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Colombia has captured one of the world's most wanted drug lords, Dairo Antonio Úsuga
Dairo Antonio Úsuga, better known by his alias Otoniel, is the alleged head of the much-feared Gulf Clan. President Iván Duque likened his arrest to the capture three decades ago of Pablo Escobar.
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China is removing domes from mosques as part of a push to make them more 'Chinese'
China is removing domes and minarets from thousands of mosques. Authorities are taking down overtly Islamic architecture as part of a "sinicization" push to make them seem more traditionally Chinese.
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Thousands of workers across the U.S. would rather lose their jobs than be vaccinated
A small number of workers are quitting or getting fired from their jobs for refusing to get vaccinated. Some have moved on to new jobs and new callings, while others are struggling to find work.
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The superstar teachers of our Student Podcast Challenge
To celebrate four years of NPR's Student Podcast Challenge, we highlight teachers whose students have shined.
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Facebook dithered in curbing divisive user content in India
Leaked documents reveal that Facebook struggled to quash misinformation and anti-Muslim propaganda and lacked the resources to do so, even as its own employees raised red flags.
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The tongue-eating louse does exactly what its name suggests
It's the stuff of nightmares, or science fiction: a parasite that wants to get inside an animal's mouth, where it attacks — and replaces — the tongue.
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Scientists used a tiny brain implant to help a blind teacher see letters again
A former science teacher who's been blind for 16 years became able to see letters, discern objects' edges — and even play a Maggie Simpson video game.
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Houston Astros head to World Series, just a few years after their cheating scandal
Officials found that the Astros were sign-stealing in 2017 and partly in 2018, but team officials say their past is firmly behind them.
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Israel designates 6 Palestinian human right groups as terrorist organizations
Two of the groups said they would not be forced underground despite the uncertainty of their new status, which would allow Israel to raid the groups' offices and criminalize funding.
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Turkey's Erdogan orders the removal of 10 ambassadors, including U.S. envoy
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he had ordered 10 foreign ambassadors who called for the release of a jailed philanthropist to be declared persona non grata.
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11 days after a Moroccan man died, a Texan is arrested on a murder warrant
Sheriff's deputies arrested Terry Turner on a warrant accusing him of murdering Adil Dghoughi outside of Turner's house in Martindale, Texas. Turner spent less than two hours in custody.
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FDA says the Pfizer COVID vaccine looks effective for young kids
Federal health regulators say kid-size doses of Pfizer's vaccine appear highly effective at preventing symptomatic infections in elementary school children and caused no unexpected safety issues.
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Despite higher covid risk, most pregnant Americans remain unvaccinated
Only two-thirds of pregnant Americans are vaccinated for covid, despite being at far higher risk for complications and death
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Nick Offerman on why he finds solace in the outdoors
The actor and author has a new book, Where the Deer and the Antelope Play. He talks with NPR's Scott Simon about why walking in the woods makes him feel better and how to experience nature in a city.
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Border Patrol apprehensions hit a record high. But that's only part of the story
The Border Patrol recorded nearly 1.7 million apprehensions last year, eclipsing the record set in 2000. Still, the number of migrants crossing illegally is likely far below the all-time high.
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There's bipartisan cooperation brewing on Capitol Hill ... over beer
Some lawmakers are raising the bar for bipartisan cooperation, in the most unexpected of places.
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Inside the jaw-clenching world of cricket fighting in China
It's cricket fighting season in China, so NPR went ringside to learn about the centuries-old sport. Turns out, the bugs are really high maintenance, big money's involved and big mandibles matter.
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Again and again. Women's pro soccer players just the latest to deal with abuse
The NWSL is reeling from a scandal involving multiple coaches and alleged abusive behavior toward players, and it's refocused attention on a familiar problem: female athletes experiencing abuse.
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Biden's equity agenda hangs in balance in the Congress spending negotiations
President Biden has said he's open to compromise on his plans to expand the social safety, but some advocates are concerned that access to benefits may be too limited.
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With safety in mind, schools are getting their bands back together
With students back at school this fall, classes sound almost normal — they just look a little different.
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Lyft report cites higher numbers of sexual assaults
The ride-hailing company says it received an increasing number of reports of sexual assault in recent years, including more than 1,800 in 2019. Uber put out a similar report nearly 2 years ago.
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This city will rely on bottled water for weeks because of high lead levels
Benton Harbor, Mich., residents will be urged to use free bottled water for drinking and cooking until a federal study confirms that filters can work effectively with the city's tap water.
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Students at Howard University are protesting poor housing conditions on campus
Students began protesting outside the university center nearly two weeks ago, citing moldy dorm rooms and other problems. They say they won't leave until their demands are met.
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Baldwin didn't know weapon on movie set contained a live round, search warrant says
Alec Baldwin was handed a loaded weapon by an assistant director who indicated it was safe to use in the moments before the actor fatally shot a cinematographer, court records show.
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Peter Scolari, of 'Newhart,' 'Bosom Buddies' and 'Girls,' dies at 66
Scolari, a versatile character actor whose television roles included recurring parts on Evil and Girls, has died after fighting cancer for two years.
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Walmart recalls essential oil-infused spray after 'rare and dangerous' bacteria found
Officials are looking into four confirmed cases of the dangerous bacteria discovered in the sprays. Two deaths associated with the bacteria are being investigated.
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People wonder if they should keep calm and carry on in the face of delta plus variant
A new coronavirus variant — known as delta plus — has cropped up in the U.K. There's concern it could be more dangerous than the highly contagious delta variant. What does the science actually show?
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Former Giuliani associate Lev Parnas is convicted of campaign finance crimes
Prosecutors accused Parnas of using other people's money to pose as a powerful political broker and cozy up to some of the nation's star Republican political figures.
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Coronavirus FAQ: Why do so many folks say to drink lots of water before your vaccine?
The recommendation to guzzle a tall glass of H2O before the infection is widespread. But is there any evidence it'll reduce side effects or improve vaccine effectiveness? Also: painkiller protocols!
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Halyna Hutchins, cinematographer killed on a film set, is honored by colleagues
Celebrated as a rising star by colleagues and collaborators, Hutchins grew up on a military base, and had a taste for filming herself doing extreme sports.
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