Sacha Pfeiffer

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Women 'Falling Off The Cliff Of Fertility' As Pandemic Puts Treatments On Hold

Sunday, April 12, 2020

Most fertility treatments have been put on hold following recommendations by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, but some specialists and their patients argue they can't afford to wait.

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More Questions About Pregnancy During The Coronavirus Epidemic

Wednesday, April 01, 2020

Emergency physician Dr. Leana Wen and NPR investigations correspondent Sacha Pfeiffer answer more listener questions about pregnancy and birth during the COVID-19 epidemic with NPR's Michel Martin.

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Questions About Pregnancy And Giving Birth During The Epidemic

Wednesday, April 01, 2020

Emergency physician Dr. Leana Wen and NPR investigations correspondent Sacha Pfeiffer answer listener questions about pregnancy and birth during the COVID-19 epidemic with NPR's Michel Martin.

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Pregnant Women Worry About Pandemic's Impact On Labor, Delivery And Babies

Monday, March 30, 2020

As pregnant women and their doctors consider how the COVID-19 crisis is affecting pregnancy and care, maternity wards across the country are reconsidering policies on deliveries and visitors.

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Pregnant Women Could Give Birth In Hospitals Filled With COVID-19 Patients

Monday, March 30, 2020

As pregnant women and their doctors consider how the COVID-19 epidemic is affecting pregnancy and care, maternity wards across the country are changing policies on deliveries and visitors.

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Judge's Retirement Is Likely To Delay Trial Of Sept. 11 Defendants At Guantánamo

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Judge W. Shane Cohen, a U.S. Air Force colonel who arrived at Guantánamo nine months ago, is retiring from active duty. A new judge will need to get up to speed on nearly a decade of legal filings.

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U.S. Hospitals Prepare Guidelines For Who Gets Care Amid Coronavirus Surge

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Doctors in Italy are overwhelmed by coronavirus cases and prioritizing which patients get care. Many U.S. doctors could soon be making the same life-or-death decisions.

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Guantanamo Trial Will Grapple With Definition Of Torture

Saturday, February 08, 2020

For nearly two decades, efforts to prosecute the men accused of helping carry out the September 11 terrorist attacks have gone nowhere. But now the process is accelerating.

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Torture At Issue During Pre-Trial Hearing At Guantanamo

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Testifying publicly for the first time this week in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, one of the psychologists who designed the CIA's torture program said he now believes the torture techniques went too far.

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