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A Russian court sentences WNBA star Brittney Griner to 9 years on drug charges
Thursday, August 04, 2022
The ruling came nearly six months after Griner was detained. Russia has indicated that any potential deal or prisoner swap to secure her release would have to wait until after a verdict in her case.
Does the killing of al-Zawahiri make Americans safer? It's complicated
Wednesday, August 03, 2022
The State Department warns of potential anti-American violence following the U.S. killing of al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahiri. Experts say his loss hurts the group, but doesn't erase the threat.
3 things the strike on al-Zawahiri tell us about the U.S. counterterrorism strategy
Tuesday, August 02, 2022
The U.S. targeted the top al-Qaida leader, showing it could track down and strike against a hard-to-find extremist figure even in a country where the U.S. has no military or diplomatic presence.
The Senate passed a bill to help sick veterans. Then 25 Republicans reversed course
Friday, July 29, 2022
Veterans groups are slamming GOP senators for blocking a bill that would have given health care and benefits to veterans affected by from toxic chemicals and burn pits in wars dating back to Vietnam.
Brittney Griner testifies about her medical marijuana prescription and chaotic arrest
Wednesday, July 27, 2022
The WNBA star took the stand in Russian court Wednesday to explain why she had vape cartridges in the first place, how they ended up in her luggage and what happened after they were discovered.
Democrats' push to protect same-sex marriage is personal for Sen. Tammy Baldwin
Wednesday, July 27, 2022
Baldwin, the first openly gay person elected to the Senate, is leading the charge to secure the 10 Republican votes needed for a filibuster-proof majority to pass a bill codifying marriage equality.
As monkeypox spreads, know the difference between warning and stigmatizing people
Tuesday, July 26, 2022
While the current monkeypox outbreak appears to mostly affect men who have sex with other men, others are still at risk. History and public health experts say it's dangerous to suggest otherwise.
It's official: The U.K. will host next year's Eurovision contest on behalf of Ukraine
Monday, July 25, 2022
Officials approached the U.K., this year's runner-up, after concluding that Russia's war makes Ukraine unfit to hold the competition. This isn't the first time the U.K. has stepped in to host.
How people, pets and infrastructure can respond to extreme heat
Friday, July 22, 2022
Climate change is making heat waves more frequent and intense. With much of the U.S. facing a weekend of extreme temperatures, here are some tips for protecting yourself and your loved ones.
Music for a college classroom: A Texas school will soon offer a Harry Styles class
Thursday, July 21, 2022
Texas State University professor Louie Dean Valencia spoke with NPR about the creation and aims of the class, which is capped at 20 students. He's one of many who hopes it will eventually reach more.
Yellen believes U.S. will get on board with global minimum corporate tax — eventually
Tuesday, July 19, 2022
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen spoke to Morning Edition about global efforts to choke off much of Russia's profit from oil sales and the odds of a recession in the U.S.
The Uvalde shooting shows that gun laws do matter, says official who worked on report
Monday, July 18, 2022
Texas State Rep. Joe Moody, who helped write the report on the shooting, says he hopes the investigation helps lawmakers improve policy going forward — particularly when it comes to gun control.
How the son of sharecroppers helped send the world's most powerful telescope to space
Friday, July 15, 2022
Gregory Robinson grew up as one of 11 children of tobacco sharecroppers in rural Virginia. He reflects on his journey to NASA, where he directed the groundbreaking James Webb Space Telescope program.
Members of Brittney Griner's Russian team defend her character, on and off the court
Thursday, July 14, 2022
Griner appeared moved by the testimony of her friends, tearing up repeatedly during Thursday's proceedings. Her longtime team doctor added that Griner has never failed a drug test.
Live updates: Jan. 6 rioter, former Oath Keepers spokesman testify in seventh hearing
Tuesday, July 12, 2022
Tuesday's hearing looks at the role of groups like the Oath Keepers and Proud Boys on the Jan. 6 Capitol attack — and the groups' possible connection to former President Donald Trump.
A new dominant omicron strain in the U.S. is driving up cases — and reinfections
Monday, July 11, 2022
BA.5 is now the dominant omicron strain in the U.S. It's good at evading the immune system, though doesn't appear to cause more serious illness.
The pandemic pushed people to reevaluate their jobs. Meet 5 who reinvented themselves
Sunday, July 10, 2022
Morning Edition spoke with people who changed their jobs and transformed their lives as a result of the pandemic, from a Broadway actor who entered the tech world to a mom who set more boundaries.
Abe's assassination shocks Japan, where gun control is strict and shootings are rare
Friday, July 08, 2022
Japan, with famously strict laws, has among the world's lowest rates of gun ownership and gun violence. In 2018 there were just nine firearm deaths reported in Japan, compared with 39,740 in the U.S.
How to help those impacted by the Highland Park parade shooting
Thursday, July 07, 2022
One way to help is by donating, whether to official community funds or verified fundraisers set up by families of those hurt or killed. Just be wary of scams, a city official warns.
Brittney Griner pleads guilty to drug charges
Thursday, July 07, 2022
The WNBA star admitted to bringing cannabis into Russia but said she had packed in a hurry and did not intend to break the law. If convicted, she could face up to 10 years in prison.