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European Union Leaders Urge U.S. To Remain In WHO

2 hours 3 min ago

Top officials with the bloc encouraged Trump to rethink his plans to leave the international health agency. Trump's Friday announcement followed weeks of criticisms and threats to pull funding.

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Pentagon Orders Military Police To Prepare To Deploy To Minnesota

5 hours 2 min ago

The order follows a night of angry protests in Minneapolis and nationwide. As many as 800 personnel could move within four hours at the governor's request, a U.S. official told NPR.

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Minnesota To Deploy Record Guard Force To Contain Unrest Over Death Of George Floyd

7 hours 34 min ago

Gov. Tim Walz is fully mobilizing the state's National Guard — "an action that has never been taken in [the guard's] 164-year history" — to prepare for a fifth night of protests.

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As Trump Targets Twitter's Legal Shield, Experts Have A Warning

10 hours 29 min ago

While President Trump lashes out at Twitter, consensus is growing in Washington to repeal the decades-old law that shields tech platforms from lawsuits. Experts warn about unintended consequences.

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Supreme Court Rejects Church's Challenge To California's Coronavirus Rules

11 hours 26 min ago

Chief Justice John Roberts sided with the court's liberal bloc in a 5-4 decision issued late Friday. The lawsuit had argued that the state's limits on attendance discriminated against religion.

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As 'Hero' Pay Ends, Essential Workers Wonder What They Are Worth

14 hours 5 min ago

Many retail and food workers are losing temporary wage bumps they got during the pandemic. Some say their work hazards are only increasing, while their wage is lower than unemployment benefits.

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SpaceX And NASA Try Once More To Launch Astronauts

14 hours 20 min ago

After an aborted launch attempt on Wednesday, NASA and SpaceX once more set their sights on the space station.

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Coronavirus FAQs: Is It Safer To Fly Or Drive? Is Air Conditioning A Threat?

15 hours 3 sec ago

They're not exactly easy questions to answer. In the first case, you must consider motel cleaning regimens and the hazards of driving vs. the risk of sitting next to a sneezy air traveler.

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As More Americans Prepare To Vote By Mail, Postal Service Faces Big Challenges

15 hours 5 min ago

From Trump's tweets to funding issues, the U.S. Postal Service is under pressure as voters are set to turn increasingly toward mail-in ballots during the coronavirus pandemic.

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GOP Fears Loss Of Reliable Senate Seat Amid Fractious Kansas Primary

15 hours 5 min ago

The party has held both Senate seats in the state since the Great Depression, but ahead of a Monday deadline Republicans aren't confident that any of the candidates are assured of winning in November.

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'I Find Myself Very Seriously Feeling Hollow': Documenting A Pandemic Experience

15 hours 5 min ago

As the coronavirus sweeps the nation, 85-year-old Margaret Sullivan watches and records the changes from inside her retirement home in Virginia.

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What Do Coronavirus Racial Disparities Look Like State By State?

16 hours 6 min ago

With race and ethnicity known for nearly half of cases and 90% of deaths, there's no ignoring the fact that the disease hits some groups harder. NPR analyzed these disparities around the country.

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Protests Spread Nationwide On Fourth Night After Minneapolis Death Of George Floyd

Fri, 05/29/2020 - 23:23

In most cases the demonstrations began peacefully, but as the day unfolded and night fell, they became increasingly violent.

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Minneapolis Police Were Sued A Decade Ago In Similar Restraint Case

Fri, 05/29/2020 - 20:26

The department settled for $3 million and offered training for officers in how to restrain people in custody more safely in the 2010 case.

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Justice Department Says Maine's 2-Week Quarantine Rule Discriminates Against Tourists

Fri, 05/29/2020 - 19:38

Many but not all out-of-state visitors were told to self-quarantine because of the coronavirus. The Justice Department says that is unconstitutional. Some other states have the same rule.

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Trump Says U.S. Will Withdraw From WHO. Does He Have The Authority To Do It?

Fri, 05/29/2020 - 19:30

In a press conference on Friday, the president said he would immediately severe ties — and funding — to the World Health Organization because of its relationship with China.

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Missouri's Only Clinic That Provides Abortions Allowed To Remain Open

Fri, 05/29/2020 - 19:11

"Planned Parenthood has demonstrated that it provides safe and legal abortion care," a state commission ruled. It said state health regulators wrongly blocked the St. Louis clinic's renewal in 2019.

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George Floyd and Derek Chauvin Were Once Co-Workers, Ex-Club Owner Tells TV Station

Fri, 05/29/2020 - 17:37

Maya Santamaria tells KSTP that Chauvin "had a real short fuse" as an off-duty officer for her club, saying he often pulled out mace and pepper spray when she thought it was unwarranted.

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Tracee Ellis Ross Can Hit The High Notes, Too

Fri, 05/29/2020 - 17:10

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks to Tracee Ellis Ross about starring in The High Note, a movie about an over-40 superstar singer navigating the music industry with her assistant, who has her own music dreams.

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CDC Director Says New Analysis Exonerates Agency On Testing Delay

Fri, 05/29/2020 - 16:09

CDC chief Robert Redfield says that earlier testing for the coronavirus would have been like "looking for a needle in a haystack." But other health experts dispute his assertion.

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