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Your kids are adorable germ vectors. Here's how often they get your household sick

NPR Headline News - Thu, 01/26/2023 - 06:01

After months of COVID, flu and RSV infections, parents of little kids are kinda losing it. But the data shows kids have always brought home waves of respiratory illness.

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Palestinians say Israeli troops kill 9 in West Bank raid

NPR Headline News - Thu, 01/26/2023 - 05:26

Israeli forces killed at least nine Palestinians and wounded several others during a raid in the occupied West Bank on Thursday, Palestinian health officials said.

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This drinks festival doesn't have alcohol. That's why hundreds of people came

NPR Headline News - Thu, 01/26/2023 - 05:06

One of the hottest tickets in Washington, D.C., was to a festival that was all about drinking and having fun — but not about booze.

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America's eggs-istential crisis

NPR Headline News - Thu, 01/26/2023 - 05:05

Eggs have tripled in price in the last few years and in some places, it's hard to find them at all. Now a raft of competitors are hoping to lure Americans away from their beloved breakfast food.

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Humans can correctly identify several gestures made by apes, a new study shows

NPR Headline News - Thu, 01/26/2023 - 05:03

On average, half the participants in a study by the University of St. Andrews in Scotland could recognize what either chimpanzees or bonobos were communicating.

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'Everybody is cheating': Why this teacher has adopted an open ChatGPT policy

NPR Headline News - Thu, 01/26/2023 - 05:01

An associate professor at the prestigious Wharton School is not only allowing his students to use ChatGPT, they are required to.

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Social media platforms face pressure to stop online drug dealers who target kids

NPR Headline News - Thu, 01/26/2023 - 05:01

During a House committee hearing Wednesday, parents, activists and law enforcement officials accused social media sites of enabling drug dealers to sell fentanyl to young Americans.

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What tracking one Walmart store's prices for years taught us about the economy

NPR Headline News - Thu, 01/26/2023 - 05:01

Inside our shopping cart is a story of global trade, extreme weather, shrinking packages and rising prices.

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Boeing faces a criminal charge of fraud related to deadly 737 Max crashes

NPR Headline News - Thu, 01/26/2023 - 05:00

The airplane manufacturer will be arraigned in federal court in Texas Thursday as relatives of those killed in two plane crashes seek to overturn an agreement that gave Boeing immunity.

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UV nail dryers may pose cancer risks, a study says. Here are precautions you can take

NPR Headline News - Thu, 01/26/2023 - 05:00

A new study finds that UV dryers for gel nail polish can damage DNA and mutate cells, confirming dermatologists' safety concerns. There are precautions you can take and alternatives to consider.

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Many Americans don't know basic abortion facts. Test your knowledge

NPR Headline News - Thu, 01/26/2023 - 05:00

An NPR/Ipsos poll found widespread confusion on some basic facts about abortion and pregnancy. Can you answer the same questions correctly?

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A look at key takeaways in a Secret Service report on mass attacks from 2016-2020

NPR Headline News - Thu, 01/26/2023 - 05:00

The report — a first-of-its-kind for the agency — examines everything from when in the year the attacks took place to behavioral changes exhibited in the attackers.

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5 takeaways from the massive layoffs hitting Big Tech right now

NPR Headline News - Thu, 01/26/2023 - 05:00

Some 200,000 tech jobs have been lost in what is seen as one of the sharpest downturns in the tech industry's history. Here is what you need to know about the mass layoffs in Silicon Valley.

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Memphis police chief calls treatment of Tyre Nichols a 'failing of basic humanity'

NPR Headline News - Thu, 01/26/2023 - 04:38

Memphis Police Chief Cerelyn Davis said five officers physically abused Tyre Nichols before his death. Nichols was pulled over by police on Jan. 7 and died three days later.

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Opium farming surges in Myanmar since the military coup, the U.N. says

NPR Headline News - Thu, 01/26/2023 - 02:39

The production of opium in Myanmar has flourished since the military's seizure of power as the faltering economy has led more people toward the drug trade, according to a new United Nations report.

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Thousands rally for 'Invasion Day' protests on Australia Day holiday

NPR Headline News - Thu, 01/26/2023 - 01:30

Australia Day is known to many Indigenous people as Invasion Day and Survival Day, because of the disastrous impacts on First Nations people of British colonists taking their land without a treaty.

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A robot was scheduled to argue in court, then came the jail threats

NPR Headline News - Wed, 01/25/2023 - 18:05

The man behind a startup called DoNotPay planned to use AI to help fight a traffic ticket. But professional lawyers shut it down.

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Tesla's profits soared to a record – but challenges are mounting

NPR Headline News - Wed, 01/25/2023 - 18:02

The company has seen its share value drop sharply, and rivals are edging into the electric vehicle market. But after doubling its profits in a year, Tesla says it has no plans to slow down.

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The U.S. reinstates road and logging restrictions on the largest national forest

NPR Headline News - Wed, 01/25/2023 - 17:56

A federal agency said it is reinstating restrictions on road-building and logging on the Tongass National Forest in southeast Alaska. USDA's move repeals a Trump administration-era decision.

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Meta allows Donald Trump back on Facebook and Instagram

NPR Headline News - Wed, 01/25/2023 - 17:22

The social media company is letting a two-year ban, imposed after Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol, expire.

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