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This 1775 revolutionary-era rifle was Thomas Gavin's undoing.
Sun, 12/05/2021 - 07:00

Thomas Gavin went on a tear in the '60s and '70s, hitting nearly a dozen museums on the East Coast. He mostly stole antique firearms and stashed them in his hideout — a barn in rural Pennsylvania.

Sun, 12/05/2021 - 04:00

An analysis by NPR shows that since the vaccine rollout, counties that voted heavily for Donald Trump have had more than twice the COVID mortality rates of those that voted for Joe Biden.

CNN has fired anchor Chris Cuomo after documents were released detailing his efforts to help his brother, former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, respond to a sexual harassment scandal.
Sat, 12/04/2021 - 17:09

Cuomo's termination follows revelations that shed light on the journalist's role in helping his brother, former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, in the face of sexual harassment allegations.

A snow-free Denver, pictured on Friday. The previous record for the city's latest ever first snowfall was Nov. 21, recorded in 1934.
Sat, 12/04/2021 - 15:55

In Denver, no snow has yet fallen this season — smashing the city's previous record of Nov. 21 for the latest ever recorded first snowfall.

Meric Long of the Bay Area band The Dodos found his voice in a distinctive guitar style. While writing the new album <em>Grizzly Peak</em>, he watched that ability begin to slip away.
Sat, 12/04/2021 - 10:50

An arthritis diagnosis means the latest album by the Bay Area band The Dodos is likely its last. It is a striking reminder of the oft-overlooked physical strains of music careers.

A gray wolf in Oregon's northern Wallowa County in February 2017. Officials in Oregon are asking for help locating the person or persons responsible for poisoning an entire wolf pack in the eastern part of the state earlier this year.
Sat, 12/04/2021 - 09:24

The animals, including an entire wolf pack, were found poisoned earlier this year. "All investigative leads have been exhausted," says Oregon State Police Capt. Stephanie Bigman.

Stewart Indian School students are seen in a classroom in Carson, Nev., in an undated photo. The state of Nevada plans to fully cooperate with federal efforts to investigate the history of Native American boarding schools.
Sat, 12/04/2021 - 08:26

Gov. Steve Sisolak apologized on behalf of his state and promised to cooperate with an investigation of the federal government's past policies and oversight of Native American boarding schools.

Detail of the fabric used on his feet by Marcos Antonio Costa, 27, to climb açaí palm trees to pick its berries in the rainforest near Melgaco, southwest of Marajo Island, state of Para, Brazil, on June 6, 2020.
Sat, 12/04/2021 - 07:02

NPR's Scott Simon details how many of Brazil's açaí berries are harvested: by children.

Margarita Ahuanari, left, and Karina Ahuanari look at posters of their mother. The images were placed where they think she was buried at the mass grave that was later renamed the COVID-19 Cemetery in Iquitos.
Sat, 12/04/2021 - 06:44

More than 400 people who died of COVID were secretly interred in a mass grave on the outskirts of the city of Iquitos. Families are demanding a proper burial for their loved ones.

Sat, 12/04/2021 - 06:43

The decorated war veteran and retired pastor was among the first African Americans to desegregate the military and fight during World War II.

Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orbán gives a press conference following a meeting of prime ministers of central Europe's informal body of cooperation, called the Visegrad Group (V4) in Budapest, Hungary, last month.
Sat, 12/04/2021 - 06:00

People of the former Soviet bloc rejoiced when the Iron Curtain fell and embraced membership in the European Union. Hungary is an example of a growing culture clash in the conservative East.

Sat, 12/04/2021 - 05:00

There's a lot we don't know about the new COVID variant. Many people are wondering if they can fly and go to holiday parties and restaurants — or should just hide out. We asked doctors for answers.

James and Jennifer Crumbley, the parents of a teen accused of killing four students in a shooting at Oxford High School, pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter charges on Saturday.
Sat, 12/04/2021 - 02:30

Authorities had been searching for James and Jennifer Crumbley since Friday afternoon, after a prosecutor filed involuntary manslaughter charges against them. Their son is charged with murder.

In this courtroom sketch, Ghislaine Maxwell is seated at the defense table while watching the testimony of witnesses during her trial on Tuesday in New York.
Fri, 12/03/2021 - 19:37

The federal trial of Ghislaine Maxwell, former companion of late financier and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, began in earnest this week. She's accused of grooming girls on Epstein's behalf.

A remote-controlled RC surfer riding a king tide wave during the astronomical event last year, in Huntington Beach, Calif. The National Weather Service says the California coast will see unusually high and low tides over the weekend.
Fri, 12/03/2021 - 19:10

The unusually high and low tides will be affecting coastal communities over the weekend. Scientists are calling on residents and visitors to help document the phenomenon.

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