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Vaccine Availability, Jerusalem Clashes, Gene Editing : Up First

NPR With 43% of U.S. adults vaccinated, this week the FDA could decide to authorize the use of the Pfizer vaccine for 12-15 year-olds . Tensions remain high in Jerusalem following violent clashes between Israeli police and Palestinians over forced evictions making way for Israeli settlers. And, doctors have started......

Florida Voting Law, COVID Fallout In India, Biden’s Immigration Agenda : Up First

NPR Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed a new law that would put restrictions on mail-in voting and ballot drop boxes. Desperation turns into anger in India as the country sets a new world record for daily COVID infections. And, President Biden had big plans for immigration reform, but so far......

Trump’s Facebook Ban, Aid To India, Global Democracy Poll : Up First

NPR Today, an independent board will decide if former President Donald Trump will be allowed to rejoin Facebook’s social network. Indian-American communities are raising money to help with India’s worsening COVID crisis. And, President Biden wants to restore the world’s confidence America. A global poll shows how our closest allies......

Rural Vaccine Efforts, Florida Cancels COVID Restrictions, Justice Breyer Retirement : Up First

NPR President Biden will announce targeted steps to get more people vaccinated, especially in rural areas. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed an order cancelling COVID-related rules and restrictions statewide. And, 82 year-old liberal Supreme Court Justice Steven Breyer is facing some progressive calls to step down. NPR – Click for......

COVID Burnout for Nurses, Biden’s Next 100 Days, US Afghanistan Pullout Day One : Up First

NPR A new study finds many critical care nurses leaving their jobs because of burnout, which has been intensified by the pandemic. President Biden enters his next 100 days in office with a focus on infrastructure and passenger rail. The withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan begins. NPR – Click......

India COVID Crisis, Israel Stampede, Kamala Harris’ First 100 Days : Up First

NPR As international aid makes it’s way to India, the country continues breaking its own world record for COVID infections in a single day. More than 40 people are dead after a stampede during a religious celebration in Israel. And, we look at Vice President Kamala Harris’ first 100 days......

Biden’s 100th Day, Giuliani Raid, Arbery Hate Crime : Up First

NPR President Biden highlighted his successes in his first 100 days in office as he laid out his economic agenda before lawmakers. An FBI investigation into dealings with Ukraine led to a raid of President Trump’s former lawyer Rudy Giuliani’s home and office. And, the U.S. Justice Department is bringing......

Biden’s American Families Plan, North Carolina Police Shooting, Michigan COVID Spike : Up First

NPR President Biden will make the case for his “American Families Plan” to a joint session of Congress tonight, the White House says it will make the US economy more fair. Today, a court is considering whether to release body camera footage from the police killing of Black man last......

NC Police Shooting, DOJ Investigates Louisville Police, CDC Mask Guidelines : Up First

NPR The family Andrew Brown Jr., a black man who died in a police shooting in North Carolina, are calling for more transparency after only being allowed to see only 20 seconds of footage from one officer’s bodycam. Attorney General Merrick Garland announced an investigation into the Louisville Police Department,......

NPR affiliate reporter killed by stray bullet in Kansas City

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Olafimihan Oshin An NPR affiliate reporter in Kansas City is dead after being struck by what appears to be a stray bullet on Friday, KCUR reported. Aviva Okeson-Haberman, 24, was found by one of her colleagues who had gone to check......

COVID Crisis in India, 2020 Census Results, North Carolina Police Shooting : Up First

NPR The U.S. says it will send aid to India after the country broke it’s own world record for daily infections and deaths five days in a row, nearly 353,000 new COVID cases were confirmed today. Census results are coming out today, those numbers determine how much political power each......

Use of J&J Vaccine Resumes, U.S. Climate Targets, Armenian Genocide Declaration : Up First

NPR Federal regulators have lifted the pause on the use of coronavirus vaccines made by Johnson & Johnson. A Biden-convened climate summit addresses ambitious goals to slow global warming. President Biden may further strain relations with Turkey by calling the massacres of Armenians more than a century ago genocide. NPR......

Global COVID Hotspots, AAPI Hate Crimes Bill, GOP Infrastructure Proposal : Up First

NPR COVID-19 hotspots are popping up around the globe again. India set an alarming world record for COVID infections in a single day, and Brazil saw a new record for daily deaths in the country. In a rare show of bipartisanship, the Senate overwhelmingly passed a bill to combat anti-Asian......

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