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Can you catch a hidden virus from a dog kiss or a cat cuddle?

NPR Headline News - Mon, 03/13/2023 - 12:47

What's the risk of contracting a virus from your Fido or Kitty? It's not a frivolous question, as one cat-owning virologist explains. And there's another question: Can you give a virus to your pet?

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The Biden administration approves the controversial Willow drilling project in Alaska

NPR Headline News - Mon, 03/13/2023 - 12:40

Environmental advocates opposed to the oil drilling project have called it a "carbon bomb," but proponents such as Alaska politicians and labor unions say it will bring jobs and revenue to the state.

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In the northern California snow, stranded cows are getting emergency hay drops

NPR Headline News - Mon, 03/13/2023 - 12:19

After heavy snowfall left cows in northern California stranded and starving, officials launched an unusual rescue mission.

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Latest in Ukraine: Expectation is rising for China's Xi Jinping to visit Russia

NPR Headline News - Mon, 03/13/2023 - 10:41

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

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Banking shares slump despite U.S. assurances that deposits are safe

NPR Headline News - Mon, 03/13/2023 - 09:33

The declines come despite emergency measures by regulators to protect depositors at Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank and President Biden's remarks to reassure Americans.

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Watch: Biden discusses the Silicon Valley Bank's meltdown and the U.S. economy

NPR Headline News - Mon, 03/13/2023 - 08:54

"I will deliver remarks on how we will maintain a resilient banking system to protect our historic economic recovery," President Biden said.

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Japan's Kenzaburo Oe, a Nobel-winning author of poetic fiction, dies at 88

NPR Headline News - Mon, 03/13/2023 - 08:46

Oe's works, including The Catch and A Personal Matter, were built from his childhood memories during Japan's postwar occupation and from being the parent of a disabled son.

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'Love at Six Thousand Degrees' is a refreshing inversion of the trauma narrative

NPR Headline News - Mon, 03/13/2023 - 08:15

Maki Kashimada's work is a fascinating exploration of the sources of our own cruelty and our level of individual agency when healing from trauma.

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After 10 years as pope, Francis continues to reshape the Catholic Church

NPR Headline News - Mon, 03/13/2023 - 05:47

The leader of the world's 1.3 billion Catholics has steered his church leftward after more than two decades of conservative leadership. Opposition within the Vatican is fierce.

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Climate is changing too quickly for the Sierra Nevada's 'zombie forests'

NPR Headline News - Mon, 03/13/2023 - 05:06

One in five Sierra Nevada conifers are no longer compatible with the environmental conditions around them, raising questions about how to manage the land. Researchers say it may get worse.

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Racial bias often creeps into home appraisals. Here's what's happening to change that

NPR Headline News - Mon, 03/13/2023 - 05:01

Black and Latinx homes are more likely to be undervalued by real estate appraisers, who are mostly older white men. New recruiting and technology aims to change how appraisals are done and by whom.

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Got muscle pain from statins? A cholesterol-lowering alternative might be for you

NPR Headline News - Mon, 03/13/2023 - 05:00

New evidence shows bempedoic acid works to lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart attacks, without the muscle pain that some people suffer when taking statins.

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Women across Iran are refusing to wear headscarves, in open defiance of the regime

NPR Headline News - Mon, 03/13/2023 - 05:00

What began as anger at the hijab law grew into a bigger movement as Iranians said they were fed up with the regime's corruption, economic mismanagement and oppression of its citizens.

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Mississippi is home of the blues and key to civil rights past. Locals tell the story

NPR Headline News - Mon, 03/13/2023 - 05:00

With pandemic restrictions lifted, tourists are returning to Mississippi's famous Blues Trail. Civil rights leaders are noticing some are now hungry for more context about the music's origins.

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Xi Jinping's show: Who's who in China's new government

NPR Headline News - Mon, 03/13/2023 - 05:00

China has put the finishing touches on a sweeping leadership reshuffle that has been years in the making and puts trusted allies of leader Xi Jinping in key spots throughout the administration.

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A monument of Harriet Tubman now replaces a statue of Christopher Columbus in Newark

NPR Headline News - Mon, 03/13/2023 - 04:15

The title of the city's monument was inspired by Robert Hayden's 1962 poem entitled "Runaway Runagate," which references Tubman.

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The U.S. and South Korea hold drills as North launches missiles from sub

NPR Headline News - Mon, 03/13/2023 - 02:48

North Korea's missile tests Sunday signal the country likely will conduct provocative weapons testing activities during the U.S.-South Korean drills that are to run for 11 days.

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Stanford University investigates swastikas and Hitler image left on student's door

NPR Headline News - Mon, 03/13/2023 - 01:08

News of the instance of antisemitism is one of several hate incidents reported on Stanford's campus this academic year.

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In the end, it was an 'Everything Everywhere' night at the Oscars

NPR Headline News - Mon, 03/13/2023 - 01:00

Best picture, best original screenplay, best director, best supporting actor and actress, best actress, and best editing — Everything Everywhere All at Once won big again and again.

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Michelle Yeoh is the first Asian woman to win best actress Oscar

NPR Headline News - Sun, 03/12/2023 - 23:27

The Malaysian-born actor made history by winning the Academy Award for best actress in a leading role for her performance in Everything Everywhere All at Once.

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