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Aubrey Plaza plays a fraudster in the mostly engrossing ‘Emily the Criminal’
ARTS
Justin Chang | August 15, 2022
Audrey Plaza plays a an art-school dropout who resorts to credit card fraud in Emily the Criminal. Courtesy of Sundance Institute For a while now, it's seemed as if there's no role too absurd or outrageous for Aubrey Plaza to play: an Instagram stalker in Ingrid Goes West, a naughty ...
Sen. Rand Paul wants to repeal the Espionage Act amid the Mar-a-Lago investigation
NATIONAL
Juliana Kim | August 15, 2022
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., is calling for the repeal of the Espionage Act. Greg Nash | Pool/Getty Images Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., is calling for the Espionage Act to be repealed amid a federal investigation into the possible mishandling of government records and classified documents that were found at former ...
R. Kelly is going on trial in Chicago after being convicted in New York
NATIONAL
Shauneen Miranda | August 15, 2022
R. Kelly's federal trial is about to begin. He is charged with 13 counts involving child pornography and obstruction of justice. E. Jason Wambsgans | Getty Images R. Kelly, the convicted sex offender and disgraced singer, is on trial — again. Jury selection begins Monday for the 55-year-old's federal trial ...
‘Legacy’ offers a blander history of the LA Lakers ‘Showtime’ era
NEWS
Eric Deggans | August 15, 2022
Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss poses with the NBA Championship trophy after Game 6 of the NBA Finals on May 16, 1980 at the Spectrum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Rich Pilling | NBAE via Getty Images It's tough to escape the feeling that Hulu's docuseries Legacy: The True Story of ...
Drought is driving elephants closer to people. The consequences can be deadly
SCIENCE
Tendai Marima | August 15, 2022
Elephants at a water pan in Hwange National Park in north western Zimbabwe. The sanctuary has a capacity for 15,000 elephants, but it currently hosts more than 45,000 according to ZimParks, the country's wildlife management authority. Tendai Marima for NPR The season of searing temperatures will soon begin in northwestern ...
Why scientists have pumped a potent greenhouse gas into streams on public lands
SCIENCE
Nell Greenfieldboyce | August 15, 2022
Blacktail Deer Creek in Yellowstone National Park, seen here in a 2019 photo from the ecological study known as NEON, is one site where researchers have bubbled sulfur hexafluoride into the water. NEON A massive ecological study that's happening across the United States, and which is designed to track the ...
This group’s wiped out $6.7 billion in medical debt, and it’s just getting started
HEALTH
Yuki Noguchi | August 15, 2022
Terri Logan (right) practices music with her daughter, Amari Johnson (left), at their home in Spartanburg, S.C. When Logan's daughter was born premature, the medical bills started pouring in and stayed with her for years. Then, a few months ago, she discovered a nonprofit had paid off her debt. Juan ...
For this 89-year-old Gullah Geechee chef, cooking is about heart
ARTS
Anastasia Tsioulcas | August 15, 2022
Emily Meggett, the author of Gullah Geechee Home Cooking. Meggett published her cookbook at age 89. Clay Williams | Courtesy of Abrams Lots of home cooks would be excited to get a book deal. In the case of one home chef, she got that opportunity at the age of 89 ...
A year on, the Taliban savor victory, while other Afghans pay the price
WORLD
Diaa Hadid, Fazelminallah Qazizai | August 15, 2022
Kabul is awash in men and boys on rickety bicycles, because they can no longer afford the price of a bus ticket or a taxi. Diaa Hadid | NPR PATAN KHEL, Afghanistan — "How beautiful is the spring of freedom!" exclaims elegant Pashto graffiti on a highway stop out of ...