Just Do It: How the iconic Nike tagline built a career for the late Dan Wieden

NPR - Thu, 10/06/2022 - 02:00

Advertising legend and creator of the iconic Nike slogan, "Just Do It" Dan Wieden died last week at the age of 77, leaving behind a legacy that changed the industry.

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After a deadly mass shooting, the DOJ is launching an anti-hate initiative in Buffalo

NPR - Thu, 10/06/2022 - 02:00

The new initiative is a broader effort by the Justice Department that it plans to launch across all 94 United States attorneys' offices over the next year.

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Medical debt ruined her credit. 'It's like you're being punished for being sick'

NPR - Thu, 10/06/2022 - 02:00

New policies to keep medical bills from sinking credit ratings sound good but will likely fall short for many hit hardest by debt — especially Black Americans in the South, such as Penelope Wingard.

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Biden has $52 billion for semiconductors. Today, work begins to spend that windfall

NPR - Thu, 10/06/2022 - 02:00
President Biden holds a semiconductor chip in this 2021 file photo. The White House is working out how to spend $52 billion that Congress has provided to spur U.S. chip manufacturing plants.

President Biden is touting new semiconductor investments in New York today. Back at the White House, a new team is meeting with cabinet members to work out how to spend $52 billion from Congress.

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NPR poll shows Biden's approval rating is up but there are warning signs for Democrats

NPR - Thu, 10/06/2022 - 02:00

The president's approval rating is up to 44%, but 7-in-10 people say the country is going in the wrong direction, and young and Black voters are among the least likely to vote this fall.

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Florida's property insurance market was already under stress. Ian could make it worse

NPR - Thu, 10/06/2022 - 02:00
A man stands in front of his destroyed house in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian in Matlacha, Florida on October 3, 2022.

Rampant litigation, costlier storms and rising reinsurance costs have all combined to make chaos in Florida's home insurance market. Now, some worry Ian could send even more insurers out of the state.

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One Florida community built to weather hurricanes endured Ian with barely a scratch

NPR - Thu, 10/06/2022 - 02:00
Mark Wilkerson with his solar-powered golf cart. He was one of the first 100 people to move into Babcock Ranch.

Hundreds of thousands of people in southwest Florida still don't have electricity or water. But Babcock Ranch, north of Fort Myers, was designed and built to withstand the most powerful storms.

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Ukraine war: 'Mother, I'm scared' - Zaporizhzhia city devastated by rocket attacks

BBC World News - Thu, 10/06/2022 - 01:35
Survivors retell their horrors after deadly attacks on the southern Zaporizhzhia city blamed on Russia.
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Thailand: At least 31 killed in attack on nursery

BBC World News - Thu, 10/06/2022 - 01:34
Many of the victims are said to be children after an ex-police officer attacks a daycare centre in northern Thailand.
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Greek cliff rescue in double migrant tragedy off Lesbos and Kythira

BBC World News - Thu, 10/06/2022 - 01:20
At least 16 women have died off Lesbos, after a boat hit rocks under a cliff elsewhere in Greece.
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Russian rockets slam into Ukrainian city near nuclear plant

NPR - Thu, 10/06/2022 - 01:16
People wait in line as humanitarian aid is distributed at the recaptured town of Lyman, Ukraine, Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022.

Seven Russian rockets slammed into residential buildings in Zaporizhzhia early Thursday, killing two people in the city close to Europe's biggest nuclear power plant, the governor of the region said.

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Elon Musk X: What life is like on a super-app in Asia

BBC World News - Thu, 10/06/2022 - 01:00
In Asia, super-apps are already a vital part of everyday life, with everything available at a click of a button.
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A kidnapped baby, parents and uncle are found dead in California

NPR - Thu, 10/06/2022 - 00:15
Merced County Sheriff Vern Warnke speaks at a news conference about the kidnapping of 8-month-old Aroohi Dheri, her mother Jasleen Kaur, her father Jasdeep Singh, and her uncle Amandeep Singh, in Merced, Calif., on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022.

A baby girl, her parents and uncle were found dead in a central California orchard two days after they were kidnapped at gunpoint from their business, police said.

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Taiwan will treat Chinese military flights into its airspace as 'first strike,' defense minister says

CNN World News - Thu, 10/06/2022 - 00:10
Chinese fighter jets or drones that intrude into Taiwan's territorial airspace will be regarded as a "first strike," Taiwan's Defense Minister warned Wednesday, as the island seeks to step-up its defenses in response to Beijing's military pressure.
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WHO alert over India-made cough syrups after deaths in The Gambia

BBC World News - Wed, 10/05/2022 - 23:09
The WHO says 66 deaths in The Gambia may be linked to four syrups made by an India-based firm.
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Indonesia football crush was a 'massacre' - man who lost family

BBC World News - Wed, 10/05/2022 - 23:05
Devi Athok's two daughters and their mother were killed in one of the worst disasters in football history.
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Gas prices are starting to take off again. More increases are on the way

CNN World News - Wed, 10/05/2022 - 22:56
Even before Wednesday's action by OPEC+ to cut oil production, US gas prices were on their way up. More price increases at the pump likely lay ahead.
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Child deaths in Gambia linked to cough syrups made in India, says WHO

CNN World News - Wed, 10/05/2022 - 21:31
The deaths of dozens of young children in Gambia from acute kidney injuries may be linked to contaminated cough and cold syrups made by an Indian drug manufacturer, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday.
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66 clinics stopped providing abortions in the 100 days since Roe fell

NPR - Wed, 10/05/2022 - 21:01

A new report assessed the impact of laws in the 15 states that have banned or heavily restricted abortion since June 24.

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Covid: Hong Kong to lure tourists with free air tickets

BBC World News - Wed, 10/05/2022 - 20:49
UK-based Virgin Atlantic said on Wednesday it will stop its Heathrow-Hong Kong services after 30 years.
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