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Opening statements begin in the sex trafficking trial of Ghislaine Maxwell

Monday, November 29, 2021

Prosecutors have sought to portray the once prominent socialite as the coordinator of a trafficking ring that victimized teenage girls to the benefit of disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein.


England May Be Lifting Nearly All Of Its Coronavirus Restrictions By July 19

Monday, July 05, 2021

Prime Minister Boris Johnson says most remaining restrictions may soon be gone. If the plan moves ahead, it would bring about the closest version of pre-pandemic normalcy in nearly a year-and-a-half.


Death Toll Climbs To 18 In The Surfside Condo Collapse, With 145 Missing

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

It has now been nearly a week since rescue crews last pulled anyone alive from the rubble, but officials in Florida reiterated Wednesday they were not giving up hope.


Dozens Of People Are Missing After A 12-Story Florida Condo Partly Collapsed

Thursday, June 24, 2021

At least one person has died. Authorities said rescuers helped evacuate at least 35 people who were trapped inside the building near Miami.


Alpha, Beta Instead Of Britain, South Africa. Why The WHO Is Renaming COVID Variants

Tuesday, June 01, 2021

The new names won't replace the scientific names already assigned to new variants, but the WHO said it's making the change to help avoid fueling stigma toward nations where new variants arise.


Officials Say Hate Crimes Against Jews Are Growing In The Aftermath Of Gaza Violence

Monday, May 24, 2021

Attacks have broken out in communities across the country, leaving officials in law enforcement and government scrambling to confront the ripple effects of recent violence between Israel and Hamas.


Dating Apps Are Making It Easier To Swipe Right For A Match Who's Vaccinated

Friday, May 21, 2021

Some of the largest dating apps are allowing users to filter potential matches by their vaccination status, while offering vaccinated users access to premium features like "boosts" and "super likes."


The Governor Of Texas Has Signed A Law That Bans Abortion As Early As 6 Weeks

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

The new law prohibits abortion the moment a fetal heartbeat has been detected, before many women are even aware that they are pregnant. Enforcement of the law relies on private citizens.


PHOTOS: Across The U.S., People Protest The Violence In Gaza And Israel

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

From Dearborn, Mich., to the gate of the Israeli Embassy in Washington, to the Federal Building in Los Angeles, protesters expressed their anguish and anger at the fighting and its toll.


20 Companies Are Behind Half Of The World's Single-Use Plastic Waste, Study Finds

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

More than 130 million metric tons of single-use plastics were thrown out in 2019, according to a new report that puts Exxon Mobil atop a list of the companies that produce it.


How To Stop Ransomware Attacks? 1 Proposal Would Prohibit Victims From Paying Up

Thursday, May 13, 2021

The attack on Colonial Pipeline has focused new attention on a potentially radical proposal to stem the growing threat posed by ransomware: making it illegal for victims to pay their attackers.


Reinstate Trump? Facebook Oversight Board Set To Rule On Indefinite Ban

Tuesday, May 04, 2021

The independent Oversight Board on Wednesday is expected to say whether Facebook should uphold or reverse a ban on the former president put in place after the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.


Biden's 1st 100 Days: A Look By The Numbers

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Under Biden, the number of presidential tweets is down, while the volume of executive orders is up. His job approval is higher than Trump's ever was, but he has signed less than half as many bills.


Civil Rights Attorney Vanita Gupta Confirmed As Associate Attorney General

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

The 51-49 vote elevates Gupta to the No. 3 position inside the Justice Department, where she's expected to help shape the administration's efforts to reform policing.


Where Efforts To Overhaul Policing Stand In Congress After Chauvin Verdict

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

The guilty verdict against the former officer has added new urgency around stalled talks on legislation to ban chokeholds and end qualified immunity for police. But the path remains far from clear.


'It's Time To End This Forever War.' Biden Says Forces To Leave Afghanistan By 9/11

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

The president said he will move to withdraw American forces from Afghanistan after nearly 20 years of an active U.S. military presence in the country.


Officer Billy Evans Is Honored At U.S. Capitol Where He Served And Was Killed

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Evans, killed in an attack earlier this month, is only the sixth U.S. Capitol Police officer to have died in the line of duty.


Biden Allows Trump's Freeze On Skilled Worker And Other Visas To Expire

Thursday, April 01, 2021

The Trump administration put the freeze in place last year, saying it was needed to safeguard the job market. But President Biden condemned it, calling it harmful to businesses and individuals alike.


'Now Is Not The Time To Stop Wearing A Mask,' Says CDC Director Rochelle Walensky

Wednesday, March 03, 2021

With new cases teetering at about 60,000 to 70,000 per day, new hyper-transmissible variants and state rollbacks of coronavirus restrictions, the CDC chief urges Americans to remain vigilant.


Energy Secretary Granholm: Texas Outages Show Need For Changes To U.S. Power Systems

Friday, February 26, 2021

In her first interview with NPR since taking office, Jennifer Granholm made the case for sweeping reforms in order to meet President Biden's pledge to make the U.S. carbon neutral by 2050.