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A Medical Treatment For Meth Addiction Proves Effective In New Trial

Thu, 01/14/2021 - 18:11

The evidence is strong that some people struggling with meth addiction benefit from the drug regime.

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Putting A Roof On Risk With A COVID-19 Vaccine Jab

Thu, 01/14/2021 - 17:37

NPR's Bob Mondello is back from his vaccination appointment and feeling safer.

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Biden To Unveil $1.9 Trillion COVID-19 Relief Plan, Including $1,400 Stimulus Checks

Thu, 01/14/2021 - 17:00

The president elect on Thursday evening will outline his plan for coronavirus relief — one of the core issues he hopes to tackle in his first days of office.

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Biden Taps Jaime Harrison To Lead Democratic National Committee

Thu, 01/14/2021 - 16:12

South Carolina's Harrison raised huge sums of money in his unsuccessful attempt to unseat Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham.

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Israel To Start Vaccinating Palestinian Prisoners Next Week

Thu, 01/14/2021 - 14:36

Israel will start vaccinating Palestinian prisoners on Monday or Tuesday, Health Minister Yuli Edelstein tells NPR. Thirty prisoners tested positive for the coronavirus in one prison on Thursday.

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The Cat Who Came Back: Patches, Believed Killed In Mudslide, Shows Up 3 Years Later

Thu, 01/14/2021 - 13:01

A calico cat thought to have died with her owner in the mudslides that swept through California's Santa Barbara County in 2018 has been found and reunited with her late owner's partner.

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In Philadelphia, Judges Rule Against Opening A Medical Site To Safely Inject Heroin

Thu, 01/14/2021 - 12:50

A federal appeals court ruled the effort by nonprofit Safehouse to open a "supervised injection site" to prevent overdose deaths is laudable but illegal under the so-called federal "crack house" law.

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Former U.S. Olympic Swimmer Klete Keller Charged Over Capitol Attack

Thu, 01/14/2021 - 12:02

Keller, 38, is facing three counts: obstructing law enforcement, knowingly entering a restricted building without lawful authority, and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.

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Flint Pediatrician Says Charges Against Ex-Governor Help 'Wounds Finally Close'

Thu, 01/14/2021 - 11:44

Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, who was among the first to raise a red flag over the contamination of Flint's water, says the filing of charges "helps the city and the people move on and recover."

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New York State Sues NYPD Over Its Handling Of 2020 Racial Justice Protests

Thu, 01/14/2021 - 11:44

The state attorney general's office says it has received "more than 1,300 complaints and pieces of evidence" about the police response to the protests in New York City.

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Lady Gaga, J-Lo To Headline Biden Inauguration

Thu, 01/14/2021 - 10:25

The entertainers will be joined by a Georgia firefighter and a Jesuit priest at the Capitol ceremony.

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COVID-19 Origin Study: WHO Team Arrives In Wuhan To Investigate

Thu, 01/14/2021 - 08:15

Their arrival comes more than a week after an unexpected delay prevented the scientists from entering China.

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State Republican Parties Blast Members Of GOP Who Voted To Impeach Trump

Thu, 01/14/2021 - 07:09

The choice for 10 Republican members to split from their party to vote to impeach Trump could mean political blowback with their state's Republican Party come the next election.

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After Attacks On Election Integrity, Georgia Officials Work To Rebuild Confidence

Thu, 01/14/2021 - 07:01

Georgia was ground zero for misinformation and attacks on election integrity, led by President Trump and a number of top Republicans in Georgia and beyond.

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U.S. Continues To Lag In COVID-19 Workplace Safety, Former OSHA Official Says

Thu, 01/14/2021 - 05:07

Ten months into the pandemic, the Trump administration is neglecting safety at meatpacking plants and other workplaces, a former top federal official says.

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These Are The 10 Republicans Who Voted To Impeach Trump

Thu, 01/14/2021 - 05:01

It was the most members of a president's party to vote for his impeachment in history. Many Republicans faced safety threats ahead of the vote, but Trump had gone too far for this group.

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His Cabinet Still Unconfirmed, Biden Looks At Plan B For Early Days In Office

Thu, 01/14/2021 - 05:01

Normally, the Senate confirms a few Cabinet officials before Inauguration Day. But President-elect Joe Biden will need to turn to career civil servants for help because of delays.

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4 Ways President Trump's 2nd Impeachment Will Change Washington

Thu, 01/14/2021 - 05:00

President Trump made history, the siege on the Capitol exposed splits in the GOP party that are likely to remain, Biden's agenda will now compete with a Senate trial and the Capitol is a fortress.

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Twitter CEO Tweets About Banning Trump From Site

Thu, 01/14/2021 - 01:27

Twitter kicked President Donald Trump off of its site following the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. CEO Jack Dorsey said major corporations have too much power and pose a risk to a "free" Internet.

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U.S. Space Command Headquarters May Land In Alabama

Wed, 01/13/2021 - 21:48

The command, a new department of the Air Force, has selected an Army installation in Huntsville as the most-desired location for its future headquarters.

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