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Biden Repeals Trump-Era Ban On Transgender Troops

Biden Repeals Trump-Era Ban On Transgender Troops

Biden Repeals Trump Ban On Transgender U.S. Military Members : President Biden Takes Office Former President Donald Trump had first ordered a ban on transgender service members in 2017, and President Biden had long promised to repeal the directive.Updated at 2:15 p.m. ET President Biden on Monday repealed a controversial Trump-era ban on transgender people serving in the U.S. military. Biden signed an executive order on the issue as he met in the Oval Office with new Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, Chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley and Vice President Harris. Speaking briefly to...

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Chicago Said Teachers Needed To Return In Person. The Teachers Voted No

Chicago Said Teachers Needed To Return In Person. The Teachers Voted No

Chicago Said Teachers Needed To Return In Person. The Teachers Voted No : Coronavirus Updates After the union vote, the district said it had pushed back the return of K-8 teachers and staff until Wednesday to "ensure we reach a resolution without a disruption to student learning."Updated at 4:33 p.m. ET Teachers at Chicago Public Schools were slated to return to the classroom on Monday, in preparation for the return of students to the district's K-8 schools next week. But on Sunday, a majority of the Chicago Teachers Union's membership voted in favor of a resolution to continue to work...

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Protect Pregnant Women 'Through Research,' Not 'From Research,' OB-GYNs Urge

Protect Pregnant Women 'Through Research,' Not 'From Research,' OB-GYNs Urge

COVID-19 Vaccine Highlights Need To Protect Pregnant Women 'Through Research' : Shots - Health News As COVID-19 vaccines roll out, doctors say it's long past time to address the exclusion of pregnant women from research on drugs and vaccines. They say better study design is the answer.Maggie MertensDoctors who treat pregnant patients are finding themselves in a tough and familiar spot as the COVID-19 vaccines roll out: making decisions about the use of a particular medicine in this group of patients without any clinical evidence to guide them. "We've been denied that evidence," says Dr. ,...

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Angered By New Coronavirus Restrictions, Protesters In Netherlands Clash With Police

Angered By New Coronavirus Restrictions, Protesters In Netherlands Clash With Police

Dozens Arrested, Thousands Ticketed As Dutch Protest New Virus Lockdown Measures : Coronavirus Updates Many people are angry that the Netherlands has imposed a new curfew to contain the spread of COVID-19 and new variants of the coronavirus.Protesters opposed to coronavirus lockdowns in several Dutch cities clashed with police over the weekend after new restrictions went into effect. Videos of the demonstrations posted online show large crowds of people — many not wearing masks — using bicycles to build barricades along city streets, and hurling rocks at officers and passing police vans....

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Biden Aims To Close Loopholes In Federal 'Buy American' Provisions

Biden Aims To Close Loopholes In Federal 'Buy American' Provisions

Biden Aims To Close Loopholes In Federal 'Buy American' Provisions : President Biden Takes Office The measure is part of President Biden's promised push to boost U.S. manufacturing, and continues his efforts to sign a slew of executive actions during his first days in office.President Biden will sign an executive action on Monday that administration officials say will close loopholes in "Buy American" policies for the federal government. The measure is part of Biden's promised push to boost U.S. manufacturing, and continues his efforts to sign a slew of executive actions, covering an array...

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New Zealand Records 1st Suspected COVID-19 Community Case Since November

New Zealand Records 1st Suspected COVID-19 Community Case Since November

New Zealand Records Suspected COVID-19 Community Case : Coronavirus Updates A 56-year-old woman who had traveled to Spain and the Netherlands for work late last year has tested positive for the coronavirus. It's New Zealand's first probable community transmission in months.New Zealand has kept its community spread of the coronavirus low by keeping tight border controls, but on Sunday the country of 5 million reported its first suspected community case since November. And officials say it might involve a more transmissible variant of the virus. A 56-year-old woman, who had traveled to Spain...

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Why Nursing Homes' COVID-19 Legal Shields May Interfere With Other Cases

Why Nursing Homes' COVID-19 Legal Shields May Interfere With Other Cases

Why Nursing Homes' COVID-19 Legal Shields May Interfere With Other Cases Over the course of the pandemic, 27 states have granted legal immunity to nursing homes. Some advocates worry this temporary reprieve is being used to hide misconduct not related to the coronavirus.Toggle more optionsHeard onToggle more optionsOver the course of the pandemic, 27 states have granted legal immunity to nursing homes. Some advocates worry this temporary reprieve is being used to hide misconduct not related to the coronavirus.NPR thanks our sponsors

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How Biden's Administration Is Prioritizing The COVID-19 Pandemic

How Biden's Administration Is Prioritizing The COVID-19 Pandemic

How Biden's Administration Is Prioritizing The COVID-19 Pandemic The Biden Administration is taking a far more aggressive, nationally coordinated approach to the pandemic. We hear more about how it plans to support vaccination efforts.Toggle more optionsHeard onToggle more optionsThe Biden Administration is taking a far more aggressive, nationally coordinated approach to the pandemic. We hear more about how it plans to support vaccination efforts.SCOTT SIMON, HOST:Among that flurry of executive orders, President Biden signed several aimed at trying to jump-start the fight against the virus....

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New York City's Vaccine Outreach Aims To Dispel Mistrust Among Communities Of Color

New York City's Vaccine Outreach Aims To Dispel Mistrust Among Communities Of Color

New York City's Vaccine Outreach Aims To Dispel Mistrust Among Communities Of Color New York City is trying to build trust for coronavirus vaccines by doing pop-up food banks and flu vaccine clinics at churches and community centers in minority neighborhoods.Toggle more optionsHeard onFromToggle more optionsNew York City is trying to build trust for coronavirus vaccines by doing pop-up food banks and flu vaccine clinics at churches and community centers in minority neighborhoods.SCOTT SIMON, HOST:New York City bore the brunt of the pandemic's first wave, with tens of thousands of deaths...

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Former OSHA Head Talks Biden's Executive Order On Workplace Safety

Former OSHA Head Talks Biden's Executive Order On Workplace Safety

Former OSHA Head Talks Biden's Executive Order On Workplace Safety NPR's Michel Martin speaks to Dr. David Michaels, former head of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, about the president's move to strengthen workplace safety rules during the pandemic.Toggle more optionsHeard onToggle more optionsNPR's Michel Martin speaks to Dr. David Michaels, former head of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, about the president's move to strengthen workplace safety rules during the pandemic.MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:We're going to begin today's program thinking about President...

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Life In Wuhan, One Year After The COVID-19 Outbreak Began

Life In Wuhan, One Year After The COVID-19 Outbreak Began

Life In Wuhan, One Year After The COVID-19 Outbreak Began One year after start of the pandemic triggered a lockdown the Chinese city of Wuhan, life has largely returned to normal — at least, for some.Toggle more optionsHeard onToggle more optionsOne year after start of the pandemic triggered a lockdown the Chinese city of Wuhan, life has largely returned to normal — at least, for some.SCOTT SIMON, HOST:Exactly one year ago today, the Chinese city of Wuhan went into a total lockdown. For 76 days, more than 11 million people were ordered not to leave their apartments, even to get food or...

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Fauci Relishes A 'Hallelujah' Moment

Fauci Relishes A 'Hallelujah' Moment

Dr. Anthony Fauci Relishes A 'Hallelujah' Moment : Coronavirus Updates Dr. Anthony Fauci, now President Biden's chief medical adviser on COVID-19, says he rejoiced when the new president said that "science and truth" would guide the nation's policies toward the pandemic.Toggle more optionsToggle more optionsDr. Anthony Fauci says letting the science speak on the pandemic got him "into a little bit of trouble" during the Trump administration. President Donald Trump the nation's top infectious disease expert part of a group of "idiots" and a "disaster" and suggested that he might after the...

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Texas Officials Call For Changes In Initial COVID-19 Vaccination Plan

Texas Officials Call For Changes In Initial COVID-19 Vaccination Plan

Texas Officials Call For Changes In Initial COVID-19 Vaccination Plan Several officials in Austin pushed back on Texas' initial COVID-19 vaccination plan, which would've put just nine of the city's 65 vaccination sites on the lower-income and more diverse east side.Toggle more optionsHeard onFromToggle more optionsSeveral officials in Austin pushed back on Texas' initial COVID-19 vaccination plan, which would've put just nine of the city's 65 vaccination sites on the lower-income and more diverse east side.ARI SHAPIRO, HOST:Many communities of color have been disproportionately gutted by...

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Coronavirus FAQ: Why Am I Suddenly Hearing So Much About KF94 Masks?

Coronavirus FAQ: Why Am I Suddenly Hearing So Much About KF94 Masks?

Are KF94 Face Masks From South Korea Good At Preventing Coronavirus Spread? : Goats and Soda There are N95s, reserved for health workers. There are KN95s, which you can buy easily — except that quality may vary. And now South Korea's KF94 masks are getting a lot of buzz.Pranav BaskarEach week, we answer "frequently asked questions" about life during the coronavirus crisis. If you have a question you'd like us to consider for a future post, email us at with the subject line: "Weekly Coronavirus Questions." Nearly a year into the pandemic, the most talked about piece of apparel is an item...

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Bernie Sanders And His Mittens Win The Inauguration Day Meme Game

Bernie Sanders And His Mittens Win The Inauguration Day Meme Game

Bernie Sanders And His Mittens Win The Inauguration Day Meme Game : Inauguration Day: Live Updates The solemn day representing the peaceful transfer of power was peppered with moments of levity, including various memes celebrating the winterwear donned by the Vermont senator.Inauguration Day wouldn't be complete without a meme or two to mark the occasion. The creation of memes on the day when past presidents and lawmakers watch as a new president takes the oath of office has become somewhat of a hallmark in recent years. Who can forget, for example, former President George W. Bush's trials...

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Mass Vaccination Efforts Thrust Pharmacies To Center Of COVID-19 Fight

Mass Vaccination Efforts Thrust Pharmacies To Center Of COVID-19 Fight

Mass Vaccination Efforts Thrust Pharmacies To Center Of COVID-19 Fight With mass COVID-19 vaccination efforts underway, pharmacies have a critical public health role. But limited supply and uneven state and federal rules make it hard to tell the public what to expect.Toggle more optionsHeard onToggle more optionsWith mass COVID-19 vaccination efforts underway, pharmacies have a critical public health role. But limited supply and uneven state and federal rules make it hard to tell the public what to expect.MARY LOUISE KELLY, HOST:Millions, if not most, Americans will likely get their...

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Washington State Partners With Starbucks, Microsoft, Costco On Vaccine Efforts

Washington State Partners With Starbucks, Microsoft, Costco On Vaccine Efforts

Washington State Partners With Starbucks, Microsoft, Costco On Vaccine Efforts Washington state is partnering with Starbucks, Microsoft and Costco to get people COVID-19 vaccine shots faster. These companies know logistics, but it's unclear if there are enough vaccine doses.Toggle more optionsHeard onToggle more optionsWashington state is partnering with Starbucks, Microsoft and Costco to get people COVID-19 vaccine shots faster. These companies know logistics, but it's unclear if there are enough vaccine doses.MARY LOUISE KELLY, HOST:As the federal government institutes new plans to expand...

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Moderna And Pfizer Need To Nearly Double COVID-19 Vaccine Deliveries To Meet Goals

Moderna And Pfizer Need To Nearly Double COVID-19 Vaccine Deliveries To Meet Goals

Moderna And Pfizer Behind On Supplying COVID-19 Vaccine : Shots - Health News The two companies making COVID-19 vaccines each promised to deliver 100 million doses to the federal government by the end of March. So far, they appear to be running behind.Toggle more optionsToggle more optionsWith a spotlight on COVID-19 vaccine distribution shortcomings, there's another bottleneck that could prevent inoculations from significantly speeding up in the near future: Pfizer's and Moderna's ability to scale up manufacturing and deliver doses to the U.S. government. The companies promised to deliver...

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What Trump's Declassified Asia Strategy May Mean For U.S.-China Relations Under Biden

What Trump's Declassified Asia Strategy May Mean For U.S.-China Relations Under Biden

What Trump's Declassified Asia Strategy May Mean For U.S.-China Relations Under Biden Critics say by publicly releasing the document, the Trump administration was trying to bind the Biden administration to its own policies, while confirming China's worst fears about U.S. intentions.Nishant DahiyaEight days before the Trump administration departed, it declassified a key that it "provided overarching strategic guidance" to its approach toward Asia, a region it dubbed the Indo-Pacific. The 10-page, lightly redacted report, in use across the government since 2018, seeks to explain the...

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Fauci On The Biden Administration's COVID-19 Strategy

Fauci On The Biden Administration's COVID-19 Strategy

Fauci On The Biden Administration's COVID-19 Strategy NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Dr. Anthony Fauci, chief medical adviser to President Biden, about the administration's plan to fight the coronavirus as new variants threaten to make matters worse.Toggle more optionsHeard onToggle more optionsNPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Dr. Anthony Fauci, chief medical adviser to President Biden, about the administration's plan to fight the coronavirus as new variants threaten to make matters worse.MARY LOUISE KELLY, HOST:A wartime undertaking - that is how President Biden has described the...

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Coronavirus Crisis Gets 'Even Worse' In Brazilian Amazon City Of Manaus

Coronavirus Crisis Gets 'Even Worse' In Brazilian Amazon City Of Manaus

Coronavirus Crisis Gets 'Even Worse' In Brazilian Amazon City Of Manaus Another surge in coronavirus cases has collapsed Manaus' health system, leading hospitals to run out of beds and oxygen for patients. It's also having a deadly fallout in nearby communities.When the health system first collapsed in the Amazonian city of Manaus, Brazil, and COVID-19 victims were buried in mass graves, the mayor sent a desperate appeal to then-President Donald Trump and other world leaders. "We are doing our best, but I tell you, it's still very little in [the] face of the oncoming barbarism" said Arthur...

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U.S. Military Moves To Try 3 Guantanamo Suspects Linked To Indonesia Bombings

U.S. Military Moves To Try 3 Guantanamo Suspects Linked To Indonesia Bombings

U.S. Military Moves To Try 3 Guantanamo Suspects Linked To Indonesia Bombings The men have been held in U.S. custody since 2003, accused of planning and helping to carry out the deadly bombing attacks at a Bali nightclub in 2002 and at a J.W. Marriott Hotel in Jakarta.After years of delay, a by the Pentagon could mean three men accused of being behind terrorist attacks in Indonesia nearly 20 years ago could soon get a military trial. The men, Encep Nurjaman, Mohammed Nazir Bin Lep and Mohammed Farik Bin Amin, have been held in U.S. custody since their arrest in 2003 in Thailand. They were...

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What Did Biden Do On His 1st Day As President?

What Did Biden Do On His 1st Day As President?

What Did Biden Do On His 1st Day As President? : Inauguration Day: Live Updates Biden signed 15 executive actions on priorities including COVID-19, climate change, racial justice — and a rollback of some Trump rules.Updated at 8:35 p.m. ET White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters that President Biden has signed 15 executive actions, part of a flurry of steps he plans to take in the coming days to address his top policy priorities — and to roll back some of former President Donald Trump's initiatives. White House officials had originally told reporters there would be 17 actions...

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Experts Trying To Uncover Why COVID-19 Cases Are Falling In India

Experts Trying To Uncover Why COVID-19 Cases Are Falling In India

Experts Trying To Uncover Why COVID-19 Cases Are Falling In India India's confirmed COVID-19 cases have plummeted. Scientists are trying to figure out why. They're studying the country's demographics, heat & humidity, and mask mandates.Toggle more optionsHeard onToggle more optionsIndia's confirmed COVID-19 cases have plummeted. Scientists are trying to figure out why. They're studying the country's demographics, heat & humidity, and mask mandates.STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:India has some mysteriously good news. Last fall, India looked likely to overtake the United States as the country most...

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Biden's Plans To Reopen Schools In His First 100 Days

Biden's Plans To Reopen Schools In His First 100 Days

Biden's Plans To Reopen Schools In His First 100 Days Biden has made reopening most K-12 schools a major priority for his first 100 days and he's signed a flurry of executive orders indicating a much stronger role in federal leadership to do that safely.Toggle more optionsHeard onToggle more optionsBiden has made reopening most K-12 schools a major priority for his first 100 days and he's signed a flurry of executive orders indicating a much stronger role in federal leadership to do that safely.NOEL KING, HOST:President Biden has called closed schools a national emergency. He says he wants...

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