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A demonstrator holds up a sign that reads "HANDS OFF OUR STATE COURTS!" during a December 2022 rally in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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How a major election theory case at the U.S. Supreme Court could get thrown out

A major U.S. Supreme Court case from North Carolina about a once-fringe election theory may end up getting tossed out of the high court now that a state court in GOP hands is rehearing the case.

Rep. George Santos, R-N.Y., waits for the start of a session in the House chamber as the House meets for the fourth day to elect a speaker and convene the 118th Congress in Washington, D.C., Friday, Jan. 6. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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Santos took office one month ago and his New York district says he's got to go

Congressman George Santos' constituents are furious and don't think he's doing the work to represent them. A recent poll finds most GOP voters want the scandal plagued Republican to resign.

Santos took office one month ago and his New York district says he's got to go

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Customers are waiting up to eight weeks to get replacement credit cards because of ongoing chip shortages. Rogelio V. Solis/AP hide caption

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Need a new credit card? It can take almost two months to get a replacement

The ongoing chip shortage is causing card manufacturing delays that could last through the end of the year.

Need a new credit card? It can take almost two months to get a replacement

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Oleksandr Fedun, 24, holds onto railings as he practices walking on his prosthetics at Medical Center Orthotics & Prosthetics (MCOP) in Silver Spring, Md., on February 2, 2023. MCOP is working with several charities and organizations to help fit Ukrainian soldiers with prosthetics after they've been injured in combat. Eric Lee for NPR hide caption

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Ukrainian soldiers benefit from U.S. prosthetics expertise but their war is different

A prosthetics clinic that once served mostly American military veterans is now helping Ukrainian amputees get state of the art prostheses.

Ukrainian soldiers benefit from U.S. prosthetics expertise but their war is different

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Hendra virus rarely spills from animals to us. Climate change makes it a bigger threat

It's not often that this pathogen jumps from bats to horses, then humans. When it does, the result is brutal. New research points to a surprising way to stop spillovers.

Hendra virus rarely spills from animals to us. Climate change makes it a bigger threat

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Southwest canceled more than 16,700 flights over several days in late December, leaving thousands of travelers stranded for days. Now lawmakers are attempting to hold airlines to account for disruptions and cancellations with a new Airline Passengers' Bill of Rights. David Zalubowski/AP hide caption

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An Airline Passengers' Bill of Rights seeks to make flying feel more humane

The meltdowns that recently brought flights to a halt have prompted lawmakers to draft new rules for airlines. The changes would give travelers at least $1,350 if bumped from an overbooked flight.

Gaziantep Castle, a historic site and tourist attraction in southeastern Turkey, sustained significant damage in Monday's earthquake. Mehmet Akif Parlak/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images hide caption

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A Turkish castle that withstood centuries of invasions is damaged in the earthquake

Gaziantep Castle in southeastern Turkey dates back to the Hittite Empire and in modern times has been a museum and tourist attraction. Parts of the building were destroyed by Monday's earthquake.

Kaitlyn Arland drives in her car in Junction City, Kan. Two years ago, when she tried to buy her first car, the dealership called her back and demanded she sign a new deal with a higher down payment after she had taken the car home. This tactic is often referred to as a yo-yo deal. Arin Yoon for NPR hide caption

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Even after you think you bought a car, dealerships can 'yo-yo' you and take it back

NPR investigated a practice called a yo-yo sale and found it's hurting car buyers nationwide, tougher rules can make a difference, and the Federal Trade Commission has a chance to crack down.

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Northern Syria has endured years of war. Now, an earthquake has added to the despair

Since the civil war began in 2011, Syria's northern region has been beset by crisis after crisis. Monday's devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake was "the last thing people need," one aid worker said.

Tom Brady attends the Los Angeles Premiere of Paramount Pictures' 80 For Brady presented by Smirnoff ICE at the Regency Village Theatre in Los Angeles. Phillip Faraone/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures hide caption

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Tom Brady ends his football playing days, but he's not done with the sport

In an interview with NPR, Michael McCarthy of Front Office Sports spoke about Tom Brady's upcoming broadcast career. Brady signed a contract with Fox last year to be their lead NFL analyst.

Tom Brady ends his football playing days, but he's not done with the sport

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Someone in Washington state overcame steep odds Monday night, Feb. 6, 2023, to win an estimated $747 million Powerball jackpot. Lottery officials did not immediately make an announcement of a winner. Keith Srakocic/AP hide caption

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A player in Washington state wins the $747 million Powerball prize

Someone in Washington state overcame steep odds Monday night to win an estimated $747 million Powerball jackpot. Lottery officials said that a single ticket matched all six numbers.

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