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"I feel completely devastated, lost, broken, angry, confused and betrayed," says middle distance runner Shelby Houlihan, announcing her four-year ban from international competition.
Tue, 06/15/2021 - 16:40

Shelby Houlihan says her positive test for the steroid nandrolone followed a visit to a food truck for a pork burrito, and is pointing to studies that show nandrolone occurs naturally in some pigs.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., is flanked by Texas Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer left, and Texas Sen. Carol Alvarado of Houston, right, as he meets with Texas Democratic lawmakers to discuss voting rights Tuesday on Capitol Hill.
Tue, 06/15/2021 - 16:09

Texas Democrats last month staged a dramatic walkout that successfully — if temporarily — blocked Republicans from passing a restrictive voting measure for the state.

Singer and actor Leslie Grace stars as Nina Rosario (center), the beloved and brilliant neighborhood sweetheart in the film adaptation of the musical <em>In the Heights.</em>
Tue, 06/15/2021 - 15:33

Film critic Monica Castillo reflects on the glaring absence of Afro-Latino actors from the new screen adaptation of In the Heights and how colorism still affects Latino representation on screen.

The Senate on Tuesday confirmed to the Federal Trade Commission 32-year-old Lina Khan, a prominent critic of Big Tech and favorite among progressives.
Tue, 06/15/2021 - 15:29

The bipartisan vote in the Senate on Tuesday gives one of the most prominent skeptics of the tech industry a key role in shaping government regulation of the tech industry.

Tue, 06/15/2021 - 14:26

Scott said she is "attempting to give away a fortune that was enabled by systems in need of change." She has given away more $8 billion of her fortune so far.

The Brooksville water tower was accidentally sold by the city to a businessman who was trying to buy a municipal building at the tower's base.
Tue, 06/15/2021 - 14:14

A businessman trying to buy a municipal building at the base of the city's water tower got a lot more than he bargained for — several thousand gallons more.

Portrait of Phillip Lyn taken by his spouse, Kurt Rehwinkel, outside their home in St. Louis.
Tue, 06/15/2021 - 13:24

A plaque-busting Alzheimer's drug called Aduhelm has yet to prove it can preserve memory and thinking. Even so, its approval by the Food and Drug Administration is making some patients opitimistic.

Memorials hang from the front gate of Greenwood Cemetery in New York City during an event organized by Naming the Lost Memorials to remember and celebrate those who died during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tue, 06/15/2021 - 12:25

The latest toll from Johns Hopkins University comes nearly four months after the nation crossed the half-million mark for deaths from the coronavirus pandemic.

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro holds up a box of chloroquine, an antimalarial medicine that his administration endorsed as part of an "early treatment" strategy for COVID-19. There is no evidence the drug can prevent the coronavirus or reduce the severity of symptoms.
Tue, 06/15/2021 - 10:40

In one of the hardest hit countries in the world, the main strategy is a so-called early treatment combo of unproven medications — endorsed by President Jair Bolsonaro.

A man prays during the executive committee plenary meeting at the Southern Baptist Convention's annual gathering Monday in Nashville, Tenn.
Tue, 06/15/2021 - 10:33

The Southern Baptist Convention meets this week in Nashville, bringing to the fore a host of controversial issues that threaten to cause a rift among the faithful.

Giving people with organ transplants a third dose of the mRNA vaccines for COVID-19 appears to boost their immunity, according to a new study.
Tue, 06/15/2021 - 09:27

The COVID vaccines haven't proved very effective for people living with organ transplants. But getting a third dose of the mRNA vaccines gave a big bump in antibody levels in a new study.

Former President Donald Trump addresses the North Carolina Republican Party's annual state convention on June 5.
Tue, 06/15/2021 - 08:28

Emails released by the House Oversight Committee show Trump pressuring his acting attorney general even before William Barr stepped down from the position.

Body camera video recorded the arrest of Karen Garner on June 26, 2020, in Loveland, Colo. Garner, then 73, has dementia and sensory aphasia.
Tue, 06/15/2021 - 06:19

Advocates say the case puts a spotlight on how ill-prepared police are when encountering someone with a mental disability.

People with old Belarusian national flags shout during an opposition rally in August in Minsk, Belarus.
Tue, 06/15/2021 - 06:19

Nearly a year after Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko's crackdown, "None of us doubt that we will prevail," an activist tells NPR. Others sound worried. "Every day is a little scarier," says one.

A systemwide outage Monday night affected Southwest Airlines flights across the country.
Tue, 06/15/2021 - 00:48

Southwest Airlines blamed the flight delays Monday night on tech problems with the company's weather data provider.

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