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Pandemic's Deadly Toll Behind Bars Spurs Calls For Change In U.S. Jails And Prisons

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| More than 1,500 inmates and prison staff have died from from the coronavirus so far, according to a UCLA study.

Jeffrey Epstein's Former Prosecutors Used 'Poor Judgment' In Deal, DOJ Says


Prosecutors including then-U.S. Attorney Alexander Acosta did nothing illegal in a 2008 deal under which Epstein avoided federal charges related to sex with underage girls, the department says.

Asia-Pacific Allies Speak With Biden As Transition Continues To Move Forward


Biden sought to reassure the leaders of Japan, South Korea and Australia that he will work to renew and strengthen ties.

Can President-Elect Biden Redo The 2020 Census? It's Complicated


Concerns about the accuracy of the 2020 census after Trump officials cut the count short have led to calls for a redo. But the proposal comes with major legal, financial and logistical complications.

The Census Is Not Over: What's Ahead During The Biden Transition


The legal fight continues over whether President Trump can alter numbers that set up the next Electoral College map, and there's a question of whether Congress will give more time for quality checks.

Biden Plans To Reopen America To Refugees After Trump Slashed Admissions


The president-elect pledges to welcome as many as 125,000 refugees a year — up from the Trump administration's record-low cap of 15,000. Here are some challenges that await.

Post-Election: Where Do We Go From Here, And How Do We Get There?


In the wake of election unrest, NPR wants to hear your hopes and ideas for moving forward as a nation.

Hurricane Eta Works Its Way Up Florida's Gulf Coast


After lashing Central America and the Florida Keys, the storm is expected to make landfall north of Tampa on Thursday, bringing heavy rain and potentially dangerous storm surge.

Indianapolis Grand Jury Declines To Indict Officer Who Killed Dreasjon Reed


Much of the incident that ended in the shooting was captured on Facebook Live by Reed. On Tuesday, a grand jury said there was not enough evidence to charge Officer Dejoure Mercer for the killing.