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Opinion: Joe Biden's Lifetime Of Experience

NPR's Scott Simon reflects on the life and career of the nation's newest, and oldest, president.

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Longtime Illinois House Speaker Steps Down Amid Corruption Probe

The nation's longest serving state house speaker in modern history, Democrat Michael Madigan from Illinois, stepped down from the speakership. He was driven from power by a federal corruption probe.

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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.

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After Capitol Riot, Law Enforcement Officials Try To Remove Extremism From The Ranks

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Houston Police Department's Chief Art Acevedo about what can be done to root out extremism from law enforcement agencies.

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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.

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Parents With Disabilities Face Extra Hurdles With Kids' Remote Schooling

Parents with disabilities often face extra issues with remote learning. A deaf mom whose first language is American Sign Language is navigating the challenge of monitoring her hearing child's work.

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Wuhan's Lockdown Memories One Year Later: Pride, Anger, Deep Pain

Jan. 23 marks the one-year anniversary of the strict lockdown imposed on the first epicenter of COVID-19. Here's what residents have to say about their experience.

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The Vaccine Rollout Will Take Time. Here's What The U.S. Can Do Now To Save Lives

With the virus still raging in the U.S., public health experts say we can't afford to just wait around for the vaccine. They share advice for what communities can do now to slow the death toll.

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Democrats Weigh Whether Iowa Should Stay First In Line For 2024 Election

Iowa's decades-long lock on the nominating process has been under threat since last year's disastrous caucus, when results were delayed for days due in part to a faulty smartphone app.

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How Do You Define Electric Field, Voltage, and Current?

Wired Top Stories - Sat, 01/23/2021 - 07:00
And what does that mean for making a little wire LED man light up?
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The 13 Best Weekend Deals on Laptops, Smartwatches, and More

Wired Top Stories - Sat, 01/23/2021 - 07:00
Now is a good time to grab some sweet Switch games, Apple’s Magic Keyboard, or an Apple Watch Series 6 at a discounted price.
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USAGM Chief Fires Trump Allies Over Radio Free Europe And Other Networks

The acting head of the U.S. Agency for Global Media fired the presidents and boards over three not-for-profit international networks who were appointed by an ally of former President Trump.

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Engine Failure And Crew Error Responsible For Fatal 2020 Crash in Afghanistan

An Air Force investigation revealed that the left engine of the aircraft failed. The two pilots onboard mistakenly shut down the right engine and were unable to glide back to base.

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A Fight Over GameStop’s Soaring Stock Turns Ugly

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 01/22/2021 - 20:31
The denizens of the WallStreetBets subreddit helped push the flailing stock to dizzying heights—while a short seller alleged an accompanying harassment campaign.
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Coronavirus FAQ: Why Am I Suddenly Hearing So Much About KF94 Masks?

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's are getting a lot of buzz.

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Refugee Resettlement Coordinator Is Hopeful For What Comes Next Under Biden

Corine Dehabey runs a group that helps resettle refugees in Toledo, Ohio. She says her organization is "hopeful" and "excited" about Biden's plan to raise the number of refugees allowed into the U.S.

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Twitter Bans Account Linked To Iran's Supreme Leader

An image that seems to threaten former President Donald Trump has prompted Twitter to deactivate an account linked to Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. The image also appears on Khameini's website.

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

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.

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Biden Administration Tables Trump's Citizenship Data Request For Redistricting

Trump officials had directed the Census Bureau to use government records to produce data that a GOP strategist said would be "advantageous to Republicans and Non-Hispanic Whites" during redistricting.

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