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The Supreme Court's latest term managed to escape being dragged into the 2020 election chaos. This and more takeaways:
07/05/2021
Here Are 5 Takeaways From the Supreme Court Term

The Supreme Court's latest term managed to escape being dragged into the 2020 election chaos. This and more takeaways:

The court's term ranged from compromise to confrontation, with the conservative supermajority holding back until almost the end of the term.

06/29/2021

Democrats are criticizing President Biden's new bipartisan infrastructure plan, saying it doesn’t go far enough.

@berniesanders is pushing back on the bill — he tells @rachelnpr it needs more to address issues like climate change or healthcare.

06/24/2021
Vaccines In The South, LGBTQ Athletes, The View From Space: News You Need To Start Your Day

Today's top stories:

Life expectancy in the U.S. has dropped two years since the start of the pandemic.

Many southern states are far behind President Biden’s vaccination goal.

And Carl Nassib’s coming out is making history.

Southern states are lagging on vaccination rates. The pandemic prompted the biggest decrease in life expectancy since World War II, according to a study. And it turns out if somebody’s watching us from space, the view’s pretty good.

Military sexual assault cases could soon be handled by independent lawyers. Britney Spears will be in court over her con...
06/23/2021
Military Justice, Apple Daily Closure, Britney Spears In Court: The News You Need To Start Your Day

Military sexual assault cases could soon be handled by independent lawyers. Britney Spears will be in court over her conservatorship. And Hong Kong's prominent pro-democracy paper is shutting down.

Military sexual assault cases could soon be handled by independent lawyers. Britney Spears will be in court over her conservatorship. And Hong Kong's prominent pro-democracy paper is shutting down.

06/22/2021
Elections And Ethics Bill, The Delta Variant, Climate Equity: News You Need To Start Your Day

Morning Edition has launched its first ever live blog! Follow along for the news you need to know — here’s what we’re watching today:

• An election overhaul bill heads to the Senate, but is expected to fail. It's renewed arguments to end the filibuster.

• Carl Nassib of the Las Vegas Raiders became the first openly gay active NFL player.

• Cleveland focused its climate action on environmental justice. Now the White House is looking to the city as an example.

An elections and ethics bill is expected to fail in the Senate, the NFL has its first openly gay active player, and Cleveland is tackling both climate change and inequality. Read today's top stories.

Novavax says its vaccine is 100% effective against the original strain of the coronavirus, and had 93% efficacy against ...
06/14/2021
Novavax Says Its COVID Vaccine Is Extremely Effective

Novavax says its vaccine is 100% effective against the original strain of the coronavirus, and had 93% efficacy against newer variants.

In a large-scale study, Novavax said its vaccine was completely effective against the original coronavirus strain and also effective against some variants. It works differently than other vaccines.

This past year, the Morning Edition Song Project aired dozens of original songs by artists reflecting on the world's eve...
06/09/2021
Floating Along In Uncertainty With Vijay Iyer

This past year, the Morning Edition Song Project aired dozens of original songs by artists reflecting on the world's events.

The last song comes from pianist Vijay Iyer.

"Supernatant" embodies "what it feels like to be among others again," Iyer says.

For the final entry in Morning Edition's Song Project series, Vijay Iyer wrote a rhizomatic, inviting — and not entirely placating — instrumental piece to encapsulate his past year.

Republican governors are moving to end a $300-a-week pandemic lifeline for the unemployed in a controversial effort to p...
06/07/2021
A Lifeline For The Unemployed Is About To End In Half Of U.S. Here's What's At Stake

Republican governors are moving to end a $300-a-week pandemic lifeline for the unemployed in a controversial effort to push people back to work, with four states set to end them this week.

Republican governors are moving to end $300-a-week pandemic payments for the unemployed in a controversial effort to push people back to work. Four states are set to end them this week.

Last year a Black-owned Texas brewery asked the craft industry to take their beer, “Black is Beautiful,” and use the pro...
05/31/2021
'Black Is Beautiful' Beer By Black Brewer Helps Pour Money Into Social Justice Reform

Last year a Black-owned Texas brewery asked the craft industry to take their beer, “Black is Beautiful,” and use the proceeds to support equality, inclusion and social justice reform. It worked.

Last year a Black-owned Texas brewery asked the craft industry to take their beer, Black is Beautiful, and use the proceeds to support equality, inclusion and social justice reform. It worked.

New York Attorney General's investigation into the Trump Organization has expanded into a criminal probe, the office con...
05/19/2021
New York's Probe Into Trump Organization Is Now A Criminal Inquiry

New York Attorney General's investigation into the Trump Organization has expanded into a criminal probe, the office confirmed.

If enough evidence is found, the Trump Organization could face criminal charges from two New York prosecutors: the New York state attorney general and the Manhattan district attorney.

With scientists skeptical over whether the U.S. will reach herd immunity, many say it's time to stop worrying about it.
05/18/2021
It's Time For America's Fixation On Herd Immunity To End, Scientists Say

With scientists skeptical over whether the U.S. will reach herd immunity, many say it's time to stop worrying about it.

Researchers say the herd immunity threshold isn't the right finish line to end the pandemic. Instead, the public should just focus on getting as many people vaccinated as possible.

Matt Allen, who records under the name Nur-D, wrote  "One Step Forward" for the Morning Edition Song Project — in which ...
05/12/2021
For Twin Cities Rapper Nur-D, Another Step Forward

Matt Allen, who records under the name Nur-D, wrote "One Step Forward" for the Morning Edition Song Project — in which he finds reason for hope in the progress of the last year, and recognition of the long road ahead.

All of a sudden, Matt Allen found himself caring for injured and teargassed protesters in Minneapolis last year. The enduring experience found its way into his sunny music.

The FDA on Monday approved emergency use authorization of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine for patients ages 12 to 15.
05/11/2021
FDA OKs Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine For 12-15 Age Group

The FDA on Monday approved emergency use authorization of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine for patients ages 12 to 15.

Pfizer said in late March that clinical trials found "100% efficacy and robust antibody responses" to the coronavirus in 12- to 15-year-olds.

Facebook was justified in suspending then-President Trump after the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, the company's oversigh...
05/05/2021
Facebook Justified In Banning Donald Trump, Social Media's Oversight Board Rules

Facebook was justified in suspending then-President Trump after the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, the company's oversight board ruled.

While the panel upheld Facebook's suspension of the former president, it said the company's indefinite ban was wrong and gave Facebook six months to either ban Trump permanently or reinstate him.

The Biden administration is raising the cap on refugee admissions to 62,500, up from 15,000 under Trump administration p...
05/04/2021
Biden Raises Refugee Cap To 62,500 After Earlier Criticism

The Biden administration is raising the cap on refugee admissions to 62,500, up from 15,000 under Trump administration policies.

The new ceiling for refugee admissions will be 62,500 — far above former President Donald Trump's cap of 15,000. Advocates had been concerned Biden was not moving fast enough on a campaign promise.

Money Mark, often known as "the fourth Beastie Boy," found himself all-consumed by Black Lives Matter protests and his r...
04/29/2021
Money Mark, Beastie Boys Keyboardist, Has A Timeless Reminder

Money Mark, often known as
"the fourth Beastie Boy," found himself all-consumed by Black Lives Matter protests and his role in the fight for racial justice.

It inspired his new song, "Fight With Love."

As part of Morning Edition's Song Project, Mark Ramos Nish*ta revisited the songwriting routine he implemented at the beginning of lockdown, and which changed dramatically throughout it.

President Biden is set to unveil a sweeping package of spending and tax reforms called the American Families Plan — comp...
04/28/2021
White House Proposes $1.8 Trillion Plan For Children And Families

President Biden is set to unveil a sweeping package of spending and tax reforms called the American Families Plan — complementing the proposed American Jobs Plan.

The American Families Plan would expand free public education and make child care more affordable. The White House wants to pay for the measure by raising taxes on the country's richest.

Ahead of President Biden's first 100 days in office, his approval rating is 53% — higher than any day of President Trump...
04/27/2021
Biden's 1st 100 Days: A Look By The Numbers

Ahead of President Biden's first 100 days in office, his approval rating is 53% — higher than any day of President Trump's time in office.

Under Biden, the number of presidential tweets is down, while the volume of executive orders is up. His job approval is higher than Trump's ever was, but he has signed less than half as many bills.

"Adam died because he complied with the officer's directive," said Adeena Weiss-Ortiz, the attorney for the family of Ad...
04/19/2021
Attorney For Adam Toledo's Family: 'Adam Died Because He Complied'

"Adam died because he complied with the officer's directive," said Adeena Weiss-Ortiz, the attorney for the family of Adam Toledo.

The attorney for the family of the 13-year-old Chicago boy shot in an alley by police said he didn't need to die. "Adam may still be alive today had the officer given him the opportunity to comply."

President Biden is set to announce all American adults will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations by April 19.
04/06/2021
Biden To Say All Adults Should Be Vaccine Eligible By April 19

President Biden is set to announce all American adults will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations by April 19.

The White House says Biden will announce on Tuesday that states must open vaccine eligibility to all U.S. residents 16 and older by April 19, about two weeks ahead of his initial May 1 deadline.

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