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Meet the Fed, the latest superpower to emerge from Washington's shadows

This past week, in the midst of many competing events, the nation's news-aware and money-savvy cohorts gave their undivided attention to a professorial-looking fellow calmly reading from a piece of paper. The bespectacled reader was Jerome Powell, who bears a weighty title as chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve... go to Article >

When a first-term Democratic president struggles, people talk about Jimmy Carter

76 Days ago News Source: Npr.org

President Biden, like any second-year occupant in the Oval Office, does not much like the phrase "one-term president." As a Democrat, he presumably does not enjoy the comparison some are making between him and Jimmy Carter, the only Democratic... read more

Biden is the latest president to go off script on Russia

175 Days ago News Source: Npr.org

The buzz went on for a week after President Biden whacked a hornets nest by telling a crowd of Poles that Russian President Vladimir Putin had to go. "For God's sake, this man cannot remain in power," Biden said. Those words were still hanging in... read more

White House pushes strategy to slow overdoses as street drugs grow more deadly

101 Days ago News Source: Npr.org

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration says it plans to cut the number of fatal overdoses in the United States by 13 percent by 2025, potentially saving tens of thousands of lives. That would mean reversing a catastrophic four-fold rise in drug... read more

Russia's Victory Day celebrations take on new importance for the Kremlin this year

139 Days ago News Source: Npr.org

MOSCOW — Russians will celebrate Victory Day on Monday, an annual event to mark the Soviet Union's defeat of Nazi Germany in World War II that has taken on added intrigue and import this year because of Russia's fight in Ukraine. Under Russian... read more

Tropical Storm Ian threatens the Caribbean, Florida with possible hurricane conditions

0 Days ago News Source: Npr.org

Officials in the Caribbean and Florida are warning residents to prepare for the arrival of Tropical Storm Ian, an intensifying storm that's expected to grow into a hurricane over the weekend. The weather system currently churning southeast of... read more

Russians flee military duty

0 Days ago News Source: Bbc.co.uk

Increased numbers of Russians are continuing to leave the country since President Putin announced the partial mobilisation. The queue on the border between Georgia and Russia has grown ten kilometres long as men attempt to avoid the draft. Also... read more

Pharoah Sanders, giant of spirit-driven jazz, dies at 81

0 Days ago News Source: Npr.org

Pharoah Sanders, the revered and influential tenor saxophonist who explored and extended the boundaries of his instrument, notably alongside John Coltrane in the 1960s, died on Saturday morning in Los Angeles. His death was announced in a post on... read more

NASA delays the Artemis 1 moon mission for a third time as a tropical storm approaches

0 Days ago News Source: Npr.org

The Artemis 1 moon mission has been delayed, not once, not twice, but now three times. The launch was scheduled for Tuesday, but NASA announced on Saturday that it had decided to postpone the mission in response to Tropical Storm Ian, which... read more

2022/09/24 13:00 GMT

0 Days ago News Source: Bbc.co.uk

The latest five minute news bulletin from BBC World Service. read more

'Wait Wait' for Sept. 24, 2022: With Not My Job guest Michael Strahan

0 Days ago News Source: Npr.org

This week's show was recorded at the Studebaker Theater in Chicago, with host Peter Sagal, official judge and scorekeeper Bill Kurtis, Not My Job guest Michael Strahan and panelists Negin Farsad, Karen Chee and Shane O'Neill. Click the audio link... read more

Weekend Arts Planner: Radiolab for kids, A Raisin in the Sun returns and klezmer goes gospel

0 Days ago News Source: Wnyc.org

WNYC Culture and Arts Editor, Steve Smith joins Weekend Edition host David Furst once again, to bring us his latest picks for music, theater and other cultural happening in New York City. 1. Radiolab for Kids: The first place we're headed is The... read more