Elissa Nadworny

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For older Ukrainians in front-line cities, visits from social workers bring comfort

Friday, September 16, 2022

In Sloviansk, many of those who remain are over 60. Social workers help with food, medicine and cleaning. An 86-year-old calls her social worker "Firefly," saying, "She brings light in a dark time."

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How much did Russia's war with Ukraine change in a single weekend?

Monday, September 12, 2022

On Saturday and Sunday, Ukrainian forces reclaimed a wide swath of territory in the northeast in a swift-moving counteroffensive that appeared to catch the Russians by surprise.

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Ukraine makes surprise advances in the east; Russian-held nuclear reactor powers down

Sunday, September 11, 2022

Ukraine has retaken a number of villages in the country's east. These gains come as the operator of the Russian-held nuclear power plant said it will power down the last working reactor there.

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Traumatized and displaced but determined, kids in Ukraine head back to school

Sunday, September 11, 2022

Before the war, the first day of school in Ukraine was a joyous celebration. As nearly 4 million students return to school this month, children and educators are desperate for a sense of normalcy.

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The last reactor at Zaporizhzhia, Europe's largest nuclear power plant, has stopped

Sunday, September 11, 2022

Ukraine's atomic power operator said power lines had been restored to the Zaporizhzhia plant and that they were preparing the reactor to be cooled and transferred to a safer state.

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Ukrainian forces break through Russia's front lines in the east and retake key towns

Saturday, September 10, 2022

Ukrainian officials claim to have taken Izium, Balakliya and Kupiansk — all of which have been controlled by Russian forces for months.

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How blowing up a dam in Ukraine flooded a village but stopped Russian forces

Tuesday, September 06, 2022

A community in Ukraine blew up a dam and flooded their village to stop the Russian army's advance into the capital Kyiv. Six months later, they're still pumping water out of their houses.

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Teachers in Ukraine say the focus is on keeping students safe in the new school year

Sunday, September 04, 2022

The start of the school year in war-torn Ukraine means most classes are online. Teachers face the challenge of being in the school building. even as their students are all over Ukraine and the world.

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The latest from Ukraine: U.N. nuclear inspectors visit Russian-occupied region

Saturday, September 03, 2022

U.N. nuclear inspectors were finally able to access a nuclear power plant in a Russian-occupied area of Ukraine this week. They say the plant faces grave risks, especially from shelling.

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U.N. inspectors arrive at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant in Ukraine

Thursday, September 01, 2022

A team of nuclear inspectors from the United Nations has made its way to the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant in Southern Ukraine.

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Ukrainian children head back to school in a country marked by war

Thursday, September 01, 2022

It's the first day of school in Ukraine, where about 2,300 educational institutions have been damaged and nearly 300 destroyed. Teachers are supporting children who have been severely traumatized.

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Along the front lines in Ukraine, cut off from resources, a resilient city holds on

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

As a stalemate sets in on Ukraine's eastern front line, a city lives in limbo with constant shelling, limited fuel and spotty utilities. The government ordered evacuations but some residents remain.

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Revisiting Ukraine's front line in Slovyansk

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

The government has sent evacuation orders to Ukraine's Donbas region but many remain. One sparsely open city has become a hub for Ukrainian military members taking a break from the front line.

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International Atomic Energy Agency will visit Ukraine's Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant

Monday, August 29, 2022

A mission to understand what's happening at the largest nuclear power plant in Europe is underway amid renewed shelling and mounting fears of a potential nuclear accident.

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6 key numbers that reveal the staggering impact of Russia's war in Ukraine

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Russia invaded Ukraine six months ago. In that time, thousands of people have been killed, cities destroyed, millions of people displaced and the Ukrainian economy has been battered.

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31 years ago Ukraine broke away from the USSR. Now the battle is against Russia

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

It's been six months since Russia launched its full scale invasion on Ukraine. Now it's a war of attrition that has led to a global food crisis, inflation across the world and devastation in Ukraine.

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Encore: Classroom skeleton — whose bones are these?

Friday, August 19, 2022

In many U.S. schools, the human skeletons hanging in biology or art classrooms were actual remains. Here's the origin story of one set of bones in an Erie, Penn., high school.

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Colleges ease COVID-19 restrictions as fall semester begins for millions of students

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Requirements to test and mask and be vaccinated are becoming less common as colleges shift away from treating COVID-19 as an emergency.

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How do you write a captivating thriller? This author found clues in the woods

Sunday, July 31, 2022

Megan Miranda's latest summer thriller, The Last to Vanish, is set in a small hiking town in North Carolina, where 7 people have disappeared in the woods. Were they all accidents or was it something more sinister?

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Patty Griffin releases demos and home recordings on 'Tape'

Sunday, June 26, 2022

NPR's Elissa Nadworny speaks to musician Patty Griffin about her new album, "Tape," a collection of unreleased demos and home recordings.

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