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The Sunday Story: What Do We Need?

How can Black women face workplace challenges without losing faith—or losing themselves—in the process? Today on The Sunday Story, host Ayesha Rascoe sits down with Lauren Wesley Wilson, author of the new book, What Do You Need?

The Sunday Story: What Do We Need?

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Arizona Abortion Politics, Trump-Johnson Meeting, Argentine Economic Woes

Vice President Kamala Harris was in Arizona, where the state's high court reinstated an 1864 law all but banning abortion. House Speaker Mike Johnson met with former Pres. Donald Trump in Florida. Argentine police are breaking up protests with water cannons as the economy falters.

Arizona Abortion Politics, Trump-Johnson Meeting, Argentine Economic Woes

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OJ's Cultural Legacy, Ukraine's Mobilization Law, Ohtani's Ex-Translator Charged

We look back at the complicated life and legacy O.J. Simpson leaves behind after he died yesterday from cancer. More than two years into its full scale invasion of Ukraine, Russia's war of attrition in Ukraine appears to be succeeding in ways its military superiority has not. And the Justice Department charges baseball star Shohei Ohtani's former interpreter with $16 million of bank fraud.

OJ's Cultural Legacy, Ukraine's Mobilization Law, Ohtani's Ex-Translator Charged

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Biden's Trilateral Asia Summit, EU's Asylum Overhaul, FAFSA Form Fiasco

President Biden is hosting a meeting with the leaders of two key U.S. allies — Japan and the Philippines — to counter China's power in Asia. The European Union is moving forward with major changes to its migration policies that would make it harder to seek asylum in Europe. And high school seniors are struggling to figure out a new college financial aid form that's been plagued by delays and errors.

Biden's Trilateral Asia Summit, EU's Asylum Overhaul, FAFSA Form Fiasco

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Arizona Abortion Ban, PFAS In Drinking Water, Japan's Awkward State Dinner

Arizona's Supreme Court says an abortion ban passed during the Civil War should be the law of the land today. The EPA is, for the first time, putting limits on "forever chemicals" in our drinking water. And Japan's prime minister comes to Washington, just as President Biden questions a global business deal.

Arizona Abortion Ban, PFAS In Drinking Water, Japan's Awkward State Dinner

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Abortion Politics, Vatican's "Human Dignity," Missouri Execution...and the Eclipse!

Donald Trump wants to leave abortion policy up to the states. The Vatican calls surrogacy and gender theory "grave threats" to "human dignity." And Missouri plans to execute a man who shot and killed two of his family members nearly 20 years ago — despite an unusual coalition advocating against his execution.

Abortion Politics, Vatican's "Human Dignity," Missouri Execution...and the Eclipse!

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Eclipse Day, Student Loan Debt, Gaza War At Six Months

We've got everything you need to be ready for today's total solar eclipse. (Except for those glasses...you're on your own there!) The Biden administration is taking another crack at an issue it's struggled to get through the courts. And this weekend marked six months of the war in Gaza — with still no clarity on how it might end.

Eclipse Day, Student Loan Debt, Gaza War At Six Months

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Baron views the beginning of a solar eclipse with friends in Western Australia in 2023. Baron says getting to see the solar corona during a total eclipse is "the most dazzling sight in the heavens." Photographs by David Baron; Bronson Arcuri, Kara Frame, CJ Riculan/NPR; Collage by Becky Harlan/NPR hide caption

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The Sunday Story: Notes from an Eclipse Chaser

David Baron says seeing a total solar eclipse is "like you've left the solar system and are looking back from some other world."

The Sunday Story: Notes from an Eclipse Chaser

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Israel And Hamas After Six Months

October 7, 2023, was a Saturday. This Saturday, we look back at the last six months of violence, beginning with the surprise attack by Hamas on communities in southern Israel and continuing as Israel keeps up its retaliation and Hamas continues to hold hostages.

Israel And Hamas After Six Months

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Biden Warns Netanyahu, No More No Labels, Migrant Children Ruling

Israel is allowing aid to flow into Northern Gaza after President Joe Biden warned that U.S. support would depend on steps taken to address civilian harm and humanitarian suffering. No Labels is deciding not to put a third-party unity ticket together to run in the 2024 presidential election. And, a federal judge decided border officials are responsible for migrant children in encampments on California's southern border.

Biden Warns Netanyahu, No More No Labels, Migrant Children Ruling

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