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Black People Are More Hesitant About A Vaccine. A Leading Nurse Wants To Change That

Ernest Grant, the president of the American Nurses Association, says historical abuses have left Black people with a distrust of vaccines. Now he's part of a coronavirus vaccine trial. → Read More

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Fauci: Vaccine Results Are 'Important Advance,' But Virus Precautions Are Still Vital

Dr. Anthony Fauci tells NPR that strong testing results for both Moderna and Pfizer vaccines are "a very, very important advance" in trying to stop the coronavirus outbreak. → Read More

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Iowa Doctor Says Money And Staffing Needed To Handle Coronavirus In Nursing Homes

Dr. Glenn Hurst says hospitalizations are growing in part because of a nursing home "bottleneck." Many people rehabilitate at nursing homes after leaving the hospital. → Read More

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Judge Rules Acting DHS Secretary Lacked Authority To Suspend DACA Program

It's the latest court ruling against the Trump administration's attempts to terminate the Obama-era program that protects young immigrants who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children. → Read More

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Former National Security Officials Worry What Trump Could Do In Iran And Afghanistan

Former national security officials tell All Things Considered that they worry about the blowback if Trump were to launch an unprovoked attack on Iran or quickly pull troops from Afghanistan. → Read More

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How State Sen. Ernie Chambers Helped Keep Nebraska's Electoral College Votes Split

Longtime progressive state Sen. Ernie Chambers has been instrumental in keeping Nebraska's Electoral College votes split by district. Joe Biden won one Electoral College vote in Nebraska. → Read More

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As COVID-19 Cases Surge In Wisconsin, Health Workers Brace For More

Rural areas are of particular concern as COVID-19 cases rise in Wisconsin. One big worry: having enough staff in hospitals. → Read More

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Despite Trump-Modi Friendship, Survey Says Indian Americans Back Biden

A new survey of Indian American voters finds they heavily favor Biden over Trump. Both campaigns have been reaching out to Indian Americans, a small but potentially decisive voting bloc. → Read More

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NIH Director 'Guardedly Optimistic' About COVID-19 Vaccine Approval By End Of 2020

But Dr. Francis Collins says it's unlikely a vaccine will be approved before late November. He also urges people to trust health experts like Anthony Fauci who "don't really have an ax to grind." → Read More

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Sen. Ted Cruz Says Judge Amy Coney Barrett 'Will Make A Strong Justice'

The Texas Republican, author of One Vote Away, a book about the Supreme Court, says President Trump's nominee to the court should not recuse herself if the November election ends up at the high court. → Read More

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Novavax Researcher Says No Chance Of A 'Shortcut' In Vaccine Safety

Vaccine maker Novavax is starting a large coronavirus vaccine trial in the U.K. Gregory Glenn, the company's president of research and development, talks with NPR about how vaccines are tested. → Read More

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As U.S. Nears 200,000 Dead, Hospital Staff Reflect On Those Lost

Front-line workers in Houston, Seattle and New York City tell NPR about their experiences in hospitals over the last six months. "2020 can't keep going like this," one doctor says. → Read More

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Reimagining The James Baldwin And William F. Buckley Debate

In 1965, the two intellectuals debated whether the American dream "is at the expense of the American Negro." The Atlantic's David Frum and Harvard's Khalil Muhammad are now revisiting the idea. → Read More

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Facebook VP Nick Clegg On New Climate Change Information Hub

Facebook is launching a page focused on climate change facts. Facebook's Nick Clegg talked with NPR about the company's steps to stop misinformation on climate change and other issues. → Read More

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Wildfires Make Dangerous Air For Farmworkers: 'It's Like You Can't Breathe'

As fires ravage California, farmworkers are dealing with dangerous air in incredible heat. Hernan Hernandez of the California Farmworker Foundation says there's "nowhere near" enough protective gear. → Read More

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Fascism Scholar Says U.S. Is 'Losing Its Democratic Status'

Yale professor Jason Stanley wrote the book How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them. He talked with NPR about defining fascism and how conspiracy theories play a part. → Read More

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Chadwick Boseman In His Own Words

In his public comments and in interviews with NPR, Chadwick Boseman both sought to inspire and to give thanks, particularly to young Black people. → Read More

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'We've Lost Everything': California Wildfire Takes The Home Of A Veteran Firefighter

The firefighter and his partner were sleeping in their home when the fire approached, a day earlier than expected. → Read More

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HHS Chief Alex Azar Defends Authorization Of Plasma To Treat COVID-19

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar about the Food and Drug Administration allowing the use of convalescent plasma to treat COVID-19. → Read More

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Pelosi Calls Lawmakers Back To Block Postal Service Changes

Speaker Nancy Pelosi is calling the House back to vote on blocking the U.S. Postal Service from making operational changes that threaten the timely delivery of mail-in ballots in November's election. → Read More