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Uganda Election: President Yoweri Museveni Declared Winner As Bobi Wine Alleges Fraud

NPR Headline News - 1 hour 42 min ago

Uganda's electoral commission says Museveni has won a sixth term in office, but Wine is saying the election was rigged, and the top U.S. diplomat to Africa is calling the vote "fundamentally flawed."

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India's Massive Coronavirus Vaccine Effort Begins Today

NPR Headline News - 2 hours 5 min ago

India embarks Saturday on a massive coronavirus vaccination campaign today. Hospitals have been rehearsing for weeks. India aims to inoculate a first batch of 300 million people by July.

Opinion: The Fringe Of America's Fabric

NPR Headline News - 2 hours 5 min ago

NPR's Scott Simon reflects on the upcoming presidential inauguration of Joe Biden in the wake of last week's deadly assault on the U.S. Capitol.

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Republicans Wonder How, And If, They Can Pull The Party Back Together

NPR Headline News - 2 hours 59 min ago

President Trump leaves fault lines in the GOP over the Capitol insurrection and his second impeachment, on top of having lost the White House, House and Senate on Trump's watch.

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Broken New Year's Resolutions Already? It's OK to Give Yourself A Break

NPR Headline News - 2 hours 59 min ago

It's a trying time to be a human. Mental health experts say it's OK to give yourself a break on you new year's resolutions and offer advice for a kinder, gentler approach to goal-setting in 2021.

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OPINION: Moral Tragedy Looms In Early Chaos Of U.S. COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

NPR Headline News - 3 hours 28 sec ago

As states suddenly expand the categories of people eligible for the first scarce shipments of vaccine, who will be watching to make sure those hit hardest by the pandemic aren't left behind?

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Can The Forces Unleashed By Trump's Big Election Lie Be Undone?

NPR Headline News - 5 hours 29 sec ago

President-elect Joe Biden and Democrats in Congress have called Trump's insistence that the election was rigged the "big lie." The term has roots in Nazi Germany and echoes throughout fascist states.

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U.S. Executes Dustin Higgs In 13th And Final Execution Under Trump Administration

NPR Headline News - 8 hours 4 min ago

Higgs had been sentenced to death for the 1996 killings of three women in Maryland, which has since abolished the death penalty.

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Defense Official: Scores Of Current And Former Military Probed In Extremism Cases

NPR Headline News - Fri, 01/15/2021 - 20:07

The source says the Pentagon was informed about 68 subjects in FBI domestic extremism investigations in 2020. The vast majority are former military; many with unfavorable discharge records.

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NRA Files For Bankruptcy Amid Fraud Suit In New York

NPR Headline News - Fri, 01/15/2021 - 18:42

The NRA aims to relocate to Texas, away from the "corrupt political ... environment" of New York. The state's attorney general says officials diverted millions of dollars to their personal expenses.

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New Chief's Ties Shock Radio Free Asia, While Pompeo Visit To VOA Stirs Outcry

NPR Headline News - Fri, 01/15/2021 - 18:03

The demotion of a Voice of America White House reporter led to an outcry. And the new head of sister network Radio Free Asia had registered as a lobbyist for Taiwan just days before taking over.

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Parler Executive Responds To Amazon Cutoff And Defends Approach To Moderation

NPR Headline News - Fri, 01/15/2021 - 17:49

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.

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HHS Civil Rights Office Tackles Health Care Discrimination Of People With Disabilities

NPR Headline News - Fri, 01/15/2021 - 17:34

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.

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Argentina Takes A Shot With Russia's Sputnik Vaccine

NPR Headline News - Fri, 01/15/2021 - 17:12

The nation has been hard hit by the pandemic. The president vowed to start a vaccination campaign by the end of 2020. That did happen — but not exactly as they'd hoped.

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VIDEO: Face It! You're Bad At Judging Physical Distance. Here's How To Do It

NPR Headline News - Fri, 01/15/2021 - 16:56

Keeping a physical distance from other humans is more critical than ever in the pandemic, with COVID-19 cases surging and more contagious variants spreading. Yet humans are not very good at it.

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Coronavirus FAQ: Do Airplane Passengers Not Know There's A Pandemic Going On?

NPR Headline News - Fri, 01/15/2021 - 16:18

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.

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'All Hands On Deck': National Mall Is Closed, As Agencies Fortify D.C.

NPR Headline News - Fri, 01/15/2021 - 16:11

The National Park Service cites the "real and substantial threat of violence and unlawful behavior" at the upcoming inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden.

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Biden Administration Will Rename 'Operation Warp Speed,' Citing Trump 'Failures'

NPR Headline News - Fri, 01/15/2021 - 14:33

The Biden transition team also announced that Dr. David Kessler will be the White House's chief science officer of COVID Response.

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As Pompeo Dumps Rulebook For U.S.-Taiwan Relations, Some See 'Trap' For Biden

NPR Headline News - Fri, 01/15/2021 - 14:19

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.

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White Man Gets Life In Prison For Killing of Black Army 1st Lt. Richard Collins III

NPR Headline News - Fri, 01/15/2021 - 14:05

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.

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