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Amazon took the social media platform Parler offline, saying Parler wasn't removing threats of violence. Parler Chief Policy Officer Amy Peikoff tells NPR the site's goal is freedom of speech.
New actions from the Office For Civil Rights at the Department of Health and Human Services aim to fight discrimination against people with disabilities who have COVID-19, like being denied treatment.
The National Park Service cites the "real and substantial threat of violence and unlawful behavior" at the upcoming inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden.
Our correspondent took a flight last Sunday and saw a number of concerning things in airports and on planes. So many questions were raised. We went in search of answers.
Emergent BioSolutions is under contract with Operation Warp Speed to make COVID-19 vaccines, but the terms could allow employees and their families to get vaccinated ahead of schedule.
The Biden transition team also announced that Dr. David Kessler will be the White House's chief science officer of COVID Response.
Sean Urbanski, 25, was convicted of murdering Collins in 2017. Limitations in Maryland's hate crime statute exempting Urbanski led to a change in the law.
The Trump administration has upended decades of diplomatic practice in U.S. relations with Taiwan. For the new president, "this is meant to be a trap," says a former Obama administration official.
Some 6,000 workers at Amazon's warehouse in Bessemer, Ala., will begin voting on Feb. 8 on a groundbreaking possibility: the first union in the company's U.S. history.
The deaths caused by the pandemic appear to be shortening overall life expectancy in the U.S. by 1.13 years, which would be the largest single decline in at least 40 years.
Health experts say Biden's American Rescue Plan offers bold national leadership for tackling the country's public health crisis. It will likely get pared down.
"It's only a matter of time, justice is coming," Jacob Chansley, the "QAnon Shaman," said in a handwritten note to Vice President Pence.
The change means that doctors will no longer need a special federal waiver in order to prescribe buprenorphine, a medication to treat opioid use disorder.
They say new police and surveillance powers could, if history is a guide, be used against Blacks and other people of color in the justice system, not the white rioters who stormed the Capitol.
Each day, we breathe about 22,000 times--and all that time we smell. Scent historian Caro Verbeek recreates scents of the past. She says, just like music and art, smell is a part of our heritage.
Restaurants and bars are reeling from persistent spikes of coronavirus cases. Earlier holiday sales also meant online shopping and electronics sales dipped in December. Retail sales fell 0.7%.
The FBI is monitoring "concerning online chatter" about events surrounding Inauguration Day, heightening security concerns ahead of President-elect Joe Biden's swearing in.
The latest entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been downsized to fit the television screen — and pay loving, sharply observed homage to TV sitcoms of different eras in the process.
Mask-wearing hit an all-time high, but other COVID-19 precautions are less common now than last spring, a survey finds. Experts worry we're ill-prepared for the spread of more infectious new variants.
Clara Jean Ester was a college student in 1968 when she saw Martin Luther King Jr. give his final speech. A day later, Ester was at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tenn., when he was assassinated.
The federal government has yet to approve plans in most states for giving out money that was authorized in October.
The vice president-elect joins NPR to discuss the attack on the U.S. Capitol, the looming impeachment trial in the Senate and the massive rescue plan the president-elect just unveiled.
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President-elect Joe Biden unveiled a $1.9 trillion coronavirus plan Thursday to end “a crisis of deep human suffering” by speeding up vaccines and pumping out financial help to those struggling with the pandemic’s prolonged economic fallout.
In our continuing series looking at the latest medical research and news on COVID-19, Larry Mantle speaks with Dr. Timothy Brewer, epidemiologist and professor of medicine at UCLA’s school of public health
Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Clauida Puig, Peter Rainer and Amy Nicholson review this weekend’s new movie releases.
Actor Aldis Hodge On ‘One Night In Miami,’ Its Example Of How To Have A Conversation And His Hope For Lasting Change| January 15 2021, 9:08 AM
“One Night in Miami” portrays one fictional night where icons Muhammad Ali, Malcolm X, Sam Cooke, and Jim Brown gather to discuss their roles in the civil rights movement in the 60s.