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Top Dog! Pekingese Named Wasabi Wins Westminster Show
Wasabi nabbed U.S. dogdom's most prestigious prize after winning the big American Kennel Club National Championship in 2019.
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Biden Has Private Visit With Queen Elizabeth II, Who 'Reminded Me Of My Mother'
It was the first private meeting between President Biden and the queen since he won the White House in November. Queen Elizabeth II has now met with 13 presidents.
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Trump Justice Department Subpoenaed Apple For Info On Former White House Counsel
The secret DOJ subpoena sought account information for Don McGahn as well as his wife. It is unclear what the department was investigating or whether prosecutors obtained any account information.
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A Judge Has Thrown Out A Lawsuit Brought By Hospital Workers Over A Vaccine Mandate
In a five-page ruling issued Saturday, a U.S. judge upheld Houston Methodist Hospital's vaccination policy, saying its requirement that employees receive a COVID-19 vaccine breaks no federal law.
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Assessing Benjamin Netanyahu's 12 Uninterrupted Years In Power
The Israeli prime minister leaves office with a legacy that includes economic prosperity, a growing partisan divide in the U.S. over support for Israel and the unresolved conflict with Palestinians.
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Netanyahu Is Out: Naftali Bennett Will Be Installed As Israel's New Prime Minister
The Israeli Knesset has voted to unseat Benjamin Netanyahu after 12 years is power. Israel's longest-serving prime minister will be succeeded by Naftali Bennett, a former aide turned political rival.
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'Crazy Worms' Threaten America's Trees — And (Gasp!) Our Maple Syrup
The invasive worms, which reproduce rapidly, are creating havoc in forests. They thrash around so violently that they can jump out of a person's hand. They also lose their tail — on purpose.
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New Device Taps Brain Signals To Help Stroke Patients Regain Hand Function
After a stroke, people often lose dexterity in one hand. Now, the Food and Drug Administration has authorized a device that can restore function by encouraging the brain to rewire.
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Tackling 'Energy Justice' Requires Better Data. These Researchers Are On It
President Biden's climate plans call for spending big on energy efficiency. New research could help make sure it actually targets the poor and minority households that most need it.
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Gas Explosion In Central China Kills At Least 12
Rescue efforts are still ongoing. Officials have not provided information on the cause of the explosion that took place in the Hubei province city of Shiyan.
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Biden Spends The Weekend Trying To Persuade G-7 Leaders To Push Back On China
President Biden has said China poses one of the biggest strategic challenges to the United States. At the G-7, he's tried to convince key allies to help push back against Beijing.
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Biden Urges G-7 Leaders To Call Out And Compete With China
Leaders of G-7 countries agreed to work toward competing against China, there was less unity on how adversarial a public position the group should take.
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A Lobster Diver In Cape Cod Says A Humpback Whale Scooped Him Up And Spat Him Out
Michael Packard says he was trapped in the whale's mouth for 30 to 40 seconds before it tossed him back in the water, bruised but otherwise unharmed. Experts tell NPR such events are extremely rare.
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China's Wandering Elephants Are On The Move Again. Are They Headed Home?
China's famed wandering elephants are on the move again, heading southwest. The direction of their travel could be a good sign, since authorities are hoping to lead them back to their original home.
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Slow Your Roll: Slow Radio From NPR's Archives
Even before Invisibilia looked into the viral sensation of Norwegian Slow TV, NPR has had its share of "ambient media" pieces, with stories dating back to the 1970s.
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Biden And Putin Won't Hold A Joint News Conference After Their Geneva Meeting
Biden will instead hold a solo press conference, which a White House official called "the appropriate format to clearly communicate with the free press the topics that were raised in the meeting."
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Saudi Arabia Says Hajj Will Be Limited To 60,000 People, All From Within The Kingdom
This year's pilgrimage, which begins in mid-July, will be limited to people from within the kingdom because of the pandemic. Last year about 1,000 were allowed, down from about 2 million historically.
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Today is Loving Day — When Interracial Marriage Finally Became Legal In The U.S.
"Loving Day" celebrates the historic ruling in Loving v. Virginia, which declared unconstitutional a Virginia law prohibiting mixed-race marriage — and legalized interracial marriage in every state.
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Updates From President Biden's Europe Trip
The latest from Joe Biden's first overseas trip as President, attending the G7 meeting in Cornwall, UK.
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Nicaragua Sees Democracy Crisis As President Ortega Jails Potential Election Rivals
President Daniel Ortega continues to crack down on political opponents, jailing at least seven potential challengers in November's presidential election.
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Detectives Just Used DNA To Solve A 1956 Double Homicide. They May Have Made History
It's one of the oldest criminal cases cracked with the new DNA technology. The murders of teen sweethearts Lloyd Duane Bogle and Patricia Kalitzke had gone unsolved for more than 60 years.
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Syria Bombs Hospitals. Now It Will Help Lead The World Health Organization
It was a decision that appalled and angered Syrian opposition groups and international medical organizations. On May 28 Syria was appointed to the World Health Organization's Executive Board.
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The Westminster Dog Show Is This Weekend. Meet The Newcomers And Revisit Past Winners
A Barbet, a Biewer terrier, a Belgian Laekenois and a Dogo Argentino are the newest breeds to compete at the 145th show, being held for the first time outside New York City because of the pandemic.
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Biden's Summit With Putin Follows A Harrowing History Of U.S. Meetings With Russia
When Russia was still the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, summits with its leaders were largely about fears of a thermonuclear duel and mass annihilation. Here's a look back at the highlights.
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13 Hurt In Downtown Austin Shooting; Suspect Not In Custody
Interim Austin Police Chief Joseph Chacon said the description that police had of the suspect was "not very detailed," but said the person was believed to be a man.
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Hate Wiped Away A Muslim-Canadian Family. Here's How Friends Want Them Remembered
As friends gather for the family's funeral, they want the Salman Afzaal's family remembered as more than just victims of a heinous hate crime.
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Apple iPhones Can Soon Hold Your ID. Privacy Experts Are On Edge
Privacy experts worry the convenient feature will open the door to surveillance, data tracking and Apple's turning interactions involving state-issued IDs into a new revenue stream.
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