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Here are the Books We Love: 160+ great 2022 reads recommended by NPR
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Natalie Escobar, Maureen Pao, Meghan Collins Sullivan | June 30, 2022
NPR Books We Love is NPR's interactive reading guide. In the past, it's been a year-end guide we put out annually. But this year, we've decided to offer it in summer and winter! This summer edition of Books We Love focuses on books that publish in the first six months ...
One man’s outsized role in shaping the Supreme Court and overturning Roe
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Jonaki Mehta, Courtney Dorning | June 30, 2022
The Federalist Society's Leonard Leo speaks to media at Trump Tower in 2016. Carolyn Kaster | AP Last Friday morning, life in America changed dramatically when the U.S. Supreme Court overturned half a century of the federal right to an abortion. Most Americans support abortion rights, but a dedicated minority ...
Period tracker app Flo developing ‘anonymous mode’ to quell post-Roe privacy concerns
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Amina Kilpatrick | June 30, 2022
LOIC VENANCE | AFP via Getty Images Period tracking app Flo has announced a new feature called "anonymous mode" that will allow users to remove their name, email address, and technical identifiers from their profile. Period trackers have faced scrutiny over privacy concerns in the wake of the Supreme Court's ...
3 LGBTQ diplomats see opportunity and crisis for queer people around the world
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Ari Shapiro, Megan Lim, Mallory Yu | June 30, 2022
People attend the 2022 New York City Pride Parade. Roy Rochlin | Getty Images The world is at an inflection point for LBGTQ rights, as a mixture of opportunities and crises converge, according to an assessment from one of the world's few special envoys on queer rights. While notable progress ...
New Zealand’s government classifies the Proud Boys as a terrorist organization
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Ayana Archie | June 30, 2022
Proud Boys leader Henry "Enrique" Tarrio wears a hat that says The War Boys during a rally in Portland, Ore., Sept. 26, 2020. Tarrio, the former top leader of the Proud Boys, will remain jailed while awaiting trial on charges that he conspired with other members of the far-right extremist ...
Chinese leader Xi arrives in Hong Kong for 25th anniversary of handover
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The Associated Press | June 30, 2022
China's President Xi Jinping delivers a speech after arriving for the upcoming handover anniversary by train in Hong Kong, Thursday, June 30, 2022. Selim Chtayti | AP HONG KONG — Chinese leader Xi Jinping arrived in Hong Kong on Thursday ahead of the 25th anniversary of the British handover and ...
Dictator’s son Ferdinand Marcos Jr. takes oath as Philippine president
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The Associated Press | June 30, 2022
Incoming Philippine president Ferdinand Marcos Jr., left, and outgoing President Rodrigo Duterte, right, attend Marcos' inauguration ceremony in Manila, Philippines, Thursday, June 30, 2022. Francis R. Malasig | AP MANILA, Philippines — Ferdinand Marcos Jr., the namesake son of an ousted dictator, was sworn in as Philippine president Thursday in ...
Emmett Till’s family seeks the arrest of a woman after a 1955 warrant is found
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The Associated Press | June 29, 2022
An undated portrait of Emmett Till. AP A team searching a Mississippi courthouse basement for evidence about the lynching of Black teenager Emmett Till has found the unserved warrant charging a white woman in his 1955 kidnapping, and relatives of the victim want authorities to finally arrest her nearly 70 ...
Jan. 6 committee subpoenas Pat Cipollone, Trump’s former White House counsel
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NPR Washington Desk | June 29, 2022
White House Counsel Pat Cipollone, left, is seen with Keith Kellog, center, national security adviser to Vice President Mike Pence, watching Marine One carrying President Donald Trump leave the White House ahead of President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration on Jan. 20, 2021. Mandel Ngan | AFP via Getty Images The House ...
The dealer that sold the gun used in the Oxford High School shooting is being sued
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Jaclyn Diaz | June 29, 2022
Students stand outside Oxford High School, near memorial items that were placed after the November 2021 shooting that took place at the Michigan school. Paul Sancya | AP The parents of a teen injured during the mass shooting at Oxford High School in Michigan last year are suing the dealer ...