News: National

How social-emotional learning became a frontline in the battle against CRT
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Meg Anderson | September 26, 2022
Lucy Engleman for NPR It's hard to pinpoint when exactly the questions started coming in. Angelyn Nichols, an administrator for Virginia Beach City Public Schools, thinks it was sometime in early 2021. What she does know is that no one really expected them in the first place, and no one ...
How some businesses flounder with Hispanic Heritage Month marketing efforts
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Dustin Jones | September 26, 2022
Women hold flags during the national anthem in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month before an NFL game on Sept. 18. The NFL has launched its Por La Cultura campaign. Ron Jenkins | AP As companies mark Hispanic Heritage Month, recent high-profile mistakes are demonstrating what not to do, just as ...
Hurricane Ian strengthens to a Category 3 storm as it takes aim at Florida
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Bill Chappell | September 26, 2022
Hurricane Ian's center is approaching western Cuba and the storm is expected to move toward Florida, triggering a series of alerts and flood warnings. This satellite image was captured shortly after 2 p.m. ET Monday. NOAA/NESDIS/STAR Updated September 27, 2022 at 5:16 AM ET Hurricane Ian is projected to bring ...
Elton John was moved to tears by a surprise award from President Biden
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Juliana Kim | September 25, 2022
Sir Elton John speaks after being presented with the National Humanities Medal by President Biden as first lady Jill Biden looks on during an event at the South Lawn of the White House on Friday. Alex Wong | Getty Images Elton John has seen a lot in his more than ...
Tropical Storm Ian is tracking toward Florida and may soon hit hurricane status
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The Associated Press | September 25, 2022
This satellite image provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows Tropical Storm Ian over the central Caribbean on Saturday. NOAA via AP Updated September 25, 2022 at 7:40 PM ET TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Authorities and residents in Florida were keeping a cautious eye on Tropical Storm Ian as ...
The Cherokee Nation is renewing its push for a nonvoting delegate in Congress
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Joe Hernandez | September 24, 2022
Kimberly Teehee, right, and Cherokee Nation principal chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. speak to the media in 2019 after Hoskin nominated Teehee to be the Cherokee Nation's first delegate to Congress. Sue Ogrocki | AP In 1835, U.S government officials and members of the Cherokee Nation signed the Treaty of New ...
Fiona’s floods devastated their homes. These residents are ready to start over
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Greg Allen | September 24, 2022
The coastal communities of Salinas near the Rio Nigua experienced massive flooding during Hurricane Fiona. Gabriella N. Báez for NPR SALINAS, Puerto Rico — In Puerto Rico, perhaps no community saw more devastation from Hurricane Fiona than Salinas, a small city on the island's southern coast. More than 30 inches ...
The Puerto Rican diaspora leverages lessons from Hurricane Maria to help after Fiona
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Member stations report | September 24, 2022
This aerial picture taken on Tuesday shows Utuado, Puerto Rico, after Hurricane Fiona struck the island earlier in the week. AFP via Getty Images As Hurricane Fiona makes its way north, we're learning more about how vulnerable Puerto Rico's power system remains five years after Hurricane Maria. And as the ...