Michel Martin

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A federal judge has approved Georgia's newly revised political maps

Friday, December 29, 2023

A federal judge in Georgia upheld a revised congressional map that creates a new Black district, and protects the state's Republican seats in Congress.

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Why Polish truck drivers are blocking traffic at the Poland-Ukraine border

Friday, December 29, 2023

Polish truckers and transport business owners blocked traffic at the Ukraine-Poland border — over the removal of limits on how many Ukrainian drivers and businesses can come to Poland and the EU.

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Morning news brief

Friday, December 29, 2023

Israel orders more evacuations in Gaza. Polish truckers block traffic at the Poland-Ukraine border. A federal judge has approved Georgia's newly revised political maps.

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Retired U.S. diplomat discusses calls for Israel to reduce civilian deaths in Gaza

Wednesday, December 20, 2023

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with retired American diplomat Ryan Crocker about repeated U.S. calls for Israel to reduce the civilian death toll in Gaza.

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The Colorado Supreme Court disqualifies former President Trump from primary ballot

Wednesday, December 20, 2023

In a historic ruling, the Colorado Supreme Court said that Donald Trump is ineligible to become president again after engaging in insurrection. The decision bars him from the state's primary ballot.

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A lost dog was found after living more than 6 years in the woods

Wednesday, December 20, 2023

Rose was found after six and a half years living in the woods. Neighbors told rescuers they'd been feeding the stray terrier for years. Rose had run away from home in West Sussex, England.

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Phone lines in the Grand Canyon are being removed to improve aviation safety

Wednesday, December 20, 2023

A U.S. park ranger is honored for helping to remove aviation hazards from a 1930s-era installation of telephone lines in the Grand Canyon.

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Congolese head to the polls to elect their next president

Wednesday, December 20, 2023

Millions of Congolese will vote for a new president Wednesday, with hopes for a peaceful election. The Democratic Republic of Congo has vast mineral wealth, but is impacted by poverty and conflict.

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The latest on the Israel-Hamas war

Wednesday, December 20, 2023

The death toll in Gaza is nearing 20,000 people, according to Gaza's Health Ministry, and Israel is coming under intense international pressure — even from its allies — to limit civilian casualties.

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Scientists for the first time used a laser to send HD video from deep space to Earth

Wednesday, December 20, 2023

For the first time, NASA scientists used a laser to send a high-definition video from a deep space spacecraft 19 million miles away back to Earth. On the video is a cat chasing a laser.

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Morning news brief

Wednesday, December 20, 2023

Colorado Supreme Court says Trump ineligible to become president again after engaging in insurrection. The latest on the Israel-Hamas war. Millions of Congolese head to polls to elect new president.

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Thank your ancestors if you're an early riser, say scientists

Wednesday, December 20, 2023

Are you an early riser? If so, you might have Neanderthal ancestors.

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Vatican says priests can bless same-sex couples

Tuesday, December 19, 2023

NPR's Michel Martin hears from gay couples and a priest about the announcement from the Vatican that priests can now offer blessings to same-sex couples.

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A copy of Beowulf was returned to a Pennsylvania library after 54 years

Tuesday, December 19, 2023

It took 54 years, but the Sewickley Public Library in Pennsylvania has its copy of Beowulf back. It was checked out in January 1969. And since the library is fine-free now, there was no charge.

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Morning news brief

Tuesday, December 19, 2023

Advocates say new Texas law making it a state crime to illegally cross the border is unconstitutional. U.S. sending naval task force to the Red Sea. Vatican allows priests to bless same-sex couples.

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How the watermelon became a symbol of Palestinian resistance

Tuesday, December 19, 2023

The watermelon has long been a symbol of Palestinian resistance and solidarity. Now the symbol is having a resurgence on social media as the Israel-Hamas war continues.

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Number of journalists killed in Gaza since Oct. 7 attacks called unprecedented loss

Tuesday, December 19, 2023

At least 64 journalists have been killed in Gaza since Oct. 7. NPR's Michel Martin talks with the president of the nonprofit Committee to Protect Journalists, about the unprecedented loss.

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U.S. Sen. Chris Van Hollen on border security and aid to Israel and Ukraine

Monday, December 18, 2023

NPR's Michel Martin asks Democratic U.S. Sen. Chris Van Hollen of Maryland about the negotiations by Democrats and Republicans over border security and aid for Israel and Ukraine.

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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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A brewery and creamery teamed up to make blue cheese beer

Monday, December 18, 2023

Maybe you've heard of beer cheese, but what about blue cheese beer? Oregon brewery Crux Fermentation Project teamed up with Rogue Creamery to take on the challenge.

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