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Lizzo played James Madison’s crystal flute onstage in D.C., proving history rocks
NEWS
Rachel Treisman | September 28, 2022
Lizzo plays President James Madison's crystal flute in the flute vault at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. on Sept. 26, 2022. Shawn Miller/Library of Congress Some people visit Washington, D.C., for the tourist attractions, like monuments and museums. They probably don't expect to see history being made at ...
With staged referendums in Ukraine complete, Russia begins the annexation process
WORLD
Charles Maynes | September 28, 2022
A man glues a referendum poster reading "Yes" in Berdyansk, Ukraine, on Monday. Stringer | AFP via Getty Images MOSCOW — Moscow-backed separatist leaders in occupied areas of Ukraine moved quickly to issue formal appeals to join the Russian Federation on Wednesday — just hours after claiming overwhelming numbers of ...
Ian just shy of a Category 5 hurricane as it nears Florida
NATIONAL
The Associated Press | September 28, 2022
Updated September 28, 2022 at 10:57 AM ET ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Hurricane Ian rapidly intensified as it neared landfall along Florida's southwest coast Wednesday morning, gaining top winds of 155 mph, just shy of the most dangerous Category 5 status. Damaging winds and rain lashed the state, and forecasters ...
Lambchop’s long and winding road
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Grayson Haver Currin | September 28, 2022
Kurt Wagner performs with Lambchop in September at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. Erik Westra | Courtesy of the artist Lambchop records almost always begin with the musical equivalent of an interrobang — a moment so simultaneously surprising and uncanny, you have little choice but to keep listening and ...
Creators of ‘I Like Your Hair’ hope to change how people with alopecia are treated
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Trisha Pickelhaupt, Natalie Marinides, Paris Benson | September 28, 2022
Trisha Pickelhaupt, Natalie Marinides and Paris Benson September is Alopecia Awareness Month, intended to be a time to educate people about the condition — an autoimmune condition that damages hair follicles and causes hair loss — and to support those who live with it. "I Like Your Hair" is an ...
Hurricane Ian is now a Category 4 storm. Here are resources for Florida’s homeless
NEWS
Ayana Archie | September 28, 2022
This GOES-East GeoCcolor satellite image taken at 10:10 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022, and provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), shows Hurricane Ian over the Gulf of Mexico. Ian tore into western Cuba as a major hurricane Tuesday, knocking out power to the entire country ...
Oregon Shakespeare Festival focuses on expansion – but is not without its critics
ARTS
Bilal Qureshi | September 28, 2022
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Artistic Director Nataki Garrett stands inside the Allen Elizabethan Theatre in Ashland, Ore. She recently programmed her first full season but not everyone has embraced her new approach. Michael Sullivan for NPR After two years of pandemic closures, audiences are back at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Founded ...
Will Bed Bath & Beyond sink like Sears or rise like Best Buy?
NATIONAL
Alina Selyukh | September 28, 2022
Bed Bath & Beyond is working on yet another turnaround after a series of crises and missteps. Bruce Bennett | Getty Images It's hard to overstate the bumpiness of the rollercoaster ride that Bed Bath & Beyond has been on this year: its rise and crash as a meme stock, ...
Some hospitals rake in high profits while their patients are loaded with medical debt
HEALTH
Noam Levey | September 28, 2022
Aerial view of downtown Fort Worth, Texas. Some hospitals in Texas and around the U.S. are seeing high profits, even as their bills force patients into debt. Of the nation's 20 most populous counties, none has a higher concentration of medical debt than Tarrant County, home to Fort Worth. Jupiterimages ...
Florida’s population has skyrocketed. That could make Hurricane Ian more destructive
NATIONAL
Becky Sullivan | September 28, 2022
Eastbound traffic crowds Interstate 275 as people evacuate before the arrival of Hurricane Ian in Tampa, Fla., on Tuesday. Ricardo Arduengo | AFP via Getty Images No state in the eastern U.S. has grown faster in recent years than Florida, which has added nearly 3 million residents since 2010. Now, ...