Noel King

Co-host of Today, Explained

Noel King appears in the following:

Former U.N. Adviser Says Global Spyware Is A Threat To Democracy

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

David Kaye, now a law professor at the University of California, Irvine, says privately sold software that's being used to spy on journalists, dissidents and others is a threat to democracy.

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News Brief: Haiti's Prime Minister, Opioid Lawsuit Negotiations, Bezos Flight

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

The power struggle in Haiti has been resolved. Negotiators appear close to a settlement for opioid lawsuits. Blue Origin is set to make its first sub-orbital flight with passengers on board.

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A Federal Judge In Texas Rules Against The Obama-Era DACA Program

Monday, July 19, 2021

The White House plans to appeal a ruling that limits DACA protections for immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children, moving immigration higher on the president's list of priorities.

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News Brief: COVID Surge And The Unvaccinated, German Floods, DACA Ruling

Monday, July 19, 2021

The delta variant is sparking concerns of a new COVID-19 wave in the U.S. Historic flooding devastates parts of West Germany. And, a federal judge ruled last week that the DACA program is illegal.

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Families Are Receiving A Child Tax Credit. Janet Yellen Says It Should Be Permanent

Thursday, July 15, 2021

In an interview with NPR, the Treasury secretary calls to permanently expand the child tax credit being paid out to American families starting this week.

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Screenings For Cancer Dropped Dramatically During The Pandemic

Monday, July 12, 2021

At the height of the pandemic, routine cancer screenings declined by 90%. Screenings have resumed and doctors are diagnosing later-stage cancers — things that might have been caught earlier.

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News Brief: Surfside Recovery Effort, Assassination Probe, Wildfire Dangers

Thursday, July 08, 2021

The search for survivors ends at the condo collapse site. Haitian police aim to find those responsible for killing the president. More Americans move to fire-prone areas without realizing the danger.

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News Brief: Condo Collapse, Delta Variant, NYC Mayoral Primary Result

Wednesday, July 07, 2021

The confirmed death toll from a collapsed condo stands at 36. The delta variant of the coronavirus is the dominant strain in the U.S. There's a winner in the Democratic primary for mayor of New York.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo Declares Gun Violence Emergency In New York

Wednesday, July 07, 2021

Gov. Cuomo has issued an executive order declaring a disaster emergency on gun violence. The state has seen a significant rise in shootings in the pandemic.

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News Brief: Florida Condo Search, Biden And Police, U.K.'s COVID Restrictions

Tuesday, July 06, 2021

Teams searching the collapsed condo site face harsh weather. Biden tries to balance police reform calls amid more mass shootings. England may lift nearly all of its pandemic restrictions by July 19.

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Author Chaney Kwak Turned A Cruise Ship Ordeal Into A Metaphor — And Memoir

Tuesday, July 06, 2021

He was one of nearly 1,400 people stranded aboard the Viking Sky cruise ship off the coast of Norway in 2019. It changed his life.

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Johnson Outlines Plan To Lift Nearly All Of England's COVID-19 Restrictions

Tuesday, July 06, 2021

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says the United Kingdom will alleviate most restrictions associated with the pandemic by July 19, despite a recent increase in infections.

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News Brief: Florida Condo Demolition, Taliban Gain Ground, Camp For Billionaires

Monday, July 05, 2021

The partially collapsed condo in Surfside has been demolished. The Taliban advance across Afghanistan as U.S. forces leave the country. A look inside the conference for top media and tech moguls.

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As U.S. Forces Leave Afghanistan, The Country's Future Hangs In The Balance

Monday, July 05, 2021

With little fanfare, the last major U.S. military base in Afghanistan has been handed over to the Afghans. With the departure from Bagram Air Field, a tiny U.S. force remains in the country.

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'Rough Translation': How An Activist Changed The Way The U.S. Conducts Wars

Thursday, July 01, 2021

The war in Afghanistan changed the way the U.S. fights wars — especially in regards to civilian casualties. The latest episode of the NPR podcast Rough Translation tells the story of Marla Ruzicka.

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News Brief: Trump Probe, Florida Building Collapse, Cosby Out Of Prison

Thursday, July 01, 2021

A probe into the Trump organization could culminate Thursday with charges. It's been a week since the condominium collapse in Surfside. Pennsylvania's Supreme Court vacates Bill Cosby's conviction.

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The New York City Board Of Elections Sees A 'Discrepancy' In The Mayoral Vote Tally

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

The first New York City mayoral election that used ranked choice voting has hit a snag after test votes were initially counted. The elections board says it will recount votes.

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News Brief: Fla. Condo Collapse, Capitol Riot Probe, Biden's Climate Policy

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Bad weather hinders search for victims of condo collapse. The House will vote on whether to create a select committee to probe the Capitol riot. Progressives worry Biden's climate agenda is changing.

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A Structural Engineer Explains How The Florida Condo Collapse Will Be Investigated

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

John Pistorino has been hired to investigate the building collapse in Surfside, Fla. He says the process will involve trying to reconstruct parts of the building to see where critical pieces failed.

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11 Are Confirmed Dead In Condo Collapse As Rescue Crews Work Tirelessly

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Search and rescue teams are picking through the rubble of the collapsed condominium in Surfside, Fla. It's dangerous and difficult work but the crews keep at it because they hope to find people alive.

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