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President Biden issued an executive order Thursday sanctioning four Israeli settlers in the occupied West Bank who are accused of violence against Palestinians. The order imposes travel bans and lays the groundwork for financial sanctions against settlers who carry out violent assaults.
All eyes have been on the Republican presidential primary so far this election cycle. Now, it's the Democrats' turn. Tomorrow, the first primary that President Biden appears on takes place in South Carolina. Biden is running largely unopposed and is likely to win.
Tomorrow marks one year since a toxic train derailment displaced many residents in East Palestine, Ohio. Since then, the Norfolk Southern train company has dug up more than 175,000 tons of soil and and is starting to replace it with uncontaminated soil. The company has also processed more than 40 million gallons of contaminated water. President Biden is set to visit the town later this month.
What's that noise? Residents in South Tampa, Fla., have reported a mysterious noise that wakes up children and shakes windows. One resident describes it as a subwoofer-like vibration you can feel in your core. But where is it coming from?
Listen to the slightly spooky and unnerving noise and learn about how researchers are investigating it.
Check out what NPR is watching, reading and listening to this weekend:
Movies: More than 75 movies were featured at this year's Sundance Film Festival. These are the ones the Pop Culture Happy Hour team thinks you should keep on your radar this year.
TV: The eight-part series Feud: Capote vs. the Swans tells stories of Truman Capote's friendships with, and betrayals of, New York's most prominent society women. It's the latest installation in Ryan Murphy's Feud anthology.
Books: Bora Chung focuses on the perils of surveillance advanced technology in her latest collection of short stories, Your Utopia.
Music: Billy Joel has released his first song in nearly two decades. With its rocking piano line and soaring strings, "Turn The Lights Back On" will sound familiar to his biggest fans.
Theater: Broadway's new show, Days of Wine and Roses, is based on the 1962 film. The show makes a heavy story of addiction and recovery sing.
Quiz: Swifties have the advantage on this week's quiz. The pop star showed up on the NPR home page five times this week. Were you paying attention?
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