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The Incredible Shrinking And Growing Brains Of Indian Jumping Ants

Sunday, April 18, 2021

A new study of Indian jumping ants shows they have the ability to shrink and expand their brains — a first for any insect.

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Pitcher Hope Trautwein Throws A Perfect Game Of All Strikeouts

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

The softball pitcher from the University of North Texas made NCAA Division I history on Sunday by throwing a perfect game in which she registered all 21 outs by strikeout.

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John Boehner On The 'Noisemakers' Of The Republican Party

Monday, April 12, 2021

Boehner was the Republican speaker of the House during much of the Obama presidency. His new memoir recounts his time leading House Republicans — even if that meant doing things he personally opposed.

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Biden Envoy To Iran On What To Expect In Renewed Nuclear Talks

Tuesday, April 06, 2021

Iran and the U.S. are holding indirect talks on restarting the 2015 nuclear deal. Robert Malley, the Biden administration special envoy to Iran, says a deal would be in the interest of all Americans.

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Through Decades Of Addiction, Hunter Biden Says His Family Never Gave Up On Him

Monday, April 05, 2021

Hunter Biden's new memoir is a story of his years of alcohol and drug addiction. He tells NPR that the one constant was the love of his family: "Their light was never not seeking me out."

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How Detroit Chefs Are Feeding Those In Need

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Food insecurity was already high in Detroit before the pandemic; now it's increased. Ederique Goudia and Raphael Wright are among those trying to help.

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Black Church Leaders In Georgia On The Importance Of 'Souls To The Polls'

Monday, March 22, 2021

Bishop Reginald T. Jackson and Supervisor Christy Jackson say church-led voting goes back to the Jim Crow era.

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Black Farmers Have Long Faced Discrimination. New Aid Aims To Right Past Wrongs

Saturday, March 13, 2021

Generations of systemic discrimination have decimated the number of Black farmers in the U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack talked with NPR about new funding for debt relief.

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Why Cuttlefish Are Smarter Than We Thought

Sunday, March 07, 2021

Cuttlefish, the squishy sea creatures, showed impressive self-control in an experiment. It means they have something in common with primates.

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Pandemic Inspires More Than 1,200 New German Words

Saturday, March 06, 2021

Germans have a knack for stringing lots of words together to create new words. From Mundschutzmode to Coronamutationsgebiet, the pandemic has spawned a plethora of them.

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As Yemenis Starve, Humanitarian Relief Group Pleads For International Help

Monday, March 01, 2021

Jan Egeland of the Norwegian Refugee Council is on the ground in Yemen. The United Nations is asking for funding as tens of thousands are already starving to death and millions more go hungry.

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Scientists Talked To People In Their Dreams. They Answered

Saturday, February 27, 2021

Scientists have found that two-way communication is possible with someone who is asleep and dreaming. Specifically, lucid dreaming — dreaming while being aware you're dreaming.

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'Black Art' Chronicles A Pivotal Exhibition And Its Lasting Impact On Black Artists

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

A 1976 exhibit of art created by African Americans was the first major show by a Black curator and serves as a starting point for the HBO documentary Black Art: In the Absence of Light.

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'The Essence Of Truth': A Doctor's Photos Document The COVID-19 Crisis In The ER

Saturday, February 20, 2021

Dr. Scott Kobner is the chief emergency room resident at the Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center. His black-and-white photos show the suffering, anxiety and chaos unfolding in overrun COVID units.

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'It's Going To Be Hard': A New West Point Leader On Confronting Extremism In Military

Saturday, February 13, 2021

Brig. Gen. Mark Quander is taking a new position in charge of cadets at West Point. He talked with NPR about his family's military history and how to address extremist ideologies in the military.

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Critic Of U.S. Role In Yemen Responds To Biden's Plans To Pull Back

Monday, February 08, 2021

Shireen Al-Adeimi of Michigan State University argues the U.S. has done "everything except for pulling the trigger" in the war in Yemen. She tells NPR she's skeptical of a U.S. role in creating peace.

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Global Initiative To Start Shipping Vaccines To Africa, Where Supplies Are Low

Friday, February 05, 2021

Dr. Katherine O'Brien of the World Health Organization says poor countries are able to get their populations vaccinated — they just need the doses.

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Utah Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson Becomes Her Own Intern

Monday, February 01, 2021

Utah Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson is finally wrapping up the credits she needs to finish her undergraduate degree — by doing an internship at her own office.

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Myanmar's Army Stages Coup, Detaining Aung Sang Suu Kyi, Others

Sunday, January 31, 2021

The military arrested Suu Kyi and members of her political party early Monday, hours before it declared a transfer of power and a one-year state of emergency in the Southeast Asian country.

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Winter Storm Moves East, With 'Copious Amounts' Of Snow Expected In Northeast

Saturday, January 30, 2021

The system, which brought tremendous amounts of snow and rain to California, dumped heavy snow in the Midwest. The Northeast is expected to get more than a foot of snow.

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