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 2020-01-26 22:44 

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Coronavirus Case Confirmed In Arizona, Bringing U.S. Total To 5...

A fifth U.S. case of coronavirus has been confirmed in Arizona's Maricopa County. A statement released on Sunday from the Arizona Department of Health Services described the patient as "a member of the Arizona State University community who does n...

 2020-01-26 22:33 

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A History Of Quarantines, From Bubonic Plague To Typhoid Mary...

China is building a quarantine center on the outskirts of the city of Wuhan, where a newly identified virus has infected many hundreds of residents. The idea of putting a possibly sick person in quarantine goes back to the ancient texts. The book of Levit...

 2020-01-26 22:32 

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West African Supergroup Les Amazones D'Afrique Returns With 'Amazones Power'...

In 2017, the all-woman collective Les Amazones d'Afrique introduced themselves to the world with their debut album, Republique Amazone . The songs showcased the group's two signatures: intoxicating, danceable rhythms and a message calling out viol...

 2020-01-26 22:31 

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Activists Decry Femicides After Another Woman Is Killed In Jurez, Mexico...

A week after the killing of a young female artist and activist, protesters in the Mexican border city of Jurez took to the streets with a message to authorities: Don't let this crime go unpunished like all the rest. The slaying of 26-year-old Isabel C...

 2020-01-26 22:28 

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Trump Team Vows To Deflate Democrats' Case As 1st Week Of Impeachment Trial Wraps...

President Trump's accusers fell far short of proving wrongdoing or the case for removing him from office, defense attorneys told senators on Saturday as they opened their portion of the impeachment trial. The presentation by White House counsel Pat Ci...

 2020-01-26 22:28 

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'Take Her Out.' In New Recording, Trump Heard Discussing Firing Ambassador To Ukraine...

In a new recording made public on Saturday, President Trump can be heard speaking with two men he has claimed to not know and ordering the firing of the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine. The hour-long recording from April 2018 captures a meeting between Trump a...

 2020-01-26 22:14 

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Climate Change Threatens Future Of Sports...

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with journalist Dave Zirin about how climate change is impacting sports around the globe, including the poor air quality at the Australian Open....

 2020-01-26 22:14 

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Why Elections Officials Aren't Taking A Simple Security Step...

Elections officials could improve their cybersecurity in a simple way — by using dot gov website domains instead of the others they use. Why don't they?...

 2020-01-26 22:14 

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Journalist Joshua Yaffa On New Book, 'Between Two Fires'...

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with journalist Joshua Yaffa about his new book Between Two Fires: Truth, Ambition and Compromise in Putin's Russia....

 2020-01-26 20:38 

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Basketball Legend Kobe Bryant And Daughter Gianna Die In Helicopter Crash...

Updated at 8:23 p.m. ET Basketball legend Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna were killed in a helicopter crash on Sunday in Calabasas, Calif., the city's mayor has confirmed. Bryant was 41. Bryant played for the Los Angeles Lakers for 20 ...

 2020-01-26 18:15 

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Poll Results Put Andrew Yang Back On The Democratic Debate Stage...

A flurry of qualifying polls released Sunday has put tech entrepreneur Andrew Yang back on the Democratic debate stage. Yang is the seventh candidate to qualify for the Feb. 7 debate in Manchester, N.H., which is just four days ahead of the primary there....

 2020-01-26 17:46 

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Arizona Man Caught Driving In The HOV Lane With Fake Skeleton Riding Shotgun...

A man in Arizona was pulled over last week for attempting to disguise a fake skeleton as a passenger in his car so he could stealthily drive in the HOV lane. The 62-year-old received a penalty ticket on Thursday when a trooper noticed the skeleton wearing...

 2020-01-26 16:21 

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3rd U.S. Case of Wuhan Coronavirus Confirmed...

A patient in Orange County, Calif., has tested positive for the Wuhan coronavirus, marking the third confirmed case of the new infectious disease in the U.S., according to the OC Health Care Agency. County health officials say the new U.S. case involves a...

 2020-01-26 12:02 

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Bigleaf Maple Syrup Flows As Profits Drip From Once-Maligned Northwest Tree...

There's probably more written on how to kill a bigleaf maple tree than how to grow one, according to Neil McLeod of Neil's Bigleaf Maple Syrup , a farm in the tiny northwestern Washington burg of Acme. "It's hard to kill," McLeod says ...

 2020-01-25 23:05 

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Culture Reporter Talks Netflix's 'The Circle'...

NPR's Michel Martin speaks to Vox culture reporter Aja Romano about Netflix's reality competition show, The Circle....

 2020-01-25 22:32 

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How To Relax On Busy Weekends...

Weekends are supposed to be time off, but often they get filled up with errands. NPR's Life Kit podcast has some suggestions on how to relax when your weekend gets busy....

 2020-01-25 22:32 

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Pressure Mounts To Improve Mississippi Prison Conditions...

In Mississippi, 10 prison inmates have died in recent weeks. At a rally Friday, activists and citizens urged the state to close one controversial prison and to repair the others....

 2020-01-25 18:43 

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Trump Defense Team Makes Opening Arguments...

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 2020-01-25 18:21 

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Iraqi Security Forces Storm Tahrir Square, Clash With Protesters...

Iraqi security forces launched a major crackdown on anti-government protesters on Saturday from Baghdad to cities across the south after an influential Shiite cleric instrumental in the demonstrations withdrew his support. In Baghdad, security forces stor...

 2020-01-25 17:55 

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Coronavirus Update: What's New In The Evolving Outbreak...

Saturday's Lunar New Year celebrations were dampened in China by fears over the coronavirus outbreak, and travel restrictions affecting 46 million people. On the first day of the Lunar New Year, China's President Xi Jinping stressed the urgency of...

 2020-01-25 17:00 

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Fresh Air Weekend: Journalist Detail 'A Very Stable Genius'; Actor Tim Roth...

Fresh Air Weekend highlights some of the best interviews and reviews from past weeks, and new program elements specially paced for weekends. Our weekend show emphasizes interviews with writers, filmmakers, actors and musicians, and often includes excerpts...

 2020-01-25 16:25 

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Space Walk Underway For Final Fix Of International Space Station Device...

Two astronauts aboard the International Space Station began their fourth and final space walk early Saturday to finish a series of repairs aimed at extending the functioning of a cosmic ray detector attached to the spacecraft. The planned six-and-a-half-h...

 2020-01-25 15:00 

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'Our Democracy Is In Danger': Muslims In India Say Police Target Them With Violence...

When Aysha Renna decided last month to demonstrate against India's new citizenship law on her college campus in New Delhi, it never occurred to her that doing so might be dangerous. Across India, students at other universities were organizing similar ...

 2020-01-25 14:35 

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WATCH LIVE: President Trump's Legal Team To Begin Impeachment Defense...

Update at 10:20 a.m. ET Lawyers representing President Trump got their first shot Saturday to poke holes in the impeachment case made this week by Democrats. White House counsel Pat Cipollone told senators the president "did absolutely nothing wrong.&...

 2020-01-25 14:22 

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Regional Elections In Italy: Can The 'Sardines' Win Against Populism?...

European Union officials will be closely monitoring results of local elections in Italy Sunday that are seen as a bellwether for the fate of the national government. Polls suggest that the far-right populist League Party could win control of a region that...

 2020-01-25 14:03 

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Coronavirus FAQs: Do Masks Help? Is The Disease Really So Mysterious?...

Many reports refer to the newly identified coronavirus in Wuhan, China, as a "mystery" virus. Is it really a mystery? Do masks help keep you from getting infected? If an animal carries the virus, will cooking it make it safe to consume? These are ...

 2020-01-25 13:56 

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PHOTOS: What It's Like Living Through An Outbreak...

The discovery of the new coronavirus has transformed cities in China and neighboring countries. The impact is strongest in Wuhan, China, the epicenter of the virus — a city of 11 million that is now under lockdown. Other Asian cities, from Manila to...

 2020-01-25 12:54 

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Election Officials In Closely-Divided Wisconsin Take Steps To Secure The Vote...
 2020-01-25 12:54 

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Saturday Sports: MLB Manager Vacancies; Australian Open Upset...

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 2020-01-25 12:54 

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6 Decades Later, This Atomic Vet Is Finishing His Music Education...

Hank Bolden is an 83-year-old undergraduate at the Hartt School of Music in Connecticut. He is also an atomic vet — one of thousands of soldiers exposed to secret nuclear weapons tests during the Cold War. Bolden is one of only a few African-America...

 2020-01-25 12:54 

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Bernie Sanders's Hallmark Rally Strategy...

The senator and Democratic presidential hopeful designs his rallies with a loose, homemade feel....

 2020-01-25 12:54 

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Remembering A Congressman Who Bucked His Party On An Impeachment...

When I met Tom Railsback a few years ago, he told me he'd worried about going to a Chamber of Commerce meeting in Peoria in the fall of 1974. Tom Railsback of Illinois was a middle-aged Republican congressman from the middle of a state in the middle o...

 2020-01-25 12:54 

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Chicago Tribune Reporters Raise Alarm Over New Hedge Fund Owner...

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 2020-01-25 12:54 

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A Trump Spokesman On The Administration's Ukraine Policy...

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 2020-01-25 11:11 

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How Super Sniffer Dogs Are Helping Detect Disease Around The World...

As the owner of a yellow lab named Gus, author Maria Goodavage has had many occasions to bathe her pooch when he rolls around in smelly muck at the park. Nevertheless, her appreciation for his keen sense of smell has inspired her write best-selling books ...

 2020-01-25 09:30 

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Sunday Baroque Highlight...

Chinese New Year is on January 25 this year. The holiday is traditionally celebrated with family over a meal, along with parades and other festivities. You're not likely to hear music by Johann Sebastian Bach and Antonio Vivaldi at traditional Chinese...

 2020-01-24 23:41 

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Sketch Artist Captures 'Something Unusual' At Senate Trial...

The public's view of President Trump's impeachment trial is limited. In an era of ubiquitous cameras, no photographs are allowed in the Senate chamber. The only video comes from a set of cameras operated by government employees that's used by ...

 2020-01-24 23:16 

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Pompeo Won't Say Whether He Owes Yovanovitch An Apology. 'I've Done What's Right'...

With the State Department facing continued questions over the treatment of Marie Yovanovitch before she was recalled as U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo would not say on Friday whether he owed the career diplomat an apology. "...

 2020-01-24 22:11 

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The Cloud Over The Grammys: Allegations Of Sexual Misconduct, Vote Rigging...

Suspended Recording Academy president and CEO Deborah Dugan, speaking at the 62nd Grammy Awards nomination event in New York in November. John Lamparski / WireImage Winners of the 62nd Grammy Awards will be announced Sunday night — but there's a...

 2020-01-24 21:39 

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Pentagon Says 34 U.S. Troops Suffered Brain Injuries From Iranian Missile Strike...

Eight U.S. troops diagnosed with traumatic brain injury (TBI) arrived in the U.S. on Friday, according to Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Hoffman . Hoffman said those troops are among a total of 34 American servicemembers diagnosed with TBI after the al Asad ...

 2020-01-24 21:27 

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How Public Health Officials Use 'Contact Tracing' To Track An Epidemic's Spread...

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 2020-01-24 21:27 

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Medicaid Expansion Costs Hit New York — And Other States Are Watching...

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 2020-01-24 21:27 

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Democratic Presidential Campaigns Continue, Even With Senators Tied To Washington...

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 2020-01-24 19:48 

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'Please Help Me.' What People In China Are Saying About The Outbreak On Social Media...

"I don't feel in the Chinese New Year mood at all this year," a netizen with username qwertyuiop416 posted this week on Weibo, China's equivalent to Twitter. "I'm panicking. I'm getting more scared every day." That sentimen...

 2020-01-24 19:08 

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2nd U.S. Case Of Wuhan Coronavirus Confirmed...

Updated at 12:22 p.m. ET A second person in the United States has been infected with a dangerous new coronavirus that is spreading in China, U.S. health officials announced Friday. A woman in her 60s got infected with the virus while traveling in the Wuha...

 2020-01-24 19:00 

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'Fresh Air' Marks The 75th Anniversary Of The Liberation Of Auschwitz...

In 2005, journalist Laurence Rees described the inner workings of the Nazi death camp in his book, Auschwitz: A New History, and Elie Wiesel spoke in 1988 about his experience at Auschwitz....

 2020-01-24 18:13 

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As Esports Take Off, High School Leagues Get In The Game...

Nowadays, if you're a teenager who's good at video games there's a lot more to be had than just a pot of virtual gold. There's college scholarships, tournament money and high salary jobs. Today, more than 170 colleges and universities part...

 2020-01-24 18:11 

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Searching For The Lost Limner...

Travelling portrait painters were common in the 1800s, but many didn't even sign their work. There are hundreds of these paintings attributed to one artist: a man named Ammi Phillips....

 2020-01-24 17:12 

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Trump Administration Threatens California Over Mandate That Insurers Cover Abortion...

Updated at 1:30 p.m. ET Just hours before President Trump addressed thousands of anti-abortion rights activists at the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., his administration has given its attendees reason to cheer. The Office of Civil Rights, a div...

 2020-01-24 17:00 

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Classical Music Highlight: Looking Forward to Summer...

Tonight we'll look forward to warmer days with George Butterworth's song, On the Idle Hill of Summer , and Vaughan Williams' Symphony No. 5 , premiered during London's summer Promenade concerts....

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