Becky Sullivan

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As Ukraine's war drags on and a D.C. shutdown looms, Zelenskyy makes his case for aid

Thursday, September 21, 2023

In a visit to Washington, the Ukrainian leader faces a small but growing chorus of skepticism at new funding for the war, as $24 billion of aid hangs in limbo ahead of a possible government shutdown.


What to know about the tensions between Canada and India over the killing of a Sikh

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Canada says India is linked to the June killing of Hardeep Singh Nijjar, a prominent activist for the creation of a Sikh homeland in India. India considered Nijjar a terrorist but denies involvement.


Yes, Puerto Rican licenses are valid in the U.S., Hertz reminds its employees

Friday, May 26, 2023

A Puerto Rican man was denied a car rental at a Hertz location at the New Orleans airport where employees apparently believed his driver's license was from outside the U.S. Hertz has since apologized.


A Miami zoo apologizes for kiwi petting encounter that angered New Zealanders

Thursday, May 25, 2023

Kiwi, the flightless bird that are a national symbol of New Zealand, are sensitive to handling and bright light. "We have offended a nation," a zoo spokesperson said.


E. Jean Carroll aims to expand defamation lawsuit against Trump, seeking $10 million

Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Earlier this month, a jury found the former president liable for sexual abusing Carroll at a department store in the mid-1990s. The day after the verdict, Trump again denied the allegations on CNN.


Penguin Random House and 5 authors are suing a Florida school board over book bans

Thursday, May 18, 2023

Officials in Escambia County, Fla., removed 10 books from school libraries and restricted access to more than 150 others. Writers' advocacy group PEN America calls the lawsuit the first of its kind.


The abortion pill mifepristone has another day in federal court

Wednesday, May 17, 2023

While a Supreme Court order continues to ensure the drug is still widely available, the issue returned Wednesday to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals as lawyers for both sides urged the court to act.


Beyond the 'abortion pill': Real-life experiences of individuals taking mifepristone

Wednesday, May 17, 2023

Ahead of oral arguments in a federal appeals court over access to mifepristone, more than 150 people shared stories with NPR about how they used the medication — and how it changed their lives.


People who took mifepristone share their stories

Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Mifepristone, sometimes known as the abortion pill, is the center of a legal battle underway this week. Some of the people who have taken it share their stories.


A jury finds Trump liable for battery and defamation in E. Jean Carroll trial

Tuesday, May 09, 2023

Jurors believed that Carroll's allegation of sexual abuse in a Manhattan department store in the mid-1990s was more likely true than not. They awarded her $5 million in total damages.


The best picket signs of the Hollywood writers' strike

Thursday, May 04, 2023

As the Writers Guild of America began its first strike in 15 years, union members let loose with quips to studio executives, as they picketed outside companies like Netflix, Sony and NBCUniversal.


He played more than 1,100 minor league games, and finally made an emotional MLB debut

Thursday, April 27, 2023

The picture of a baseball journeyman, Drew Maggi had seen 4,500 plate appearances in places like Charleston, Tulsa, Little Rock and Altoona, Pa., before finally getting his big-league shot Wednesday.


Bud Light sales dip after trans promotion, but such boycotts are often short-lived

Thursday, April 27, 2023

Bud Light, under fire from conservatives on social media for a promotion with a trans influencer, has seen its sales slip. But studies of other boycotts showed that negative impacts didn't last long.


The Oakland A's are on the verge of moving to Las Vegas

Friday, April 21, 2023

Team officials said they had signed an agreement to buy a 49-acre site near the Strip for a new stadium. The team's departure would leave Oakland with no major pro sports teams.


2 shootings at mistaken addresses have renewed the focus on 'stand your ground' laws

Tuesday, April 18, 2023

Stand your ground laws have proliferated in the years since the shooting of Trayvon Martin, the Black teenager killed in 2012. Research shows the laws have led to an increase in firearm homicides.


After days of outrage over the shooting of a Black teen, officials charge the gunman

Monday, April 17, 2023

Ralph Yarl, a 16-year-old high school junior, was shot by a white homeowner after he went to the wrong address to pick up his brothers. The shooter was charged on Monday after criticism over delays.


The pharmaceutical industry urges courts to preserve access to abortion pill

Friday, April 14, 2023

As the debate over mifepristone makes its way to the Supreme Court, the pharmaceutical industry has raised concerns that ruling against the FDA could chill the development of new drugs.


Justice Department will ask the Supreme Court to restore full access to abortion pill

Thursday, April 13, 2023

The Justice Department is seeking emergency relief from the U.S. Supreme Court in a Texas case involving limited access to the abortion drug mifepristone.


The mifepristone ruling may deter the development of new drugs, experts say

Wednesday, April 12, 2023

The mifepristone ruling in Texas has been met with concern from the pharmaceutical industry, who say the decision, if upheld, could having a chilling effect on the development of new drugs.


What's next for the abortion pill mifepristone?

Monday, April 10, 2023

Access to mifepristone, a medication that is used in about half of all abortions nationwide, hangs in the balance of two contradictory court rulings. A date with the Supreme Court is all but certain.