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A devastated Nashville prays for victims of a mass shooting, longtime Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz faces a grilling from senators over unionization at his company after stepping down from his position and Disney lays off staff as part of a multibillion-dollar cost-saving scheme.
Mass protests spread across Israel after defense minister Yoav Gallant was sacked, Mississippi cleans up after a devastating tornado kills more than two dozen people and jury selection begins in the federal trial of Fugees founding member Pras Michel.
The worst Marine-on-Marine friendly fire incident in modern history happened during the war in Iraq. In Spring 2004, an explosion rocked a schoolhouse in the city of Fallujah. It left three dead and a dozen wounded. But you won't read about it in the history books. In fact, the event seems to have been scrubbed from the official record. So, why were the families of the deceased lied to? Why did the reports mysteriously disappear? And why do survivors still have to wonder about what happened that day? Today, we begin to uncover the truth. We bring you the first episode of <em>Taking Cover</em>, an investigative series from <a href="https://www.npr.org/podcasts/510311/embedded">NPR's <em>Embedded</em> podcast</a>. It's a story of betrayal, brotherhood and what's owed to families, the wounded, and the American public.
Two migrants died, trapped with others inside a shipping container on a train in Texas. Poor pay, pandemic burn-out, and bitter politics are causing teachers to drop out of the profession leading to a shortage in schools. Indian Opposition leader Rahul Gandhi is ousted from Parliament, a day after he is found guilty for defamation.
Strikes over French President Emmanuel Macron's pension reform plans disrupt transportation, U.S. life expectancy is declining but a group of scientists say it can still be turned around and ex-president Donald Trump kicks off his 2024 campaign with a rally.
Chinese President Xi Jinping meets with President Vladimir Putin, New York prosecutor Alvin Bragg weighs potential charges against former President Donald Trump, and UBS buys rival Credit Suisse in a historic deal to avert a spreading global banking crisis.
On October 2, 1919, then President Woodrow Wilson suffered a stroke that left him blind in one eye, partially paralyzed and barely able to write his own name. He was in the midst of his second term. For the remainder of his presidency, some 17 months, his wife managed his duties, serving as a kind of de facto president. Today, as we celebrate Women's History Month, Steve Inskeep joins us to share his interview with Rebecca Boggs Roberts, author of <em>Untold Power: The Fascinating Rise and Complex Legacy of First Lady Edith Wilson</em>.
Three years ago, on March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic. The virus had spread across the globe, and the WHO announcement triggered unprecedented measures – governments ordered people to quarantine, borders were closed and mandatory masking became commonplace. Today, science reporter Ari Daniel tells us about a new series from NPR: "<a href="https://www.npr.org/series/1149850650/hidden-spillovers-how-pandemics-really-begin">Hidden Viruses: How Pandemics Really Begin</a>." From bats in Bangladesh to dogs in Malaysia, NPR's Global Health and Development team traveled far and wide to learn how scientists are studying spillovers – when a disease crosses from animals to humans – and what makes some viruses more deadly than others.