NPR4 min cititePsychology
Election Stress Getting To You? 4 Ways To Keep Calm
Doom-scrolling much? Nearly 70% of Americans report feeling stressed about politics. We're sleepless and irritable, and our heads hurt. Here's how some of your fellow citizens are coping.
NPR4 min cititeAmerican Government
For Trump, Conservative Catholics Are The New Evangelicals
The president's campaign now realizes it was not white evangelicals who got Trump elected in 2016 but conservative Catholics.
NPR5 min cititeMedical
Colleges Turn To Wastewater Testing In An Effort To Flush Out The Coronavirus
Wastewater offers an ideal testing opportunity for colleges: People often poop where they live; colleges know who lives in each dorm; and testing wastewater is a cheaper way to monitor virus spread.
NPR2 min citite
Katie Pruitt: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert
The Nashville singer-songwriter delivers an empowering performance in this Tiny Desk quarantine concert.
NPR3 min citite
Pope Francis Names America's First Black Cardinal
Wilton Gregory, the archbishop of Washington, D.C., is among 13 church leaders who will be elevated to cardinal at a ceremony at the Vatican next month.
NPR2 min cititeNature
360,000 Customers Lose Power In California Amid Fire-Safety Shutoffs
Pacific Gas and Electric Company announced a public safety power shutoff over the weekend as some of the strongest winds and driest conditions of this year's fire season sweep through the region.
NPR3 min cititeAmerican Government
In Waning Days Of 2020 Campaign, Trump Tries To Recapture 2016 Mojo
The rallies, the crowd and the theatrics at each stop are straight out of Trump's 2016 playbook as the president casts himself as the upstart outsider fighting against the odds.
NPR2 min cititeAmerican Government
Senate Republicans Advance Barrett's Supreme Court Nomination
The 51-48 cloture vote sets the stage for a final confirmation vote Monday evening — just over a week before the general election.
NPR2 min cititeMedical
Europe Imposes New Restrictions As COVID-19 Cases Soar
Amid a second wave of coronavirus infections, many European countries are introducing curfews and lockdowns.
NPR3 min citite
In 'The Undoing,' Secrets, Murder And Zzzzs
The most gripping moment in the HBO miniseries The Undoing involves the most natural of things. It happens in the first episode, between a bunch of wealthy Manhattan moms planning a fundraising event for their hoity-toity private school, and Elena (M
NPR3 min citite
Basketball Star Sue Bird Says WNBA Players' Activism Is 'Nonnegotiable'
Even as the league weathered a busy, unpredictable season in the "wubble," the Seattle Storm superstar carried on her colleagues' commitment to social justice activism.
NPR2 min cititeNature
Gulf Coast Braces As Tropical Storm Zeta Poised To Become A Hurricane
The 27th named storm of the season promises heavy rain and damaging winds. It's set to make landfall in the U.S. by Wednesday.
NPR7 min cititeMedical
The Philippines Has A Policy Against Home Births. It's Not Playing Well In A Pandemic
The "No Home Birth" policy was created to reduce maternal and newborn mortality rates. But critics say it makes giving birth expensive and complicated — especially during the coronavirus crisis.
NPR1 min citite
'SNL': Adele Hosts Because 'Album's Not Finished,' But H.E.R. Debuts New Song
Adele sang a bit in one sketch but left most of the music to H.E.R., who performed a new song called "Hold On."
NPR1 min cititeMedical
U.S. Records Highest Number Of Coronavirus Cases In 1 Day Since Pandemic Began
The United States hit a record high number of confirmed daily coronavirus cases Friday, recording more than 83,000 new cases, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. The number surpasses the previous record of more than 77,000 cases i
NPR2 min citite
Opinion: Football Parents Could Learn From Their Kids' Activism
NPR's Scott Simon tells the story of young football players just 8 and 9 years old who decided to take a knee along with their coaches and what happened next.
NPR7 min cititePolitics
Black Lives Matter Co-Founder On Her New Book, 'The Purpose of Power'
Alicia Garza, a co-founder of Black Lives Matter, reflects on her past two decades of activism, the upcoming election and her new book, The Purpose of Power: How We Come Together When We Fall Apart.
NPR3 min cititePolitics
'Historic Opportunity': Chile Holds Vote To Replace Dictatorship-Era Constitution
After mass protests, and amid a pandemic, Chileans go to the polls Sunday for a referendum over whether to scrap the constitution introduced under Gen. Augusto Pinochet's rule.
NPR1 min cititePolitical Ideologies
Trump Votes Early In Florida 'For A Guy Named Trump'
The president cast his ballot from his adopted home state before departing for rallies on Saturday in North Carolina, Ohio and Wisconsin. More than 50 million Americans have already voted.
NPR3 min cititeMedical
Coronavirus Maps: How Severe Is Your State's Outbreak?
View NPR's maps and graphics to see where COVID-19 is hitting hardest in the U.S., which state outbreaks are growing and which are leveling off.
NPR2 min citite
At Least 18 Dead, Including Children, In Suicide Attack In Afghan Capital
Afghanistan's interior ministry said at least 57 others were wounded in the bombing outside of an education center in a heavily Shiite neighborhood in Kabul.
NPR4 min cititeCrime & Violence
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II On Playing Bobby Seale In 'The Trial Of The Chicago 7'
The Emmy-award winning actor reflects on portraying the co-founder of the Black Panther Party in a new film written and directed by Aaron Sorkin about the landmark 1969 trial.
NPR2 min citite
Jerry Jeff Walker, Who Wrote 'Mr. Bojangles,' Dies At 78
Walker was a pioneer in Austin's country music scene in the 1970s. His most famous song, "Mr. Bojangles," went on to inspire countless covers.
NPR4 min cititeAmerican Government
With Stops In 4 Key States, Biden And Trump Bring Their Closing Arguments To Voters
The approach the two candidates are taking in this final leg of the campaign mirrors the divergent narratives they're trying to convey about the pandemic and the choice voters face this fall.
NPR2 min citite
Universal Mask Wearing Could Save Some 130,000 Lives In The U.S., Study Suggests
The study is based on some assumptions under different scenarios. It suggests that if 95% of Americans wore masks in public it could drastically reduce the amount of COVID-19 deaths by February.
NPR2 min cititePolitics
Polish President Tests Positive For The Coronavirus
President Andrzej Duda, who says he's experiencing no symptoms, will self-isolate. Duda has apologized to those he came into contact with, who will need to go into quarantine.
NPR3 min citite
In 'Bad Hair,' The Mane Rebels
Justin Simien's horror-comedy gets tangled in its own mythmaking, but as an '80s workplace comedy period piece, it's spot-on.
NPR2 min cititeCookbooks, Food, & Wine
Veggie Burgers Can Be Called Burgers, European Parliament Says
Despite pushback from Europe's largest farmer's association, the Parliament will allow vegetarian meat alternatives to use meat-like terms, including burger and steak.
NPR3 min cititeCrime & Violence
Protestors in Waukegan, Ill., Call For Federal Probe After Police Kill Black Man
Illinois State Police are investigating the police shooting of Marcellis Stinnette in Waukegan, Ill., north of Chicago. At a rally Thursday, protesters say they want police accountability.
NPR2 min cititeMedical
U.S. Tops 70,000 Coronavirus Cases In 1 Day — Heights Not Seen Since July
U.S. cases have been rising sharply since the middle of September, when the daily rate was hovering around 40,000 cases.
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