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Final chapter of remembrance: Queen Elizabeth will interred at Windsor Castle

Monday, September 19, 2022

The state funeral is over and the long procession through London has concluded. In a private ceremony, Queen Elizabeth will be interred at Windsor Castle next to her late husband.

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Britain and the world say goodbye to Queen Elizabeth II with a state funeral

Monday, September 19, 2022

Nearly 2,000 people crowded Westminster Abbey for the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II. A long procession through London carried her coffin to a final resting place at Windsor Castle, 25 miles away.

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News brief: Britain's state funeral, Hurricane Fiona, Biden's comments on Taiwan

Monday, September 19, 2022

Funeral services are held for Britain's Queen Elizabeth. Hurricane Fiona pummels Puerto Rico. President Biden says the U.S. will defend Taiwan if China stages an "unprecedented attack" on the island.

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News brief: DeSantis' immigration stand, poll on the economy, King Charles III

Friday, September 16, 2022

Florida pays for flights sending migrants from Texas to Martha's Vineyard. Nearly four out of 10 people say their finances are worse than a year ago. The challenges King Charles III has to face.

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This community-sourced poem is all about hope for the new school year

Friday, September 16, 2022

Morning Edition's Poet-in-Residence Kwame Alexander took poetry submissions from NPR listeners and turned them into a community-made poem for the new school year.

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A sigh of relief this morning: a railway strike has been averted

Thursday, September 15, 2022

President Joe Biden said Thursday a tentative railway labor agreement has been reached, averting a potentially devastating strike before the pivotal midterm elections.

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Controversial harm reduction strategies appear to slow drug deaths

Thursday, September 15, 2022

U.S. public health experts are studying Canada's harm reduction programs which include supervised injection sites and legally prescribed drugs that people with addiction can use to get high.

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News brief: Putin-Xi meeting, railway labor deal, migrants sent to Martha's Vineyard

Thursday, September 15, 2022

The presidents of China and Russia will meet on Thursday. A tentative railway deal has been struck, averting a strike. Unannounced, Florida pays to fly migrants to Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts.

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Extreme weather sparked by climate change is putting a strain on infrastructure

Friday, September 09, 2022

Extreme weather which is fueled by climate change is posing a bigger and bigger threat to the nation's water infrastructure.

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News brief: Queen Elizabeth's legacy, EU energy challenges, special master appealed

Friday, September 09, 2022

Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-serving British monarch, dies at 96. EU ministers will meet to discuss Russia's energy disruptions. DOJ appeals special master review of documents seized by the FBI.

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News brief: Russian filtration camps, Canadian stabbing case, Michigan abortion law

Thursday, September 08, 2022

The U.N. general assembly prepares to address the war in Ukraine. The second suspect in the Canadian mass stabbings dies in police custody. A judge strikes down Michigan's strict anti-abortion law.

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Mar-A-Lago documents reveal nuclear capabilities of foreign powers

Wednesday, September 07, 2022

Rachel Martin speaks with Washington Post reporters Carol Leonnig about the documents seized at Trump's Mar-a-Lago home that reveal the nuclear capabilities of foreign powers.

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News brief: Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant, heat wave issues, Brazil's Independence Day

Wednesday, September 07, 2022

The latest on a Russian-controlled nuclear power plant in Ukraine. The Western U.S. bakes under historic heat wave. On Brazil's Independence Day, President Bolsonaro plans to flaunt his military ties.

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A judge grants Trump's special master request to review Mar-a-Lago materials

Tuesday, September 06, 2022

A federal judge ruled in favor of former President Trump on Monday, ordering an independent review of materials seized by the FBI at Trump's Florida home. It's a temporary setback for investigators.

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Liz Truss is Great Britain's new prime minister, replacing Boris Johnson

Tuesday, September 06, 2022

Britain's Conservative Party announced that Foreign Minister Liz Truss will serve as the nation's next prime minister. She has a lot of work to do in these troubling political and economic times.

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News brief: special master request granted, Uvalde students, Britain's Liz Truss

Tuesday, September 06, 2022

Judge grants Trump's special master request to review search materials. Uvalde students return to school for the first time since May's shooting. Britain's prime minister will be formally appointed.

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A new school year begins. What are your goals for teachers and students?

Monday, August 29, 2022

With a new school year underway, we're wondering what goals you might be setting for yourselves. NPR poet-in-residence Kwame Alexander asks you to write about one of your goals in the form of a poem.

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News brief: Wyoming economic summit, student debt equity, nuclear plant at risk

Friday, August 26, 2022

The Fed chair speaks in Jackson Hole, Wyo. President Biden's student loan plan is designed to help low-income borrowers. Conditions deteriorate at a Ukrainian nuclear plant under Russian control.

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Biden wants to erase some or all federal student loan debt for millions of borrowers

Thursday, August 25, 2022

President Biden announced a sweeping student loan cancellation plan Wednesday. Some are rejoicing over newfound financial freedom, but there are critics on both sides.

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What are the longterm implications of the U.S. sending military supplies to Ukraine?

Thursday, August 25, 2022

The Pentagon is ramping up its support of Ukraine in its war against Russia. The Defense Department is sending another $3 billion to Ukraine. That brings total U.S. aid to more than $13 billion.

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