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Novelist Emma Straub asks life's big questions in 'This Time Tomorrow'

Monday, May 23, 2022

Straub's new novel is a time-travel fantasy about a 40-year-old woman who's tending to her ailing father — until, that is, the day she's transported to her childhood home on her 16th birthday.

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Actor Michelle Yeoh wants to change the way we think of superheroes

Monday, April 25, 2022

When Yeoh first read the script for Everything Everywhere All at Once, she gave a big sigh of relief: Finally, here was a film that put a middle-aged mother in the role of action hero.

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Poet Ocean Vuong sifts through the aftershock of grief in 'Time Is a Mother'

Tuesday, April 05, 2022

Vuong's new collection of poetry was inspired by his mother's death from breast cancer. His 2019 novel, On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous, followed a boy who, like Vuong, is an immigrant from Vietnam.

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Often overlooked, civil rights advocate Constance Baker Motley gets her due

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

In Civil Rights Queen, author Tomiko Brown-Nagin profiles Motley, a Black woman who wrote the original complaint in Brown v. The Board of Education and was on Martin Luther King's legal team.

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Halle Berry entered the ring ready — she's been a fighter all her life

Wednesday, December 08, 2021

Berry stars as a disgraced MMA fighter in Bruised — a film she also directed. It's a role that she identifies with fundamentally: "I've also been a fighter my whole life, my whole career."

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Will Smith says he crafted a joyful image to cover the pain of the past

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

As a child, Smith watched helplessly as his father beat his mother. The experience shaped him: "The mental anguish that I had to overcome was a big part of me growing into the person I am today."

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'Me Too' Founder Tarana Burke Says Black Girls' Trauma Shouldn't Be Ignored

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Burke says society often ignores Black girls' sexual trauma — and that the R. Kelly trial, coming after 25 years of allegations, highlights the "stark difference" in response to victims of color.

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News Brief: Kamala Harris, D.C. Violence Fallout, Flint Water Crisis

Friday, January 15, 2021

With impeachment trial and pandemic response, VP-elect Harris stresses need to multitask. States prepare for violence ahead of inauguration. And, more people are charged in Flint water crisis case.

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Wendell Pierce On Parenting, The Pandemic And Reckoning With The Past

Friday, January 15, 2021

Pierce stars alongside Charlie Robinson in a new online production of Some Old Black Man. It's "the classic confrontation of father and son," says Pierce.

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U.S. Still Lags In COVID-19 Workplace Safety, Former OSHA Official Says

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Ten months into the pandemic, the Trump administration is neglecting safety at meatpacking plants and other workplaces, a former top federal official says.

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News Brief: Historic Impeachment, Intelligence Failure, Mass Vaccinations

Thursday, January 14, 2021

The Senate next week considers the impeachment resolution against President Trump. Why wasn't a threat report produced ahead of last week's pro-Trump rally? And, Arizona opens mass vaccination site.

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Up To 12 House Republicans May Vote For Trump Impeachment, Democratic Lawmaker Says

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Several GOP members, including the No. 3 House Republican, have said they will vote for impeachment. Elissa Slotkin, a Democrat from a Trump-voting district, sees several more Republicans joining.

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News Brief: Impeachment, Inauguration Differences, U.K. COVID-19 Spike

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

The House will, for the second time in two years, vote to impeach President Trump. Why Joe Biden's inauguration will look different than previous ones. Coronavirus surge overwhelms British hospitals.

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News Brief: Trump's Last 8 Days, 25th Amendment, Seditious Conspiracy

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

The House resumes efforts to remove the president from office. Trump still has support on Capitol Hill and in the White House. The probe into whether organized groups spurred violence at the Capitol.

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News Brief: Trump Has 9 Days In Office, Rioters Arrested, COVID-19 Vaccine Challenges

Monday, January 11, 2021

House Democrats plan to impeach the president for a second time. Authorities seek those involved in the U.S. Capitol breach. As COVID-19 vaccines are distributed, the pandemic ravages the country.

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New Louisville Police Chief Takes The Helm During Tense Time In The City

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Yvette Gentry will be the first Black woman to lead the city's police department. She discusses the Breonna Taylor case, the lack of Black police officers and the changes she envisions.

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For Some Facebook Employees, Free Food Is Coming To An End

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Some cities in the Bay Area want to stop tech companies from offering free or discounted food in their cafeterias. The idea is to make employees go to local businesses for their meals.

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YouTube HQ Completely Evacuated After Shooting

Tuesday, April 03, 2018

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with KQED reporter Tonya Mosley about the latest from San Bruno, Calif., where a shooting took place at the YouTube headquarters Tuesday.

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Marijuana Farms In California Count Their Losses After Wildfires

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Medical and recreational marijuana use is legal in California. But under federal law, growing cannabis is illegal — which means growers don't have access to crop insurance.

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Many Black Families Watching As 'Take A Knee' NFL Protests Continue

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

For a week, black NFL players have been under an even brighter spotlight than on any given Sunday and while some families are turning away from the game, others are watching closely.

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