NPR2 min readCrime & Violence
The Half Moon Bay Shooting Was Prompted By A $100 Repair Bill, Local Prosecutor Says
The man charged with killing seven people in Half Moon Bay this past week reportedly told police he carried out the attack after a supervisor demanded he pay to repair a forklift damaged at work.
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COVID Flashback: Here's How NPR Reported On The Coronavirus At A Turning Point
On Jan. 30, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the "novel coronavirus" sweeping through China to be a global health emergency. Here's how NPR covered the story at that point in time.
NPR5 min readCrime & Violence
Memphis Police Have Disbanded The 'Scorpion' Unit That Fatally Beat Tyre Nichols
The Memphis police chief disbanded the city's so-called Scorpion unit on Saturday, citing a "cloud of dishonor" from newly released video that showed some of its officers beating Nichols to death.
NPR5 min readWorld
Israel Is Moving To 'Strengthen' Settlements After Shooting Attacks
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday announced a series of punitive steps against the Palestinians, including plans to beef up Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank.
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A NASA Spacecraft Discovers A Formation On Mars Resembling A Bear
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter snapped the uncanny photo in December. Eyes are formed by craters. A hill with a "V-shaped collapse structure" resembles a snout.
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Septeto Santiaguero: Tiny Desk Meets globalFEST 2023
The group preserves and pays homage to one of Cuba's most important musical forms, with a vitality demonstrating that the septeto tradition is still fresh and alive in Santiago de Cuba today.
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A Maine Community Comes Together To Save A Candlepin Bowling Tradition
Not well-known in many parts of the United States, candlepin bowling is mostly found in New England and nearby parts of Canada. The aging alleys are held together with "duct tape and bubble gum."
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The UK Prime Minister Has Fired His Party Chairman Over Tax Bill Allegations
British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak fired the chairman of his ruling Conservative Party Sunday over a "serious breach" of the ministerial code.
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Marie Kondo Revealed She's 'Kind Of Given Up' On Being So Tidy. People Freaked Out
The creator of the KonMari method says there are other things that spark joy besides a totally tidy home.
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Sunday Puzzle: Animal additions
On air challenge: If you add two letters to GOAT and rearrange the result, you get another animal, AGOUTI — a tropical rodent. I'm going to name some other animals. For each one add two letters and scramble to name another animal. 1. BEAR + D & G2.
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Tyre Nichols Loved Skateboarding. That's How His Friends Say They'll Remember Him
Old videos of Nichols on his skateboard have taken on new meaning in recent days — offering friends a way to remember what he loved and how he lived, as opposed to the harrowing way he died.
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Utah's Governor Has Signed A Bill Banning Gender-affirming Care For Transgender Youth
The ban, signed Saturday by Republican Gov. Spencer Cox, prohibits transgender surgery for youth and disallows hormone treatments for minors who have not yet been diagnosed with gender dysphoria.
NPR4 min readCrime & Violence
What We Know About The Killing Of Tyre Nichols
Body cam footage of the brutal arrest in Memphis of the Black man has sparked protests in several cities. The five ex-officers involved face a litany of charges, including second-degree murder.
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'Wait Wait' for Jan. 28, 2023: With Not My Job guest Natasha Lyonne
Natasha Lyonne is an actor, writer and director with one of the most recognizable voices in the world. She stars in the new series Poker Face, so we ask her three questions about getting Botox.
NPR3 min readInternational Relations
Here's What Is Driving The Latest Spiral Of Israeli-Palestinian Violence
A 10-month military crackdown, a half-century occupation, increasing Palestinian militancy and a far-right Israeli government could impact the chances for more violence.
NPR2 min readCrime & Violence
Police Say At Least 3 People Are Dead, 4 Hurt In The Latest California Mass Shooting
The incident early Saturday in an upscale Los Angeles neighborhood was the latest of several mass shootings in California.
NPR3 min readCrime & Violence
Police Experts Say Tyre Nichols' Arrest Was Filled With Procedural Violations
Experts in policing say there was shocking officer misconduct revealed in police videos of Tyre Nichols' arrest. They say officers in Memphis had an obligation to intervene and render aid.
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Tom Verlaine, Guitarist And Singer Of Influential Rock Band Television, Dies At 73
The founding father of American punk and a fixture in the 1970s New York rock scene died Saturday as the result of a brief illness.
NPR3 min readAmerican Government
With An Eye On Working Families, Democrats Launch The Congressional Dads Caucus
A group of Democrats formed the Dads Caucus in the House, hoping to advocate for key democratic policies such as the expanded child tax credit and paid family leave.
NPR3 min readInternational Relations
Even After A Century, Tanks Still Play A Major Role In War
Germany and the United States have pledged to send tanks to Ukraine for their war efforts. What role could they play in the coming months?
NPR2 min readInternational Relations
A 13-year-old Palestinian Wounded 2 People In An Attack In East Jerusalem, Police Say
The attack on Saturday morning comes just a day after a Palestinian gunman opened fire outside of a synagogue in Jerusalem at the start of the Jewish sabbath, killing seven people.
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4 Storylines To Watch In This Weekend's NFL Conference Championship Games
Can the 49ers' seventh-round rookie QB lead them to the Super Bowl? Did the Eagles' Christmas album put them on Santa's nice list? And just how fast is it possible to recover from a high ankle sprain?
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Slingshot's 2023 Artists to Watch
From distinctive, R&B singer-songwriters to rising bands making fuzzed-out country rock, this year brings a new crop of artists set for a big break. Here, NPR Music's partner stations select a new wave of artists poised for greatness in 2023. Atlant
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Utah's Solution To Ski Traffic Snarl? Build The World's Longest Gondola
Two of Utah's most acclaimed ski resorts are at the end of a narrow canyon road that's increasingly jammed with traffic but the state's plan to fix it is sparking controversy.
NPR4 min readCrime & Violence
Newly Released Video Of The Attack On Paul Pelosi Shows A Struggle For A Hammer
Video released publicly Friday shows the husband of former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi fighting for control of a hammer with his assailant during a brutal attack in the couple's home last year.
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The Winter Storms In California Will Boost Water Allocations For The State's Cities
Weeks of rainfall in California won't end a severe drought, but it will provide public water agencies serving 27 million people with much more water than the suppliers had been previously told.
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Zach Bryan (feat. Maggie Rogers), 'Dawns'
Maggie Rogers' voice allows the duo to play with perspective and, in doing so, refreshes the template of Zach Bryan's laments.
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Ballet Dancers From Across Ukraine Bring 'Giselle' To The Kennedy Center
The United Ukrainian Ballet Company is made up of dancers taking refuge in the Netherlands. The company travels to Washington, D.C., to perform Giselle, choreographed by Alexei Ratmansky.
NPR5 min readPolitical Ideologies
Local Election Officials In Florida Call For Scrapping New ID Rules For Mail Voting
County election supervisors say the new restrictions will create significant election reporting delays and a slew of costs for local election offices, and could disenfranchise large numbers of voters.
NPR5 min readAmerican Government
House Democrats' New Leader Jeffries Vows Not To 'Go Off The Cliff' On Debt Ceiling
Rep. Hakeem Jeffries insists the looming debt ceiling crisis will be resolved without his party submitting to demands by Republicans who want to tie government spending cuts to a debt limit hike.
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