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House Democrats Pass Bill To Make D.C. The 51st State
POLITICS
Barbara Sprunt | April 22, 2021
Activists take part in a March rally near the U.S. Capitol in support of statehood for Washington, D.C. One month later, the House of Representatives passed a bill 216-208 that would make D.C. the nation's 51st state.Mandel Ngan | AFP via Getty Images The U.S. House of Representatives has once ...
Why Did The Chicken Befriend The Widow? Find Out In This Plucky Italian Novella
ARTS
Maureen Corrigan | April 22, 2021
Europa Editions The chicken made me read it. It's not often that I can pay tribute to a book in those words, but Nives, a short novel by Italian writer Sacha Naspini newly translated into English, won me over in its opening pages where a freshly widowed older woman living ...
Out Of Thin Air: NASA Rover Makes Oxygen From Martian Atmosphere
NEWS
Scott Neuman, Joe Palca | April 22, 2021
Technicians at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory lower an instrument known as MOXIE, or the Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment, into the belly of the Perseverance rover. NASA announced the instrument had produced oxygen from the Martian atmosphere.NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory-Caltech After making the first powered flight on another world, NASA's ...
Supreme Court Rejects Restrictions On Life Without Parole For Juveniles
POLITICS
Nina Totenberg | April 22, 2021
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled against placing curbs on sentencing juveniles to life in prison without parole.J. Scott Applewhite | AP The U.S. Supreme Court, in a 6-3 vote, ruled Thursday that a judge need not make a finding of "permanent incorrigibility" before sentencing a juvenile offender to life without ...
Q&A: Documentary Unravels Twisted Knots Of QAnon Movement
POLITICS
Domenico Montanaro | April 22, 2021
Supporters of then-President Donald Trump fly a U.S. flag with a symbol from the QAnon conspiracy theory as they gather outside the Capitol on Jan. 6 ahead of the insurrection.Win McNamee | Getty Images The insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 was predictable if you were following message ...
Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations, Publisher Suspends Shipping Of Blake Bailey Book
ARTS
Elizabeth Blair, Meghan Collins Sullivan | April 22, 2021
Philip Roth: The Biography, by Blake BaileyW.W. Norton W.W. Norton is suspending publication of a new Philip Roth biography in light of allegations of sexual misconduct by its author Blake Bailey. According to The Times Picayune/New Orleans Advocate, Bailey, who was an eighth grade English teacher in New Orleans in ...
Surprise: The Charge For His Spine Surgery After A Car Crash Topped $700,000
HEALTH
Julie Appleby | April 22, 2021
A car accident in 2019 smashed six of Mark Gottlieb's teeth and severely damaged four vertebrae. The spinal surgery he needed as a result led to medical bills that exhausted the personal injury coverage in his auto insurance.Erica Seryhm Lee for KHN Mark Gottlieb's life changed in an instant when ...
Time Running Out To Rescue 53 Sailors Aboard Missing Indonesian Submarine
WORLD
Scott Neuman | April 22, 2021
An Indonesian navy ship searches for the submarine KRI Nanggala 402 that went missing this week in the waters off Bali.Eric Ireng | AP Rescuers scouring the Bali Sea for a stricken Indonesian submarine with 53 sailors aboard are hoping the crew could still be alive, but as the hours ...
‘Drawing Inspiration’ From Artists Who Make Their Mark On Paper, Not Canvas
ARTS
Susan Stamberg | April 22, 2021
Alyssa Monks, Transfixed (drawing), 2020, vine charcoal on paperCopyright Alyssa Monks | Courtesy of Forum Gallery, New York What's your guess? Is that a photograph? The face is so close and specific. Did the photographer hold the camera in one hand, and an umbrella in the other? Maybe want to ...