China halts climate and military dialogue with the U.S. over Pelosi's Taiwan visit
China said it is canceling or suspending dialogue with the U.S. on a range of issues from climate change to military relations and anti-drug efforts in retaliation for Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan.
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Covid-19: North Korea claims to have recovered from outbreak
Watch: Waterspout caught on camera in US
Abortion rights supporters and opponents look for lessons from the Kansas vote
Kentucky has a similar measure on the ballot, and another is expected in Michigan. But even as advocates analyze the results, they warn that messaging that worked in Kansas may not work nationwide.
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China-Taiwan: Joseph Wu defends US Speaker Pelosi's visit
A jury will decide if Alex Jones has to pay punitive damages to Sandy Hook parents
Jones is being sued for defamation by the parents of a first grader killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012 for saying the school shooting was a hoax on his radio show.
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Russia is ready to discuss prisoner swap with US after Griner conviction
Amnesty International says Ukraine's military has been risking its civilians' lives
A report says Ukraine placed its forces near noncombatants, putting them in danger. Government officials say they evacuate civilians from combat areas, and that the report depicts "a false reality."
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A Banksy painting that was sprayed in the West Bank resurfaces in Tel Aviv
The relocation of the painting — a slingshot-toting rat and likely intended to protest the Israel occupation — raises ethical questions about the removal of artwork from occupied territory.
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Attendance at Yellowstone National Park plummets after road washouts in June
Yellowstone visitation is down 40% after historic floods washed out roads. One neighboring town is struggling to survive, so park officials have opened a temporary road to try to help.
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How 3 presidents announced the deaths of terrorist leaders and what it says about them
The way Barack Obama, Donald Trump and Joe Biden announced the deaths of terrorist chiefs revealed much about their own leadership.
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What Biden's low approval ratings and high-profile wins could mean for the midterms
While midterms are typically a challenge for the party in power, two Democratic strategists say Biden's recent wins — and the threat of Republican control of Congress — could galvanize voters.
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Democratic strategists take stock of President Biden's job performance
President Biden has a low overall approval rating. NPR's Asma Khalid talks to Democratic strategists Ben LaBolt and Chris Hunley about Democrats options ahead of midterm elections.
New data sheds light on one method to combat election lies
Positive messaging about democratic values like freedom and unity seems to have a meaningful effect on whether voters say they trust voting results.
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China's military drills around Taiwan show how it is closing the gap with the U.S.
A series of military drills launched in the wake of Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan this week show how China's military has made dramatic gains since the last crisis over the island democracy.
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New Zealand considers changing its name to confront its troubled colonial past
As the people of New Zealand confront their nation's troubled past with colonization, a return to the Maori name of Aotearoa is being presented to a parliamentary committee.
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GOP governors sent buses of migrants to D.C. — with no plan for what came next
For months, governors of Texas and Arizona have been sending charter buses full of migrants to Washington D.C. Neither the local nor federal government greets them when they arrive.
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We visited a Taliban leader's compound to examine his vision for Afghanistan
On the day a U.S. drone strike killed the leader of al-Qaida in Afghanistan, NPR sat down for an interview with the man in charge of the country's defense.
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An animal tranquilizer is making street drugs even more dangerous
The sedative xylazine is starting to permeate illegal opioids and cocaine. It does not respond to naloxone, an overdose reversal medication, and may be to blame for grisly injuries and infections.
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