Rachel Martin

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After a discrediting campaign, DHS pauses a board created to combat disinformation

Friday, May 20, 2022

A disinformation expert looks back on how disinformation put on hold a new government board she was hired to lead to help coordinate the Biden administration's efforts to address false information.

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News brief: Mariupol latest, Biden's Asia visit, DHS Disinformation Board

Friday, May 20, 2022

Concerns mount over Ukrainian soldiers from Mariupol in Russian hands. Joe Biden makes his first presidential trip to Asia. A disinformation expert leaves her post heading a new government board.

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Biden begins a 5-day trip to Asia with a stop in South Korea

Friday, May 20, 2022

President Biden is on his first trip to Asia since taking office. In South Korea and Japan, he'll try to coordinate more closely with them on priorities including strategic competition with China.

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The white man accused of killing 10 Black people in Buffalo will be back in court

Thursday, May 19, 2022

A court hearing will be held Thursday in Buffalo, N.Y., for the white man accused of going on a deadly, racist rampage at a supermarket in a mostly Black neighborhood.

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News brief: abortion-rights poll, Buffalo hearing, NATO membership

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Two-thirds of Americans oppose reversing abortion rights in a new poll. The accused Buffalo shooter appears in court Thursday. And Turkey opposes Finnish and Swedish bids to join NATO.

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North Korea mobilizes the military to distribute medicine during COVID outbreak

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Before last Thursday, North Korea claimed to have not a single case of COVID-19. Now it's battling what it claims is its first outbreak.

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Biden will visit Buffalo, where residents are reeling from the mass shooting

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

In Buffalo, N.Y., people are still struggling to comprehend Saturday's attack that killed 10 people at a supermarket. Authorities say a self-avowed white supremacist targeted Black people.

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News brief: Mariupol evacuation, Buffalo shooting, baby formula agreement

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Ukrainian soldiers are evacuated from a steel plant to Russian-held territory. President Biden will visit Buffalo after Saturday's mass shooting. FDA announces plans to ease the baby formula shortage.

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Black Buffalo community is tired of hearing promises when the killings don't stop

Monday, May 16, 2022

The Buffalo neighborhood that was attacked by a white supremacist has struggled for years with violence and poverty. Calls by politicians for the community to come together were met with skepticism.

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Why suppressing violent videos is a constant problem for tech companies

Monday, May 16, 2022

The mass shooting at a Buffalo supermarket was streamed live online. In about two minutes, it was taken down. But then it began reappearing on the Internet.

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News brief: Buffalo shooting, white replacement theory, COVID deaths near 1 million

Monday, May 16, 2022

Buffalo is reeling from a racist attack that killed 10 people. Investigators are looking at a statement posted online in relation to the shooting. The U.S. nears another grim COVID-19 milestone.

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Rick Martínez brings 'rapture' to the kitchen with his new cookbook 'Mi Cocina'

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Rick Martínez about his new cookbook Mi Cocina: Recipes and Rapture from My Kitchen in Mexico.

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Warpaint returns, radiating

Friday, May 06, 2022

The LA-based group was, naturally, waylaid by the pandemic — just enough to write a new record, Radiate Like This.

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News brief: Leaked draft opinion, 2 state primaries, South Asia heatwave

Tuesday, May 03, 2022

Politico reports that a leaked draft opinion suggests the Supreme Court will overturn Roe v. Wade. Voters in Ohio and Indiana head to the polls for primaries. A brutal heatwave is hitting South Asia.

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Far-right militant groups align with issue-oriented groups ahead of midterms

Tuesday, May 03, 2022

A report says instances of political violence were down slightly in 2021 from the year before. But militant groups were recruiting and shifting tactics to lay the groundwork for increased violence.

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While a hundred people escaped a Ukrainian steel plant, more are still trapped

Monday, May 02, 2022

Reports say as soon as evacuations started from the plant, Russian shelling resumed. Also, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy met with Nancy Pelosi and other Democratic lawmakers in Kyiv.

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News brief: Mariupol evacuation, Russian troops in ex-Soviet republics, Long COVID

Monday, May 02, 2022

Fierce fighting continues in eastern Ukraine. Russia looks for ways to maintain influence beyond its borders. Scientists want to know why some COVID-19 long-haulers develop multiple medical issues.

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'Dreams do still come true' in a new novel by Dolly Parton and James Patterson

Friday, April 29, 2022

Parton didn't just co-write the novel, she also recorded a whole album to go with it. Run, Rose, Run is about an aspiring country singer trying to shake a dark past and make it big in music.

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In Dua Lipa's ever-expanding world, 'there's no time limit and there's no what-ifs'

Thursday, April 28, 2022

The pop star is returning to stages two years after releasing an acclaimed second album, Future Nostalgia, and being forced like everyone else to hunker down for the long chill.

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FDA considers a Pfizer booster and a Moderna vaccine for children

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Pfizer has asked for authorization for the first booster for children 5 to 11 and Moderna is poised to ask for authorization for the first vaccine for children younger than 5.

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