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Nov 23, 2020

Israeli Prime Minister Secretly Flew To Saudi Arabia, Israeli Media Reports
It is the first such meeting between Israeli and Saudi leaders to be reported widely in Israeli media. Netanyahu reportedly met Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

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Nov 23, 2020

What Can Police Do About Large Gatherings In Private Homes?
With COVID-19 cases surging, many states are restricting the size of gatherings. But, how do you police what people do in their own homes?

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Nov 23, 2020

Trump's Legal Team Aims To Block States' Election Certifications
President Trump has still not conceded to President-elect Joe Biden nearly three weeks after Election Day. Trump's campaign is losing its challenges in court, while Biden turns to Cabinet picks.

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Nov 23, 2020

President-Elect Joe Biden To Name His Secretary Of State
Biden will nominate Antony Blinken, a source familiar with the transition discussions tells NPR. The source added that Jake Sullivan is a strong lead for the position of national security adviser.

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Nov 23, 2020

12-Year-Old Boy Turns Downed Trees Into Baseball Bats
When a storm knocked down trees across Mount Vernon, Iowa, Tommy Rhomberg made a bat for his friend. Demand skyrocketed after photos were posted online. He's raising money for a disaster relief fund.

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Nov 23, 2020

A Good Password Needs A Mix Of Letters, Numbers And Symbols
A password management company estimates 3 million users pick one of the following passwords: 1,2,3,4,5,6. Password. iloveyou. NordPass says each of these passwords could be cracked in under a second.

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Nov 23, 2020

As COVID-19 Cases Rise, Warnings Increase Against Holiday Gatherings
As cases surge, the FDA has approved two new antibody treatments that have shown promise in high-risk patients. Experts worry about Thanksgiving turning into a super-spreader holiday.

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Nov 23, 2020

Battle Over Ethiopia's Defiant Northwest Region Of Tigray Ramps Up
Ethiopia's prime minister has given the rebellious region a deadline to surrender or his forces would assault the capital. Fears of a humanitarian crisis grow.

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Nov 23, 2020

Kentucky Puts Measures In Place To Curb Rising Coronavirus Cases
NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to Dr. Elizabeth Hawes, a pediatrician at Commonwealth Pediatrics in Lexington, Ky., about the rise in the number of children testing positive for COVID-19.

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Nov 23, 2020

Many European Leaders Hope U.S.-German Relations Will Strengthen
NPR's Steve Inskeep speaks with Peter Wittig, the former German ambassador to the U.S., about the state of the trans-Atlantic relationship, and expectations for the Biden presidency.

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Nov 23, 2020

HBO Adapts Ta-Nehisi Coates' Best-Selling Book Into A Movie
Our critic says the movie — like Coates' book Between the World and Me — reveals the story of Black survival within the ugliness of America's white supremacy.

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Nov 23, 2020

News Brief: Antony Blinken, Election Disputes, Pandemic Cases Surge
President-elect Biden has reportedly choosen his secretary of state. President Trump has still not conceded the election. Plus, the U.S. recorded a million new COVID-19 cases in just six days.

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Nov 23, 2020

Off The Air Since 1998, Acclaimed Carton 'Animaniacs' Returns To Hulu
Over 20 years ago, animated TV series 'Animaniacs' went off the air. This month the reboot goes live with original voice actors Rob Paulsen and Jess Harnell, who talk to NPR's Noel King.

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Nov 23, 2020

Off The Air Since 1998, Acclaimed Cartoon 'Animaniacs' Returns To Hulu
Over 20 years ago, animated TV series Animaniacs went off the air. This month the reboot goes live with original voice actors Rob Paulsen and Jess Harnell, who talk to NPR's Noel King about the show.

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Nov 23, 2020

Patrick Quinn, Co-Creator Of Ice Bucket Challenge, Dies At 37
Patrick Quinn has died after a seven-year fight with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, commonly known as ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease. The Ice Bucket Challenge took the Internet by storm in 2014.

NPR U.S. News
Nov 23, 2020

Researchers Hope To Recreate Historic Scents From History
What did history smell like? A new project wants to help you find out. The project is bringing together historians, chemists and perfumers.

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Nov 23, 2020

Rep. Haaland: Cabinet Pick 'Would Mean A Lot To Indian Country'
Dozens of House Democrats have called on President-elect Joe Biden to make the New Mexico congresswoman the first Native American Cabinet secretary in U.S. history.

NPR U.S. News
Nov 23, 2020

Why The Oil Industry Doesn't Fear Biden
President-elect Joe Biden has pledged to tackle the climate crisis. Nonetheless, the oil and gas industry is reacting with a surprising amount of optimism.

NPR U.S. News
Nov 20, 2020

Today Is The Last Day To Help DC's National Zoo Name Its Baby Panda
The Smithsonian National Zoo needs help naming its 3-month-old panda. The zoo has provided a short list of names in Mandarin Chinese.

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Nov 20, 2020

Book Returned To Library In Ontario Is More Than 50 Years Overdue
The Fergus Library in Ontario recently received a copy of Martin Chuzzlewit by Charles Dickens in their return box, which they estimate is more than 50 years overdue.

NPR U.S. News
Nov 20, 2020

Texas Health Care Workers On The State's COVID-19 Spike
Amid a nationwide surge of COVID-19 cases, we hear from the state of Texas. NPR's Noel King talks to Lizette Torres, a registered nurse in El Paso, Texas.

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Nov 20, 2020

News Brief: Michigan Election Results, Thanksgiving Travel, Pompeo In Israel
Two Republican Michigan lawmakers are invited to the White House as Trump contests election results. We discuss if testing is a safe strategy for holiday travel. And, Mike Pompeo visits Israel.

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Nov 20, 2020

In Running, Work And Parenting, Fauci Paces Himself For The 'Marathon'
At StoryCorps, Anthony Fauci talks with wife, Christine Grady, about parenting, running and work. He sees a link: "the idea of sticking with something and not giving up, even when it's painful."

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Nov 20, 2020

Michigan's GOP Lawmakers Head To White House As Trump Contests Election Results
Michigan's top Republican lawmakers are reportedly headed to the White House Friday. Trump's campaign is trying to challenge votes from heavily Democratic parts of the state without success in court.

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Nov 20, 2020

Lawsuit Reveals Tyson Managers Took Bets On How Many Workers Would Get COVID-19
NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Clark Kauffman of the Iowa Capital Dispatch about a lawsuit involving Tyson Foods supervisors betting money on the number of workers who would contract COVID-19.

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Nov 20, 2020

Can't Find A Chess Set? You Can Thank 'The Queen's Gambit' For That
Who'd have guessed that a centuries-old game would become 2020's hard-to-find, must-have toy? Sales spiked after the release of the hit Netflix show, and now toy analysts are warning of a shortage.

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Nov 20, 2020

Coronavirus Testing Has Gotten Better, But The U.S. Still Does Not Have Enough Tests
Demand for COVID-19 testing has gone up as the virus surges across the nation. Luckily, testing has gotten better and people who want tests now have several options.

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Nov 20, 2020

Despite Having GOP Governors, Vermont And South Dakota See Different COVID-19 Results
South Dakota and Vermont are both small, rural states with Republican governors. They've taken very different approaches to coronavirus. One state has suffered far more illness and death.

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Nov 20, 2020

Sue Gordon On President Trump's Efforts To Fight Election Results
Sue Gordon, formerly the second highest ranking official in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, talks to NPR's Steve Inskeep about Trump's efforts to overturn election results.

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Nov 20, 2020

U.S. Marine Veteran Discusses His New Memoir And What It Means To Serve
NPR's Noel King speaks with Frank "Gus" Biggio about his memoir, The Wolves of Helmand: A View from Inside the Den of Modern War.

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Nov 20, 2020

Paris' Iconic Shakespeare And Company Bookstore In Trouble Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
Famous English-language Paris bookstore Shakespeare and Company has lost nearly 80% of its revenue since the first pandemic shutdown in France. The owner of the shop is pleading for help.

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Nov 20, 2020

Pompeo's Latest Israel Trip Could Have Implications For Biden's Presidency
With just a couple months left for the Trump administration, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is in the Middle East setting new pro-Israel policies that could affect the Biden presidency.

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Nov 20, 2020

We Trace Mama Stamberg's Cranberry Relish Back To Its Horseradishy Roots
This pandemic year, we need traditions more than ever, so we travel back to 1961, when Susan Stamberg first tasted her mother-in-law's now (in)famous, Pepto Bismol pink cranberry relish.

NPR U.S. News
Nov 19, 2020

Record Increase In COVID-19 Deaths Frustrates Health Professionals
NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Dr. Abraar Karan of Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, who treats COVID-19 patients, about U.S. pandemic deaths surpassing 250,000 as the holidays approach.

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Nov 19, 2020

Boston Doctor Laments That Recent COVID-19 Surge Was Preventable
Dr. Abraar Karan of Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston tells Morning Edition that it's frustrating that more than 250,000 Americans have died from the virus.

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Nov 19, 2020

Grim Milestone: U.S. Reaches 250,000 Deaths From COVID-19
Coronavirus case numbers are exploding across the country. The U.S. death toll from COVID-19 reached 250,000 on Wednesday, with a caseload of over 11.3 million.

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Nov 19, 2020

Canadians In Alberta Are Warned: Don't Let Moose Lick Your Car
In the Canadian Rockies, moose learned cars can be a source for the needed mineral salt in the winter. Officials say large animals getting too attracted to cars and roads can be a bad combination.

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Nov 19, 2020

Baby Owl Found Inside Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree
Wen the worker found the owl, it was hungry and dehydrated, but otherwise fine. The owl was taken to a nearby wildlife center. The owl has been named as you might have guessed: Rockefeller.

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Nov 19, 2020

Owl Found Inside Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree
When the worker found the owl, it was hungry and dehydrated but otherwise fine. The owl was taken to a nearby wildlife center. The owl has been named as you might have guessed: Rockefeller.

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Nov 19, 2020

Thailand's Prime Minister Signals Tougher Measures Against Anti-Government Protests
Premier Prayuth Chan-ocha, who seized power in a coup six years ago, issued a statement addressing months of unrest, promising to use "all" the country's laws to quash the protests.

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Nov 19, 2020

Saudi ArabiA Will Host Virtual G20 Summit This Weekend
Leaders of the world's biggest economies will meet virtually — depriving Saudi leaders the chance to show off their country. It also might help them avoid attention on human rights violations.

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Nov 19, 2020

President-Elect Biden Pressures Trump Administration To Authorize Transition
NPR's Noel King talks to Dave Barram, former administrator of the General Services Administration, about the GSA's refusal to officially authorize a transition to the in-coming Biden administration.

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Nov 19, 2020

Planet Money: The Lemon Plays A Critical Role In The Mafia's Creation
The essential ingredient in the birth of the mafia wasn't the threats or the murders or the other stuff that's great for Hollywood movies. It was lemons. Our Planet Money team explains.

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Nov 19, 2020

Was Anything Accomplished By Racial Justice Protests In The Pacific-Northwest?
Portland and Seattle were the epicenter of summer protests over police misconduct, which included frequent vandalism and clashes with law enforcement. Things are quieter and we explore what's changed.

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Nov 19, 2020

NASA Satellite To Measure Global Sea Level Rise
Space is the best place — maybe the only place — to get a complete picture of how climate change is affecting the Earth's oceans. And what happens in the ocean does not stay in the ocean.

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Nov 19, 2020

New York Philharmonic Premieres Young Composer's 'Summer'
Grace Moore, 12, is one of the youngest composers to write music performed by the New York Philharmonic. She wrote "Summer" during the early days of the pandemic.

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Nov 19, 2020

News Brief: Pandemic Deaths, Remote Learning, Unproven Injection Device
U.S. reaches record deaths from COVID-19. New York City public schools return to online learning. Plus, a small firm is expected to get a government loan to produce an injection device for vaccines.

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Nov 19, 2020

'Fireball' Is A Result Of Werner Herzog's Fascination With Meteorites
NPR's Rachel Martin talks to director Werner Herzog about his new documentary — Fireball: Visitors from Darker Worlds — which explores our cosmic visitors from deep space: meteorites.

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Nov 19, 2020

As Vaccine Approvals Loom, U.S. Funds A Back-Up Plan For Delivery
As the U.S. prepares for what will likely be the largest vaccination program in its history, the Trump administration plans to loan $590 million to a Connecticut company with a novel technology.

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Nov 19, 2020

As Vaccine Approvals Loom, U.S. Funds A Backup Plan For Delivery
As the U.S. prepares for what will likely be the largest vaccination program in its history, the Trump administration plans to loan $590 million to a Connecticut company with a novel technology.

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Nov 19, 2020

Florida Looks At A Winter Without Canadians
The coronavirus pandemic continues to rip across the U.S. killing many and infecting hundreds of thousands of people each week. It's also upending part-time residencies between Florida and Canada.

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Nov 19, 2020

Who Might Joe Biden Select To Lead The Justice Department?
Democrats have condemned what they call inappropriate closeness between the White House and Justice Department in the Trump era. That means picking an attorney general and other personnel is tricky.

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Nov 19, 2020

Climate Activists Want Biden To Bar Appointees With Fossil Fuel Ties
Climate activists say Biden's staff picks are a sign of his seriousness about tackling the issue. But banning anyone with fossil fuel ties could wipe out a lot of experience in getting things done.

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Nov 18, 2020

2020's National Book Awards Strive For Inclusivity
This year's National Book Awards — announced in a first-ever virtual streaming ceremony — went mostly to writers of color, as the foundation that gives the prizes vowed to be more inclusive.

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Nov 18, 2020

FAA Clears Boeing 737 Max To Fly Again
The Federal Aviation Administration has cleared the way for the Boeing 737 Max to return to passenger use after it grounded the jet 20 months ago following two deadly crashes.

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Nov 18, 2020

A Nurse's Plea: 'I Wish That I Could Get People To See COVID Through My Eyes'
Nurses are taking to social media, describing grim hospital scenes and imploring Americans to stay safe as hospitals reach capacity limits. "We're seeing the worst of the worst," says one nurse.

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Nov 18, 2020

Nurses Are Under Pressure As Hospitals Strain To Meet Pandemic Demands
NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to Pam White, the chief nursing officer at the Mayo Clinic in Eau Clair, Wis., where every bed is full. Across the U.S., hospitals struggle to keep up with COVID-19 cases.

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Nov 18, 2020

Pfizer To Seek FDA OK For COVID-19 Vaccine 'Within Days'
The vaccine was found to be 95% effective in an updated study analysis. Safety data required by the Food and Drug Administration showed no serious concerns, the company said.

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Nov 18, 2020

Grammy Award Winning Audio Engineer Bruce Swedien Dies At 86
Bruce Swedien engineered Michael Jackson's "Thriller." He also recorded sessions with Duke Ellington, Paul McCartney and Mick Jagger. Swedien was a favorite of producer Quincy Jones.

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Nov 18, 2020

Some People Are Disappointed With Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree
It's a 75 foot Norway Spruce with some noticeably crooked branches. There were plenty of comparisons to the sparse, drooping tree from A Charlie Brown Christmas. It might be just the thing for 2020.

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Nov 18, 2020

Refusal To Concede An Election Isn't A New Concept In Georgia
President Trump is trailing Joe Biden in Georgia by roughly 14,000 votes but he refuses to concede. A similar dynamic occurred in 2018 when Stacey Abrams lost her gubernatorial campaign.

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Nov 18, 2020

Trump Has Been Tough On Europe. Will That Change Under Biden?
The last four years under President Trump encouraged Europe to be more independent of the U.S. Now that pressure might relax, given the prospect of a friendlier relationship with Washington.

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Nov 18, 2020

With Cases Surging, Colleges Turn To Students For Help
As Thanksgiving break approaches, many schools are seeing spikes in coronavirus cases. Some campuses are using students to work the phones as contact tracers.

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Nov 18, 2020

White House Appears To Be Behind Latest News Out Of The Pentagon
A recent shake-up in senior leadership at the Pentagon has raised a lot of questions. Those questions increased with news about the administration's plan to pull troops out of Afghanistan and Iraq.

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Nov 18, 2020

Learning Curve: Moms Help Students Navigate Distance Learning
NPR's Rachel Martin checks back in with four mothers as part of our series called Learning Curve, which examines how COVID-19 is changing education. The last time they talked was about six weeks ago.

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Nov 18, 2020

News Brief: Christopher Krebs, Pentagon Shake-Up, COVID-19 Jobless Benefits
President Trump fires the nation's election security czar. A recent shake-up in Pentagon senior leadership raises many questions. Up to 12 million Americans could lose jobless benefits after Dec. 25.

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Nov 18, 2020

AC/DC Returns To Rock The Masses With 'Power Up'
Angus Young and Brian Johnson discuss the band's new album, a tribute to Young's late brother Malcolm and an unlikely comeback from all kinds of loss.

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Nov 18, 2020

12 Million People Could Lose Jobless Benefits After Christmas
A new study finds that unless Congress breaks its impasse, millions of Americans will lose "life-saving" jobless benefits at the end of December, and that could spell financial ruin for many.

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Nov 18, 2020

Election Security Czar Who Corrected Fraud Disinformation Is Fired By Trump
President Trump has fired election security czar Christopher Krebs. Trump, who has refused to accept the results of the White House race, tweeted Krebs had been terminated "effective immediately."

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Nov 18, 2020

British Artist Sacha Jafri Creates Record-Setting Oil Painting
Sacha Jafri took over the ballroom of a hotel in Dubai to produce the largest painting ever created on canvas. The work "The Journey of Humanity" will be auctioned off to raise millions for charity.

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Nov 18, 2020

Biden Team Pledges To Pull State Department Out Of Period Of Crisis
After four years of the Trump administration sidelining career diplomats, the head of the Biden transition team for the State Department is pushing to revitalize the agency and make it more diverse.

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Nov 18, 2020

For Immigrants, Election Promises Relief From An 'Atmosphere Of Terror'
The 2020 election is expected to usher in a major shift in immigration enforcement — particularly in suburban Atlanta, where newly elected sheriffs are pledging to limit how they cooperate with ICE.

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Nov 17, 2020

House Hints It May Drop Supreme Court Case Seeking Mueller Grand Jury Info
The all-but-spoken reason is that it is unlikely the new Congress, sworn in Jan. 3, wants to keep trying to impeach President Trump — unless he refuses to leave office.

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Nov 17, 2020

Vaccinations To Prevent COVID-19 Could Begin Next Month, Fauci Says
NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Dr. Anthony Fauci, the country's top infectious disease expert, about promising results for vaccine candidates and his advice for staying safe during the holidays.

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Nov 17, 2020

Gardener Digging Flower Bed In Massachusetts Finds Mortar Shell
A man was doing yardwork over the weekend when he found what he suspected to be a mortar round. He called authorities, and it turns out he was right. Thankfully, no one was hurt.

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Nov 17, 2020

Baby Yoda Hitches A Ride On SpaceX Capsule
During the flight, the soft doll floated and tumbled freely through the cabin. The crew used it as their zero-gravity indicator. The capsule successfully docked with the International Space Station.

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Nov 17, 2020

Trump To Order Thousands Of U.S. Troops Withdrawn From Afghanistan
Afghan officials and citizens react to reports that President Trump is planning to accelerate the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan — reducing the number to 2,500 by January.

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Nov 17, 2020

Uproar Follows Museum's Plan To Make Changes Regarding Diversity, Equity
The Baltimore Museum of Art's plan to sell three pieces of art to fundamentally alter its diversity drew so much criticism it had to be canceled.

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Nov 17, 2020

After 27-Hour Flight, SpaceX Crew Dragon Docks At ISS
SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule docked to the International Space Station — adding four astronauts to the crew of three already on board. It's the first full operational mission for the private company.

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Nov 17, 2020

As Coronavirus Surges, California Orders Another Round Of Restrictions
California Gov. Gavin Newsom says he is "pulling an emergency brake" to roll back business reopenings. The state has seen a major surge in new coronavirus cases in recent days.

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Nov 17, 2020

'We Are Shipping To The U.S.': Inside China's Online Synthetic Drug Networks
China banned fentanyl last year, but an NPR investigation reveals how Chinese vendors continue to market the chemicals used to make the drug on e-commerce and social media sites.

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Nov 17, 2020

Ex-Trump Campaign Adviser Defends Election Lawsuits, Voter Fraud Claims
NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to former Trump campaign adviser Marc Lotter about continuing legal challenges to the election, and Trump's refusal to concede and acknowledge Joe Biden as president-elect.

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Nov 17, 2020

Comedian Steve Martin Partners With Cartoonist Harry Bliss For New Book
NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with comedian Steve Martin and cartoonist Harry Bliss of The New Yorker about their book of cartoons: A Wealth of Pigeons: A Cartoon Collection.

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Nov 17, 2020

Georgia's Election Chief Is Pressured To Invalidate Legally Cast Ballots
NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to Washington Post reporter Amy Gardner about her interview with Georgia's secretary of state who says fellow Republicans are pressuring him to find ways to exclude ballots.

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Nov 17, 2020

How Biden's Agenda Can Advance Without Control Of The House, Senate
President-elect Joe Biden could be the first Democrat since 1885 to enter office without his party controlling both houses of Congress. That creates challenges for his ambitious agenda.

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Nov 17, 2020

Many Challenges Arise When People Doubt Pandemic's Threat
Doctors and public health officials in states like Montana, Idaho and the Dakotas say they're being overwhelmed by COVID-19 patients, many of whom believe the pandemic isn't a big deal.

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Nov 17, 2020

News Brief: COVID-19 Restrictions, Vaccine Cold Storage, Troop Drawdown
As COVID-19 cases rise, states order restrictive measures. Why temperature matters for leading vaccines. Plus, Trump is expected to order major troop withdrawals from Afghanistan, Iraq and Somalia.

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Nov 17, 2020

Hurricane Iota Makes Landfall In Nicaragua As A Category 4 Storm
NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Matt Hackworth of the Baltimore-based humanitarian group Lutheran World Relief about the devastation caused in Nicaragua this month from Hurricanes Iota and Eta.

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Nov 17, 2020

Why Does Pfizer's COVID-19 Vaccine Need To Be Kept Colder Than Antarctica?
One of the two leading vaccine candidates requires deep, deep freezing. Here's how communities are working to solve for this and how the new Moderna vaccine could help.

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Nov 16, 2020

Iowa Is Among The States Experiencing A Surge In COVID-19 Cases
NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Dr. Glenn Hurst, a rural primary care physician in Minden, Iowa, and a medical director at several nursing homes, about the spike in coronavirus cases in the state.

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Nov 16, 2020

Moderna's COVID-19 Vaccine Shines In Clinical Trial
Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine is nearly 95% effective in preventing illness, according to an interim analysis of a clinical test involving 30,000 people.

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Nov 16, 2020

Pigeon Racing's Old World Charm Enchants New, Wealthy Fans
A hen bred in Belgium — she's named New Kim — just fetched a record price at auction: $1.9 million. The anonymous Chinese buyer also purchased the previous record holder last year.

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Nov 16, 2020

French School Warns Parents Not To Throw Kids Over The Gate
Parents of students attending the Trillade primary school in Avignon have until 8:30 a.m. to drop off kids before the gate closes. But some tardy parents throw their children over the 6 foot gate.

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Nov 16, 2020

As COVID-19 Cases Surpass Records, Cautions Against Holiday Gatherings
More than 11 million confirmed coronavirus cases have been recorded in the United States. The staggering milestone was reached only six days after the U.S. hit 10 million cases.

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Nov 16, 2020

Asia-Pacific Countries Sign Major Trade Pact
China and 14 other Asia-Pacific nations have signed one of the world's biggest trade pacts, leaving the U.S. on the sidelines.

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Nov 16, 2020

Astronauts Head To Space Station On SpaceX Rocket
Four astronauts lifted off Sunday night from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida aboard a SpaceX rocket bound for the International Space Station.

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Nov 16, 2020

Paulson: U.S. And China Compete For Technological, Innovative Superiority
NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson about the U.S. and China, and the pressure on the incoming Biden administration to tackle the economic issues between the two.

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Nov 16, 2020

News Brief: Pandemic Surges, Texas COVID-19 Cases, Ethiopia's Civil War
There is no sign COVID-19 cases are slowing. Texas is the first state to have more than a million coronavirus cases. Plus, fighting in Ethiopia's conflict appears to have crossed into Eritrea.

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Nov 16, 2020

Movie Review: 'Mank' Is A Love Letter To Classic Hollywood
NPR's David Greene talks to critic Kenneth Turan about David Fincher's film, Mank, which looks at the life of writer Herman Mankiewicz during the time that he wrote Citizen Kane for Orson Welles.

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Nov 16, 2020

How The GOP Defied Expectations Down The Ballot
President Trump lost, but House Republicans had a better than anticipated 2020 election. Republican strategists and candidates explain how they did it, and why the suburbs are not lost for the party.

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