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A former deputy gets 18 years after 2 women drowned in a locked police van
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The Associated Press | May 19, 2022
Responders congregate near where two women drowned when they were locked in a Horry County Sheriff's department transport van in Marion County, S.C. Gerald Herbert | AP COLUMBIA, S.C. — A former deputy in South Carolina whose police van was swept away by floodwaters in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, ...
This NPR host lost her wallet, but the way it was returned has stuck with her
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Brigid McCarthy, Laura Kwerel | May 19, 2022
NPR's Mary Louise Kelly, host of All Things Considered, found her own unsung hero when a stranger reached out to tell her he found her wallet that she had lost on a walk home. Nicholas J. Boyle This story is part of the My Unsung Hero series from the Hidden ...
Russia-Ukraine war: What happened today (May 19)
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NPR Staff | May 19, 2022
President Biden, Finland's President Sauli Niinisto and Sweden's Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson deliver remarks in the Rose Garden at the White House on Thursday. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images As Thursday draws to a close in Kyiv and in Moscow, here are the key developments of the day: Russia said another 771 ...
Jan. 6 panel wants answers from lawmaker it says led a Capitol tour before the attack
POLITICS
Claudia Grisales | May 19, 2022
Rep. Barry Loudermilk, R-Ga., speaks during the Elections Subcommittee field hearing on 'Voting Rights and Election Administration in Florida' at the Broward County Governmental Center on May 06, 2019 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Joe Raedle | Getty Images Updated May 20, 2022 at 4:35 PM ET The House Select Committee ...
FDA head says baby formula factory could reopen in the next week or two
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The Associated Press | May 19, 2022
Infant formula made by a subsidiary of Reckitt is stacked on a table during a baby formula drive to help with the shortage on Saturday in Houston. The FDA announced a preliminary agreement with Abbott, a competitor, to restart production at a Michigan factory. David J. Phillip | AP WASHINGTON ...
After the Buffalo slayings, parents struggle through talks with their children
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Alana Wise | May 19, 2022
Rev. Denise O. Walden-Glenn and Alia Williams each raise a fist— a symbol of solidarity and Black power— at the VOICE office in Buffalo, New York. Alana Wise/NPR BUFFALO, N.Y. — The mass shooting in a Buffalo grocery store that police say was committed by an 18-year-old man radicalized by ...
Oklahoma’s legislature passes a bill banning nearly all abortions
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Rina Torchinsky | May 19, 2022
Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt poses for a photo with the bill he signed, making it a felony to perform an abortion, punishable by up to 10 years in prison, on April 12, 2022, in Oklahoma City, following a bill signing ceremony. Sue Ogrocki | AP Oklahoma's legislature passed a bill ...
The CDC is investigating 180 cases of children with hepatitis. The cause is a mystery
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Rina Torchinsky | May 19, 2022
A sign at the entrance to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is seen on April 19 in Atlanta. Ron Harris | AP The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says it's investigating 180 pediatric patients with hepatitis of unknown cause. The cases, which have included five deaths, have ...
Vangelis, famed film composer and synth pioneer, dead at 79
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Andrew Limbong | May 19, 2022
The popular composer died in a hospital in Paris of heart failure. Georges Bendrihem | AFP via Getty Images Composer Vangelis, who gave the movie Chariots of Fire its signature synth-driven sound, has died. He was 79 years old. According to his assistant Lefteris Zermas, Vangelis died on the May ...