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Archive for May 8th, 2021
The charity event has so far raised $302 million and secured over 26 million COVID-19 vaccines. The money will go toward vaccine delivery, testing and PPE in some of the world's poorest countries.
Millions of women have left the workforce during the pandemic as schools stopped in-person learning. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh says the recovery hinges on women returning to work.
Many of the victims were young students. No group has claimed responsibility. The U.S. and NATO are in the process of removing all troops from the country, raising fears of increased attacks.
An attack shuts down Colonial Pipeline, a major transporter of gasoline along the East Coast. A security analyst says the event shows the vulnerability of key elements of the nation's infrastructure.
As NPR celebrates 50 years on the air, host Scott Simon reflects on how the network has grown, and his time travelling the world, covering wars, famines, elections and more.
COVID-19 has renewed interest in a key way humans perceive the world. A reporter who hasn't been able to tell the scent of a rose from a sweaty gym shoe for decades takes heart in the latest science.
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