Bill Chappell

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U.S. men's success in the World Cup brings a windfall to the women's team

Friday, December 02, 2022

The success of the men's squad in Qatar will bring players on the women's team more money than they were rewarded for winning the 2019 tournament.

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What we know about the deadliest U.S. bird flu outbreak in history

Friday, December 02, 2022

The U.S. is enduring its worst poultry health disaster, with some 52.7 million birds dead. Unlike another recent outbreaks, this one has lasted through the summer — and it's still going strong.

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WHO renames monkeypox as mpox, citing racist stigma

Monday, November 28, 2022

"Removing 'monkey' removes the stigma that monkeypox comes with," an expert tells NPR. But he questions why the World Health Organization will wait a year for the change to take full effect.

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Here are things World Cup fans are restricted from doing in Qatar

Saturday, November 19, 2022

A FIFA boss once said, "Alcoholic drinks are part of the FIFA World Cup." But that was then. A beer ban in stadiums is just one of the changes fans face in Qatar.

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Iceland tells tourists it's like an alien planet. A NASA scientist agrees

Friday, November 18, 2022

"Iceland. Better than space." That's the new tagline from Iceland's tourism board. We asked the head of Visit Iceland why her country might have an edge over space — and consulted NASA as well.

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The World Cup is almost here. Get your head in the game with these 5 books

Thursday, November 17, 2022

The beautiful game has inspired some beautiful writing: Two experts share their lists of essential reading as the 2022 World Cup prepares to kick off in Qatar.

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Four students in Moscow, Idaho, died from an edged weapon, police say

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Whoever is responsible for the deaths remain at large. Police are calling it a targeted attack, but students are leaving the campus early for Thanksgiving break.

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The Paris 2024 Olympic mascots are ... hats. Here's why

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Organizers call it a tip of the chapeau to the spirit of the French revolution. Critics see something different.

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Dolly Parton gets $100 million from Jeff Bezos to spend on charity

Monday, November 14, 2022

The singer and entrepreneur famously has used her success to help others, especially in areas of education. The gift matches two by Bezos last year to chef Jose Andrés and activist Van Jones.

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The Democrats' strategy of boosting far-right candidates seems to have worked

Friday, November 11, 2022

Back in the primary season, a number of Democrats tried to boost far-right Republican candidates whom they deemed easier to beat in November. The strategy seems to have paid off.

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GOP Rep. Lauren Boebert's reelection bid is at risk in tight race against Adam Frisch

Wednesday, November 09, 2022

Colorado Rep. Lauren Boebert's reelection bid is under serious threat from challenger Adam Frisch. Boebert has loudly amplified former President Trump's baseless claims of widespread election fraud.

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Arizona's Maricopa County says it's identified a solution for voting equipment issues

Tuesday, November 08, 2022

The issues with the tabulators were quickly used by right-leaning influencers to fuel claims of fraud.

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NHL team yanks contract of a player who bullied a Black classmate with disabilities

Monday, November 07, 2022

It's the second time Mitchell Miller's path to the NHL has been abruptly blocked. The mother of the student who was abused tells NPR that her son is still struggling.

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Daylight saving time ends Sunday. Here are 4 things you should know

Friday, November 04, 2022

More than a third of U.S. states now support the idea of making daylight saving time permanent. It's already in effect for about eight months of the year.

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A rare copy of the first printing of the U.S. Constitution is going up for auction

Tuesday, November 01, 2022

The document last went up for auction in 1894. After the new auction was announced, the group that crowdfunded an attempt to buy a similar copy last year told NPR, "We're looking into it."

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High school football coach who led prayers on the field will get his job back

Thursday, October 27, 2022

Joseph Kennedy will be reinstated to his previous position with the Bremerton High School football team, after the Supreme Court ruled in his favor.

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Walleye fishermen plead not guilty in cheating scandal

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Fishermen Jacob Runyan and Chase Cominsky are accused of packing weights into fish at an Ohio tournament where nearly $30,000 was on the line.

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg is depicted on a new USPS stamp

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

The U.S. Postal Service cites the late Supreme Court justice's legacy of "important majority opinions advancing equality and strong dissents on socially controversial rulings."

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Penn State cancels Proud Boys founder's speech, citing the threat of violence

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

It was an abrupt reversal for the school, which had condemned the views of Gavin McInnes even as it said free speech required it to host the event. Protesters confronted each other and police.

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4 things to know after Simona Halep tests positive for doping

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

The former world No. 1 Halep insists she didn't take a banned drug and is vowing to clear her name. Many in tennis are siding with her.

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