to the public is extremely low and urge people to ensure their polio vaccines are up to date.

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Russia-Ukraine war: What happened today (June 22)

Wed, 06/22/2022 - 17:15

A roundup of key developments and the latest in-depth coverage of Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

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Ohio State gets approval to trademark 'The' for merchandise

Wed, 06/22/2022 - 17:03

The school says it allows Ohio State to control use of "The" on branded products associated with and sold through athletics and collegiate channels, such as T-shirts, baseball caps and hats.

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The owner of nursing homes whose residents suffered during Hurricane Ida is arrested

Wed, 06/22/2022 - 16:22

The owner of seven Louisiana nursing homes whose residents suffered in squalid conditions after being evacuated to a warehouse as Hurricane Ida approached last year was arrested on Wednesday.

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4 inmates who escaped a federal prison camp in Virginia are back in custody

Wed, 06/22/2022 - 15:59

The inmates were discovered missing from a satellite camp in Hopewell, Va., on Saturday. Officials did not release details about the escape but said an internal investigation is underway.

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Commanders owner launched a 'shadow investigation' to detract from probe, says panel

Wed, 06/22/2022 - 15:49

The House Committee on Oversight and Reform found that Daniel Snyder conducted a "shadow investigation" to detract from another internal probe into the football organization.

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Inside the marathon Zoom call where Amazon seeks to overturn historic union victory

Wed, 06/22/2022 - 15:42

With the existence of a grass roots union at stake, the National Labor Relations Board is considering Amazon's objections to the Amazon Labor Union's historic victory.

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Marilynn Malerba could soon be the first Native American to serve as U.S. treasurer

Wed, 06/22/2022 - 14:43

Malerba, the lifetime chief of the Mohegan Indian Tribe, would be the first Native woman to have her signature on U.S. currency. She'd also lead the Treasury's new Office of Tribal and Native Affairs.

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Powell says recession 'a possibility' but not likely

Wed, 06/22/2022 - 14:23

Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell vowed to bring inflation back down to 2%. Some lawmakers worry the Fed's efforts to control inflation could tip the economy into recession.

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Jan. 6 hearings will continue into July

Wed, 06/22/2022 - 13:48

The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot is extending the timetable for its public hearings into July.

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The FDA knows nicotine is addictive. It wants to regulate it for the first time

Wed, 06/22/2022 - 13:39

The Food and Drug Administration is poised to set a maximum nicotine level in cigarettes and some other tobacco products, looking to make them less addictive and wean smokers off of the habit.

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Florida's former Democratic "rising star", Andrew Gillum, is indicted

Wed, 06/22/2022 - 13:08

The federal indictment alleges that the former Tallahassee mayor conspired to commit wire fraud, by soliciting and obtaining funds using false and fraudulent promises between 2016 and 2019.

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The Smithsonian selects four possible sites for new museums for women and Latinos

Wed, 06/22/2022 - 12:34

The National Women's History Museum and the National Museum of the American Latino were authorized by Congress in 2020.

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