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Songs of Remembrance

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

At least 1 million people have died in the U.S. from COVID-19. NPR's Songs of Remembrance project shares some of their stories and the music they loved.

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The ripple effects of Russia's war in Ukraine are changing the world

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Stores running out of cooking oil. Gas prices soaring. Farmers scrambling for fertilizer. Nations rethinking alliances. We zoom in on the war's seismic, far-reaching repercussions.

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'I, too, was living a double life': Why trans fans connect to 'The Matrix'

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Long before writers Lilly and Lana Wachowski confirmed that the original film was written as a trans allegory, fans connected to its themes of self-actualization.

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House retirement tracker: Senior Democrats exit as the GOP is confident of a takeover

Thursday, December 09, 2021

A growing number of House lawmakers have opted not to run again in 2022, but so far more Democrats than Republicans are choosing to end their service.

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Jan. 6 panel and subpoenas: Committee targets witnesses linked to day of attack

Saturday, November 06, 2021

The committee investigating the attack has sent out a number of subpoenas to get information and compel people with knowledge about the events of the day to tell them what they know.

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These 4 charts explain why the stakes are so high at the U.N. climate summit

Friday, October 29, 2021

How hot will the planet get? What nations negotiate at the international climate summit will help determine that. Here are 4 things to know about what's being decided.

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Taking up space at work isn't easy. Here's how employees can speak up for one another

Saturday, October 02, 2021

Getting interrupted at work and having ideas stolen happens a lot to women, people of color and marginalized workers. Here are four ways to stop it from happening and make sure you're being heard.

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What The New Census Data Shows About Race Depends On How You Look At It

Friday, August 13, 2021

Growing numbers of people in the U.S. are reporting on census forms that they identify with more than one racial group. But they're often hidden in breakdowns of the country's demographics.

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Wildfire Risk Is Growing Everywhere, Even As More Americans Move Into Harm's Way

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

There's a history of wildfire across America, a threat made worse by the warming climate. And more people are moving to fire-prone areas without realizing the danger.

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6 Charts That Dismantle The Trope Of Asian Americans As A Model Minority

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

For years, the myth about Asian Americans and their perceived collective success has been used as a racial wedge. Here's a look at some common misconceptions driven by the "model minority" myth.

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Here's How The 1st 2020 Census Results Changed Electoral College, House Seats

Monday, April 26, 2021

Based on population shifts recorded by the 2020 census, Texas, Florida and North Carolina are among the states gaining representation, while California, New York and Pennsylvania are losing influence.

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COMIC: How I Cope With Pandemic Numbness

Sunday, April 25, 2021

Each week I check the latest deaths from COVID-19 for NPR. After a while, I didn't feel any sorrow at the numbers. I just felt numb. I wanted to understand why — and how to overcome that numbness.

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COMIC: How Your State Wins Or Loses Political Power Through The Census

Monday, April 12, 2021

How much say your state has in Congress and the Electoral College is determined through a little-known, once-a-decade process based on the census.

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How Severe Is Your State's Coronavirus Outbreak?

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

View NPR's maps and graphics to see where COVID-19 is hitting hardest in the U.S., which state outbreaks are growing and which are leveling off.

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The Capitol Siege: The Arrested And Their Stories

Friday, March 05, 2021

More than 250 people have been charged in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. NPR is looking at the cases. Each provides clues to questions surrounding the attack: Who joined the mob? What did they do? And why?

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COMIC: How Your State Gets Power Via The Census (And What Trump Wants To Change)

Thursday, December 31, 2020

A little-known process determines your state's representation in Congress and the Electoral College. Trump wants to try to change it by excluding unauthorized immigrants for the first time in history.

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Narrow Wins In These Key States Powered Biden To The Presidency

Wednesday, December 02, 2020

Joe Biden topped President Trump by nearly 7 million votes, and 74 votes in the Electoral College, but his victory really was stitched together with narrow margins in key states.

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How Biden Won: Ramping Up The Base And Expanding Margins In The Suburbs

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Remarkably few counties shifted in the 2020 election, which saw sky-high turnout. The president's base voted in big numbers in rural areas, but Biden's gains in the suburbs propelled him to victory.

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Where Presidential Election Votes Are Still Being Counted

Thursday, November 05, 2020

After notching narrow victories in Michigan and Wisconsin on Wednesday, Joe Biden holds a lead in the march to 270. All eyes are on four key states: Georgia, Pennsylvania, Nevada and North Carolina.

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How Many Votes Have Been Counted In Undecided States

Wednesday, November 04, 2020

Millions of outstanding votes have yet to be tallied, including in the key states of Georgia, North Carolina and Pennsylvania.

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