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Join NPR and member stations for live conversations about what lies ahead for 2022

Monday, November 29, 2021

NPR is hosting several live conversations on Twitter Spaces titled What's Next. Join us on Twitter as we discuss climate change, the future of live TV, how we cover Indigenous communities and more.

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The Autumnal Equinox Is This Afternoon. Fall Is Here

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

According to the National Weather Service, at 3:20 p.m. EDT today, the Autumnal Equinox (the moment when the length of daylight and darkness are almost perfectly equal) occurs.

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This Kid Just Put Everyone Else's Pandemic Hobby Game To Shame

Tuesday, September 07, 2021

Over the course of the pandemic many of us have taken up (and often dropped...) new hobbies to past the time. But Brigitte Xie has taken it to a whole new level.

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In Honor Of National Dog Day, Please Enjoy These Adorable Pups

Thursday, August 26, 2021

In celebration of National Dog Day, let us introduce you to our radiant pups for your enjoyment (and let's be honest — ours too!)

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She Is Staying In Afghanistan To Ensure Women's Gains Aren't Lost Under Taliban Rule

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Mahbooba Seraj, founder of the Afghan Women's Network, has a message for Americans watching what's happening in Afghanistan.

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U.S. Embassy In Kabul Tells Staff To Destroy Sensitive Material And Evacuate

Friday, August 13, 2021

A memo obtained by NPR lays out the emergency preparations being made by American diplomats at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul — including the destruction of sensitive documents and computers.

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The Taliban Now Control Two-Thirds Of Afghanistan

Thursday, August 12, 2021

As of Thursday morning, the Taliban now hold 10 provincial capital cities — effectively putting them in control of two-thirds of Afghanistan.

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Meet The Nonagenarian Who Is A Record-Breaking Weightlifter

Friday, August 06, 2021

Edith Murway holds the Guinness World Record for oldest competitive weightlifter. She turns 100 on Sunday. Murway started powerlifting at 91.

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Crews From Alaska To Puerto Rico Are Trying To Control The Bootleg Fire

Wednesday, August 04, 2021

Authorities warn current conditions are ideal for more fires. Officials say embers from the Bootleg Fire can travel long distances on the current 25 mph winds.

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Last Week, 1 In 3 U.S. COVID Cases Were In Florida And Texas

Tuesday, August 03, 2021

In the last week, 3 million Americans got their first vaccine shot. On Tuesday, the U.S. hit President Biden's July Fourth goal of 70% of adults receiving at least one shot.

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Child Care During Competitions Presents A Major Hurdle For Olympians And Paralympians

Tuesday, August 03, 2021

If you think parenting is stressful, imagine parenting while also competing as a Paralympic athlete. Lora Webster, who competes in sitting volleyball, is a mother of three, and pregnant with one more.

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Pandemic Protocols In Tokyo Have Given Us An Adorable New Olympic Tradition

Thursday, July 29, 2021

In a COVID concession to the usual podium process, Olympians are expected to pluck their own medals from a tray. Some athletes are giving each other a hand putting them on.

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Olympians Are Dominating TikTok. Here's How To Follow Along

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

TikTok is owning the 2020 Olympics as athletes share highlights and behind the scenes updates from Tokyo with each other and followers at home.

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U.S. Women's Soccer Team Advances To Knockout Round After A Draw Against Australia

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

The result today was enough for the U.S. team to secure the runners-up position in Group G, after losing their first game against Sweden and later defeating New Zealand.

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Texas Teacher Takes Her Students On A Road Trip Through U.S. History — Remotely

Friday, September 11, 2020

When the pandemic forced high school teacher Cathy Cluck to rethink her teaching strategy, she went on a "Great American History Road Trip," holding virtual lessons along the way.

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App Lets You Destress By Screaming Into Icelandic Wilderness

Friday, July 17, 2020

2020 has been a stressful year. Iceland wants to help. A group developed an app that will let you record and broadcast a scream, pent up by the pandemic, into the Icelandic wilderness.

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