In our news wrap Monday, the World Health Organization head asked wealthy countries not to buy up all the COVID vaccines before poor nations get any, President Biden plans to funnel more federal pandemic aid to businesses owned by women…
By Jake Bleiberg, Associated Press
Many people are still getting a sense of the wreckage left by the icy blast that hit Texas and much of the Deep South last week, knocking out power to millions and contributing to nearly 80 deaths.
By Yamiche Alcindor, Saher Khan, Geoffrey Lou Guray
It is a time of political peril for the seven Republican senators who voted to convict the dominant figure of their party. State and local Republican parties have censured -- or are thinking about censuring -- several of those senators.
NPR’s Tamara Keith and Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report join Yamiche Alcindor to discuss the latest political news, including President Biden's COVID-relief package, his handling of the pandemic since taking office and former President Trump's continued impact on…
By Denise Lavoie, Sarah Rankin, Associated Press
Virginia's Democratic majority pushed the repeal effort, arguing that the death penalty has been applied disproportionately to people of color, the mentally ill and the indigent.
By Mike Catalini, Associated Press
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has signed into law legislation to set up a recreational marijuana marketplace, decriminalize cannabis and loosen penalties for underage possession of the drug and alcohol.
By Associated Press
The Pentagon, at the request of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, has started deploying thousands of active-duty troops to open mass vaccination centers across the country.
The Senate tradition began back in the 19th century and occurs on Washington's Feb. 22 birthday. Washington served as the nation's first president from 1789 to 1797. He died in 1799 of a throat infection.
By Zeke Miller, Associated Press
A president whose own life has been marked by family tragedy, Biden spoke in deeply personal terms, referencing his own losses as he tried to comfort the huge number of Americans whose lives have been forever changed by the pandemic.
By Associated Press
Dr. Anthony Fauci is calling the United States’ approaching milestone of half a million deaths from the coronavirus as “terribly historic” and stressed the need for continuing public health measures.
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