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Election officials feared the worst. Here's why baseless claims haven't fueled chaos

Monday, November 14, 2022

So far, false claims of voting malfeasance have not incited the chaos that many had feared would ensue, stoked by a mythos of election fraud that's become a core belief for many on the right.


Why conspiracy theories about Paul Pelosi's assault keep circulating

Wednesday, November 02, 2022

Fringe websites, a tech CEO and members of Congress all spread false claims about the attack on Nancy Pelosi's husband. The strains of narratives that they leverage are anything but new.


Misinformation can further distort political messaging accepted by immigrants

Sunday, October 30, 2022

Political rhetoric is dividing many Americans. But for those in refugee and immigrant communities, that language gets filtered through another layer of history and lived experience.


How quotation marks turned a story about a clerical error into one about voter fraud

Friday, October 14, 2022

The Colorado election officials accidentally mailed postcards about voting registration to non-citizens who were not eligible to vote. On Twitter, stories about the mistake have turned conspiratorial.


Eyeballs and AI power the research into how falsehoods travel online

Thursday, October 13, 2022

Getting a sense of falsehoods online might sound straightforward, but it isn't. Researchers use state-of-the-art algorithms but it also comes down to lots of scrolling and reading.


Share your stories of navigating information gaps with friends and family overseas

Friday, September 16, 2022

Members of diaspora communities — NPR wants to hear your stories about navigating discussions with family and friends when you aren't on the same page about what's happening in the world.


A new Georgia voting law reduced ballot drop box access in places that used them most

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Georgia lawmakers changed voting laws after 2020, including eliminating drop boxes in certain counties, making it harder for many voters in cities and suburbs, often people of color, to access them.


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?