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 2020-09-24 18:15 

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A Neuroscience Project Pushes To Include More African Americans In Brain Research...

Mental illness can run in families. And Dr. Kafui Dzirasa grew up in one of these families. His close relatives include people with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and depression. As a medical student, he learned about the ones who'd been committed to...

 2020-09-24 18:11 

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Conn. Rep. Himes: Americans Are Dying And Republicans Are Doing Nothing...

House Democrats call the U.S. to reaching 200,000 COVID-19 related deaths a "grim milestone," and are continuing to urge Republicans to work with them to pass another federal coronavirus relief package....

 2020-09-24 18:08 

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'Conenator': Who Is Amy Coney Barrett, Front-Runner For Supreme Court Nomination?...

Amy Coney Barrett is viewed as the leading candidate to succeed Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the U.S. Supreme Court. The 48-year-old judge on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago is a favorite among social conservatives. They, and others on the r...

 2020-09-24 18:00 

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Hartford HealthCare Faces Federal Fines For Alleged Violations At Natchaug Hospital...

A psychiatric facility in eastern Connecticut has been cited by federal workplace safety inspectors for alleged safety violations during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has proposed around $13,500 in penalties for ...

 2020-09-24 17:58 

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MTA Giving Up On Federal Aid, Will Borrow $3 Billion...

The Metropolitan Transportation Agency plans to borrow nearly $3 billion to cope with the loss of revenue during the COVID-19 pandemic....

 2020-09-24 17:46 

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Met Music Director Yannick Nzet-Sguin On Hope, Suffering And Verdi's 'Requiem'...

Nzet-Sguin chose Verdi's Requiem for his 2012 inaugural performance as music director of the Philadelphia Orchestra. He says the piece now helps him find a sense of connection during the pandemic....

 2020-09-24 17:46 

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An Israeli Agent Finds Herself Stranded In 'Tehran' In A Gripping New Spy Series...

For nearly a century, spy stories were a male preserve, one dominated by the likes of James Bond, or — at the classier end — John le Carr . That has finally begun to change, especially on television. Whether you're talking about Homeland ,...

 2020-09-24 17:37 

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Louisville Update: Man Is Charged With Shooting Police Officers During Protests...

Two police officers who were shot Wednesday night as protesters marched in Louisville, Ky., to demand justice for Breonna Taylor are expected to recover from their wounds, Mayor Greg Fischer says. A man has been arrested and faces multiple charges in conn...

 2020-09-24 17:03 

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LA Chargers Team Doctor Reportedly Punctured Quarterback's Lung By Mistake...

The NFL Players Association is investigating after a Los Angeles Chargers team doctor reportedly punctured quarterback Tyrod Taylor's lung by mistake on Sunday. Head coach Anthony Lynn said the incident happened while the unnamed doctor was administer...

 2020-09-24 16:43 

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park Vandalized With 'Black Lives Don't Matter' Sign...

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is seeking information to identify the people responsible for an incident of racist vandalism at a park entrance in Tennessee over the weekend. A black bear skin — including the head — was left draped ov...

 2020-09-24 16:25 

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Dutch Celebrities Face Backlash After Rejecting Efforts To Prevent COVID-19...

Several Dutch celebrities are being heavily criticized after announcing they would no longer take part in public efforts to combat COVID-19 and for their apparent support of a conspiracy theory suggesting that the government is using fear of the virus to ...

 2020-09-24 16:00 

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Classical Music Highlight: Beethoven Shows Us Around the Countryside...

We'll spend a day in the countryside with Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony during our evening music, beginning at 8:00 tonight. Tune in at 91.1 or 107.5 FM, or our classical stream ....

 2020-09-24 15:43 

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PHOTOS: Scenes From Breonna Taylor Protests Around The Country...

Kentucky attorney general, Daniel Cameron, announced on Wednesday that none of the three police officers involved in the killing of Breonna Taylor would be charged directly over her death. One of the men was indicted for shooting into neighboring homes. I...

 2020-09-24 15:23 

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'Honor Her Wish': Trump Met With Boos As He Pays Respects To Ruth Bader Ginsburg...

President Trump was met by shouts of "vote him out" and "honor her wish" as he paid his respects on Thursday to the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Her body is lying in repose for a second day at the Supreme Court. Trump, wearing a black...

 2020-09-24 15:18 

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Tear Gas Deployed In Atlanta During Breonna Taylor Protests...

A crowd of demonstrators took to the streets in downtown Atlanta on Wednesday night to voice anger over a Kentucky grand jury's decision not to directly charge three Louisville police officers over the killing of 26-year-old Breonna Taylor in March. P...

 2020-09-24 14:59 

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SUNY-Wide Pooled COVID-19 Testing May Be More Effective, Expert Says...

SUNY Chancellor Jim Malatras announced earlier this month all SUNY campuses will implement COVID-19 pooled testing. Researchers at SUNY Upstate Medical University and Quadrant Biosciences in Syracuse developed the science behind it....

 2020-09-24 14:42 

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Eric Trump to be deposed by NY AG's Office by Oct. 7, judge rules...

Eric Trump, the middle son of President Donald Trump, will have to appear for a deposition before the New York Attorney General's Office sometime in the next two weeks, a state judge ruled Wednesday. New York Attorney General Letitia James said her of...

 2020-09-24 14:42 

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Breonna Taylor Update: Denver Police Detain Man After Car Plows Through Protest Area...

Denver police detained a man after a vehicle plowed through a crowd of people demonstrating for justice in the Breonna Taylor case. The protesters were gathered near the Colorado state Capitol. Some of them had blocked the vehicle, which then sped away. T...

 2020-09-24 14:34 

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10 Long Islanders Charged In Fraud Scheme Targeting Children's Personal Information...

Nearly a dozen Long Islanders have been charged in an identity theft ring that's worth $1 million in fraudulent loans and credit card accounts in Suffolk County....

 2020-09-24 14:28 

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Republican Leaders Reject Trump Hedging On Transfer Of Power...

Updated at 11:58 a.m. ET No votes have been counted in the election of 2020, but a battle is already raging over the integrity of the tally and the process that will follow. President Trump suggested he might not accept the election results if Democratic ...

 2020-09-24 11:53 

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Teacher Who Died Of COVID-19 Was Loved By His Students...

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 2020-09-24 11:53 

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Justice Failed Us, State Rep. Booker Says After Grand Jury Announcement...

The Kentucky Attorney General investigating the death of Breonna Taylor in Louisville announced Wednesday he was charging one officer with firing recklessly. He declined to charge any officers with her death. NPR's Noel King speaks with state represen...

 2020-09-24 11:53 

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Trump Shouldn't Barrel Ahead With High Court Nominee, Sen. Coons Says...

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 2020-09-24 11:00 

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No Trick Or Treat: Americans Get Creative To Celebrate Halloween Safely...

Traditional door-to-door trick or treating should be avoided this Halloween, under new national guidelines . But even with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's latest advice, Americans are still rallying to safely bring the spooky season t...

 2020-09-24 10:03 

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Trump Administration Plans Crackdown On Hospitals Failing To Report COVID-19 Data...

The federal government is preparing to aggressively crack down on hospitals for not reporting complete COVID-19 data daily into a federal data system, according to internal documents obtained by NPR. The draft guidance, expected to be sent to hospitals th...

 2020-09-24 10:03 

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Trump Won't Promise Peaceful Transfer Of Power After Election...

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 2020-09-24 10:03 

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Outside The Focus Of Major Parties, Black Pittsburghers Vow To Get Out The Vote...

Tanisha Long expects to be busy in the run up to the 2020 election. For the next six weeks, Long, who founded an unofficial Black Lives Matter chapter for Pittsburgh and Southwestern Pennsylvania, plans to make get-out-the vote videos, host mail-in voting...

 2020-09-24 10:03 

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Pa. Woman Is 1st Person In Her Bowling Alley To Roll Perfect Score...

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 2020-09-24 10:00 

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School Attendance In The COVID Era: What Counts As 'Present'?...

From shiny red pencils reading "My Attendance Rocks!" to countless plaques and ribbons and trophies and certificates and gold stars: For as long as anyone can remember, taking attendance — and rewarding kids for simply showing up — is ...

 2020-09-24 09:30 

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Nearly 500 National Security Experts Endorse Biden For President...

Nearly 500 national security experts both civilians and former senior uniformed officers — have endorsed Joe Biden for president, saying the "current president" is not up to "the enormous responsibilities of his office." Addressed to...

 2020-09-24 09:01 

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System Stacked Against Condemned Inmate, Other Black Defendants, Lawyers Say...

In 1999, Christopher Vialva hitched a ride with a married couple visiting West Texas for a church revival meeting. Authorities later found the bodies of Todd and Stacie Bagley in the trunk of their car. Todd Bagley died of a gunshot wound. Stacie Bagley d...

 2020-09-24 09:00 

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With Warnings Of Socialism, Trump Seeks To Boost Support Among Young Florida Latinos...

Miguel Arango had just turned 18 when he voted for Barack Obama in 2012. Four years later, he was a passionate supporter of Bernie Sanders, but opted for a third-party candidate in the 2016 general election. "I was not going to vote for Trump either,&...

 2020-09-24 09:00 

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'Desperation And Fear' For Millions With Congress Deadlocked Over Pandemic Assistance...

When the coronavirus pandemic hit, Jesus Gonzalez was about a year into starting a Cuban food catering and "pop-up" business in Lexington, Ky. It's like "a food truck, but without a truck," he says. His steadiest gig was setting up tab...

 2020-09-24 05:00 

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Classical Music Highlight: D.I.Y. Mozart...

As part of our morning music, beginning at 9:00, we'll enjoy a Flute Quintet created by Robert Stallman from one of Mozart's Piano Sonatas for Four Hands. Tune in at 91.1 or 107.5 FM, or our classical stream ....

 2020-09-24 04:03 

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Fewer Students Are Going To Community College, Despite High Unemployment...

Enrollment at U.S. community colleges has dropped nearly 8 percent this fall, newly released figures show, part of an overall decline in undergraduate enrollment as students face a global pandemic and the worst economic recession in decades. Often, enroll...

 2020-09-23 22:10 

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Fast, Or Accurate?...

Voters flood Connecticut town clerks for absentee ballots, recruiting lawyers and law school students to volunteer as poll workers, and violent crime drops on Long Island....

 2020-09-23 21:44 

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California Governor Signs Order Banning Sales Of New Gasoline Cars By 2035...

California will phase out the sale of all gasoline-powered vehicles by 2035 in a bid to lead the U.S. in reducing greenhouse gas emissions by encouraging the state's drivers to switch to electric cars. Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an executive order Wedne...

 2020-09-23 21:34 

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Democrats Criticize Upcoming Debate For Not Including Climate Change...

When President Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden face off Tuesday night in the first presidential debate, there's one topic they're not expected to get asked about: climate. Thirty-six senators, spearheaded by Ed Markey, D-Mass.,...

 2020-09-23 21:28 

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'Owed': Poems That Celebrate Denigrated Places And People...

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 2020-09-23 21:28 

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Kentucky State Representative Reacts To Indictment Of Ex-Louisville Police Officer...

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 2020-09-23 21:28 

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American Public Media CEO To Resign Amid Pressure For Institutional Change...

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 2020-09-23 20:48 

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Older People, Got A Pandemic Problem? A Club To Help You Figure It Out — Yourself...

It's a bit hard to describe Vietnam's Intergenerational Self Help Clubs. But one thing is easy to say. If you're older — like above the age of 60 — and need help, the club will help you get it. That could mean a microloan if times ...

 2020-09-23 19:53 

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Cost Of Racism: U.S. Economy Lost $16 Trillion Because Of Discrimination, Bank Says...

Nationwide protests have cast a spotlight on racism and inequality in the U.S. Now a major bank has put a price tag to how much the economy has lost as a result of discrimination against African Americans: $16 trillion. Since 2000, U.S. gross domestic pro...

 2020-09-23 19:11 

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'No One Can Live Off $240 A Week': Many Americans Struggle To Pay Rent, Bills...

Jean lost her job as a school bus driver in Chicago during the pandemic. She was managing OK with unemployment money. But then, about two weeks ago, she got a desperate call from her adult son. "His job had laid him off and he wasn't able to pay r...

 2020-09-23 19:10 

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Violent Crime Down, Burglaries Up In Long Island During The First Half Of 2020...

Violent crime fell across Long Island in the first six months of 2020....

 2020-09-23 19:05 

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VA Connecticut Healthcare System Accused Of 'Gross Misconduct'...

Federal prosecutors have launched an investigation into allegations of illegal employment practices at a Veterans Affairs hospital system in Connecticut....

 2020-09-23 18:57 

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Dozens of New Canaan High School Students In Quarantine Following Four Positive COVID Tests...

Over 50 high school students in New Canaan, Connecticut, are in quarantine after four of them tested positive for the coronavirus....

 2020-09-23 18:52 

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Connecticut Makes Pitch For Lawyers To Be Poll Workers...

Connecticut election officials and the state bar association are recruiting lawyers and law school students to volunteer as poll workers in the upcoming election....

 2020-09-23 18:42 

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Trump Warns Social Media As Justice Department Aims To Weaken Tech's Legal Shield...

Updated at 4:56 p.m. ET President Trump warned tech companies he is "watching them very closely during this election cycle" as his administration proposed stripping online platforms of long-held legal protections. "We see so many things that a...

 2020-09-23 18:40 

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Reporter Investigates Political Meddling In The Fight Against COVID-19...

DAVE DAVIES, HOST: This is FRESH AIR. I'm Dave Davies in today for Terry Gross. Perhaps no issue is more critical to the outcome of the presidential election than the COVID-19 pandemic, and much depends on public perceptions of the Trump administratio...

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