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Comedian Kathy Griffin Says She's Been Diagnosed With Lung Cancer

Tuesday, August 03, 2021

Comedian Kathy Griffin said she has never smoked, and that doctors are optimistic because the cancer appears to be contained to her left lung — half of which she is getting removed.

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Mudslides, Worsened By Last Year's Wildfires, Shut Down A Vital Colorado Highway

Tuesday, August 03, 2021

Interstate 70 through Glenwood Canyon could be closed for days or even weeks after last week's mudslides. Last year's wildfires burned the vegetation that normally helps soak up rainwater.

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Some States Are Working To Prevent COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates

Monday, August 02, 2021

The vast majority of these laws apply only to state and local governments, meaning private schools and employers could still require people to get vaccinated.

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You Can Now (Possibly) Get Your Hands On A Piece Of Princess Diana's Wedding Cake

Monday, August 02, 2021

A large slice of icing from one of the nearly two dozen official 1981 wedding cakes will go up for auction next week. The auction house says it's in good condition, "but we advise against eating it."

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See These Swimmers Share A Sweet Hug After South Africa Takes Gold And A World Record

Friday, July 30, 2021

In addition to smashing a longtime world record, Tatjana Schoenmaker took home South Africa's first gold medal of the Tokyo Games.

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Climate Change Is Driving Deadly Weather Disasters From Arizona To Mumbai

Thursday, July 29, 2021

There's been about two degrees Fahrenheit of warming so far worldwide. That may sound like a small number, but scientists say it's enough to make extreme weather events much more common.

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Biden Pushes Cybersecurity Upgrades For Critical Infrastructure After Recent Hacks

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

President Biden signed a directive aimed at improving cybersecurity for critical infrastructure systems like energy and food — but it's up to private companies to actually follow those standards.

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Rooibos Tea Is Africa's First Food To Join The EU's List Of Protected Products

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Rooibos joins France's Champagne, Greece's feta cheese and Colombian coffee on the list. The tea is said to have numerous health benefits.

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Can't-Miss Moments From The Olympics Opening Ceremony

Friday, July 23, 2021

From pictogram people to a moving rendition of "Imagine," the Tokyo Olympics' opening ceremony balanced fun with the seriousness of the moment.

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Everything You Need To Know To Enjoy This Year's Parade Of Nations

Friday, July 23, 2021

When did the Parade of Nations begin, and why aren't the countries in alphabetical order? Here's everything you need to know about the Olympic opening ceremony event.

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Fort Hood Officials Are Searching For More Than 100 Missing Night Vision Goggles

Saturday, July 17, 2021

A spokesperson confirmed to NPR that the night vision devices were reported missing on Monday and have "no immediate impact on unit readiness."

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The Biden Administration Vows To Appeal A Federal Ruling Deeming DACA Unlawful

Friday, July 16, 2021

One day after a federal district judge in Texas ruled against the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, President Biden said the Department of Justice intends to appeal the decision.

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A Lobster Diver In Cape Cod Says A Humpback Whale Scooped Him Up And Spat Him Out

Saturday, June 12, 2021

Michael Packard says he was trapped in the whale's mouth for 30 to 40 seconds before it tossed him back in the water, bruised but otherwise unharmed. Experts tell NPR such events are extremely rare.

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Biden And Putin Won't Hold A Joint News Conference After Their Geneva Meeting

Saturday, June 12, 2021

Biden will instead hold a solo press conference, which a White House official called "the appropriate format to clearly communicate with the free press the topics that were raised in the meeting."

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A Texas Bakery Got Hate Mail Over Pride Cookies. Then The Community Rallied Behind It

Friday, June 11, 2021

Confections bakery in Lufkin, Texas lost customers after posting a picture of its rainbow-iced Pride Month cookies. It's now being flooded with orders and donations, and paying them forward.

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Colonial Pipeline Restarts: There's No Need To Panic-Buy Gas (And Never Was)

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Even before fuel began flowing again after a ransomware attack, experts said any shortages were because of transportation, not supply, and they urged people not to top off their tanks.

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In A Grief-Filled Year, Brands From Etsy To Pandora Let You Skip Mother's Day Emails

Friday, May 07, 2021

The small but growing trend is seen as a welcome acknowledgement of people who are grieving, as well as a sign that email marketing is becoming increasingly personalized and socially conscious.

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Roman Colosseum's New Floor Will Give Visitors A Gladiator's Point Of View

Monday, May 03, 2021

The retractable wooden stage will offer visitors a view of the ancient arena not seen since the 19th century, when archaeologists removed its floor to reveal the elaborate structures underneath.

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Germany Will Repatriate Benin Bronzes, Plundered From Africa In The 19th Century

Friday, April 30, 2021

German officials announced they have reached an agreement with Nigeria to return artifacts looted from the ancient Kingdom of Benin and now housed in German museums; other nations also hold bronzes.

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Portugal Opens World's Longest Pedestrian Suspension Bridge, And It's A Trip

Friday, April 30, 2021

The record-breaking bridge measures roughly 1,692 feet long and is suspended more than 570 feet above a rushing river. Officials in the town of Arouca called it "frighteningly beautiful."

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