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On Sunday, a woman lights a candle at a makeshift memorial to the victims of Saturday's mass shooting at Tops market in Buffalo, N.Y.
Mon, 05/16/2022 - 12:26

The white supremacist suspect in Buffalo is 18 years old. Some news organizations and commentators have called him a "teenager" and "child" rather than a "man."

Angela Davis is escorted by two FBI agents after her arrest in New York on Oct. 13, 1970. She was taken from FBI headquarters to the Women's House of Detention.
Mon, 05/16/2022 - 12:06

In his book The Women's House of Detention, Hugh Ryan writes about the New York City prison and the role it played in the gay rights movement of the '60s, including the 1969 Stonewall Uprising.

Crime scene tape on Sunday at Geneva Presbyterian Church in Laguna Woods, Calif., after a fatal shooting.
Mon, 05/16/2022 - 11:58

A man opened fire during a lunch reception at a Southern California church, killing one person and wounding five before parishioners hog-tied him with electrical cords.

Investigators work the scene of a shooting at a supermarket, in Buffalo, N.Y., on Monday.
Mon, 05/16/2022 - 11:34

Using a GoPro camera attached to a helmet, the shooter streamed live on the site Twitch for two minutes before the stream was taken down. By then it was too late, and the video has spread elsewhere.

Mon, 05/16/2022 - 10:54

Ukrainian troops are pushing Russian troops away from the country's second largest city. That is allowing residents to move out of subway stations and try to resume something of a normal life.

Buffalo Police Commissioner Joseph Gramaglia speaks at a press conference Saturday after a shooting at a supermarket.
Mon, 05/16/2022 - 10:54

Had he not been stopped by police, Buffalo Buffalo Police Commissioner Joseph Gramaglia told ABC News on Monday, the alleged perpetrator would have driven away in search of more victims.

Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) speaks during a Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the U.S. Capitol business meeting on Capitol Hill March 28, 2022 in Washington, DC.
Mon, 05/16/2022 - 10:24

In the wake of the Buffalo supermarket shooting, Cheney is calling on Republican leaders to "renounce and reject" white supremacist views and those who hold them.

A photo of Roberta Drury, 32, who was killed in Saturday's shooting at a Tops supermarket in Buffalo.
Mon, 05/16/2022 - 09:20

"She would go to Tops for us all the time, actually," Moyer told NPR. "We don't really have family in the area, so it was just a great help that she could do something for us like that."

A wall painted with portraits of prisoners of the Basque separatist armed group ETA, in the small village of Hernani, northern Spain, on May 2, 2018.
Mon, 05/16/2022 - 08:04

The United States is poised to remove five extremist groups, all believed to be defunct, from its list of foreign terrorist organizations, including several that once posed significant threats.

The memory of aging mice improved when they received a substance found in the spinal fluid of young animals.
Mon, 05/16/2022 - 07:58

A team at Stanford University has reversed memory loss in old mice by flooding their brains with spinal fluid taken from young animals. The finding may hold promise for Alzheimer's research.

McDonald's arrived in Moscow when Russia was still part of the Soviet Union. Tens of thousands of customers stood in line when its first restaurant opened on Jan. 31, 1990, at Moscow's Pushkin Square.
Mon, 05/16/2022 - 07:43

In 1990, the Big Mac's arrival in Moscow signaled a new era. Now McDonald's is tearing down the golden arches and writing off its investment in Russia.

A mural in Gaza City of the Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, who was shot and killed.
Mon, 05/16/2022 - 06:46

One open-source research team said its initial findings lent support to Palestinian witnesses who said Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh was killed by Israeli fire.

Wildfires are causing billions in damage every year and yet many homebuyers have little idea whether their house is at risk.
Mon, 05/16/2022 - 06:22

Many people move without realizing the danger that wildfires pose to their new home. A new risk rating system could help buyers learn more on real estate sites.

In this April 25, 2006, file photo, John Durham speaks to reporters on the steps of U.S. District Court in New Haven, Conn. Durham, Connecticut's  U.S. attorney, is leading the investigation into the origins of the Russia probe. He is no stranger to high-profile, highly scrutinized investigations.
Mon, 05/16/2022 - 06:22

John Durham's probe led to a single false statements count against Michael Sussmann for allegedly lying to the FBI about possible ties between a Russian-bank and Donald Trump's company.

Middle school winners Harrison McDonald, Wesley Helmer, Kit Atteberry, and Blake Turley pose with librarian Misti Knight.
Mon, 05/16/2022 - 06:22

A group of Texas middle-schoolers won NPR's 4th-annual Student Podcast Challenge, and learned a lesson about fake news and the limits of "talking digitally."


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