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Why a school board's ban on 'Maus' may put the book in the hands of more readers

Monday, January 31, 2022

Multiple booksellers are donating copies of the Holocaust graphic novel to students in Tennessee and beyond. Online sales are skyrocketing, too.

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A bridge in Pittsburgh collapsed on the day of Biden's planned infrastructure visit

Friday, January 28, 2022

Officials said 10 people suffered minor injuries and at least three were taken to the hospital after the collapse, which appears to have involved several vehicles and a Port Authority bus.

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Conn. police probe death of Lauren Smith-Fields, found dead after a date in December

Thursday, January 27, 2022

Authorities ruled the 23-year-old's death an accidental overdose, but are investigating "the factors that led to her untimely death." Her family alleges police have mishandled the case.

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Idaho man says he completed his goal of breaking 52 world records in a single year

Thursday, January 27, 2022

Author and speaker David Rush so far earned 43 official Guinness World Records in 2021, including fastest time to arrange a chess set and most juggling catches while on a balance board, blindfolded.

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On International Holocaust Remembrance Day, revisit NPR's stories from survivors

Thursday, January 27, 2022

The annual day of commemoration comes admist a rise in antisemitic incidents and Holocaust denialism in the U.S. and other parts of the world.

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Dolly Parton's new line of Southern baking mixes is already sold out

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

The limited-edition collections from Dolly Parton and Duncan Hines have been snapped up, but their Southern-inspired cake and frosting mixes are expected to hit grocery store shelves in March.

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A California redwood forest has officially been returned to a group of Native tribes

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Save the Redwoods League purchased and donated the 523-acre area to the InterTribal Sinkyone Wildnerness Council, a group of 10 tribes that have been connected to the land for thousands of years.

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Disney defends its 'Snow White' remake after criticism from Peter Dinklage

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

The actor was "taken aback" by the studio's plan to revisit a story with problematic representation of dwarfs. Disney says it is taking "a different approach" to the live version.

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A veteran won a $4 million lottery prize using the numbers from a fortune cookie

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

The North Carolina man turned his meal at an Asian restaurant into a Mega Millions jackpot when his cookies turned out to be extra fortunate.

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Meet Justice Ayesha Malik, Pakistan's first female Supreme Court judge

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Malik was sworn in on Monday, shattering a glass ceiling in a country where only about 17% of judges are women.

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Amy Schneider now has the 2nd-highest winning streak in 'Jeopardy!' history

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

After Schneider won her 39th consecutive game Monday — despite answering incorrectly in Final Jeopardy — all-time record-holder Ken Jennings announced the milestone onstage as the audience applauded.

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So you want to be the landlord-king of a remote English island

Monday, January 24, 2022

Piel Island is made up of 50 acres a half-mile off England's northwestern coast, home to wildlife, castle ruins and a centuries-old pub. It's looking for a new landlord, who will also be crowned king.

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A luxury cruise ship rerouted to the Bahamas over an arrest warrant for unpaid fuel

Monday, January 24, 2022

The Crystal Symphony was supposed to dock in Miami, but ended up in the Bahamas after a U.S. judge granted an order to seize the ship as part of a breach-of-contract lawsuit.

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A court in the U.K. says Julian Assange can keep fighting his extradition to the U.S.

Monday, January 24, 2022

Lawyers for the WikiLeaks founder have 14 days to submit their application to the U.K.'s Supreme Court, which will decide whether to hear the case. His supporters see the ruling as a partial win.

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Kiribati and Samoa implement rare lockdowns after travelers test positive

Saturday, January 22, 2022

Dozens of travelers from Fiji tested positive in Kiribati, prompting the island nation to implement its first lockdown. Samoa's order followed a cluster of cases in airline passengers from Australia.

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Arizona Democrats have censured Kyrsten Sinema over her pro-filibuster vote

Saturday, January 22, 2022

The symbolic action comes as Sinema has come under criticism from progressive groups in Arizona after she voted to uphold the filibuster in the Senate.

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A Tongan man says he swam for more than 24 hours after a tsunami swept him out to sea

Thursday, January 20, 2022

Lisala Folau told a local broadcaster about his swimming journey, which lasted more than a day and took him to three islands. Social media users hearing his story are calling him "real-life Aquaman."

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New York City's natural history museum has removed a Theodore Roosevelt statue

Thursday, January 20, 2022

New York City's American Museum of Natural History began the process of removing the controversial statue from its entrance on Tuesday night. It will be shipped to North Dakota in the coming weeks.

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Remembering legend Lusia Harris, the only woman to be officially drafted by the NBA

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Harris scored the first points in Olympic women's basketball history and was the first Black woman inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame, among other accolades. She turned the NBA down in 1977.

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The Biden administration will give out 400 million free N95 masks

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

The high-quality masks will go to pharmacies and community health centers starting this week in an effort to control the spread of COVID-19.

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