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Here's what we know about the Monterey Park shooting victims

NPR Headline News - Wed, 01/25/2023 - 15:26

The families of the 11 people who died in the attack at the Star Ballroom Dance Studio are sharing memories of their loved ones.

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High schoolers threaten to sue DeSantis over ban of African American studies course

NPR Headline News - Wed, 01/25/2023 - 15:07

Attorney Ben Crump announced a potential lawsuit against the Florida governor after the state rejected a new Advanced Placement course, which the College Board now says it will revise.

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India's government scrambles to block a film about Modi's role in anti-Muslim riots

NPR Headline News - Wed, 01/25/2023 - 14:59

The BBC documentary interviews journalists, activists and victims of the 2002 unrest, which left more than 1,000 people dead. They say the prime minister, then a regional leader, looked the other way.

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Democrats are crying foul as House Republicans sort key committee assignments

NPR Headline News - Wed, 01/25/2023 - 14:47

Speaker Kevin McCarthy blocked two Democrats from serving on a key House panel, arguing it is in the interest of national security. Dems say the move is nothing more than political retribution.

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Odesa and other sites are added to the list of World Heritage In Danger

NPR Headline News - Wed, 01/25/2023 - 13:03

Odesa in Ukraine has been added to the cultural sites that UNESCO is highlighting. Also being included are ancient sites in Lebanon and Yemen.

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30 years after the siege, 'Waco' examines what led to the catastrophe

NPR Headline News - Wed, 01/25/2023 - 11:39

Writer Jeff Guinn draws on new interviews with federal agents and surviving Branch Davidians in his account of the confrontation, which left scores of people dead, including more than 20 children.

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15 wishes for 2023: Trailblazers tell how they'd make life on Earth a bit better

NPR Headline News - Wed, 01/25/2023 - 11:35

We asked for a wish from expert wishers around the globe — from Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai to MacArthur "genius" grantee Gregg Gonsalves to Melva Acostaa, who runs a soup kitchen in Peru.

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NPR and 'New York Times' ask judge to unseal documents in Fox defamation case

NPR Headline News - Wed, 01/25/2023 - 11:20

NPR and The New York Times are seeking to convince a Delaware court to unseal documents to see whether Fox News defamed Dominion Voting Systems over claims of fraud in the 2020 presidential race.

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'Sesame Street' co-creator Lloyd Morrisett dies at 93

NPR Headline News - Wed, 01/25/2023 - 10:58

Sparked in part by the civil rights movement, the show aimed to teach children basic skills. His hope was to "help those children who would otherwise not succeed in school, do better," he said.

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Bolsonaro backers in Florida decry what they see as a stolen election in Brazil

NPR Headline News - Wed, 01/25/2023 - 10:22

Bolsonaro, who lost his presidential re-election bid late last year, has been staying in an Orlando suburb since Dec. 30. Some supporters have traveled from Brazil in hopes of seeing him.

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US, Germany pledge tanks to Ukraine, signaling heavy fighting ahead

NPR Headline News - Wed, 01/25/2023 - 09:17

The U.S. and Germany had resisted sending tanks for months. This marks the latest upgrade in heavy weapons for Ukraine and comes amid growing expectations the fighting will soon escalte.

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Microsoft applications like Outlook and Teams were down for thousands of users

NPR Headline News - Wed, 01/25/2023 - 07:42

Microsoft says it rolled back a network change that may have caused thousands to lose access to its apps Wednesday morning. Key workplace engines like Teams, Outlook and Sharepoint were impacted.

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'Children of the State' examines the American juvenile justice system

NPR Headline News - Wed, 01/25/2023 - 06:59

In a new book, Jeff Hobbs, author of The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace, looks at the evolution of the juvenile justice system in America — primarily through people, not statistics.

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Germany agrees to send its Leopard battle tanks to Ukraine after weeks of pressure

NPR Headline News - Wed, 01/25/2023 - 06:35

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz announced Wednesday his country will export more than a dozen of its Leopard 2 battle tanks to Ukraine. The move follows weeks of pressure from western allies.

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The number of journalist deaths worldwide rose nearly 50% in 2022 from previous year

NPR Headline News - Wed, 01/25/2023 - 05:40

A total of 67 journalists died around the world in 2022, a watchdog group said, largely driven by Russia's invasion of Ukraine and civil unrest following the assassination of Haiti's president.

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How ancient seeds from the Fertile Crescent could help save us from climate change

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

Some of the tens of thousands of seeds stored at a facility in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley may hold keys to helping the planet's food supply adapt to climate change. Many seeds were saved from Syria's war.

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Do you use these words when you apologize? It's time to stop, researchers say

NPR Headline News - Wed, 01/25/2023 - 05:00

A new book draws from a broad range of research to explain the power of apologies, why we don't always get good ones, and the best way to tell someone you're sorry.

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America, we have a problem. People aren't feeling engaged with their work

NPR Headline News - Wed, 01/25/2023 - 05:00

A new Gallup report finds employee engagement in the U.S. fell in 2022 to 32%. Young people in particular reported feeling less cared about at work and having fewer opportunities to learn and grow.

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To reignite the joy of childhood, learn to live on 'toddler time'

NPR Headline News - Wed, 01/25/2023 - 05:00

The days might seem long, but the years go by quickly, friends warned when my son was born. I wanted to savor each precious memory, but how? Living on "toddler time," showed me the way.

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Survey shows a lack of Holocaust awareness in the country that was home to Anne Frank

NPR Headline News - Wed, 01/25/2023 - 04:27

The survey commissioned by a U.S.-based group found that the number of Dutch respondents who believe the Holocaust is a myth was higher than in any of the other five nations previously surveyed.

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