Noel King

Co-host of Today, Explained

Noel King appears in the following:

The Father Of Britney Spears Files A Petition To End Her Conservatorship

Wednesday, September 08, 2021

Britney Spears' father, Jamie Spears, petitioned a court to end his controversial conservatorship. Under that legal arrangement, he had controlled all aspects of her life for the past 13 years.

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News Brief: Kabul After The U.S. Departs, Ida Aftermath, Texas Voting Bill

Wednesday, September 01, 2021

The Taliban still have no formal government in Afghanistan. Days after Hurricane Ida, rescue teams have difficulty reaching people. Texas Republicans pass a new bill restricting voting rights.

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News Brief: America's Longest War Ends, Ida Damage, Mask Mandate Bans

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

The U.S. military is out of Afghanistan. Hurricane Ida left behind a path of destruction in Louisiana. The federal government is looking into five states' efforts to stop schools from requiring masks.

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News Brief: Ida Aftermath, Afghan Evacuations, Service Members Tribute

Monday, August 30, 2021

Hurricane Ida roared ashore in southeastern Louisiana. Tuesday is the deadline for the U.S. to leave Afghanistan. President Biden honored the 13 service members killed in the Kabul airport attack.

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As Evacuations Wrap Up, There Are Threats Of Another Attack At Kabul Airport

Monday, August 30, 2021

The deadline nears for the U.S. to finish Afghan evacuations. And, the U.S. conducted two airstrikes against suspected members of ISIS-K following Thursday's deadly attack at the Kabul airport.

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A Restrictive Abortion Law Is Set To Take Effect In Texas

Monday, August 30, 2021

A new law takes effect this week in Texas that bans abortion as early as six weeks into a pregnancy. Abortion rights advocates are trying to block the law.

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Biden Says He Doesn't Regret His Decision To Withdraw Troops From Afghanistan

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

President Biden is facing criticism, even from members of his own party, over how chaotic the U.S. exit from Afghanistan is turning out to be.

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The Death Toll From Haiti's Earthquake Rises Amid Fears Of Storm's Threat

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Tropical Depression Grace is adding to the misery of the earthquake zone in Haiti, where doctors are scarce and efforts continue to find survivors of Saturday's quake.

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News Brief: Taliban Takeover, U.S. Exit Criticized, COVID-19 Boosters

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

The Taliban are setting up checkpoints in the Afghan capital Kabul. President Biden tries to deflect criticism over the U.S. exit from Afghanistan. And, the U.S. may authorize COVID-19 booster shots.

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The White House May Recommend COVID-19 Booster Shots

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

The Biden administration is close to advising fully vaccinated Americans to get COVID-19 booster shots after eight months, according to a source familiar with the discussions.

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Secretary Of State Blinkin Defends The Administration's Position On Afghanistan

Monday, August 16, 2021

President Biden has yet to respond to the news of the Taliban taking over Afghanistan — as helicopters evacuated U.S. personnel from the Embassy in Kabul. Biden has no public events scheduled Monday.

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News Brief: U.S. Controls Kabul Airport, Afghan Government Falls, Haiti Quake

Monday, August 16, 2021

The Afghan government has fallen and the Taliban are in control. The U.S. races to process special visas for Afghan contractors. The death toll from the earthquake in Haiti continues to rise.

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The Afghan Government Has Fallen And The U.S. Begins Finger-Pointing

Monday, August 16, 2021

The departure of American forces from Afghanistan was forecast to renew violence there, but few expected the Afghan government to fall so quickly. Now the blame game has begun in Washington.

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Sun Belt Hospitals Struggle To Keep Up With The Surge Of COVID-19 Patients

Monday, August 16, 2021

Hospitals in the South are burdened by the new surge. In Mississippi, only 35% of people are vaccinated, ICUs are full, elective surgeries are being postponed and more kids are being hospitalized.

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News Brief: Pregnancy And COVID Vaccinations, Taliban Gains, New Census Data

Thursday, August 12, 2021

The CDC urges pregnant women to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Taliban fighters effectively control two-thirds of Afghanistan. The Census Bureau is about to reveal new details of what America looks like.

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New York Is About To Get Its First Female Governor Kathy Hochul

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Gov. Andrew Cuomo will leave office in two weeks after an investigation found he sexually harassed 11 women. Cuomo said the transition for Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul to take over "must be seamless."

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News Brief: Budget Framework, Cuomo Resignation, Delta Variant

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

The Senate approves a $3.5 trillion budget blueprint. New York's lieutenant governor will take over after Gov. Cuomo's steps down. More than 93% of new U.S. COVID-19 cases involve the delta variant.

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The Defense Department Aims To Make Vaccines Mandatory For Service Members

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin says he's seeking a mandate that will require all members of the U.S. military to get vaccinated against COVID-19 by mid-September — if not sooner.

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News Brief: Infrastructure Package, Military Vaccinations, Taliban Strategy

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

The Senate may sign off on a $1 trillion infrastructure bill. The Pentagon moves to make vaccines mandatory for service members. As Taliban fighters gain ground, what is the global community doing?

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News Brief: Climate Report, Taliban Gains, Purdue Pharma Bankruptcy Trial

Monday, August 09, 2021

A landmark new report finds that climate change is accelerating. Taliban fighters took control of three Afghan cities on Sunday. The maker of Oxycontin, Purdue Pharma, returns to court Monday.

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