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As Esports Take Off, High School Leagues Get In The Game

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Esports is a booming business — and schools are taking note. As competitive video gaming has grown from a niche community to a mainstream industry, states are creating high school leagues.

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Iran's Only Female Olympic Medalist Says She Has Defected

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Kimia Alizadeh, who won a bronze medal for taekwondo at the 2016 summer Olympics, described her decision to leave Iran as difficult, but necessary.

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Queen Elizabeth II Calls A Family Meeting To Determine Meghan and Harry's Next Steps

Sunday, January 12, 2020

The queen will reportedly host Prince Harry, Prince Charles and Prince William at her country estate on Monday to discuss the couple's plans to "step back as 'senior' members of the Royal Family."

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Musician To Musician: Our 5th Annual Thanksgiving Chain Of Gratitude

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Ari Shapiro names The New Pornographers as a musical act he's thankful for in 2019. That gratitude is passed forward to nêhiyawak, then Leikeli47 and finally to Chick Corea.

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When Nationals Visit The White House, Sports And Politics Will Intersect Once Again

Saturday, November 02, 2019

The Washington Nationals will meet President Trump at the White House on Monday to celebrate their World Series win. At least one player has declined to attend.

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Lauren Groff's Literary Mission: Recovering A Lost Short Story Master

Thursday, October 03, 2019

Nancy Hale won multiple literary prizes, and her writing shaped the early identity of The New Yorker. Now, she's mostly forgotten, but that may change with the release of a new edition of her work.

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Instagram Now Lets You Control Your Bully's Comments

Thursday, October 03, 2019

Blocking a bully on social media doesn't always bring an end to online abuse. To try to address this, Instagram has a new anti-bullying feature called Restrict.

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British Oil Tanker Seized By Iran Will Be Released Soon, Iranian Official Says

Sunday, September 22, 2019

The Stena Impero was detained by Iran's Revolutionary Guards in the Strait of Hormuz on July 19 for alleged marine violations. Iranian maritime officials have given no set date for its release.

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Trial Begins For Former Dallas Cop Who Killed Unarmed Black Neighbor

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Amber Guyger, who is white, said she entered the wrong apartment thinking it was her own, and shot Botham Shem Jean, 26, because she thought he was a burglar. Her trial begins on Monday.

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In NYC, Cycling Deaths Increase But Gears Turn Slowly On Safety Measures

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

A recent surge in cyclist deaths in NYC has called into question whether cities are taking the necessary steps to keep cyclists safe. Cities are adapting but cyclists say not quickly enough.

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Is There A Holiday Tradition You Really Hate? Tell Us

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Hate mistletoe, eggnog or wrapping presents? NPR's All Things Considered wants to know what holiday traditions you hate and why.

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One Tiny Owl: Otherworldly Photos From California's Woolsey Fire

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

The Los Angeles Times' Wally Skalij discusses how he made the often surreal images, and how covering wars in Iraq and Kosovo prepared him to cover mass shootings and other tragedies in the U.S.

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'Glimmer Of Hope' Provides A Blueprint For Launching Social Change

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

With a new collection of essays, the 25 founders of March For Our Lives return the subject of the Parkland shooting and gun violence to national consciousness just in time for midterms elections.

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