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Navalny Funeral, Gaza Aid Tragedy, Pig Organs for Transplants

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is being laid to rest after dying in prison for charges widely seen as politically motivated. Gaza health authorities say more than 100 civilians were killed trying to get food from aid trucks, though Israel says that number is much lower. And scientists have started cloning genetically modified pigs with organs designed to be transplanted into people.

Navalny Funeral, Gaza Aid Tragedy, Pig Organs for Transplants

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SCOTUS Takes Trump Case, McConnell To Leave Leadership Post, Grim Gaza Milestone

The Supreme Court will decide if Donald Trump is immune from prosecution for his official actions as president. Mitch McConnell plans to step down as Senate Republican leader at the end of the year. And the death toll in Gaza has surpassed 30,000.

SCOTUS Takes Trump Case, McConnell To Leave Leadership Post, Grim Gaza Milestone

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Michigan Results, Hunter Biden Testifies, Personhood Bills

President Joe Biden celebrated an easy win in Tuesday's Michigan primary. But it came with a warning on Gaza. Hunter Biden testifies today in the House GOP impeachment probe into his father. And could the Alabama Supreme Court ruling that gave fertilized eggs the same rights as children spur other states to do the same?

Michigan Results, Hunter Biden Testifies, Personhood Bills

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Michigan Primary Preview, Biden Administration Sues To Block Grocery Merger

Michigan is holding its presidential primaries today, and some Democrats say they're voting uncommitted instead of President Biden. Some Michigan voters warn Biden to change course on the Israel-Hamas war. What's the president hearing from voters who delivered the state in 2020? Also, the United States goes to court to stop a grocery megamerger. Kroger and Albertsons propose to combine. What does it mean for your neighborhood supermarket?

Michigan Primary Preview, Biden Administration Sues To Block Grocery Merger

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Israel May Delay Rafah Operation, Social Media SCOTUS Case, Another Shutdown Looms

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu plans to move ahead with a ground offensive in the border city of Rafah, even though a ceasefire deal may delay the operation. The battle over free speech on social media reaches the U.S. Supreme Court, and Congress faces yet another government shutdown deadline this week.

Israel May Delay Rafah Operation, Social Media SCOTUS Case, Another Shutdown Looms

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The Sunday Story: The Diaspora's Troubled African Dream

In the sleepy town of Asebu, a few miles inland from the Atlantic along Ghana's Cape Coast, a serene 5,000 acre rural settlement is rising out of the palm forests and farmland.

The Sunday Story: The Diaspora's Troubled African Dream

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Two Years of Russia's War On Ukraine; South Carolina GOP Primary

As the Russia-Ukraine War heads into its third year, we look at the state of the conflict. Also, former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley has spent millions in her home state and sharpened her attacks on former President Donald Trump, hoping to chip away at his support.

Two Years of Russia's War On Ukraine; South Carolina GOP Primary

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Alabama Supreme Court Fallout, Ukraine War Anniversary, Chinese Data Leaks

Lawmakers in Alabama are working on a legislative solution to a recent state Supreme Court decision which ruled that a frozen embryo has the same rights as a child. How do lawmakers want to fix the issue? Tomorrow will mark the two-year anniversary of Russia's invasion of Ukraine. We'll check with NPR's Joanna Kakissis to hear how people in Ukraine feel about the future. And a data leak from a Chinese technology company is giving the world a glimpse into the Chinese cyber spying ecosystem.

Alabama Supreme Court Fallout, Ukraine War Anniversary, Chinese Data Leaks

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Nikki Haley Sharpens Attacks On Trump, Biden Impeachment Inquiry, Opioid Crisis

Former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is ramping up her attacks on former President Donald Trump, but her path to winning the GOP nomination remains very narrow at best. Why is she staying in the race? A key witness in the Republican-led impeachment inquiry against President Biden has been charged with lying about an alleged bribery scheme. And a new study shows that nearly half of all American adults know someone who died from an overdose. How is this affecting the people who are closest to the crisis?

Nikki Haley Sharpens Attacks On Trump, Biden Impeachment Inquiry, Opioid Crisis

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Supreme Court Hears EPA Challenge, Nikki Haley Remains Defiant, Frozen Embryo Ruling

The Supreme Court today hears a challenge to the EPA's authority to regulate air quality. Three GOP-led states want the court to freeze a plan that limits air pollution that crosses state borders. Former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley has vowed to stay in the presidential race through Super Tuesday. But Saturday's primary in her home state is shaping up to be another decisive victory for former President Donald Trump. What's her case for staying in the race? And Alabama's Supreme Court rules that fertilized eggs have the same rights as children.

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