Sarah McCammon

Sarah McCammon appears in the following:

Checking In With People 1 Year Into Pandemic: How They're Coping Now

Sunday, March 14, 2021

A year into social distancing, we check in with some of the people we met in the early days of the pandemic to see how they're doing and what they've learned.

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Republican Lawmakers Across The Country Push For Abortion Restrictions

Friday, March 05, 2021

In legislatures around the country, Republican lawmakers — encouraged by the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett — are pushing a new round of abortion restrictions.

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House Cancels Session After Another Militia Threat

Thursday, March 04, 2021

Capitol Police said they had intelligence of a militia group plotting to try to breach the Capitol again on March 4. The threat prompted the House to cancel its session for the day.

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Security Tightens Amid Reports Extremists Aim To Breach Capitol Again

Thursday, March 04, 2021

Officials stepped up security in Washington, D.C., because of a false theory circulating online that has convinced some Donald Trump supporters that he will return to the presidency on Thursday.

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Disinformation Fuels Distrust And Even Violence At All Levels Of Government

Monday, March 01, 2021

Political scientists say growing acceptance of unfounded conspiracy theories is fueling disengagement and distrust in democratic institutions, an effect that is trickling down to local politics.

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How Disinformation Is Shaping The Political Process

Sunday, February 28, 2021

Disinformation is not just affecting politics at the national level. It's eroding public trust in institutions.

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Evangelical Leaders Condemn 'Radicalized Christian Nationalism'

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

In response to the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection, more than 100 evangelical leaders have published a statement calling on other church heads to speak out against Christian nationalism in their ranks.

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Conservatives Weigh In On The Death Of Rush Limbaugh

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Conservative leaders say Rush Limbaugh had a powerful and lasting impact on the Republican Party base, but some conservatives say his legacy of misinformation and racism was bad for the country.

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Combating Misinformation When A Loved One Is Caught In A Web Of Conspiracies

Saturday, January 30, 2021

The recent attack on the U.S. Capitol is a reminder of the potentially deadly impact of disinformation that is spreading online. Experts say there are several possible strategies for dealing with it.

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Ani DiFranco Wants Us To Engage In 'Revolutionary Love'

Friday, January 29, 2021

DiFranco's latest album finds inspiration in a book by activist Valerie Kaur, which urges an understanding of and empathy for one's opponents.

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News Brief: Extremist Threats, Economic Slowdown, GameStop Stock Surge

Thursday, January 28, 2021

Homeland Security warns of threats from violent domestic extremists. A government report is expected to show significantly slower economic growth. GameStop stock is at unprecedent heights. Why?

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News Brief: Vaccine Doses, Executive Orders, Biden-Putin Call

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

The Biden administration is working to secure 200 million additional doses of COVID-19 vaccines. Biden signed executive actions to address systemic racism, and had his first call with Russia's leader.

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News Brief: COVID-19 Variants, Calif. Lockdown Orders, Drug Overdoses

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Moderna is creating a booster shot for its COVID-19 vaccine to help protect against variants. California lifts regional stay-at-home orders, and social isolation may contribute to drug overdoses.

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News Brief: Impeachment, COVID-19, NPR Probe: Black People Killed By Police

Monday, January 25, 2021

The House will deliver the Trump impeachment article to the Senate. New COVID-19 cases are down. NPR identifies the shooting deaths of 135 unarmed Black people by police over the past five years.

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Biden Is Catholic. He Also Supports Abortion Rights. Here's What That Could Mean

Saturday, January 23, 2021

President Biden is only the nation's second Catholic president, but his position on abortion rights is at odds with the church.

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Biden Administration Prepares To Overturn Trump Abortion Rule

Thursday, January 21, 2021

In a move requested by abortion rights advocates, Biden is preparing to overturn the Mexico City Policy, which prohibits U.S. aid to groups that provide or refer for abortion in other countries.

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Nation Braces For More Violence Ahead Of Inauguration Day

Monday, January 18, 2021

Protests were expected Sunday at state capitols across the country ahead of Wednesday's inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden. We look at how the day went, what's expected in the coming days.

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Violence In D.C. Overshadows Democrats' Wins In Ga. Senate Runoffs

Thursday, January 07, 2021

Black voters and activists in Savannah, Ga., where Revered Rafael Warnock grew up, are celebrating his historic victory over the GOP challenger in one of the state's Senate runoff elections.

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In Georgia, Trump Campaigns For 2 GOP Senate Runoff Candidates

Tuesday, January 05, 2021

Georgia voters will decide control of the U.S. Senate in a pair of runoff elections on Tuesday. Democrats need to win both races to take control of the chamber.

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Latest On Georgia Runoff Elections For The U.S. Senate

Monday, January 04, 2021

Two runoffs in Georgia will decide control of the U.S. Senate. A day before the election, NPR offers the latest on the political campaigns and discusses voters' opinions.

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