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Citing risk to endangered whales, Whole Foods hits pause on Maine lobster — for now

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Two seafood monitoring groups downgraded Maine lobster's sustainability ratings, prompting Whole Foods to pause purchases. Here's how environmental groups and state leaders are reacting.

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A Florida woman sues Velveeta, claiming its macaroni takes longer than 3 1/2 minutes

Monday, November 28, 2022

Kraft Heinz says its Velveeta Shells & Cheese cups are "ready in 3 1/2 minutes." The proposed class action lawsuit counters that microwaving is one of several steps and seeks $5 million in damages.

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'Peanuts' still brings comfort and joy, 100 years after Charles Schulz's birth

Saturday, November 26, 2022

While Schulz stipulated that the strip would end with him, his iconic characters live on. His widow, Jeannie Schulz, says people still get comfort from the comic because "it talks about humanity."

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Eurovision will now let fans in non-participating countries (like the U.S.) vote

Thursday, November 24, 2022

Eurovision organizers announced a set of new changes that give more power to voters and let more viewers vote.

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Mariah Carey can't be the only 'Queen of Christmas,' the trademark agency rules

Friday, November 18, 2022

Mariah Carey sought to trademark the branding for products, but her request was rejected after a challenge from full-time Christmas musician Elizabeth Chan. Now anyone can be a Christmas queen.

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Taylor Swift says her team was assured ticket demands would be met for her Eras tour

Thursday, November 17, 2022

The overload of fans trying to buy Taylor Swift tickets caused major tech issues. The singer responds that her team was assured the demands would be met.

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The FBI alleges TikTok poses national security concerns

Thursday, November 17, 2022

The FBI is concerned that the Chinese government could use TikTok to influence American users or control their devices. The company is working with the U.S. government towards a security agreement.

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A nonprofit says preterm births are up in the U.S. — and it's not a partisan issue

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

March of Dimes' annual report on infant and maternal health drops the U.S. from a C- to a D+, citing a 15-year high in the preterm birth rate. But it also offers some encouraging signs and solutions.

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There are now 8 billion people on Earth, according to a new U.N. report

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

The world's population continues to grow, but at a slower rate as people have fewer children. The U.N. predicts it will not reach 9 billion for another 15 years.

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Sen. Cortez Masto, who gave Democrats the Senate, says people want solutions

Monday, November 14, 2022

Democrats retained control of the U.S. Senate after Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto won reelection in an exceptionally close race. She speaks with Morning Edition about what the race means for her party.

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Anxious while awaiting election results? Here are expert tips to help you cope

Friday, November 11, 2022

Kate Sweeny, who studies the psychology of waiting, says it's normal to stress about uncertainty. Her suggestions for coping include changing your mindset, taking action and finding deep distraction.

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Meet some of Tuesday's history-making election winners

Wednesday, November 09, 2022

Not all of the results are in just yet, but there are some notable wins in the races that have been called.

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James Roesener is the first out trans man elected to a U.S. state legislature

Wednesday, November 09, 2022

James Roesener, 26, is the first openly trans man elected to a state legislature in U.S. history, per the LGBTQ Victory Fund. It says a record number of trans candidates ran in the 2022 midterms.

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How antisemitic rhetoric is impacting Jewish communities, and what to do about it

Sunday, November 06, 2022

Recent antisemitic incidents have put American Jews on edge. Community leaders hope this moment will finally make clear the importance of education and allyship.

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Martin Luther King Jr. paid the bill for Julia Roberts' birth. Here's the backstory

Tuesday, November 01, 2022

As fans marked Julia Roberts' birthday last week, they also uncovered a connection between her family and that of the civil rights icon. It all started when her parents opened an acting school.

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Women leaders switch jobs at record rates as they demand better from their workplaces

Friday, October 28, 2022

Women leaders — already in short supply — are leaving their companies at rates not seen in years, a new report says. For every woman at the director level who gets promoted, two women directors leave.

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Many midterm races focus on rising crime. Here's what the data does and doesn't show

Thursday, October 27, 2022

Midterm voters are being inundated with political ads, and a lot of them are focused on crime. But a recent change in data collection paints an incomplete picture of the U.S. violent crime rate.

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Protests at art museums are nothing new. Here are 3 famous examples from history

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Climate groups like Just Stop Oil are making headlines for targeting famous works of art in their fossil fuel protests. It's a tactic that other individuals and groups have used over the last century.

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Their book is banned from dozens of districts, but has helped countless young readers

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Writer and LGBTQ activist George M. Johnson spoke with Morning Edition about what's lost when books like their 2020 memoir All Boys Aren't Blue are banned from school libraries.

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Calls grow to boycott Adidas as the company stays silent on Ye's antisemitism

Monday, October 24, 2022

Adidas placed its relationship with the rapper under review earlier this month. And while he's since doubled down, the company hasn't given an update — and continues to release new Yeezy products.

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