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‘Ship of Horror’: Discovery of the Last Slave Ship to America Brings New Hope to an Old Community https://fc.lc/2Nog

Enslaved Africans smuggled into Alabama in the schooner Clotilda founded Africatown after the Civil War. Now residents want to raise the wreck from under the Mobile River as a symbol of pride.. 26 more words

Cory Booker Says Beating Trump Should Be ‘the Floor, Not the Ceiling’ https://fc.lc/2Nog

Stuck in the polls and contending with a loaded Democratic field, Mr. Booker emphasized a deeper primary conversation during a four-day swing through Iowa.. via NYT U.S. 10 more words

U.S. Women’s Team Collects One Last Win on Road to the World Cup https://fc.lc/2Nog

A 3-0 defeat of Mexico capped a pre-Cup schedule that offered the variety of tests and displayed the U.S.’s depth and power.. via NYT Sports… 12 more words

Nxivm Branding Ritual Was Scripted by Cult Leader to Be ‘Like a Sacrifice’ https://fc.lc/2Nog

Keith Raniere helped design the ceremonies, according to recordings introduced during his federal trial. Women should be “completely nude,” he suggested, and held to the table.. 15 more words

71-Year-Old Woman Is Killed, and Her Husband Is Wounded, in Stabbing Attack https://fc.lc/2Nog

Maria Rodriguez was found dead on Saturday in her Brooklyn home, and her 87-year-old husband, who uses a wheelchair, was wounded in the attack.. via NYT New York… 18 more words

NPR News: Book: 'The Queen' Follows Original Welfare Fraudster Linda Taylor

Book: ‘The Queen’ Follows Original Welfare Fraudster Linda Taylor
Josh Levin, author of The Queen: The Forgotten Life Behind an American Myth, talks with NPR’s Michel Martin about Linda Taylor’s complicated history.

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NPR News: Olympic Track Star Rebukes Sponsorship Pay Penalties For Pregnant Athletes

Olympic Track Star Rebukes Sponsorship Pay Penalties For Pregnant Athletes
NPR’s Michel Martin speaks with Olympic track runner Alysia Montano about how sport endorsement companies treat maternity leave.

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