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It's Equal Pay Day. The gender pay gap has hardly budged in 20 years. What gives?

NPR Headline News - Tue, 03/14/2023 - 05:00

Women have to work nearly 15 months to earn what a man earns in 12. And that's been true for decades.

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Landmarks fall, memories fade. Civil rights tourism may protect Mississippi history

NPR Headline News - Tue, 03/14/2023 - 05:00

There's a new push to develop civil rights tourism in the Mississippi Delta where local groups are using federal dollars to preserve the stories before memories fade and landmarks are lost.

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A man burned a cross in a hate crime. He's now being sentenced to 3.5 years in prison

NPR Headline News - Tue, 03/14/2023 - 04:45

Axel Cox said he chose to burn the cross in front of his Black neighbors because of their race, saying he "intended to scare them into moving out of the neighborhood."

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California court says Uber, Lyft can treat state drivers as independent contractors

NPR Headline News - Tue, 03/14/2023 - 03:35

The ruling mostly upholds a voter-approved law that said drivers for ride-share companies are independent contractors and are not entitled to benefits like paid sick leave and unemployment insurance.

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New FBI data shows reported hate crimes in the U.S. jumped in 2021

NPR Headline News - Tue, 03/14/2023 - 03:01

Nationally, the number of hate crimes reported by the FBI increased from 8,120 in 2020 to 9,065 in 2021.

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Have a villain in your life? In Hong Kong, a ritual helps ease anxieties

NPR Headline News - Tue, 03/14/2023 - 01:40

Customers pay ritual practitioners to bash an image of their target with a shoe. It could be anyone — rival lovers and unfriendly colleagues, or horrible bosses and unlikeable public figures.

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Former Rep. Pat Schroeder, a pioneer for women's rights, dies at 82

NPR Headline News - Tue, 03/14/2023 - 00:03

Schroeder took on the powerful elite with her rapier wit and antics for 24 years, shaking up stodgy government institutions by forcing them to acknowledge that women had a role in government.

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Startups 'on pins and needles' until their funds clear from Silicon Valley Bank

NPR Headline News - Mon, 03/13/2023 - 20:40

Silicon Valley Bank's collapse left startups scrambling to figure out how to make payroll, or even just get checks printed.

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The White House is avoiding one word when it comes to Silicon Valley Bank: bailout

NPR Headline News - Mon, 03/13/2023 - 20:26

The Biden administration has taken pains to avoid the word "bailout" in describing the effort to rescue Silicon Valley Bank depositors. Yet banking experts say it sure does look like a bailout.

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The family of a 'Cop City' protester who was killed releases more autopsy findings

NPR Headline News - Mon, 03/13/2023 - 20:09

Attorneys for the family of Manuel Paez Terán said the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, which is probing the shooting, has prevented Atlanta police from releasing more evidence to his relatives.

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Mitch McConnell discharged from the hospital after suffering a concussion last week

NPR Headline News - Mon, 03/13/2023 - 19:59

The Kentucky senator suffered a concussion and minor rib fracture when he fell during a Washington D.C. dinner event Wednesday night.

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A new U.S. Soccer report details the tensions between coach Berhalter and the Reynas

NPR Headline News - Mon, 03/13/2023 - 19:54

After Gio Reyna had limited minutes in last year's World Cup, his parents raised a decades-old domestic violence allegation involving head coach Gregg Berhalter, which roiled the soccer world.

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New England and upstate New York brace for a winter storm

NPR Headline News - Mon, 03/13/2023 - 19:10

The storm's path could include parts of New England, upstate New York, northeastern Pennsylvania, and northern New Jersey, with snowfall totals expected to range from a few inches to a few feet.

The FDIC insurance limit was last raised in 2008. Here's how it works

NPR Headline News - Mon, 03/13/2023 - 18:27

The FDIC exists to help the banking system cope with exactly the type of crisis we're now seeing: When it was created in 1933, some 4,000 banks had closed in the first few months alone.

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Thousands of migrants have been bussed to New York. This man is stepping in to help

NPR Headline News - Mon, 03/13/2023 - 18:03

New York is struggling to accommodate the new arrivals of migrants in the city. Reverend Juan Carlos Ruiz is among those trying to provide help in the midst of uncertainty.

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The Oscar for 'Naatu Naatu' fans the impossible dreams of India's musicians

NPR Headline News - Mon, 03/13/2023 - 16:52

A song from the blockbuster Indian film RRR won the Oscar for best song and is now the talk of India's music biz. But will it lift other musicians to — well, not fame but at least financial security?

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Silicon Valley Bank's fall shows how tech can push a financial panic into hyperdrive

NPR Headline News - Mon, 03/13/2023 - 16:43

Bank runs, by their very nature, happen fast. But in an age of instant communication, social media and money transfers at the touch of a button, they can now happen in the blink of an eye.

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Are harsher fentanyl sentences the solution to the opiate crisis? Experts say no

NPR Headline News - Mon, 03/13/2023 - 16:36

Patterson, New Jersey is trying to fight back against the grip of fentanyl by passing harsher laws. But critics say those laws punish addiction and don't address more serious problems.

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Biden is selling U.S. nuclear submarines to Australia to counter China

NPR Headline News - Mon, 03/13/2023 - 16:18

President Biden and the prime ministers of Australia and the United Kingdom met at a U.S. naval base in San Diego to mp out their strategy for the Pacific.

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California, hit by a 2nd atmospheric river, is bracing for floods again

NPR Headline News - Mon, 03/13/2023 - 14:31

Intense rainfall and snow is expected to fall on the state through Wednesday after grueling weather last week.

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