Biden says he supports change in Senate filibuster rules for abortion rights
Barbara Sprunt | June 30, 2022
President Biden speaks during a news conference on the final day of the NATO summit in Madrid, Thursday, June 30, 2022. Susan Walsh | AP Updated June 30, 2022 at 11:46 AM ET President Biden said he would support changing the filibuster rules in the Senate to ensure that privacy ...
After a reprieve, a Louisiana clinic resumes abortions for anxious patients
Lauren Hodges, Sarah McCammon | June 30, 2022
Kathaleen Pittman, administrator at Hope Medical Group in Shreveport, watches local TV news discussing a temporary restraining order the clinic won on Monday against Louisiana's abortion bans. Sarah McCammon | NPR SHREVEPORT, La. — After days of uncertainty, a young mother from a small town in Texas finally made it ...
Ukraine wins back control over Snake Island
Emily Feng | June 30, 2022
A T-shirt, worn at a Berlin rally this month to support European aid to Ukraine, celebrates the Ukrainian soldiers on Snake Island who refused to surrender to Russian naval forces. Sean Gallup | Getty Images KYIV, Ukraine — Russia says it has evacuated its soldiers stationed on Snake Island, the ...
The barista uprising: Coffee shop workers ignite a union renewal
Andrea Hsu | June 30, 2022
Barista Steph Achter, who led the union campaign at the Milwaukee café now known as Likewise, has worked in different coffee shops for 17 years and wants others to be able to make a career of it as well. Darren Hauck for NPR As the wave of worker organizing at ...
Pete Buttigieg launches $1B pilot to build racial equity in America’s roads
The Associated Press | June 30, 2022
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg listens at an event in Philadelphia, on Jan. 14, 2022. Matt Rourke | AP WASHINGTON — Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg on Thursday launched a $1 billion first-of-its-kind pilot program aimed at helping reconnect cities and neighborhoods racially segregated or divided by road projects, pledging wide-ranging help ...
Travel the world without leaving your home with these 10 books
Rachel Martin, Miranda Mazariegos, Maureen Pao | June 30, 2022
Various/Emily Bogle for NPR After two years of being stuck at home during the pandemic, people are ready to get out into the world. You can grin and bear the high price of getting on an airplane these days — or transport yourself through the pages of a good book. ...
Still testing positive after day 10? How to decide when to end your COVID isolation
Will Stone | June 30, 2022
The science isn't entirely settled on whether a rapid antigen test indicates whether a person is still contagious. Massimiliano Finzi | Getty Images Many Americans have wrestled with this dilemma at some point during the pandemic, yet it still seems to come up again and again: When can you stop ...
Nuclear power is gaining support after years of decline. But old hurdles remain
Laura Benshoff | June 30, 2022
The Three Mile Island nuclear power plant shut down in 2019. Exelon Generation blamed the closure on a lack of state subsidies. Such subsidies are growing amid concerns that such closures abet climate change. Matt Rourke | AP At the Nuclear Energy Assembly in Washington, D.C., this June, speaker Maria ...
Ketanji Brown Jackson to be sworn in as first Black woman on the Supreme Court
Ximena Bustillo | June 30, 2022
Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson poses for a portrait on Feb. 18, 2022. Jacquelyn Martin | AP Ketanji Brown Jackson will be sworn in Thursday at noon as the 116th Supreme Court justice and the first Black woman to serve on the high court. Watch the ceremony at 12 p.m. ET ...