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The FDA proposes new targets to limit lead in baby food

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

Toxic metal can be harmful to developing brains. New lead targets are part of a broad FDA imitative to reduce children's exposure to the lowest levels possible.

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A New York shelter says Ralphie the dog is a jerk, but it still wants him adopted

NPR Headline News - Wed, 01/25/2023 - 03:08

Ralphie the dog has been adopted twice, but his owners did not keep him. The Niagara SPCA said he has a hard time being told no and may be prone to ankle biting.

A judge orders the release of a Hawaii man in the case of a 1991 rape and murder

NPR Headline News - Wed, 01/25/2023 - 00:29

A judge ordered Albert Schweitzer released from prison after his attorneys presented evidence and argued he didn't commit the 1991 murder, kidnapping and sexual assault of a woman visiting Hawaii.

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At least 18 dead in 3 days after mass shootings in California devastate 2 communities

NPR Headline News - Tue, 01/24/2023 - 23:04

The shootings in Monterey Park and Half Moon Bay, two towns just hundreds of miles apart in California, share devastating similarities.

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Only one player won the writers' election this year for the Baseball Hall of Fame

NPR Headline News - Tue, 01/24/2023 - 21:50

Scott Rolen, a seven-time All-Star third baseman, played with the Philadelphia, St. Louis, Toronto and Cincinnati teams over a 17-season career. None of the 27 other players won enough votes.

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2 Memphis Fire Department employees are 'relieved of duty' after Tyre Nichols' death

NPR Headline News - Tue, 01/24/2023 - 20:48

Nichols died on Jan. 10, three days after he was stopped by Memphis police for reckless driving. Five Memphis police officers have been fired following an investigation into Nichols' death.

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Police in Washington state search for a man suspected of fatally shooting 3 people

NPR Headline News - Tue, 01/24/2023 - 18:08

Three people were shot minutes apart in Yakima, Wash., overnight, and the suspected killer remains at large, police said.

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The U.K. government says more than 200 child asylum-seekers are missing

NPR Headline News - Tue, 01/24/2023 - 17:34

A U.K. official said more than 200 children and teenagers under 18 were missing from government-approved accommodation. A newspaper reported dozens were abducted outside a hotel and bundled into cars.

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McConnell says McCarthy should take the lead on negotiating the debt ceiling standoff

NPR Headline News - Tue, 01/24/2023 - 17:29

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has placed the onus on House Speaker Kevin McCarthy to negotiate a debt ceiling solution with the White House.

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Journalist Victor S. Navasky has died. For years, he led The Nation.

NPR Headline News - Tue, 01/24/2023 - 16:09

Navasky's journalism and influence were a clarion call for the left.

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Panic! at the Disco is ending after nearly two decades

NPR Headline News - Tue, 01/24/2023 - 14:23

Brendon Urie, the band's frontman and last remaining original member, made the announcement on Instagram. He said with he and his wife expecting their first child, he wants to focus on his family.

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U.S. files second antitrust suit against Google's ad empire, seeks to break it up

NPR Headline News - Tue, 01/24/2023 - 13:07

'The Justice Department and eight states have filed an antitrust lawsuit against Google.

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Classified documents found at Pence's Indiana home

NPR Headline News - Tue, 01/24/2023 - 13:06

A "small number" of documents bearing classified markings that were "inadvertently boxed" and transported to the home of the former vice president, according to letters from Pence's representatives.

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M&M's replaces its spokescandies with Maya Rudolph after Tucker Carlson's rants

NPR Headline News - Tue, 01/24/2023 - 12:11

The Fox News host attacked the minor brand changes as "woke" and declared that M&M's wouldn't stop until "you're totally turned off." Maya Rudolph will replace the cartoons as M&M's spokeswoman.

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5 takeaways from the Oscar nominations

NPR Headline News - Tue, 01/24/2023 - 11:12

War movies are big, first-time acting nominees had a great morning, and inclusion at the Oscars is still an uphill battle. All this, plus the big showing for the unconventional nominations leader.

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The Doomsday Clock moves to 90 seconds to midnight, signaling more peril than ever

NPR Headline News - Tue, 01/24/2023 - 10:56

The world is closer to catastrophe than it ever has been, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists said on Tuesday. The group's experts called out Russia's invasion of Ukraine and other threats.

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The list of nominations for 2023 Oscars

NPR Headline News - Tue, 01/24/2023 - 10:29

Best picture nods include "All Quiet on the Western Front"; "Avatar: The Way of Water"; "The Banshees of Inisherin"; "Elvis"; "Everything Everywhere All at Once"; "The Fabelmans"; and "Tár"

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With her 83rd win, Mikaela Shiffrin surges past Lindsey Vonn's World Cup record

NPR Headline News - Tue, 01/24/2023 - 08:27

Her victory in Italy on Tuesday leaves only one athlete ahead of Shiffrin: Ingemar Stenmark. The legendary Swedish skier has said he thinks Shiffrin will win more than 100 races.

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Biden's offshore wind plan could create thousands of jobs, but challenges remain

NPR Headline News - Tue, 01/24/2023 - 06:31

When President Biden talks about tackling climate change, he talks about economic opportunities. Offshore wind promises to provide many opportunities, but it's not for everyone.

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President Zelenskyy shakes up Ukraine's cabinet amid corruption allegations

NPR Headline News - Tue, 01/24/2023 - 06:09

A string of resignations, dismissals and reassignments shook Ukraine's government early this week, as Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and other leaders of the government confirmed the shakeup.

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