U.S. Issues More Than 115 'Do Not Travel' Advisories, Citing Risks From COVID-19 : Coronavirus Updates : NPR
The U.S. State Department has vastly expanded its Do Not Travel list, issuing new Level 4 advisories for more than 115 countries and territories this week. The agency cites "ongoing risks due to the COVID-19 pandemic."
Falun Gong, Steve Bannon And The Battle Over Internet Freedom Under Trump : NPR
The Trump administration and a liberal activist fought to win millions in federal funds for anti-censorship software tied to the Falun Gong. That saga is now at the center of a criminal investigation.
5 Takeaways From Big Tech's Misinformation Hearing : NPR
The leaders of Facebook, Twitter, and Google were not eager to admit fault when it comes to bad information on their platforms, but it's clear Congress is getting closer to regulation.
Marty Walsh Confirmed As Labor Secretary At Pivotal Time : NPR
The former union leader will head the Labor Department at a time when the pandemic has left millions unemployed and raised concerns about workplace safety.
Capitol Riot Weapons Include Bear Spray, Fire Extinguishers And Baseball Bats : NPR
An NPR review of federal charges against people involved in the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riot shows they were armed with a wide variety of weapons, contradicting a false claim that rioters were not armed.
Minneapolis Reaches $27 Million Settlement With Family Of George Floyd : NPR
Minneapolis will pay a record sum to the family of George Floyd, who sued the city and police officers over his May 2020 death in police custody.
Capitol Riot Investigation Likely To Grow With More Charges : NPR
The Justice Department says the investigation into the Capitol insurrection will likely be one of the largest in American history.
Merrick Garland Confirmed As Biden's Attorney General : NPR
The 70-30 vote for his confirmation comes five years after then-President Barack Obama nominated Garland to serve on the Supreme Court — a goal frustrated by Senate Republicans who refused to even consider a hearing for that post.
American Rescue Plan Details: Tax Credit, COVID-19 Vaccine Funds : Coronavirus Updates : NPR
The colossal package allocates money for COVID-19 vaccines, schools, small businesses and anti-poverty programs like the child tax credit. Here are the highlights, including what the Senate changed.
House Poised To Pass Biden's $1.9 Trillion COVID-19 Relief Bill On Tuesday : NPR
Speaker Nancy Pelosi is calling for bipartisan support for the upcoming House vote on the Senate-amended legislation. Such support is unlikely, as Republicans are fiercely opposed to the package.
Far-Right Misinformation Drives Facebook Engagement : NPR
Research from New York University found that far-right accounts known for spreading misinformation drive engagement at higher rates than other news sources.
The Jan. 6 Capitol Riot: What We Know About The More Than 400 People Charged : NPR
More than 400 people have been charged in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. NPR is looking at the cases. Each provides clues to questions surrounding the attack: Who joined the mob? What did they do? And why?
House Approves $1.9 Trillion Package : NPR
The proposal, which would provide a new round of financial support for workers, families and businesses, will now advance to the Senate.
Senate Declares That Trump's Impeachment Trial Is Constitutional : Trump Impeachment Trial: Live Updates : NPR
Six Republicans voted with all Democrats to advance the Senate impeachment trial.
Kobe Bryant Helicopter Crash: NTSB Says Pilot Had 'Spatial Disorientation' : NPR
Also contributing to the accident, the safety board said Tuesday, was the pilot's likely "self-induced pressure" to please a high-profile client and a bias toward continuing with the established plan.
More Than A Month Later, It's Still Jan. 6 On Capitol Hill : NPR
The attack on the Capitol continues to cast a shadow over Congress as both a building and an institution, as it remains either the subject or subtext of most every political discussion in Washington.
In Wake Of Riot, U.S. Capitol Police Union Blasts Leadership : Capitol Insurrection Updates : NPR
The union decried leadership's actions as a failure that led directly to the harm of its officers.
Biden Administration Works To Boost COVID-19 Vaccine Supply : President Biden Takes Office : NPR
The Biden administration says it plans to buy an additional 100 million doses from both Moderna and from Pfizer and pledges greater transparency with state and local leaders about supply expectations.
Senate Confirms Antony Blinken As Secretary Of State : President Biden Takes Office : NPR
With bipartisan support, the Senate confirmed Antony Blinken as the new secretary of state on Tuesday. The final vote was 78-22.
Leahy To Preside Over Trump's Senate Trial, Not John Roberts : NPR
Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts will not take on the role for the trial that begins the week of Feb. 8, a source says. A chief justice presides only when a sitting president is on trial.
Lloyd Austin Confirmed As 1st Black Pentagon Chief In U.S. History : President Biden Takes Office : NPR
Austin's near-unanimous confirmation came despite concerns raised on both sides of the aisle that he hadn't been out of uniform for the legally mandated minimum seven-year period.
Biden Announces Executive Actions To Help Reopen Schools : President Biden Takes Office : NPR
The new measures would increase testing and access to personal protective equipment for schools, and create a centralized, national database of school coronavirus cases.
Biden To End Ban On Funding Groups That Provide Abortions Abroad : President Biden Takes Office : NPR
In a move requested by abortion rights advocates, Biden is preparing to overturn the Mexico City Policy, which prohibits U.S. aid to groups that provide or refer for abortion in other countries.
COVID-19 Executive Orders Are Biden's Top Priority On Day 2 : President Biden Takes Office : NPR
President Biden laid out his COVID-19 strategy before he took office. On Thursday, he'll start implementing it with 10 orders and directives.
Jon Ossoff, Raphael Warnock Sworn In As Georgia Senators : Inauguration Day: Live Updates : NPR
A Democratic majority, even a thin one, allows the party to set the chamber's legislative agenda and makes it easier to confirm Biden's Cabinet picks.
Here's How Your Member Of Congress Voted On Impeachment : House Impeachment Vote: Live Updates : NPR
Ten Republican House members joined with all Democrats to impeach the president for a second time.
Trump Administration Makes Big Changes To Speed COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout - Health News : NPR
1. to call on states to immediately expand the pool of people eligible to receive vaccines to those 65 and older; 2. stop holding second doses of the vaccines in reserve, and instead ship more doses to states right away.
Joint Chiefs Remind U.S. Forces That They Defend The Constitution : Insurrection At The Capitol: Live Updates : NPR
The Joint Chiefs of Staff issued a message noting that violence isn't covered by free speech, and the breach of the U.S. Capitol was an assault on the government.
Facebook Removes 'Stop The Steal' Content; Twitter Suspends QAnon Accounts : Insurrection At The Capitol: Live Updates : NPR
Twitter has suspended more than 70,000 accounts spreading the QAnon conspiracy theory since Friday. Facebook is removing content with the phrase "stop the steal."
House Approves 25th Amendment Resolution Against Trump, Pence Says He Won't Invoke
The House of Representatives approved (223-205) a symbolic resolution urging Vice President Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment against President Trump, after the president's No. 2 has expressed that he would not exercise that option.
How Online Sleuths Identified Rioters At The Capitol : NPR
The riot appeared to be all chaos and anarchy. But as researchers gave the online video and photos closer scrutiny, they produced forensic evidence that has identified those involved.
OCC Rule Would Force Banks To Lend To Firearms Companies And Payday Lenders : NPR
The Trump administration is trying to force banks to make loans to gun-makers and to finance payday lenders. Critics call the move bizarre. It's opposed by watchdog groups and banks.
Brian Sicknick: What We Know About Capitol Police Officer Who Died : Insurrection At The Capitol: Live Updates : NPR
Brian Sicknick was a 42-year-old military veteran who had served in the Capitol Police for 12 years, according to a lawmaker, who said he "gave his life in the line of duty to keep us safe."
Army Sec. Says A Temporary Fence Is Going Up Around U.S. Capitol : Insurrection At The Capitol: Live Updates : NPR
Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy said the 7-foot tall "non-scalable fence" will be in place for "at least" the next 30 days. McCarthy also said 6,200 members of the Guard will be in place by the weekend.
How U.S. Capitol Riot, Biden Certification Unfolded : NPR
A mob stormed the U.S. Capitol after President Trump urged supporters to march to the building to oppose the election results. Roughly 14 hours later, Congress affirmed Joe Biden's victory.
On Far-Right Websites, Plans To Storm Capitol Were Made In Plain Sight : Insurrection At The Capitol: Live Updates : NPR
The groundwork for the attack on the U.S. Capitol was laid five years ago, say experts on extremism and social media — but one was surprised when this time, the rhetoric turned into real violence.
Democrat Jon Ossoff Wins Georgia Runoff, Handing Democrats Senate Control : NPR
He defeated Republican David Perdue in a closely watched race, according to the Associated Press.
Livestream: Congress Reconvenes Hours After Capitol Insurrection : Congress Reconvenes After Insurrection: Live Updates : NPR
Members of Congress reconvened after pro-Trump extremists stormed the Capitol and halted election certification proceedings.
History Of Vice Presidents Counting Electoral Votes In Congress : NPR
Congress begins to add its imprimatur to last month's Electoral College vote. That congressional vote will be the final formality leading to the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden two weeks later.
Florida Becomes 3rd U.S. State To Identify New Coronavirus Variant : Coronavirus Updates : NPR
"The individual is a male in his 20s with no history of travel. The Department is working with the CDC on this investigation," Florida Department of Health officials announced Thursday.
Jake Sullivan Slams Department Of Defense Over Transition: NPR
Jake Sullivan tells NPR in an exclusive interview that the transition isn't getting what it needs from the outgoing Trump administration to properly take power next month.