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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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The fastest ever laundry-folding robot is here. And it's likely still slower than you

Saturday, October 22, 2022

Researchers and companies have tried over the years to automate the chore with limited success. Using a brand new method, researchers have taught a robot to fold a record 30-40 garments per hour.

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Remembering NPR's Renee Pringle, a pioneering audio engineer, friend and fashionista

Thursday, October 20, 2022

Pringle helped shape and safeguard the sound of NPR for more than four decades. Colleagues are remembering her prolific portfolio, technical expertise, generosity, honesty and sense of style.

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Lincoln prioritized democracy over his political future. A new biography explains why

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Presidential historian Jon Meacham speaks with NPR about his new biography, And There Was Light: Abraham Lincoln and the American Struggle. It examines Lincoln's actions as well as motivations.

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What the city council scandal reveals about LA's racial divides — and solidarity

Friday, October 14, 2022

The leaked LA City Council recording underscores long-simmering racial tensions. But the city also has a history of Black-Latino partnership, which activists hope to build on in the wake of scandal.

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Jan. 6 panel shows new footage of congressional leaders scrambling for security help

Thursday, October 13, 2022

Thursday's hearing revealed new video footage of members of Congress working the phones from secure locations, interspersed with scenes of rioters chanting outside.

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The Jan. 6 committee votes unanimously to subpoena Trump

Thursday, October 13, 2022

All nine members of the committee voted to subpoena the former president to testify before them. Presidential subpoenas are complicated but not unprecedented.

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These 6 members of the Jan. 6 committee are up for reelection in 2022

Thursday, October 13, 2022

Six members of the House panel investigating the Jan. 6 riots on the U.S. Capitol are running for reelection in 2022.

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See the buzzworthy winners of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition

Thursday, October 13, 2022

This year's top prizes went to a teen from Thailand and an American who is just the fifth woman to win in 58 years. Karine Aigner spoke with NPR about the significance of the photo and the award.

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Millions of Americans are losing access to maternal care. Here's what can be done

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

A report from the nonprofit March of Dimes finds that 36% of counties in the U.S. are "maternity care deserts," meaning they have no obstetric hospitals or birth centers and no obstetric providers.

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She wrote a Bigfoot book for kids. It was no small feat

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

The Search for Sasquatch, a new book for pre-teens, explores Bigfoot through a scientific lens. Its author hopes to model how to balance curiosity and exploration with staying grounded in the facts.

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Which Indigenous lands are you on? This map will show you

Monday, October 10, 2022

Native Land Digital, a Canadian nonprofit, offers resources for Indigenous and non-Indigenous people to learn more about the land and its history. It hopes its map will be just a part of that journey.

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