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Pop Smoke, Rising New York Rapper, Dead At 20
The young rapper just released his second mixtape, Meet The Woo 2, last week, before dying in the early morning on Wednesday.
Coronavirus Update: Diamond Princess Passengers Leave Ship As Expert Slams Quarantine
A total of 621 people from the cruise ship have now been confirmed to have COVID-19 — about 20% of those who were tested as of Wednesday.
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Hunt For New Coronavirus Treatments Includes Gene-Silencing And Monoclonal Antibodies
The new coronavirus has spurred biotech labs in universities and companies to try to find new approaches to stopping the virus — from blocking its key enzymes to interfering with its genetics.
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How Nevada Democrats Hope To Avoid Iowa's Tech Errors
Reporters were given a preview of a mock caucus with the actual worksheet, posters that will be in use, and the iPad calculator that will help with the caucus math.
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Barr Has Considered Resigning Over Trump's Remarks
A spokeswoman says the attorney general has "no plans to resign," but the news adds to questions about the politicization of the department under President Trump.
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The Wide-Ranging Ways In Which The Coronavirus Is Hurting Global Business
Some factories are beginning to reopen, but labor shortages continue. In a recent poll of U.S. companies by Shanghai's American Chamber of Commerce, 78% said they lack staff to resume full production.
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Newlywed Police Officers Cut Date Night Short To Stop Armed Robber At Restaurant
"We just looked at each other: 'Is this what's going on? Let's go,' " Elizabethtown (Ky.) Detective Chase McKeown said, describing how he and his wife acted to stop a man with a gun.
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5 Finalists Still Have A Chance At Aspen Words Literary Prize
The annual award, doled out in partnership with NPR, honors fiction that doesn't shy from grappling with thorny social issues. Just one of the five books remaining will win $35,000 come April.
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Food Fight: How 2 Trump Proposals Could Bite Into School Lunch
The pending federal rule changes could push a million kids off free or reduced-price school meals, at least temporarily.
China Expels 3 'Wall Street Journal' Reporters, Citing 'Racist' Editorial
The move comes a day after the U.S. State Department designated five Chinese state media outlets as foreign government missions, thus treating them as extensions of Beijing.
Poll: Sanders Rises, But Socialism Isn't Popular With Most Americans
An NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll finds that socialism is unpopular with a general-election electorate, even as Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is gaining in the Democratic primary.
'We Are Part Of The United States': The 1st People Counted For The 2020 Census
Weeks before the 2020 census rolls out to the rest of the U.S., the head count has already wrapped up in Toksook Bay, a fishing village in southwest Alaska that's home to the Nunakauyarmiut Tribe.
6 Democrats Are Set To Debate In Nevada. Here's What You Need To Know
Three days before the Nevada caucuses, six candidates will face off in a debate Wednesday night in Las Vegas.
Nevada Debate Could Be An 'Make Or Break' For Bloomberg, Analysts Say
How Mike Bloomberg defends against expected attacks from his Democratic rivals could impact how well the he does on Super Tuesday, where he is placing a big bet, analysts say.
To Combat Homelessness, Spokane Is Starting To Put Relationships Before Punishments
America's worsening homelessness crisis can feel like an intractable problem. But Spokane, Wash., may be having some early success trying some new tactics to help its most vulnerable.
It's Not Just Hospitals That Are Quick To Sue Patients Who Can't Pay
The firm that staffed the emergency room with doctors at Nashville General Hospital was taking more patients to court for unpaid medical bills than any other hospital or practice in the city.
Harry Reid: Iowa's Caucus Problems Strengthen Nevada's Case For Going First
The former Senate majority leader said Nevada's diverse population is more reflective of the Democratic electorate and after Iowa's troubles, his state has "a tremendously good case."
Satellite Photos Show Rapid Growth Of Syrian Refugee Camps
Fighting in northwest Syria has forced hundreds of thousands of people — many of them women and children — to seek shelter along the border.
Banking Giant HSBC To Cut 35,000 Jobs Amid Restructuring
The bank says it will shed nearly 15% of its workforce and $100 billion in investments as it refocuses on growth markets in Asia and reduces operations in Europe and the U.S.
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Hundreds Of Homes Flooded In Mississippi As More Rain Is Expected
The Pearl River crested at 36.7 feet in Jackson, Miss. — lower than feared. Flooding also hit parts of Tennessee, where one official said, "It is a chess match we're playing with Mother Nature."
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Trump Commutes Sentence Of Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich
The move would free Blagojevich, once seen as a rising star in the Democratic Party, from federal prison four years before he would have been eligible for parole and clear his convictions.
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Many Tornado Alley Residents With Disabilities Lack Safe Options In A Storm
Oklahoma used to have more public shelters that could accommodate wheelchairs. But many have closed, and there's still no financial aid for renters with disabilities to build safe alternatives.
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How Warming Winters Are Affecting Everything
Winters are warming faster than summers in many places, and colder parts of the U.S. are warming faster than hotter ones. The warming winter climate has year-round consequences across the country.
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Coronavirus Updates: Hospital Director In Wuhan Dies Of COVID-19
Liu Zhiming is one of more than 1,700 medical workers in China who have been confirmed to have been infected with the virus, state news outlets report.
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Coronavirus Update: 346 Americans Emerge From Quarantine At California Military Bases
"It is important to know that these people being released from quarantine pose no health risk to the surrounding community," a CDC press officer said in a statement to NPR.
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BLM Acting Director Defends Agency's Controversial Move To Colorado
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management's acting chief says the decision to relocate the agency's headquarters from Washington, D.C., to Grand Junction, Colo., means "locals can come and see us."
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Losing Sleep Over The Quest For A Perfect Night's Rest
A boom in technology promising to improve sleep has an ironic side effect: orthosomnia. Thanks to sleep trackers, people get so obsessed with perfect sleep that they are losing sleep over it.
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Voters Of Color Are Set To Have A Bigger Say As Democrats Enter A Crucial Phase
The Democratic presidential candidates have so far stood for elections in two of the whitest states in the country. That changes with Nevada and South Carolina.
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NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist Poll: Sanders Leads, Bloomberg Qualifies For Debate
The survey gives the former New York mayor enough polls showing him over 10% nationally to be on stage for the next Democratic debate Wednesday in Nevada.
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Boy Scouts Of America Files For Bankruptcy As It Faces Hundreds Of Sex-Abuse Claims
The Boy Scouts of America organization has $1.4 billion in assets. The national organization may hope that its bankruptcy filing will shield the even larger assets of its local councils.
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