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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.


Timeline: Israel-Hamas Fighting Has Taken A Dire Toll

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Here is a look at some key events in the conflict over the past decade and a half.


Rep. Val Demings Considers Run For U.S. Senate Against Marco Rubio

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

The Florida Democrat was on President Biden's shortlist for a running mate in the 2020 presidential election. Demings, a former Orlando police chief, was first elected to the House in 2016.


Confused By CDC's Latest Mask Guidance? Here's What We've Learned

Friday, May 14, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shifted its stance this week on the need to wear masks if you're vaccinated. What's that mean for kids? For travel? For work? Experts weigh in.


Sen. Tim Scott's Republican Response To Biden's Address, Annotated

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott delivered the GOP rebuttal to President Biden's address to Congress. Read his full remarks with analysis and fact checks from NPR's reporters.


President Biden's Address To Congress, Annotated

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

NPR reporters provide fact checks and analysis of President Biden first joint address to Congress.