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Ex-Students At Robert E. Lee High In Florida Disagree Over Name Changes

U.S. schools are debating removing Confederate names. As part of NPR's series on democracy, We Hold These Truths, we examine the debate at Robert E. Lee High School in Jacksonville. → Read More

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Gospel Sensation Tasha Cobbs Leonard Has Several Reasons (For You) To Believe

The singer, one of the most celebrated gospel singers of her generation, Leonard had as tough a year as any – and, with a new song and new ministry, she wants to help. → Read More

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Women Left Their Jobs To Be Caregivers. A Business Coalition Wants Companies To Help

More women than men left the workforce during the pandemic, many because they had to care for children. A business council wants companies to take the lead in expanding child care and elder care. → Read More

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Restaurants Are Welcoming Back Diners, But Say Mask Rules Have Them Relying On Trust

The National Restaurant Association is recommending to its members that employees continue to wear masks until the government clarifies how the guidance applies to a requirement to keep workers safe. → Read More

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Andrew Brown Jr. Did Not Use Vehicle As A Weapon Against Deputies, Attorney Says

An attorney for Andrew Brown Jr.'s family is disputing a North Carolina prosecutor's contention that Brown used his vehicle as a deadly weapon against deputies who fatally shot him. → Read More

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'You Can't Just Concede.' How One Expert Explains Negotiating With Cybercriminals

Bill Siegel works with companies that fall victim to the same type of ransomware attack that disrupted fuel supplies across large parts of the South and East Coast last week. → Read More

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Adolescents Can Get Routine Immunizations With Their COVID Shots, CDC Advisers Say

Children's immunizations dropped dramatically during the pandemic, and health officials are eager to get kids caught back up on their routine shots before they return to school. → Read More

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For Twin Cities Rapper Nur-D, Another Step Forward

All of a sudden, Matt Allen found himself caring for injured and teargassed protesters in Minneapolis last year. The enduring experience found its way into his sunny music. → Read More

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Opioid Crisis: Filmmaker Details The Medical System's 'Crime Of The Century'

Documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney investigated the opioid crisis. He says it was created by pharmaceutical companies, distributors, pharmacists and doctors, all looking to profit. → Read More

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Reinstate Trump? Facebook Oversight Board Set To Rule On Indefinite Ban

The independent Oversight Board on Wednesday is expected to say whether Facebook should uphold or reverse a ban on the former president put in place after the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. → Read More

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Elizabeth Warren Stitches The Stories She Says 'Help Us Learn To Persist'

Sen. Elizabeth Warren says she isn't looking to be president. She's looking for change, she tells NPR, which happens when we talk about our stories — from sexual harassment to child care troubles. → Read More

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Michael Lewis' 'The Premonition' Is A Sweeping Indictment Of The CDC

In a new book, author Michael Lewis writes about public health officers who tried to get others to look at the data on COVID-19 and act to make sure the virus didn't spread. → Read More

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Money Mark, Beastie Boys Keyboardist, Has A Timeless Reminder

As part of Morning Edition's Song Project, Mark Ramos Nishita revisited the songwriting routine he implemented at the beginning of lockdown, and which changed dramatically throughout it. → Read More

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'Full Of Hatred And Fear': Disinformation On YouTube Divided A Dad And Daughter

Renee Ekwoge says false and misleading videos on YouTube have changed her dad. What was once a strong, loving relationship has been corrupted, she says, by conspiratorial YouTube videos. → Read More

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Activist: Convictions In George Floyd's Death Could Represent 'A Huge Paradigm Shift'

"It would have been unimaginable just even a month ago that something like that was possible," activist and civil rights lawyer Nekima Levy Armstrong says following Derek Chauvin's murder conviction. → Read More

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George W. Bush Lends His Voice To Immigrants In 'Out Of Many, One'

The former president's book features portraits of 43 immigrants — athletes, public servants, business leaders, educators: "I am attempting to join others in saying the system's broken. Let's fix it." → Read More

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'The Making Of Biblical Womanhood' Tackles Contradictions In Religious Practice

Biblical womanhood is a pervasive concept among evangelicals. A new book by historian Beth Allison Barr argues those ideas may be more secular than scriptural. → Read More

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On 'For Every Voice That Never Sang,' Kishi Bashi Is Confident For A Changing World

Kishi Bashi reflects on the Asian American experience and the pain of pursuing acceptance in his Morning Edition Song Project entry, "For Every Voice That Never Sang." → Read More

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'Today, I Am A Witness To Change': A Crowdsourced Poem Against Anti-Asian Hate

NPR's resident poet Kwame Alexander created a community poem from submissions that reflected on increased violence and discrimination against Asian Americans. → Read More

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'I Feel Like I'm An Olympian': Youn Yuh-jung On Her Historic Oscar Nomination

The celebrated Korean actor plays a loving, mischievous grandma in Minari — a role that has earned her newfound fame in the U.S. She says the character brought back memories of her great-grandmother. → Read More