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Memphis braces for the release of Tyre Nichols arrest footage

NPR Headline News - Fri, 01/27/2023 - 11:51

Memphis authorities say they're planning to release body camera footage depicting the 29-year-old's death sometime after 7 p.m. ET. Cities across the U.S. are bracing for protests.

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Prairie voles can find love without the 'love hormone' oxytocin, study finds

NPR Headline News - Fri, 01/27/2023 - 11:45

The hormone oxytocin plays a key role in long-term relationships. But a study of prairie voles finds that the animals mate for life even without help from the "love hormone."

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25 people in Florida are charged with a scheme to get fake nursing diplomas

NPR Headline News - Fri, 01/27/2023 - 11:27

The defendants allegedly took part in a scam that sold more than 7,600 fraudulent nursing degree diplomas from three Florida-based nursing schools, according to recently unsealed federal indictments.

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Gaza militants fire rockets toward Israel after Israeli troops killed 9 Palestinians

NPR Headline News - Fri, 01/27/2023 - 11:16

Gaza militants fired rockets toward Israel, and Israeli warplanes bombed Hamas sites in Gaza. The Israel-Gaza violence caused no injuries.

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Ukraine's fight against corruption isn't new. It's still trying

NPR Headline News - Fri, 01/27/2023 - 09:21

The Ukrainian government's recent shake-up drew attention to corruption allegations implicating senior officials. Here's a short history of the country's efforts to combat graft.

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Second gentleman Emhoff visits Auschwitz, part of a push against antisemitism

NPR Headline News - Fri, 01/27/2023 - 06:47

Emhoff, the first Jewish spouse of a U.S. president or vice president, is in Poland and Germany to mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day and address rising antisemitism around the world.

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Critics say Florida aims to rewrite history by rejecting African American studies

NPR Headline News - Fri, 01/27/2023 - 05:26

"One Governor should not have the power to dictate the facts of U.S. history," Democratic Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker said of GOP Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' move to ban the Advanced Placement course.

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The winter storms in California will boost water allocations for the state's cities

NPR Headline News - Fri, 01/27/2023 - 05:08

Weeks of rainfall in California won't end a severe drought, but it will provide public water agencies serving 27 million people with much more water than the suppliers had been previously told.

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House Democrats' new leader Jeffries vows not to 'go off the cliff' on debt ceiling

NPR Headline News - Fri, 01/27/2023 - 05:06

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries insists the looming debt ceiling crisis will be resolved without his party submitting to demands by Republicans who want to tie government spending cuts to a debt limit hike.

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Utah's solution to ski traffic snarl? Build the world's longest gondola

NPR Headline News - Fri, 01/27/2023 - 05:06

Two of Utah's most acclaimed ski resorts are at the end of a narrow canyon road that's increasingly jammed with traffic but the state's plan to fix it is sparking controversy.

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Ballet dancers from across Ukraine bring 'Giselle' to the Kennedy Center

NPR Headline News - Fri, 01/27/2023 - 05:06

The United Ukrainian Ballet Company is made up of dancers taking refuge in the Netherlands. The company travels to Washington, D.C., to perform Giselle, choreographed by Alexei Ratmansky.

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There's no way to prepare for the Tyre Nichols video, a Memphis pastor says

NPR Headline News - Fri, 01/27/2023 - 05:06

As Memphis braces for video footage and protests, pastor and police reform advocate Earle Fisher says he's "seen far too much Black death as a spectacle." He shares his concerns and hopes in the case.

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5 fired Memphis police officers are charged with the murder of Tyre Nichols

NPR Headline News - Fri, 01/27/2023 - 05:06

NPR's A Martinez talks to Memphis pastor Earle Fisher about the killing of Tyre Nichols, who died after a confrontation with police. Five fired officers are now facing murder and other charges.

We need native seeds in order to respond to climate change, but there aren't enough

NPR Headline News - Fri, 01/27/2023 - 05:00

Native seeds are crucial for land restoration efforts after disasters, which will grow more extreme as climate change worsens. "Time is of the essence" to bank sufficient seeds, a new report says.

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Migration could prevent a looming population crisis. But there are catches

NPR Headline News - Fri, 01/27/2023 - 05:00

"Population decline" is a mild way to describe what could be a global demographic crisis, according to experts. But while migration may be the obvious solution, politics could get in the way.

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When gun violence ends young lives, these men prepare the graves

NPR Headline News - Fri, 01/27/2023 - 05:00

Just outside St. Louis, a cemetery for children sits on a hill. A wooden, weather-worn sign welcomes mourners to "Baby Land." The gravediggers who made the special spot work quietly in the shadows.

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Virologists defend their science as officials eye more oversight of risky experiments

NPR Headline News - Fri, 01/27/2023 - 05:00

Policymakers have long grappled with how to handle experiments that might generate potentially dangerous viruses. Now, officials are considering whether oversight needs to be expanded.

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He was picked last in the 2022 draft. Now he's key to the 49ers' Super Bowl hopes

NPR Headline News - Fri, 01/27/2023 - 05:00

Brock Purdy outperformed every reasonable expectation as a backup's backup in San Francisco. Now, the 23-year-old is poised to become the first rookie quarterback to lead his team to the Super Bowl.

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Egypt unveils tombs and a sarcophagus in a new excavation

NPR Headline News - Fri, 01/27/2023 - 04:15

The artifacts were found beneath an ancient stone enclosure near the Saqqara pyramids and date back to the fifth and sixth dynasties of the Old Kingdom, spanning from roughly 2500 B.C to 2100 B.C.

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There's no whiskey in mini bottles of Fireball, so customers are suing for fraud

NPR Headline News - Fri, 01/27/2023 - 03:02

Customers began wondering why small bottles of Fireball were being sold in places that typically don't sell liquor in many states, such as gas stations and grocery stores.

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