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Tom Verlaine, guitarist and singer of influential rock band Television, dies at 73

NPR Headline News - Sat, 01/28/2023 - 19:55

The founding father of American punk and a fixture in the 1970s New York rock scene died Saturday as the result of a brief illness.

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Police experts say Tyre Nichols' arrest was filled with procedural errors

NPR Headline News - Sat, 01/28/2023 - 17:15

Experts in policing say there was shocking officer misconduct revealed in police videos of Tyre Nichols' arrest. They say officers in Memphis had an obligation to intervene and render aid.

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Police say at least 3 people are dead, 4 hurt in the latest California mass shooting

NPR Headline News - Sat, 01/28/2023 - 12:25

The incident early Saturday in an upscale Los Angeles neighborhood was at least the sixth mass shooting in California this month.

Here's what is driving the latest spiral of Israeli-Palestinian violence

NPR Headline News - Sat, 01/28/2023 - 10:42

A 10-month military crackdown, a half-century occupation, increasing Palestinian militancy and a far-right Israeli government could impact the chances for more violence.

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What we know about the killing of Tyre Nichols

NPR Headline News - Sat, 01/28/2023 - 08:57

Body cam footage of the brutal arrest in Memphis of the Black man has sparked protests in several cities. The five ex-officers involved face a litany of charges, including second-degree murder.

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A Palestinian gunman wounded 2 people in an attack in East Jerusalem, police say

NPR Headline News - Sat, 01/28/2023 - 06:28

The attack on Saturday morning comes just a day after a Palestinian gunman opened fire outside of a synagogue in Jerusalem at the start of the Jewish sabbath, killing seven people.

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Even after a century, tanks still play a major role in war

NPR Headline News - Sat, 01/28/2023 - 06:01

Germany and the United States have pledged to send tanks to Ukraine for their war efforts. What role could they play in the coming months?

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4 storylines to watch in this weekend's NFL conference championship games

NPR Headline News - Sat, 01/28/2023 - 06:01

Can the 49ers' seventh-round rookie QB lead them to the Super Bowl? Did the Eagles' Christmas album put them on Santa's nice list? And just how fast is it possible to recover from a high ankle sprain?

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With an eye on working families, Democrats launch the Congressional Dads Caucus

NPR Headline News - Sat, 01/28/2023 - 05:00

A group of Democrats formed the Dads Caucus in the House, hoping to advocate for key democratic policies such as the expanded child tax credit and paid family leave.

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Protests erupt across the country after the release of the Tyre Nichols footage

NPR Headline News - Fri, 01/27/2023 - 22:38

The National Guard is already present in Atlanta. Other protests shut down a major highway in Memphis and Grand Central Station in New York City.

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PHOTOS: See protests unfold across the country after release of Tyre Nichols video

NPR Headline News - Fri, 01/27/2023 - 21:00

Memphis authorities released body camera footage depicting the 29-year-old's killing on Friday. Demonstrations unfold in cities across the U.S.

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Jan. 6 rioter who assaulted Capitol Officer Sicknick sentenced to 6 years in prison

NPR Headline News - Fri, 01/27/2023 - 17:28

Julian Khater pleaded guilty to two felony counts of assaulting, resisting or impeding officers with a dangerous weapon in a D.C. court last September.

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GOP Chair Ronna McDaniel wins party leadership vote

NPR Headline News - Fri, 01/27/2023 - 17:13

The Republican National Committee chair won her bid to lead the GOP for two more years, prevailing in an election that highlighted fierce internal divisions.

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Videos like the Tyre Nichols footage can be traumatic. An expert shares ways to cope

NPR Headline News - Fri, 01/27/2023 - 16:33

People can experience symptoms of PTSD after being exposed to videos with violence and death. Those symptoms can show up immediately or weeks later.

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Jerusalem synagogue attacked as violence intensifies in Israeli-occupied West Bank

NPR Headline News - Fri, 01/27/2023 - 16:29

A gunman killed at least 7 people gathering for the sabbath at a synagogue in Jerusalem. This comes as violence intensifies with Israeli forces conducting a campaign of raids in the occupied West Bank

How two former Army Rangers built an engagement ring business

NPR Headline News - Fri, 01/27/2023 - 16:29

Wove is a design-your-own engagement ring company started by two former Army Rangers who got the idea while on combat deployment.

In Memphis, people call for police reform after Tyre Nichols' killing

NPR Headline News - Fri, 01/27/2023 - 16:29

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Phillip Goff of the Center for Policing Equity about how the death of Tyre Nichols in Memphis speaks to larger issues with police department culture and diversity.

FDA proposes easing restrictions on blood donations, seeks public comment

NPR Headline News - Fri, 01/27/2023 - 16:29

The Food and Drug Administration proposes easing many restrictions on gay and bisexual men donating blood.

Trump takes his 2024 campaign to S.C., where his support isn't what it once was

NPR Headline News - Fri, 01/27/2023 - 16:29

Former President Donald Trump is holding a rally in South Carolina this Saturday, but he may not find the same level of support as before.

An Israeli documentary challenges a narrative of what happened in one Palestinian village in 1948

NPR Headline News - Fri, 01/27/2023 - 16:29

An Israeli documentary examines what happened to one seaside Palestinian village in the 1948 war.

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