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Deepa Shivaram - NPR
a gun show

Here’s the new plan to boost background checks for guns bought at shows or online

The Justice Department's new rule requires background checks for all gun sales, not just ones sold at gun stores.
President Biden

‘We will stand with Israel,’ Biden says as U.S. condemns Hamas attack as ‘evil’

"We'll make sure Israel has what it needs to take care of itself," President Biden said from the White House Tuesday, with U.S. aid and warships already en route.
people stand at a podium

Record number of people arrested in an international fentanyl operation, DOJ says

The operation, called SpecTor, began in October 2021 and spanned the United States, Europe and South America.
a Monterey Park shooting memorial

Nearly all U.S. mass attackers were male and faced major life stressor, report finds

The U.S. Secret Service has released a first-of-its-kind report that analyzes 173 mass attacks that took place in the country from 2016 to 2020.
palm trees around a house

FBI collected multiple sets of classified documents from Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home

The search warrant and property receipt from Monday's FBI search of former President Trump's Florida home have been unsealed by a federal judge. Trump said Thursday he encouraged the release.
John Eastman, wearing a fedora, stands onstage next to Rudy Giuliani

Who is John Eastman, the Trump lawyer at the center of the Jan. 6 investigation?

The former law professor's name came up a number or times during the Jan. 6 investigation committee's hearing on Trump's pressure to get his vice president to overturn the 2020 election.
wind mills in a field

For the first time, wind power eclipsed both coal and nuclear in the U.S.

For a single day at the end of March, wind was the second-largest source of electricity generation, the Energy Information Administration says. Natural gas is still the nation's largest power source.
A rocket blasts off

A piece of space junk the size of a school bus is barreling straight toward the moon

Astronomers predict that on March 4, a piece of a rocket launched in 2015 will crash into the moon. It's believed to be first time something man-made has accidentally crashed into the moon.
A full moon in the dark.

PHOTOS: The historic partial lunar eclipse around the world

The lunar event was the longest partial lunar eclipse in 580 years. Almost the entire moon — 99.1% — was cast under the earth's shadow.

As Miss Navajo Nation, she helped her community through the pandemic

When Shaandiin Parrish was crowned Miss Navajo Nation in 2019, she didn't expect to win. She also didn't expect to be carrying the honor two years later and through the health crisis.
Flames up the trunk of a tall tree

Children born in 2020 will experience up to 7 times more extreme climate events

With the current rate of global warming and national policies that fail to make necessary cuts in heat-trapping pollution, climate events such as heat waves will continue to rise in frequency, intensity and duration, scientists say. That leaves children of younger generations facing a "severe threat" to their safety, according to the study's authors.

Scientists discover fossil of a 4-legged whale with a raptor-like eating style

Are you terrified yet? Because we certainly are. Scientists even named their discovery of a 43 million-year-old fossil after Anubis, an Egyptian god associated with death.