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Sat, 02/22/2020 - 06:31

The coronavirus outbreak in China has pulled vital medical resources and personnel away from regular procedures. This is causing complications for people who need treatment for other diseases.

Sat, 02/22/2020 - 06:31

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Nataliya Nedzvetskaya about the recent vote to unionize by Kickstarter employees.

Sat, 02/22/2020 - 06:31

Efforts to save the few surviving vaquita porpoises in the Gulf of California are being hampered by illegal fishing nets, poaching and drug cartels.

Sat, 02/22/2020 - 06:31

The Democratic presidential primary hits a new phase on Saturday in Nevada — a state with a more diverse electorate. Campaigns are reaching out to Latino voters to turn out.

Sat, 02/22/2020 - 06:31

The new coronavirus has spread to South Korea. NPR's Anthony Kuhn discusses the situation in that country.

Sat, 02/22/2020 - 06:31

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with NPR senior editor Ron Elving about the week's political news.

Sat, 02/22/2020 - 06:01

The Color Purple, The Hate U Give and American Sign Language textbooks have all been censored in U.S. prisons. A recent report describes the restrictions as "arbitrary" and "opaque."

A growing field of science shows that friendship is vital to our health.
Sat, 02/22/2020 - 06:01

In her new book, Lydia Denworth makes the case for the vital necessity of friendship, tracing its effects on your genes, on your brain and even on animals like sheep and fish.

Nevada caucus volunteers receive training for recording results Thursday in Las Vegas.
Sat, 02/22/2020 - 04:00

Sen. Bernie Sanders is the favorite, but does Elizabeth Warren peel away some progressives after a fiery debate performance? Former Vice President Biden has a lot on the line — and a lot to prove.

The 'Friends' cast will take part in an unscripted reunion special on HBO Max in May, with all six stars of the show.  The cast of the show from left, David Schwimmer, Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Perry, Courteney Cox Arquette, Jennifer Aniston and Matt LeBlanc pose after the show won outstanding comedy series at the 54th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, in Los Angeles in Sept. 2002.
Fri, 02/21/2020 - 20:22

WarnerMedia announced the six principle cast members of 'Friends' will reunite for an unscripted special in May 2020 — 16 years after the iconic sitcom went off the air.

Soldiers of the 369th Infantry practice in France during World War I. They are wearing French "Adrian" helmets and using French issued rifles and equipment.
Fri, 02/21/2020 - 18:26

Combat helmets have always been made to protect against blunt objects, not blast waves. Despite improvements in helmet design, battlefield brain injuries continue.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., speaks during a rally for Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., in Iowa last month. She has announced a new PAC to back progressive congressional candidates.
Fri, 02/21/2020 - 17:56

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., rolled out a political action committee to help raise money for outsider candidates — some running against her own House colleagues.

Thailand's Constitutional Court ordered the popular opposition Future Forward Party dissolved, declaring that it violated election law by accepting a loan from its leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit.
Fri, 02/21/2020 - 17:28

The court said the party's leader violated election law because he gave the new party about $6 million – far more than Thai law allows for political donations. He insists the money was a loan.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke about protesters' ongoing rail blockade in a news conference in Ottawa, Ontario, on Friday.
Fri, 02/21/2020 - 17:06

Protesters have blocked key railways, shutting train traffic in much of the country. Demonstrators are trying to stop a pipeline project being built through the lands of the Wet'suwet'en people.

Authorities say Wells Fargo bank managers were aware of illegal conduct as early as 2002 but allowed it to continue until 2016.
Fri, 02/21/2020 - 16:40

The bank agreed to settle charges brought by the Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission over accounts, debit cards and other products that customers did not request.

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