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 2021-12-07 11:30 

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Why is the Biden administration increasing the cost of building houses?...

The Biden administration has doubled duties on lumber imported from Canada. Critics argue it hurts the goal of affordable housing....

 2021-12-07 10:27 

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A snake adds new meaning to the phrase: curling up on the sofa...

A man in Clearwater, Fla., pulled back the cushions on his sofa to find a five-foot snake. The sofa was carried outside and a red-tailed boa constrictor was extracted....

 2021-12-07 10:18 

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Inside London's Natural History Museum is a unique holiday sweater...

The museum has an animatronic T. rex. The life-size creature is wearing a holiday sweater, which the manufacturer said took 100 hours to make....

 2021-12-07 10:07 

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How online markets may be contributing to organized retail crime...

Brazen shoplifting is caught on video, but hard numbers for shoplifting don't really exist. Nonetheless, merchants say it's growing fast and online retailers are partly to blame....

 2021-12-07 10:07 

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Testifying at his trial, Jussie Smollett says he did not stage a hoax attack...

NPR's Debbie Elliott talks to Chicago Tribune reporter Megan Crepeau about actor Jussie Smollett's courtroom testimony — denying allegations he masterminded a phony hate-crime attack....

 2021-12-07 10:07 

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Sharon Gless shares work and family stories in her new memoir...

NPR's Rachel Martin talks to actress Sharon Gless — of Cagney & Lacey fame — about her new memoir: Apparently There Were Complaints....

 2021-12-07 10:07 

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Asian lady beetles are swarming parts of the Northeast and Western U.S....

Beetles that look like ladybugs are sweeping through parts of the country. But are they harmful?...

 2021-12-07 10:07 

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Examining the counter effects school lockdown drills may have in the long run...

NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to Dr. David Schonfeld of the National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement at Children's Hospital in Los Angeles, about the impact of school lockdown exercises....

 2021-12-07 10:07 

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President Biden announces a diplomatic boycott of the Being Winter Olympics...

NPR's Debbie Elliott talks to Mike Mazza of the American Enterprise Institute about whether the U.S. diplomatic boycott of the Winter Olympics in Beijing will have a tangible effect....

 2021-12-07 10:07 

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How Germany's new foreign policy may differ from Merkel's government?...

NPR's Steve Inskeep speaks with Rachel Rizzo, a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council's Europe Center, about Germany's new leadership and its pressing foreign policy concerns....

 2021-12-07 10:07 

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What has South Africa learned about the Omicron variant?...

NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to Dr. Arifa Parker, an infectious diseases specialist in South Africa, about the latest coronavirus variant....

 2021-12-07 10:05 

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The NIH director on why Americans aren't getting healthier, despite medical advances...

As he prepares to leave his post of 12 years, Francis Collins reflects on the agency's biomedical advances, the dangers of polarizing medicine, and the huge health gaps that still exist in the U.S....

 2021-12-07 10:00 

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Data analysts proved what Black Pittsburgh knew about COVID's racial disparities...

Community leaders saw early in the pandemic that the city's residents of color were being hit hard by COVID-19. They worked with data analysts to show just how hard, where and why....

 2021-12-07 10:00 

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My dad witnessed the horror of Pearl Harbor firsthand. But his letters never let on...

This is the story of a young sailor, his best friend, and the girl he fell in love with just days before the Pearl Harbor attack that changed everything....

 2021-12-07 05:10 

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What A New Antiviral Drug Could Mean For The Future Of COVID...

An advisory panel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel has voted to recommend that the FDA approve a new antiviral drug to treat COVID-19. The FDA decision is expected soon. Host Emily Kwong chats with health reporter Pien Huang on the ...

 2021-12-07 05:10 

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Surviving high school in 'Huda F Are You?'...

Author Huda Fahmy brings us a fictionalized look back on her teenage years in her new graphic novel. The cleverly titled Huda F Are You? is about a girl growing up in Dearborn, Michigan trying to figure out, well, who she really is. Fahmy told NPR's S...

 2021-12-07 05:10 

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Working from home doesn't have to suck. Here's how 'Out Of Office' can be better...

Has working from home during the pandemic been frustrating for you? You're not alone. Charlie Warzel and Anne Helen Petersen's new book Out of Office: The Big Problem and Bigger Promise of Working from Home tackles how remote work can improve, no ...

 2021-12-07 05:03 

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5 tips to help you stop being so late (or at least make you more honest about it)...

People are late for lots of reasons — being overly optimistic, not accurately gauging how much time it takes to actually get somewhere, even being afraid of being early. Time management coach Rashelle Isip shares some tactics that can help you embra...

 2021-12-07 05:01 

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'The Wheel of Time' spins an epic tale...
 2021-12-07 03:04 

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Uyghur organizations applaud the U.S. diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Olympics...

U.S. athletes are still expected to compete in the 2022 Winter Olympics, despite the diplomatic boycott from the Biden administration....

 2021-12-07 00:09 

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Biden's Supreme Court commission steers clear of controversial issues in draft report...

The panel, which will on the report Tuesday, steers clear of taking a position on many of the most controversial suggestions for changing the court....

 2021-12-07 00:02 

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Rep. Devin Nunes is resigning from Congress to be CEO of Trump's new media company...

The California Republican and Trump ally will take the helm of the Trump Media & Technology Group next month, giving up his seat in the middle of his 10th term....

 2021-12-06 23:33 

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Adult portable bed rails have been recalled after 2 people became entrapped and died...

In both incidents, officials say the bed rails were not securely attached to the bed. The two victims became entrapped between the product and their mattresses....

 2021-12-06 22:24 

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The conglomerate paradox...

General Electric and Johnson & Johnson are the most recent conglomerates to have a messy breakup. However, Techglomerates like Amazon and Facebook are doing just fine. Today on the show, will today's tech conglomerates eventually suffer the same fate ...

 2021-12-06 22:06 

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'Trigger laws' are abortion bans ready to go if 'Roe v. Wade' is overturned...

More than 20 states have...

 2021-12-06 22:06 

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Encore: Bette Midler discusses her children's book, 'The Tale Of The Mandarin Duck'...

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Bette Midler about her children's book, The Tale of the Mandarin Duck....

 2021-12-06 22:06 

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Former Sen. Bob Dole, who fought for disability rights, has died...

Bob Dole was a hero for disability rights advocates, especially those who remember the days before the Americans with Disabilities Act, and his role in getting that landmark legislation passed....

 2021-12-06 21:52 

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Russia is gathering more than 94,000 troops near Ukraine as fears of an invasion rise...

Russia is amassing more than 94,000 troops at the Ukrainian border in what officials in Ukraine call a...

 2021-12-06 21:52 

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U.S. has announced a diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics...

The Biden administration will not send any diplomatic or official representatives to Beijing for the winter Olympics given the...

 2021-12-06 21:52 

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The lasting consequences of America's shift to using more contractors to fight wars...

Many people who fought and died on behalf of the U.S. during 20 years of war in Afghanistan were contractors, not troops. It's part of a change in how America fights wars, and it has consequences....

 2021-12-06 21:43 

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A small lineage of artisans is reviving the ancient art of pigeon whistles in Beijing...

For centuries, owners tied lightweight whistles to their pet pigeons in China. The art of making pigeon whistles almost faded away in Beijing, but a small group of artisans is bringing it back....

 2021-12-06 21:43 

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Trump has backed former Sen. David Perdue for Georgia governor...

Former Georgia Sen. David Perdue has launched a bid for governor, challenging sitting Gov. Brian Kemp in the GOP primary with the ultimate aim of defeating Democrat Stacey Abrams....

 2021-12-06 21:20 

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Biden is set to have a video call with Putin on Tuesday. Here's what's at stake...

President Biden is having a video call on Tuesday with Russian President Vladimir Putin amid growing concern about Russian troops amassed on the Ukraine border....

 2021-12-06 21:20 

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New York City will have the nation's 1st vaccine mandate for private sector employers...

New York City Mayor Bill deBlasio has announced what he called a...

 2021-12-06 21:20 

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Afghanistan is struggling without aid, but unfreezing funds to the country is tricky...

Afghanistan faces a humanitarian crisis. It had been relying on foreign aid, much of which has been cut since the Taliban took over in August. There are now shortages of money, food and health care....

 2021-12-06 21:20 

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DOJ is suing Texas, saying its redistricting plans put some voters at a disadvantage...

The Justice Department is suing Texas over its redistricting plans, saying the state is disadvantaging the Latino and Black voters responsible for most growth in the population over the last decade....

 2021-12-06 21:20 

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Everyday people can buy a house with cash with this new type of loan...

A new breed of lenders are helping everyday people make cash offers to buy houses. Cash offers carry clout and sellers are more likely to accept them over offers from people who need a mortgage....

 2021-12-06 21:10 

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Biden calls on Congress to pass his Build Back Better bill to lower drug costs...

The roughly $2 trillion House-passed measure awaits Senate action. The Senate Majority Leader says he'd like to try to finish by Christmas....

 2021-12-06 21:00 

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Hanukkah is a busy week for Wyoming's only rabbi...

On the last night of Hanukkah, Chabad Rabbi Zalman Mendelsohn wraps up a busy week. He is currently the only ordained rabbi serving in Wyoming....

 2021-12-06 20:26 

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No black-tie dinner with the Swedish king for this year's Nobel Prize winners...

Instead, most of the laureates are receiving their awards in their home countries because the pandemic has disrupted the ceremonies yet again....

 2021-12-06 19:58 

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The Justice Department is suing Texas over the state's redistricting plans...

In its lawsuit, the Justice Department alleges that Texas' redistricting plans put minority voters at a disadvantage....

 2021-12-06 19:57 

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Trump's social media deal is being investigated by regulators...

Regulators including the SEC are investigating a planned merger between a shell company and former President Trump's social media startup....

 2021-12-06 19:43 

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Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit collapsed and died after a workout in California...

The three-year-old colt died suddenly from what appears to have been a cardiac event, according to the on-site veterinary team that attended to him at the Santa Anita racetrack in Southern California....

 2021-12-06 19:04 

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Biden will lay out in a call with Putin the U.S. response if Russia invades Ukraine...

In a scheduled video call Tuesday with the Russian president, Biden will outline economic sanctions and stepped-up support for NATO allies if Russia invades, a senior administration official says....

 2021-12-06 18:59 

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More people died of malaria in 2020 than in 2019. Here's why...

A new report from the World Health Organization contains some encouraging numbers but also cause for concern, with both cases and deaths on the upswing last year. The pandemic is just one reason....

 2021-12-06 18:59 

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Citing humanitarian abuses, U.S. will stage a diplomatic boycott of Beijing Olympics...

The White House cited the...

 2021-12-06 18:39 

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As NYC sets broad vaccine mandate for workers, federal vaccine rules remain blocked...

By the end of the month, workers in New York City must be vaccinated against COVID-19, but nationwide, federal vaccine rules are on hold due to numerous legal challenges....

 2021-12-06 18:30 

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Congressman shares photo celebrating guns at Christmas, days after a school shooting...
 2021-12-06 17:59 

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Omicron spreads uncertainty about holiday travel, and dampens recovery for airlines...

The rapid emergence of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 has many questioning whether they should rethink their holiday travel plans....

 2021-12-06 17:36 

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San Francisco moves to delay its cannabis business tax to give legal dealers a boost...

Supporters of the ordinance said the cannabis industry is experiencing a drop-off in business following a boom early in the COVID-19 pandemic and that a tax hike would result in higher prices....

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