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On Maryland’s eastern shore, crab season is less than two weeks away. Aubrey Vincent, who runs the crab wholesaler Lindy’s Seafood with her dad, is getting ready. Lindy’s sells to markets, restaurants, and has its own brand, Mary Ellen Crab Meat. 

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday she would announce new gun laws within days, after a lone gunman killed 50 people in mass shootings at two mosques in the city of Christchurch.

"Within 10 days of this horrific act of terrorism we will have announced reforms which will, I believe, make our community safer," Ardern told a news conference after her cabinet reached in principle decisions on gun reform laws in the wake of New Zealand's worst ever mass shooting.

Record flooding has devastated farms and communities in the Great Plains. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Anthony Ruzicka, a fifth-generation farmer whose Nebraska farm flooded badly last week.

President Trump hosted Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro at the White House Tuesday. Both leaders took questions from reporters.

Faced with unusual protests about bad public services, Hamas has cracked down with widespread arrests in the Gaza Strip.

With Meghna Chakrabarti

California Gov. Gavin Newsom halts the death penalty in his state and takes his case to the national stage. We unpack the politics and public opinion.

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With Meghna Chakrabarti

Snipping an infant’s tongue can improve breastfeeding. But is the surgery overused or even medically necessary?

Is this the end of recycling?

2 hours ago

For decades, China bought the world’s old plastic, paper and scrap metal, and turned it into products to export. It’s one of the many ways China became the manufacturing powerhouse it is today. But in January of last year, in an effort to curb pollution and focus more on technology and business, the Chinese government announced drastic reductions in the amount of recyclable waste it would accept from places like the U.S., Europe and Australia. 

My Economy: The personal cost of a year of tariffs

2 hours ago

My Economy tells the story of the new economic normal through the eyes of people trying to make it, because we know the only numbers that really matter are the ones in your economy.

Is Trump the new Nero?

4 hours ago

Looking back at history, it's easy to wonder how our current newsmaking leaders would compare to those of antiquity.

Is President Donald Trump really like Nero? Or was he more of an Augustus? Barry Strauss, a professor of ancient history at Cornell University who has written eight books on ancient history, discussed that with The World's host Marco Werman.