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A new report by GLAAD highlights the high rate of harassment and hate facing LGBTQ users on social media. In this photo, demonstrators rally in favor of LGBTQ rights outside the U.S. Supreme Court in 2019.
Mon, 05/10/2021 - 06:11

LGBTQ social media users encounter hate speech and harassment at higher rates than all other identity groups at 64%, according to GLAAD's inaugural social media index report.

Carlene Knight, 54, is one of the first patients in a landmark study designed to try to restore vision in those who have a rare genetic disease that causes blindness.
Mon, 05/10/2021 - 05:56

The unprecedented study involves using the gene-editing technique CRISPR to edit a gene while it's still inside a patient's body. In exclusive interviews, NPR talks with two of the first participants.

Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., raise their arms after addressing attendees of a rally Friday at The Villages in Florida.
Mon, 05/10/2021 - 05:56

The two members of Congress may not have much power on the Hill, but they get celebrity treatment from Trump supporters.

Stock trader Peter Tuchman works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on March 9, 2020.
Mon, 05/10/2021 - 05:56

If 100% of a firm's traders are fully vaccinated, it can start sending more to the stock exchange floor. They can eat lunch in their booths again. Masks will be optional in some parts of the floor.

Alex Gibney's new documentary on HBO is called <em>The Crime of the Century. </em>It details the role of the medical system in creating the opioid crisis.
Mon, 05/10/2021 - 04:34

Documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney investigated the opioid crisis. He says it was created by pharmaceutical companies, distributors, pharmacists and doctors, all looking to profit.

The Rev. Megan Rohrer became the first openly transgender bishop to be elected in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America on Saturday.
Sun, 05/09/2021 - 20:56

Rohrer, a pastor in San Francisco, will serve as bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America's Sierra Pacific synod, which includes congregations across Northern California and Nevada.

The shut down of the Colonial Pipeline following a cyberattack is prompting speculation about what could happen to gasoline and diesel prices ahead of Memorial Day.
Sun, 05/09/2021 - 18:40

Colonial Pipeline has not set a timetable for restoring full service. If the shutdown continues several days, it could affect gas prices in the Southeast, experts say.

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, far right, Baltimore County Executive John Olszewski and Maryland House Speaker Adrienne Jones stand next to a new historic marker on Saturday in Towson, Md., that memorializes Howard Cooper, a 15-year-old who was dragged from a jailhouse and hanged by a mob in 1885.
Sun, 05/09/2021 - 17:50

Maryland is the first state to issue a comprehensive set of pardons to the victims of lynching. Across the U.S., more than 4,000 Black people were lynched in acts of racial terror.

Sun, 05/09/2021 - 16:35

Police on Sunday hadn't released the identities of the shooter or victims. Children at the Colorado Springs attack weren't hurt and were placed with relatives.

The Italian Culture Ministry said the Guattari Cave in San Felice Circeo was "one of the most significant places in the world for the history of Neanderthals."
Sun, 05/09/2021 - 13:03

Archeologists unearthed the remains of nine Neanderthals, dating from 50,000 to 100,000 years ago, in a discovery the Italian culture minister said will be "the talk of the world."

Medina Spirit, ridden by jockey John Velazquez, leads the field  during the Kentucky Derby in Louisville on May 1. On Sunday, trainer Bob Baffert revealed the Derby winner had failed a drug test.
Sun, 05/09/2021 - 12:02

Medina Spirit, the horse that won the Kentucky Derby earlier this month, has failed a drug test. It's the latest drug test failure for trainer Bob Baffert's horses. He denies any wrongdoing.

Israeli police take a Palestinian into custody during a protest at the Masjid al-Aqsa compound in East Jerusalem on Sunday.
Sun, 05/09/2021 - 11:00

Around 100 Palestinians were injured as protesters and Israeli police clashed in the latest of several nights of violence over possible evictions of Palestinians from land claimed by Jewish settlers.

Sun, 05/09/2021 - 08:27

A majority win by Scotland's pro-independence parties energizes the push for a referendum on leaving the U.K.

Sun, 05/09/2021 - 07:48

Americans are gearing up for summer, but another shortage could crash the fun. Chlorine prices have shot up due to a factory fire and increased demand. The pandemic led more people to put in pools.

Sun, 05/09/2021 - 07:48

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks with Sergio Guzman, co-founder and Director of the Colombia Risk Analysis political consultancy, about protests in Colombia.

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