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NPR's Ayesha Rascoe plays the puzzle with guest Puzzlemaster Greg Pliska and WBEZ listener Rich Foss of Lake Forest, Ill.

Consumers tend to spend about 10% more when they adopt mobile contactless payment methods, according to research from Assistant Professor Yuqian Xu at UNC-Chapel Hill.

Giancarlo Esposito calls his newest role <em>"</em>the highlight" of a decades-long career. He's known for playing a drug kingpin on <em>Breaking Bad.</em>

NPR's Ayesha Rascoe plays the puzzle with guest Puzzlemaster Greg Pliska and Wisconsin Public Radio listener Eric Maixner of Appleton, Wisc.

Anthropocene refers to the age of humans — the things we've done to Earth. Geologists just rejected a proposal to declare an official "Anthropocene epoch." But everyone agrees: Damage has been done.

NPR's Ayesha Rascoe plays the puzzle with guest Puzzlemaster Greg Pliska and KGOU listener Nate Tschaenn of Yukon, Oklahoma.

NPR's Ayesha Rascoe plays the puzzle with guest puzzler Greg Pliska and listener David McKinnis of Fairfield, Connecticut.

Outdoor groups and state and local officials in northern parts of the northeastern US worry that a surge of eclipse-watchers could overwhelm backcountry first responders.

As burned properties come up for sale in Lahaina, many worry outside developers will scoop them up. Some are turning to a tool that's helped other towns after a disaster: a community land trust.

As the holy month of Ramadan begins, Muslims are preparing for a less joyful observance this year. Fasting and charity take on a different meaning when many in Gaza are suffering.

In the 2022 midterm elections, Black voter turnout dropped dramatically. Ahead of the presidential election in 2024, organizers warn it could happen again and political parties should pay attention.

The late author often wrote about the loneliness and isolation of the working class. His new short story collection puts a sharper focus on the politics of small town life.

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All 371 locations of 99 Cents Only stores will close permanently, which means a big loss for those who rely on a low-income brick-and-mortar retailer in their neighborhood.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Is there anything about Trump’s abortion position for Joe Biden to capitalize on? Will Biden’s change of tune on Israel win him more supporters?

from Left, Right & Center

OJ Simpson, 76, died on Wednesday. Thirty years ago, his murder trial and acquittal became a flashpoint of celebrity, race, and jurisprudence.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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OJ Simpson, 76, died on Wednesday. Thirty years ago, his murder trial and acquittal became a flashpoint of celebrity, race, and jurisprudence.

OJ Simpson dies — his trial put race and domestic violence on national stage

OJ Simpson, 76, died on Wednesday. Thirty years ago, his murder trial and acquittal became a flashpoint of celebrity, race, and jurisprudence.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Mexico City, home to 22 million people, is facing drought, drying reservoirs, and leaky infrastructure. Some parts of the city have no running water at all.

North America’s largest city is running out of water

Mexico City, home to 22 million people, is facing drought, drying reservoirs, and leaky infrastructure. Some parts of the city have no running water at all.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

All 371 locations of 99 Cents Only stores will close permanently, which means a big loss for those who rely on a low-income brick-and-mortar retailer in their neighborhood.

‘Fellowship of frugality’: 99 Cents Only stores to shut down

All 371 locations of 99 Cents Only stores will close permanently, which means a big loss for those who rely on a low-income brick-and-mortar retailer in their neighborhood.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

LA’s animal shelters are so overcrowded that the City Council has paused issuing dog breeding licenses. The president of a local rescue explains what’s going on.

What's behind the massive influx of dogs at LA's shelters?

LA’s animal shelters are so overcrowded that the City Council has paused issuing dog breeding licenses. The president of a local rescue explains what’s going on.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The Arizona Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that a 160-year-old abortion ban may be enforced.

Abortion’s legal and political future after Arizona Supreme Court upholds 1864 ban

The Arizona Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that a 160-year-old abortion ban may be enforced.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

A neuroscience professor explains how episodic memory works and why our brains sometimes hold onto inane information. He also gives tips on strengthening your power of recall.

How to better remember what’s important (you can dump the rest)

A neuroscience professor explains how episodic memory works and why our brains sometimes hold onto inane information. He also gives tips on strengthening your power of recall.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The Orange County Sheriff's Department had hundreds of ICE transfers last year, raising concerns from immigrant rights groups who say the actions defy California law.

Immigration activists raise alarms about OC ICE transfers

The Orange County Sheriff's Department had hundreds of ICE transfers last year, raising concerns from immigrant rights groups who say the actions defy California law.

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RFK Jr. is running an uphill campaign trying to pull from anti-establishment Democrats and Republicans, but liberals are worried that his campaign is a Biden spoiler.

RFK Jr. campaign staffer says defeating Biden is ‘No. 1 priority’

RFK Jr. is running an uphill campaign trying to pull from anti-establishment Democrats and Republicans, but liberals are worried that his campaign is a Biden spoiler.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand