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Janelle Jones is the first Black woman to serve as chief economist at the Labor Department. She says helping marginalized groups boosts the entire economy.
April 11, 2021
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The United Kingdom mourns the loss of Philip, who died Friday at the age of 99, with salutes in the capitals of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. A small funeral is set for April 17.
April 11, 2021
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A comprehensive package of police reform measures cleared the state's General Assembly on Wednesday, including the repeal of police job protections long cited as a barricade to accountability.
April 10, 2021
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A 30-year-old woman is in custody after police found her three children dead in their Reseda home.
April 10, 2021
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The ongoing eruption at La Soufrière on the Caribbean island of St. Vincent is expected to be as big, if not bigger, than the last time it had a major eruption in 1979.
April 10, 2021
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After a year of being shut down due to the pandemic, Coney Island's amusement parks have reopened — at a third of their normal capacity. But business owners are glad to see the parks come alive again.
April 10, 2021
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The tech giant received a historically large fine Saturday from the Chinese government. Alibaba says it will comply with the fine and "ensure its compliance with determination."
April 10, 2021
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Weeks after the mass shooting in Boulder, Colo., the push for a statewide ban on assault-style weapons is losing steam, even among prominent Democrats who say it is the wrong strategy.
April 10, 2021
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April 10 marks the 50th anniversary of when U.S. table tennis players first visited China in a diplomatic breakthrough. But today, the political winds have shifted — in both countries.
April 10, 2021
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Stewart Rhodes founded the militia in 2009. Now it's one of the largest extremist anti-government groups in the country, and a focus of the investigation into the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.
April 10, 2021
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Advocates face steep odds getting a new ban through Congress. If they can succeed, they hope to avoid a repeat of past mistakes that left the original law open to loopholes.
April 10, 2021
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NPR's Scott Simon remembers comedy writer Anne Beatts, who died this week at the age of 74. She worked in male-dominated writers' rooms at Saturday Night Live and National Lampoon magazine.
April 10, 2021
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The pandemic is causing another new, yet uniquely American, shortage — ketchup. Heinz says it has to up its production by 25% to meet the demand for the popular condiment.
April 10, 2021
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The court's unsigned order came on a 5-4 vote, preventing the state from enforcing a rule that limits at-home gatherings to no more than three households.
April 10, 2021
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A dip of 86% in doses to be distributed to states follows a surge that occurred after one of J&J's third party manufacturers was finally able to release a stockpile.
April 10, 2021

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