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Biden Announces Plans To Boost COVID-19 Vaccine Supply
01/26/2021 11:14 PM
On Tuesday, President Biden announced a plan to boost the COVID-19 vaccine supply by 20% over the next three weeks and by hundreds of millions of doses by summer.
Florida's Vaccine Rollout Rife With Snags And Inequities
01/26/2021 11:08 PM
Gov. Ron DeSantis is touting the success of his policy providing COVID-19 vaccines to everyone 65 years and older in the state. But critics say the vaccine distribution favors some groups over others.
California Health Secretary On Lifting Stay-At-Home Orders And Vaccinations
01/26/2021 10:29 PM
California Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly talked with NPR about why the state eased some COVID-19 restrictions and addressed the relatively slow vaccine rollout.
2020 Firearm Catch Rate At Airports Doubled From Previous Year
01/26/2021 9:54 PM
TSA agents found 3,257 firearms in carry-on bags at airport security checkpoints in 2020 ? about 10 per million travelers. About 83% of those firearms were loaded, a TSA news release said.
Biden Picks Gary Gensler To Head SEC
01/26/2021 9:17 PM
President Biden has picked Gary Gensler to head the Securities and Exchange Commission. Gensler made a fortune on Wall Street early in his career, but he has since become a tough market watchdog.
Biden Administration Criticized For Delay In Tackling Opioid Crisis
01/26/2021 9:17 PM
More than 200 Americans are dying from drug overdoses daily. Now the Biden administration faces criticism for reportedly delaying a Trump administration policy widely seen as a way to help save lives.
Nursing Homes Offer Financial Incentives To Encourage Staff To Get COVID-19 Vaccine
01/26/2021 9:17 PM
Only 30% to 60% of nursing home staff have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, a recent survey finds. Some facilities are providing financial incentives to encourage more to get shots.
New Treasury Secretary Wants Congress To 'Act Big' With Pandemic Response
01/26/2021 9:17 PM
Janet Yellen, who was sworn in as Treasury secretary on Tuesday, is urging lawmakers to "act big" in response to the pandemic. But some Republican lawmakers are balking at increased government debt.
Some Health Experts Suggest Double Masking As New Coronavirus Variants Spread
01/26/2021 9:17 PM
As more contagious coronavirus variants spread in the U.S., some public health experts say it's time to wear two masks. A cloth mask with a surgical mask on top should give more protection, they say.
GOP Strategist On The Party's Future In The Post-Trump Era
01/26/2021 9:17 PM
NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Whit Ayres, a Republican political consultant in Washington, D.C., about the state of the GOP now that former President Donald Trump is no longer in office.
With Expensive U.S. COVID-19 Vaccines, Many Countries Look Elsewhere
01/26/2021 9:17 PM
The COVID-19 vaccines available in the U.S. are too expensive and difficult to transport across the globe. So, many countries are turning to cheaper, easier-to-store options from Russia and China.
Some Advocates Worry Biden's Executive Actions On Racial Justice Are Too Weak
01/26/2021 9:17 PM
President Biden signed four executive actions intended to make good on his campaign promises on racial justice. But some advocates are concerned they don't go far enough.
Outdoor Zumba Classes Bring Joy To Some New Yorkers During The Pandemic
01/26/2021 9:17 PM
The pandemic and contentious national politics have left many Americans disheartened. Some are turning to little things to find joy. For one group of New Yorkers, that's outdoor Zumba classes.
With Few Details From Health Officials, Volunteers Create COVID-19 Vaccine Database
01/26/2021 9:17 PM
California has only administered about half of the available COVID-19 shots. With the flailing rollout, volunteer tech workers have stepped in to provide information the state government isn't.
In First Official Call, Biden And Putin Discuss Cyberattack, Arms Deal
01/26/2021 9:17 PM
In his first call with Russian President Vladimir Putin since taking office, President Biden agreed to extend a key arms control deal and pressed Putin on many issues, including the SolarWinds hack.

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