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NPR's David Folkenflik plays the puzzle with listener Kevin Gorton of San Lorenzo, California and puzzle master Will Shortz.

The Oscar-winning singer-actress died at her home in Florida, according to her publicist. Cara was behind some of the most era-defining pop anthems of the early '80s.

Four decades after the New York City Rap Tour made history in Europe, Hip-Hop's influence is everywhere - in art, fashion and even the 2024 Olympics.

Flora Greenberg of Albion, Calif. plays with NPR's Ayesha Rascoe and Weekend Edition puzzle master Will Shortz

Some Senegalese manteros spend years selling goods on the streets of Madrid and trying to avoid harassment from police as they wait for visas and work documents.

Delegates reached a last-minute deal to pay vulnerable countries for damages caused by climate change. But the final agreement does not put humanity on track to avoid catastrophic warming.

These are just some of the chilling accounts from Ukrainians in Kherson after 8 1/2 months under Russian occupation.

So far, three of 12 unions representing freight rail workers have rejected the contract deal brokered by the Biden administration in September. Those unions are holding out for paid sick leave.

Vandana Bajaj of Highland Park, N.J. plays the puzzle with NPR's Ayesha Rascoe and Weekend Edition puzzle master Will Shortz

Climate change is an everyday reality for students and teachers living in the Himalayan mountains of Nepal. At one school, they are trying to learn more about the forces that could upend their lives.

The Republican chairman of Maricopa County, Ariz., is winning praise for his skilled handling of the election in the face of disinformation and voter conspiracy theories, mostly from his own party.

Global efforts to limit climate change can't happen without more aid. Rich countries promised $100 billion to poorer ones to cope with global warming but seven years later, have yet to deliver.

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Haiti is unraveling amid escalating gang violence and a growing humanitarian crisis. The Biden administration is considering sending a multinational armed force there.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The University of California has reached a tentative deal with striking workers on higher wages and cost-of-living increases. But other demands have yet to be met.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Nancy Pelosi says she’ll bring a bill to the House floor on Wednesday to force a deal to prevent a massive railroad worker strike.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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Rex Richardson will be Long Beach’s first Black mayor. He wants to make the city a model for addressing housing, homelessness, and public safety.

Rex Richardson: Long Beach must renew its commitment to residents

Rex Richardson will be Long Beach’s first Black mayor. He wants to make the city a model for addressing housing, homelessness, and public safety.

from Greater LA

California needs to save more water and create more renewable energy. A new solar panel project on exposed water canals will bring a lot of both.

This climate solution saves water and creates solar energy

California needs to save more water and create more renewable energy. A new solar panel project on exposed water canals will bring a lot of both.

from Greater LA

Desalination of ocean water, long-considered too energy-inefficient and environmentally destructive, is increasingly finding its way into California’s water future.

Drought-stricken CA increasingly turning to desalination of ocean water

Desalination of ocean water, long-considered too energy-inefficient and environmentally destructive, is increasingly finding its way into California’s water future.

from Greater LA

Decades ago, a legendary local soccer team called Hollywood United brought together expats from Europe, including rock musicians, movie actors, and even Milli Vanilli.

Long Beach Mayor-elect Rex Richardson believes city must renew commitment to residents

Decades ago, a legendary local soccer team called Hollywood United brought together expats from Europe, including rock musicians, movie actors, and even Milli Vanilli.

from Greater LA

The University of California has reached a tentative deal with striking workers on higher wages and cost-of-living increases. But other demands have yet to be met.

UC strike continues. How will students’ final exams and grades be affected?

The University of California has reached a tentative deal with striking workers on higher wages and cost-of-living increases. But other demands have yet to be met.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The City of Laguna Beach is poised to take control of several Orange County beaches. What will this mean for beachgoers?

How might OC beaches change as control transfers from county to city?

The City of Laguna Beach is poised to take control of several Orange County beaches. What will this mean for beachgoers?

from Greater LA

About 10% of the water shuttled through the LA Aqueduct gets lost to evaporation. To stop it, LA DWP wants to cover some of those miles of water with solar panels.

To save more water and create more renewable energy, turn to solar canals

About 10% of the water shuttled through the LA Aqueduct gets lost to evaporation. To stop it, LA DWP wants to cover some of those miles of water with solar panels.

from Greater LA

From sci-fi to the streets, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors considers a policy proposal on whether or not the San Francisco Police Department can use robots as a deadly force.

San Francisco considers allowing law enforcement robots to use lethal force

From sci-fi to the streets, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors considers a policy proposal on whether or not the San Francisco Police Department can use robots as a deadly force.