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Overachiever Tracy Flick faces her unmet life expectations in 'Tracy Flick Can't Win'

Thursday, June 09, 2022

Tracy Flick is back — this time in middle age. How did life turn out for her? NPR's Sacha Pfeiffer talks with Tom Perrotta about his new novel, Tracy Flick Can't Win.

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U.K. is marking Queen Elizabeth's Platinum Jubilee with parties, parades — and merch

Friday, June 03, 2022

Britain's celebration of Queen Elizabeth's 70 years on the throne now spans four days, a parade with 1,400 troops, a concert with Duran Duran, more than 16,000 street parties and a lot of merchandise.

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The cake attack isn't the first time 'Mona Lisa' has been targeted over the years

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

A man who seems to have been disguised as an old woman in a wheelchair threw a piece of cake at the Mona Lisa in Paris.This is the fifth attack the painting has endured in the past 60 years.

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'Love on the Spectrum' shows what dating can be like for people with autism

Friday, May 27, 2022

NPR's Sacha Pfeiffer talks with Love on the Spectrum creator Cian O'Clery and participant Kaelynn Partlow about what the show, which follows people on the autism spectrum as they date, means to them.

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Mona Fort, who died of COVID, is remembered with 'My Way' by Frank Sinatra

Thursday, May 26, 2022

Kathryn Redmond remembers Mona Fort, who died from COVID at age 67, with the song My Way by Frank Sinatra. The song accompanied the photo tribute at her funeral.

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Sandy Hook parent explains what Uvalde families need from us right now

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with David Wheeler, father to a 6-year-old who was killed in the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, about his reaction to the events in Uvalde, Texas.

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Shireen Abu Akleh's voice was the soundtrack of my childhood. Her legacy lives on

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

As a young Palestinian girl, I copied Abu Akleh's TV sign-off. She was brave and unwavering – a true trailblazer for many other women to follow her path.

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Shkoon's album 'FIRAQ' gets to their roots, fusing Arabic folklore and German techno

Friday, May 20, 2022

NPR's Emily Feng talks with the German-Syrian duo Shkoon, who are returning to their roots with the release of their new album FIRAQ.

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It's a mink... It's a muskrat... It's an otter in the Detroit River

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

The first recorded sighting of a river otter in the Detroit River in more than 100 years is an indicator that the environment is improving.

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A widow's unlikely friendship with a giant Pacific octopus

Friday, May 06, 2022

NPR's Adrian Florido talks with Shelby Van Pelt about her new novel, Remarkably Bright Creatures. It centers heartache, loss — and how friendship can help us get through that kind of pain.

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After Roe V. Wade: What's next for the anti-abortion movement?

Friday, May 06, 2022

NPR's Adrian Florido speaks with National Right to Life Committee president Carol Tobias about the anti-abortion movement's priorities and policy objectives moving forward.

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A Palestinian-Syrian chef's cookbook invites people to see any meal as a celebration

Friday, April 29, 2022

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with chef Reem Assil about her debut cookbook Arabiyya: Recipes from the Life of an Arab in Diaspora.

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Kuwaiti Bidoons went on hunger strike for 19 days. Has anything changed?

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

For 19 days, activists have camped outside a police station in Sulaibiya, Kuwait, on hunger strike. They're asking the Kuwaiti government for citizenship.

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A new documentary focuses on the near-fatal poisoning of Russian opposition leader

Monday, April 25, 2022

NPR's Rob Schmitz talks with Daniel Roher, director of the documentary Navalny, about the poisoning of the Russian opposition leader.

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What's happening in Jerusalem

Friday, April 15, 2022

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks The Washington Post's Jerusalem's bureau chief Steve Hendrix about the violence in Jerusalem.

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What the ruthless new commander of Russia's military in Ukraine signals for the war

Friday, April 15, 2022

General Aleksandr Dvornikov is infamous for his ruthlessness while leading Russia's intervention in Syria. Now he's heading Russia's war in Ukraine, signaling that the violence could intensify.

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What the ruthless new commander of Russia's military signals for war in Ukraine

Thursday, April 14, 2022

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Elizabeth Tsurkov of the New Lines Institute for Strategy and Foreign Policy about Russia's new top commander in Ukraine, Gen. Dvornikov, who is notoriously ruthless.

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Dr. Anthony Fauci talks about vaccine efficacy and second boosters

Friday, April 08, 2022

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Dr. Anthony Fauci, chief medical adviser to President Biden, about the new study on vaccines and the current COVID-19 wave.

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U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona discusses the student loan pause extension

Wednesday, April 06, 2022

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks to Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona about the extension on the student loan pause. Also, roughly 7 million borrowers who are in default right now will get a fresh start.

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A toymaker raised $145,000 for Ukraine by creating a Lego-based Zelenskyy figurine

Thursday, March 31, 2022

A custom LEGO store in a Chicago suburb has raised more than $145,000 for Ukraine relief by selling figurines of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Molotov cocktails.

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