Tanya Ballard Brown

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Tell Us: What Will Your New 'Normal' Look Like?

Thursday, April 30, 2020

As states consider gradually loosening stay-at-home orders, tell us what you plan to do. Our reporters may contact you for a story featured on NPR.

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A Comedian Coughed — And Came Up With 'Coronavirus Rhapsody'

Friday, April 03, 2020

A cough on his couch led comedian Dana Jay Bein to write the parody song "Coronavirus Rhapsody." Then he tweeted it — and the Internet took it from there.

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Tell Us About Trying To Get Tested For The Coronavirus

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Experts have said that testing is essential to controlling the coronavirus pandemic. Tell us your experiences trying to access testing for the coronavirus.

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Social Distancing Or Quarantined: How Are You Spending Your Time?

Monday, March 16, 2020

As you're working from home or under quarantine, what are you doing to cope and entertain yourself or your family?

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Hero Killed In UNC-Charlotte Shooting Immortalized As 'Star Wars' Jedi

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Riley Howell, who died saving his classmates from a gunman last April, was a Star Wars fan. Now he is a part of the Star Wars universe.

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Songwriter Allee Willis, Whose Work Spanned 'Friends' And 'The Color Purple,' Dies

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Willis, 72, also worked with Earth, Wind & Fire. She says she learned from the band's Maurice White to "never let the lyric get in the way of the groove."

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Why We Celebrate Thanksgiving On The 4th Thursday Of November

Thursday, November 28, 2019

There is an explanation, but you have to go back to things decreed by Presidents Washington, Lincoln and Roosevelt (FDR, that is).

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Prince Memoir, 'The Beautiful Ones,' Brings To Life A Vision In One's Mind

Sunday, October 27, 2019

You won't get a full picture of Prince from this book, but it does manage to pierce through some of the mystery the renowned artist purposely cultivated around and about himself.

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Former Fort Worth Officer Charged With Murder In Fatal Shooting Of Woman In Her Home

Monday, October 14, 2019

Aaron Dean fired through the window of Atatiana Jefferson's home after responding to a call from a neighbor.

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President Trump Doesn't Need To Release His Tax Returns — For Now

Monday, October 07, 2019

A federal appeals court has granted President Trump a temporary stay of decision, saying he does not have to turn over eight years of tax records for a New York state criminal probe.

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'I Hate Myself,' Former Dallas Police Officer Who Killed Neighbor Tells Jurors

Friday, September 27, 2019

In her first public comments about the shooting, Amber Guyger says she was scared Botham Jean was going to kill her when she shot him in his home last September.

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Second Parent Sentenced In College Admissions Scandal

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Devin Sloane was sentenced to four months in prison and must pay a $95,000 fine and perform 500 hours of community service. He spent $250,000 to get his son accepted into college as a fake athlete.

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Fate Of Fetal Remains Unclear As Investigation Continues In Indiana

Thursday, September 19, 2019

More than 2,200 medically preserved fetal remains were found at the home of a recently deceased former abortion provider. The discovery has led to calls for the remains to be formally buried.

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GM, Union Officials Prepare For Contract Talks Amid Plant Closings And FBI Probes

Thursday, September 12, 2019

General Motors and the United Auto Workers sit down soon to negotiate a new contract. Recession fears and slowing sales are concerns, along with allegations of corruption among UAW leaders.

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There's A Continued Uptick In Violent Crime, According To Federal Survey

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

The federal government on Tuesday released the annual National Crime Victimization Survey. The 2018 data show a big jump in reports of sexual assault and rape.

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Jury Selection Set To Begin In Case Of Ex-Dallas Cop Who Killed Black Neighbor

Friday, September 06, 2019

The defense team for the white former Dallas police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black neighbor last September is expected to argue she was defending herself and the killing was a mistake.

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No Charges For Minneapolis Police Officers In June Shooting Fatality

Monday, July 30, 2018

Thurman Blevins was killed on June 23 by two police officers. On Monday, the district attorney said there was "no basis to issue criminal charges" against them for shooting the armed suspect.

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Indiana Attorney General Calls For Investigation Into Groping Accusations Against Him

Friday, July 06, 2018

Three legislative staffers and a state lawmaker say Curtis Hill groped them at a party in March. The governor and state legislative leaders have called for him to step down. Hill says he won't quit.

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Black Oregon Lawmaker Says Police Were Called As She Knocked On Constituents' Doors

Thursday, July 05, 2018

Democratic state Rep. Janelle Bynum was visiting voters in her district on July 3. The legislator says one of them thought she was casing the neighborhood and called law enforcement.

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U.K. Police Investigating 2 New Cases Of Deadly Nerve Agent Poisoning

Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Police in Britain say two people have been exposed to Novichok, the same nerve agent that poisoned former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, in March.

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