Experts say a Trump-backed charity is pushing the boundaries of tax law

NPR - Wed, 08/31/2022 - 02:06
Former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, right, and former Republican Sen. Jim DeMint, left, attend a summit organized by the America First Policy Institute on July 25, 2022. Meadows and DeMint have both been involved with the Conservative Partnership Institute, a nonprofit raising concerns among tax experts.

An NPR investigation has raised questions about whether the nonprofit Conservative Partnership Institute may be violating a legal ban on participating in political campaign activities.

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Mikhail Gorbachev: Remembering a warm-hearted and generous man

BBC World News - Wed, 08/31/2022 - 02:05
The BBC's Steve Rosenberg recalls his meetings with the late Mikhail Gorbachev over the past 20 years.
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It was the longest game in baseball history. And it made a hero of one man for a day

NPR - Wed, 08/31/2022 - 02:00

On April 18, 1981, two minor league teams met for an early season game of no real consequence. It would go down in history as one of the most extraordinary games ever.

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An ode to city parks: a climate refuge under pressure

NPR - Wed, 08/31/2022 - 02:00

Millions of people rely on city parks to recharge, cool off and connect. But climate change is threatening the very spaces that help us cope with the stresses of living on a hotter planet.

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A sudden homecoming for one of the people sent back to prison with no warning

NPR - Wed, 08/31/2022 - 02:00
The Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury, Conn., where Eva Cardoza spent 14 months.

Hours after a story aired on NPR's Morning Edition last week, a federal judge found "extraordinary circumstances" that called for Eva Cardoza's release from a federal prison in Connecticut.

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America's kids are going back to school. Not all of their teachers will join them

NPR - Wed, 08/31/2022 - 02:00

It's a new school year and Jake Miller is not setting up his classroom in Pennsylvania. He's not getting to know a new group of eighth-graders. After 15 years of teaching, he quit.

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This Mexican clinic is offering discreet abortions to Americans just over the border

NPR - Wed, 08/31/2022 - 02:00
Luisa García is the director of Profem Tijuana, a Mexican clinic that offers abortions and is near the border with the United States. In July, Americans made up an estimated 50% of patients seeking abortions there.

In May, Americans made up 25% of patients receiving abortions at one clinic in Tijuana. By July, it was an estimated 50%. The director believes it's due to cost, privacy and convenience.

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A Saudi woman gets a 45-year prison sentence for social media use that remains unclear

NPR - Wed, 08/31/2022 - 01:54

The 45-year prison sentence for Nourah bint Saeed al-Qahtani are renewing attention on Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's crackdown on dissent.

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Switzerland's vanishing glaciers threaten Europe's water supply

BBC World News - Wed, 08/31/2022 - 00:41
Ice in the Swiss Alps provides water for rivers, crops and the cooling of nuclear power stations.
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Taiwan fires live rounds at drones near outlying islands

BBC World News - Wed, 08/31/2022 - 00:20
It comes as Taiwan has complained of repeated harassment by Chinese drones close to its islands.
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China markets decline as Covid cases hit all provinces, factory output continues to shrink

CNN World News - Tue, 08/30/2022 - 23:14
Chinese markets declined on Wednesday as global investors continue to deal with the aftermath of Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell's hawkish speech at Jackson Hole last week, and the alarming spread of Covid in China.
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NBA star John Wall says emotional and physical hardships led him to consider suicide

NPR - Tue, 08/30/2022 - 23:13
John Wall is shown on Dec. 13, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia prior to tip-off at an NBA game.

John Wall has spent more than a decade in NBA and has been named an All-Star. But he says a series of injuries and personal hardships took a toll on his mental state.

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Nord Stream 1: Russia shuts major gas pipeline to Europe

BBC World News - Tue, 08/30/2022 - 22:39
European countries dismiss claims the pipeline needs repairs, saying the move is linked to Ukraine.
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Joseph Schooling: Singapore Olympic star suspended over cannabis scandal

BBC World News - Tue, 08/30/2022 - 22:37
The 27-year-old admitted to taking cannabis while overseas, in a controversy that has divided opinion.
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Life expectancy in the U.S. continues to drop, driven by COVID-19

NPR - Tue, 08/30/2022 - 22:37
Flags at the Washington Monument commemorate Americans who died from  COVID-19. In 2021, life expectancy in the U.S. fell for the second year in a row.

Americans' life expectancy dropped for the second year in a row and is now the lowest it's been since the 1920s. COVID-19 is driving the downward trend, according to CDC data.

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Documents 'likely concealed' at Donald Trump's Florida home - officials

BBC World News - Tue, 08/30/2022 - 22:04
They alleged agents were "explicitly prohibited" from searching a storage box at Mr Trump's mansion.
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Shantanu Deshpande: Bombay Shaving Co CEO criticised for 18-hour workday advice

BBC World News - Tue, 08/30/2022 - 22:01
Shantanu Deshpande suggested young people work 18-hour days at the start of their career.
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Trump team may have hidden or moved classified material

NPR - Tue, 08/30/2022 - 21:25

The Justice Department said Tuesday it had uncovered efforts to obstruct its investigation into the discovery of classified documents at former President Donald Trump's Florida estate

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'Starve or freeze to death': Millions of elderly Brits fear a grim choice this winter as costs spiral

CNN World News - Tue, 08/30/2022 - 21:09
When she first started to shed some weight, Yvonne DeBurgo quipped that she could afford to lose it.
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US Open: Emma Raducanu loses to Alize Cornet in New York

BBC World News - Tue, 08/30/2022 - 21:06
Emma Raducanu's return to the US Open - where she won the title as a qualifier last year - ends in a straight-set defeat by France's Alize Cornet in the first round.
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