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6 minutes | Jun 17, 2021
Dr. Fauci Says The Risks From The Delta Variant Underscore The Importance Of Vaccines
NPR's Leila Fadel talks to Dr. Anthony Fauci about the CDC declaring the Delta variant of COVID-19 a concern, and how vaccines and booster shots fit into the discussion of combating variants.
6 minutes | Jun 16, 2021
Can The United States Usefully Engage With Vladimir Putin's Russia?
NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to retired Army General Wesley Clark, a former NATO commander, about President Biden's meeting with Russian President Putin, and about the challenges facing Biden and NATO.
4 minutes | Jun 15, 2021
Canadian Man, Accused Of Driving Down A Muslim Family, Faces Terrorism Charges
The man who allegedly killed four members of a Muslim family in Ontario will be charged with terrorism. Police say it was a premeditated attack that was based on the victims' religion.
4 minutes | Jun 14, 2021
The Results Are In For Novavax's Vaccine And They Are Impressive
A highly anticipated study of a COVID-19 vaccine has finally produced results — and the results are good, very good. The vaccine is made by the Maryland biotech company Novavax.
8 minutes | Jun 10, 2021
Indian Affairs Promised To Reform Tribal Jails. We Found Death, Neglect And Disrepair
There have been at least 19 deaths in Bureau of Indian Affairs detention centers in the last five years. Many of the victims had been arrested for petty crimes and were awaiting trial when they died.
6 minutes | Jun 9, 2021
Infrastructure Talks Between The White House And GOP Senators Collapse
Infrastructure negotiations between President Biden and a group of Republicans have ended without a deal. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg about sticking points.
4 minutes | Jun 8, 2021
FDA Approves A Controversial Drug To Treat Alzheimer's Disease
A newly approved drug for Alzheimer's disease will costs tens of thousands of dollars a year, and there is debate on whether it will help patients at all.
5 minutes | Jun 7, 2021
Can Congress And The White House Reach A Bipartisan Deal On Infrastructure?
NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Democratic Sen. Ben Cardin of Maryland, chair of the Senate Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee, about the future of President Biden's infrastructure plan.
3 minutes | Jun 4, 2021
Labor Department Releases Job Numbers For May
The Labor Department is set to report jobs data for May amid a political fight over whether extended unemployment benefits are dissuading Americans from rejoining the workforce.
4 minutes | Jun 3, 2021
Sackler Empire Is Poised To Win Immunity From Opioid Lawsuits
A federal bankruptcy judge cleared plans for a final vote by Purdue Pharma's creditors that would release members of the Sackler family and their financial empire from liability for the opioid crisis.
5 minutes | Jun 2, 2021
The Brewing Political Battle Over Critical Race Theory
The intense political backlash over the academic approach of examining U.S. institutions through the lens of race is shaping up to be a major cultural battle ahead of next year's midterm elections.
8 minutes | Jun 1, 2021
Texas Governor Vows Action After Democrats Walk Out Over Voting Bill
Texas Republican State Rep. Travis Clardy talks to NPR's Steve Inskeep about where things stand with the state's restrictive voting bill after a Democratic walkout quashed the measure.
4 minutes | May 31, 2021
As China's Birth Rate Drops, Couples May Now Have 3 Children
NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to David Rennie of The Economist about China's Communist Party announcing it will ease birth limits to allow couples to have three children. That's up from two.
4 minutes | May 28, 2021
Pandemic Restrictions Have Eased As Memorial Day Approaches. But It's Not Over Yet
As Memorial Day approaches, public health officials are optimistic about the state of the nation's battle against the pandemic, but caution the pandemic is far from over.
4 minutes | May 27, 2021
Senate Republicans Release $928 Billion Infrastructure Counteroffer
The move comes days after President Biden offered to lop off $550 billion from his original proposal, moving the two sides closer than they have ever been, though significant challenges remain.
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