Story of the Day

Story of the Day


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Zelenskyy reaches out to the U.S. for more aid to help end Russia's invasion

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy tells NPR's Steve Inskeep that additional foreign aid is necessary to beat back Russia's ambitions to expand across Europe.
22/09/2311m 17s

California's lawsuit says oil giants downplayed climate change. Here's what to know

California accuses oil companies of misleading the public on the dangers of fossil fuels for decades. The state demands they help fund recovery efforts after climate change-fueled disasters.
16/09/234m 12s

Who is Ruby Franke? What to know about the mommy vlogger accused of child abuse

For years, the Utah YouTube star sparked criticism for her parenting tactics. She was arrested this week after her malnourished son escaped out a window and ran to a nearby home, police said.
01/09/233m 17s

Affirmative action divided Asian Americans and other people of color. Here's how

Myths about affirmative action being discriminatory against Asian Americans helped spread a narrative that college admissions meant to increase diversity were actually racist.
02/07/236m 34s

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

The $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package is set to pass the House today on its way to President Biden's desk. Texas' statewide mask restrictions lift today. And, President Biden is reportedly appointing critics of big tech to key positions in his administration.
10/03/2113m 44s

Across The South, COVID-19 Vaccine Sites Missing From Black And Hispanic Neighborhoods

An NPR analysis of COVID-19 vaccination sites in major cities across the Southern U.S. reveals a racial disparity, with most sites located in whiter neighborhoods.
05/02/217m 42s

Even If It's 'Bonkers,' Poll Finds Many Believe QAnon And Other Conspiracy Theories

Misinformation about the election and the coronavirus is also gaining a foothold in American society, according to a new NPR/Ipsos poll.
30/12/204m 58s

Poll: Biden Expands Lead; A Third Of Country Says It Won't Get Vaccinated

The presumptive Democratic nominee now leads President Trump by 11 points. And more people are worried about the coronavirus, but 35% still say they won't get vaccinated when one's available.
14/08/203m 51s

CDC Employees Call Out Agency's 'Toxic Culture Of Racial Aggressions'

Pointing to the pandemic's disproportionate toll on people of color, over 1,200 workers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention call on the agency to declare racism a public health crisis.
13/07/204m 1s

Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan Is Out

McAleenan "wants to spend more time with his family and go to the private sector," President Trump tweeted. He is the latest casualty at the massive agency responsible for protecting U.S. borders.
12/10/193m 36s
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