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How To 'Human' Again: Advice For The Long Transition To Post-Pandemic Life

The promise of post-pandemic life is exciting, but that doesn't mean it won't get awkward at times. We asked for your questions about how to navigate this new normal and we have some answers.

How To 'Human' Again: Advice For The Long Transition To Post-Pandemic Life

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The Debate Is Over: Donald Trump Owns The Republican Party

This week, House Republicans voted to expel Rep. Liz Cheney from party leadership after the Wyoming congresswoman repeatedly called out former President Trump's false claims about the 2020 election.

The Debate Is Over: Donald Trump Owns The Republican Party

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Why Are So Many Businesses Struggling To Find Workers?

Republicans say enhanced pandemic unemployment benefits are what's keeping people out of the workforce. That could be playing a role, but the complete picture is far more complicated.

Why Are So Many Businesses Struggling To Find Workers?

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'It's Top-Down': Three Generations Of Black Officers On Racism And Police Brutality

Three officers, each from a different generation, weigh in on Derek Chauvin's murder conviction and other recent acts of police violence.

'It's Top-Down': Three Generations Of Black Officers On Racism And Police Brutality

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How One LA Neighborhood Reveals The Racist Architecture Of American Homeownership

Property ownership eludes Black Americans more than any other racial group. NPR's Ailsa Chang and Jonaki Mehta examine why. They tell the story of LA's Sugar Hill neighborhood, a once-vibrant black community that was demolished to make way for the Santa Monica Freeway.

How One LA Neighborhood Reveals The Racist Architecture Of American Homeownership

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BONUS: We Buy A Superhero

Comic book publishers like Marvel and DC sit on a treasure trove: thousands and thousands of comic book characters. Pieces of intellectual property. You know the big ones--Superman, Ironman, Captain America. They each make millions off of movies and merchandise. But for every marquee character, there are hundreds of others sitting unused.

BONUS: We Buy A Superhero

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NPR Turns 50 Amid Reckoning In Journalism Over Who Tells Stories — And How

Now 50 years old, NPR has grown up alongside American journalism. We take stock of some lessons learned along the way.

NPR Turns 50 Amid Reckoning In Journalism Over Who Tells Stories — And How

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Supply Scarce Abroad, Demand Down At Home: Vaccine Access Is Starkly Unequal

Vaccine demand is beginning to slide in the U.S., but in other parts of the world, the pandemic is devastating countries where vaccines are more scarce. India is one of those countries. There only 2% of the population is fully immunized.

Supply Scarce Abroad, Demand Down At Home: Vaccine Access Is Starkly Unequal

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Scotland May Try To Break Away From The United Kingdom — Again

On Thursday, Scots vote in Regional Parliamentary elections. That's not usually an international story, but the ruling Scottish National Party is running on a platform to hold another independence referendum. Another vote on whether Scotland should leave the United Kingdom. Northern Ireland and Wales could follow their lead.

Scotland May Try To Break Away From The United Kingdom — Again

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Is The Biden Rescue Plan Working? 'American Indicators' Weigh In On The Recovery

The pandemic economy has left different people in vastly different situations. Today, we follow up with four American indicators — people whose paths will help us understand the arc of the recovery. You first heard their stories back in February. Now, we're talking to them again to ask how the American Rescue Plan has affected their lives — or not.

Is The Biden Rescue Plan Working? 'American Indicators' Weigh In On The Recovery

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