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Biography traces public support for J. Edgar Hoover in most of his 48 years in power

Tue, 11/22/2022 - 05:00

G-Man by Yale historian Beverly Gage examines how Hoover held onto power and describes his complicated legacy on racial justice and surveillance.

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States differ on how best to spend $26B from settlement in opioid cases

Tue, 11/22/2022 - 05:00

The cash represents an unprecedented opportunity to derail the opioid epidemic. But with countless groups advocating for a share of the pie, the impact could depend heavily on geography and politics.

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Mike Pence, pondering a presidential run, condemns Trump's rhetoric on Jan. 6

Tue, 11/22/2022 - 05:00

Former Vice President Mike Pence tells Morning Edition that he and former President Donald Trump have gone "our separate ways." Pence looks back on pivotal moments and ahead to what he might do next.

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Reality TV's Chrisleys get hefty sentences in fraud case

Tue, 11/22/2022 - 02:55

Reality TV stars Todd and Julie Chrisley were sentenced Monday to lengthy prison terms after being convicted earlier this year on charges including bank fraud and tax evasion.

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The Bidens spend Friendsgiving with Marines, sailors and their families in N.C.

Mon, 11/21/2022 - 19:42

Roughly 400 servicemembers and their families sat down for dinner with the president and first lady Monday night to celebrate Friendsgiving.

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Dear Life Kit: How do I get out of my pandemic rut? Michelle Obama weighs in

Mon, 11/21/2022 - 17:00

The former first lady responds to an NPR listener who says that COVID has left them feeling lost and isolated. Her suggestion? 'Take a risk' and 'put yourself out there.'

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'Sunny Makes Money:' India installs a record volume of solar power in 2022

Mon, 11/21/2022 - 16:26

As the 27th U.N. climate change conference closes, India is bragging: It's installed a record volume of solar power in 2022 in an attempt to wean itself off of coal.

These are the migrants who plant and pick the strawberries in your supermarket

Mon, 11/21/2022 - 16:26

If you've ever had strawberries, there is a good chance they were grown in a province in southern Spain called Huelva. The work of planting and picking usually falls on migrants, many from Africa.

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Alabama is pausing executions after a 3rd failed lethal injection

Mon, 11/21/2022 - 14:36

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey sought a pause in executions and ordered a "top-to-bottom" review of the state's capital punishment system Monday after an unprecedented third failed lethal injection.

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FIFA World Cup: The U.S. takes on Wales in a crucial opening match

Mon, 11/21/2022 - 13:37

England looked every bit the Group B favorite in its 6-2 win over Iran, leaving the U.S. and Wales to see Monday's match as a crucial part of the race to make it out of the group stage.

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A cell biologist shares the wonder of researching life's most fundamental form

Mon, 11/21/2022 - 13:12

Physician Siddhartha Mukherjee explains how cellular science could lead to breakthroughs in the treatment of cancer, HIV, Type 1 diabetes and sickle cell anemia. His new book is The Song of the Cell.

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In an apparent protest, Iran's World Cup players refuse to sing the national anthem

Mon, 11/21/2022 - 12:54

In Iran, a human rights protest movement has swept the country and authorities have cracked down on demonstrators. On Monday, the men's national team appeared to show their solidarity.

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All we want for Christmas is ... Spam Figgy Pudding?

Mon, 11/21/2022 - 12:27

This seasonal Spam includes additional "fig and orange flavors, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, ginger and all spice." As ever, it is shelf stable in case of the apocalypse.

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NASA's Orion capsule buzzes the moon in a last step before humans revisit lunar orbit

Mon, 11/21/2022 - 11:04

The close approach of 81 miles occurred as the crew capsule and its three wired-up dummies were on the far side of the moon. Astronauts will take Orion for a ride around the moon as early as 2024.

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Latest on Ukraine: Kherson revives as war rounds 9th month (Nov. 21)

Mon, 11/21/2022 - 10:45

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

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Noisy adults on the youth soccer sidelines need to 'dial it down'

Mon, 11/21/2022 - 10:37

Youth soccer games seem to unleash the worst in adult behavior. Parents and coaches yell at refs, the players and each other. Adults' sideline behavior has resulted in a national referee shortage.

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Largest rail union rejects contract agreement, heads back to bargaining table

Mon, 11/21/2022 - 09:14

The rail union representing 28,000 freight rail conductors, brakemen and yardmen has voted down the contract deal brokered by the Biden administration back in September.

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The gay club shooting suspect evaded Colorado's red flag gun law

Mon, 11/21/2022 - 08:04

More than a year before he was arrested in the Colorado Springs gay nightclub shooting that left five people dead, the suspect allegedly threatened his mother with a homemade bomb.

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European team captains at the World Cup won't wear armbands promoting diversity

Mon, 11/21/2022 - 07:46

Seven European national soccer teams, including England and Wales, said their team captains would not wear the armbands because they feared on-field punishment by World Cup organizers.

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New Zealand lawmakers will vote on whether to lower the national voting age to 16

Mon, 11/21/2022 - 05:47

New Zealand lawmakers will vote on whether to lower the national voting age to 16 after the country's Supreme Court ruled that not allowing 16- and 17-year-olds to vote amounted to age discrimination.

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