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Residents Of Lake Worth, Fla., Are Warned About ZombiesDuring a power outage Sunday, a local alert system texted residents with an advisory blaming the outage on "extreme zombie activity." The prank is being investigated.Tue, 22 May 2018 06:44:00 -0400https://www.npr.org/2018/05/22/613254342/residents-of-lake-worth-fla-are-warned-about-zombies?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nationalhttps://www.npr.org/2018/05/22/613254342/residents-of-lake-worth-fla-are-warned-about-zombies?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=national<p>During a power outage Sunday, a local alert system texted residents with an advisory blaming the outage on "extreme zombie activity." The prank is being investigated.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=613254342' />
This Salvadoran Woman Is At The Center Of The Attorney General's Asylum CrackdownAttorney General Jeff Sessions is personally intervening in the case of one woman from El Salvador. He is questioning whether she and other domestic violence survivors deserve asylum in the U.S.Tue, 22 May 2018 05:01:04 -0400https://www.npr.org/2018/05/22/611920968/this-salvadoran-woman-is-at-the-center-of-the-attorney-generals-asylum-crackdown?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nationalhttps://www.npr.org/2018/05/22/611920968/this-salvadoran-woman-is-at-the-center-of-the-attorney-generals-asylum-crackdown?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=national<img src='https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2018/05/17/180508_npr_asylum_0097_wide-2f2804e93dc455f66456e65e76a0e3658ee64ad6.jpg?s=600' alt='Ms. A.B. is seeking asylum in the U.S. after suffering more than a decade of domestic violence in El Salvador. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has personally intervened in her case.'/><p>Attorney General Jeff Sessions is personally intervening in the case of one woman from El Salvador. He is questioning whether she and other domestic violence survivors deserve asylum in the U.S.</p><p>(Image credit: Kevin D. Liles for NPR)</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=611920968' />Joel Rose
Nothing Certain In Search For 'Regulatory Certainty' At EPAEnvironmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt often cites the need for "regulatory certainty." But even some supporters of his sweeping rollbacks say they're creating the opposite. Tue, 22 May 2018 05:00:34 -0400https://www.npr.org/2018/05/22/611819300/nothing-certain-in-search-for-regulatory-certainty-at-epa?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nationalhttps://www.npr.org/2018/05/22/611819300/nothing-certain-in-search-for-regulatory-certainty-at-epa?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=national<img src='https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2018/05/18/ap_18093549218295_wide-8f9bbbc27589b1767b118577623b857a9ff4ca15.jpg?s=600' alt='Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt announcing his decision in April to scrap Obama administration fuel economy standards.'/><p>Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt often cites the need for "regulatory certainty." But even some supporters of his sweeping rollbacks say they're creating the opposite. </p><p>(Image credit: Andrew Harnik/AP)</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=611819300' />Nathan Rott
In 'Facts And Fears,' Ex-Spy Boss Clapper Comes In From The Cold, Badly ChilledFormer Director of National Intelligence James Clapper recalls a lifetime of service in the spy business as he perceives Washington, D.C., crumbling around him.Tue, 22 May 2018 05:00:15 -0400https://www.npr.org/2018/05/22/613107871/in-facts-and-fears-ex-spy-boss-clapper-comes-in-from-the-cold-badly-chilled?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nationalhttps://www.npr.org/2018/05/22/613107871/in-facts-and-fears-ex-spy-boss-clapper-comes-in-from-the-cold-badly-chilled?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=national<img src='https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2018/05/21/gettyimages-680468216clapperhand_wide-92b89fef7930ccea1b0160c1ccd757da2c0b75d4.jpg?s=600' alt='Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism on Capitol Hill May 8, 2017.'/><p>Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper recalls a lifetime of service in the spy business as he perceives Washington, D.C., crumbling around him.</p><p>(Image credit: Eric Thayer/Getty Images)</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=613107871' />Philip Ewing
Routine DNA Screening Moves Into Primary CareThe Pennsylvania-based health care chain Geisinger Health System plans to soon offer DNA sequencing as part of routine care for all patients. Is there a downside?Tue, 22 May 2018 05:00:04 -0400https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2018/05/22/613090774/routine-dna-screening-moves-into-primary-care?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nationalhttps://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2018/05/22/613090774/routine-dna-screening-moves-into-primary-care?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=national<img src='https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2018/05/21/dna-testing-2_wide-4297ac6307ff78b5679aae04766194d83a5adef8.jpg?s=600' alt='DNA isolated from a small sample of saliva or blood, can now fairly inexpensively yield information about a person's relative risk of developing dozens of diseases or medical conditions.'/><p>The Pennsylvania-based health care chain Geisinger Health System plans to soon offer DNA sequencing as part of routine care for all patients. Is there a downside?</p><p>(Image credit: GIPhotoStock/Cultura RF/Getty Images)</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=613090774' />Michelle Andrews
Scientific Studies Confirm A Spike In Black Lung DiseaseStudies, prompted in part by NPR's reports of an epidemic of advanced stages of the disease, provide further evidence of growing rates of the disease — including a bigger demand for lung transplants.Tue, 22 May 2018 05:00:00 -0400https://www.npr.org/2018/05/22/613254363/scientific-studies-confirm-a-spike-in-black-lung-disease?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nationalhttps://www.npr.org/2018/05/22/613254363/scientific-studies-confirm-a-spike-in-black-lung-disease?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=national<p>Studies, prompted in part by NPR's reports of an epidemic of advanced stages of the disease, provide further evidence of growing rates of the disease — including a bigger demand for lung transplants.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=613254363' />Howard Berkes
CDC Gives The All-Clear To Start Eating Romaine Lettuce AgainThe warning went on for weeks, as the CDC documented 172 cases of E. coli. Fresh supplies of lettuce, harvested in Salinas Valley, Calif, are being shipped to restaurants and stores nationwide.Tue, 22 May 2018 05:00:00 -0400https://www.npr.org/2018/05/22/613254356/cdc-gives-the-all-clear-to-start-eating-romaine-lettuce-again?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nationalhttps://www.npr.org/2018/05/22/613254356/cdc-gives-the-all-clear-to-start-eating-romaine-lettuce-again?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=national<p>The warning went on for weeks, as the CDC documented 172 cases of E. coli. Fresh supplies of lettuce, harvested in Salinas Valley, Calif, are being shipped to restaurants and stores nationwide.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=613254356' />Allison Aubrey
Texas Roundtable Will Discuss Ways To Address Gun ViolenceAfter a second mass shooting this year, Gov. Greg Abbott surprised some in this pro-gun state by saying the reaction to the nation's latest school shooting needs to be more than prayers.Tue, 22 May 2018 05:00:00 -0400https://www.npr.org/2018/05/22/613254300/texas-roundtable-will-discuss-ways-to-address-gun-violence?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nationalhttps://www.npr.org/2018/05/22/613254300/texas-roundtable-will-discuss-ways-to-address-gun-violence?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=national<p>After a second mass shooting this year, Gov. Greg Abbott surprised some in this pro-gun state by saying the reaction to the nation's latest school shooting needs to be more than prayers.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=613254300' />Wade Goodwyn
Crowdfunders Left Hanging By 3D Headphone Startup's Abrupt Closure"To fail at the five-yard line is a tragedy," the company said in a statement. More than 10,000 people had shelled out $200 or more for Ossic X headphones on Kickstarter and Indiegogo.Mon, 21 May 2018 22:01:00 -0400https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/05/21/613133398/crowdfunders-left-hanging-by-3d-headphone-startups-abrupt-closure?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nationalhttps://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/05/21/613133398/crowdfunders-left-hanging-by-3d-headphone-startups-abrupt-closure?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=national<img src='https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2018/05/21/gettyimages-630927156_wide-adf0b57c81114a4d206879fdd1499206b9a08480.jpg?s=600' alt='Headphone company Ossic announced Saturday it was shutting down, having delivered just 250 of the 10,000 pairs of virtual reality headphones that its backers had crowdfunded.'/><p>"To fail at the five-yard line is a tragedy," the company said in a statement. More than 10,000 people had shelled out $200 or more for Ossic X headphones on Kickstarter and Indiegogo.</p><p>(Image credit: David Becker/Getty Images)</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=613133398' />Laurel Wamsley
German Families Playing Hooky Stopped By Police At Airports, May Be FinedOfficers have launched investigations into more families caught skipping school ahead of a three-day weekend. Parents could face fines up to $1,177. U.S. parents can be fined for kids' truancy too.Mon, 21 May 2018 21:50:00 -0400https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/05/21/613188244/german-families-playing-hooky-stopped-by-police-at-airports-may-be-fined?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nationalhttps://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/05/21/613188244/german-families-playing-hooky-stopped-by-police-at-airports-may-be-fined?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=national<img src='https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2018/05/21/gettyimages-106947945_wide-ca0868237583200c444a7cb7ab44c97f66973ebf.jpg?s=600' alt='Police on patrol in three German airports have launched investigations into 20 families who pulled their children out of school to go on vacation.'/><p>Officers have launched investigations into more families caught skipping school ahead of a three-day weekend. Parents could face fines up to $1,177. U.S. parents can be fined for kids' truancy too.</p><p>(Image credit: AFP/AFP/Getty Images)</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=613188244' />Vanessa Romo
Another Cause of Doctor Burnout? Being Forced To Give Immigrants Unequal CareUndocumented patients with kidney disease often can't get treatment unless they are in a state of emergency — this bothers clinicians who want to treat all patients equally. Mon, 21 May 2018 18:58:04 -0400https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2018/05/21/613115383/another-cause-of-doctor-burnout-being-forced-to-give-immigrants-unequal-care?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nationalhttps://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2018/05/21/613115383/another-cause-of-doctor-burnout-being-forced-to-give-immigrants-unequal-care?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=national<img src='https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2018/05/21/dianlysis-1_wide-5086724f9ee9dff95753188c85933d5d641c7e9f.jpg?s=600' alt='Undocumented immigrants often can't get routine dialysis care and have to wait until their condition worsens to get emergency care.'/><p>Undocumented patients with kidney disease often can't get treatment unless they are in a state of emergency — this bothers clinicians who want to treat all patients equally. </p><p>(Image credit: Jake Harper/Side Effects Public Media)</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=613115383' />Jake Harper
For Vegas Oddsmakers, Home Team's Fairy Tale Season Becomes A FrightfestThe odds of the Vegas Golden Knights winning the Stanley Cup hovered as high as 500-to-1 last fall. Now, the team has made the final in its first season — and some bettors stand to win big.Mon, 21 May 2018 18:20:00 -0400https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/05/21/613086776/for-vegas-oddsmakers-home-teams-fairy-tale-season-becomes-a-frightfest?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nationalhttps://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/05/21/613086776/for-vegas-oddsmakers-home-teams-fairy-tale-season-becomes-a-frightfest?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=national<img src='https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2018/05/21/gettyimages-960629820_wide-066ab0ee90f2c344b8ed312f3624a8bcdd4e8b39.jpg?s=600' alt='Marc-Andre Fleury, winner of multiple Stanley Cups with the Pittsburgh Penguins, had been cast off to Vegas when a younger player took his spot as starting goalie. Now in goal for the Golden Knights, he's four wins away from adding his name yet again to the Cup.'/><p>The odds of the Vegas Golden Knights winning the Stanley Cup hovered as high as 500-to-1 last fall. Now, the team has made the final in its first season — and some bettors stand to win big.</p><p>(Image credit: Jason Halstead/Getty Images)</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=613086776' />Colin Dwyer
'We Were Expecting That She Will Return Alive': Family Mourns Slain Pakistani StudentSabika Sheikh's family was aware of U.S. school shootings, but didn't think it would happen to their daughter. "We were confident that Sabika will be very much safe there," her great-uncle tells NPR.Mon, 21 May 2018 17:48:00 -0400https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/05/21/613119185/we-were-expecting-that-she-will-return-alive-family-mourns-slain-pakistani-stude?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nationalhttps://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/05/21/613119185/we-were-expecting-that-she-will-return-alive-family-mourns-slain-pakistani-stude?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=national<img src='https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2018/05/21/ap_18139464433888_wide-a95b75e1f9c4cad4f45b5b5a14acacb8843d130a.jpg?s=600' alt='Abdul Aziz Sheikh (center), the father of Sabika Sheikh, a victim of a shooting at a Texas high school, shows a picture of his daughter in Karachi on Saturday.'/><p>Sabika Sheikh's family was aware of U.S. school shootings, but didn't think it would happen to their daughter. "We were confident that Sabika will be very much safe there," her great-uncle tells NPR.</p><p>(Image credit: Fareed Khan/AP)</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=613119185' />Diaa Hadid
Luci Baines Johnson Receives Honorary Nursing Degree From Georgetown UniversityNPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Luci Baines Johnson, daughter of President Lyndon Johnson, about receiving an honorary nursing degree from Georgetown University more than half a century after she left school because the nursing school had a policy against married students.Mon, 21 May 2018 16:19:00 -0400https://www.npr.org/2018/05/21/613117648/luci-baines-johnson-receives-honorary-nursing-degree-from-georgetown-university?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nationalhttps://www.npr.org/2018/05/21/613117648/luci-baines-johnson-receives-honorary-nursing-degree-from-georgetown-university?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=national<p>NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Luci Baines Johnson, daughter of President Lyndon Johnson, about receiving an honorary nursing degree from Georgetown University more than half a century after she left school because the nursing school had a policy against married students.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=613117648' />
Deputy AG Rosenstein Says DOJ Will Look Into Surveillance Of Trump CampaignThe President has asked the Justice Department to look into whether it improperly surveilled his campaign after published reports that a U.S. intelligence source had contact with people in the Trump campaign during the summer of 2016. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein says the department's inspector general will do that.Mon, 21 May 2018 16:19:00 -0400https://www.npr.org/2018/05/21/613117592/deputy-ag-rosenstein-says-doj-will-look-into-surveillance-of-trump-campaign?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nationalhttps://www.npr.org/2018/05/21/613117592/deputy-ag-rosenstein-says-doj-will-look-into-surveillance-of-trump-campaign?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=national<p>The President has asked the Justice Department to look into whether it improperly surveilled his campaign after published reports that a U.S. intelligence source had contact with people in the Trump campaign during the summer of 2016. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein says the department's inspector general will do that.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=613117592' />Carrie Johnson