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Looking for Amazon alternatives for ethical shopping? Here are some ideas

NPR Headline News - Mon, 01/23/2023 - 05:00

Amazon ended its charity donation program, AmazonSmile, after a series of other cost-cutting measures. Many shoppers expressed disapproval on social media and have been searching for alternatives.

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Fox News' defense in defamation suit invokes debunked election-fraud claims

NPR Headline News - Mon, 01/23/2023 - 05:00

Disproven claims about Donald Trump's loss in 2020, many debunked in real time by Fox's own reporters, are part of Fox News' defense against a $1.6 billion lawsuit brought by Dominion Voting Systems.

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FDA considers major shift in COVID vaccine strategy

NPR Headline News - Mon, 01/23/2023 - 05:00

The new approach would simplify vaccination guidance so that, every fall, people would get a new shot, updated to try to match whatever variant is dominant.

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12 people are injured from a shooting at a Louisiana nightclub

NPR Headline News - Mon, 01/23/2023 - 04:33

A dozen people were injured in a Baton Rouge nightclub shooting, authorities in Louisiana said Sunday. No arrests have been made, but police believe the early morning attack was "targeted."

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'Avatar' marks 6 straight weeks at No. 1 as it surpasses $2 billion in ticket sales

NPR Headline News - Mon, 01/23/2023 - 01:37

James Cameron's Avatar: The Way of Water led ticket sales in movie theaters for the sixth straight weekend, making it the first film to have such a reign atop the box office since 2009's Avatar.

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5 are dead after extremists stormed a government office in Somalia's capital

NPR Headline News - Sun, 01/22/2023 - 18:40

Al-Qaida-linked extremists stormed a regional government office in Mogadishu, the government said. An ambulance service transported 16 wounded people from the scene.

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On 50th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Kamala Harris urges federal abortion protections

NPR Headline News - Sun, 01/22/2023 - 14:46

In a speech delivered on Sunday, the vice president advocated for Congress to take action to protect abortion rights.

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Why heavy winter rain and snow won't be enough to pull the West out of a megadrought

NPR Headline News - Sun, 01/22/2023 - 12:04

This winter could provide some relief for parched reservoirs in the Colorado River Basin, but climate scientists warn that the severe drought won't end with one wet season.

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Florida says AP class teaches critical race theory. Here's what's really in the course

NPR Headline News - Sun, 01/22/2023 - 09:16

Florida rejected an Advancement Placement course on African American studies, saying it's "filled with" critical race theory. But scholars who helped create the course say it's not in lesson plans.

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We asked, you answered: More global buzzwords for 2023, from precariat to solastalgia

NPR Headline News - Sun, 01/22/2023 - 08:13

After we published our list of terms likely to loom large in this year's vocabulary, readers submitted their own nominations. Here's a sampling.

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New Zealand's Jacinda Ardern is resigning. Is there a lesson for other politicians?

NPR Headline News - Sun, 01/22/2023 - 06:00

Political experts say that other global leaders can learn from Ardern's moment of gracefully bowing out while keeping reputations largely intact.

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10 people have been killed in a shooting near LA after a Lunar New Year festival

NPR Headline News - Sun, 01/22/2023 - 05:49

Ten people were killed and 10 others wounded in a mass shooting, police said. The incident took place after one of Southern California's largest Lunar New Year street festivals.

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Nine people have been killed in a shooting near LA after a Lunar New Year festival

NPR Headline News - Sun, 01/22/2023 - 05:49

Nine people were killed in a mass shooting late Saturday in a city east of Los Angeles following a Lunar New Year celebration that attracted thousands, police said.

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His dog was dying, and he needed help. He says he ended up swindled by George Santos

NPR Headline News - Sun, 01/22/2023 - 05:05

Rich Osthoff told NPR that Santos — who went by Anthony Devolder — set up a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for the veteran's dog in 2016. Santos never delivered the cash. The dog died months later.

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50 years after Roe v. Wade, many abortion providers are changing how they do business

NPR Headline News - Sun, 01/22/2023 - 05:01

The overturning of the Roe v. Wade decision just months ahead of its 50th anniversary has prompted many abortion providers to shift how they serve patients.

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San Francisco Chinatown seniors welcome in the Lunar New Year with rap

NPR Headline News - Sun, 01/22/2023 - 05:00

The Grant Avenue Follies are steeped in tap dance and the songs of the 1950s and '60s. But they are no strangers to hip-hop, as the track "That Lunar Cheer" shows.

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Girl asks police to run DNA test on Christmas cookie for evidence of Santa Claus

NPR Headline News - Sun, 01/22/2023 - 05:00

A young girl wrote to a Rhode Island police department asking them to run a DNA test on a cookie and carrots left for Santa Claus and his reindeer.

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Your tax refund will likely be smaller this year. Here are more things to know

NPR Headline News - Sun, 01/22/2023 - 05:00

The IRS starts accepting tax returns for 2022 on Jan. 23. A financial expert breaks down the changes from last year, and shares her tips for coping with tax season.

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Biden's chief of staff Ron Klain is getting ready to step down after two years

NPR Headline News - Sun, 01/22/2023 - 05:00

Ron Klain has been a behind-the-scenes force in helping the president get big legislation across the finish line. He also oversaw the rockier periods of President Biden's two years in office.

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Most Americans say overturning Roe was politically motivated, NPR/Ipsos poll finds

NPR Headline News - Sun, 01/22/2023 - 05:00

An NPR/Ipsos poll finds that most Americans say Supreme Court justices are guided more by their politics than the law, and that lawmakers aren't deciding abortion policy based on public sentiment.

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