Rachel Martin

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Pandemic got your down? Snap back with an improv class

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

After 18 months of pandemic-imposed isolation, people are venturing out again. They are trying to find their place in this new world, and some hope an improv class might help.

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News brief: Zalmay Khalilzad, social media hearing, Sudan coup

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

The U.S. envoy who brokered the Taliban deal discusses what went wrong in the Afghan withdrawal. A Senate panel holds a hearing on social media and kids. U.S. aid to Sudan is suspended after a coup.

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The impact of social media on kids is again the focus of a Senate hearing

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Does social media use harm children? That's one question senators will be asking executives from YouTube, Snap and TikTok at Tuesday's hearing on Capitol Hill.

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Amazon workers in New York take their first step toward a union

Monday, October 25, 2021

Amazon warehouse staff in Staten Island are planning to file for a union vote. Some 2,000 workers have signed cards seeking an election, according to the self-organized independent Amazon Labor Union.

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How the 'Stop the Steal' movement outwitted Facebook ahead of the Jan. 6 riot

Monday, October 25, 2021

Leaked documents from inside Facebook show the social network was caught flat-footed by the "Stop the Steal" movement, which culminated in the Jan. 6 siege on the U.S. Capitol.

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News brief: Sudan coup reports, COVID vaccines for kids, Charlottesville rally

Monday, October 25, 2021

Sudan's prime minister is detained in an apparent coup. FDA advisers review vaccine data for children ages 5 to 11. Some organizers of the deadly rally in Charlottesville, Va., are going on trial.

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As prices increase because of inflation, consumers are forced to pay more

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Runaway prices pose a great risk to the economy. People are paying more for everything from meat to rent and gasoline. Reasons include snarls in the global supply chain and lack of workers.

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News brief: inflation watch, ransomware summit, e-cigarette authorization

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

The Labor Department reports consumer prices data. The White House hosts a virtual global summit to discuss ransomware. The FDA allows a brand of e-cigarettes to stay on the market.

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The FDA authorizes e-cigarettes for the first time, citing benefits for smokers

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

The FDA gave permission for the sale of a brand of e-cigarettes — saying the product can help adult quit smoking. At the same time, it rejected many flavored products which are popular with teens.

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News brief: NPR Poll on delta surge, Jon Gruden's emails, espionage case

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

The surge pushed Americans further behind. Las Vegas Raiders coach resigns after reports he used derogatory language. Ex-Navy engineer and his wife are accused of trying to sell submarine secrets.

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Raiders coach Jon Gruden resigns after reports of derogatory language in emails

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Gruden resigned following news reports that he used derogatory language in emails dating back to 2011. The emails surfaced during a probe into workplace misconduct at the Washington Football Club.

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'Dear Memory' digs into the shame accompanying immigrant silence

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Victoria Chang traces her family history through letter writing in her book, Dear Memory. In an NPR interview, she talks facing micro and macro aggressions and staying silent, just like her parents.

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It is expected to be a big week regarding vaccination booster news

Monday, October 11, 2021

The FDA will review booster data from Moderna and J&J. A preview of what to expect from the FDA this week, and how vaccines are still holding up despite waning immunity.

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3 U.S.-based economists win the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics

Monday, October 11, 2021

Their work drew conclusions from unintended experiments, or so-called natural experiments — real events or policy changes that can be studied empirically to answer important questions in society.

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News brief: vaccinations, Iraq election, China-Taiwan tensions

Monday, October 11, 2021

It's expected to be a big week for COVID-19 vaccines and boosters. Ballots are being counted in Iraq's parliamentary elections. China and Taiwan used a weekend occasion to heat up their rhetoric.

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Latest jobs report sheds more light on how the U.S. economy is doing

Friday, October 08, 2021

Employers added 194,000 jobs in September, a second month of disappointing growth. Employers added 194,000 jobs in September, down from a revised 366,000 jobs in August, the Labor Department says.

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For Brandi Carlile, band and family are one and the same

Friday, October 08, 2021

In These Silent Days is the singer-songwriter's latest collaboration with twins Phil and Tim Hanseroth. The three have spent the past two decades winding their creative and personal lives together.

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With the China Mission Center, the CIA refocuses on the changing world stage

Friday, October 08, 2021

The CIA is establishing a mission center that will focus on the challenges posed by a rising China. This is the strongest sign yet that CIA Director William Burns considers China his top priority.

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News brief: Texas abortion law, jobs report, CIA's focus on China

Friday, October 08, 2021

Some clinics in Texas are offering abortions again after a federal judge intervened. The Labor Department issues its monthly jobs report. The CIA director says China is the agency's main focus.

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Biden names ex-Delaware governor to oversee Afghan resettlement in the U.S.

Thursday, October 07, 2021

The White House has put former Delaware Gov. Jack Markell in charge of helping oversee efforts to resettle Afghan refugees.

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