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Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones' (left) bid for tenure at UNC-Chapel Hill is opposed by a leading donor of the journalism school, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette publisher Walter Hussman. Mike Coppola/Getty Images; Benjamin Krain/Arkansas Democrat hide caption

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Journalism, Race And The Fight Over Nikole Hannah-Jones' Tenure At UNC

The star New York Times reporter's bid for a tenured professorship has run aground on racial politics and an approach to journalism that runs counter to the donor whose name adorns the school.

Journalism, Race And The Fight Over Nikole Hannah-Jones' Tenure At UNC

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In this 2010 file photo, a worker rides a bicycle in front of the reactor building of the Bushehr nuclear power plant, just outside the southern city of Bushehr. Iran's sole nuclear power plant has undergone a temporary emergency shutdown, state TV reported on Sunday. Majid Asgaripour/AP hide caption

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In A First, Iran's Sole Nuclear Power Plant Undergoes Emergency Shutdown

An official from the state electric company Tavanir said over the weekend that the Bushehr plant shutdown began on Saturday and would last "for three to four days."

This record-setting heat wave's remarkable power, reach, and unusually early appearance is giving meteorologists yet more cause for concern about extreme weather in an era of climate change. Patrick T. Fallon/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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The Record Temperatures Enveloping The West Are Not Your Average Heat Wave

From the Great Plains to the California coast, a powerful "heat dome" is setting records. This one is stronger, bigger and appearing earlier than normal.

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Millions Of Teens Experience Abusive Relationships. Here's How Adults Can Help

Teens face dating violence at alarming rates — but don't always have the experience to know what to do. Adults play a critical role in supporting them by talking frankly about relationships and taking action when a teen needs help.

Millions Of Teens Experience Abusive Relationships. Here's How Adults Can Help

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Joni Mitchell's Blue, which turns 50 years old on June 22, 2021, is an inquiry into personal storytelling, a document of the process of sharing heartache that changes every time someone hears it. Evening Standard/Getty Images hide caption

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Her Kind Of Blue: Joni Mitchell's Masterpiece At 50

How do we understand Blue in the 21st century? Can we think of Mitchell's 1971 album, long considered the apex of confessional songwriting, as a paradigm not of raw emotion, but of care and craft?

Photographer Taylor Lockwood found the rare mushroom Hypocreopsis rhododendri growing in the United States, a discovery that delighted scientists and mushroom devotees. Taylor F. Lockwoood hide caption

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Enthusiastic Amateurs Advance Science As They Hunt For Exotic Mushrooms

Scientists who study mushrooms get a boost from a network of sophisticated aficionados who tromp through the forests observing oddball species and sharing valuable information about their finds.

Enthusiastic Amateurs Advance Science As They Hunt For Exotic Mushrooms

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Police say a driver in a pickup truck plowed into bicyclists competing in a community road race in Arizona, critically injuring several riders. Authorities say officers then chased down the driver Saturday and shot him outside a nearby hardware store. Jim Headley/The White Mountain Independent via AP hide caption

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Driver Rams Cyclists In Arizona Race, Critically Injuring 6

A driver in a pickup truck plowed into bicyclists during a community road race in Arizona, critically injuring several riders before police chased the driver and shot him.

Police and firefighters respond after a truck drove into a crowd of people injuring them during The Stonewall Pride Parade and Street Festival in Wilton Manors, Fla., on Saturday, June 19, 2021. Chris Day/AP hide caption

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A Driver Crashed Into The Crowd At A Pride Parade In Florida, Killing One Man

Some witnesses said the crash in the city of Wilton Manors appeared to be an intentional act, but authorities told reporters that they were investigating all possibilities.

Members of the Burmese-American community hold a demonstration outside the Office of the Consulate General of Myanmar in Los Angeles in April. Luis Sinco/Los Angeles Times via Getty Imag hide caption

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This Time, Rights Groups Might Be Less Willing To Champion Aung San Suu Kyi

Myanmar's ousted leader, once an icon of freedom, faces the prospect of another prolonged detention. But her handling of atrocities against the Rohingya has left her reputation abroad in tatters.

Naloxone is one of the harm reduction methods that's gained more widespread acceptance in the United States. The medication reverses deadly overdoses caused by opioids such as fentanyl and heroin. Brian Mann/NPR hide caption

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Overdose Deaths Rose During The War On Drugs, But Efforts To Reduce Them Face Backlash

Researchers know how to curb the risks of overdose and disease among drug users, but policymakers are reluctant to allow public health measures that include needle exchanges and access to safer drugs.

A group of 11 mayors, including LA's Eric Garcetti, have pledged to pay reparations for slavery to a small group of Black residents. The mayors have committed to form commissions to advise them on how to develop the programs. Ashley Landis/AP hide caption

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11 U.S. Mayors Commit To Developing Pilot Projects For Reparations

The local leaders have pledged to pay reparations to a small group of Black residents in their cities — saying they hope it'll set an example for how a nationwide program could work.

Former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks to right-wing opposition party members a day after a new government was sworn in, at the Knesset, Israel's parliament, in Jerusalem, Monday, June 14, 2021. Maya Alleruzzo/AP hide caption

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Netanyahu To Leave Prime Minister's Residence By July 10

Netanyahu served for 12 years as prime minister. Foreign Minister Yair Lapid and Prime Minister Naftali Bennett succeeded in cobbling together a government after Israel's fourth election in two years.

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Afghan Interpreters Who Await Visas After Helping The U.S. Now Fear For Their Lives

"Every day, you can see an increase in the Taliban's presence," an Afghan who worked with the U.S. tells NPR. "What am I going to do after September? ... Am I going to even be alive by December?"

Afghan Interpreters Who Await Visas After Helping The U.S. Now Fear For Their Lives

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