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NPR Music Critic Talks New Posthumous Prince Album 'Welcome 2 America'

Welcome 2 America, the first posthumous album from Prince after his death in 2016, was released Friday. Read full story ...
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Life Kit: How To Flirt

After more than a year in lockdown, the idea of flirting can seem daunting. Luckily, NPR’s Life Kit has a ...
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Federal Pandemic Aid Has Cut Poverty Dramatically, Study Finds

A new study finds that temporary pandemic aid programs have caused a significant reduction in poverty in the U.S. NPR’s ...
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The National Eviction Freeze Is Expiring. What Happens Next?

NPR’s Kelsey Snell speaks with Emily Benfer, an expert in housing law, about the federal eviction moratorium that is set ...
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Q&A: What's Different About The Delta Variant

Health officials around the world are adjusting their plans for combatting the coronavirus in light of the more infectious Delta ...
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Australia's Zero Tolerance Policy For COVID-19 Cracks With New Wave Of Cases

Australia was once seen as a safe haven from COVID-19. NPR’s Ailsa Chang talks with Bloomberg’s Georgina McKay in Sydney ...
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A Lot Of People Blame Baby Boomers For The Housing Shortage, But It's Not So Simple

Baby boomers have the biggest share of real estate wealth in the U.S. and aren’t selling their homes as they ...
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Dev Patel Conquers 'The Green Knight' And Embraces Every Role As A Journey

NPR’s Ailsa Chang speaks with Dev Patel, who plays aspiring knight Gaiwan in the new movie, The Green Knight, based ...
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Vaccinated People Can Spread The Delta Variant, CDC Research Indicates

The CDC has published new information about how dangerous the delta variant is and the risk it poses to unvaccinated ...
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'This Is How I'm Going To Die': Capitol Police Sergeant Recalls Jan. 6 Attack

NPR’s Ari Shapiro speaks to U.S. Capitol Police Sgt. Aquilino Gonell about his testimony this week to the House Select ...
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Souls Audition For Their Bodies In Sundance Hit 'Nine Days'

Filmmaker Edson Oda was a breakout director at this year’s Sundance Film Festival with his film, Nine Days, which stars ...
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Millions Of Tenants Will Be At Risk Of Eviction When The Moratorium Ends This Weekend

A federal moratorium on evictions is set to expire over the weekend, potentially putting millions of tenants at risk of ...
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To Mask Or Not To Mask: A Georgetown University Doctor Weighs In

NPR’s Ailsa Chang talks with Dr. Ranit Mishori of Georgetown University about the CDC’s confusing messaging around wearing masks (spoiler ...
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These Athletes Made It All The Way To The Olympics Only To End Up In Isolation

For athletes in Tokyo, the games aren’t just defined by competing but by COVID-19 — and avoiding it long enough ...
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With The Delta Variant Thriving, CDC Reverses Mask Guidance

As more become known about the highly contagious delta variant, new guidance calls for changes to masking policy for schools ...
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Business

Unicorns are ready for a haircut

The digitization of your haircut may not have been on your 2020 bucket list, but 2021 has an even more surprising line item: Tech-powered barbershops ...
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The pandemic effect is slowing

Welcome back to The TechCrunch Exchange, a weekly startups-and-markets newsletter. It’s inspired by what the weekday Exchange column digs into, but free, and made for ...
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This Week in Apps: Instagram restricts teens’ accounts, Elon Musk criticizes App Store fees, Google Play’s new policies

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app ...
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