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With new research, your smart speaker might better understand African American English

Sunday, October 08, 2023

NPR's Ayesha Rascoe speaks to Howard University professor Gloria Washington about a new project that will make it easier for Black people to be understood by automatic speech recognition technology.

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The hottest new social media is the messaging app on your phone

Sunday, October 08, 2023

Is group chatting becoming the social media medium of choice? NPR's Ayesha Rascoe speaks with Atlantic editor Faith Hill.

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Israel's neighbors call for calm in the conflict, protestors take to the streets

Sunday, October 08, 2023

Many leaders in the Middle East are urging calm as a war breaks out in Israel, but there are street protests in parts of the Muslim world.

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Roxane Gay on 'Opinions', her new book of essays

Sunday, October 08, 2023

NPR's Ayesha Rascoe speaks with writer Roxane Gay about her new book, "Opinions."

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Politics chat: U.S. reacts to conflict in Israel, Republicans to select House Speaker

Sunday, October 08, 2023

The U.S. reaction to the Israel conflict, and what's ahead as Republicans select a speaker of the House.

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Turmoil in Congress could affect the future of Ukraine's military offensive

Sunday, October 08, 2023

The U.S. has given $75 billion to Ukraine since the Russian invasion. A growing number of Republicans in Congress oppose giving more. That could impede the country's defenses against Russia.

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A day after attacks from Gaza, Israeli victims mourn 'intelligence failure'

Sunday, October 08, 2023

As the worst fighting in decades takes place in Israel, we'll visit a packed Israeli hospital and speak with some victims, and also get reactions from Palestinians.

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A Nevada grand jury indicts witness in killing of Tupac Shakur

Sunday, October 01, 2023

NPR's Ayesha Rascoe speaks to Slate staff writer Joel Anderson about the 1996 murder of rapper Tupac Shakur. This week, a suspect is due in court in Las Vegas, Nevada on a murder charge in the case.

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Yomi Adegoke on her novel 'The List'

Sunday, October 01, 2023

NPR's Ayesha Rascoe speaks with author Yomi Adegoke abouther new novel, The List.

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The annual 'Fat Bear Week' kicks off at Katmai National Park & Preserve

Sunday, October 01, 2023

NPR's Ayesha Rascoe talks to former ranger Mike Fitz about Katmai National Park & Preserve - the glorious setting for a very popular National Parks Service event, "Fat Bear Week."

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Supreme Court will hear cases on control, abortion rights in new term starting Monday

Sunday, October 01, 2023

This week the U.S. Supreme Court opens a new term with big cases on guns, abortion and government regulation.

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The alternative to buying new snow boots for kids every year? Expandable shoes

Sunday, October 01, 2023

Parents often lament having to get a new pair of winter boots for their kids every year as they grow out of their old ones. A group of Northwestern University students came up with a fix for that.

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Politics chat: How House Speaker McCarthy gave up on appeasing far-right colleagues

Sunday, October 01, 2023

Analysis of the deal to avoid a government shutdown, including reaction from the White House.

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Behind the latest UAW strike is its almost 90-year history

Sunday, October 01, 2023

The United Auto Workers union strike enters its third week, but the history of their fight goes back to the 1930s.

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How Congress narrowly avoided a shutdown; Trump's NY trial to begin on Monday

Sunday, October 01, 2023

A look back at Congress narrowly averting a government shutdown - and a look ahead to former President Donald Trump's civil fraud trial set to start Monday.

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NPR's Scott Detrow gives the verdict on Korea's green onion cereal, 3 years later

Sunday, October 01, 2023

A follow-up to a very important story — okay, it's actually a very silly story — that Weekend Edition did on a special variety of Chex cereal released in South Korea.

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Slovakia elects pro-Russian politician who wants to cut military support for Ukraine

Sunday, October 01, 2023

A pro-Russian politician has won Slovakia's parliamentary elections, throwing NATO's unity amid the Russia-Ukraine war into question.

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In China, a Uyghur scholar has been sentenced to life in prison

Sunday, October 01, 2023

China has secretly given a life prison sentence to a prominent Uyghur scholar of Uyghur culture and religion.

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Gen. C.Q. Brown prepares to step into the role of top military officer role

Sunday, September 24, 2023

Gen. C.Q. Brown is poised to become the top U.S. military officer in a few days. One challenge he faces was on full display this week: Ukraine's visiting president requested more military assistance.

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An annual survey from the Census Bureau aims for better data on the LGBTQ+ population

Sunday, September 24, 2023

The Census Bureau wants to use an annual survey to ask people over the age of 15 about their sexual orientation and gender identity. This data could help enforce civil rights laws.

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