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Sun, 11/22/2020 - 17:41

NPR's Leila Fadel speaks with Alia Salem of FACE, or Facing Abuse in Community Environments, about allegations of abuse leveled against popular Muslim preacher Nouman Ali Khan.

Sun, 11/22/2020 - 17:41

NPR's Leila Fadel speaks with J.D. Biersdorfer, technology tip columnist for The New York Times, about her article, "How to Have a Fully Remote Family Thanksgiving."

Sun, 11/22/2020 - 16:47

NPR's Leila Fadel speaks with three doctors — Comilla Sasson, Ivan Melendez and Lynn Paxton — about what they're seeing on the frontlines of the latest surge in coronavirus cases.

Sun, 11/22/2020 - 16:31

NPR's Leila Fadel speaks with Robert Malley of the International Crisis Group about the foreign policy decisions the president might make as his time in office comes to an end.

Sun, 11/22/2020 - 16:30

Tropical Cyclone Gati made landfall in Somalia on Sunday. It's the first recorded instance of a hurricane-strength system hitting the country.

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam gives a COVID-19 briefing at the Capitol in Richmond on Wednesday. Many governors are urging Americans to stay home for Thanksgiving.
Sun, 11/22/2020 - 15:39

As COVID-19 cases continue to soar across the country, officials are pleading with the public to rethink large holiday gatherings to mitigate the spread.

An elephant was rescued in southern India after falling into a well estimated at roughly 50-feet deep.
Sun, 11/22/2020 - 15:35

Local residents dropped banana leaves down the well for the elephant to eat as officials strapped it to a crane and lifted it to safety.

Moncef Slaoui, chief scientific adviser for Operation Warp Speed, listens as President Trump delivers remarks about coronavirus vaccine development in the Rose Garden on May 15. Slaoui says Americans could start seeing a vaccine by the middle of December.
Sun, 11/22/2020 - 15:32

Moncef Slaoui, the chief scientific adviser for Operation Warp Speed, says that some Americans could start receiving a COVID-19 vaccine by the second week of December.

Dr. Deborah Birx, the White House's coronavirus response coordinator, speaks during a briefing with the coronavirus task force at the White House on Thursday. The Food and Drug Administration has granted emergency use authorization for a second antibody treatment for COVID-19.
Sun, 11/22/2020 - 11:00

The experimental cocktail from the biotech company Regeneron is the same drug President Trump got when he was battling the coronavirus this year. It is designed for mild to moderate cases.

A supporter of President Trump protests outside the Georgia State Capitol on Saturday in Atlanta. The president's campaign has requested a vote recount in the state.
Sun, 11/22/2020 - 10:13

The law calls for a recount to be conducted by retabulating every ballot through a scanner, the same way they were originally counted in the days following the Nov. 3 election.

Republican Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania, seen here during a confirmation hearing in May, urged President Trump to accept the outcome of the presidential election.
Sun, 11/22/2020 - 09:46

His Saturday night statement came soon after a federal judge dismissed a Trump campaign lawsuit challenging the election results in Pennsylvania.

Passers-by and horse-drawn traffic circa 1895 on Jamaica Street in Glasgow, Scotland.
Sun, 11/22/2020 - 07:47

Using machine learning and artificial intelligence, researchers hope to document — and later recreate — historical scents and smell-scapes from as far back as the 16th century.

Sun, 11/22/2020 - 07:28

As the Biden administration approaches, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tries to cement the Trump administration's controversial pro-Israel policies.

Sun, 11/22/2020 - 07:28

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a treatment for progeria, a genetic disorder that causes children to age rapidly. Zokinvy is the first drug approved by the agency for the disorder.

Fly paper covered with the bodies of Cephalcia Tannourinensis, an endemic species of Sawfly that has been damaging trees at the Tannourine Cedars Forest Nature Reserve.
Sun, 11/22/2020 - 06:01

A symbol of Lebanon's resilience through its long, turbulent history, the country's towering cedars now face increasing threats from wildfire and parasites, both fueled by global warming.

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