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Demi Lovato.
Fri, 08/19/2022 - 05:46

"We'll just bleep this interview to death," says Morning Edition host Leila Fadel ahead of her conversation with Demi Lovato about a harder-edged new album, HOLY F***.

A demonstrator in Berlin in 2020 holds up a placard reading "Against Abortion?! Have a Vasectomy" during a protest against Poland's near-total ban on abortion.
Fri, 08/19/2022 - 05:00

Now that states can ban abortion after the overturning of Roe v. Wade, experts comment on whether the post-Roe abortion workarounds that have flooded social media are realistic.

Fri, 08/19/2022 - 04:55

For Camille A. Brown, choreography unlocked a new way to understand her power as a dancer, and to celebrate her creative identity.

The sun shines near the Space Needle, Monday, June 28, 2021, in Seattle.
Fri, 08/19/2022 - 04:52

The nightly temperature reached 71 degrees Fahrenheit, one of only three nights in the city's climate record where the nighttime temperature rose above 70 degrees.

Fri, 08/19/2022 - 04:30

Quiet quitting is taking over TikTok as a new workplace trend popular with Gen Z. However, it may be a misnomer for setting healthy boundaries in the workplace.

In 1989, after Iran's religious leader, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, issued a fatwa calling for the death of author Salman Rushdie, readings of his works were organized around the United States. At this one in San Francisco, novelist Alice Walker reads aloud from Rushdie's <em>The Satanic Verses</em>.
Fri, 08/19/2022 - 04:30

Last week's attack has reignited debates over free speech, censorship and offensiveness that were already heated back in 1989, when an op-ed by a former president called Rushdie's book an "insult."

Students carrying umbrellas stand on the dry riverbed of the Jialing River in southwestern China's Chongqing Municipality, Friday, Aug. 19, 2022.
Fri, 08/19/2022 - 04:18

The disruption adds to challenges for the ruling Communist Party, which is trying to shore up sagging economic growth.

Fri, 08/19/2022 - 04:02

The University of California system is the latest to announce free tuition for native students — but many say colleges shouldn't stop there.

Jill Mallen gets her groceries at a food pantry because of soaring inflation. She says she's a "confused" voter - a registered Democrat who feels Republicans did a better job of managing the economy.
Fri, 08/19/2022 - 04:00

Voters in a key swing county in Florida are grappling with some of the highest inflation rates in the country. But it's not necessarily the deciding factor for some voters.

Deshaun Watson, #4 of the Cleveland Brown, looks to throw against the Jacksonville Jaguars during a football game at TIAA Bank Field on August 12, 2022 in Jacksonville, Florida.
Fri, 08/19/2022 - 04:00

Behavior that is "illegal, violent, dangerous or irresponsible" is a violation of league policy. It applies to team owners, coaches, players, game officials and any other NFL employee.

A mural in memory of Mary Luten, 59, who died while saving others in the Waverly flood, sits on display at The Walls Art Park. The flood on Aug. 21, 2021, killed 20 people and damaged more than 700 homes.
Fri, 08/19/2022 - 04:00

It's been one year since a flood tore through Waverly, Tenn., and killed 20 people. There's been lots of effort to rebuild, but it's still unclear if the town will ever be the same.

In many places, there's still a major shortage of monkeypox vaccines. A plan to stretch the U.S. supply could help get shots into arms more quickly, but it's also untested and introduces new challenges.
Fri, 08/19/2022 - 04:00

Missteps and delays have hampered the U.S. effort to vaccinate people against monkeypox. Now state health officials and community members are trying to adapt to a controversial "dose sparing" plan.

This photo provided by KION-TV shows multiple agencies responding to Watsonville Municipal Airport, in Santa Cruz County, Calif. after 2 planes attempting to land collided on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022.
Fri, 08/19/2022 - 03:33

The planes crashed at Watsonville Municipal Airport, which does not have a control tower to direct aircraft landing and taking off.

Umar Patek, center, is shown in in Jakarta, Indonesia, Nov. 29, 2011.
Fri, 08/19/2022 - 00:30

The sentence reduction means Umar Patek could be released on parole ahead of the 20th anniversary of the bombings in October.

This photo provided by KION-TV shows multiple agencies responding to Watsonville Municipal Airport, northwest of Watsonville, in Santa Cruz County, Calif. after 2 planes attempting to land collided on Thursday. (KION-TV via AP)
Thu, 08/18/2022 - 20:01

Two planes collided in Northern California while trying to land at a local airport Thursday and at least two of the three occupants were killed, officials said.


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