Street Symphony plays in harmony with Skid Row's 'sacred spaces'

NPR - Mon, 06/27/2022 - 02:00

Vijay Gupta was a 19-year-old violin prodigy when he joined the LA Philharmonic. Now he runs Street Symphony, an organization bringing music to clinics, jails and homeless shelters on Skid Row.

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Poll: Majorities oppose Supreme Court's abortion ruling and worry about other rights

NPR - Mon, 06/27/2022 - 02:00

56% of Americans disapproved of the decision in an NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll conducted after it was announced. A similar number say it was motivated by politics — not law.

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Authors are protesting Amazon's e-book policy that allows users to read and return

NPR - Mon, 06/27/2022 - 02:00
A kindle e-book reader is pictured at the Book Fair in Frankfurt, Germany, in 2015.

Authors say readers are exploiting Amazon's seven-day return policy by using Amazon like a library and returning books after reading them.

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U.S. basketball star Brittney Griner is due in Russian court Monday

NPR - Mon, 06/27/2022 - 01:30

A trial date has not been announced for the American basketball star, who was arrested in Russia more than four months ago.

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WNBA star Brittney Griner is seen at court, but Russia extends her detention again

NPR - Mon, 06/27/2022 - 01:30
Basketball superstar Brittney Griner arrives Monday at a hearing at the Khimki Court, outside Moscow. Griner, a two-time Olympic gold medalist and a WNBA champion, was detained in February on charges of carrying vape cartridges containing cannabis oil.

The star with the U.S. Olympic and the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury was bracketed by four security officers and a dog as she was led down a stairwell to a courtroom for Monday's hearing.

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Tokyo warned of power crunch as Japan endures heat wave

NPR - Sun, 06/26/2022 - 23:56
People, some of them holding parasols, cross an intersection amid heat, in Tokyo, Monday, June 27, 2022.

Weather officials announce the earliest end to the country's annual summer rainy season since the Japan Meteorological Agency began keeping records in 1951.

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Sydney climate protests: Activists block streets and harbour tunnel

BBC World News - Sun, 06/26/2022 - 23:31
The protesters say their actions are urgently needed, but police label them "violent" and "erratic".
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Major transgender beauty contest crowns this year's queen

CNN World News - Sun, 06/26/2022 - 23:30
Filipina beauty queen Fuschia Anne Ravena has been named winner of Miss International Queen 2022, a contest described by organizers as the world's largest beauty pageant for transgender women.
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Camouflaged figures lurking in the bush expose Australia's angst over climate activists

CNN World News - Sun, 06/26/2022 - 21:54
Climate activists were sharing toast and coffee at a private campsite in mountains outside Sydney last Sunday when someone noticed movement on a nearby slope.
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Stars use BET Awards stage to criticize Roe v. Wade ruling

NPR - Sun, 06/26/2022 - 21:28
Janelle Monae presents the award for best female R&B/pop artist at the BET Awards on Sunday, June 26, 2022, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

Hosts and entertainers at the annual show recognizing Black excellence in the arts and sports criticize the recent Supreme Court decision the landmark overturning Roe v. Wade.

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Japan urges 37 million people to switch off lights

BBC World News - Sun, 06/26/2022 - 21:22
Officials have asked people in Tokyo and its surrounding area to turn off lights amid a heatwave.
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G7 summit: Leader detail $600bn plan to rival China's Belt and Road initiative

BBC World News - Sun, 06/26/2022 - 21:12
The revamped plan will see fresh funds being injected into development projects in Asia and Africa.
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The Colorado Avalanche have won its first Stanley Cup in 21 years

NPR - Sun, 06/26/2022 - 20:59
Colorado Avalanche center Nazem Kadri lifts the Stanley Cup after the team defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 in Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals on Sunday, June 26, 2022, in Tampa, Fla.

The Avalanche's Cale Makar was awarded the series' most valuable player.

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Ukraine war: Zelensky to address G7 as Russian missiles hit cities

BBC World News - Sun, 06/26/2022 - 20:21
The Ukrainian president calls for more weapons and says partners "need to move faster".
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Sri Lanka struggling to secure fresh fuel supplies, minister says

CNN World News - Sun, 06/26/2022 - 19:04
Sri Lanka is struggling to secure fresh fuel supplies, a top government minister said on Sunday, as the crisis-hit country of 22 million people is down to just 15,000 tons of petrol and diesel to keep essential services running in the coming days.
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Nasa launches first rocket from Australian commercial spaceport

BBC World News - Sun, 06/26/2022 - 18:51
It is Nasa's first launch from a commercial site outside the US - and a landmark moment for Australia.
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6 political questions after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade

NPR - Sun, 06/26/2022 - 17:52
Thousands of abortion-rights activists gather in front of the U.S. Supreme Court after it overturned the landmark Roe v Wade case and erased a federal right to an abortion.

There are lots of questions about what happens now after the Supreme Court's ruling on Roe v. Wade. Here are six that have political implications.

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Afghanistan earthquake: Villagers report aftershocks but no aid

BBC World News - Sun, 06/26/2022 - 17:51
In a remote Afghan village residents fear a new earthquake and aid has not yet reached the nearest town.
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China and Hong Kong: The highs and lows since handover

BBC World News - Sun, 06/26/2022 - 17:06
From the Olympics to mass protests, here are five key moments in the 25 years since handover.
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Why do so many devastating earthquakes happen in Afghanistan?

BBC World News - Sun, 06/26/2022 - 17:04
At least 1,000 people have died in Afghanistan's worst earthquake in two decades
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