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Kroger first announced its plans to buy Albertsons in October 2022. Rogelio V. Solis/AP hide caption

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FTC and 9 states sue to block Kroger-Albertsons supermarket merger

The Federal Trade Commission and 9 states want to stop the deal that would combine the country's two largest grocery store chains. The companies say they have to merge to compete with Walmart.

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Gabi Huerta, with the Eastern Sierra Conservation Corps, replants trees in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. Ryan Kellman/NPR hide caption

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Wildfires are killing California's ancient giants. Can seedlings save sequoia trees?

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Lindsay Lohan and other celebrities were tricked into calling for the ouster of Moldova's president through videos requested on the Cameo app that were edited and posted on TikTok. TikTok/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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Cameo is being used for political propaganda — by tricking the stars involved

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Kroger first announced its plans to buy Albertsons in October 2022. Rogelio V. Solis/AP hide caption

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FTC and 9 states sue to block Kroger-Albertsons supermarket merger

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The "Angels of Hope" wall at the office of People Engaged in Recovery holds pictures of people lost to addiction, including a young dad with his baby son and a musician holding two cats. Aneri Pattani/KFF Health News hide caption

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Can a mathematical model decide best how to spend opioid settlement cash?

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