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Health Experts Disagree On Whether 'Herd Immunity' Can Be Achieved

Monday, May 03, 2021

"Herd immunity," in which the vast majority of a population has immunity, has been cited as the key to ending the COVID-19 pandemic. But public health experts are split on whether it can be achieved.

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FDA Moves To Ban Menthol Cigarettes

Thursday, April 29, 2021

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is planning to ban menthol cigarettes, a move the National Medical Association has urged for years. NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with the NMA's Dr. Doris Browne.

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Man's Ancient Friend: 6,000-Year-Old Dog Remains Found On Arabian Peninsula

Friday, April 23, 2021

As archeologists in Saudi Arabia excavated an ancient tomb last year, they were surprised to find what's believed to be the earliest example of dog domestication in the region.

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Archaeologists Discover Earliest Example Of Dog Domestication In Arabia

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Archaeologists have discovered remains of the earliest example of dog domestication on the Arabian Peninsula, providing a look into pet ownership 6,000 years ago.

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U.S. Imposes Sanctions On Russia For Election Meddling, Hacking

Thursday, April 15, 2021

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks to Michael McFaul, former U.S. ambassador To Russia. The U.S. imposed new sanctions on Russia Thursday, which are just the latest attempts to thwart the Kremlin.

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Denver Returns 14 Bison To Tribal Land In Reparations, Conservation Effort

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Indigenous tribes received the bison from Denver Parks and Recreation as a form of reparations, the first in a 10-year ordinance to donate surplus bison.

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City Of Denver Gives 14 Bison To Tribal Nations

Monday, April 12, 2021

After its annual auction, Denver gave 14 surplus bison to tribal nations. Officials see the gift as a form of reparations for historical violence toward tribal nations through wiping out bison herds.

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Publisher Of Minneapolis Black-Owned Newspaper Speaks On Coverage Of Chauvin Trial

Thursday, April 08, 2021

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Tracey Williams-Dillard on her newspaper's coverage of the Derek Chauvin trial. The Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder has served Minnesota's Black community since 1934.

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How To Start Conversations About Anti-Asian Racism With Your Family

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

The rise in reports of anti-Asian hate incidents over the past year, including the shootings at Atlanta-area spas, has resurfaced the need for many to talk about racism with their loved ones.

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