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With several sports teams looking to taxpayers to fund the construction of new stadiums, NPR's Scott Simon wonders how those public funds could be spent elsewhere.

Several other states have made moves to disassociate from the nation's oldest library professional association. But Georgia's bill, the first of its kind in the nation, goes further than the others.

Illinois has a chance to enshrine its long history of corruption.

The improv and comedy organization that famously shuns New York City has just opened in Brooklyn — with a 200-seat mainstage, a 60-seat second stage, classrooms and a restaurant.

NPR's Scott Simon remembers Alexei Navalny. The Russian opposition leader died Friday in a penal colony.

As Americans struggle to find affordable housing, cities are realizing their own rules have made it too hard and expensive to build the homes they need. Now, some cities are trying to change that.

For people with damaged or diminished hearing, hearing aids are helpful devices that shouldn't carry stigma.

For people who were involved with Hillary Clinton's failed 2016 presidential campaign, the echoes of then-FBI Director James Comey's press conference on July 5, 2016, are hard to miss.

Chris Avell, a pastor from Bryan, Ohio, faced charges after turning his church into a quasi-homeless shelter, partly in response to the city's housing shortage.

In Boulder, Colo., the county is investing in sustainable farming and helping people buy local produce. It's been called "a triple win" – for customers, farmers and the economy.

A string of shooting deaths of Chicago high-schoolers shocks and saddens, despite a decrease in the city's homicide rate.

The Supreme Court has made history a central test of whether a gun control law is constitutional. That has meant a boom in demand for gun law historians, who are digging up forgotten old gun laws.

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What lasting impact will Mitch McConnell leave on Senate leadership? Plus, will Biden or Trump change their tune on compromise at the border?

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To get financial aid for college, prospective students must fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The process is now massively delayed.

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To get financial aid for college, prospective students must fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The process is now massively delayed.

College applicants are facing a bureaucratic nightmare with FAFSA

To get financial aid for college, prospective students must fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The process is now massively delayed.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Fair Shake, a Super PAC backed by Silicon Valley money, is running attack ads against Democrat Katie Porter. Who are they, and why are they so against Porter?

Crypto investor-funded Super PAC is top spender in CA Senate race

Fair Shake, a Super PAC backed by Silicon Valley money, is running attack ads against Democrat Katie Porter. Who are they, and why are they so against Porter?

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

On Thursday, Biden and Trump will both head to the U.S.-Mexico border to address immigration. It’s the top issue in the nation, reports a new Gallup poll .

Immigration: How big of a deal is it to Biden’s reelection?

On Thursday, Biden and Trump will both head to the U.S.-Mexico border to address immigration. It’s the top issue in the nation, reports a new Gallup poll .

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The continued rise of grocery prices is partly why the FTC is planning to block the merger of mega-chains Kroger and Albertsons.

Rising grocery prices: Potent presidential campaign issue

The continued rise of grocery prices is partly why the FTC is planning to block the merger of mega-chains Kroger and Albertsons.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

On Thursday, Biden and Trump will both head to the U.S.-Mexico border to address immigration. It’s the top issue in the nation, reports a new Gallup poll .

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On Thursday, Biden and Trump will both head to the U.S.-Mexico border to address immigration. It’s the top issue in the nation, reports a new Gallup poll .

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

More than five years after the Trump administration implemented its family separation policy at the border, up to 2,000 children might still be without their parents.

Families separated at border: Reunification effort is painfully slow

More than five years after the Trump administration implemented its family separation policy at the border, up to 2,000 children might still be without their parents.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The Downtown LA gay bar Redline opened in 2015. Now it joins a long legacy of LGBTQ spaces that have closed in the city center.

Gay bar Redline says ‘see you later’ after 10 years in business

The Downtown LA gay bar Redline opened in 2015. Now it joins a long legacy of LGBTQ spaces that have closed in the city center.

from KCRW Features

Out-of-pocket costs for Paxlovid have shot up for Medicare patients, and programs to help get the COVID-alleviating drug for less aren’t well known.

$1,400 for Paxlovid? Some COVID patients have sticker shock

Out-of-pocket costs for Paxlovid have shot up for Medicare patients, and programs to help get the COVID-alleviating drug for less aren’t well known.

from KCRW Features