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Fri, 06/11/2021 - 14:56

Interest in international air travel is rising. If you're want to fly out of or into the United States, there's a lot you need to know. Here's a guide.

Fri, 06/11/2021 - 14:16

NPR has won the Pulitzer Prize for Audio Reporting for No Compromise, a podcast about the role of the far right in American gun culture, co-produced with member stations KCUR and WABE.

Handy Kennedy, founder of AgriUnity cooperative, feeds his cows on HK Farms earlier this year in Cobbtown, Ga. The AgriUnity cooperative is a group of Black farmers formed to better their chances of economic success.
Fri, 06/11/2021 - 13:17

A new federal program created by the Biden administration to reverse years of economic discrimination against U.S. farmers of color has ground to a halt.

A police body camera image shows bystanders including Darnella Frazier (third from right filming) as former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was recorded pressing his knee on George Floyd's neck in Minneapolis.
Fri, 06/11/2021 - 13:11

Committee officials who give out the prestigious prize in journalism and the arts said Frazier's recording highlighted "the crucial role of citizens in journalists' quests for truth and justice."

Dr. Aaron Kesselheim (left), a professor at Harvard Medical School, at a documentary film screening in 2018 in Boston. He has resigned from a Food and Drug Administration advisory panel over the FDA's decision to approve an Alzheimer's drug.
Fri, 06/11/2021 - 13:06

In his resignation letter, Dr. Aaron Kesselheim calls it "probably the worst drug approval decision in recent U.S. history." An FDA official says the agency found the benefits outweighed the risks.

Fri, 06/11/2021 - 10:56

Live conversations on Clubhouse and Twitter took off during the pandemic, connecting people online when they couldn't in real life. Now social media companies are scrambling to launch audio features.

Eugene Goodman of the U.S. Capitol Police will throw out the ceremonial first pitch at a June 18 Washington Nationals home game. He's seen here at the Senate carriage entrance of the Capitol.
Fri, 06/11/2021 - 09:40

It's the latest honor for Goodman, whose quick thinking was credited with helping to keep the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection from escalating even further.

An East Texas bakery initially faced backlash over its Pride Month-themed cookies, but is now selling out of its goods and gaining fans across the country. It's also receiving donations and passing them along to local charities.
Fri, 06/11/2021 - 09:32

Confections bakery in Lufkin, Texas lost customers after posting a picture of its rainbow-iced Pride Month cookies. It's now being flooded with orders and donations, and paying them forward.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau greets U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson, the G-7 host, and his wife, Carrie, as he arrives for Friday's summit.
Fri, 06/11/2021 - 09:08

The dynamics on display between the leaders can give clues on relationships and the status of talks on the world's weightiest issues.

Fri, 06/11/2021 - 07:46

When a new drug is up for FDA approval, trials may be held not only in the U.S. but other countries as well. A study looks at global availability after approval. Big Pharm disagrees with the findings.

The Trump Justice Department sought metadata from Apple to investigate Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee.
Fri, 06/11/2021 - 07:11

The Trump Justice Department sought metadata from Apple to investigate members of the House Intelligence Committee, a source tells NPR. Democratic leaders want former attorneys general to testify.

President Biden and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson speak during a bilateral meeting ahead of the G-7 summit on Thursday in Carbis Bay, England.
Fri, 06/11/2021 - 06:36

President Biden pledged the U.S. will donate 500 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine globally. "Our values call on us to do everything that we can to vaccinate the world against COVID-19," he said.

Fri, 06/11/2021 - 06:31

More than two dozen states have reduced how frequently they report what's happening with the pandemic, raising alarm among some public health experts.

U.S. Sens. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., are the two most prominent Democrats to support the notion that the Senate needs to pursue bipartisan legislation on virtually every front.
Fri, 06/11/2021 - 05:29

Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., are the most prominent moderates to oppose elements of President Biden's agenda, but they are likely not alone.

Fri, 06/11/2021 - 05:00

Hollywood director Jon M. Chu got his start splicing VHS tapes of home videos, but it took him two decades — and acceptance of his cultural identity — to realize what stories he really wanted to tell.

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