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Utah Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson Becomes Her Own Intern

Monday, February 01, 2021

Utah Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson is finally wrapping up the credits she needs to finish her undergraduate degree — by doing an internship at her own office.


Myanmar's Army Stages Coup, Detaining Aung Sang Suu Kyi, Others

Sunday, January 31, 2021

The military arrested Suu Kyi and members of her political party early Monday, hours before it declared a transfer of power and a one-year state of emergency in the Southeast Asian country.


Winter Storm Moves East, With 'Copious Amounts' Of Snow Expected In Northeast

Saturday, January 30, 2021

The system, which brought tremendous amounts of snow and rain to California, dumped heavy snow in the Midwest. The Northeast is expected to get more than a foot of snow.


Refugee Resettlement Coordinator Is Hopeful For What Comes Next Under Biden

Friday, January 22, 2021

Corine Dehabey runs a group that helps resettle refugees in Toledo, Ohio. She says her organization is "hopeful" and "excited" about Biden's plan to raise the number of refugees allowed into the U.S.


Parler Executive Responds To Amazon Cutoff And Defends Approach To Moderation

Friday, January 15, 2021

Amazon took the social media platform Parler offline, saying Parler wasn't removing threats of violence. Parler Chief Policy Officer Amy Peikoff tells NPR the site's goal is freedom of speech.


Pence Will Attend Biden Inauguration

Saturday, January 09, 2021

In a split with President Trump, Vice President Pence will attend President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration on Jan. 20. Trump has said he will not attend.


Rep. Jamie Raskin On The Life And Legacy Of His Son, Tommy Raskin

Saturday, January 09, 2021

On New Year's Eve, 25-year-old Tommy Raskin killed himself. Rep. Jamie Raskin of Maryland talked with NPR about his son's life and the outpouring of tributes to him.


Minnesota Health Official Says Vaccine Rollout Hasn't Been As Bad As It Seems

Monday, January 04, 2021

Kris Ehresmann of the Minnesota Department of Health says the holidays were a big reason that not as many people were vaccinated as had been planned.


Former Government Cybersecurity Head Blames Russian Intelligence For Massive Hack

Monday, December 21, 2020

Christopher Krebs, the former top cybersecurity official in the U.S., talked with NPR about how the hack happened and how the U.S. should respond.


Meet Beave, The Internet's Most Famous Beaver

Sunday, December 20, 2020

Nancy Coyne is a wildlife rehabilitator who has been documenting the experience of raising a lone beaver. His name is Beave.


ER Doctor Says He Walks Into A 'War Zone' Every Day

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Arizona emergency room physician Cleavon Gilman says health care providers are under "unimaginable" emotional strain.


Psychologist On Why Funerals Are Fundamental To Processing Grief

Monday, December 14, 2020

People being unable to gather or see the bodies of people who died of COVID-19 is having profound psychological effects that will last for years, says psychologist Christy Denckla of Harvard.


4 Stabbed, 33 Arrested After Trump Supporters, Counterprotesters Clash In D.C.

Saturday, December 12, 2020

Four weeks after a similar event in the nation's capital, some of the president's supporters who came to protest a "stolen" election clashed with counterprotesters into the night.


Wisconsin Hospital Leader On Getting Ready For Vaccinations

Friday, December 11, 2020

Dr. Jeff Bahr with the Advocate Aurora Health system in Wisconsin says his hospitals are "ready to go" for vaccinations. Staff who treat COVID-19 patients will be first in line, he says.


'World's Loneliest Elephant' Moving To Sanctuary, With Help From Cher

Friday, November 27, 2020

Kaavan the elephant has lived in poor conditions for decades, and he's been alone since his partner died in 2012. Activists, including the pop singer, have successfully campaigned for his release.


Black People Are More Hesitant About A Vaccine. A Leading Nurse Wants To Change That

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Ernest Grant, the president of the American Nurses Association, says historical abuses have left Black people with a distrust of vaccines. Now he's part of a coronavirus vaccine trial.


More Kids Are Getting COVID-19, Kentucky Pediatrician Says

Monday, November 23, 2020

Elizabeth Hawse, a pediatrician in Lexington, Ky., says she's seen a big increase in the number of children testing positive for the coronavirus. The governor has shut schools' in-person classes.


Fauci: Vaccine Results Are 'Important Advance,' But Virus Precautions Are Still Vital

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Dr. Anthony Fauci tells NPR that strong testing results for both Moderna and Pfizer vaccines are "a very, very important advance" in trying to stop the coronavirus outbreak.


Iowa Doctor Says Money And Staffing Needed To Handle Coronavirus In Nursing Homes

Monday, November 16, 2020

Dr. Glenn Hurst says hospitalizations are growing in part because of a nursing home "bottleneck." Many people rehabilitate at nursing homes after leaving the hospital.


Judge Rules Acting DHS Secretary Lacked Authority To Suspend DACA Program

Saturday, November 14, 2020

It's the latest court ruling against the Trump administration's attempts to terminate the Obama-era program that protects young immigrants who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children.