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Destinee Adams

Production Assistant, Morning Edition and Up First

Destinee Adams is a production assistant on Morning Edition and Up First.

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Thursday

Students and pro-Palestinian activists face police as they gather outside of Columbia University to protest the university's stance on Israel's war in Gaza. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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NYC mayor says 'outside agitators' are co-opting Columbia protests—students disagree

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Friday

Wednesday

Philadelphia's Center City is seen from the Bok Building on March 28, 2024. Hannah Yoon for NPR hide caption

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As gun violence looms over Pennsylvania youth, local organizations offer safe spaces

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Tuesday

Maura Condon Umble and her son, Alex Patrick Umble. Maura Umble hide caption

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Suicides make up majority of gun deaths, but remain overlooked in gun violence debate

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Monday

Tanya Warden, 55, sits for a portrait at her workplace in Philadelphia on Tuesday, March 26 2024. Warden's son, Tyron Alexander, was shot multiple times and died in October 2020. Hannah Yoon for NPR hide caption

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Philadelphia gun violence victims find support through residents and nonprofits

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Thursday

Why Beyoncé's foray into country music with 'Cowboy Carter' has been polarizing

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Friday

Wednesday

Omotara James releases her debut poetry collection: 'Song of My Softening'

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Thursday

Rep. Maxwell Frost, D-Fla., is among the members using Spanglish — meaning a mix of English and Spanish — to communicate with constituents. Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images hide caption

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Latino Democrats launch 'Our Lucha' war room using Spanglish to combat GOP

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Friday

What Now, the second solo album from Brittany Howard, is out Feb. 9. Bobbi Rich/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Brittany Howard is going to make her dreams come true

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Thursday

Wednesday

Della Lilley visits with her mother, 89-year old Betty Whiteman at a nursing home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Hugh Hastings/Getty Images hide caption

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The Biden administration proposes new federal standards for nursing home care

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Thursday

Students at Howard University attend the 2023 fall organization fair. Destinee Adams/NPR hide caption

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College students assess how safe they feel after recent shootings

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Monday

Middle school iPhone recordings lead to Hannah Jadagu's debut album 'Aperture'

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Wednesday

Geoff Duncan, former Georgia lieutenant governor, walks outside the Fulton County Courthouse in Atlanta on Monday. Ben Hendren/Getty Images hide caption

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Former Georgia Lt. Gov. says Trump's 4th indictment is a 'pivot point' for the GOP

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Thursday

U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS), Chair of the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the U.S. Capitol, speaks to the media after the committee voted to subpoena former President Donald Trump. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images hide caption

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House Jan. 6 committee chair Bennie Thompson says our democracy is 'very fragile'

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Thursday

A diver swims around a coral reef in Key West, Florida. JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Heat threatens Florida's coral reef. Here's what tourists can do to preserve it

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Thursday

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., speaks during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing. Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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New bill would fine Congress members for trading stocks and owning blind trusts

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Monday

U.S. Sen. Michael Rounds (R-SD) speaks to members of the press as he arrives at a Senate Republican policy luncheon. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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GOP Sen. Mike Rounds says 'common sense' will yield bipartisan defense spending bill

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Friday

Attorney General William Barr takes the oath before he appears before the House Oversight Committee on July 28, 2020 on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump's former AG Bill Barr says failing to prosecute Trump would be 'unjust'

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Monday

Education Secretary Miguel Cardona speaks during the daily briefing at the White House on June 30, after the Supreme Court made two rulings on higher education, including striking down President Biden's student loan plan. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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Education Secretary says US to use 'whatever pathway we can' on student loan relief

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Thursday

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Is gun violence an epidemic in the U.S.? Experts and history say it is

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Friday

Friday

In a 2023 Deloitte survey, nearly half of Gen Zs and four in 10 millennials said they feel stressed all or most of the time. Luis Alvarez/Getty images hide caption

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Gen Z workers are exhausted — and seeking solutions

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