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October 20, 2021
Havana Syndrome: Over 200 Cases Documented Yet Cause Remains A Mystery
Growing cases of diplomats and federal employees reporting symptoms of Havana Syndrome have researchers looking into the causes of this mysterious illness.
October 19, 2021
Colin Powell's Complicated Legacy
This: Colin Powell will be remembered as a trailblazer in his military and public service. But his legacy is overshadowed by a conflict the U.S. is still grappling with today.
October 18, 2021
The Trial For The Killing Of Ahmaud Arbery
Arbery's shooting has drawn intense national scrutiny, happening around the same time that racial justice protests were erupting in response to police killings.
October 17, 2021
BONUS: 'Nina' And 'Just Us' Offer Ways To Start A Conversation On Race
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October 15, 2021
Desperate Times, Desperate Measures As Water Runs Short In The West
Farmers are preparing to flood their fields to replenish aquifers, while ranchers are selling off parts of their herds and worried about feeding the rest.
October 14, 2021
Remembering an Abortion Rights Activist Who Spurned the Spotlight
Abortion-rights activist Patricia Maginnis died in August at age 93. In the years before Roe, she demanded direct, immediate action on abortion.
October 13, 2021
Social Media Misinformation Stokes A Worsening Civil War In Ethiopia
In Ethiopia, old ethnic tensions are being stoked in new ways. And that means that a bloody civil war is likely entering an even more destructive phase.
October 12, 2021
Is China A Threat Or An Opportunity?
The U.S. isn't done sending a message to China. But that message continues to come at the expense of American companies.
October 11, 2021
Native Americans Take Over The Writers' Room and Tell Their Own Stories
In Rutherford Falls and Reservation Dogs, Native writers tell their own stories.
October 10, 2021
BONUS: Janet Jackson Once Had 'Control' of the Charts
Janet Jackson's Control turns 35 this week. NPR's Sam Sanders of It's Been A Minute investigated the album's making and legacy to commemorate the anniversary.
October 8, 2021
R. Kelly, Britney Spears, And The Rise Of 'Consequence Culture'
In the age of true crime shows and bingeable TV, what we watch on a screen may have a real impact in a courtroom.
October 7, 2021
For Facebook, A Week Of Upheaval Unlike Any Other
The company's worldwide, multi-platform outage and whistleblower complaints both reveal the same thing: just how powerful Facebook has become.
October 6, 2021
America's Other Drug Crisis: New Efforts To Fight A Surge In Meth
Meth-related overdoses have tripled in recent years. It's gotten so bad that one state is close to adopting a program that would pay users to stay clean.
October 5, 2021
Kids Born Today Could Face Up To 7 Times More Climate Disasters
Climate change isn't just destroying homes and communities. It's causing grief and uncertainty over what the future holds.
October 4, 2021
The U.S. Has Passed Its Delta Peak — With More Vaccine Rules Coming
The delta surge is fading in the U.S. — and vaccinate rates will continue to climb as workplaces put vaccine rules into effect.
October 3, 2021
BONUS: Goodbye, Climate Jargon. Hello, Simplicity!
A recent study found that some of the most common terms in climate science are confusing to the general public.
October 1, 2021
The Best Song Japanese Breakfast Says She's Written Is For A Video Game
Japanese Breakfast tried to create a soundtrack people would never get tired of hearing during hours of gameplay and would connect them to the main character's journey.
September 30, 2021
Redistricting: What Happens When The Party With Power Gives Themselves More
Political parties in Texas and elsewhere are using redistricting to grow their majorities.
September 29, 2021
Why A Growing Number Of Haitian Migrants Are Headed To The U.S.
Haitians are fleeing anti-immigrant sentiment, a pandemic economy, and new government policies — all factors that are not going away anytime soon.
September 28, 2021
The Global Supply Chain Is Still A Mess. When Will It Get Better?
Shipping delays, supply issues, and labor shortages have made the global supply chain a mess. An economist explains when things might improve.