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D.C. Statehood Is A Civil Rights Issue For Young Activists

There is renewed energy around the push to make the District of Columbia the nation's 51st state. Much of that energy comes from young activists who see it as a civil rights issue.

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In Internet Dead Zones, Rural Schools Struggle With Distanced Learning

Many American schools are back in class via distance learning. It's stressful everywhere but especially in rural districts where most students lack high-speed Internet and cell phone service at home.

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Health On Wheels: Tricked-Out RVs Deliver Addiction Treatment To Rural Colorado

As COVID-19 forced many addiction treatment clinics to scale back, Colorado brought its clinics on wheels to remote, underserved towns and used telehealth to connect patients with addiction doctors.

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Amy Coney Barrett: A Dream For The Right, Nightmare For The Left

The mother of seven, beloved in her community and by Notre Dame students, is a sparkling intellect who is likely more conservative than the man she clerked for and revered, Justice Antonin Scalia.

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A Crisis Within A Crisis: Food Insecurity And COVID-19

Hunger is one of the most urgent — yet hidden — crises facing the nation. In this special episode of All Things Considered, a look at how food insecurity has been exacerbated by the coronavirus.

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Paradox-Free Time Travel Is Theoretically Possible, Researchers Say

In the peer-reviewed journal article, University of Queensland physicists say time is essentially self-healing. Changes in the past wouldn't necessarily cause a universe-ending paradox. Phew.

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U.S. Judge Halts Trump's TikTok Ban, Hours Before It Was Set To Start

The decision grants TikTok a short-term reprieve, but the wildly popular app's fate still faces an extraordinary amount of uncertainty.

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Trump Dismisses 'New York Times' Report That He Paid Little In Federal Income Taxes

President Trump paid $750 in federal income taxes in 2016 and 2017, according to the Times, which also says he's fighting an IRS audit that could cost him over $100 million.

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NYC Principals Union Votes 'No Confidence' In Mayor And Schools Chancellor

The union asked state authorities to intervene in New York City schools, just days before schools are set to open for in-person instruction.

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In Affluent Maryland County, Pandemic Exacerbates Food Insecurity

Since March, the number of people who lack a steady source of food has grown. In Montgomery County, a food assistance effort often runs out of prepared meals before it can feed everyone in need.

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In Rural Nebraska, Combating Hunger From The Pandemic Is A Community Effort

The town of Lexington has long struggled with food insecurity. But when the coronavirus hit, it presented new challenges in feeding this community of 11,000 residents.

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For One Food Insecure Family, The Pandemic Leaves 'No Wiggle Room'

The number of families struggling to afford food has skyrocketed since the start of the crisis. One family in Champaign, Ill., used to volunteer at a food pantry — now they depend on it.

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Food Insecurity In The U.S. By The Numbers

Before the pandemic, the number of families lacking consistent access to enough food had been steadily falling. Today, new estimates point to some of the worst rates of food insecurity in years.

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Woman Charged With Attempted Murder After Driving Into Pro-Trump Protesters

It's the latest in a string of vehicular violence since nationwide protests over systemic racism began in May.

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Violence Erupts Between Armenia And Azerbaijan Over Long-Disputed Region

Each country is blaming the other for initiating the conflict, which has reportedly left civilians dead on both sides. Armenia has declared martial law and mobilized its military.

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'Summon Your Conscience': Biden Implores GOP Senators To Wait On SCOTUS Nomination

Joe Biden called on his former Republican colleagues in the Senate to wait to cast their votes for President Trump's Supreme Court nominee until after the general election.

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'We Can't Stop The Outcome,' No. 2 Senate Democrat Says Of Barrett Confirmation

President Trump's nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court dominated the Sunday political shows, with Democrats accusing Republican senators of hypocrisy.

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Scientists May Have Found a Material for Building on Mars

Wired Top Stories - Sun, 09/27/2020 - 09:00
Using simple chemistry, the organic polymer chitin can be transformed into a viable substance for creating tools and habitats on the Red Planet.
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The Best Smart Light Bulbs (2020): Ambient Lighting, Kits, Color, and More

Wired Top Stories - Sun, 09/27/2020 - 09:00
They're the easiest way to start building a smarter home. From Ikea and Philips Hue kits to ambient lighting, here are our favorites.
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TCL 6-Series TV Review (2020): It's Our Favorite TV, Again

Wired Top Stories - Sun, 09/27/2020 - 08:00
Mini-LED backlighting, clever cable management, and built-in Roku are just a few of its standout features.
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