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Lady Gaga responds to criticism of her performance in 'House of Gucci'

Friday, December 03, 2021

She stars in the film as the woman at the center of a scandal in the fashion world. But the actors' Italian accents have been panned, and the Gucci family has criticized the way it was depicted.

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News brief: omicron variant, border policy, Alec Baldwin interview

Friday, December 03, 2021

The omicron variant spreads in the U.S. The Trump administration's 'Remain in Mexico' policy will be re-starting. Alec Baldwin had his first TV interview about the fatal shooting on the set of Rust.

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The U.S. is one of 2 dozen nations that have confirmed cases of the omicron variant

Thursday, December 02, 2021

The first case of the omicron COVID variant has been identified in the U.S. Health officials found it in a traveler who had returned from South Africa just before Thanksgiving.

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How chaos at the U.S.-Mexico border fits into the international picture of migration

Thursday, December 02, 2021

As the U.S. struggles to cope with a surge of immigration at its southern border, the European Union is faced with its own crisis — the weaponization of migration by Belarus.

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As Russia-Ukraine tensions flare, Blinken is set to meet Russia's Lavrov

Thursday, December 02, 2021

Secretary of State Antony Blinken is due to meet his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, in Stockholm Thursday — amid rising friction between Washington and Moscow over Ukraine.

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News brief: omicron variant, Biden's COVID strategy, abortion court case

Thursday, December 02, 2021

The U.S. has a case of the latest coronavirus variant. President Biden will outline a new plan for dealing with COVID-19. The U.S. Supreme Court appears poised to roll back abortion rights.

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News brief: omicron variant, landmark abortion case, high school shooting

Wednesday, December 01, 2021

There is still not much known about the newest coronavirus variant. The Supreme Court considers the future of abortion in the U.S. In Michigan, people are mourning after the latest school shooting.

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White House prepares for the chance COVID vaccines won't protect against Omicron

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Scientists are collecting more information about the new variant of concern, omicron, and investigating whether existing COVID-19 vaccines offer adequate protection.

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New York, hit hard by the first COVID-19 wave, prepares for omicron variant

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

New York has already declared a state of emergency ahead of the expected arrival of the latest coronavirus variant — to try to corral its spread.

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News brief: omicron variant, N.Y. state of emergency, Gaza talks

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Experts predict in time, the new coronavirus variant will emerge in the U.S. New York already declared a state of emergency. Diplomats work behind the scenes for a new deal between Hamas and Israel.

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News brief: Omicron variant, Maxwell trial, renowned fashion designer dies

Monday, November 29, 2021

A new coronavirus variant creates uncertainty around the world. Opening statements begin Monday in Ghislaine Maxwell's trial. Fashion designer Virgil Abloh has died at age 41.

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Survivor of clergy sex abuse, Phil Saviano, dies at 69

Monday, November 29, 2021

A man who helped to expose the Catholic Church's cover-up of clergy sex abuse has died. Phil Saviano was a childhood survivor of abuse and decades later went public with his story.

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Congress returns from a holiday break with a full plate of must-pass legislation

Monday, November 29, 2021

Congress faces a Friday deadline to keep federal agencies funded and avoid a partial shutdown, while Democrats push to pass the remainder of President Biden's spending agenda.

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There's plenty to watch this Thanksgiving holiday weekend

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Our Pop Culture Happy Hour team shares their TV and movie recommendations for the Thanksgiving holiday.

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NPR's Book Concierge returns with a new name, a new look and new books

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

NPR's end of the year picks are collected in a recommendation tool we're calling: Books We Love. It's more than just a list of the year's best books.

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The suspect in the Wis. Christmas parade attack has a previous criminal record

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

There are more questions than answers as to why a person drove an SUV through a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wis., killing five people and injuring dozens of others.

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News brief: Wis. parade tragedy, Fed chair Powell, Austria's COVID-19 lockdown

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

The latest out of Wisconsin after an SUV plowed into a parade. President Biden taps Fed chair Jerome Powell for a second term. Austria returns to a lockdown to try to roll back a wave of COVID cases.

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Trans student golfer is suing Tennessee for the right to play his sport

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

In 10 states, it's illegal for transgender students to compete on teams that align with their gender. A Tennessee freshman is suing over the law that bans him from playing on the boys' golf team.

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News brief: Wis. parade tragedy, Ga. murder trial, COVID and Thanksgiving

Monday, November 22, 2021

Five people died after a driver sped through a Wisconsin parade. Closing arguments are set in the trial of three white men charged with murdering Ahmaud Arbery. COVID-19 case are climbing again.

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When Indie directors move on to franchise films, who wins?

Monday, November 22, 2021

Chloe Zhao, a director celebrated for intimate indie films, is in charge of the franchise blockbuster Externals. Who wins in that situation: the franchise, the director or fans?

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