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No Mask, No Fly: Biden Signs Order Requiring Face Coverings On Planes





The executive order signed by President Biden Thursday also includes interstate travel on trains, buses and cruise ships, in a sharp reversal of the Trump administration's lax mask culture.

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'Damn Refreshing': Mayor Pete Gets Friendly Reception At Senate Hearing





Transportation Secretary nominee Pete Buttigieg made the case for climate action and infrastructure investments at his confirmation hearing. Most senators reacted warmly.

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Judge Rejects NRA's Bid To Throw Out Or Transfer Lawsuit That Could Shut It Down





The organization had filed for bankruptcy and said it would reincorporate in Texas.

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Facebook Asks Oversight Board Whether Trump's Account Should Be Restored Now





The social network referred its decision to revoke the former president's posting privileges to its Oversight Board, an independent panel of experts.

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'The Separate and Unequal Health System' Highlighted By COVID-19





A South Los Angeles hospital has long served an underserved community where private insurance is scarce and chronic illnesses can flourish. And then came a devastating coronavirus surge.

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House Approves Waiver For Lloyd Austin, Biden's Pick To Head Pentagon





The House normally has no role in Cabinet nominations, but because Austin, a retired Army general, has not been out of service for seven years, both chambers of Congress must approve a waiver.

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Judge Refuses To Reinstate Parler After Amazon Shut It Down





U.S. District Judge Barbara Rothstein sided with Amazon, which argued that Parler would not remove posts from its site that threatened public safety in the wake of the riots on the Capitol.

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Nearly One In Five Defendants In Capitol Riot Cases Served In The Military





Amid rising concern over domestic extremism, an NPR analysis found military veterans were overrepresented in those charged in the attack on the U.S. Capitol, when compared to the general population.

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Biden To Keep Wray On As FBI Director





FBI Director Christopher Wray is less than four years into his 10-year term. He was confirmed to lead the FBI in August 2017, after former President Donald Trump fired James Comey.

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Biden Announces Executive Actions Meant To Help Reopen Schools





The new measures would increase testing and PPE access for schools, and create a centralized, national database of school coronavirus cases.

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South Korean Ex-Coach Sentenced To 10 Years Over Sexual Assault Of Olympic Champion





Shim Suk-hee, a star short track speedskater who has won four Olympic medals, accused Cho Jae-beom of sexually abusing her dozens of times.

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Just Move: Scientist Author Debunks Myths About Exercise And Sleep





Paleoanthropologist Daniel Lieberman says the concept of "getting exercise" is relatively new. His new book, Exercised , examines why we run, lift and walk for a workout, when our ancestors didn't.

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Police Find 1st 'Cannabis Factory' In London's Financial District, Destroy 826 Plants





Growers likely took advantage of less-populated streets due to the coronavirus pandemic, police say. But the reduction in city traffic also made the cannabis plants' pungent odor more noticeable.

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Biden Administration Prepares to Overturn Trump Abortion Rule





In a move requested by abortion rights advocates, Biden is preparing to overturn the Mexico City Policy, which prohibits U.S. aid to groups that provide or refer for abortion overseas.

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Biden Suspends Deportations, Stops 'Remain In Mexico' Policy





Under the Biden administration, the Department of Homeland Security looks set to roll back several Trump-era immigration policies and to establish a path to citizenship for immigrants.

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Unemployment Claims Stay Stubbornly High As Biden Takes Office





New claims for state unemployment benefits dipped last week but remained high, showcasing the economic challenges facing President Biden.

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U.S. Will Remain In WHO, Fauci Announces, As Biden Reverses Trump Move





WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus responded, "Thank you my brother Tony," and thanks also to the U.S. for renewing its support.

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Revamped White House Website Aims For Inclusivity And Accessibility





The Biden administration has made a handful of changes to the White House website, from adding gender-inclusive pronouns to its contact form to restarting Spanish-language communications.

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Reinfections More Likely With New Coronavirus Variants, Evidence Suggests





The variant in Brazil is causing a surge in Manaus, a city where the virus previously infected huge numbers in the spring of 2020. Researchers are trying to determine why.

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6 Takeaways From President Biden's Inauguration





After a chaotic four years, Biden is calling for calm. A new tone was set, but a return to the same old partisan bickering won't solve the problem of millions fed a daily diet of false information.

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On Day 2, Biden To Focus On COVID-19 Strategy With 10 Executive Actions





President Biden laid out his COVID-19 strategy before he took office. On Thursday, he'll start implementing it with 10 orders and directives.

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Grocers Have A Strategy To Get Their Workers Vaccinated Against COVID-19: Pay Them





Grocers from Aldi to Trader Joe's are pitching financial incentives to their employees to encourage them to get vaccinated.

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QAnon's 'Great Awakening' failed to materialize. What's next could be worse | QAnon | The Guardian

Believers who were stymied by Trump’s exit could turn to white nationalism and other extremist beliefs, experts say
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Twin Suicide Bombings In Baghdad Market Kill And Wound Dozens





Suicide bombings have been rare in the Iraqi capital since the country's military pushed out the Islamic State in 2017. The last such attack occurred three years ago.

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The Current, Deadly U.S. Coronavirus Surge Has Peaked, Researchers Say





Daily numbers of new cases are finally starting to wane, and hospitalizations are down slightly. But health care systems are still overburdened and another resurgence remains a threat.

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Portland Police Charge 8 After Demonstrators Vandalize Democratic Party Offices





Demonstrators in Portland, Ore., on Wednesday were said to be anti-fascist protesters. They vandalized the Democratic Party of Oregon's office and held signs rejecting Biden's presidency.

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Biden Suspends Deportations, Stops 'Remain In Mexico' Policy





Under the Biden administration, the Department of Homeland Security looks set to roll back several Trump-era immigration policies and to establish a path to citizenship for immigrants.

#news #npr #publicradio #usa
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In 'Celebrating America' Biden, Harris Urge Nation To Rise Together





"Will we meet the moment like our forbearers have?" the newly sworn-in president asked Americans during the star-studded inaugural celebration. "I believe we must and I believe we will."

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Senate Confirms Avril Haines As Director Of National Intelligence





Haines has made history as the first woman to hold the top job in U.S. intelligence.

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Pandemic Drastically Cut Emissions From Cars. The Lone Exception? SUVs





In rich countries, every sector of the economy reduced its contribution to climate change last year — with one big gas-guzzling exception.

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China Slaps Sanctions On 28 Trump Administration Officials, Including Mike Pompeo





In a statement released just minutes after President Biden took office, China's foreign ministry said it was sanctioning those "who have violated China's sovereignty."

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Biden Moves To Have U.S. Rejoin Climate Accord





President Biden signed an executive order to have the country reenter the Paris Climate Agreement, less than four months after formally withdrawing.

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Stocks Close On Record Highs After Biden Inauguration





The Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq all hit new records as markets closed on Wednesday. Former President Donald Trump frequently cited stock market gains as a personal accomplishment.

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Rioter Charged With Assaulting Officer In Incident Captured On Viral Video





Investigators allege it was Connecticut resident Patrick Edward McCaughey III who pinned an officer against a door during the Capitol riot. Video of the officer being crushed quickly went viral.

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Brown Girls Book Club Comes Together To Celebrate And Watch Historic Inauguration





The group of women who've met for 25 years watched the event with tears and cheers. Some are, like Kamala Harris, graduates of Howard University and/or members of Harris' Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority.

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Voice of America CEO Pack, Defined By Scandal, Resigns At Biden's Request





Michael Pack's record at the parent agency for the Voice of America includes charges of bias, firings, investigations and more. He called President Biden's request for him to resign a "partisan act."

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Biden To Move Quickly On Climate Change, Reversing Trump Rollbacks





President Biden has set his sights on more than 100 Trump administration environmental rollbacks as well as plans to rejoin the international climate accord.

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As President Biden Awaits Cabinet Confirmation, White House Announces Interim Leaders





Nearly two dozen career civil servants have been named by the Biden administration to temporarily lead the nation's federal agencies in the next phase of the transition of government.

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New Georgia Senators Sworn In, Democrats Now Officially Control The Senate





A Democratic majority, even a thin one, allows the party to set the chamber's legislative agenda and makes it easier to confirm Biden's Cabinet picks.

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Biden Moves Quickly On Climate Change, Reversing Trump Rollbacks





President Biden set his sights on more than 100 Trump administration environmental rollbacks, as well as rejoining the international climate accord.

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'We've Got A Steep Road Ahead': Americans Focus On The Future





During his inaugural address, President Biden spoke of renewal, resolve and the will of the people. Across the nation, there was a feeling of cautious optimism.

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President Biden And Predecessors Attend Wreath Laying Ceremony At Arlington Cemetery





Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris attended the tribute alongside former Presidents Obama, Bush and Clinton.

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Up Next On The Inaugural Agenda: A Virtual 'Parade Across America'





The traditional inaugural parade was not an option, given security fears and the pandemic. So Inauguration Day is highlighting dancers, drumlines, singers and athletes from across the country.

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'We've Got A Steep Road Ahead': Around The U.S., People Focus On The Future





During his inaugural address, President Joe Biden spoke of renewal, resolve and the will of the people. Around the nation there was a feeling of cautious optimism.

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President Biden Will Extend Student Loan Payment Freeze Through September 30





President Joe Biden plans to ask the Education Department to extend pandemic relief for about 41 million federal student loan borrowers through September 30th.

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On Inauguration Day, Transfer Of Power Includes Handover Of Twitter Accounts





The Biden-Harris administration is inheriting a slew of institutional Twitter accounts, including @WhiteHouse, @POTUS, @VP, @FLOTUS, @PressSec and a brand new one: @SecondGentleman.

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Biden Order Blocks Keystone XL Pipeline





This likely means the end of the $8 billion pipeline, a years-long project that would have carried oil sands crude from Alberta, Canada to the American Gulf Coast.

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Biden Adviser Sees Local Answers To Boosting Mask Use, Speeding Up Vaccinations





For two of the biggest obstacles to curbing the pandemic, it won't just be federal officials who will lead the way, says Dr. Celine Gounder, a member of Joe Biden's COVID-19 advisory board.

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Biden's Plan To Undo Trump's Last-Minute Deregulatory Spree And Enact A Climate Agenda


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Trump called climate change a hoax. Biden calls it an existential threat. Washington Post journalist Juliet Eilperin talks about how Biden might reverse some of his predecessor's policies.

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World Leaders Express Hope As Joe Biden Is Sworn In As President





Leaders, former officials and citizens expressed optimism with the dawn of the new U.S. administration. China's state news agency tweeted: "Good Riddance, Donald Trump!"

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