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In Rural Fukushima, 'The Border Between Monkeys And Humans Has Blurred'

Thursday, September 10, 2020

After people evacuated their homes following a nuclear disaster in the Japanese prefecture, nature started to reclaim the space. The humans are trying to return, but it's an uneasy coexistence.

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How The Fukushima Nuclear Disaster Affected The Energy Industry In Japan

Wednesday, September 09, 2020

The Fukushima nuclear disaster put much of Japan's nuclear power program on hold. Nearly a decade later, the energy-poor country is grappling with how to power one of the world's largest economies.

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After 2011 Disaster, Fukushima Embraced Solar Power. The Rest Of Japan Has Not

Wednesday, September 09, 2020

After the nuclear catastrophe, the nation's investment in renewable energy soared. Many of those affected in Fukushima started production. But Japan is pushing fossil fuels, causing climate concerns.

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How 2 Towns That Host Fukushima Power Plant Recover After 2011 Nuclear Disaster

Tuesday, September 08, 2020

Two Japanese towns that host the Fukushima nuclear power plant stood to gain a lot from the promises of nuclear power. But after one of the worst nuclear disasters, it's clear how much they've lost.

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The Ghost Towns Behind The Gates

Tuesday, September 08, 2020

Fukushima was forever changed by a nuclear disaster in 2011. What does recovery mean for the region? It's an answer filled with resilience, reinvention and regret.

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What Recovery Looks Like In Japan Almost A Decade After Fukushima Nuclear Disaster

Monday, September 07, 2020

Japan has poured billions of dollars into recovery from the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster. NPR discusses what the recovery looks like nearly a decade after it happened.

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President Trump Visits Areas Hardest Hit By Hurricane Laura

Saturday, August 29, 2020

The president first stopped in Lake Charles, La., before heading to Orange, Texas. In both stops, he met with local public officials to talk about the devastation from Hurricane Laura.

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Southern States Assessing The Damage From Laura As Storm Continues To Weaken

Saturday, August 29, 2020

The storm pushed through much of Arkansas before heading to the Mid-Atlantic, bringing heavy rains, high winds and even tornadoes.

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Make That At-Home Trim A Little Less Hairy With A Virtual Salon Visit

Wednesday, May 06, 2020

Hunkered down but still hair conscious? Stylists and barbers are now guiding people through DIY cuts via video chat. The in-demand service provides otherwise laid-off workers with some income.

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'A Reminder That Nature Is Strong': In Japan, A 1,000-Year-Old Cherry Tree Blooms

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

For now, the coronavirus pandemic has stopped tourists from visiting the ancient tree in Fukushima prefecture. "No matter what," says the tree's caretaker, "the cherry blossoms are still there."

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New York Gov. Cuomo Reports A Drop In Number Of Deaths, But Warns It May Be A 'Blip'

Sunday, April 05, 2020

In a press conference on Sunday, the governor stressed the importance of working together, both in-state and nationally. "Nobody can do this alone," he said. "Nobody."

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Confirmed Cases In The U.S. Top 300,000 As New Hot Spots Emerge

Sunday, April 05, 2020

White House coronavirus response coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx said Saturday that New York, Louisiana and Detroit remain the main hot spots but emerging are Colorado, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C.

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Now Postponed, The Olympic Torch Relay Was To Bring Hope To Ravaged Fukushima

Thursday, March 26, 2020

The torch relay was supposed to start on Thursday in the Japanese prefecture hit hard by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. A torch runner recalls the disaster that took his family.

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Tokyo Cherry Blossom Festival Draws Crowds Despite Coronavirus Warnings

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

People strolled under the trees and spread out picnic blankets, all but ignoring the posted signs about the dangers of COVID-19 spreading.

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Tiny Field In Tokyo Marathon Another Casualty Of Japan's Coronavirus Response

Monday, March 02, 2020

The Tokyo Marathon had just a tiny fraction of its usual runners this weekend. Japan is canceling events both big and small in an attempt to curb coronavirus spread ahead of the summer Olympics.

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Iraqi Security Forces Storm Tahrir Square, Clash With Protesters

Saturday, January 25, 2020

The security forces fired live bullets and tear gas and set ablaze tents where demonstrators have been living. At least one protester was killed and dozens wounded.

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On Their Debut Album, Stretch And Bobbito Are Taking 'No Requests'

Friday, January 17, 2020

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with longtime DJs and producers Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Garcia about their debut album, No Requests, loaded with new renditions of some of their favorite songs.

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New Zealanders Hand In More Than 50,000 Weapons As The Country's Buyback Program Ends

Saturday, December 21, 2019

The Pacific nation's months-long program ended this week with questionable success. A ban on most semi-automatic and military-style rifles also took effect across the country.

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'Catastrophic' Wildfires Continue To Rage Across Australia

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Extreme heat and drought conditions have caused hundreds of fires to spark throughout the country, many of which have been burning for weeks.

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'Last Call' Goes Behind The Scenes At Bars, Giving A Glimpse Of Post-Shift Rituals

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Last Call, a new book by author Brad Thomas Parsons, examines the rituals behind closing time at dozens of bars around the country. Parsons asks bartenders what their final drink would be.

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