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At least 13 people died in a vehicle crash in Imperial County, Calif., on Tuesday, when a crowded Ford Expedition SUV collided with a gravel truck. Local hospital officials initially said 15 people died from the crash, but the California Highway Patrol later lowered the figure.

Here & Now‘s Tonya Mosley discusses the latest efforts by the Biden administration to reunite the remaining migrant families separated at the U.S. Southern border with Jacob Soboroff, NBC and MSNBC correspondent and author of “Separated: Inside an American Tragedy.”

Many Americans 65 and older are rolling up their sleeves to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

But the joy of getting vaccinated was tempered for Mary Rich: She lost her 83-year-old sister, Barbara Gill, to COVID-19 two days earlier. Blake Farmer of WPLN reports.

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Here & Now‘s Tonya Mosley speaks with Jared Leto about his latest film “The Little Things.” Leto plays an appliance delivery man who becomes the prime suspect in a series of murders in 1990s California.

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The History Of Voting Rights In America

Mar 2, 2021

Former President Lyndon Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act on Aug. 6, 1965. We look back at the history of voting rights in the United States as the Supreme Court considers a case that could give states a green light to change voting laws, making it more difficult for some to vote.

Here & Now‘s Callum Borchers speaks with Julian Zelizer, professor of history and public affairs at Princeton University.

The Supreme Court hears arguments on Tuesday in a pair of cases that could impact voting rights in this country. The cases involve whether a third party can turn in someone else’s ballot and whether to count ballots that are submitted in the wrong precinct.

If you've read Sarah Pinborough's 2017 novel Behind Her Eyes, you already know what to expect from Netflix's new miniseries adaptation. But if you don't know what to expect, you ought to do everything you can to keep it that way, and come to this series as uninformed as possible. Just promise yourself, in advance, that you'll stay with it, and allow its secrets to slowly reveal themselves. Get to the end — the very end — and I all but guarantee you'll be ready to start watching the whole thing all over again. Immediately.

SEOUL — The military's killing of at least 18 protesters on Sunday in Myanmar has increased pressure on foreign governments to use their influence to push for the release of the country's elected leaders, including Aung San Suu Kyi, from detention, and restore some measure of democratic rule.

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An American father and son who allegedly helped former Nissan Motors Chairman Carlos Ghosn flee Japan have been extradited to Tokyo, where they face up to three years in prison if convicted.

For anyone who has purchased a pair of shoes online, only to be immediately pursued across the Internet by enthusiastic algorithms exclaiming that we will love exactly the same pair of shoes (which is, technically speaking, true), the globe-spanning future of 2095 that Machinehood presents through the eyes of two women caught in its web feels disconcertingly logical.

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The red-cockaded woodpecker has been listed as endangered for more than half a century, but that could soon change.

In the final months of the Trump administration, federal wildlife officials started a process to downgrade its status to "threatened."

Conservation groups say science doesn't support the move, and that it could undermine gains made in part with the help of unusual public-private partnerships that have taken decades of work and millions of dollars.

In a note to newsroom staff Senior Vice President of News and Editorial Director Nancy Barnes announced this staffing update:

I am delighted to share the news that Kenya Young, the outstanding executive producer of Morning Edition, will be promoted to Managing Editor for Collaborative Journalism, effective June 1.

An unopened letter that was mailed back in 1697 but never delivered has been read by researchers who have developed a way to virtually "unfold" sealed letter packets without having to actually break the seal.

Dr. Seuss Enterprises will cease publishing six of the author's books — including And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street and If I Ran the Zoo — saying they "portray people in ways that are hurtful and wrong." The books have been criticized for how they depict Asian and Black people.

If you think America's politics are polarizing, consider Bitcoin. The price of a single Bitcoin today hovers around $50,000. Ten years ago, in its infancy, it was around a buck. The digital currency's meteoric rise has minted millionaires and energized true believers around the world. That's only convinced skeptics that Bitcoin is the mother of all bubbles.

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"Is there any yoked creature without its private opinions?" asks George Eliot in her novel Middlemarch. Much of Kazuo Ishiguro's fiction is told from the perspective of the ancillary, the dependent, the tangential and functionary: In Never Let Me Go, what begins as a boarding school novel gradually becomes dystopian horror, when we realize it is being narrated by clones being raised to have their organs harvested for the general population.

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Storage facilities are packed to capacity. But with the impact of the pandemic, a lot of people are failing to make payments. Every month, hundreds of them have their stored items auctioned.

The Biden administration made democracy a top foreign policy issue. Myanmar's coup represents an early test. The U.S. responded with tough talk and targeted sanctions, but will it be enough?

In what's considered Utah's most spectacular dinosaur find, paleontologists believe the Utahraptor megablock could hold the fossils of dozens of raptors caught in quicksand millions of years ago.

More than 275 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped last Friday have been returned safely, government officials say.

The Nigerian government has denied paying a ransom for the girls, and officials have not said who's responsible. It's unclear whether the captors were arrested.

The government initially said 317 girls were abducted, but today revised the number to 279 without explanation. They were taken from their beds at the Government Girls Science Secondary School in the town of Jangebe.

Hunger has been weaponized in the war in Yemen, says a former U.N. official who is currently in the country.

"We are seeing a relentless countdown to a possible famine that the world hasn't seen since Ethiopia in the 1980s," says Jan Egeland, who is now secretary-general of the Norwegian Refugee Council.

More California students may return to in-person learning after legislators promised $2 billion to public schools that return to campus before the end of the month.

Most of California's 6.1 million students and 319,000 teachers haven't set foot in a classroom since the pandemic shut down schools across the state last March. But Gov. Gavin Newsom worked with Senate and Assembly leaders to announce a $6.6 billion aid package Monday.

The U.S. Department of Education will have a new leader. Late Monday, in a 64 to 33 vote, the U.S. Senate confirmed Miguel Cardona to be the next Secretary of Education.

Ralph Peterson Jr., a drummer, bandleader, composer and educator whose lunging propulsion and volatile combustion were hallmarks of a jazz career spanning more than 40 years, died on Monday in North Dartmouth, Mass. The cause was complications from cancer, his manager, Laura Martinez, tells NPR Music; Peterson had been living with the disease for the last six years. He was 58.

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