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Social Media Companies Are Banning Trump. Why Now?

Sun, 01/10/2021 - 10:06

Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks to social media researcher Jennifer Grygiel about why social media companies didn't react sooner to President Trump's online presence.

'Black Boxes,' Wreckage Located In Indonesia Air Crash; No Signs Of Survivors

Sun, 01/10/2021 - 08:34

Authorities said they know the location of the flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder of the Boeing 737-500 that went down in the Java Sea with 62 people on board.

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D.C.'s Acting U.S. Attorney Calls Scope of Capitol Investigation 'Unprecedented'

Sun, 01/10/2021 - 08:30

In an exclusive interview with NPR, the top federal prosecutor for the District of Columbia describes how investigators are building their case.

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Math Can Help In Deciding How To Distribute The Vaccine

Sun, 01/10/2021 - 07:43

Mathematical models can help public health officials decide how best to deploy the COVID-19 vaccine when it is in short supply.

Amazon And Apple Drop Parler

Sat, 01/09/2021 - 23:36

Amazon said it was removing Parler from its web hosting service, while Apple said it suspended the social media app from its store. Both companies said Parler allowed violent threats to go unchecked.

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Pence Will Attend Biden Inauguration

Sat, 01/09/2021 - 21:41

In a split with President Trump, Vice President Pence will attend President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration on Jan. 20. Trump has said he will not attend.

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Are You Old Enough To Get Vaccinated? In Tennessee, They're Using The Honor System

Sat, 01/09/2021 - 19:29

Technically, the only Tennesseans currently eligible to get the coronavirus vaccine are health care workers, long-term care residents, and people 75 and older. But don't expect strict enforcement.

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Millions In China Under New Restrictions Amid COVID-19 Spike Near Beijing

Sat, 01/09/2021 - 19:12

Among the measures are a weeklong stay-at-home order for the cities of Shijiazhuang and Xingtai. A spate of outbreaks in the Hebei province has raised concern for the nearby capital of Beijing.

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As Inauguration Nears, Concern Grows Of More Violence To Come

Sat, 01/09/2021 - 16:49

Wednesday's violent insurrection at the Capitol led to the death of five people. Some lawmakers and others worry that it was just the beginning of what's to come.

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'Now The World Gets To See The Difference': BLM Protesters On The Capitol Attack

Sat, 01/09/2021 - 13:53

Protesters for Black lives say when they protest for social justice they're met with tanks, rubber bullets and tear gas. Meanwhile, a mob of white extremists storm the Capitol with little resistance.

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3 More Charged In Capitol Break-In, Including Men Identified In Viral Images

Sat, 01/09/2021 - 13:33

Jacob Anthony Chansley, known as the "QAnon shaman," is charged alongside Adam Johnson and Derrick Evans in a federal court Saturday. Johnson is said to be the man seen carrying the speaker's lectern.

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Why Some Georgia Voters Split Their Ballots Between Democrats And Republicans

Sat, 01/09/2021 - 09:00

Even though both parties ran unified campaigns, nearly 20,000 Georgians appear to have split their votes in the two races, between Democrat Raphael Warnock and Republican David Perdue.

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Indonesian Passenger Plane With 62 On Board Goes Missing Minutes After Takeoff

Sat, 01/09/2021 - 08:15

A search and rescue operation was underway for Sriwijaya Air Flight 182, which lost contact with air traffic controllers shortly after takeoff from Jakarta, according to transportation officials.

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Twitter Permanently Suspends President Trump's Account Ahead Of Inauguration Day

Sat, 01/09/2021 - 07:52

Twitter announced Friday that President Trump's account would be permanently suspended, citing recent Tweets as violations of its Glorification of Violence policy.

For Some New Americans, Capitol Attack Was An Echo Of Turmoil They'd Hoped To Escape

Sat, 01/09/2021 - 07:52

For many Americans, this week's attack were shocking. But for the millions of Americans born in countries with a history of political instability, the event has carried a different resonance.

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Rep. Jamie Raskin On The Life And Legacy Of His Son, Tommy Raskin

Sat, 01/09/2021 - 07:52

On New Year's Eve, 25-year-old Tommy Raskin took his own life. Rep. Jamie Raskin of Maryland talked with NPR about his son's life and the outpouring of tributes to him.

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For Some New Americans, Capitol Attack Was An Echo Of Turmoil They'd Hoped To Escape

Sat, 01/09/2021 - 07:52

For many Americans, this week's attack was shocking. But for the millions of Americans born in countries with a history of political instability, the event has carried a different resonance.

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Can Trump Pardon Himself?

Sat, 01/09/2021 - 07:00

While some constitutional scholars argue that the pardon power is absolute, most believe a president cannot pardon himself.

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Injections Of Second Coronavirus Vaccine Doses Have Begun

Sat, 01/09/2021 - 07:00

The people who got the first coronavirus vaccine shots in the US are now getting their second doses, required for maximum protection.

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Trumpism Suffers Untold Damage In Its Collision With The U.S. Capitol

Sat, 01/09/2021 - 07:00

The president spent weeks attacking the election results, but not until the insurrection at the Capitol — a symbol of liberty and self-determination — did calls for an early transfer of power begin.

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