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How an Alaskan 'puppy bus' went viral on TikTok

NPR Headline News - Tue, 01/24/2023 - 05:12

In the small city of Skagway, there's a one-of-a-kind bus service, that is designed for a very particular type of customer — puppies.

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Taylor Swift fans will protest outside the Senate's Ticketmaster hearing

NPR Headline News - Tue, 01/24/2023 - 05:09

The Senate Judiciary Committee is holding its much-anticipated hearing into Live Nation and competition in the ticketing industry. Swifties are among those planning to rally at the Capitol and online.

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Ticketmaster's most vocal critics, Swifties, will protest outside the U.S. Capitol

NPR Headline News - Tue, 01/24/2023 - 05:09

While the Senate Judiciary Committee holds its Ticketmaster hearing, Taylor Swift fans will be leading a protest just steps away on the U.S. Capitol grounds.

An ancient fresco is among 60 treasures the U.S. is returning to Italy

NPR Headline News - Tue, 01/24/2023 - 05:09

U.S. authorities announced that the fresco depicting Hercules and dozens of other trafficked objects, which ended up in private collections in the United States, would go back to Italy.

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A recession might be coming. Here's what it could look like

NPR Headline News - Tue, 01/24/2023 - 05:01

From a mild recession to a so-called hard landing, we sift through the wild array of recession predictions.

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A Georgia judge weighs release of a grand jury report into 2020 election interference

NPR Headline News - Tue, 01/24/2023 - 05:00

After an months-long investigation into efforts to overturn Georgia's 2020 election results by Donald Trump and his allies, a grand jury's report could be made public — or not.

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The suspected Monterey Park attacker was 72. Here's why older shooters are rare

NPR Headline News - Tue, 01/24/2023 - 05:00

Amidst the familiar pattern in gun violence stories, the suspect in the Monterey Park shooting appears to be an outlier.

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Oregon lawmaker introduces a bill that would ban the sale of kangaroo parts

NPR Headline News - Tue, 01/24/2023 - 02:39

A bill that would ban the sale of kangaroo parts has been introduced in the Oregon Legislature, taking aim at sports apparel manufacturers that use leather from the animals to make their products.

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Police say 2 students were killed and 1 man hurt in a Des Moines shooting

NPR Headline News - Tue, 01/24/2023 - 01:19

Police said Monday that one man had been charged and two other people remained in custody in a targeted shooting at an alternative educational program designed to keep at-risk youth away from trouble.

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7 people have been killed in 2 related shootings in Half Moon Bay, California

NPR Headline News - Mon, 01/23/2023 - 21:32

Four people were killed at a mushroom farm and three at a trucking firm in Half Moon Bay, Calif., about 30 miles south of San Francisco. A suspect has been arrested, officials said.

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A former high-level FBI agent faces charges for aiding a sanctioned Russian oligarch

NPR Headline News - Mon, 01/23/2023 - 14:21

Charles McGonigal, the former special agent in charge of counterintelligence in the FBI's New York office, allegedly worked with Oleg Deripaska, who has been on the U.S. sanctions list since 2018.

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Disney World's Splash Mountain runs dry, as the iconic ride closes for good

NPR Headline News - Mon, 01/23/2023 - 13:21

Sunday was the last day for the ride in the Florida park. Controversy surrounded the ride, based on the 1946 film Song of the South and its racist themes. It will relaunch as Tiana's Bayou Adventure.

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Alex Murdaugh's murder trial begins in the shooting deaths of his wife and son

NPR Headline News - Mon, 01/23/2023 - 12:31

Jury selection in lawyer Alex Murdaugh's trial began on Monday. He's charged with murdering his wife and son in a case that has transfixed the public.

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Sold an American Dream, these workers from India wound up living a nightmare

NPR Headline News - Mon, 01/23/2023 - 12:22

After Hurricane Katrina in 2006, hundreds of workers from India were promised jobs in what labor organizer Saket Soni calls "one of the largest cases of forced labor in modern U.S. history."

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Tyre Nichols' family will view unreleased video footage related to his death

NPR Headline News - Mon, 01/23/2023 - 11:43

Nichols died a few days after he was taken into custody by the Memphis Police, in a violent incident his family says left him "unrecognizable." Five officers have been fired.

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Latest on Ukraine: Waiting for Germany's Leopard tanks (Jan. 23)

NPR Headline News - Mon, 01/23/2023 - 10:39

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

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Fans and celebrities gather at Graceland to eulogize Lisa Marie Presley

NPR Headline News - Mon, 01/23/2023 - 05:53

More than a thousand people gathered on the front lawn of Graceland on a gray, chilly Memphis morning to mourn the death and remember the life of Lisa Marie Presley, who died on Jan. 12.

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Florida's AP African American studies ban should raise alarm elsewhere, lawmaker says

NPR Headline News - Mon, 01/23/2023 - 05:05

Florida state Sen. Shevrin Jones, a Democrat, says the proposed course "wasn't indoctrination, it wasn't ideology, it was facts." He fears blocking it will harm students in Florida and beyond.

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Florida rejects an advanced placement course covering African American studies

NPR Headline News - Mon, 01/23/2023 - 05:05

NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to Florida state Sen. Shevrin Jones, a Democrat, about the state's education department blocking an advanced placement high school course in African American studies.

What we know about the mass shooting in Monterey Park, California

NPR Headline News - Mon, 01/23/2023 - 05:02

Authorities say they are searching for a motive for the deadly mass shooting that took place over the weekend in a city east of Los Angeles at the beginning of the Lunar New Year.

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