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The human sensory experience is limited. Journey into the world that animals know

Wed, 06/22/2022 - 12:09

In his new book, An Immense World, science writer Ed Yong explores the diversity of perception in the animal world — including echolocation, magnetic fields and ultraviolet vision.

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Yellowstone park reopens after floods

Wed, 06/22/2022 - 11:32

Hundreds of cars, trucks and recreational vehicles were backed up in long lines at entrances to Yellowstone National Park as it partially reopened Wednesday morning following record floods.

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James Rado, who co-created the groundbreaking musical 'Hair,' dies at 90

Wed, 06/22/2022 - 11:05

Rado and two others wrote the groundbreaking hippie musical which celebrated protest, pot and free love and paved the way for the sound of rock on Broadway.

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South Dakota AG removed from post after hitting and killing a pedestrian

Wed, 06/22/2022 - 10:35

State Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg was impeached and removed from office by South Dakota lawmakers for crimes and wrongdoings before and after fatally hitting Joe Boever on a highway shoulder.

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A racist Juneteenth sign at a Maine insurance agency sparks backlash online

Wed, 06/22/2022 - 05:30

An image of the sign displayed on the front of the business was shared online Monday, gaining the attention of thousands across social media.

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Shaye Moss staffed an election office in Georgia. Then she was targeted by Trump

Wed, 06/22/2022 - 05:15

Former Georgia election worker Shaye Moss testified at the Jan. 6 committee hearing Tuesday about the attacks she and her family received when Trump and Giuliani targeted them with false accusations.

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Logic is ready to do things his way

Wed, 06/22/2022 - 05:04

In an interview with Morning Edition, rapper Logic explains the central message of his new album, Vinyl Days: "I rap good! Let's just be honest here."

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COVID vaccines are finally here for young kids. But the logistics aren't easy

Wed, 06/22/2022 - 05:01

NPR talks to Claire Hannan, who has helped navigate vaccine rollouts in all 50 states, about some of the challenges involved in quickly getting shots out to millions of young kids.

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Biden wants a gas tax holiday. Some economists say that's a bad idea

Wed, 06/22/2022 - 05:00

Biden wants Congress to give people a break on the federal gas tax for the summer. But economists say that won't translate into big savings at the pump — and could hurt efforts to curb inflation.

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6 things we've learned about how the pandemic disrupted learning

Wed, 06/22/2022 - 05:00

As a third pandemic school year draws to a close, new research offers the clearest accounting yet of the pandemic's academic toll.

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Nearly 100 years later, a family remembers an illegal abortion that ended in tragedy

Wed, 06/22/2022 - 05:00

With abortion access in jeopardy, advocates worry about a return to dangerous underground procedures. A family matriarch died in one such procedure generations ago. Her family is still grieving.

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Want to hunt pythons in Florida this summer? This professional has tips

Wed, 06/22/2022 - 05:00

Registration has opened for Florida's annual python hunting challenge. The competition is not for the faint of heart.

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Americans connect extreme heat and climate change to their health, a survey finds

Wed, 06/22/2022 - 05:00

A new NPR survey shows 11% of Americans have experienced extreme heat in the past five years and had health problems stemming from a lack of air conditioning at home.

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U.K. inflation rate hits a new 40-year high of 9.1%

Wed, 06/22/2022 - 04:04

The increase is in line with analysts' expectations and comes as the Bank of England says inflation could hit 11% in October, when a cap on domestic energy bills is lifted.

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Daily Harvest recalls a lentil dish after customers report food poisoning online

Wed, 06/22/2022 - 03:42

Users on social media reported experiences of nausea, vomiting and liver damage after consuming the dish.

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Hundreds reported killed in an earthquake in Afghanistan

Wed, 06/22/2022 - 03:18

The hardest hit areas were remote farming villages in the eastern Afghan province of Paktika.

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Chicago police will no longer be allowed to chase people on foot

Wed, 06/22/2022 - 01:08

The new policy gives the department permanent rules about when officers can and can't engage in an activity that can endanger themselves, those they're chasing and bystanders.

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Civil jury finds Bill Cosby sexually abused teenager in 1975

Tue, 06/21/2022 - 23:46

The jurors' decision is a major legal defeat for the 84-year-old entertainer once hailed as America's dad.

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Trump-backed Britt defeats Brooks in Alabama Republican Senate runoff

Tue, 06/21/2022 - 21:29

Katie Britt has secured the GOP nomination for an Alabama U.S. Senate seat, ousting U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks in a runoff, according to a race call by The Associated Press.

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Here's every word from the fourth Jan. 6 committee hearing on its investigation

Tue, 06/21/2022 - 20:47

Read the full transcript from the June 21 hearing from the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol attack.

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