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In A Case That Is 'Almost Impossible,' Girl Dies Of Malaria In Italy

In A Case That Is 'Almost Impossible,' Girl Dies Of Malaria In Italy

In A Case That Is 'Almost Impossible,' Girl Dies Of Malaria In Italy : The Two-Way "It's a mystery," said one health official. Italy was declared malaria-free in 1970. Officials will try to determine how and where the 4-year-old was infected.A 4-year-old girl has died of malaria in Italy, where the disease is thought to have been wiped out. Troubled health officials are looking for answers. The girl was taken to the hospital Saturday in her Alpine hometown of Trento after she developed a high fever, the Italian newspaper, Corriere della Sera. Lab tests confirmed she was infected with...…

September 6, 2017
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'I Came, I Saw, I Selfied': How Instagram Transformed The Way We Experience Art

'I Came, I Saw, I Selfied': How Instagram Transformed The Way We Experience Art

'I Came, I Saw, I Selfied': How Instagram Transformed The Way We Experience Art Immersive exhibits, such as "Infinity Mirrors" and Artechouse, are driving people to museums in search of the perfect snapshot. The craze is changing the way we experience art in the Instagram-era.You are suspended in an endless dark chamber as thousands of red, green, yellow and blue lights flicker across the air like tiny diamonds in the sky. Or at least that's how it appears in the selfie you just posted on Instagram. Yayoi Kusama's "Infinity Mirrors" – mirror-lined rooms that seem to go on forever – is part...…

December 28, 2017
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Justin Trudeau Battles For His Political Survival As Canada Gets Ready To Vote

Justin Trudeau Battles For His Political Survival As Canada Gets Ready To Vote

Justin Trudeau Locked In Tight Race With Andrew Scheer Stung by a series of recent scandals, the prime minister is locked in a virtual tie with Andrew Scheer of the opposition Conservative Party ahead of Monday's election.Heard onDavid McGuffinToggle more optionsIn Canada, campaigning for Monday's election is going down to the wire with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau fighting the battle of his political life. His rise to power as Liberal Party leader four years ago on a message of hope and change now seems a long way off. He has since been implicated in a series of scandals that have him...…

October 21, 2019
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Trump Administration's Delay In Census Printing Sets Up Count's 'Biggest Risk'

Trump Administration's Delay In Census Printing Sets Up Count's 'Biggest Risk'

Trump Administration's Uncertain Citizenship Question Plans Put Census At Risk The Trump administration appears to have delayed the printing of 1.5 billion paper forms and other mailings for next year's count as it decides whether to try again to add a citizenship question.Heard onToggle more optionsUpdated at 3:56 p.m. ET The Trump administration appears to have missed its own deadline Monday to start the printing of paper forms and other mailings that will play a key role in next year's constitutionally mandated head count of every person living in the U.S. As of Monday evening, the 2020...…

July 2, 2019
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Forgiving Student Debt Would Boost Economy, Economists Say

Forgiving Student Debt Would Boost Economy, Economists Say

Forgiving Student Debt Would Boost Economy, Economists Say Democratic presidential candidates want to obliterate student debt. Economists say that could help with income inequality, but it would come with a big price tag and risks.Heard onToggle more optionsPresidential hopefuls Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders want to tear up your student loans and set you financially free. That's popular among voters – especially those struggling to pay off this debt. Other Democratic candidates have more modest plans. But economists say the dramatic proposals from Sanders and Warren to free millions...…

February 2, 2020
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Secret Gyms And The Economics Of Prohibition

Secret Gyms And The Economics Of Prohibition

Secret Gyms And The Economics Of Prohibition : Planet Money COVID-19 safeguards have created a black market for gyms.Editor's note: This is an excerpt of Planet Money's newsletter. You can .My friend Evelyn is an immigration lawyer, and she recently had a meeting at a foreign consulate in downtown San Francisco. (Her work makes it hard for her to talk to reporters, so we're not using her last name). As she walked toward the building's metal detectors, the security guards told her she couldn't bring her backpack in, so she had to leave. She worried this would make her late, so she...…

August 11, 2020
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Facebook Removed Nearly 3.4 Billion Fake Accounts In 6 Months

Facebook Removed Nearly 3.4 Billion Fake Accounts In 6 Months

Fake Facebook Account Removal Doubled Since October, New Report Says Nearly all the phony accounts were caught by artificial intelligence and a boost in human monitoring. CEO Mark Zuckerberg said breaking up the company would make purging abusive accounts harder.Facebook says it removed 3.39 billion from October to March. That's twice the number of fraudulent accounts deleted in the previous six-month period. In the company's latest , released Thursday, Facebook said nearly all of the fake accounts were caught by artificial intelligence and more human monitoring. They also attributed the...…

May 28, 2019
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Bernie Sanders Won't Yet Explain Details Of How To Pay For Medicare For All

Bernie Sanders Won't Yet Explain Details Of How To Pay For Medicare For All

Medicare For All: Bernie Sanders Won't Explain Details Of How To Pay For It Yet "You're asking me to come up with an exact detailed plan of ... how much you're going to pay more in taxes, how much I'm going to pay," Sanders said. "I don't think I have to do that right now."Bernie Sanders doesn't plan on releasing a detailed plan of how to finance his single-payer Medicare for All plan, he on Tuesday. "You're asking me to come up with an exact detailed plan of how every American β€” how much you're going to pay more in taxes, how much I'm going to pay," he said. "I don't think I have to do...…

November 2, 2019
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U.S. Has Most Coronavirus Deaths In The World

U.S. Has Most Coronavirus Deaths In The World

Coronavirus Deaths: U.S. Tops List Of Countries, Surpasses Italy : Coronavirus Updates More than 20,600 people have died from the virus as of early Sunday morning, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.Nicole HernandezThe death toll in the United States from the coronavirus has surpassed Italy's, putting America at No. 1 worldwide for the number of people killed by the virus. show that the U.S. had lost more than 20,600 patients to the virus as of early Sunday morning. Italy has nearly 19,500 deaths. The development comes as in the U.S. in addition to New York, Louisiana...…

April 12, 2020
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Florida Joins Other States Issuing Stay-At-Home Orders

Florida Joins Other States Issuing Stay-At-Home Orders

Florida Joins Other States Issuing Stay-At-Home Orders After weeks of pressure, Gov. Ron DeSantis has ordered Florida residents to stay at home. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to NPR's Greg Allen in Miami and Tampa Mayor Jane Castor about the order.Heard onToggle more optionsAfter weeks of pressure, Gov. Ron DeSantis has ordered Florida residents to stay at home. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to NPR's Greg Allen in Miami and Tampa Mayor Jane Castor about the order.RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:The cases of COVID-19 in the state of Florida have exploded. And the governor there, Ron DeSantis, has finally...…

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