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Beyond making history, Biden showed his vision for the future, opened a window into his decision-making and picked someone who will likely be able to stand up well in a vice presidential debate.
Aug. 12, 2020
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The newly elected district attorney, Mike Schmidt, said only those involved in "deliberate property damage, theft or force against another person or threats of force" may face charges.
Aug. 12, 2020
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The selection will make Harris the third woman and first Black and first Asian American candidate to be nominated for vice president by a major political party.
Aug. 11, 2020
The Big Ten Conference has voted to postpone its 2020 college football season. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with The Athletic's Kavitha Davidson about the decision.
Aug. 11, 2020
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The federal civil rights lawsuit alleges the parties are responsible for McClain's death last year after police put the 23-year-old in two chokeholds and injected him with ketamine.
Aug. 11, 2020
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The Transportation Security Administration says last month it found three times as many guns in carry-on luggage as the same period last year, even though air traffic is down 75% due to COVID-19.
Aug. 11, 2020
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As a result of the new postmaster general's plans to shake up the agency, "mail is beginning to pile up in our offices," says Kimberly Karol, a postal clerk and union leader in Iowa.
Aug. 11, 2020
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While screening 75% fewer people at airports this summer than last, the security officers discover guns hidden in carry-on bags at a rate surpassing last summer. And 80% of those guns are loaded.
Aug. 11, 2020
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Rattan Lal, an Indian-born scientist, has devoted his career to finding ways to capture carbon from the air and store it in soil. Today, that idea has a catchy name: regenerative agriculture.
Aug. 11, 2020
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The Big Ten, which includes Michigan, Michigan State and Ohio State, puts off playing college sports in the fall as confirmed coronavirus cases in the U.S. continue to rise.
Aug. 11, 2020
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A Japanese-owned cargo ship ran aground in late July and began leaking oil a few days ago. Now a crack has expanded in its hull. The island nation is home to species that live nowhere else.
Aug. 11, 2020
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Las Vegas is on shaky footing as it reopens with one of the nation's highest infection rates. An NPR analysis shows the city could run into trouble with hospital capacity if cases keep climbing.
Aug. 11, 2020
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"Many of us know the risk [voting] entails because of the pandemic," a protester says, "but we want to hold elections." The vote, postponed twice due to the virus, is now set to take place on Oct. 18.
Aug. 11, 2020
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New research shows "Latinx" hasn't really caught on among U.S. adults in that heritage group: While one in four have heard of the term, only 3% use it.
Aug. 11, 2020
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Political consultant Stuart Stevens says the Republican Party's support for Trump reflects the abandonment of principles it claimed to embrace, such as fiscal restraint and personal responsibility.
Aug. 11, 2020

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