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  • WHYY
  • Nieman Reports
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How Religion, Education, Race And Media Consumption Shape Conspiracy Theory Beliefs

A new survey from the polling firm PRRI breaks down conspiracy theory acceptance by religious group, level of education, and sources of news and information, among other things. → Read More

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The Governor Of Texas Has Signed A Law That Bans Abortion As Early As 6 Weeks

The new law prohibits abortion the moment a fetal heartbeat has been detected, before many women are even aware that they are pregnant. Enforcement of the law relies on private citizens. → Read More

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Loved Ones Mourn Andrew Brown Jr.: 'He Kept A Smile On His Face'

As the investigation into his death continues, Andrew Brown Jr. will be remembered with a funeral in Elizabeth City, N.C., on Monday. He was fatally shot by sheriff's deputies on April 21. → Read More

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7 N.C. Sheriff's Deputies On Leave After Fatal Shooting Of Black Man

Pasquotank County Sheriff Tommy Wooten II says the seven are on leave after the fatal shooting of Andrew Brown Jr. on Wednesday. Three other deputies' resignations were not related to the incident. → Read More

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'It Didn't Change': North Carolina Town Demands Answers After Another Fatal Shooting

Residents of Elizabeth City, N.C., are pressing for answers after a Black man, Andrew Brown Jr., was shot dead by a sheriff's deputy carrying out a search warrant on Wednesday. → Read More

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Here's What You Should Know About Biden's New Rules For Fetal Tissue Research

Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra is reversing restrictions on the use of fetal tissue in medical research implemented under former President Trump. → Read More

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Biden Administration Moves To Undo Trump Abortion Rules For Title X

The Trump administration tried to "defund" Planned Parenthood and other groups through changes to the Title X family planning program. The Biden administration is proposing reversing those rules. → Read More

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Amy Lee, Co-Founder Of Evanescence, Is Ready To Tell Her 'Bitter Truth'

NPR's Sarah McCammon talks to Amy Lee, the co-founder and singer of Evanescence, about her band's first new album of original material in nearly a decade. → Read More

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A Cultural Triumph: Microbiology Student Makes A Petri Dish Masterpiece

Balaram Khamari has been spending a lot of time in his lab in Puttaparthi, India, culturing colorful bacteria and artfully arranging it on a jelly like substance called agar. → Read More

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Disinformation Fuels Distrust And Even Violence At All Levels Of Government

Political scientists say growing acceptance of unfounded conspiracy theories is fueling disengagement and distrust in democratic institutions, an effect that is trickling down to local politics. → Read More

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Evangelical Leaders Condemn 'Radicalized Christian Nationalism'

In response to the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection, more than 100 evangelical leaders have published a statement calling on other church heads to speak out against Christian nationalism in their ranks. → Read More

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Combating Misinformation When A Loved One Is Caught In A Web Of Conspiracies

The recent attack on the U.S. Capitol is a reminder of the potentially deadly impact of disinformation that is spreading online. Experts say there are several possible strategies for dealing with it. → Read More

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Ani DiFranco Wants Us To Engage In 'Revolutionary Love'

DiFranco's latest album finds inspiration in a book by activist Valerie Kaur, which urges an understanding of and empathy for one's opponents. → Read More

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Biden Is Catholic. He Also Supports Abortion Rights. Here's What That Could Mean

President Biden is only the nation's second Catholic president, but his position on abortion rights is at odds with the church. → Read More

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Biden Administration Prepares To Overturn Trump Abortion Rule

In a move requested by abortion rights advocates, Biden is preparing to overturn the Mexico City Policy, which prohibits U.S. aid to groups that provide or refer for abortion in other countries. → Read More

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'What Real Friends Do': How to Navigate Tough Conversations About COVID-19

With a spike in COVID-19 cases colliding with cold weather and the holidays, many Americans are facing difficult decisions about whether and how to socialize. → Read More

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At Hospitals, A Race To Save 'Hundreds Of Thousands' Of Lives With New Vaccine

With the first COVID-19 vaccine doses expected to be shipped out within days, health care providers are scrambling to prepare for an unprecedentedly high-stakes vaccine rollout. → Read More

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What Joe Biden's Election Means For Abortion Rights

Groups opposed to abortion rights have celebrated many policy wins during the Trump administration. Now, reproductive rights advocates want the president-elect to reverse those actions. → Read More

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Evangelical Doctors' Group Pleads With Churches To Stay Home

Leaders of a national Christian medical group write that Christians who gather now could appear not to "care that we may be contributing to others getting this illness because of our selfishness." → Read More

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Colorado Abortion Ban Could Be Felt Nationwide

Colorado's Proposition 115 could shut down one of the few clinics nationwide that specializes in later abortion. → Read More