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Hawley's attacks on Ketanji Brown Jackson fuel a surge in online conspiracy chatter

Thursday, March 24, 2022

The far-right internet began to obsess about Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson only after a series of tweets from Sen. Josh Hawley echoed themes used by conspiracy theorists.


To try or not to try — remotely. As jury trials move online, courts see pros and cons

Friday, March 18, 2022

Courts turned to remote juries during the pandemic. Now they're grappling with continuing a practice that can expand the pool of jurors but is also susceptible to problems common to all video calls.


As COVID spread in federal prisons, many at-risk inmates tried and failed to get out

Monday, March 07, 2022

Federal prisons saw a significant rise in deaths during the pandemic years, NPR found. Of those who died from COVID-19, nearly all were elderly or had health conditions, and many had tried to get out.


Active-duty police in major U.S. cities appear on purported Oath Keepers rosters

Friday, November 05, 2021

Hacked records purported to be from the extremist group Oath Keepers include the names of active-duty law enforcement officers in New York City, Los Angeles and Chicago, NPR and WNYC/Gothamist found.


The Federal Government Sells Flood-Prone Homes To Often Unsuspecting Buyers, NPR Finds

Monday, September 13, 2021

The Department of Housing and Urban Development disproportionately sells homes in flood-prone areas, NPR finds. Housing experts warn that this can lead to big losses for vulnerable families.


Hospitals Serving The Poor Struggled During COVID. Wealthy Hospitals Made Millions

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

The financial gap between wealthy hospitals and safety-net hospitals, which take everyone who walks through their doors, has widened during the pandemic, an NPR and PBS Frontline investigation found.


A Looming Disaster: New Data Reveal Where Flood Damage Is An Existential Threat

Monday, February 22, 2021

More than 4 million homes face substantial risk of expensive flood damage, a research organization says. Communities where flood insurance is already unaffordable face potentially catastrophic damage.


Don't Miss Your Socially Distanced Date With Mars

Sunday, October 11, 2020

Mars will be in "opposition" on Oct. 13: the sun and Mars will be on opposite sides of Earth. It's going to be ideal for viewing the red planet.


1 Person Dead In Shooting That Followed Day Of Far-Right, Far-Left Rallies In Denver

Sunday, October 11, 2020

Police said a private security guard was taken into custody as a suspect in connection with the shooting. A local news station said the guard had been hired to protect staff covering the two rallies.


7 Marines, 1 Sailor Presumed Dead After Training Accident

Sunday, August 02, 2020

The Marine Corps called off rescue operations for seven Marines and one Navy sailor who went missing when their amphibious vehicle sank during training off the coast of Southern California.


Tropical Storm Isaias Closes In On Florida

Sunday, August 02, 2020

While the storm has weakened from hurricane status, it had sustained winds on Sunday of 65 mph and is expected to inundate much of the East Coast this week with heavy rains and strong winds.


Widespread Use Of Face Masks Could Save Tens Of Thousands Of Lives, Models Project

Friday, July 03, 2020

Models developed by mathematical epidemiologists project that tens of thousands of lives across the U.S. can be saved by more people wearing face masks.


Pandemic Perspective: What The 20 Poorest And Richest Countries Spend On Health Care

Saturday, June 13, 2020

A rich country might spend $5,000 or more on health care per person. A poor country might spend as little as $19 per person. How will that affect responses to the novel coronavirus?


Traffic Is Way Down Because Of Lockdown, But Air Pollution? Not So Much

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Car traffic took a big dip beginning in late March, and headlines celebrated clean air around the U.S. But an NPR analysis of EPA data tells a more troubling story.


Relief Payments To The Dead: Lawmakers Demand Answers From Treasury

Friday, May 08, 2020

A bipartisan group of lawmakers is asking the Treasury Department and the IRS how many deceased people received coronavirus relief checks from the government — and what the solution is.


In New York Nursing Homes, Death Comes To Facilities With More People Of Color

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

In an analysis of 78 nursing homes in New York where six or more residents have died from COVID-19, NPR found nursing homes with more people of color were more likely to have more deaths.


A Month After Emergency Declaration, Trump's Promises Largely Unfulfilled

Monday, April 13, 2020

On March 13, President Trump promised to mobilize private and public resources to respond to the coronavirus. NPR followed up on each promise and found little action had been taken.


Why There Are So Many Different Guidelines For Face Masks For The Public

Friday, April 10, 2020

Some agencies and places urged or required people to use face coverings in public early on. Others dismissed the coverings as ineffective, then revised their stance. Why the differences?


Should We All Be Wearing Masks In Public? Health Experts Revisit The Question

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

There are rumblings that U.S. health officials may start encouraging Americans to wear face masks to cut down on asymptomatic spread. But with continued shortages, it's not clear how we'd do that.


Life In Lockdown: From Shock To Panic To ... Acceptance

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

In Wuhan, China, most of the millions of people on lockdown have not gotten sick from COVID-19. But worries and isolation can affect their mental health.