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Jeopardy! contestant gets a second chance at the grand prize

Fri, 09/23/2022 - 5:57am

Martha Bath went home with just 40 bucks during her first appearance on Jeopardy! in 1972. This week, she won over $30,000.

A kindergartener's review of his packed lunch is raising money to fight hunger

Fri, 09/23/2022 - 5:57am

Abe Ndege told his mom on video her peanut butter and jelly sandwich was terrible. The viral sensation is now raising money for Feeding America.

Many Americans have recently gotten raises. But the bigger paychecks are an illusion

Fri, 09/23/2022 - 5:57am

Nearly two-thirds of Americans have gotten pay raises recently, according to a new poll from NPR and Marist. Where is that money going?

Russian-occupied areas of Ukraine begin illegal referenda

Fri, 09/23/2022 - 5:57am

Referenda began in Russian-occupied areas of Ukraine today. The voting is illegal under both Ukrainian and international law. But that hasn't stopped Moscow from going through with it.

Pianist Chad Lawson seeks to heal in new album

Fri, 09/23/2022 - 4:51am

Pianist and composer Chad Lawson releases a double album recorded at Abbey Road, joined on some tracks by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, violinist Esther Yoo and cellist/composer Peter Gregson.

(Image credit: Michael Zamora/NPR)

Stop thinking just about Election Day. We're in voting season now

Fri, 09/23/2022 - 4:00am

Voting for the midterms has started in some states. With more people voting early and mailing in ballots, elections are increasingly less about Election Day and more about what happens weeks earlier.

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Big Bank CEOS answer questions from lawmakers banking fraud protections

Fri, 09/23/2022 - 3:59am

Lawmakers grilled the CEOs of some of the country's biggest banks this week, on everything from cryptocurrencies to overdraft fees to their business relationships with China.

Japan's treatment of Ukrainians contrasts with its prior refugee policy

Fri, 09/23/2022 - 3:59am

Japan has taken in hundreds of Ukrainians fleeing Russia. Japan's embrace of the Ukrainians contrasts with the less than 1% of refugees from other nations that Tokyo has recently accepted.

Lousiana Jean Charles Choctaw Nation members reflect on their vanishing homeland

Fri, 09/23/2022 - 3:59am

For StoryCorps, members of a tribal community in Louisiana reflect on strong storms and a vanishing coastline that is costing them the land where they've lived and farmed for generations.

FEMA Officer describes Puerto Rico's recovery from Fiona so far

Fri, 09/23/2022 - 3:59am

FEMA Federal Coordinating Officer Robert Little discusses the recovery response in Puerto Rico, five days after Hurricane Fiona made landfall.

Global leaders meet in Pittsburgh for climate talks

Fri, 09/23/2022 - 3:59am

Officials from around the world are meeting in Pittsburgh to discuss global climate change efforts. The event comes as leaders prepare to meet this fall for the next U.N. climate summit in Egypt.

After the Uvalde shooting, some parents feel called to politics

Fri, 09/23/2022 - 3:59am

The shooting at Robb Elementary School has motivated many parents whose children were killed to become politically active. They're running for office and advocating for stricter gun laws.

Why authorities can't quell the protests in Iran

Fri, 09/23/2022 - 3:59am

NPR's Steve Inskeep speaks with Professor Nahid Siamdoust of the University of Texas at Austin's Department of Middle Eastern Studies about large popular protests in Iran.

How "wash trading" is perpetuating crypto fraud

Fri, 09/23/2022 - 3:59am

The enormous number of fake Bitcoin trades may be traced to an age-old practice used to manipulate markets. It's called "wash trading."

How the Biden administration's climate goals align with the military

Fri, 09/23/2022 - 3:59am

The Pentagon held its first ever Energy Expo this week. One conclusion? The best way to sell the military on green tech may be to make sure it's lethal.

Migration Policy Institute discusses which states shoulder the burden of immigration

Fri, 09/23/2022 - 3:59am

NPR's Steve Inskeep asks Muzaffar Chishti a senior fellow at the Migration Policy Institute, about the impact of immigration policy on U.S. communities.

Morning news brief

Fri, 09/23/2022 - 3:59am

Referenda began in Russian-occupied areas of Ukraine today. The flu might be coming back strong this year. Leaders meet in Pittsburgh for climate talks.

Flu is expected to flare up in U.S. this winter, raising fears of a 'twindemic'

Fri, 09/23/2022 - 3:59am

After virtually disappearing for the last two years, there are troubling clues that the flu could come roaring back this year, to cause trouble alongside COVID.

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Boeing will pay $200 million to settle SEC charges over 737 Max crashes

Thu, 09/22/2022 - 5:39pm

The SEC charges Boeing and its former CEO Dennis Muilenburg "with making materially misleading public statements" following 737 Max crashes in 2018 and 2019 that killed 346 people.

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Where the Colorado River crisis is hitting home

Thu, 09/22/2022 - 9:00am

A reckoning has come for cities and farms in the desert Southwest that were built to rely on the Colorado River.

(Image credit: Kirk Siegler/NPR)

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