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Kitboga, a popular "scam baiter" who hides behind characters to waste the time of scammers, has a combined Twitch and YouTube following of more than million subscribers. His aviator sunglasses --€” a signature look — recall a comically disguised CIA agent. Kitboga on Twitch/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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To make sure grandmas like his don't get conned, he scams the scammers

Livestreamers who bait scammers find creative ways to waste their time. This makes for entertaining viewing. But as scams spike, one streamer, Kitboga, wants to protect as many victims as possible.

Organizers say that more than 1,000 people were in attendance at a rally for abortion rights in Orlando, Fla. on Saturday, April 13. Danielle Prieur/Central Florida Public Media hide caption

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Florida voters will decide on abortion rights this fall. Here's what some are saying

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The campaign to amend Florida's constitution to protect abortion rights kicked off in Orlando, attracting voters on both sides of the issue. The ballot question needs 60% approval to pass.

Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders speaks after taking the oath of office in 2023 in Little Rock, Ark. Sanders' office potentially violated state laws on purchasing state property and government records when it purchased a $19,000 lectern for the Republican governor that's prompted nationwide scrutiny, an audit requested by lawmakers said Monday. Will Newton/AP hide caption

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Arkansas auditor criticizes Sanders' handling of pricey podium purchase

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A legislative auditor says the governor's office might have broken state law after using tax money on a $19,029 lectern. Sanders denies she broke any rules.

The U.S. is the most lucrative market for drugmakers, but they often pay more in taxes overseas. Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Drugmakers' low U.S. taxes belie their high sales

Most of the largest pharmaceutical companies report losing money in the United States, despite the majority of their sales coming from Americans. The result is lower U.S. taxes for the companies.

Drugmakers' low U.S. taxes belie their high sales

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After using the Lenire device for an hour each day for 12 weeks, Victoria Banks says her tinnitus is "barely noticeable." David Petrelli/Victoria Banks hide caption

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Got tinnitus? A device that tickles the tongue helps this musician find relief

More than 25 million adults in the U.S. have tinnitus, a condition that causes ringing or buzzing in the ears. An FDA approved device that stimulates the tongue helped 84% of people who tried it.

Got tinnitus? A device that tickles the tongue helps this musician find relief

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The advice for anyone who got their IRS return rejected because a rogue agent signed them up for ACA health insurance: Ask for an extension and file a complaint. Lindsey Nicholson/Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images hide caption

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When rogue brokers switch a person's ACA health insurance, tax surprises can follow

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Some tax filers' returns are being rejected because they failed to provide information about Affordable Care Act coverage they didn't even know they had.

Tomo La Flor was intended to honor Mexican American music icon Selena. Courtesy Mi Vida, Collage by Gab Chabrán LAist hide caption

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Two LA businesses tried to honor Selena with a beer. They got a 'cease and desist' from her family

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The owners of a Pico Rivera brewery and a Chicano lifestyle boutique in Highland Park say they were only trying to honor late Mexican-American icon Selena when they teamed up for a limited beer release, Tomo La Flor.

Diarra Kilpatrick stars as a school teacher-turned-mystery solver in Diarra from Detroit. BET Network hide caption

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A first date turns into a whodunit in 'Diarra from Detroit'

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Growing up, when Diarra Kilpatrick watched murder mystery shows with her grandmother, she never saw Black women driving the narrative. She seeks to change that in her new new BET+ series.

A first date turns into a whodunit in 'Diarra from Detroit'

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Shalela Dowdy, a plaintiff in a lawsuit challenging Alabama's Congressional districts, poses for a portrait on Government Street in Mobile, Ala., on April 1. Emily Kask for NPR hide caption

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In a new congressional district, Black voters weigh what representation really means

Alabama could soon have a U.S. House delegation that more closely matches its diversity after a redistricting lawsuit. For Black voters, the change has greater significance than who holds the seat.

In new congressional district, Black voters weigh what representation really means

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Sisters Sofie Elliott (left) and Simone Elliott say that reconciling their memories felt especially important as they waded into one particular period of their childhood — a darker chapter that they still hadn't fully explored but that they felt ready to confront together. Kayana Szymczak for NPR; Lena Mucha for NPR hide caption

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These sisters make peace with dark memories through art, science and each other

Two sisters found they had different recollections of a traumatic childhood experience and learned that human memory is a lot less reliable than we tend to think.

Sisters make peace with dark memories through art, science and each other

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How to protect your ears: A cartoon guide

Go easy on the Q-tips. Watch your phone volume. And if you're experiencing hearing issues like muffled sounds or tinnitus, see a professional. This comic offers advice on how to care for your ears.

How to protect your ears: A cartoon guide

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