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Coinbase, A Bitcoin Startup, Goes Public. Is Crypto Really The 'Future Of Finance'?

Coinbase, A Bitcoin Startup, Goes Public. Is Crypto Really The 'Future Of Finance'?

<img src=’https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2021/04/14/gettyimages-1232311500_wide-24ae225dafc7aad58660f849df70f2f6976ab44b.jpg?s=600′ alt=’Coinbase on Wednesday became the first major cryptocurrency company to be publicly traded on the Nasdaq.’ />Coinbase’s public debut comes as more institutions warm up to the idea of cryptocurrency and its popularity among investors soars.

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Coinbase, A Bitcoin Startup, Goes Public. Is Crypto Really The 'Future Of Finance'?

1st Century Roman Statue, Looted A Decade Ago, Found In Belgium By Off-Duty Police

1st Century Roman Statue, Looted A Decade Ago, Found In Belgium By Off-Duty Police

<img src=’https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2021/04/12/ap21102438026464_wide-638b99c6112e48f7d1d5e1bcb7fe2a7db9efc2af.jpg?s=600′ />The statue is valued at 100,000 euros and was stolen from an archaeological site near the outskirts of Rome.

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1st Century Roman Statue, Looted A Decade Ago, Found In Belgium By Off-Duty Police

Chauvin Trial: Expert Says Use Of Force In George Floyd Arrest Was Not Reasonable

Chauvin Trial: Expert Says Use Of Force In George Floyd Arrest Was Not Reasonable

<img src=’https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2021/04/12/ap_21102727489903_wide-c703b521958ea3cfcfc4b1b11083273a21b9df3f.jpg?s=600′ alt=’Witness Seth Stoughton testified on Monday in the trial of former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin that the force used against George Floyd was not reasonable.’ />”No reasonable officer would have believed that that was an appropriate, acceptable or reasonable use of force,” Seth Stoughton, a former police officer and use of force expert, told jurors.

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Chauvin Trial: Expert Says Use Of Force In George Floyd Arrest Was Not Reasonable

More Than 700 Civilians Killed By Myanmar Junta Since Coup

More Than 700 Civilians Killed By Myanmar Junta Since Coup

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More Than 700 Civilians Killed By Myanmar Junta Since Coup

Mother Arrested After 3 Young Children Found Dead In Los Angeles Apartment

Mother Arrested After 3 Young Children Found Dead In Los Angeles Apartment

<img src=’https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2021/04/10/ap21100797416145_wide-330143949ee279d3f0b133d2dfe7474e466644cc.jpg?s=600′ alt=’Los Angeles police said three children under the age of 5 were discovered dead in the Reseda neighborhood Saturday morning.’ />A 30-year-old woman is in custody after police found her three children dead in their Reseda home.

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Mother Arrested After 3 Young Children Found Dead In Los Angeles Apartment

Coronavirus Vaccine FAQs: What's Up With Side Effects? Should You Still Double Mask?

Coronavirus Vaccine FAQs: What's Up With Side Effects? Should You Still Double Mask?

<img src=’https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2021/04/09/adverse-vaccine-01_wide-dea4354c216ff3cff90c665c6d8549d724bb0f25.jpg?s=600′ />So, you’ve successfully scored a vaccine — or at least an appointment. Congrats! That’s amazing news, seriously! Now what about those side effects? And do you have to keep up that double masking?

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Coronavirus Vaccine FAQs: What's Up With Side Effects? Should You Still Double Mask?

Chauvin Trial: George Floyd 'Gradually Succumbed to Lower And Lower Levels Of Oxygen'

Chauvin Trial: George Floyd 'Gradually Succumbed to Lower And Lower Levels Of Oxygen'

<img src=’https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2021/04/08/ap_21098767235740_wide-701cd90728b53fc1d252f2ceb4063e60cb677036.jpg?s=600′ alt=’Witness Bill Smock, a Louisville physician in forensic medicine, on Thursday dismissed the idea that fentanyl, which George Floyd was found to have consumed at some point before he died, could be blamed for his death.’ />”He’s breathing. He’s talking. He’s not snoring. He’s saying, ‘Please, please get off of me, I can’t breathe.’ That is not a fentanyl overdose. That’s someone begging to breathe,” an expert testified.

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Chauvin Trial: George Floyd 'Gradually Succumbed to Lower And Lower Levels Of Oxygen'

Chauvin Trial: Special Agent Testifies Floyd Said, 'I Ain't Do No Drugs'

Chauvin Trial: Special Agent Testifies Floyd Said, 'I Ain't Do No Drugs'

<img src=’https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2021/04/07/ap21097633558180_wide-46f65cdd67bd13d774a6d64d5f1f09e62f5c61e6.jpg?s=600′ alt=’Senior Special Agent James Reyerson of the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension testifies Wednesday at the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd.’ />Senior Special Agent James Reyerson changed his own testimony on Wednesday, after first saying Floyd admitted, “I ate too many drugs.” The reversal was a blow for defendant Derek Chauvin.

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Chauvin Trial: Special Agent Testifies Floyd Said, 'I Ain't Do No Drugs'

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson On Transgender Health Care Bill: 'Step Way Too Far'

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson On Transgender Health Care Bill: 'Step Way Too Far'

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Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson On Transgender Health Care Bill: 'Step Way Too Far'