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Brazil's Senate recommends charging Bolsonaro with mishandling pandemic A Senate panel recommends a number of charges against the Brazilian president, including crimes against humanity. But the chances that Jair Bolsonaro will be indicted look slim.
NPR.org | 34 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
He underpaid for a Mountain Dew by 43 cents. It nearly cost him 7 years in prison Prosecutors in Pennsylvania dropped a theft count against Joseph Sobolewski, who because of the state's three-strikes law saw the original charge against him treated as a felony.
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Texas' new law restricts transgender athletes' participation on school sports teams Texas is the latest state to prohibit transgender youth from playing on sports teams that align with their gender identity.
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Why Puerto Rico leads the U.S. in COVID vaccine rate and what states can learn The highest rate of COVID-19 vaccination in the United States is not in a liberal-leaning Northeastern or West Coast state. It's in a place with a notably different political culture.
NPR.org | 1 hour, 39 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Benny watched his house drift away. Now, his community wants better storm protection Residents of and around Jean Lafitte, La. say they haven't seen storm damage like this before. And they say the federal government could have done more for them as it did for the city upriver.
NPR.org | 1 hour, 58 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Once again, the U.S. has failed to take sweeping climate action. Here's why Most Americans want the government to tackle climate change, but decades of industry lobbying and misinformation have repeatedly worked together to prevent meaningful action.
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Josh Cavallo is the first male top-level footballer to come out as gay The Adelaide United midfielder announced that he was gay in a video posted to the team's Twitter account Tuesday night.
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The Biden team is scrambling to slow a crushing wave of drug overdose deaths Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra is rolling out a new plan to slow drug deaths, which he says will include controversial measures such as clean needles and fentanyl test strips.
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What we know (and don't) about the accidental shooting on the set of 'Rust' Authorities are giving updates on Wednesday about their investigation into the fatal incident. Criminal charges remain possible in the case.
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Merck will allow drug makers in other countries to make its COVID-19 pill The drug, known as molnupiravir, has shown promise in treating the disease. The agreement to license its production could help millions of people in the developing world gain access to it.
NPR.org | 3 hours ago | comment? | recommend