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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.

Taco has kept Devin Green busy and her anxiety at bay. "I'm consumed with him more than the worries in my mind."
Sun, 11/22/2020 - 06:00

"Relationships with animals are simple," notes one researcher. In a year when life feels fraught, pets have been healers, helping human companions get exercise, quell anxiety and make new friends.

President Trump's loss to Joe Biden has made it difficult for Republicans to celebrate victories down ballot, while Democrats have been stung by the failure to meet expectations created by polling that suggested a blue tsunami.
Sun, 11/22/2020 - 06:00

President Trump's loss to Joe Biden has made it tough for Republicans to celebrate important wins down ballot, while Democrats have been stung by the failure to meet expectations of a blue tsunami.

From left to right: Naomi Ochoa, Crystal Watts and Danielle Demetria East
Sun, 11/22/2020 - 05:00

Nominated by NPR readers, we highlight the story of seven women who overcame personal struggles through the pandemic – and how they found the strength to pull through.

Election office workers process ballots at the Allegheny County elections returns warehouse in Pittsburgh, earlier this month.
Sat, 11/21/2020 - 21:00

In a blistering decision, a federal judge ruled that the campaign's complaint was "unsupported by evidence" and essentially asked the court "to disenfranchise almost seven million voters."

European Council President Charles Michel, on screen bottom, participates in a virtual G-20 meeting, hosted by Saudi Arabia, at the European Council building in Brussels on Saturday.
Sat, 11/21/2020 - 18:42

Saudi Arabia, which is hosting this year's virtual summit, opened up the two-day meeting urging leaders to mount a global response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Jonathan Pollard, the American convicted of spying for Israel, leaves a New York courthouse following his release from prison in 2015. As of Friday, Pollard has completed the terms of his parole and is a free man.
Sat, 11/21/2020 - 17:18

After 30 years in prison, and five years on stringent parole, former U.S. Navy analyst Jonathan Pollard plans to move to Israel, his lawyers said.

Travelers wait to check baggage for an American Airlines flight at Los Angeles International Airport on Wednesday. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is urging people to not travel for Thanksgiving.
Sat, 11/21/2020 - 16:37

On Friday alone, there were 195,000 new confirmed cases of the virus and 1,878 deaths. The U.S. has been adding 1 million cases every six days.

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