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npr.org Health May 10, 2021, Monday
FDA OKs Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine For 12-15 Age Group : Coronavirus Updates : NPR
Pfizer said in late March that clinical trials found "100% efficacy and robust antibody responses" to the coronavirus in 12- to 15-year-olds.
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npr.org Law Apr 28, 2021, Wednesday
3 Men Indicted On Federal Hate Crime Charges In Ahmaud Arbery Killing : NPR
Gregory McMichael, his son Travis McMichael, and William Bryan, all face charges of attempted kidnapping and hate crimes in the death of Arbery, a Black man gunned down while on a run last year.
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npr.org Politics Apr 27, 2021, Tuesday
Ed Gonzalez, Harris County, Texas, Sheriff, Nominated To Head ICE : NPR
The White House announced Tuesday that President Biden is nominating as director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Sheriff Ed Gonzalez of Harris County, Texas, a vocal critic of elements of former President Donald Trump's immigration enforcement policies.
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npr.org Health Apr 22, 2021, Thursday
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."
npr.org Media Apr 14, 2021, Wednesday
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.
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npr.org Media Mar 25, 2021, Thursday
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.
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npr.org Politics Mar 22, 2021, Monday
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.
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npr.org Politics Mar 19, 2021, Friday
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.
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npr.org Law Mar 12, 2021, Friday
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.
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npr.org Politics Mar 12, 2021, Friday
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.
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npr.org Politics Mar 10, 2021, Wednesday
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.
npr.org Politics Mar 09, 2021, Tuesday
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.
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npr.org Politics Mar 08, 2021, Monday
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.
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npr.org Media Mar 06, 2021, Saturday
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.
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npr.org Law Mar 05, 2021, Friday
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?
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npr.org Politics Feb 27, 2021, Saturday
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.
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npr.org Politics Feb 09, 2021, Tuesday
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.
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npr.org Sports Feb 09, 2021, Tuesday
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.
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npr.org Politics Feb 07, 2021, Sunday
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.
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npr.org Politics Jan 27, 2021, Wednesday
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.
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npr.org Politics Jan 26, 2021, Tuesday
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.
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npr.org Politics Jan 26, 2021, Tuesday
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.
npr.org Politics Jan 25, 2021, Monday
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.
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npr.org Politics Jan 22, 2021, Friday
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.
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npr.org Politics Jan 21, 2021, Thursday
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.
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npr.org Health Jan 21, 2021, Thursday
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.
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npr.org Politics Jan 21, 2021, Thursday
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.
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npr.org Politics Jan 20, 2021, Wednesday
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.
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npr.org Politics Jan 13, 2021, Wednesday
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.
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npr.org Health Jan 12, 2021, Tuesday
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.
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npr.org Politics Jan 12, 2021, Tuesday
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.
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npr.org Politics Jan 12, 2021, Tuesday
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."
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npr.org Politics Jan 12, 2021, Tuesday
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.
npr.org Politics Jan 11, 2021, Monday
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.
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npr.org Politics Jan 11, 2021, Monday
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.
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npr.org Media Jan 08, 2021, Friday
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."
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npr.org Law Jan 07, 2021, Thursday
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.
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npr.org Politics Jan 07, 2021, Thursday
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.
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npr.org Politics Jan 07, 2021, Thursday
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.
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npr.org Politics Jan 06, 2021, Wednesday
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.
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npr.org Politics Jan 06, 2021, Wednesday
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.
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npr.org Politics Jan 05, 2021, Tuesday
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.
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