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Russia has cut off its natural gas exports to Finland in a symbolic move

The move came just days after the Nordic country announced it wanted to join NATO and marked a likely end to Finland’s nearly 50 years…

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Polling shows America in the middle on abortion

Data: General Social Survey; Chart: Erin Davis/Axios Visuals Most Americans in recent polls think Roe v. Wade should be upheld but have no absolute position…

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U.S., South Korea to consider expanded military exercises to deter North Korea

President Biden and South Korea’s new president, Yoon Suk-yeol, signaled Saturday that they will consider enlarged joint military exercises to deter North Korea, which is…

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At least 43 people were injured in a storm that caused 3 tornadoes in Germany

The German Weather Service confirmed three tornadoes in North Rhine-Westphalia — in Paderborn, in nearby Lippstadt, and on the edge of the town of Hoexter….

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Australia’s prime minister concedes despite millions of votes left to be counted

The Labor Party appeared more likely than Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s coalition to form a government after Australia’s election on Saturday that could result in…

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Opposition Labor Party appears more likely to form Australia’s next government

The Labor Party appeared more likely than Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s coalition to form a government after Australia’s election on Saturday that could result in…

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How a Ukrainian teacher helped students escape Russia’s invasion, and still graduate

As residents return to a liberated town near Kyiv, a teacher and her high school students recount what it took to survive the war. (Image…

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Roma refugees who fled from Ukraine to Moldova are now in limbo

Many slipped across the border as the war began, but lack passports or other official forms of ID. They struggle to prove their eligibility for…

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Indigenous women fear for their safety in a post-Roe America

As the Supreme Court seems poised to overturn Roe v. Wade, Native American women are sounding the alarm about how it would disproportionately endanger their…

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A story of dance and discipline amid a global pandemic in the Llanos

During a global pandemic in Orocué, Colombia, dance and adversity brought a group together. Source: https://www.npr.org/sections/pictureshow/2022/05/21/1094711449/story-of-dance-and-discipline-pandemic-in-the-colombia Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and shared it…

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How goods made with forced labor end up in your local American store

A new report from a non-profit group finds that goods imported from the Xinjiang region in China could be the result of policies that coerce…

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Coronavirus FAQ: I took Paxlovid. I felt better. Then symptoms rebounded. What’s up?

The antiviral drug is prescribed to those at risk of severe disease. It’s been credited with reducing hospitalizations. But then there’s the “Paxlovid rebound.” (Image…

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In ‘A New Era,’ Dame Maggie Smith remains the best reason to watch ‘Downton Abbey’

Maggie Smith’s dowager countess acquires a villa in the South of France, so the Downton household goes on a field trip in Downton Abbey: A…

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Warsaw mayor pleads for a strategic plan as city continues to welcome refugees

NPR’s Ari Shapiro talks with the mayor of Warsaw, Poland, about how his city is managing the influx of Ukrainian refugees. He says Warsaw’s population…

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Russia-Ukraine war: What happened today (May 20)

A roundup of key developments and the latest in-depth coverage of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. (Image credit: Alexei Alexandrov/AP) Source: https://www.npr.org/2022/05/20/1100363815/russia-ukraine-war-what-happened-today-may-20 Droolin’ Dog sniffed out…

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Federal judge blocks Biden from ending pandemic border policy

A federal judge has blocked the Biden administration from ending Title 42 — a controversial border policy that has allowed officials to rapidly turn back…

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Scientists discover an ancient forest inside a giant sinkhole in China

The sinkhole spans an area nearly three football fields long and is deep enough to hide the Washington Monument. Explorers descended into the pit, where…

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Biden aims to take on China by boosting economic ties between U.S. and South Korea

President Biden wants to counter the economic might of China. He visited a semiconductor plant outside Seoul to kick off a trip aimed at his…

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In a remote Chinese region, thousands are coerced to work

A new report from a Washington nonprofit tracks whether goods from China’s western region of Xinjiang are made with forced labor, and how they make…

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Rebuilding Ukraine could cost hundreds of billions of dollars

NPR’s Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Ukrainian economist Yuriy Gorodnichenko about the cost of rebuilding Ukraine after the war. Source: https://www.npr.org/2022/05/20/1100477047/rebuilding-ukraine-could-cost-hundreds-of-billions-of-dollars Droolin’ Dog sniffed out…

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Millions of Ukrainians are arriving to a battle over abortion rights in Poland

Ukraine has very liberal abortion laws. In Poland, it is almost entirely illegal. Millions of Ukrainians discovered this when they fled the war in their…

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Spoken word and sonic rituals: East LA exhibit features Latinx artists using sound

The exhibition spans decades and includes spoken word performances, sound rituals and installations by Chicano and Puerto Rican artists. (Image credit: Mandalit del Barco/NPR News)…

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