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North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper, seen here on Thursday, signed a law that took effect this week that bans "squatted" trucks and SUVs, which have an unusually high front end and a low rear end. Logan Cyrus/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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The 'Carolina Squat' is now illegal on North Carolina's roads

Police in the state are on the lookout for any "squatted" trucks or SUVs, which have an unusually high front end and a low rear end. The rakish look poses safety hazards, its critics say.

An October 2017 file photo released by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Force Investigation Team Report shows a number of guns in the interior of mass shooter Stephen Paddock's 32nd floor room of the Mandalay Bay hotel in Las Vegas. Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department via AP hide caption

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Nevada court sides with gunmakers in Las Vegas shooting lawsuit

Nevada's Supreme Court largely sided with gun manufacturers' argument that Nevada law immunizes them from civil actions unless the weapons malfunction.

A remote-controlled RC surfer riding a king tide wave during the astronomical event last year, in Huntington Beach, Calif. The National Weather Service says the California coast will see unusually high and low tides over the weekend. Damian Dovarganes/AP hide caption

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Grab your camera and help science! King tides are crashing onto California beaches

The unusually high and low tides will be affecting coastal communities over the weekend. Scientists are calling on residents and visitors to help document the phenomenon.

The Portland Trail Blazers fired Neil Olshey on Friday, after workers reportedly accused him of creating a hostile work environment. He's seen here sitting near Damian Lillard in 2019. Steve Dykes/Getty Images hide caption

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Portland Trail Blazers fire their general manager after reports of a toxic workplace

Last month, the NBA team announced that it had hired a law firm to look into workplace complaints at a Blazers practice facility. Olshey just started his tenth season as the team's general manager.

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Alec Baldwin says he's confident he's not at fault in 'Rust' shooting

In an hour-long interview on Thursday night, Baldwin maintained he didn't pull the trigger of the gun that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.

Alec Baldwin says he's confident he's not at fault in 'Rust' shooting

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Lil Nas X's "Montero (Call Me By Your Name)" is NPR Music's best song of 2021. Charlotte Rutherford/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Lil Nas X on 'MONTERO,' NPR Music's song of the year

A conversation with the singer, rapper, social media sensation and fashion icon about his groundbreaking pop banger "MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)."

Lil Nas X on 'MONTERO,' NPR Music's song of the year

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A driver for the ride-sharing company Didi follows a map on his smartphone in Beijing on Oct. 18, 2018. Nicolas Asfouri/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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A top Chinese tech company delists from the NYSE just months after its IPO

The announcement reflects the rapid reversal in ride-hailing firm Didi Chuxing's fortunes as China goes on a regulatory blitz targeting some of the country's biggest private technology firms.

A top Chinese ride-hailing company delists from the NYSE just months after its IPO

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The death of Jelani Day, a 25-year-old medical student who went missing on Aug. 24, was ruled by local officials as a drowning. "None of it adds up," said civil rights attorney Ben Crump, who is pressing federal authorities to step in. Bloomington, Ill., Police hide caption

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Questions remain in Jelani Day's death. Lawyer Ben Crump calls on FBI to intervene

The 25-year-old's body was found a month after he went missing. "As we approach 100 days without any answers, we are demanding that the FBI investigate this matter as a hate crime," Crump said.

David Oyelowo plays Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the 2014 film Selma, pictured here in a still from the film. Selma film hide caption

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What three films and their Black characters reveal about America's ideas on race

A new book Colorization: One Hundred Years of Black Films in a White World unpacks the lens through which Black characters have been seen. Will Haygood, the author, explores this using three movies.

What three films and their Black characters reveal about America's ideas on race

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Tom Daley said his work on knitting projects helped him stay calm between events at the Tokyo Olympics, where he won a gold medal. He recently launched an online store, selling knitting kits. Clive Rose/Getty Images hide caption

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Olympic diver and knitter Tom Daley launches his own online knitting shop

The British diving star was often seen knitting at the Tokyo Olympics, where he won a gold medal. He sold doggie jumpers for charity; now the purler's going pro with a shop that sells knitting kits.

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South Korea tightens restrictions after omicron is detected and cases surge

These are the first adjustments to social measures since the country began a long-awaited transition to a new phase in pandemic response in early November and lifted most of the restrictions.

Retired Special Forces Maj. Ian Fishback, seen in December 2019, deployed four times to Afghanistan and Iraq. In 2005, he blew the whistle on U.S. troops who were torturing people in Iraq. New America/Flickr hide caption

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The final, anguished years of a warrior-scholar who exposed torture by U.S. troops

Ian Fishback was a Green Beret who exposed torture by U.S. troops in Iraq. He did four combat tours and earned a Ph.D. in philosophy. Fishback died last month at 42, under court-ordered medical care.

The final, anguished years of a warrior-scholar who exposed torture by U.S. troops

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Potential 2024 rivals Harris and Buttigieg ally to sell Biden agenda

With President Biden approaching 80 years old, the political spotlight has been trained more brightly than usual on the pair. Here's a look at their political prospects.

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