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Amazon Warehouse Workers To Decide Whether To Form Company's First U.S. Union

Fri, 01/15/2021 - 13:53

Some 6,000 workers at Amazon's warehouse in Bessemer, Ala., will begin voting on Feb. 8 on a groundbreaking possibility: whether to form the first union in the company's U.S. history.

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Remembering Neil Sheehan, Vietnam War Correspondent Who Revealed The Pentagon Papers

Fri, 01/15/2021 - 13:39

Sheehan, who died Jan. 7, broke the story of the Pentagon Papers and wrote A Bright Shining Lie, a Pulitzer Prize-winning book about the Vietnam War. Originally broadcast in 1988.

Pelosi Taps Honoré, Retired Military Leader, To Lead Capitol Security Review

Fri, 01/15/2021 - 13:17

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., announced that Russel Honoré, who commanded troops during Hurricane Katrina, would conduct a security review of the Capitol complex after last week's riot.

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Police Officers Across Nation Face Federal Charges For Involvement In Capitol Riots

Fri, 01/15/2021 - 13:07

More than two dozen off-duty officers attended the pro-Trump rally. Federal investigators will determine if they broke any the laws during the insurrection.

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Pandemic Shortens U.S. Life Expectancy, Study Concludes

Fri, 01/15/2021 - 13:06

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.

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Poll: Majority Of Americans Blame Trump For Violence At Capitol

Fri, 01/15/2021 - 12:00

In the latest NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll, 58% say Trump is responsible for the riot at the Capitol, but most Republicans don't — and most of them don't accept the accuracy of the election, either.

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U.S. Says Rioters At Capitol Aimed 'To Capture And Assassinate Elected Officials'

Fri, 01/15/2021 - 10:56

"It's only a matter of time, justice is coming," Jacob Chansley, the "QAnon Shaman," said in a hand-written note to Vice President Mike Pence.

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Trump Administration Will Let More Doctors Prescribe Drug To Fight Opioid Addiction

Fri, 01/15/2021 - 10:02

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.

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Response To Capitol Riot Could Hurt Minorities, Civil Libertarians Say

Fri, 01/15/2021 - 09:33

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.

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Retail Spending Dips For 3rd Straight Month As Infections Surge

Fri, 01/15/2021 - 08:43

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%.

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Strict Security Measures In Place Across The Nation Ahead Of Inauguration Day

Fri, 01/15/2021 - 07:42

The FBI is monitoring "concerning online chatter" about events surrounding Inauguration Day, heightening security concerns ahead of President-elect Joe Biden's swearing in.

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Why Billions In Food Aid Hasn't Gotten To Needy Families

Fri, 01/15/2021 - 05:07

The federal government has yet to approve plans in most states for giving out money that was authorized in October.

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'I May Not Get There With You': An Eyewitness Account Of MLK's Final Days

Fri, 01/15/2021 - 05:06

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.

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With Impeachment Trial And Relief Plan On Deck, Harris Stresses Need To 'Multitask'

Fri, 01/15/2021 - 05:00

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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What We Know So Far: A Timeline Of Security At The Capitol On January 6

Fri, 01/15/2021 - 05:00

Despite days of widespread incitement on social media in advance of the insurrection encouraging extremist Trump supporters to assault the U.S. Capitol, law enforcement was unprepared and overwhelmed.

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Mask-Wearing, Social Distancing Improve, But Too Slowly, Survey Shows

Fri, 01/15/2021 - 05:00

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.

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Federal Government Executes Corey Johnson For 1992 Murders

Fri, 01/15/2021 - 02:52

Corey Johnson is the 12th inmate to die by lethal injection since July, when the Trump administration restarted federal executions after a 17 year hiatus.

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Justice Department Knew 2018 Border Policy Would Separate Families, Didn't Plan Well

Thu, 01/14/2021 - 19:49

Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz released a review Thursday confirming Trump administration officials knew its policy would separate children from their families at the Southwest border.

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$1,400 Checks And Help For The Jobless: What's In Biden's Plan To Rescue The Economy

Thu, 01/14/2021 - 19:04

President-elect Joe Biden is proposing a $1.9 trillion plan to address the coronavirus pandemic and the resulting economic crisis.

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Ex-Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder And 8 Others Criminally Charged In Flint Water Crisis

Thu, 01/14/2021 - 18:20

Together the group faces 42 counts related to the drinking water catastrophe roughly seven years ago. The crimes range from perjury to misconduct in office to involuntary manslaughter.

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