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At Least 25 Dead After Prison Break In Haiti In Which Hundreds Of Inmates Escaped
As of late Friday, more than 200 inmates were still on the run, according to authorities. The outbreak is another setback for a country gripped by political turmoil and gang violence.
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Search For Coyote Continues After Several Attacks In The San Francisco Bay Area
At least five people have reported being bitten. The unusual behavior has residents worried and wildlife authorities working overtime to capture the animal.
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In The Story Of U.S. Immigration, Black Immigrants Are Often Left Out
Nana Gyamfi, Executive Director of the Black Alliance for Just Immigration, tells NPR's Scott Simon about challenges Black immigrants to the U.S. face.
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Myanmar's U.N. Ambassador Defies Military, Calls For Global Action To End Coup
NPR's Scott Simon asks human rights activist Kyaw Win about Myanmar's ambassador to the U.N., who publicly called for international help to overturn the military coup in Myanmar.
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Antony Blinken Starts Virtual 'International' Tour As Secretary Of State
Secretary of State Antony Blinken is making the global rounds virtually, with Canada and Mexico as his first stops.
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Advisory Panel Recommends FDA Approve Johnson & Johnson Vaccine For Emergency Use
The committee voted 22 to nothing in favor of the new vaccine.
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Week In Politics: House Approves $1.9 Trillion Pandemic Relief Package
The Saudi crown prince may escape punishment for his order to kill a columnist. A pandemic relief package is moving through Congress. Donald Trump remains popular with conservative activists.
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Scientists Talked To People In Their Dreams. They Answered
Scientists have found that two-way communication is possible with someone who is asleep and dreaming. Specifically, lucid dreaming — dreaming while being aware you're dreaming.
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How Goats (And Perhaps People) Make Up Their Minds
How does a herd decide which direction to head in? Researchers put GPS collars on a gathering of goats to find out. Here's what they learned — and how it might apply to humans.
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The Power Is Back On In Texas. Now Comes The Recovery, And It Won't Be Cheap
From potential long-term rate hikes to repairs of broken pipes, Texans could be paying for years after the state's devastating blackouts.
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House Approves $1.9 Trillion COVID-19 Relief Package
The proposal, which would provide a new round of financial support for workers, families and businesses, will now advance to the Senate.
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Lawyers For 18-Year-Old Capitol Rioter Want Him Released To His Parents
Attorneys for Bruno Cua, 18, say that before the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riot, he was an impressionable kid who loved fishing and building treehouses. But prosecutors see a young man intent on violence.
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Coronavirus FAQs: What Are Mask Braces? What If I Get COVID After 1 Vaccine Dose?
Double masking earns praise as a way to keep safe from more contagious variants. Are there other mask hacks? And vaccines are prompting some queries.
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FDA Panel Votes For Emergency Use Of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 Vaccine
The Food and Drug Administration typically follows the advice of its expert advisers. A quick agency decision on the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is expected given the state of the pandemic.
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Syria Airstrikes Resurface Lawmakers' Questions Over Presidential Authority
Some Democrats raised a longstanding debate over presidential vs congressional reach. The administration called the attacks proportionate and said it had briefed congressional leaders ahead of time.
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'A Huge Opportunity': Venezuelan Migrants Welcome Colombia's New Open-Door Policy
Colombia's president has unveiled a program to let undocumented Venezuelan migrants live and work legally in the country for up to 10 years. Nearly a million Venezuelans in Colombia lack legal status.
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Energy Secretary Granholm: Texas Outages Show Need For Changes To U.S. Power Systems
In her first interview with NPR since taking office, Jennifer Granholm made the case for sweeping reforms in order to meet President Biden's pledge to make the U.S. carbon neutral by 2050.
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WNBA Team Co-Owned By Ex-Sen. Kelly Loeffler Is Sold After Players' Criticism
The new three-member investor group which purchased the team includes former Dream player Renee Montgomery, making her the first retired player to have become both a co-owner and a WNBA executive.
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Hurricane Forecasts Will Start Earlier In 2021
Named storms have formed in the Atlantic before the official June 1 start of hurricane season in each of the last six years. The National Hurricane Center is discussing starting the season in May.
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Explosion Damages Israeli-Owned Ship In Gulf Of Oman
The ship's owner said holes were left in the vessel's hull but that no crew members were injured.
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Who The Senate Parliamentarian Who Ruled Against A Minimum Wage Increase?
The Parliamentarian is often called the referee of arcane Senate rules. MacDonough has been thrust into the spotlight after ruling against a minimum wage hike added to the coronavirus relief package.
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U.S. Coronavirus Infections Are Way Down — Can We Keep Them That Way?
The country has beat back the winter surge, and experts credit Americans' improved compliance with precautions like mask-wearing. But could we still face a resurgence if we let up?
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British Airways Owner Calls For Digital Health Passes For Passengers
Luis Gallego, the CEO of International Airlines Group, wants "common testing standards and the introduction of digital health passes."
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Biden Arrives In Houston To Check On Recovery From Deadly Winter Storms
President Biden is visiting Texas one week after he officially declared a major disaster in Texas, which has been reeling from record cold, power outages and a water crisis.
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Court Says Shamima Begum, Who Left U.K. To Join ISIS, Cannot Return
Begum was born in the U.K., but the country revoked her British citizenship two years ago, citing security concerns. She asked to return to the U.K. to appeal that move in court.
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Why Is Facebook Launching An All-Out War On Apple's Upcoming iPhone Update?
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and Apple's Tim Cook are fighting over iPhone privacy rules. At stake is the future of how iPhone user data is used by data brokers and advertisers.
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College Tuition Sparked A Mental Health Crisis. Then The Hefty Hospital Bill Arrived
A student sought counseling help after panicking over a tuition bill. A weeklong stay in a psychiatric hospital followed — along with a $3,413 bill. The hospital soft-pedaled its charity care policy.
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Virginia Is Poised To Approve Its Own Voting Rights Act
The legislation pushed by Democrats underscores the southern state's transformation when it comes to voting restrictions.
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Biden's $1.9 Trillion Rescue Plan: Vital Medicine Or Costly Overkill?
Backers of Biden's ambitious stimulus plan say it will help struggling families and businesses, but critics say it goes too far.
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With One Move, Congress Could Lift Millions Of Children Out Of Poverty
Lawmakers are weighing a proposal to give families with kids a monthly, cash benefit to help ease the lifelong pull of poverty. Experts say it could cut U.S. child poverty nearly in half.
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