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Recent articles by Merrit:

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CNN says Iran's president tried to make a hijab a condition for Amanpour interview

CNN's Chief International Anchor Christiane Amanpour said her interview with Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi in New York was abruptly canceled when she refused to wear a headscarf. → Read More

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Mariah Carey says we should finally hear her secret 1995 grunge album

Carey has shared that recordings of the alternative album with her lead vocals have been found. And she hinted that the elusive project will finally be released. → Read More

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The evolving narrative of what happened at Uvalde the day of the shooting

Law enforcement is still investigating the shooting at Robb Elementary School. But accounts from officials have offered a confusing look at the timeline of Tuesday's shooting. → Read More

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21 crosses stand in front of Uvalde's Robb Elementary to honor those who were killed

"The children!" cries Linda Martinez, a retired pastor who came to the scene with a bouquet of flowers. "So young. I just can't believe it's real. We just have to help each other." → Read More

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While the gun control debate amplifies, the overwhelming emotion in Uvalde is grief

The small community of Uvalde, Texas is grieving one of the deadliest school shootings in U.S. history. → Read More

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A retro computer museum in Mariupol beloved by children was attacked by Russia

"It's been a hobby of my life," said the owner of the retro computer collection that was hit by a Russian attack in the besieged Ukrainian city of Mariupol. → Read More

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Second gentleman Doug Emhoff tests positive for COVID-19

The White House hasn't indicated if the husband of Vice President Harris, Douglas Emhoff, is experiencing symptoms. Harris has tested negative but is not participating in a White House event tonight. → Read More

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Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall tests positive for COVID-19

Camilla is the wife of Prince Charles, who also received a positive test several days ago. Camilla tested negative that day and proceeded with three public engagements. → Read More

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Magawa, a heroic bomb-sniffing rat who is credited with saving lives, has died

"His contribution allows communities in Cambodia to live, work, and play; without fear of losing life or limb," the nonprofit APOPO said after the death of Magawa, an African giant pouched rat. → Read More

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A Michael Jackson jacket helped the FBI identify a suspected Capitol rioter

Prosecutors said James Beeks, who played Judas in a Jesus Christ Superstar production and also works as a Michael Jackson impersonator, can be seen in photos and videos from Jan. 6 wearing the jacket. → Read More

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3 white men are found guilty of murder in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery

Travis McMichael; his father, Greg; and their neighbor William "Roddie" Bryan all faced nine criminal counts in Georgia state court, including felony murder, aggravated assault and false imprisonment. → Read More

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Soccer star Karim Benzema is found guilty of attempting to blackmail a teammate

A French court handed Benzema a one-year suspended jail sentence, finding him guilty of conspiring to blackmail former teammate Mathieu Valbuena over a sex tape. Benzema denies the allegations. → Read More

3 white men are found guilty of murder in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery

Travis McMichael; his father, Greg; and their neighbor William "Roddie" Bryan all faced nine criminal counts in Georgia state court, including felony murder, aggravated assault and false imprisonment. → Read More

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Packers QB Aaron Rodgers, who said he was 'immunized,' reportedly has COVID

Green Bay would not explicitly confirm whether Rodgers tested positive and would not comment on whether he is vaccinated. Multiple media reports say the reigning NFL MVP is unvaccinated. → Read More

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Closing Ceremony Caps Off A Dramatic, Bittersweet And Ultimately Uplifting Olympics

The ceremony organizers used artistic elements to show the athletes a taste of ordinary life in Japan, something they haven't been exposed to due to pandemic restrictions. → Read More

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The 14 Moments That Swept Us Away At The Tokyo Olympics

NPR's team in Tokyo put together our favorite moments of the Games, where participants showed their athleticism, sportsmanship, and what motivated them to compete. → Read More

The 14 Moments That Swept Us Away At The Tokyo Olympics

NPR's team in Tokyo put together our favorite moments of the Games, where participants showed their athleticism, sportsmanship, and what motivated them to compete. → Read More

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U.S. Women Win 4x400, And Allyson Felix Becomes The Most Decorated U.S. Track Athlete

The gold medal for U.S. star Allyson Felix brings her Olympic medal total up to 11, surpassing the record set by U.S. track legend Carl Lewis. → Read More

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U.S. Women's Water Polo Wins Olympic Gold, Aided By A Powerhouse Goalie

Ashleigh Johnson, the first African American woman to make a U.S. Olympic water polo team, blocked 11 out of 15 shots from Spain during the gold medal match – a rate of 73%. → Read More

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U.S. Runner Molly Seidel Wins Olympic Bronze In Her Third Ever Marathon

The 27-year-old from Wisconsin pulled off an upset and is leaving Japan with a bronze medal around her neck. Her first-ever marathon was when she qualified to run in the Olympics. → Read More