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To Mask Or Not To Mask: A Georgetown University Doctor Weighs In

Friday, July 30, 2021

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Dr. Ranit Mishori of Georgetown University about the CDC's confusing messaging around wearing masks (spoiler alert: we should probably never have stopped masking indoors).

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In Committee Hearing, U.S. Capitol Police Sergeant Recalled His Fear During The Riot

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

The first House select committee hearing began to investigate who was behind the Jan. 6 insurrection and what role former President Trump may have played as his supporters stormed the Capitol.

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Montana Wildfire Fight Draws Help From Other States

Saturday, July 24, 2021

Crews from Utah and California are headed to Montana to lend support in the battle against the state's wildfires, even as blazes rage back home.

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U.S. Women's Soccer Team Beats New Zealand In A Much-Needed Olympics Comeback

Saturday, July 24, 2021

Team USA scored big, rebounding after a disappointing loss to Sweden. The 6-1 win keeps alive the Americans' goal of becoming the first women's team to take Olympic gold after winning the World Cup.

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Israel Holds Breath Ahead Of Vote

Friday, June 11, 2021

A new government and prime minister will likely take control of Israel on Sunday. Netanyahu is calling this the "greatest election fraud" in the country's history.

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu May Be On His Way Out. What Happens Next?

Wednesday, June 02, 2021

Israeli politicians from the right and left and an Arab party say they've reached an agreement to form a new government that casts out Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. But it's not yet a done deal.

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Florida High School Edited Girls' Yearbook Photos To Cover More Of Their Chests

Sunday, May 23, 2021

Dozens of female students at the school were surprised to see that their yearbook photos had been digitally edited without their consent to add more clothing.

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A Ryanair Flight Carrying An Opposition Journalist Is Forced To Land In Belarus

Sunday, May 23, 2021

The passenger flight carrying Roman Protasevich, the former editor of an opposition social media channel, made an emergency landing after reports of a bomb on board. No explosives were found.

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Congo's Mount Nyiragongo Volcano Erupts, Sending Lava For Miles But Sparing A City

Sunday, May 23, 2021

The volcano, which had not erupted in nearly two decades, caused thousands to flee, many across the border to Rwanda. But the lava didn't appear to be flowing toward Goma, a city of nearly 2 million.

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Feeling Anxious About Returning To Post-Pandemic Society? You're Not Alone

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

As people start to re-emerge from isolation, there's a lot to navigate and re-learn. Dr. Lucy McBride and theologian Ekemini Uwan field questions from listeners about how to navigate our new reality.

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The Olympics Are In 10 Weeks, But Many In Japan Don't Want Them

Friday, May 14, 2021

The Tokyo Summer Olympics are 10 weeks away. NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with The New York Times' Motoko Rich in Tokyo about the games' unpopularity in Japan, where the pandemic is still out of control.

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'It Feels More Desperate Than 2020': Attorney On New Voting Restrictions

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Marc Elias, a voting rights attorney with Perkins Cole, about the bills proposed by Republican state legislators to restrict how and when to vote in their states.

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U.S. Pledges Medical Aid To India, Where COVID-19 Is Overwhelming Hospitals

Sunday, April 25, 2021

As India breaks daily global records for coronavirus infections, the U.S. has agreed to send key medical equipment and raw materials to help.

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Asian Man In Critical Condition After Another Attack In New York City

Sunday, April 25, 2021

In an attack that is being investigated as a possible hate crime, a 61-year-old Asian man was pushed to the ground and kicked in the head repeatedly on Friday evening.

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Sex Therapist Is 'Here To Help' In Her New Book Specifically For Women

Thursday, April 08, 2021

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with sex therapist Dr. Bat Sheva Marcus about her upbringing, career, and advice from her new book Sex Points.

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This Bar Missed Its Patrons. Its Idea To Reach Them Touched Others Around The World

Friday, March 26, 2021

One bar in Mexico decided to start a website recreating some of those sounds at your favorite bar for those confined at home. It was an idea that took off around the world.

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The Olympic Torch Began Its Trip Around Japan Today Starting In Fukushima

Thursday, March 25, 2021

The Olympic torch took off on its trip around Japan Thursday, leaving from Fukushima. Its first few days are meant to showcase remarkable clean-up after the disasters there 10 years ago.

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A Bar In Mexico Realized What They've Been Missing Amid The Pandemic

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Remember the atmosphere of a busy bar packed with people? One bar in Mexico wants to make sure people don't forget — and their solution has caught on globally.

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A Bicycle. A Trip. Or Just Pants: The Things We Buy When Pining For Normal Times

Saturday, February 20, 2021

Even the most mundane purchases are becoming objects of hope as we crave the routines and experiences of daily life in this period of isolation.

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Behind The Pandemic Purchases We Won't Use Until Later

Friday, February 19, 2021

What's the point of buying something now that you can't even use during the pandemic? Social scientists say there is value in anticipation — in giving yourself a concrete way to look forward.

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