Joe Hernandez

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Journalist Brent Renaud is killed while reporting on the war in Ukraine

Sunday, March 13, 2022

An advisor to Ukraine's interior ministry said Renaud was killed and another journalist was wounded in Irpin, a suburb of Kyiv.

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Chef José Andrés and his team are feeding Ukrainians on the front lines of the war

Saturday, March 12, 2022

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with the founder of World Central Kitchen about the organization's efforts to feed Ukrainians and those who are fleeing the country.

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EA is cutting Russian teams from its FIFA and NHL games over the Ukraine invasion

Wednesday, March 02, 2022

"We stand with the people of Ukraine and join the voices around the world calling for peace," EA said in a statement.

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Fitbit recalls 1.7 million smartwatches with a battery that can overheat and burn you

Wednesday, March 02, 2022

The recall was issued Wednesday following a slew of reports of the watch battery overheating, including at least 115 incidents in the U.S. and another 59 internationally.

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The U.N. approves a resolution demanding that Russia end the invasion of Ukraine

Wednesday, March 02, 2022

The General Assembly overwhelmingly supported a nonbinding resolution that demands that Russia immediately remove its forces from Ukraine.

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Russia is using controversial 'cluster munitions' in Ukraine, humanitarian groups say

Monday, February 28, 2022

Once fired, cluster munitions open in midair and rain down dozens or even hundreds of smaller submunitions, or "bomblets," over a large area the size of one or several football fields.

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Toyota stops production in Japan after a cyberattack hits one of its suppliers

Monday, February 28, 2022

The suspected attack forced Toyota, one of the world's largest auto manufacturers, to suspend operations at 14 of its Japanese plants, affecting the production of about 13,000 vehicles.

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A ticket stub from Jackie Robinson's majors debut sells for a record-breaking $480K

Monday, February 28, 2022

It was the second time the record was broken in the same auction. Earlier on Sunday, a bidder bought a full ticket from Michael Jordan's 1984 NBA debut with the Chicago Bulls for $468,000.

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Ukrainian and Russian negotiators agree to hold talks in Belarus

Sunday, February 27, 2022

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky's office said a delegation of the Ukrainian government will meet for talks with Russian officials near the Pripyat River in Belarus.

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Ukrainian soldiers who profanely told off Russian warship may be alive, officials say

Sunday, February 27, 2022

Last week, a Russian warship approached Snake Island and asked the Ukrainian forces there to surrender. The response from Ukraine was simple: "Russian warship. Go f*** yourself."

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Florida House passes controversial measure dubbed the 'Don't Say Gay' bill by critics

Thursday, February 24, 2022

Opponents of the measure say it will hurt LGBTQ youth, who already face higher rates of bullying, but the Republican sponsor says it's meant to protect children and keep parents informed.

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Sen. Warner says a direct NATO-Russia conflict would be 'uncharted territory'

Thursday, February 24, 2022

NPR's Ayesha Rascoe speaks with Sen. Mark Warner, chairman of the intelligence committee, about the latest on the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and how the U.S. plans to respond.

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Georgia marks statewide 'Ahmaud Arbery Day' to honor the slain jogger

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

This year's anniversary of Arbery's death comes one day after his three convicted killers, who are white, were found guilty of targeting Arbery because of his race in a federal hate crimes trial.

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Why Luhansk and Donetsk are key to understanding the latest escalation in Ukraine

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

The rebel-controlled territories, which comprise a larger eastern Ukraine region called Donbas that borders Russia, have been led by pro-Russia separatists for nearly a decade.

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President Biden agrees to a tentative meeting with Putin to discuss Ukraine

Sunday, February 20, 2022

Biden has agreed to meet with the Russian leader "in principle" if Russia does not invade Ukraine, the White House said, but Russia appears to be pursuing plans for a "full-scale assault" very soon.

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Accusations of 'greenwashing' by big oil companies are well-founded, a new study finds

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Chevron, ExxonMobil, BP and Shell used terms like "climate" and "low-carbon" more frequently in recent annual reports, but their actions on clean energy didn't match their words, researchers conclude.

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N.J. police are under scrutiny for racial bias after breaking up a fight between teens

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

In video posted to social media of a shopping mall fight, an officer tackles the Black youth who's involved and handcuffs him with the assistance of another officer as the white participant looks on.

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Hate crime prosecutor details Ahmaud Arbery killers' racist history

Monday, February 14, 2022

The defense attorneys insisted the three men's pursuit of the 25-year-old was prompted by "honest, though erroneous, suspicion that he committed crimes" and not because of his race.

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S.F. police face criticism for using rape victims' DNA to identify potential suspects

Monday, February 14, 2022

District Attorney Chesa Boudin said using rape kit DNA to search for suspects in separate investigations treats victims "like evidence, not human beings" and called for the practice to end.

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The French fry lover in your life may go head over peels for this perfume

Sunday, February 13, 2022

Looking for a last-minute Valentine's Day gift? Idaho's potato commission is giving away French fry-scented perfume for Valentine's Day.

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