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Mon, 19 Nov 2018 13:11:00 -0500
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Florida Sues Walgreens, CVS For Alleged Role In Opioid CrisisState Attorney General Pam Bondi's office announced Friday that it had added the drugstore chains to a lawsuit filed in May against opioid distributors and manufacturers.Mon, 19 Nov 2018 13:11:00 -0500https://www.npr.org/2018/11/19/669146432/florida-sues-walgreens-cvs-for-alleged-role-in-opioid-crisis?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nationalhttps://www.npr.org/2018/11/19/669146432/florida-sues-walgreens-cvs-for-alleged-role-in-opioid-crisis?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=national<img src='https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2018/11/19/gettyimages-923084704_wide-0acd4ccc4937153a817475d697a9ab2cf9fa1568.jpg?s=600' alt='Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi speaks during a press conference in February.'/><p>State Attorney General Pam Bondi's office announced Friday that it had added the drugstore chains to a lawsuit filed in May against opioid distributors and manufacturers.</p><p>(Image credit: Zach Gibson/Bloomberg via Getty Images)</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=669146432' />Emily Sullivan
Pardon Me, Turkey, Is This Stool Taken? Scientists Turn Poultry Poop Into FuelWhen heated under proper conditions, turkey droppings transform into a form of coal, and serve as a renewable resource. Just think: Someday you might roast your holiday turkey using its own excrement.Mon, 19 Nov 2018 08:02:00 -0500https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2018/11/19/667853037/pardon-me-turkey-is-this-stool-taken-scientists-turn-poultry-poop-into-fuel?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nationalhttps://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2018/11/19/667853037/pardon-me-turkey-is-this-stool-taken-scientists-turn-poultry-poop-into-fuel?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=national<img src='https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2018/11/15/turkeypoop_wide-ae23e5e04d3f2a928e0013dd573ea076335fd595.jpg?s=600' alt='Hydrochar derived from poultry waste was produced in a lab at Ben-Gurion University in Israel. The hydrochar can be made into briquettes, which can be used as charcoal for cooking food.'/><p>When heated under proper conditions, turkey droppings transform into a form of coal, and serve as a renewable resource. Just think: Someday you might roast your holiday turkey using its own excrement.</p><p>(Image credit: Juliana Neumann)</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=667853037' />Lina Zeldovich
The Number Of People Unaccounted For In Calif. Wildfire Is Revised Firefighters in northern California now say about 1,000 people are missing from the Camp Fire. The number has gone up and down. Steve Inskeep talks to Cal Fire spokesman Cary Wright about the data.Mon, 19 Nov 2018 07:21:00 -0500https://www.npr.org/2018/11/19/669166217/the-number-of-people-unaccounted-for-in-calif-wildfire-is-revised?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nationalhttps://www.npr.org/2018/11/19/669166217/the-number-of-people-unaccounted-for-in-calif-wildfire-is-revised?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=national<p>Firefighters in northern California now say about 1,000 people are missing from the Camp Fire. The number has gone up and down. Steve Inskeep talks to Cal Fire spokesman Cary Wright about the data.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=669166217' />
Trump Administration Faces 2 Legal Challenges For Asylum Restrictions As Trump cracks down on asylum-seekers, federal lawsuits argue that the administration is turning its back on legal precedent and international law.Mon, 19 Nov 2018 05:00:23 -0500https://www.npr.org/2018/11/19/668824846/trump-administration-faces-2-legal-challenges-for-asylum-restrictions?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nationalhttps://www.npr.org/2018/11/19/668824846/trump-administration-faces-2-legal-challenges-for-asylum-restrictions?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=national<img src='https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2018/11/18/gettyimages-1062888336_wide-948d577755451be5ccac483a562b66f819187f2a.jpg?s=600' alt='Members of the migrant caravan walk to make requests for political asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border last week in Tijuana, Mexico.'/><p>As Trump cracks down on asylum-seekers, federal lawsuits argue that the administration is turning its back on legal precedent and international law.</p><p>(Image credit: John Moore/Getty Images)</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=668824846' />Richard Gonzales
Should Trump Rhetoric Be Considered In Kansas Bomb Plot Sentencing?Lawyers representing 3 men convicted of plotting to bomb Muslim Somali refugees argue their clients deserve a break at sentencing because the president's rhetoric inflamed their hatred of migrants.Mon, 19 Nov 2018 04:59:00 -0500https://www.npr.org/2018/11/19/669145260/should-trump-rhetoric-be-considered-in-kansas-bomb-plot-sentencing?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nationalhttps://www.npr.org/2018/11/19/669145260/should-trump-rhetoric-be-considered-in-kansas-bomb-plot-sentencing?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=national<p>Lawyers representing 3 men convicted of plotting to bomb Muslim Somali refugees argue their clients deserve a break at sentencing because the president's rhetoric inflamed their hatred of migrants.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=669145260' />Frank Morris
Wildfires Razed Calif. Neighborhoods But What About Untouched Homes?How do you go back to a place where there is no community and it's just your home left standing after a wildfire? This is question facing some people in California who ponder their next move.Mon, 19 Nov 2018 04:59:00 -0500https://www.npr.org/2018/11/19/669145239/wildfires-razed-calif-neighborhoods-but-what-about-untouched-homes?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nationalhttps://www.npr.org/2018/11/19/669145239/wildfires-razed-calif-neighborhoods-but-what-about-untouched-homes?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=national<p>How do you go back to a place where there is no community and it's just your home left standing after a wildfire? This is question facing some people in California who ponder their next move.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=669145239' />Leila Fadel
Puerto Ricans Want Their Government To Be More TransparentThe movement in Puerto Rico is growing. It's taken on greater urgency after Hurricane Maria, as the island prepares for the arrival of tens of billions in federal recovery grants.Mon, 19 Nov 2018 04:59:00 -0500https://www.npr.org/2018/11/19/669145225/post-maria-puerto-ricans-want-their-government-to-be-more-transparent?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nationalhttps://www.npr.org/2018/11/19/669145225/post-maria-puerto-ricans-want-their-government-to-be-more-transparent?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=national<p>The movement in Puerto Rico is growing. It's taken on greater urgency after Hurricane Maria, as the island prepares for the arrival of tens of billions in federal recovery grants.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=669145225' />Adrian Florido
News Brief: California Wildfires, Brexit Negotiations The search goes on for more victims, and President Trump visited some areas impacted by the fires. And, Britain's prime minister begins a critical week of Brexit negotiations with the EU.Mon, 19 Nov 2018 04:59:00 -0500https://www.npr.org/2018/11/19/669145190/news-brief-california-wildfires-brexit-negotiations?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nationalhttps://www.npr.org/2018/11/19/669145190/news-brief-california-wildfires-brexit-negotiations?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=national<p>The search goes on for more victims, and President Trump visited some areas impacted by the fires. And, Britain's prime minister begins a critical week of Brexit negotiations with the EU.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=669145190' />Rachel Martin
Big Latino Turnout In Midterms Raises Stakes For 2020Latino turnout was up dramatically in the midterms, according to early voting and other preliminary data. Democrats say Latino votes helped flip house and senate races across the country.Mon, 19 Nov 2018 04:59:00 -0500https://www.npr.org/2018/11/19/668665372/big-latino-turnout-in-midterms-raises-stakes-for-2020?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nationalhttps://www.npr.org/2018/11/19/668665372/big-latino-turnout-in-midterms-raises-stakes-for-2020?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=national<img src='https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2018/11/16/gettyimages-1063913966_wide-1789864a51b3d72e16d14c6d0a81d53810618d41.jpg?s=600' alt='Door hangers are stacked after a rally with Jacky Rosen, a Democrat who later won her Senate race, at the Culinary Workers Union Hall Local 226 on Nov. 5 in Las Vegas. Organizations like the Culinary Workers Union made a big push to engage Latinos in 2018.'/><p>Latino turnout was up dramatically in the midterms, according to early voting and other preliminary data. Democrats say Latino votes helped flip house and senate races across the country.</p><p>(Image credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=668665372' />Joel Rose
As Insurers Offer Discounts For Fitness Trackers, Wearers Should Step With CautionMillions of Americans use wearable devices to monitor their diet and fitness. Some insurance companies offer incentives to use them, but privacy advocates caution customers not to share too much data.Mon, 19 Nov 2018 04:59:00 -0500https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2018/11/19/668266197/as-insurers-offer-discounts-for-fitness-trackers-wearers-should-step-with-cautio?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nationalhttps://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2018/11/19/668266197/as-insurers-offer-discounts-for-fitness-trackers-wearers-should-step-with-cautio?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=national<img src='https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2018/11/16/fitness-trackers-3_wide-6284cba1444ed7a5d188060e02bd96c4ebb62aba.jpg?s=600' alt='Klute-Nelson takes a break with her dogs Kona (left) and Max.'/><p>Millions of Americans use wearable devices to monitor their diet and fitness. Some insurance companies offer incentives to use them, but privacy advocates caution customers not to share too much data.</p><p>(Image credit: Morgan Walker for NPR)</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=668266197' />Stephanie O'Neill
Calif. Authorities Raise Wildfire Death Toll To 80, Lower Number Of Missing PersonsAt least 80 people have died throughout California since the Camp Fire and Woolsey Fire broke out earlier this month. The official missing persons list spans 993 names.Mon, 19 Nov 2018 02:40:00 -0500https://www.npr.org/2018/11/19/669125749/calif-authorities-raise-wildfire-death-toll-to-80-lower-number-of-missing-person?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nationalhttps://www.npr.org/2018/11/19/669125749/calif-authorities-raise-wildfire-death-toll-to-80-lower-number-of-missing-person?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=national<img src='https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2018/11/19/gettyimages-1063395678_wide-13ff8395404975800cec15ab4b2679d7eae66e35.jpg?s=600' alt='Ryan Spainhower and his wife Kimberly discover a coin they had made during their honeymoon amidst the burned ashes of their home in Paradise, Calif., on Sunday.'/><p>At least 80 people have died throughout California since the Camp Fire and Woolsey Fire broke out earlier this month. The official missing persons list spans 993 names.</p><p>(Image credit: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=669125749' />Emily Sullivan
Education Secretary Proposes Enhanced Protections For Those Accused Of Sexual Assault On CampusNPR's Lakshmi Singh speaks with Cynthia Garrett, the co-president of Families Advocating for Campus Equality, who supports recently proposed changes to Title IX rules.Sun, 18 Nov 2018 17:48:31 -0500https://www.npr.org/2018/11/18/669090016/education-secretary-proposes-enhanced-protections-for-those-accused-of-sexual-as?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nationalhttps://www.npr.org/2018/11/18/669090016/education-secretary-proposes-enhanced-protections-for-those-accused-of-sexual-as?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=national<p>NPR's Lakshmi Singh speaks with Cynthia Garrett, the co-president of Families Advocating for Campus Equality, who supports recently proposed changes to Title IX rules.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=669090016' />
As Migrant Caravans Arrive At Tijuana Border, Tensions Mount With Local ResidentsCentral Americans moving across Mexico are arriving at the Tijuana border crossing into the U.S. Their arrival increases pressures on local authorities and tensions with residents.Sun, 18 Nov 2018 17:48:31 -0500https://www.npr.org/2018/11/18/669090006/as-migrant-caravans-arrive-at-tijuana-border-tensions-mount-with-local-residents?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nationalhttps://www.npr.org/2018/11/18/669090006/as-migrant-caravans-arrive-at-tijuana-border-tensions-mount-with-local-residents?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=national<p>Central Americans moving across Mexico are arriving at the Tijuana border crossing into the U.S. Their arrival increases pressures on local authorities and tensions with residents.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=669090006' />James Fredrick
Death Toll Continues To Rise In California Wildfire, As Does The Number MissingThose that lost their homes are struggling to figure out what's next as they plan an uncertain future.Sun, 18 Nov 2018 17:48:31 -0500https://www.npr.org/2018/11/18/669089999/death-toll-continues-to-rise-in-california-wildfire-as-does-the-number-missing?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nationalhttps://www.npr.org/2018/11/18/669089999/death-toll-continues-to-rise-in-california-wildfire-as-does-the-number-missing?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=national<p>Those that lost their homes are struggling to figure out what's next as they plan an uncertain future.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=669089999' />Frank Morris
Serving Time, And Fighting California Wildfires For $2 A Day Close to 1,500 inmates have been sent to battle the wildfires in Northern California. They are paid less than minimum wage, and some critics have decried the state program slave labor.Sun, 18 Nov 2018 17:48:00 -0500https://www.npr.org/2018/11/18/669088658/serving-time-and-fighting-california-wildfires-for-2-a-day?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nationalhttps://www.npr.org/2018/11/18/669088658/serving-time-and-fighting-california-wildfires-for-2-a-day?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=national<img src='https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2018/11/18/gettyimages-10041008021_wide-42e28ddcafa0b191fa8243b731f5c12ceae401b4.jpg?s=600' alt='Inmate firefighters battle a California wildfire in July. Qualified inmates can volunteer to be trained in firefighting; in exchange, they are paid $2 a day and an extra $1 per hour when fighting fires. The inmate firefighters also receive sentence reductions.'/><p>Close to 1,500 inmates have been sent to battle the wildfires in Northern California. They are paid less than minimum wage, and some critics have decried the state program slave labor.</p><p>(Image credit: Noah Berger/AFP/Getty Images)</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=669088658' />Lakshmi Singh