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Trump Opening Arguments, TikTok Bill, SCOTUS Homelessness

Opening arguments begin today in Manhattan: the People of the State of New York vs Donald J. Trump. As the House passed foreign aid to Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan over the weekend, it tucked in a bill that threatens the future of Tiktok in the U.S. And the U.S. Supreme Court takes up homelessness – specifically, the question of whether people can be punished for sleeping outside.

Trump Opening Arguments, TikTok Bill, SCOTUS Homelessness

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The Sunday Story: Off The Mark, an NPR investigation into America's historical markers

Historical markers dot the American landscape. They are on the sides of roads, in parks, rest areas, in the middle of nowhere. They purport to offer a glimpse into the past, marking a moment or place of significance worth remembering. But a year-long investigation by NPR's Laura Sullivan found these makers present a fractured and confused telling of the American story. Some share humor and joy but many present a version of history that's been distorted or outright fictionalized with offensive lies.

The Sunday Story: Off The Mark, an NPR investigation into America's historical markers

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Congress Votes On Aid, Auto Workers Vote On Unionizing, New Melatonin Guidelines

Congress is expected to vote Saturday on aid for U.S. allies over the objections of some Republicans. Volkswagen workers at a Tennessee plant have voted overwhelmingly to join the United Auto Workers. There are new guidelines to safeguard melatonin overuse by children.

Congress Votes On Aid, Auto Workers Vote On Unionizing, New Melatonin Guidelines

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Israel Strikes Back, Columbia Student Protests, Trump Jury Picked

Less than a week after Iran launched air strikes into Israel, Israel appears to have responded. New York City police raided a college campus and arrested more than 100 students protesting the war in Gaza. And 12 New York City residents now hold Donald Trump's fate in their hands.

Israel Strikes Back, Columbia Student Protests, Trump Jury Picked

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Israel's Three Fronts, Maui Fire Probe, Inflation and Rents

Israel is now engaged in conflicts on three separate fronts: Hamas, Hezbollah and Iran. A new timeline shows Maui's deadly wildfire last year moved incredibly fast. And inflation is proving more stubborn than expected so far this year.

Israel's Three Fronts, Maui Fire Probe, Inflation and Rents

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Iran and China, Mayorkas and Johnson, Coral Reefs Bleaching

The U.S. wants China to help calm tensions in the Middle East by leveraging its influence with Iran. Democrats want to dismiss the impeachment trial against Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, while some conservatives want to dismiss House Speaker Mike Johnson for backing aid to Israel and Ukraine. And hot ocean temperatures are turning coral reefs a ghostly white.

Iran and China, Mayorkas and Johnson, Coral Reefs Bleaching

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The View From Iran, House Foreign Aid Bills, Supreme Court's Jan. 6 Case

Iran is calling its air strikes on Israel a huge success, even though nearly all their missiles and drones were shot down. It looks like House Speaker Mike Johnson could finally bring foreign aid for Ukraine and Israel up for a vote — well...make that four votes. And the U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments today in a January 6th case that asks the question: How does one specific federal law define the obstruction of a congressional proceeding?

The View From Iran, House Foreign Aid Bills, Supreme Court's Jan. 6 Case

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Iran Strikes Israel, U.S. Responds, Trump's New York Trial Begins

Iran and its allies launched more than 300 drones and missiles at Israel over the weekend. Israel, the U.S. and several other countries shot nearly all of them down. And Donald Trump goes on trial today — the first criminal trial ever for a former president.

Iran Strikes Israel, U.S. Responds, Trump's New York Trial Begins

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The Sunday Story: What Do We Need?

How can Black women face workplace challenges without losing faith—or losing themselves—in the process? Today on The Sunday Story, host Ayesha Rascoe sits down with Lauren Wesley Wilson, author of the new book, What Do You Need?

The Sunday Story: What Do We Need?

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Arizona Abortion Politics, Trump-Johnson Meeting, Argentine Economic Woes

Vice President Kamala Harris was in Arizona, where the state's high court reinstated an 1864 law all but banning abortion. House Speaker Mike Johnson met with former Pres. Donald Trump in Florida. Argentine police are breaking up protests with water cannons as the economy falters.

Arizona Abortion Politics, Trump-Johnson Meeting, Argentine Economic Woes

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