NPR10 min read
Your Guide To The Massive (And Massively Complex) Opioid Litigation
The largest-ever federal action related to the U.S. opioid crisis is on the cusp of its first trial next week — and it's complicated. So here's a brief(ish) explainer breaking it all down.
NPR5 min readPolitics
Exclusive: Turf War Blocked CFPB From Helping Fix Student Loan Forgiveness Program
The Trump administration blocked the nation's top consumer protection agency from digging into problems with a program designed to help police, firefighters and other public service workers.
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Hunter Biden Says Ukrainian Gas Company Involvement Was 'Poor Judgment'
The former vice president's son told ABC News that he doesn't regret serving on the board of Ukrainian gas company Burisma.
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Bill Bryson's 'The Body' Is Missing His Characteristic Wit, Ingenious Way Of Analysis
The author of the magisterial work A Short History of Nearly Everything turns his sights inside, but without the magic touch of the past that made his very big books transcend the common textbook.
NPR3 min read
Grown At High Altitudes, Bolivia's Wines Are Rising Stars
There's not a ton of room to grow grapes in Bolivia; many of its vineyards are located in mile-high mountain valleys and foothills. The country's wine output may be small, but it's winning big awards.
NPR2 min read
Fortnite Unveils New Chapter After Two-Day 'Black Hole' Shutdown
More than 5.5 million people watched the dramatic end of Fortnite's first chapter on Sunday. On Tuesday morning, the game relaunched as Fortnite Chapter 2.
NPR5 min read
One California County Combats Homelessness Crisis With New, Sometimes Controversial Methods
A quarter of the nation's homeless population is in California. Many of the state's cities are struggling to deal with the problem.
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New York Times Columnist Gail Collins Looks At Women And Aging in America
Gail Collins talks about her new book “No Stopping Us Now: The Adventures of Older Women in American History.”
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Past Presidents And Foreign Policy: A Historical Look
President Trump has complained about the U.S. being involved in endless wars. He said that a week ago when he pulled American troops out of northern Syria, clearing the way for a Turkish offensive against the Kurds, U.S. allies in the fight against I
NPR5 min read
How The 3 Nobel Winners For Economics Upended The Fight Against Poverty
This year's Nobel Prize in economics was awarded to three scholars who revolutionized the effort to end global poverty: Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo of MIT and Michael Kremer of Harvard are essentially credited with applying the scientific metho
NPR8 min read
After Dorian's Wrath: Little Miracles Amid A Painful Recovery
Just over a month after Hurricane Dorian slammed into the northern Bahamas, parts of the island nation are still in ruins, thousands remain displaced and rebuilding efforts have only just begun.
NPR3 min readPolitics
Then-National Security Adviser Called Rudy Giuliani 'A Hand Grenade' On Ukraine
Former White House aide Fiona Hill told impeachment investigators on Monday that she and former Trump adviser John Bolton were troubled by actions by the president's private lawyer.
NPR3 min read
How Julie Andrews Made Herself At 'Home' In Hollywood
In a new memoir, the actress writes about the films and creative collaborations — like Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music — that marked the height of her fame.
NPR4 min readPolitics
'The Compatriots' Suggests The Days Of Domestic-Only Politics Are Behind Us
Andrei Soldatov and Irina Borogan, revered experts on the Russian secret service, give the book a credibility most others on Russian clandestine operations lack — and they also change the optics.
NPR2 min read
Everything You Need To Know About Tuesday's Democratic Debate
Twelve candidates will take the stage at 8 p.m. ET. Here is what to expect and how you can follow along.
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Salvador Dalí Etching Stolen From San Francisco Gallery In 'Snatch And Run'
Surveillance footage shows a young man casually walking away with the $20,000 work, one in a series that's seen as poking fun at both Pablo Picasso and the Spanish tradition of bullfighting.
NPR3 min read
U.S. Imposes Sanctions On Turkey For Invasion Of Syria
The announcement from the White House comes little more than a week after President Trump appeared to acquiesce to Ankara's decision to target U.S.-allied Kurdish fighters in Northern Syria.
NPR1 min readPolitics
October Democratic Debate: Live Fact Check, Analysis
Twelve candidates are on stage in Westerville, Ohio, on Tuesday night — amid an impeachment inquiry into President Trump. NPR reporters are providing live analysis and fact checks of their remarks.
NPR2 min readPolitics
Barcelona Braces For More Protests After Catalan Separatists Sentenced To Prison
Police and protesters clashed on Monday after Spain's supreme court sentenced nine leaders for their involvement in an independence referendum two years ago that Madrid says was illegal.
NPR2 min read
Trump Administration Moves To Expand Logging In Nation's Largest National Forest
The U.S. Forest Service is proposing to end a nearly two-decade long limit on logging in Alaska's Tongass National Forest. Local officials have pushed for looser restrictions to boost the economy.
NPR4 min read
'How We Fight For Our Lives' Is One Life Story That Finds Connection To Others
Extremely personal, emotionally gritty, and unabashedly honest, Saeed Jones' memoir somehow manages a perfect balance between love and violence, hope and hostility, transformation and resentment.
NPR2 min read
After U.S. Withdrawal, Kurds Turn To Syrian Regime For Help
Kurdish forces in northern Syria relied on American troops to help them maintain control of the region. Now, they are aligning themselves with Syrian forces that are backed by Russia.
NPR4 min readSociety
Why Are Health-Care Providers Slapping And Yelling At Mothers During Childbirth?
Physical and verbal abuse are a shockingly common experience for mothers, a new study in The Lancet reports.
NPR8 min read
Roy, Oh Roy: That 'Succession' Finale Was A Trip
In the second season finale of HBO's Succession, the Roys regroup after their difficult congressional hearings. It turns out the family that yachts together ties itself into knots together.
NPR9 min readPolitics
Trump Is Trying Hard To Thwart Obamacare. How's That Going?
Though polls show Affordable Care Act protections remain popular in the U.S., President Trump still threatens to drastically change the law if he can't repeal it. Here are five changes he's made.
NPR2 min read
Ecuador Reaches Fuel Subsidy Deal To End Violent Protests
The President of Ecuador has reversed his decision to repeal a decades-old fuel subsidy after gas prices spiked and widespread protests raged for nearly two weeks.
NPR2 min readPolitics
Biden Takes On Trump With A Sweeping Ethics Plan, Amid Push Back Over Ukraine
Joe Biden is taking aim at President Trump over ethics, as the president continues attacks on the candidate and his son. Hunter Biden is now pledging to curtail his overseas business dealings.
NPR4 min read
Bill Bryson's Latest Is A Different Kind Of Journey — Into 'The Body'
Bryson is beloved for his travel writing, but in his new book he's undertaking an interior journey, looking at everything from medical oddities to the amazing way your body fights off most cancers.
NPR3 min readPolitics
White House Distances Itself From Violent Fake Video Targeting Media And Critics
A disturbing video depicting President Trump shooting and stabbing political opponents and media outlets was played at a conference held by a pro-Trump group at his Miami resort last week.
NPR4 min readScience
Researchers Try A Genetic Diabetes Test To Prevent Emergency Hospitalizations
Will a genetic test for Type 1 diabetes risk be valuable to parents, despite its shortcomings? Now many parents don't know their kids have this condition until they end up in the hospital.
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