NPR news - breaking stories, national and world news, politics, business, science, technology
In a survey, more than 45% of white, rural conservatives in Tennessee said they're unwilling to even consider taking the COVID-19 vaccine. Rates in Alabama, Georgia, and Mississippi are also lagging.
(Image credit: Blake Farmer/WPLN)
The defense is believed to be nearing the conclusion of its case, and closing arguments will likely begin on Monday.
President Biden is ordering a new round of economic sanctions that include restrictions on dozens of Russian entities and the expulsion of some Kremlin diplomats.
(Image credit: Alexei Druzhinin/AP)
Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrived in Kabul on Thursday in a visit that comes on the heels of President Biden's announcement that all U.S. troops will leave Afghanistan.
(Image credit: Sapidar Palace/AP)
Psychological first aid is part of the mission of Doctors Without Borders. They hope to give those fleeing the horrors of civil unrest the tools to start moving past their trauma.
(Image credit: Alfredo Zuniga/AFP via Getty Images)
As automakers from General Motors to Volkswagen bet big on an electric future, fears are rising about whether the world's supply of batteries can keep up.
(Image credit: Patrick T. Fallon/AFP via Getty Images)
Locking down the Capitol "defeats the purpose of having the people's house that is available and open to constituents," says Karen Gibson, who helped review the Jan. 6 assault on the building.
(Image credit: Tom Williams/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
A former chapter leader at the Council on American-Islamic Relations was accused of domestic abuse. Since then, other women have come forward with allegations of bad behavior, while he disputes all.
(Image credit: Chris O'Meara/AP)
A vast network of professional vaccine skeptics on social media have been waiting for a development like the Johnson & Johnson pause. Now experts say they will milk it for all its worth and more.
(Image credit: Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Many traditional infrastructure jobs have gone to men in the past. Progressives like Rep. Katie Porter fear that the way Biden is splitting his economic agenda could hurt American women.
(Image credit: Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
President Biden has repeatedly promised the shift to clean energy will create "good-paying union jobs." But the wind and solar industries generally pay less, are not unionized, and need fewer people.
(Image credit: Reid Frazier/The Allegheny Front)
Responding to a critical inspector general's report, the U.S. Capitol Police acknowledges that "much additional work needs to be done," but that it will need "significant resources" from Congress.
(Image credit: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)
"Moritsugu will bring her experience and expertise to the Biden-Harris Administration where she will be a vital voice to advance the President and the Administration's priorities," officials said.
Coinbase's public debut comes as more institutions warm up to the idea of cryptocurrency and its popularity among investors soars.
(Image credit: SOPA Images/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Gett)
The investigation determined the officer did not act with bad purpose or in disregard of the law.
(Image credit: Maryland MVA/Courtesy of the Calvert County Sheriff's Office via AP)
An expert advisory committee to the CDC decided it needed more time to consider whether to recommend the restart administration of the COVID-19 vaccine made by Johnson & Johnson.
(Image credit: Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images)
Dr. Scott Gottlieb doesn't expect enough demand for the vaccine much beyond 160 million Americans. But he says there may eventually be enough immunity to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
(Image credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
For a year, researchers have been studying and arguing over vitamin D's potential for helping protect against or treat COVID-19. The evidence is still not conclusive.
(Image credit: Michele Abercrombie/NPR)
Indigenous tribes received the bison from Denver Parks and Recreation as a form of reparations, the first in a 10-year ordinance to donate surplus bison.
(Image credit: Evan Semón/Denver Department of Parks and Recreation)
The top U.S. intelligence officials detailed concerns to the Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday, with many questions about cyber threats and espionage targeting U.S. technology.
(Image credit: Graeme Jennings/AP)