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Desperate Times, Desperate Measures As Water Runs Short In The West
Farmers are preparing to flood their fields to replenish aquifers, while ranchers are selling off parts of their herds and worried about feeding the rest.
Remembering an Abortion Rights Activist Who Spurned the Spotlight
Abortion-rights activist Patricia Maginnis died in August at age 93. In the years before Roe, she demanded direct, immediate action on abortion.
Social Media Misinformation Stokes A Worsening Civil War In Ethiopia
In Ethiopia, old ethnic tensions are being stoked in new ways. And that means that a bloody civil war is likely entering an even more destructive phase.
Is China A Threat Or An Opportunity?
The U.S. isn't done sending a message to China. But that message continues to come at the expense of American companies.
Native Americans Take Over The Writers' Room and Tell Their Own Stories
In Rutherford Falls and Reservation Dogs, Native writers tell their own stories.
BONUS: Janet Jackson Once Had 'Control' of the Charts
Janet Jackson's Control turns 35 this week. NPR's Sam Sanders of It's Been A Minute investigated the album's making and legacy to commemorate the anniversary.