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How Israel's Assault on Rafah is Unfolding

Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Israel has expanded its military operation in the southern Gaza city of Rafah. This comes after an Israeli airstrike on Sunday near a displaced persons camp started a fire killing at least 45 people and injuring hundreds more. We hear details from our correspondent in Tel Aviv.

For more coverage of all sides of this conflict, go to npr.org/mideastupdates

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A woman has received a death sentence in the largest fraud trial in Vietnam's history

Friday, April 12, 2024

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Associated Press reporter Aniruddha Ghosal about the largest-ever fraud case in Vietnam. The real estate tycoon at the center of it has received a death sentence.

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How Indonesia's revolution paved the way for decolonization worldwide

Tuesday, April 09, 2024

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with David Van Reybrouck about Revolusi, his new book about how Indonesia gained independence and paved the way for the global decolonization movement.

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Biden's National Security adviser says US had "duty to warn" Russia of Moscow attack

Monday, March 25, 2024

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with White House National Security communications adviser John Kirby about US intelligence on the recent terror attack near Moscow.

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The internet is obsessed with a woman's TikTok story about marrying a compulsive liar

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Rachelle Hampton and Candice Lim, hosts of the Slate podcast ICYMI, about "Who the F Did I Marry," the TikTok saga that now has tens of millions of views.

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What happens when a wind farm comes to a coal town?

Friday, February 16, 2024

Coal jobs have been declining for generations. Now in the town of Keyser, West Virginia, there's a different energy source on the horizon.

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The U.S. is demanding Iran rein in its proxy groups. Is that actually possible?

Tuesday, February 06, 2024

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Norman Roule, a veteran of the CIA and former mission manager for Iran for the Director of National Intelligence, about the so-called "Axis of Resistance."

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No, alligators aren't frozen. They're just brumating

Thursday, January 25, 2024

Last week, it was so cold in Beaumont, Texas — with lows of 18 degrees Fahrenheit — that alligators across the area were found frozen underwater, while still breathing.

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Wind turbines on sacred Osage land must be removed, according to court ruling

Thursday, January 18, 2024

A judge in Oklahoma has ordered the removal of a massive wind farm from tribal land because its owners failed to get proper permits more than a decade ago.

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The U.S. has designated Houthis as terrorists once again

Wednesday, January 17, 2024

The U.S. is once again describing the Houthis in Yemen as a terrorist group, and is planning to impose sanctions within the next month unless the Houthis stop attacking ships in the Red Sea.

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Members of one Indigenous tribe in Taiwan reflect on their indentity

Wednesday, January 17, 2024

Taiwan has endured colonial forces over centuries. The island's indigenous people have borne the brunt of this violent history. Members of one tribe tells us what it means to them to be Taiwanese.

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It's an EGOT for Elton John

Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Elton John won an Emmy Monday night, securing him a spot in the small group of people who have an EGOT — Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony.

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People in a large swath of the U.S. are urged to limit time outside due to cold

Monday, January 15, 2024

The National Weather Service winter weather alert map is a colorful mosaic of advisories and warnings across a swath of the U.S. Officials in many places are urging people to limit their time outside.

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How E.J. Koh drew on her own family members' experiences to write 'The Liberators'

Wednesday, January 10, 2024

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with author E.J. Koh about her novel, The Liberators. In just over 200 pages, the story covers generations, wars and geopolitical upheaval.

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Christmas will be quiet in Bethlehem as destruction continues in Gaza

Wednesday, December 20, 2023

Bethlehem, a town nearly synonymous with Christmas, is located in what is now the Israeli-occupied West Bank. Many Palestinians are too distressed by the war in Gaza to hold Christmas celebrations.

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The latest on the war between Israel and Hamas

Monday, December 18, 2023

Hear the latest on the war in Gaza between Israel and Hamas.

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The IDF said it mistakenly killed 3 Israeli hostages held by Hamas

Saturday, December 16, 2023

Israelis react to news that the military mistakenly killed three of the Israeli hostages being held by Hamas in Gaza.

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The Israeli military keeps pushing into central and southern Gaza

Friday, December 08, 2023

As Israel seeks to destroy Hamas, the massive displacement of Palestinians in Gaza continues. They're being pushed farther and farther south, into smaller and smaller spaces.

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This rare stamp sold for a record $2 million

Friday, November 17, 2023

Scott Trepel of Seigel Auction Galleries describes the rare "Inverted Jenny" stamp that sold for a record $2 million.

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The Puteketeke bird has been elected as New Zealand's Bird of the Century

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

The Puteketeke bird has been elected as New Zealand's Bird of the Century after John Oliver promoted the bird not just on his show, but around the world.

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