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Mark Forrest is back fishing after rehabilitation with the IpsiHand device helped him regain use of his right hand.
Sun, 06/13/2021 - 06:00

After a stroke, people often lose dexterity in one hand. Now, the Food and Drug Administration has authorized a device that can restore function by encouraging the brain to rewire.

Crazy worms — an invasive species from Asia — pose a threat to forests, scientists say. The worms can thrash around so violently that they can jump out of a person's hand. They also lose their tail — on purpose.
Sun, 06/13/2021 - 06:00

The invasive worms, which reproduce rapidly, are creating havoc in forests. They thrash around so violently that they can jump out of a person's hand. They also lose their tail — on purpose.

Sun, 06/13/2021 - 03:02

Rescue efforts are still ongoing. Officials have not provided information on the cause of the explosion that took place in the Hubei province city of Shiyan.

President Biden meets with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on the sidelines of the G-7 summit. A White House official said Biden did a lot of "diplomatic speed-dating" with world leaders.
Sat, 06/12/2021 - 23:47

President Biden has said China poses one of the biggest strategic challenges to the United States. At the G-7, he convinced key allies to help push back against Beijing.

Leaders Boris Johnson of the U.K., center, with from left, Italy's Mario Draghi, Australia's Scott Morrison, Germany's Angela Merkel, South Africa's Cyril Ramaphosa, South Korea's Moon Jae-in, U.S.'s Joe Biden, France's Emmanuel Macron, Canada's Justin Trudeau, Japan's Yoshihide Suga and Charles Michel of the European Council meet during the G7 summit in Cornwall, England Saturday.
Sat, 06/12/2021 - 21:21

Leaders of G-7 countries agreed to work toward competing against China, there was less unity on how adversarial a public position the group should take.

A humpback whale jumps in the surface of the Pacific Ocean at the Uramba Bahia Malaga National Natural Park in Colombia in 2018. Michael Packard says he was nearly swallowed by one such whale on Friday as he dove for lobsters off the coast of Provincetown
Sat, 06/12/2021 - 15:15

Michael Packard says he was trapped in the whale's mouth for 30 to 40 seconds before it tossed him back in the water, bruised but otherwise unharmed. Experts tell NPR such events are extremely rare.

Participants sit a Blue Origin space simulator during a conference on robotics and artificial intelligence in Las Vegas on June 5, 2019. On Saturday, Blue Origin announced that an unidentified bidder will pay $28 million for a suborbital flight on the company's New Shepard vehicle.
Sat, 06/12/2021 - 14:06

Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos is going up July 20 on a rocket made by his space exploration company Blue Origin. So is his brother. And now a mystery bidder has won an auction to join them.

Is it possible to tell a boring story that people will listen through to the end?
Sat, 06/12/2021 - 10:38

Even before Invisibilia looked into the viral sensation of Norwegian Slow TV, NPR has had its share of "ambient media" pieces, with stories dating back to the 1970s.

Joe Biden met with Vladimir Putin in Moscow in 2011, when Biden was U.S. vice president and Putin was Russia's prime minister. A decade later, the two will meet as presidents in Geneva on June 16.
Sat, 06/12/2021 - 09:53

Biden will instead hold a solo press conference, which a White House official called "the appropriate format to clearly communicate with the free press the topics that were raised in the meeting."

This Jan. 26, 1965, file photo shows Mildred Loving and her husband Richard P Loving. Bernard S. Cohen, who successfully challenged a Virginia law banning interracial marriage.
Sat, 06/12/2021 - 07:06

"Loving Day" celebrates the historic ruling in Loving v. Virginia, which declared unconstitutional a Virginia law prohibiting mixed-race marriage — and legalized interracial marriage in every state.

Sat, 06/12/2021 - 07:05

President Daniel Ortega continues to crack down on political opponents, jailing at least seven potential challengers in November's presidential election.

Sat, 06/12/2021 - 07:05

The latest from Joe Biden's first overseas trip as President, attending the G7 meeting in Cornwall, UK.

Clippings from the <em>Great Falls Tribune</em> were part of the Cascade County Sheriff's Office investigative file into the 1956 murders of Patricia Kalitzke and Lloyd Duane Bogle.
Sat, 06/12/2021 - 07:00

It's one of the oldest criminal cases cracked with the new DNA technology. The murders of teen sweethearts Lloyd Duane Bogle and Patricia Kalitzke had gone unsolved for more than 60 years.

A March 21 attack by the Assad regime forces and Iran-backed terrorist groups targeted a hospital in Aleppo, killing six civilians and injuring 15. Above: A view of the damaged site.
Sat, 06/12/2021 - 06:04

It was a decision that appalled and angered Syrian opposition groups and international medical organizations. On May 28 Syria was appointed to the World Health Organization's Executive Board.

The American Kennel Club describes Biewer terriers as happy-go-lucky dogs with energetic personalities.
Sat, 06/12/2021 - 06:01

A Barbet, a Biewer terrier, a Belgian Laekenois and a Dogo Argentino are the newest breeds to compete at the 145th show, being held for the first time outside New York City because of the pandemic.

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