Leila Fadel

Leila Fadel appears in the following:

Thousands of Migrants, Mostly From Haiti, Are Packed Under Texas Bridge

Friday, September 17, 2021

NPR's Leila Fadel speaks with Reuters reporter Alexandra Ulmer about the conditions beneath a bridge in Del Rio, Texas and Ciudad Acuña, Mexico where thousands of migrants are waiting to claim asylum.

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El Salvador Protest Reflected Concerns Over Democracy And Bitcoin

Friday, September 17, 2021

NPR's Leila Fadel talks with El Faro journalist Valeria Guzman in El Salvador about this week's protest against President Nayib Bukele.

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For Many American Muslims, The Legacy Of 9/11 Lies In The Battle For Civil Rights

Saturday, September 11, 2021

A Southern California community grapples with the legacy of being secretly surveilled by the FBI. Twenty years later, the matter is a legal fight that has reached the Supreme Court.

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His Family Fled Afghanistan 30 Years Ago. Now He's Watching It Happen Again

Wednesday, September 01, 2021

NPR's Leila Fadel talks with Haris Tarin of the Afghan American Foundation about how his family fled Afghanistan 30 years ago, and what it's like to work with the new wave of refugees fleeing now.

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After 3 Failed Attempts To Flee Afghanistan, A Family Clings To Hope

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

NPR's Leila Fadel talks with Syvash, one of the thousands of Afghans trying to leave the country. Over the last two decades, he's worked on various projects for both the U.S. and the European Union.

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WHO Weighs In On Countries Offering A Booster Shot

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

NPR's Leila Fadel talks with Dr. Margaret Harris, spokesperson for the World Health Organization, about the organization's position on booster shots.

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Louisiana Power Provider Shares How — And When — The Company Will Repair Outages

Monday, August 30, 2021

NPR's Leila Fadel talks with Rod West, group president of Entergy utility operations, which provides power to New Orleans and throughout Louisiana. He discusses the city's power outages.

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Hospital President In Louisiana Describes Hurricane Ida's Impact

Monday, August 30, 2021

NPR's Leila Fadel speaks with Dr. John Heaton, president and chief medical officer of LCMC Health, about the state of the system's hospitals post-Hurricane Ida.

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As Withdrawal Deadline Nears, Kabul Airport Crowds Grow Increasingly Desperate

Monday, August 30, 2021

NPR's Leila Fadel talks with Washington Post's Afghanistan bureau chief Susannah George about Sunday's drone strike that killed a civilian family, including several children.

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News Brief: Kabul Attack, Evacuations To Continue, Eviction Moratorium Ruling

Friday, August 27, 2021

The U.S. pledges to continue evacuations, despite an attack in Kabul. For President Biden, the attack is a major test of his Afghan strategy. The Supreme Court strikes down an eviction moratorium.

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Pakistan Warns A Power Vacuum In Afghanistan Would Be Catastrophic

Friday, August 27, 2021

Pakistan's neighbor has long been associated with the Taliban. The group controls most Afghan territory after decades of war with the U.S. Afghan refugees are trying to cross into Pakistan.

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Biden Vows To Strike Back After Attack Kills 13 U.S. Service Members In Kabul

Friday, August 27, 2021

Thursday's attack in the Afghan capital Kabul killed dozens of people. What does the attack mean for the U.S. evacuation efforts in the Afghan capital, and for U.S. national security?

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News Brief: Kabul Security Threats, Haiti's Quake Aid, Biden-Bennett Meeting

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Americans outside the gates of Kabul airport are warned to leave. Eleven days after an earthquake, aid reaches Haiti's rural areas. Israel's new prime minister meets with President Biden Thursday.

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Johnson & Johnson Says A Booster Shot For Its Vaccine May Have Big Benefits

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

The company said that when study participants were given a second jab after six months, their antibody levels were nine times higher than they were 28 days after a first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

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Vice President Harris Is In Vietnam, The Last Stop On Her Southeast Asia Trip

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

The visit was aimed at showing the Biden administration's commitment to a region which was largely ignored by ex-President Trump. It's also aimed at countering China's growing influence in the region.

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Lawmakers In The House Narrowly Approved A $3.5 Trillion Budget Blueprint

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

The approval of the budget resolution follows an impasse between House leaders and centrist Democrats that threatened to derail progress on the vast majority of President Biden's domestic agenda.

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'Remain In Mexico' Policy For Asylum-Seekers Is Reinstated By The Supreme Court

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

The high court dealt a blow to the White House's efforts to cancel a Trump-era immigration program. Immigration advocates said it is a dangerous policy for thousands seeking humanitarian aid.

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News Brief: Afghan Evacuations, Asylum-Seekers Ruling, House Passes Budget Plan

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Biden says Aug. 31 remains the deadline for the U.S. to leave Afghanistan. The Supreme Court orders the "Remain in Mexico" policy reinstated for asylum-seekers. A Democratic budget stalemate ends.

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Biden To Receive A Classified Report On The Origins Of COVID-19

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

It has been 90 days since President Biden ordered a review into the origins of COVID-19. Many scientists believe it likely came from nature, others say it may have leaked from a lab in China.

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News Brief: Afghan Refugees, House Budget Stalemate, Origins Of COVID-19

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Afghan refugees are being flown for processing in Bahrain, Germany and Qatar. Moderate Democrats threaten to withhold their vote on the budget. Biden gets an update on how COVID-19 may have began.

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