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Hunter Biden

Hunter Biden found guilty of felony gun charges

The president's son also faces tax charges in a separate prosecution scheduled to go to trial in September.
a D-Day remembrance

Biden commemorates D-Day invasion’s 80th anniversary, linking it to Ukraine conflict

President Biden said the historic invasion is a reminder of the costs of freedom and democracy — and the value of alliances.
migrants

Biden’s new executive order denies asylum claims to most migrants crossing the border unlawfully

President Biden's new measure will go into effect if more than 2,500 migrants cross illegally per day.
a woman

Mexico elects its first female president

Mexico made history Sunday, as Claudia Sheinbaum took about three-fifths of the vote to win its presidential election in a landslide.
a man at a podium with flags behind him

Trump repeats claims — without evidence — that his trial was rigged

Former President Donald Trump reiterated many of claims — without evidence — that his criminal trial was rigged.
an interchange

When driving on the wrong side of the road is the right way to speed up traffic

An unconventional design known as the diverging diamond interchange can be both safer and more efficient than conventional left turn lanes.
the Russian Central Bank

Billions from Russia’s frozen assets will go to help Ukraine’s military, the EU says

The European Union will send as much as $3.25 billion in profits from frozen Russian assets to Ukraine for military and reconstruction efforts.
rescue teams

Iran’s president has died in a helicopter crash, state media reports

Iranian state media reported Monday that no survivors had been found at the site of the crashed helicopter carrying Ebrahim Raisi.
the Supreme Court

Supreme Court upholds Consumer Financial Protection Bureau funding

The 7-2 ruling overturns a lower 5th Circuit Court of Appeals decision that the federal consumer watchdog's structure is unconstitutional.
an emergency room

How do you help patients who show up in the ER 100 times a year?

For decades, nonprofits, health insurers and hospitals have been trying to solve the problem of the people who need the emergency room again and again.
Sitka

Sitka site among nation’s most endangered historic places

Sitka's Tlingit clan houses are one of America's 11 most endangered historic sites, according to the National Trust for Historic Preservation's annual list.
a woman

Military families in Hawaii spark trial over 2021 jet fuel leak that tainted water

A federal judge will decide the case opening Monday, following multiple lawsuits after military jet fuel leaked into Pearl Harbor's drinking water.
data servers

Net neutrality is back: U.S. promises fast, safe and reliable internet for all

The U.S. will reinstate Obama-era regulations for internet service providers that promise fast, reliable and fair internet speeds for all consumers.
the Supreme Court

Supreme Court appears skeptical of blanket immunity for a former president

It is unclear after Thursday's arguments whether the court will act swiftly to resolve the appeal by former president Donald Trump.
Lina Khan

U.S. bans noncompete agreements for nearly all jobs

The FTC has voted to ban agreements that typically prevent workers from leaving their companies to join or start competing businesses.
President Biden

President Biden signs law to ban TikTok nationwide unless it is sold

The measure was included in a foreign aid package providing support to Ukraine and Israel. TikTok has vowed to challenge the law in federal court.
a museum

‘Not in the business of just giving away our entire collections:’ Denver museum denies Lingít repatriations

Denver Post reporter Sam Tabachnik says the Denver Art Museum has a history of denying repatriation requests for tribal cultural items.
an air traffic control tower

With close calls mounting, the FAA will require more rest for air traffic controllers

Federal regulators are increasing the amount of required rest between shifts for air traffic controllers, amid rising concerns about aviation safety.
Iranians

Israel launches missile strikes into Iran, U.S. military official says

Iranian news has not reported any such strike. Israel's military has not responded to NPR's requests for comment.
wildfire smoke

Wildfire smoke contributes to thousands of deaths each year in the U.S.

Two new studies show the unseen toll smoke is taking on people across the country. Climate change is likely to make the problem even bigger.
a mother and son

Suicides make up majority of gun deaths, but remain overlooked in gun violence debate

Suicide is the leading cause of gun-related deaths in the United States. But it's often only an afterthought in the public debate about gun violence.
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.
Two men in suits break an ice sculpture with an ice pick

Homeland Security funds new Arctic security research center at UAA

The Arctic Domain Awareness Center will receive $46 million to study Arctic geopolitics, commerce, food security and climate change. 
a woman

Many 911 call centers are understaffed, and the job has gotten harder

The question of whether to send police or mental health clinicians usually rests with 911 workers, who are often overworked and overstressed.
two people look up at hte sky

A rare solar eclipse darkened skies and dazzled viewers across the U.S.

Crowds and clouds didn't stop people from gathering across the path of totality. Viewers craned their necks and clapped as skies briefly darkened, a sight the U.S. won't see again until 2044.

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