June 22, 2021

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1 dead, 12 injured after random drive-by shooting spree: Police

A suspect was taken into custody and a weapon recovered in his car, police said.June 18, 2021, 12:56 AM• 5…

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GOP needs new health care target; ‘Obamacare’ survives again

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court’s latest rejection of a Republican effort to dismantle “Obamacare” signals anew that the GOP must…

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‘As Long as the Party Embraces Trump, It’s Going to Have Trouble’

In 1998, when Dave Woodward was elected to the state House at age 22, one of the things that immediately…

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Museum Head: Baseball’s Embrace Of Negro Leagues Is An Atonement, Not A Validation

The Kansas City Monarchs team of 1948. Jackie Robinson played for the storied Negro Leagues franchise before breaking MLB’s color…

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Oregon’s Pioneering Drug Decriminalization Experiment Is Now Facing The Hard Test

Mike Marshall is the co-founder and director of Oregon Recovers. He says he’s concerned the state is failing to expand…

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North Korea’s Kim Vows To Be Ready For Confrontation With The U.S.

In this photo provided by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, center, speaks during a Workers’…

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U.S. Catholic Bishops Have Heated Debate Before End-Of-Week Vote On Communion

In this photo taken from video, Bishop Kevin Rhoades of Fort Wayne-South Bend, Ind., head of the doctrine committee for…

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Israel Launches Airstrikes After Incendiary Balloons Are Flown From Gaza

Palestinian Batoul Shamsa, 10, cries during the funeral of her brother Ahmad Shamsa, 15, in the West Bank village of…

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The Couple Who Waved Guns At BLM Protesters Plead Guilty To Misdemeanors

Patricia McCloskey and her husband Mark McCloskey pleaded guilty to misdemeanor crimes on Thursday. They also agreed to forfeit both…

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Notable Women Will Be Honored On U.S. Quarters

Wilma Mankiller, the first woman elected chief of the Cherokee Nation, poses in front of the tribal emblem at the…

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Manchin Offers A Voting Bill Compromise, But Key Republicans Swiftly Reject It

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., has unveiled a series of voting and election provisions he’d support. Sarah Silbiger/Bloomberg via Getty Images…

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Biden Tells Putin To Crackdown On Ransomware. What Are The Odds He Will?

At their summit in Geneva on Wednesday, President Biden told Russian leader Vladimir Putin that the U.S. would strike back…

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New Wildfires Are At A 10-Year High In The Hot, Dry Western U.S.

The Robertson Draw Fire south of Red Lodge, Mont. InciWeb hide caption toggle caption InciWeb The Robertson Draw Fire south…

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Women Will Race In Their Own Tour De France Next Summer

Annemiek Van Vleuten, left, and Anna Van Der Breggen are among the elite cyclists who are expected to race in…

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Senate confirms Chris Inglis as Biden’s top cyber adviser

The recent ransomware attacks on Colonial Pipeline and the meat processing giant JBS, both attributed to Russian cybercrime gangs, as…

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‘This is a day of profound weight’: Biden signs law establishing Juneteenth as a federal holiday

Juneteenth commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. It’s name is a portmanteau of the date it is…

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This 14-Year-Old Family Breadwinner Is Part Of The Rise In Child Labor

Sahr Tarawaly, 14, works several jobs to earn money to support his mom and two siblings. “I used to like…

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Biden signs bill making Juneteenth, marking the end of slavery, a federal holiday

President Joe Biden signed a bill Thursday afternoon making Juneteenth a federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the…

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Juneteenth Is Now A U.S. Holiday. Here’s One Woman Behind The Decades-Long Fight

Protesters last year chanted as they marched after a Juneteenth rally at the Brooklyn Museum, in the Brooklyn borough of…

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Lawmakers react to Supreme Court decision upholding Obamacare

President Joe Biden and Democratic lawmakers praised the Supreme Court’s decision Thursday to uphold the Affordable Care Act, known as…

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Feds: West Virginia transgender athlete ban violates law

The U.S. Department of Justice has slammed a new West Virginia law that bans transgender athletes from competing in female…

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Biden And Harris Will Speak At The Bill-Signing Making Juneteenth A Federal Holiday

Juneteenth marks when enslaved people in Texas learned they had been freed under the Emancipation Proclamation. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library…

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Where No Plywood Has Gone Before: A Space Agency Will Launch A Tiny, Wooden Satellite

WISA Woodsat, seen in an artist’s rendering, is billed as the world’s first wooden satellite. It’s set to be launched…

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Students pulled from car by Atlanta police announce lawsuit

Attorneys say two students pulled from their car and hit with stun guns by Atlanta police while they were stuck…

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GOP crushes Manchin’s hopes for elections compromise

“It needs to be blocked,” said Sen. Steve Daines (R-Mont.), who praised Manchin last week for “saving our country” in…

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Florida GOP under fire for tweet accusing Democrats of antisemitism

In the video, Pelosi did not mention any Florida-elected officials. But the Florida GOP’s tweet included Fried and Rep. Charlie…

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Elise Stefanik’s post on democracy group board sparked a staff uproar

“It’s kind of like the Catholic Church appointing a self-described atheist as a cardinal,” said Max Boot, a senior fellow…

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Did COVID-19 Leak From A Lab? A Reporter Investigates — And Finds Roadblocks

TERRY GROSS, HOST: This is FRESH AIR. I’m Terry Gross. In order to prevent another disaster pandemic, it would be…

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Delta COVID-19 variant is now in more than 80 countries, WHO says

“It can overburden the health system and fill beds very quickly,” expert warned.June 17, 2021, 5:52 PM• 4 min readShare…

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Pompeo unveils PAC, demurs on possible 2024 presidential bid

Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has become the latest former Trump administration official to launch a political action committeeBy…

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House votes to repeal 2002 AUMF in effort to rein in presidential war powers

49 Republicans joined nearly all Democrats in voting for the bill.June 17, 2021, 5:31 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare…

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Supreme Court backs Nestle, Cargill in child slave labor suit

“Although respondents’ injuries occurred entirely overseas, the Ninth Circuit held that respondents could sue in federal court because the defendant…

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Banned runner allowed to race at US trials pending appeals

Banned runner Shelby Houlihan is in the lineup and will be allowed to run at U.S. Olympic track trials while…

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The First ‘Murder Hornet’ Of 2021 Has Been Discovered In Washington State

Washington State Department of Agriculture entomologist Chris Looney displays a dead Asian giant hornet, a sample sent from Japan and…

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EXPLAINER: The story of Juneteenth, the new federal holiday

The U.S. government is catching up with Black people who have been commemorating the end of slavery in the United…

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Cruz: McConaughey would be a ‘formidable’ candidate for Texas governor

Ted Cruz said in an interview that he hopes Matthew McConaughey decides not to run. | Sebastian Scheiner/AP Photo Sen.…

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Iranian ships once believed to be headed toward Venezuela change course, U.S. officials say

Spokespeople for the White House, State Department and Pentagon did not immediately respond to requests for comment on Thursday. But…

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14 House Republicans Voted Against Making Juneteenth A Federal Holiday

Texas Rep. Chip Roy, seen here at a press conference on May 20, was one of 14 House Republicans who…

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Zambia’s First President Kenneth Kaunda Dies At Age 97

Former Zambian president, Kenneth Kaunda, attends the inauguration ceremony of the Patriotic Front’s Edgar Lungu, in Lusaka. The country’s first…

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Elite California school discloses alleged sexual misconduct

An elite private high school in Southern California has disclosed allegations of sexual misconduct involving students, faculty and staff that…

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Police: 4 slain in Chicago mass killing all shot in head

A police report says a mass shooting that left four people dead and four others wounded at a house on…

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A COVID Outbreak At The U.S. Embassy In Kabul Has Sickened 114 People And Killed 1

A general view of the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan in 2013. The embassy is facing a coronavirus outbreak, according…

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Reports detail tense moments with Georgia election monitors

ATLANTA — As a pair of election workers sat at a table counting ballots during an audit of Georgia’s presidential…

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Putin praises summit result, calls Biden a tough negotiator

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday praised the outcome of his summit with U.S. President Joe Biden and…

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Officers resign from Portland, Oregon, protest response unit

Officers who serve on a specialized crowd control unit in Portland, Oregon, who have responded to the city’s ongoing, often…

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Exclusive — Rep. Devin Nunes: Republicans Must Stop Talking to Establishment Media

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) advised Republicans on Wednesday to end communications with left-wing and partisan Democrat news media. Nunes repeated…

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Startups Like Lordstown Wanted To Upend The Car Industry. It’s Now Do Or Die For Them

Lordstown Motors shows off a model of its electric pickup truck, Endurance, in Lordstown, Ohio, on June 25, 2020. The…

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Child tax credit checks could come as a surprise to some

That may come as a surprise to many, and not a welcome one — particularly to people who aren’t poor…

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Some Bittersweet Code Switch News

Code Switch host and senior producer Shereen Marisol Meraji. Nolwen Cifuentes hide caption toggle caption Nolwen Cifuentes Code Switch host…

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Snapchat Ends ‘Speed Filter’ That Critics Say Encouraged Reckless Driving

An iPhone screengrab of Snapchat’s speed filter, which allows users to record and share how fast they are moving. Snap…

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A Federal Appeals Court Refuses To Reinstate North Carolina’s Abortion Ban

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s ban on most abortions after the 20th week of pregnancy must remain unenforceable, a…

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House repeals 2002 Iraq War authorization

Speaking on the House floor ahead of the repeal vote, Lee said the nearly 20-year-old war authorization “bears no correlation…

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94-year-old Asian woman stabbed multiple times in broad daylight: Police

The 35-year-old suspect has been taken into custody.June 17, 2021, 3:32 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this…

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Alaska hiker found alive after reported missing and chased by bears

The woman had called her husband saying she was pursued by multiple bears.June 17, 2021, 3:01 PM• 3 min readShare…

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Pfizer’s COVID Vaccine In Teens And Myocarditis: What You Need To Know

A teen gets a dose of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine at Holtz Children’s Hospital in Miami on May 18. Nearly 7…

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Temple of gloom: Restoration at the Acropolis causes uproar

Press play to listen to this article ATHENS — A restoration project at Greece’s most famous monument has caused uproar…

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Supreme Court Rules For A Catholic Group In A Case Involving Gay Rights, Foster Care

The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court sided with a Catholic group in its dispute with the city of Philadelphia…

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A Band Of Burglars: NPR’s Best Watergate Stories

The Watergate Complex in Washington, D.C. housed the Democratic National Committee’s headquarters in 1972. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption toggle…

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Supreme Court rejects challenge to Obamacare health care law

GOP-led states challenged the constitutionality of the law’s individual mandate.June 17, 2021, 2:27 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to…

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“And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed—if all records told the same tale—then the lie passed into history and became truth. ‘Who controls the past’ ran the Party slogan, ‘controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.”

― George Orwell

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