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Pete Hamill Dies: New York City Columnist, Editor And Author
08/05/2020 3:35 PM
Pete Hamill, a legendary newspaperman, died Wednesday in his hometown of New York City of heart and kidney failure after a fall on Saturday. He was 85.
Louisville Protests For Racial Justice Continue, Even As Others In U.S. Fade
08/05/2020 9:50 AM
In Louisville, racial justice protests have continued for months since police shot and killed Breonna Taylor inside her home during an overnight police raid. Protesters want the officers charged.
Foreign Workers Living Overseas Mistakenly Received $1,200 U.S. Stimulus Checks
08/05/2020 9:50 AM
Thousands of foreign workers who entered the U.S. on temporary work visas received $1,200 pandemic stimulus checks in error, and many of them are spending the money in their home countries.
Americans Back Trump On Immigration ? But Only To Stop COVID-19, Poll Finds
08/05/2020 9:00 AM
An NPR/Ipsos poll found broad support for sweeping government action to combat the coronavirus ? including temporary limits on immigration. But support for other White House policies has not changed.
As Cases Rise Fast, Mississippi Governor Mandates Masks And Delays Start Of School
08/05/2020 1:38 AM
Gov. Tate Reeves announced on Tuesday that masks will be mandatory statewide for two weeks, and school districts in eight hard-hit counties must delay their in-person reopening until August 17.
After 'Severe' Delays, 6 States Band Together To Buy Coronavirus Tests
08/04/2020 10:17 PM
Six states will purchase 3 million rapid tests, and more states may join the consortium. Maryland, Virginia, Louisiana, Michigan, Ohio and Massachusetts want to stem a severe testing shortage.
White House Plan Breaks Taboo: A Focus On Guns And Veteran Suicide
08/04/2020 9:11 PM
The Trump Administration's new suicide prevention strategy mentions the touchy subject of gun-safety. It will aim to fight the stigma around people seeking help during a mental health crisis.
Amnesty International Documents 125 Incidents Of Police Violence Against Protesters
08/04/2020 9:09 PM
The instances spanned 40 states and the District of Columbia, and allege excessive force by state and local police, and National Guard troops and federal agents against racial justice protesters.
Rafael Nadal Opts Out Of U.S. Open, Citing Coronavirus Concerns
08/04/2020 8:27 PM
The tennis star had hoped to win his 20th Grand Slam at this year's meet, which would have tied him for most men's wins in that category.
Nevada Gov. On A Law That Expands Mail-In Voting
08/04/2020 8:18 PM
NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak about a new bill to expand mail-in voting during times of emergency that he signed Monday.
Michigan Vs. New York: How 2 States Are Handling The Coronavirus After The Lockdown
08/04/2020 8:07 PM
Michigan and New York successfully drove coronavirus case numbers down in the spring. New York is keeping the curve flat, but Michigan isn't. NPR looks at leadership differences in these states.
FDA Approves A Nasal Spray To Treat Patients Who Are Suicidal
08/04/2020 8:07 PM
The Food and Drug Administration has approved a fast-acting nasal spray to treat suicidal patients. The spray contains a chemical cousin of the anesthetic and party drug ketamine.
Coronavirus Relief Bill Stalled Between The White House And Democrats
08/04/2020 8:07 PM
Negotiations over a coronavirus relief bill between the Trump administration and congressional Democrats have stalled, with both sides still saying they want a deal.
Tennessee Joins Other States In Lowering The Age For Election Workers
08/04/2020 8:07 PM
The pandemic has made it difficult to find poll workers. Joining with other states, Tennessee lowered the age for election workers to 16. In one county, 32% of poll workers are 16 to 17 years old.
Are Americans Eager To Go Back To Normal Amid The Pandemic And Protests?
08/04/2020 8:07 PM
NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Ed Yong of The Atlantic and Boston University professor Ibram Kendi about what the pandemic and recent protests have in common and say about the country.





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