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Mon, 13 Jul 2020 05:27:00 -0400
Poland's Nationalist President Narrowly Wins Reelection
President Andrzej Duda's victory further empowers Poland's ruling Law and Justice party which has worked to weaken the country's independent judiciary and free press.
Mon, 13 Jul 2020 05:08:00 -0400
CDC Employees Call Out Agency's 'Toxic Culture Of Racial Aggression'
Pointing to the coronavirus's disproportionate impact on people of color, 1,007 workers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention call on the agency to declare racism a public health threat.
Mon, 13 Jul 2020 05:01:26 -0400
A Senate Takeover Is Very Much A Possibility For Democrats. Just Follow The Money
Five Republican Senate incumbents are looking increasingly vulnerable, while fundraising reports provide glimpses of Democratic strength.
Mon, 13 Jul 2020 05:01:00 -0400
Sessions Fights For His Political Life, As Trump Looms Over Alabama Senate Race
Jeff Sessions is trying to reclaim his old Senate seat. But his former boss, President Trump, is backing Sessions' Republican opponent, former Auburn football coach Tommy Tuberville.
Mon, 13 Jul 2020 05:00:00 -0400
Signed, Sealed, Undelivered: Thousands Of Mail-In Ballots Rejected For Tardiness
An NPR analysis finds that at least 65,000 absentee and mail-in ballots were rejected this year for arriving late. While it's a relatively small number, they could prove crucial in a close election.
Sun, 12 Jul 2020 20:21:46 -0400
Fresh Scrutiny For Fox's Tucker Carlson As Top Writer Quits Over Bigoted Posts
A top writer for Fox News' Tucker Carlson resigns after CNN revealed his racist and sexist posts, reviving criticism of Carlson's commentaries. Carlson is set to address the controversy Monday.
Sun, 12 Jul 2020 19:16:53 -0400
Man Treks 1,000 Miles From Alabama To Minnesota For 'Change, Justice And Equality'
Cheered on by supporters both online and on the road, Terry Willis walked from Huntsville, Ala., to the site of George Floyd's death in Minneapolis to protest the injustices faced by Black Americans.
Sun, 12 Jul 2020 15:07:29 -0400
Florida Smashes U.S. State Record Of Daily New Cases: More Than 15,200
Gov. Ron DeSantis has not ordered a statewide mask mandate, even as coronavirus cases set new records in Florida. Some local officials have imposed their own restrictions to try to slow the spread.
Sun, 12 Jul 2020 13:56:00 -0400
Iranian Report Details Chain Of Mistakes In Shooting Down Ukrainian Passenger Plane
A missile operator who didn't properly calibrate his radar system fired on the Ukrainian passenger plane without authorization, Iran says. All 176 people on board were killed on Jan. 8.
Sun, 12 Jul 2020 12:33:00 -0400
Roger Stone Clemency Latest Example Of Trump Rewarding His Friends, Scholars Say
The Founding Fathers intended the presidential pardon power to protect the national interest. Leading clemency experts question Trump's use of his authority.
Sun, 12 Jul 2020 08:37:13 -0400
Coronavirus World Map: Tracking The Spread Of The Outbreak
A map of confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths around the world. The respiratory disease has spread rapidly across six continents and has killed thousands of people.
Sun, 12 Jul 2020 08:33:00 -0400
Tracking The Pandemic: Are Coronavirus Cases Rising Or Falling In Your State?
View NPR's maps and graphics to see where COVID-19 is hitting hardest in the U.S., which state outbreaks are growing and which are leveling off.
Sun, 12 Jul 2020 07:09:53 -0400
How 6 Problem-Solvers Tackled Pandemic Challenges In Their Neighborhoods
From a generous urban farmer to a roving mariachi band, people are using their talents to help others. Read their stories — then nominate a problem-solver in your community.
Sun, 12 Jul 2020 07:00:00 -0400
You Haven't Heard The Last Of Iowa This Election Cycle
After disastrous Democratic caucuses earlier this year, both Republicans and Democrats are giving the state a lot of attention and money in the run-up to November.
Sat, 11 Jul 2020 18:56:00 -0400
Trump Wears Mask In Public For First Time During Walter Reed Visit
"I love masks in the appropriate locations," Trump said. The president's frequent refusal to wear a face covering has stoked controversy, especially as coronavirus cases rise across the U.S.