Basketball Legend Kobe Bryant And Daughter Gianna Die In Helicopter Crash

Updated at 5:51 p.m. ET Basketball star Kobe Bryant was killed Sunday morning in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, Calif., along with his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and others, the city's mayor confirmed to NPR. Bryant played for the Los Angeles Lakers for 20 years and is considered one of the greatest basketball players of all time. He won five NBA championships, was an 18-time All-Star, was the NBA's Most Valuable Player in the 2007-2008 season and is fourth on the NBA's all-time scoring...

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Michigan Regulators Approve Smaller Utility Rate Increase


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WATCH LIVE: Day 6 Of The Senate Impeachment Trial Resumes Monday

The Senate is holding a trial on the impeachment of President Trump, who is accused by the U.S. House of abusing his power and obstructing Congress. Each day of the trial will stream through this player as proceedings begin. You can also listen live to the proceedings on 88.1 WVPE. At the conclusion of the trial, senators are expected to vote on whether Trump should be removed from office.

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A fifth U.S. case of coronavirus has been confirmed in Arizona's Maricopa County. A statement released on Sunday from the Arizona Department of Health Services described the patient as "a member of the Arizona State University community who does not live in university housing."

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with public health scholar Kelley Lee about the World Health Organization's response to the coronavirus outbreak.

Elections officials could improve their cybersecurity in a simple way — by using dot gov website domains instead of the others they use. Why don't they?

Climate Change Threatens Future Of Sports

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NPR's Michel Martin speaks with journalist Dave Zirin about how climate change is impacting sports around the globe, including the poor air quality at the Australian Open.

The coronavirus has spread to Thailand and Southeast Asia. There are at least five cases in Thailand and two in Vietnam.

Trump Travel Ban Expansion Could Affect HBCUs

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NPR's Michel Martin speaks with David Wilson, president of Morgan State University, about how the potential travel ban expansion might affect historically black colleges and universities.

Democratic presidential hopefuls are in home stretch of the Iowa caucuses and the top candidates have been campaigning there on Sunday.

A week after the killing of a young female artist and activist, protesters in the Mexican border city of Juárez took to the streets with a message to authorities: Don't let this crime go unpunished like all the rest.

The slaying of 26-year-old Isabel Cabanillas de la Torre on Jan. 18 has reopened old wounds in a city with a gruesome history of violence against women.

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A third woman has accused a Michigan state legislator of sexual harassment.

Melissa Osborn who works as a regulatory affairs specialist for a trade group.

She tells Crain's Detroit Business that state Sen. Peter Lucido commented on her appearance and clothes while scanning her body and touching her lower back area.

Osborn says it happened at the Michigan Credit Union League's annual government affairs conference in May.

A flurry of qualifying polls released Sunday has put tech entrepreneur Andrew Yang back on the Democratic debate stage.

Yang is the seventh candidate to qualify for the Feb. 7 debate in Manchester, N.H., which is just four days ahead of the primary there.


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'The Tempest' Comes To Notre Dame February 5-7

Shakespeare's The Tempest comes to the stage at Notre Dame February 5-7. The Tempest will be performed at Notre Dame's Washington Hall by Actors From The London Stage. The five-actor ensemble cast is touring the U.S. and each actor portrays multiple roles. Tickets are available for three 7:30pm performances on Wednesday, Feb. 5; Thurs., Feb. 6 and Fri., Feb. 7. Ticket information is available here.

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'Meet Me In The Gallery' Kicks Off WVPE's 2020 Entertainment Series On Feb. 7

Meet Me in the Gallery will kick off your local NPR station's 2020 event season on Friday, Feb. 7 from 5:30-9pm. We are partnering once again with the South Bend Museum of Art for this evening that features the work of area high school students being honored as part of the Scholastic Art Awards Exhibit. We are thrilled to announce Four Winds Casinos has stepped up once again this year to sponsor our full slate of events in WVPE's 2020 Entertainment Series! The event will take place in the...

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WVPE Is Hiring In 2020

88.1 WVPE is looking to hire for three positions, a Business Account Manager, Part-TIme Development Assistant and Office Manager. If you are passionate about public radio and are interested in joining our team, please click to learn more about these job opportunities.

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NPR Student Podcast Challenge

2020 NPR Student Podcast Challenge

The 2020 NPR Student Podcast Challenge is officially open for entries. The Challenge is aimed at students between grades 5 and 12, and NPR Ed will provide a series of suggested prompts and a guide for student podcasters and their teachers. NPR hopes to generate a lot of excellent material from around the country and hope this will give us a chance to add youth voices into the national conversation. NPR has now finalized a panel of expert judges – drawn from NPR, Member stations and the world...

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