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These are the 5 things needed to stabilize the pandemic in Europe, WHO expert says

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

The omicron variant has added a lot of uncertainty to the trajectory of the pandemic. Dr. Hans Kluge, the WHO regional director for Europe, has what he calls five pandemic stabilizers that could help.

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Illinois judge is reassigned after overturning sexual assault conviction

Sunday, January 16, 2022

Judge Robert Adrian overturned the conviction of an 18-year-old for sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl. After outrage, Adrian was removed from the criminal case docket.

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Netanyahu in talks to reach plea bargain in corruption trial

Sunday, January 16, 2022

Former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who's on trial for corruption, is in talks to reach a plea bargain. If it goes forward, it could force him to take a break from politics.

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U.S. is 'fully prepared' if Russia invades Ukraine, secretary of state says

Thursday, January 13, 2022

Secretary of State Antony Blinken says the U.S. is planning "things that we have not done in the past" if Russia invades Ukraine. Where do things stand now, and what can the U.S. do at this point?

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Caroline thought her daughter was doing OK with home learning. Then she got a note

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Omicron is upending schools all across the country. Parents and families are navigating last-minute virtual learning, changing risk assessments and their own positive COVID-19 tests.

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NPR's favorite food books of 2021

Saturday, December 25, 2021

There's nothing like a good book to chew on. From NPR's annual reading round-up, Books We Love, here are four suggestions for books about food.

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3 nurses give their inside story on how omicron is affecting the country

Friday, December 24, 2021

Here's how their hospitals are doing nearly two years into the pandemic, what they are seeing in new omicron patients, and their thoughts on the wave of burnout affecting the industry.

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Quidditch leagues look to change their name, citing Rowling's anti-trans stances

Friday, December 17, 2021

Quidditch is getting ditched. Two large leagues say they want to distance their sport from author J.K. Rowling – and a name change could help them grow.

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As the Supreme Court weighs the future of 'Roe v. Wade', experts look beyond abortion

Friday, December 10, 2021

A decision in the Mississippi abortion case in front of the Supreme Court isn't expected until next year, but some are looking ahead to what else could be at stake if Roe v. Wade is overturned.

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What you can expect when vaccines become available for kids under 5

Thursday, December 02, 2021

Parents of children under 5 have to wait a little bit longer before COVID vaccines are available. In the meantime pediatricians are still working to increase vaccinations in the 5-11 age group.

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Renowned fashion designer Virgil Abloh dies at 41 after a private battle with cancer

Sunday, November 28, 2021

Abloh was the artistic director for Louis Vuitton menswear, but the 41-year-old designer had already made a name for himself prior to joining the luxury label.

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Fauci says the omicron variant will inevitably appear in the U.S.

Sunday, November 28, 2021

The omicron variant has not been detected in the U.S., but Dr. Anthony Fauci says it is certain to be at some point. Fauci and Dr. Francis Collins appealed for people to get vaccinated as a defense.

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Washington Spirit wins its 1st NWSL championship after 2-1 win over Chicago

Saturday, November 20, 2021

The D.C. team took home its first national championship on Saturday after defeating the Chicago Red Stars. The match ended in extra time with a final goal from Washington's Kelley O'Hara.

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Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin expects the Senate to pass spending bill by the end of 2021

Saturday, November 20, 2021

Sen. Dick Durbin, a Democrat from Illinois, spoke with NPR about how Democrats plan to secure all 50 member votes needed to pass President Biden's $2.2 trillion social spending bill.

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Birthday parties and sleepovers are back as parents welcome COVID vaccine for kids

Thursday, November 04, 2021

After months of waiting, many parents of kids ages 5 to 11 expressed relief and joy when the CDC gave its recommendation for Pfizer's vaccine to be made available to that age group.

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Parents react to vaccine authorization for kids ages 5-11

Wednesday, November 03, 2021

Parents react to the recent Food and Drug Administrations emergency use authorization for the Pfizer vaccine, which allows children ages 5-11 to receive the vaccine.

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Are you planning on vaccinating your kids against COVID-19?

Tuesday, November 02, 2021

Children ages 5 to 11 could be able to get vaccines as early as next week. NPR would like to hear from parents who are planning to vaccinate their kids and those who are not for an upcoming story.

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Here's why you might see the northern lights this Halloween weekend

Saturday, October 30, 2021

A solar flare eruption from earlier this week is expected to reach Earth on Saturday and Sunday, creating the potential for the aurora borealis to be visible across large parts of the U.S.

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Here's what 'Let's Go, Brandon' actually means and how it made its way to Congress

Saturday, October 30, 2021

No one is really cheering on a guy named Brandon. Instead, the phrase is being used in conservative circles in place of a more vulgar message directed at President Biden.

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Learn to live more sustainably with this podcast playlist

Friday, October 29, 2021

Many of us are anxious about climate change, and that's understandable. While no one person can solve this global issue, there are some things that we, as individuals, can play a role in.

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