Noel King

Co-host of Today, Explained

Noel King appears in the following:

News Brief: Surfside Condo Collapse, Facebook's Reprieve, Delta Variant

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Rescue efforts continue at a collapsed condominium building in Florida. A judge dismisses two antitrust complaints against Facebook. COVID-19 cases surge in many, poorly vaccinated parts of the world.

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Coronavirus Surges Around The World Are Linked To Delta Variant

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

COVID-19 cases are increasing in many, poorly-vaccinated parts of the globe. We check in with reporters in Australia, Sierre Leone and with our science team to talk about the Delta variant's threats.

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Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison Sees A Cycle Of Inaction On Police Reform

Monday, June 28, 2021

The Minnesota attorney general who prosecuted Derek Chauvin wants Congress to act on police reform. He wants to see a national registry of "bad cops" and limitations on qualified immunity.

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President Walks Back Threat To Block Infrastructure Deal Over Democratic Priorities

Monday, June 28, 2021

A bipartisan $1.2 trillion infrastructure deal is back on track after President Biden walked back an apparent veto threat.

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News Brief: Condo Collapse, Infrastructure Plan, Gene-Editing Breakthrough

Monday, June 28, 2021

Rescuers remain on the site of a collapsed Florida building. An infrastructure deal is on track after the president walked back an apparent veto threat. Scientists report a gene editing advancement.

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News Brief: Biden Agenda, Military Justice System, Britney Spears

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

The president's ambitious agenda hits another roadblock. The Pentagon chief says he supports a proposed change to the military justice system. Britney Spears to address a court on her conservatorship.

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News Brief: Voting Rights, Supreme Court Sides With Athletes, Delta Variant

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

The U.S. Senate will take up a plan to overhaul elections. The Supreme Court gives college athletes a boost in their push for better compensation. The COVID-19 Delta variant is spreading in the U.S.

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Amythyst Kiah's Old-Time, Deeply Honest 'Wary + Strange'

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

NPR's Noel King talks to musician Amythyst Kiah, who deals with tough subjects, like being "othered" as a Black woman on the bluegrass and folk circuit.

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Success Of COVID-19 Vaccines Ushers In Renaissance In Vaccine Technology

Monday, June 21, 2021

Vaccine makers are planning for the possibility that boosters will be needed, and they're pushing ahead with research into new-generation flu shots and mRNA cancer vaccines.

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News Brief: Coronavirus Roundup, Iran Election, NYC's Mayoral Race

Monday, June 21, 2021

The U.S. inches closer to a key milestone in the battle against COVID-19. Iran has chosen a hard-line judge as its next president. Over a dozen Democrats vie to succeed NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio.

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News Brief: G-7 Summit, Israeli Government, Wildfire Season

Friday, June 11, 2021

President Biden is in Cornwall, England, for the G-7 summit. Israel's parliament is set to vote Sunday on a new government. Wildfires burn in 11 states, including California, Arizona and Colorado.

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News Brief: Biden Trip, Keystone XL Pipeline, Tribal Jails Probe

Thursday, June 10, 2021

President Biden meets on Thursday with Britain's prime minister. The company behind the Keystone XL oil pipeline terminates the project. Deaths in tribal jails put spotlight on a system of neglect.

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4 Books To Broaden Your Pride Month Reading List

Tuesday, June 08, 2021

There are a lot of Pride Month reading lists out there — so we thought we'd get away from the classics everyone knows. We asked author Akwaeke Emezi to recommend some of their favorite reads.

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Meat-Packer JBS Expects To Operate At Near Full Capacity After Ransomware Attack

Thursday, June 03, 2021

JBS, the world's biggest meat-packing company, expects operations to be back near full capacity Thursday as it recovers from a ransomware attack. Groups with ties to Russia are blamed for the attack.

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Why Much Of The Media Dismissed Theories That COVID Leaked From Lab

Thursday, June 03, 2021

President Biden has ordered a probe into the origins of COVID-19. An examination of how the media has covered the theory that it escaped from a Chinese lab, and why it's getting more attention now.

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News Brief: Coalition Government, Opioid Immunity, Ship's Dangerous Cargo

Thursday, June 03, 2021

Israeli politicians say they've reached a deal that would oust Prime Minister Netanyahu. The Sackler family empire is poised to win immunity from opioid suits. And, Sri Lanka's environmental disaster.

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Morning News Brief

Wednesday, June 02, 2021

Cyberattack disrupts the world's largest meat processing company. Michigan plans to end almost all COVID-19 orders by July 1. Tokyo Olympics press on during the pandemic despite calls to cancel.

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News Brief: Texas Voting Bill, Naomi Osaka, Hurricane Season Threat

Tuesday, June 01, 2021

Texas governor threatens "no pay" after Democrats walk out over voting rights bill. Naomi Osaka drops out of French Open after dispute over media appearances. The Atlantic hurricane season begins.

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Olympic Organizers Say They're Ready For COVID-19 Risks, But Japan's Doctors Are Wary

Tuesday, June 01, 2021

International Olympic Committee member Dick Pound says organizers are taking risks into account. "Nobody wants to put on games where you have an increased risk of transmission," he says.

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News Brief: Benjamin Netanyahu, Texas Voting Bill, Infrastructure Deadline

Monday, May 31, 2021

Israel's prime minister could lose his job as rivals join forces. Texas GOP gives up on a new voting bill after Democrats walk out before a final vote. Still no deal on Biden's infrastructure plan.

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