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In his Thanksgiving address Wednesday, President-elect Joe Biden acknowledged that the imperative "to love our neighbors as ourselves," may strike many people right now as "a radical act." But Biden insisted, "We must try."
Thu, 11/26/2020 - 06:00

"That's a wonderful sentiment," says Abbi Gold, 59, a Democrat from Arizona. "It's probably a really sweet pipe dream." Hoping to help, many are ramping up trainings for cross-the-aisle conversations.

"You do what you have to do to survive," says Diane Evans, who is fighting pandemic loneliness with technology. Evans lives in San Francisco and has Zoom calls regularly with her daughter in Chicago.
Thu, 11/26/2020 - 06:00

Older people are more vulnerable to severe COVID-19. But recent research reveals older populations are less consumed by pandemic depression than those that are younger.

Germany extended its coronavirus lockdown measures through mid-December, after cases continued to surge in the country.
Thu, 11/26/2020 - 05:17

Chancellor Angela Merkel extended limits on private gatherings, and will keep bars and restaurants closed through December, but she asked the EU to agree on a time to reopen the region's ski slopes.

President-elect Joe Biden on Tuesday in Wilmington, Del., where he named John Kerry as a climate envoy. He says he'll also appoint a domestic climate policy coordinator to push for action across the government.
Thu, 11/26/2020 - 04:00

Biden says he'll name someone to coordinate domestic climate policies across the government. Together with climate envoy John Kerry, it will give climate a higher profile than in past administrations.

Former Sudanese Prime Minister Sadiq al-Mahdi, pictured in Feb. 2020, died after being infected by the coronavirus.
Thu, 11/26/2020 - 00:52

The former premier's political party confirmed his death on Thursday. He was 84 and died in the United Arab Emirates, where he was receiving treatment.

In a decision released late Wednesday, the Supreme Court said New York's attendance limit at houses of worship violates the First Amendment.
Thu, 11/26/2020 - 00:21

Justices said the Gov. Andrew Cuomo's executive order limiting attendance in places of worship violates the First Amendment.

D.C. Circuit Judge Gregory Katsas joined another Trump-appointed federal judge in voting to dismiss a Washington, D.C.-based lawsuit over President Trump's efforts to omit unauthorized immigrants from the census numbers that set up the next Electoral College map.
Thu, 11/26/2020 - 00:05

In a 2-1 vote, the court tossed out a lawsuit, one of several working through the courts, that challenged a memo on excluding unauthorized immigrants from numbers that reset the Electoral College map.

Former World Bank President James Wolfensohn, pictured in 2006, died on Tuesday. He was 86.
Wed, 11/25/2020 - 21:46

The financier is credited with transforming the World Bank. Among his reforms, he is said to have given "voice to the poor and magnify the impact of development investments."

Performers dance along 34th Street during a pre-taping of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in front of the flagship store in New York City on Nov. 25.
Wed, 11/25/2020 - 20:25

Instead of traveling the traditional 2.5-mile-route through New York City's Midtown, the Thanksgiving Day parade will take place in front of Macy's department store.

Diego Maradona celebrating Argentina victory of World Cup at Azteca stadium, Mexico City, World Cup 1986.
Wed, 11/25/2020 - 19:41

Plus: NPR's Latino staffers share their memories of the Argentine soccer legend.

Mark Andrews, right, of the Baltimore Ravens hurdles Devin Bush, left, of the Pittsburgh Steelers during the first quarter at Heinz Field on Oct. 6, 2019 in Pittsburgh. This season, the Thanksgiving matchup between the two teams has been canceled due to a coronavirus outbreak.
Wed, 11/25/2020 - 18:54

At least seven Ravens players have tested positive for the coronavirus this week, leading the NFL to postpone Thursday's game to Sunday.

Marine Capt. Cristian Alphonso, center, pictured with his parents, Bonny, left, and Karen, right, in 2014. Alphonso was unable to visit his parents before an upcoming deployment because of Defense Dept. travel restrictions.
Wed, 11/25/2020 - 17:46

About half of Defense Dept. installations worldwide have implemented travel restrictions to limit the spread of COVID-19 and protect America's fighting forces. It's making for a tough holiday.

Medical staff prepare for an intubation procedure on a COVID-19 patient in a Houston intensive care unit. In some parts of the U.S., as hospitals get crowded, hospital leaders are worried they may need to implement crisis standards of care.
Wed, 11/25/2020 - 17:44

Hospitals are getting so crowded with COVID-19 patients that they're having to resort to workarounds to treat them all. Experts warn this may hamper doctors' ability to save lives.

The view beneath the wing of a float plane as it flies over the wetlands, streams and lakes of Bristol Bay, Alaska.
Wed, 11/25/2020 - 16:20

Fishermen and tribes have been fighting the mine proposal for a decade, fearing it would harm the wild sockeye salmon at the heart of the area's economy and culture.

President-elect Joe Biden delivers a Thanksgiving address Wednesday in Wilmington, Del.
Wed, 11/25/2020 - 15:33

President-elect Joe Biden called on Americans to unite this holiday season amid the pandemic. Minutes earlier, President Trump repeated baseless claims about the election being "rigged."


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