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October 27, 2021 13 min
FDA advisors recommend Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine doses for kids 5 to 11. Democrats say a tax on billionaires probably will be part of a plan to pay for the Biden social spending plan. And some defendants charged in the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol plan to act as their own attorney in court.
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A former top diplomat on Afghanistan addresses what went wrong in the U.S. withdrawal. Lawmakers are set to question YouTube, Snapchat and TikTok about social media's impact on kids. And the U.S. State Department suspends millions in direct aid to Sudan after a military coup.
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October 25, 2021 14 min
A U.S. envoy says Washington is "deeply alarmed" by reports of a military takeover in Sudan. FDA advisors will review data on kid-size Pfizer vaccine doses for children aged 5 to 11. And jury selection begins for a civil trial targeting accused organizers of the deadly 2017 white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.
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When Colin Powell died on October 18 at the age of 84 from COVID-19 complications, he left behind a long, decorated career in Washington and the U.S. Army. He spent much of his life in the military, eventually rising to the rank of four-star general, and went on to become the first Black Secretary of state and chairman of the Joint Chiefs. But, as he discussed in a 2012 interview with NPR's Robert Siegel about his memoir It Wor...
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October 23, 2021 16 min
Internal documents show Facebook employees raised alarms about "Stop the Steal" misinformation before January 6. President Biden is negotiating with fellow Democrats about the size of his social spending bill. More adults will now be able to get COVID-19 booster shots; are kids' shots next?
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October 22, 2021 14 min
The CDC closes the loop on booster recommendations for three vaccines. Hospitals confront a pandemic-driven nursing shortage. And NPR speaks with Veterans Affairs Secretary Denis McDonough about government failures to meet veterans' healthcare needs.
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September 21, 2020 13 min
The election is just 43 days away, President Trump and Senate Republicans are in a hurry to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. And, COVID cases are spiking again as the U.S. approaches the grim milestone of 200,000 coronavirus deaths.
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July 31, 2020 13 min
As millions of Americans watch their supplemental unemployment checks disappear, we take stock of economic wins and losses this week. The Trump administration is sending COVID-19 data to a new place, and there are major glitches. And finally, the Census Bureau is ending its canvassing program a month early. Will that change its count?
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