US & World |

How Misinformation Lit The Fire Under A Year Of Political Chaos In Michigan

Jeff Kowalsky/AFP via Getty Images
| From protests, to the alleged plot to kidnap Gov. Whitmer, to false claims of election fraud, here's how conspiracy theories were allowed to fester through misinformation in Michigan politics.

Our Favorite Global TikToks Of 2020: From A Handwashing Dance To A Literal Ice Box


As the clock ticks farewell to a terrible, horrible, very bad year, TikTok brought moments of joy. Here's what ticked the boxes for TikTok devotees.

As Israel Leads In COVID-19 Vaccines Per Capita, Palestinians Still Await Shots


Israel aims to vaccinate 25% of its citizens by end of January but the country has not provided any to the Israeli-occupied West Bank and Gaza, which are scrambling for shots.

Census To Miss Year-End Deadline For Delivering Numbers For House Seats


Behind schedule and struggling to fix irregularities in the count, the Census Bureau is working toward Jan. 9 as the next date in the process for releasing results, a bureau employee tells NPR.

Europe and China Approve Landmark Investment Treaty, Snubbing U.S.


The European Union concluded the deal with China after seven years of negotiations. Last week, the incoming administration of President-elect Joe Biden had urged the EU to wait.

Even If It's 'Bonkers,' Poll Finds Many Believe QAnon And Other Conspiracy Theories


Misinformation about the election and the coronavirus is also gaining a foothold in American society, according to a new NPR/Ipsos poll.


Nashville Bomber's Girlfriend Warned Police About Him In 2019


More than a year before the explosion that rocked Nashville last week, Anthony Warner's girlfriend told police that he "was building bombs in the RV trailer at his residence."

Jonathan Pollard, Cold War Spy Who Spent 30 Years In U.S. Prison, Arrives In Israel


The former U.S. Navy analyst who passed secrets to Israel, has arrived in Israel a month after the U.S. Justice Department allowed his parole to expire.

Boeing 737 Max Completes 1st U.S. Commercial Flight Since It Was Grounded


An American Airlines 737 Max took off from Miami on Tuesday morning, heading to New York's LaGuardia Airport with paying customers aboard, the first for the troubled aircraft model since early 2019.