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What We Know About The Kabul Attack And The U.S. Response

Friday, August 27, 2021

Dozens are dead, including several U.S. service members, after a terrorist attack at the Kabul airport. President Biden says the evacuation of Americans and Afghan allies will continue.

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What's Making Us Happy: A Guide For Your Weekend Watching, Listening And Reading

Friday, August 27, 2021

Each week, the guests and hosts on Pop Culture Happy Hour share what's bringing them joy. Today it's Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated, Enlightened, "Vax That Thang Up."

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The Biden Administration's Response To The Deadly Attacks In Kabul

Thursday, August 26, 2021

The Pentagon laid blame on ISIS militants for explosions and gunfire at the Hamid Karzai airport and an adjacent hotel. At least 12 U.S. service members and dozens of Afghan civilians were killed.

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Vice President Harris Heads To Vietnam As The Shadow Of Afghanistan Looms

Friday, August 20, 2021

The long-planned trip is now complicated by the chaotic U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, which is drawing comparisons to the fall of Saigon in the aftermath of the Vietnam War.

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White House Officials Defended Withdrawal From Afghanistan

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

White House officials defended the withdrawal from Afghanistan while taking questions from reporters Tuesday for the first time since Kabul was taken by the Taliban.

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New Federal Eviction Moratorium Is Issued After The Previous One Lapses

Wednesday, August 04, 2021

The White House was under pressure to do something to stop an impending wave of evictions. On Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it had found a way.

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Biden Wants To Raise The Threshold For Products Considered Made In America

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

The federal government has to spend tax dollars on products made in America, but purchases qualify for that label with 55% of their materials coming from the U.S. Biden wants to raise that percentage.

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What's Making Us Happy: A Guide For Your Weekend Watching, Listening And Reading

Saturday, July 24, 2021

Each week, the guests and hosts on Pop Culture Happy Hour share what's bringing them joy. Today it's the Fear Street trilogy, Biz Markie's "Just a Friend," and Viet Thanh Nguyen's book, The Committed.

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After Recent Blows To The Voting Rights Act, Biden Is Pressured To Step In

Monday, July 05, 2021

President Biden and the White House have said they want to make a big push on voting rights — now that legislation has failed. But how much can the administration really do without Congress?

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A Commission Finds 'Quite A Lot Of Tolerance' For Sexual Harassment In The Military

Friday, July 02, 2021

A new report says commanders need training to learn how to stop what an official described as "daily acts of demeaning language and sexual harassment" in the military.

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What's Making Us Happy: A Guide For Your Weekend Watching, Listening And Reading

Friday, June 25, 2021

Every Friday, Pop Culture Happy Hour hosts and guests share the shows, movies, books and music that brought them joy. This week: Sexy Beasts, Launchpad shorts, a Hunchback history and Mythic Quest.

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Week In Politics: Biden Meets With Putin, ACA Sees Another Supreme Court Victory

Saturday, June 19, 2021

President Joe Biden says he's optimistic about U.S./Russia relations; plus, does a third ruling from the Supreme Court upholding the ACA mean the decade-long fight to dismantle it is over?

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What Biden And Putin's Meeting Could Mean For U.S.-Russia Relations

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

After weeks of planning, the summit between Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Joe Biden has ended. The two leaders' meeting lasted four hours.

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Biden Says Russia's Putin Is A 'Worthy Adversary' Whether Or Not He Trusts Him

Monday, June 14, 2021

President Biden reassured his NATO allies that the U.S. has their backs, and said he was gratified that the alliance will now also focus on challenges from China, climate change and cyberattacks.

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Russia And U.S. Seek Stability At First Post-Trump Summit

Friday, June 04, 2021

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with NPR White House and Moscow correspondents Ayesha Rascoe and Lucian Kim about what to expect when Presidents Biden and Putin meet for the Geneva summit later in June.

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Biden Says Sen. Capito's Latest Offer On Infrastructure Is Insufficient

Friday, June 04, 2021

The White House says a new offer on an infrastructure package from Republican Sen. Shelley Moore Capito doesn't meet President Biden's "objectives." Talks will continue Monday.

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There's More News Than Ever, But That Doesn't Mean The Truth Is Breaking Through

Wednesday, June 02, 2021

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks to CNN's Jake Tapper, CBS' Lesley Stahl and NPR's Ayesha Rascoe about the role of the media in democracy as the public struggles to agree on the same set of facts.

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Biden Says He Will Ramp Up Push To Expand Voting Rights, And Puts Harris In Charge

Wednesday, June 02, 2021

President Biden says there needs to be a new push to register and educate voters, and new pressure on the Senate to pass a bill. Vice President Harris will lead his charge for voting rights.

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Biden Met With Survivors To Commemorate The Tulsa Race Massacre Anniversary

Tuesday, June 01, 2021

President Biden met with survivors of the Tulsa Race Massacre, marking the 100th anniversary of the violent attack that left as many as 300 dead and destroyed a vibrant Black community.

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Biden Says The Tulsa Race Massacre 'Can't Be Buried, No Matter How Hard People Try'

Tuesday, June 01, 2021

The president met with survivors of the Tulsa Race Massacre as the nation pauses to mark the anniversary of an attack that remains one of the worst episodes of racial violence in U.S. history.

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