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Omicron surge sets records as flight disruptions continue

Monday, December 27, 2021

More than 1,400 flights canceled worldwide Monday, adding to thousands canceled over the Christmas weekend. And across the country, long lines continued at COVID-19 testing sites.


Weekend Edition looks back on the stories of 2021

Sunday, December 26, 2021

Weekend Edition presented a wide array of stories throughout the year. Members of our staff share some of their favorites.


Rep. Liz Cheney read text messages she said Mark Meadows got during the Jan. 6 siege

Monday, December 13, 2021

In the messages, Donald Trump Jr. and Fox News hosts Laura Ingraham and Sean Hannity urge Meadows to get then-President Donald Trump to tell his supporters to leave the Capitol.


Sesame Street makes history with the debut of its first Asian American muppet

Monday, November 15, 2021

Seven-year-old Ji-Young is Korean American. She loves her electric guitar just as much as her skateboard, and she'll be introduced to the Sesame Street gang during Thanksgiving day special.


Biden announces plan in Glasgow to help poorer countries with climate change

Monday, November 01, 2021

In a speech to the U.N. climate summit on Monday, President Biden laid out his strategy for reaching goals to curb emissions — and a plan to help developing countries adapt to climate change.


Here's who Biden will meet with when he goes to Rome and Glasgow this week

Thursday, October 28, 2021

President Biden has been scrambling to make a deal at home with lawmakers in his own party before heading to the G-20 summit in Rome and the U.N. Climate Summit in Glasgow.


What the U.S. can — and cannot — do for vaccine equity per the State Department

Monday, October 25, 2021

The U.S. has pledged to deliver 1.1 billion doses of COVID vaccines to countries in need. Billions more are needed. NPR interviewed the State Department's global vaccine coordinator to learn more.


More Voices, All Ears

Thursday, October 14, 2021

This week, we launch a nationwide marketing campaign to help more people discover NPR's diverse set of podcasts, issues, ideas, flavors, and personalities.


Trevor Bedford: Two Astounding Awards For Virologist Who Raised Early COVID Alarms

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

He's had quite a September. Bedford has just been named a MacArthur Fellow and was also awarded a $9 million, 7-year grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute for his work on the pandemic.


Watch Pets And People Run For Cover As A Powerful Earthquake Strikes Mexico

Wednesday, September 08, 2021

This video from Mexico City's Azcapotzalco neighborhood shows startled occupants of an apartment rush to steady themselves as the 7.1 magnitude earthquake shakes their building.


Rolling Stones Drummer Charlie Watts Dies At 80

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Watts, famous for his potent beat and unflappable style, featured on all 26 Rolling Stones studio albums and numerous live albums.


Powerful U.S. Labor Leader Richard Trumka Dies

Thursday, August 05, 2021

Trumka, the leader of the AFL-CIO and a close ally of Democratic Party officials, has died. He was 72.


The Climate Change Link To More And Bigger Wildfires

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Researchers who study evidence of fires through the millennia say to expect more and bigger fires as the climate continues to warm. Fire season is already months longer than in the 1970s.


A Former Trump Adviser Is Charged With Acting As An Agent Of The United Arab Emirates

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Thomas Barrack, who chaired the former president's inauguration committee, has been arrested on federal charges that he acted as an agent of a foreign government.


Biden Says The U.S. Would Offer Aid To Cuba If He Had Assurances About The Regime

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Cuba has seen recent demonstrations due to food shortages and high prices amid the pandemic.


NPR Music's 26 Favorite Albums Of 2021 (So Far)

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Here at the midpoint of 2021, these are the two dozen or so albums NPR Music's staff will be carrying as they step back out into the world.


NPR Music's 27 Favorite Songs Of 2021 (So Far)

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Our favorite songs from this strange period of re-emergence, the first six months of 2021.


Read Britney Spears' Statement To The Court In Her Conservatorship Hearing

Thursday, June 24, 2021

Britney Spears asks a judge to end her conservatorship, saying she is being exploited, bullied and feeling "left out and alone." Read a transcript of the singer's remarks at Wednesday's hearing.


Assessing Benjamin Netanyahu's 12 Uninterrupted Years In Power

Sunday, June 13, 2021

The Israeli prime minister leaves office with a legacy that includes economic prosperity, a growing partisan divide in the U.S. over support for Israel and the unresolved conflict with Palestinians.


NPR AZNs Pick Their Favorite Tiny Desk Concerts

Friday, May 28, 2021

The employee group, which supports NPR staff members through advocacy and cultural visibility, reflects on some favorite performances in celebration of Asian/Pacific Islander American Heritage Month.