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Congress returns to tight deadlines on government funding, Biden's agenda and more Lawmakers return from the Thanksgiving holiday break with a pile up of critical legislation bills to fund the government, avoid a default on the nation's credit limit and a $2 T spending bill.
NPR.org | 15 hours, 45 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Jack Dorsey steps down as Twitter CEO; Parag Agrawal succeeds him He'll continue to head Square, the financial payments service. Dorsey has been criticized for leading both companies at once.
NPR.org | 16 hours, 13 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Jury selection begins today in Jussie Smollett criminal trial The former Empire actor is accused of lying to Chicago police about being the purported victim of a hate crime in Jan. 2019. He is charged with six counts of felony disorderly conduct.
NPR.org | 16 hours, 17 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
As the Supreme Court considers Roe v. Wade, a look at how abortion became legal Abortion did not become illegal in most states until the mid to late 1800s. But by the 1960s, abortion, like childbirth, had become a safe procedure when performed by a doctor.
NPR.org | 16 hours, 33 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
The World Health Organization warns of very high risk posed by the omicron variant The newly identified strain of the coronavirus, which could be more transmissible than the previously dominant Delta variant, has global health officials worried about a possible new surge in cases.
NPR.org | 17 hours, 7 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Opening statements are set to begin in the sex trafficking trial of Ghislaine Maxwell Prosecutors have sought to portray the once prominent socialite as the chief coordinator of a trafficking ring that victimized teenage girls to the benefit of disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein.
NPR.org | 17 hours, 17 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Mario Vargas Llosa explores 1954 Guatemalan coup in new novel Harsh Times, set in the 1950s, is historical fiction centering on events of a CIA-backed coup to overthrow Guatemala's democratically-elected government led by Jacobo rbenz.
NPR.org | 17 hours, 38 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
'The Ghost Tracks' is heartwarming horror fiction Celso Hurtado's YA horror novel combines a real San Antonio legend with classic elements of YA narratives to tell a story of friendship that explores the possibility of the supernatural.
NPR.org | 20 hours, 36 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
'Jade Legacy,' final in the Green Bone Saga trilogy, is about endings The Damocles threat Fonda Lee has let dangle over this entire series is that no one in these pages is ever safe the world she has created is dangerous and everyone in it has a place where they end.
NPR.org | 21 hours, 11 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
How Black tech entrepreneurs are tackling health care's race gap Determined to improve the way doctors connect with their patients, a new wave of innovators are using technology to match people of color with culturally competent professionals.
NPR.org | 22 hours, 11 minutes ago | comment? | recommend