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Earthquake Strikes Turkey and Syria, State of the Union, 2023 Grammys

The death toll continues to rise after a massive earthquake strikes Turkey and Syria, President Biden to deliver State of the Union to a new Congress, Beyoncé breaks records during the 2023 Grammys.

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White Lies: The Men on the Roof

On the morning of August 21, 1991, a group of Cuban detainees took over a federal prison in Talladega, Alabama, and demanded their freedom. But how did they get here? And what became of them after? In the new season of NPR's White Lies, hosts Chip Brantley and Andrew Beck Grace unspool a decades-long story about immigration, indefinite detention, and a secret list. In the first episode, Brantley and Beck Grace search for answers to the questions raised by a single photograph.

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China Spy Balloon Fallout, Blockbuster Jobs Report, Arrest in California Murders

A Chinese surveillance balloon floating over U.S. airspace leads to diplomatic tensions. And U.S. employers added more than half a million jobs to the market in January, which is great for wages, but bad for fighting inflation. Plus, two suspected gang members are arrested in a California in connection with the murders of 6 people, including an infant.

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Chinese Spy Balloon, Majid Khan, Great Salt Lake Drying Up

Antony Blinken prepares to meet with Xi Jinping soon after officials spotted a Chinese spy balloon over the U.S., ex-Guantánamo prisoner released to Belize, the Great Salt Lake at risk of drying up.

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U.S. Military Expansion In Philippines, Biden FBI Search, U.S.-Mexico Border Hearing

The U.S. expands its military presence in the Philippines with an eye toward Taiwan, the FBI finds no classified documents at Biden's vacation home, House Republicans hold an immigration hearing.

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Biden and McCarthy Talk Debt Limit, Tyre Nichols' Funeral, Federal Reserve Rate Hike

President Biden meets with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy to discuss the debt ceiling, thousands expected to attend Tyre Nichols' funeral in Memphis, the Fed's latest move to tamp down inflation.

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Blinken In the West Bank, Colorado River Deadline, Trump and Stormy Daniels

Antony Blinken meets with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, cutting water use along the Colorado River, evidence is presented on Trump's role in paying hush money to Stormy Daniels.

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The Path Forward In Memphis, Blinken In Israel, House Republicans Launch Hearings

Leaders in Memphis say police reform is just part of the solution to police violence, Antony Blinken arrives in Jerusalem amid mounting violence, House Republicans begin probes into Democrats.

The Path Forward In Memphis, Blinken In Israel, House Republicans Launch Hearings

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Palos de la Frontera, Huelva, Spain (October 16, 2022) - A man from Senegal turns away from the camera at the door of his home near strawberry farms, where he does seasonal work. He asked not to be identified, because he did not want his family to know he lived in difficult conditions. Ricci Shryock for NPR hide caption

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Chapter 3: The Call Home

For many African migrants who set out on long and dangerous journeys to Europe, the end point is Huelva province in southwestern Spain. Here, strawberry fields spread for miles and miles and jobs are plentiful. Each year, thousands of seasonal workers cultivate the soil, plant seedlings, water and fertilize and harvest the crops.

Chapter 3: The Call Home

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Tyre Nichols Video Released, Middle East Violence, Latest NPR Shopping Trip

Memphis releases footage of the violent traffic stop that resulted in the death of Tyre Nichols. Secretary of State Antony Blinken visits the Middle East amid renewed violence. NPR returns to a particular Walmart for more insight into the economy.

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