NPR4 min readCrime & Violence
Senate Passes Reauthorization Of Key Surveillance Program Despite Privacy Concerns
The legislation would extend for two years the program known as Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, or FISA. It now goes to President Biden's desk to become law.
NPR2 min read
USC Cancels Filmmaker's Keynote Amid Controversy Over Canceled Valedictorian Speech
USC announced the cancellation of a keynote speech by filmmaker Jon M. Chu just days after making the choice to keep the student valedictorian, who expressed support for Palestinians, from speaking.
NPR6 min read
Women Of Color Still Lag Behind In STEM Jobs Despite Efforts To Change
"In STEM fields, research shows that women of color face the most challenges and harassment, both explicit and implicit."
NPR3 min readAmerican Government
What To Know About Week 1 Of Trump's Criminal Trial, With Jury Selection Complete
New York Judge Juan Merchan told jurors this week to prepare to hear opening statements on Monday.
NPR4 min read
Biden Administration Restricts Oil And Gas Leasing In Alaska's Petroleum Reserve
The administration said it will restrict new oil and gas leasing on 13 million acres in Alaska to help protect wildlife such as caribou and polar bears as the Arctic continues to warm.
NPR1 min readAmerican Government
Man Who Set Himself On Fire Outside Trump Trial Dies Of Injuries, Police Say
The man took out pamphlets espousing conspiracy theories, tossed them around, then doused himself in an accelerant and set himself on fire outside the courthouse Friday, officials and witnesses said.
NPR3 min read
'We Created This Problem:' A Pediatric Surgeon On How Gun Violence Affects Children
Mikael Petrosyan of Children's National Hospital says gun violence against children is preventable.
NPR4 min read
From Jailhouse Melodies To Vanishing Salmon, Rejuvenate Your Listening History
Enjoy the spring bloom, get outside, listen to a new podcast! The NPR One team has gathered a few returning favorites as well as some fresh releases from across public media.
NPR3 min read
What's Making Us Happy: A Guide To Your Weekend Viewing, Listening And Gaming
Each week, Pop Culture Happy Hour guests and hosts share what's bringing them joy. This week: The Wiz revival on Broadway, the podcast Koreaboo, and the game Balatro.
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Taylor Swift's 'Tortured Poets' Is Written In Blood
With The Tortured Poets Department, the defining pop star of her era has made an album as messy and confrontational as any good girl's work can get.
NPR3 min readDiet & Nutrition
What World War II Taught Us About How To Help Starving People Today
The modern study of starvation was sparked by the liberation of concentration camp survivors. U.S. and British soldiers rushed to feed them — and yet they sometimes perished.
NPR3 min readAmerican Government
Volkswagen Workers Vote Yes To Unionizing, Igniting UAW's Push To Organize The South
Volkswagen workers in Chattanooga, Tenn., voted overwhelmingly to unionize with the UAW, setting a new trajectory for labor unions in the American South.
NPR5 min readInternational Relations
What We Know So Far About Israel's Strike On Iran — And What Could Happen Next
Israel and Iran seem to be downplaying the attack, the latest in a series of retaliatory strikes between the two. Analysts say that could be a sign of the de-escalation world leaders are calling for.
NPR4 min readWorld
Google Worker Says The Company Is 'Silencing Our Voices' After Dozens Are Fired
The tech giant fired 28 employees who took part in a protest over the company's Project Nimbus contract with the Israeli government. One fired worker tells her story.
NPR7 min readCrime & Violence
Alvin Bragg, Manhattan's District Attorney, Draws Friends Close And Critics Closer
Observers, friends and former colleagues view Alvin Bragg Jr., the Manhattan district attorney, as a smart, deliberate lawyer and a selfless public servant. And people who claim him as their friend say he's a thoughtful one. Those who spoke to NPR, w
NPR2 min readWorld
Israel Strikes Iran, U.S. Official Says; Taylor Swift's 'Tortured Poets' Is Here
Israel has launched a strike against Iran, a U.S. official tells NPR. Taylor Swift's highly anticipated "Tortured Poets Department" is here.
NPR1 min read
Mandisa, Grammy-winning Singer And 'American Idol' Alum, Has Died At 47
The singer gained stardom after finishing ninth on "American Idol" in 2006. In 2014, she won a Grammy for best contemporary Christian music album for "Overcomer," her fifth album.
NPR3 min read
A Cartoonist's Guide To Navigating 'Normal'
Cartoonist Liana Finck has spent years learning the "rules" of social interactions. She's not convinced. Her comics poke fun at the contradictions and absurdities of daily life and modern parenting.
NPR1 min read
Amsterdam Was Flooded With Tourists In 2023, So It Won't Allow Any More Hotels
Twenty-six hotels that already have permits can move forward, but after that a hotel can only be built if one shuts down. Tourists spent about 20.7 million nights in Amsterdam hotels last year.
NPR4 min read
Which Scientists Get Mentioned In The News? Mostly Ones With Anglo Names, Says Study
A new study finds that in news stories about scientific research, U.S. media were less likely to mention a scientist if they had an East Asian or African name, as compared to one with an Anglo name.
NPR2 min read
Tesla Recalls Cybertruck Over Sticky Problem. Blame It On — Yes — Soap
Accelerator pedals on the new Cybertrucks can get stuck, a potentially dangerous production flaw. The reason why they're so sticky is soap.
NPR2 min readGender Studies
Biden Administration Adds Title IX Protections For LGBTQ Students, Assault Victims
The new rules also broaden the interpretation of Title IX to cover pregnant, gay and transgender students. They do not address whether schools can ban trans athletes from women's and girls' teams.
NPR3 min read
A New Play Peers Into A Band's Life, From The Inside
Stereophonic, a new play on Broadway with music by Arcade Fire's Will Butler, tracks the volatile creation of a rock and roll album over the course of a year in the 1970s.
NPR3 min readAmerican Government
House Foreign Aid Bills Advance With Democrats' Help; Johnson May Still Be In Peril
With Democratic support, the legislation overcomes a major procedural hurdle and is expected to head to a weekend vote by the full House.
NPR3 min read
China's Cities Are Sinking, Putting Tens Of Millions At Risk
Nearly a third of China's urban population lives in areas that are subsiding, according to a sweeping national survey of 82 major Chinese cities. In coastal areas, that makes sea level rise worse.
NPR2 min read
Lethal Heat In West Africa Is Driven By Human-caused Climate Change
The recent deadly heat in West Africa is driven by human activities, including the burning of fossil fuels, particularly in the wealthy Northern Hemisphere, according to an international report.
NPR2 min readWorld
Housing Costs Keep Inflation Stubborn; New Report On Maui Wildfires Released
Inflation is proving stubborn this year, and the cost of rent may be to blame. Hawaii's attorney general has released the first report into last year's Maui fires.
NPR4 min read
Wildfire Smoke Contributes To Thousands Of Deaths Each Year In The U.S.
Two new studies show the unseen toll smoke is taking on people across the country. Climate change is likely to make the problem even bigger.
NPR3 min read
Amid Concerns About Kids And Guns, Some Say Training Is The Answer
The number of U.S. children dying from gunshot wounds has climbed in recent years. Keeping guns out of reach is one way to curb the trend — others argue to teach kids to handle guns responsibly.
NPR3 min read
Dickey Betts, Founding Member Of The Allman Brothers Band, Dies At 80
The influential guitarist, songwriter and singer was best known for the song "Ramblin' Man." Betts's blues, rock and country-influenced guitar style helped define Southern rock in the 1960s and '70s.
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