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Drew Barrymore to restart her talk show amid strikes, drawing heated criticism

Monday, September 11, 2023

Drew Barrymore has announced she is bringing back her talk show amid the ongoing Hollywood strikes, sparking condemnation among fellow actors and calls for the show to be picketed.


He's trying to fix the IRS and has $80 billion to play with. This is his plan

Thursday, May 04, 2023

There are two competing trends: The population of the U.S. has grown at the same time as the workforce of the IRS has shrunk. A 10-year, $80 billion plan aims to tackle the agency's troubles.


America has a loneliness epidemic. Here are 6 steps to address it

Tuesday, May 02, 2023

Lacking connection can increase the risk for premature death to levels comparable to smoking 15 cigarettes a day, according to a new advisory from the U.S. Surgeon General.


Nebraska hasn't passed a single bill this session, amid filibusters over trans rights

Friday, April 07, 2023

A state senator has vowed to "burn this session to the ground" in protest to a bill that would bar physicians from providing gender affirming care to people under 19 years old.


New Zealand's Jacinda Ardern takes on a new role after leaving politics this week

Thursday, April 06, 2023

In a rousing and personal farewell speech this week in parliament, the former prime minister touched on family, politics and one of the very few things she will ask of her colleagues as she departs.


As the U.S. confronts a rising China, one country is right in the middle

Friday, March 24, 2023

This month, Australia struck a deal with the U.S. to acquire nuclear-powered submarine technology. It's a big moment for the country that has found itself itself caught between two world powers.


In defense of fan fiction, and ignoring the 'pretensions of polish'

Thursday, March 23, 2023

Fan fiction may not command the same respect as other literary pursuits, but it's a rich mode of expression, says one author who mounts a passionate case for the style.


If there's a war against climate change, Saint-Louis is on the front line. And losing

Monday, February 13, 2023

The UNESCO World Heritage city of Saint-Louis is perched precariously between the Atlantic Ocean and the Senegal River. And it's on borrowed time.


When the seas rise in Senegal, so do the fortunes of far-right parties in Europe

Monday, February 06, 2023

Sweeping global trends are changing the world. As climate change heats up the planet and pushes people to migrate, far-right politicians see both a threat and an opportunity.


'Everybody is cheating': Why this teacher has adopted an open ChatGPT policy

Thursday, January 26, 2023

An associate professor at the prestigious Wharton School is not only allowing his students to use ChatGPT, they are required to.


The Syrian Cassette Archive, preserving a disappearing history

Monday, October 03, 2022

When Yamen Mekdad and Mark Gergis met in 2018, the pair combined their love of Syrian cassettes into a project aiming to save them — and share them more widely.


Democracy, are you OK? What recent history tells us about the state of politics

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

The U.K. has had four prime ministers in six years. Israel is about to have its fifth election in four years. Many in the U.S. still deny the 2020 election result. What is going on?


In converted buses and tin-roof sheds, migrant students get a lesson in hope

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

In Tijuana, a landmark program has grown exponentially over the last few years and has professionalized education for migrant children in a way not seen before in the city.


The cartels flexed their power in Tijuana — and now the battle for influence is on

Saturday, August 20, 2022

A drug cartel hijacked and burned more than a dozen vehicles across Tijuana and killed innocent bystanders in the region during a spree of violence. But can officials reassure a nervous city?


The monkeypox outbreak was avoidable and warning signs were ignored, expert says

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Monkeypox has been a developing problem for decades and the current global outbreak was avoidable, but the looming threat was largely ignored, according to a leading expert on the virus.


What tiny towns in rural America can teach the cities about adaptation

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

One couple has made it their mission to document buildings and signs across the country. In doing so, they have busted a few myths and maybe even their own misconceptions about modern rural America.


Tragedy now overshadows Uvalde, a small town growing in population

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

The small town of Uvalde, Texas, is a place where Friday night football rules, and its claim to fame is being the hometown of actor Matthew McConaughey.


On the front lines of Poland's makeshift response to the Ukrainian refugee crisis

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Nearly three million people have fled Ukraine since Russia's invasion began — most of them to Poland. NPR visits two border crossings that highlight the differences in reception refugees are seeing.


Poland rebuilds abandoned rail tracks to Ukraine to help refugees fleeing the war

Sunday, March 13, 2022

In a remote province in the southeast tip of Poland, surrounded by snow and bare trees, 11 burly men in orange suits are hard at work rebuilding rail tracks first put down in the 19th century.


Volunteers in Poland are setting up Ukrainian refugees to survive the coming days

Sunday, March 13, 2022

As Ukrainians flee the war at home, a makeshift system of supplies and aid has sprung up in the Przemyśl train station.