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A major South Korean broadcaster omitted 'ladies' from Michelle Yeoh's Oscars speech

NPR Headline News - Tue, 03/14/2023 - 16:07

The broadcaster said it removed the word because of the connotation surrounding "ladies," offering a glimpse into the tense atmosphere surrounding gender discourse in South Korea.

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The family of a man whose body was found in Mississippi calls for a DOJ probe

NPR Headline News - Tue, 03/14/2023 - 15:02

The family of a Mississippi man whose dismembered body was found in November said his newly released autopsy report shows he was murdered, and they called for a federal investigation into the case.

Russian fighter jet hits U.S. military drone over Black Sea, forcing it down

NPR Headline News - Tue, 03/14/2023 - 14:31

It is one of the most serious incidents involving U.S. and Russian militaries in the volatile region in and around Ukraine.

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President Biden says Jimmy Carter asked him to give his eulogy

NPR Headline News - Tue, 03/14/2023 - 14:14

The president made the remarks to attendees at a fundraiser in California, after which he added, "Excuse me, I shouldn't say that." Carter, 98, has been in hospice care since last month.

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Justice Department opens probe into Silicon Valley Bank after its sudden collapse

NPR Headline News - Tue, 03/14/2023 - 13:58

Justice Department officials have launched an investigation into the bank amid growing questions about who shares responsibility for the largest bank failure since the 2008 collapse.

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Ron DeSantis says backing Ukraine is not in the U.S. interest, a sign of a GOP divided

NPR Headline News - Tue, 03/14/2023 - 13:48

Gov. Ron DeSantis is opposed to U.S. support for Ukraine in its war with Russia. So is former President Donald Trump. The issue seems poised to become a flashpoint in the 2024 presidential race.

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The U.S. said a Russian fighter jet hit American drone over Black Sea

NPR Headline News - Tue, 03/14/2023 - 13:35

The U.S. military said a Russian fighter jet conducting "an unsafe and unprofessional intercept" struck the propeller of a U.S. drone over the Black Sea, causing U.S. forces to bring it down.

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Cyclone Freddy wrecks Malawi and Mozambique, killing more than 200 people

NPR Headline News - Tue, 03/14/2023 - 13:20

Tens of thousands of people have been displaced by heavy rains that triggered floods and mudslides in southern Africa. The death toll is expected to rise.

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A strong Nor'easter storm has already brought 28 inches of snow to a Mass. town

NPR Headline News - Tue, 03/14/2023 - 12:35

The winter storm is making travel difficult or impossible, dropping massive amounts of snow less than a week before the first day of spring.

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Novo Nordisk will cut some U.S. insulin prices by up to 75% starting next year

NPR Headline News - Tue, 03/14/2023 - 12:15

The Danish drugmaker's move follows a similar announcement by rival Eli Lilly earlier this month. More than 8 million Americans use insulin, according to the American Diabetes Association.

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EPA moves to limit toxic 'forever chemicals' in drinking water

NPR Headline News - Tue, 03/14/2023 - 11:25

The EPA proposed limiting the amount of harmful "forever chemicals" in drinking water to the lowest detectable levels, a move it said will save thousands of lives and prevent serious illnesses.

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Why Medicare is suddenly under debate again

NPR Headline News - Tue, 03/14/2023 - 11:18

As the White House and Republicans in Congress gear up for negotiations over the U.S. debt ceiling, how to pay for senior health care could be a sticking point, even if cuts are "off the table."

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Facebook parent Meta slashes 10,000 jobs in its 'Year of Efficiency'

NPR Headline News - Tue, 03/14/2023 - 11:17

Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the company is cutting another 10,000 jobs after it laid off 11,000 workers late last year.

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Biden wants to boost background checks on gun buyers. But it's hard without Congress

NPR Headline News - Tue, 03/14/2023 - 09:49

During a visit to Monterey Park, Calif., Biden will announce an executive order that aims to increase the number of background checks that take place and support communities impacted by gun violence.

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The Fed already had a tough inflation fight. Now, it must deal with banks collapsing

NPR Headline News - Tue, 03/14/2023 - 08:34

Consumer prices in February were 6% higher than a year ago, as inflation continues to ease. The data comes just days after the collapse of two regional lenders is roiling the banking system.

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Margaret Atwood's 'Old Babes in the Wood' tackles what it means to be human

NPR Headline News - Tue, 03/14/2023 - 07:11

Margaret Atwood's first collection of short stories in almost a decade is a dazzling mixture of tales showcasing her imagination and humor — and exploring everything from love to the afterlife.

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In Florida, an invasive snail is helping save an endangered bird

NPR Headline News - Tue, 03/14/2023 - 05:01

The population of an endangered bird, the Everglade snail kite, has rebounded recently. Scientists it's all thanks to an invasive snail that has provided kites with a new abundant food source.

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Donald Trump finally makes it to Iowa as other Republican hopefuls court voters

NPR Headline News - Tue, 03/14/2023 - 05:00

Nearly four months after declaring his third run for the White House, former President Donald Trump visited Iowa — the first in the nation caucus for Republicans.

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Mexican pharmacies are selling pills to U.S.travelers laced with deadly fentanyl

NPR Headline News - Tue, 03/14/2023 - 05:00

Researchers say Mexican pharmacies that cater to U.S. tourists and medical travelers are selling medications that look safe but are laced with deadly fentanyl and methamphetamines.

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What to know about the Silicon Valley Bank collapse, takeover and fallout

NPR Headline News - Tue, 03/14/2023 - 05:00

President Biden urged calm as markets roiled over the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank. After the FDIC takeover, customers of the bank have full access to their deposits.

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