Sacha Pfeiffer

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New 9/11 Judge at Guantánamo Quits After 2 Weeks

Friday, October 02, 2020

A U.S. military court judge who took over the 9/11 case two weeks ago has quit. That means a 9/11 trial is unlikely to begin by the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.


Trial Of Sept. 11 Defendants At Guantánamo Delayed Until August 2021

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

More setbacks in the long-delayed 9/11 case in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba: A U.S military court judge has delayed the trial of the five defendants in the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks until August 2021.


Novavax Researcher Says No Chance Of A 'Shortcut' In Vaccine Safety

Friday, September 25, 2020

Vaccine maker Novavax is starting a large coronavirus vaccine trial in the U.K. Gregory Glenn, the company's president of research and development, talks with NPR about how vaccines are tested.


California Gov. Newsom Calls Transition To Electric Cars An 'Economic Imperative'

Thursday, September 24, 2020

"This is where the automobile manufacturers are going," Newsom tells NPR a day after ordering a 2035 ban gasoline cars. "We want to accelerate a trend you're seeing all around the rest of the world."


To Limit COVID-19, Navajo Leader Says: 'Listen To Your Public Health Professionals'

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

The Navajo Nation has seen a turning point in its battle against the virus. Cases are down dramatically. Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez says that's because citizens heed public health advice.


Making Sense Of Megan Thee Stallion's Shooting, And What Followed

Friday, September 11, 2020

All Things Considered speaks with writer Clover Hope about how an act of violence against a famous Black woman was reduced to a joke online.


Jacqueline Woodson Wants Kids To Know The Beauty — And The Danger — Of Football

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Woodson's new novel in verse Before the Ever After follows a 12-year-old boy whose football star father is beginning to show the damaging effects of too many blows to the head.


New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy: Economic Impact Has Been 'Staggering Across The Board'

Tuesday, September 08, 2020

The governor, a Democrat, holds out hope that Congress can come up with another round of pandemic relief. He discusses the measures he's taking in the meantime to shore up the state's finances.


Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes: Trump Will Use Every Opportunity To Divide People

Tuesday, September 01, 2020

Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes, a Democrat, was among local officials who asked President Trump not to visit his state. Barnes says a real leader would have already offered words of consolation.


Foreign Workers Living Overseas Mistakenly Received $1,200 U.S. Stimulus Checks

Wednesday, August 05, 2020

Thousands of foreign workers who entered the U.S. on temporary work visas received $1,200 pandemic stimulus checks in error, and many of them are spending the money in their home countries.


9/11 Trial Faces Another Delay: New Guantánamo Lawyer Wants 30 Months To Prepare

Friday, July 24, 2020

A new defense lawyer says he needs 30 months to prepare for the trial, meaning it's unlikely to begin before next year's 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.


Business As Usual During The Pandemic, This Time Through Plexiglass

Friday, July 03, 2020

Demand for plexiglass has skyrocketed due to the coronavirus as businesses worldwide install protective barriers.


Guantanamo Judge Rules Tortured Prisoner Could Get Reduced Sentence

Friday, June 05, 2020

The ruling, which could apply to several prisoners held at the U.S. military prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, suggests the court agrees the prisoners are owed something for having been tortured.


Trump's Plan For Drive-Up COVID-19 Tests At Stores Yields Few Results

Monday, June 01, 2020

The White House promised widespread COVID-19 testing at CVS, Target, Walgreens and Walmart locations nationwide. But months later, testing is being offered at only a tiny fraction of their stores.


VIDEO: What The U.S. Is Doing About Its Testing Swab Shortage

Monday, May 25, 2020

To contain the coronavirus, the U.S. needs to be able to test a lot of people. But we're facing a shortage of a key ingredient: the swab. Here's why these swabs are so hard to source.


As Pandemic Halts The Military Court At Guantánamo, Critics Call For Its Closure

Friday, May 22, 2020

The U.S. prison and military court in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, are widely viewed as dysfunctional and expensive. Now the pandemic has brought court proceedings to a halt.


U.S. Races To Increase Domestic Production Of Swabs For Coronavirus Testing

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

There were early warnings of COVID-19 testing supply shortages, such as swabs. The federal government took until late April to ramp up domestic production. Will the U.S. be able to catch up to demand?


Despite Early Warnings, U.S. Took Months To Expand Swab Production For COVID-19 Test

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Widespread testing for COVID-19 is still not happening in the U.S. Although experts have been urging the federal government since February, it took until late April to ramp up production.


Small Business Rescue Earned Banks $10 Billion In Fees

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Banks handling the federal government's loan program for small businesses made more than $10 billion in fees, while thousands of small businesses were shut out of the program.


A Month After Emergency Declaration, Trump's Promises Largely Unfulfilled

Monday, April 13, 2020

On March 13, President Trump promised to mobilize private and public resources to respond to the coronavirus. NPR followed up on each promise and found little action had been taken.