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Lynette Hardaway, Diamond of pro-Trump duo 'Diamond and Silk,' has died at 51

Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Former President Donald Trump is among the conservative figures offering condolences. He called Hardaway's death "totally unexpected" and "really bad news for Republicans and frankly, ALL Americans."

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England will ban single-use plastic plates and cutlery for environmental reasons

Monday, January 09, 2023

Environment Secretary Therese Coffey says the new ban will stop pollution from "billions of pieces of plastic." Advocates applaud the move but say it doesn't go far enough on its own.

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Meet Cheryl Johnson, the House clerk managing the speaker votes

Friday, January 06, 2023

Johnson has served as House clerk since 2019, the fourth woman and second Black person to do so. She's drawn praise from both sides of the aisle for running the speaker vote and maintaining order.

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Sam Phillips, who introduced the world to Elvis and Johnny Cash, would be 100 today

Thursday, January 05, 2023

Phillips launched the careers of legends including Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis. The rock and roll pioneer spoke to Morning Edition in 1993, a decade before his death.

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Did Damar Hamlin experience commotio cordis? What to know about the rare phenomenon

Tuesday, January 03, 2023

It involves the impact of a specific force to the chest at a specific moment in the cardiac cycle. One cardiologist told NPR that what happened to Hamlin was likely "a perfect storm of events."

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Who is Damar Hamlin? The Buffalo Bills safety keeps Pittsburgh and his family close

Tuesday, January 03, 2023

The world is waiting for updates about Hamlin, who is in critical condition after suffering a cardiac arrest during Monday night's game against the Cincinnati Bengals. This is his second NFL season.

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Here's what 2023 has in store, as predicted by experts in 1923

Monday, January 02, 2023

A researcher collected century-old newspaper clippings with predictions in fields ranging from public health to beauty to transportation. Some have proven more accurate than others.

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David Sedaris reads from 'Santaland Diaries,' a Christmastime classic

Friday, December 23, 2022

Sedaris' darkly funny account of his stint as a Macy's department store Christmas elf named Crumpet has been a hallmark of the Morning Edition airwaves for 30 holiday seasons.

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Russia responds to Zelenskyy's visit by accusing the U.S. of a proxy war in Ukraine

Thursday, December 22, 2022

The Kremlin said Thursday that the U.S. is fighting a proxy war with Russia "to the last Ukrainian." The U.S. is supplying Ukraine with another $1.85 billion in aid and an advanced air defense system.

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The legacy of Hollywood mountain lion P-22 lives on in wildlife conservation efforts

Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Beloved Hollywood mountain lion P-22 was euthanized over the weekend due to health issues. His story highlights both the plight of urban wildlife and groundbreaking efforts to protect it.

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Goodnight, sweet spacecraft: NASA's InSight lander may have just signed off from Mars

Tuesday, December 20, 2022

InSight's end has long been in sight, with NASA warning that it would likely be inoperative by the end of the year. The lander went quiet this weekend and shared a tweet it said might be its last.

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Trump should face justice just like anyone else would, argues Rep. Raskin

Tuesday, December 20, 2022

"If Donald Trump had succeeded, he'd be bragging about it," says Raskin, a member of the Jan. 6 panel. He argues the former president must be held accountable based on the facts and what the laws say.

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As the Bidens mark Hanukkah, the White House gets its own menorah for the first time

Monday, December 19, 2022

The menorah is made out of wood that was removed from the building during a Truman-era renovation, and becomes the first Jewish artifact to be added to the White House archives.

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James Cameron aims to finally put that 'Titanic' door debate to rest, 25 years later

Monday, December 19, 2022

The blockbuster hit theaters on Dec. 19, 1997. Since then, fans have debated whether Jack could have survived on the makeshift raft. Now Cameron says a forensic analysis rules that out definitively.

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Brittney Griner says she'll play in the upcoming WNBA season

Friday, December 16, 2022

In her first public statement since being freed from Russia, the two-time Olympic gold medalist says she'll play for her team, the Phoenix Mercury, when the season starts in May.

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After a Ticketmaster snafu, Mexico's president asks Bad Bunny to hold a free concert

Friday, December 16, 2022

After hundreds of ticket holders were denied entry to Bad Bunny's shows in Mexico City last weekend, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador is asking the star to put on another concert for free.

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Oregon Gov. Kate Brown explains why she commuted all of her state's death sentences

Thursday, December 15, 2022

In her final weeks in office, Brown commuted the sentences of all 17 people on death row in the state. Capital punishment is legal in Oregon, though its last execution was in 1997.

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Why 'All I Want for Christmas Is You' tops the charts every year (2022 included)

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

"All I Want For Christmas Is You" is the first song to ever have four separate runs at No. 1 on the chart, beginning in 2019. It's become a holiday hallmark in the years since its 1994 release.

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Hollywood's famous, aging mountain lion has been captured by authorities. Now what?

Tuesday, December 13, 2022

P-22 has lived in Griffith Park for a decade, earning nicknames like the "Hollywood Cat" and the "Brad Pitt of mountain lions." He is undergoing health evaluations after exhibiting signs of distress.

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How Twitter trending topic descriptions defined 2022, from 'No Covid' to Ned Flanders

Monday, December 12, 2022

Brian Feldman has long been fascinated by Twitter's efforts to contextualize trending topics with short descriptions. So he documented more than 450 from this year and put them in a public archive.

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