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Lawmakers and journalists are among those calling for penalties against Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the 2018 killing of <em>Washington Post</em> columnist Jamal Khashoggi after a U.S. intelligence report finding the crown prince had approved the operation.
Sat, 02/27/2021 - 20:37

Lawmakers and journalists are calling on President Biden to punish Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman after a report found he had approved the 2018 killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Abducted students of Government Science College Kagara sit in the state conference hall after being freed in Minna, Niger state, Nigeria, on Saturday.
Sat, 02/27/2021 - 18:03

The students, who were taken from a school more than a week ago, say they were beaten by the kidnappers. Police are still looking for hundreds of schoolgirls kidnapped Friday.

A health care worker holds a vial of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine at Klerksdorp Hospital in Klerksdorp, South Africa, on Feb. 18.
Sat, 02/27/2021 - 17:27

The Food and Drug Administration gave Johnson & Johnson's vaccine the green light for emergency use Saturday, a day after a panel of advisers to the agency endorsed it in a unanimous vote.

The "extraordinary find," complete with iron wheels, bronze and tin decorations and mineralized wood.
Sat, 02/27/2021 - 16:08

The well-preserved chariot, complete with decorative medallions depicting erotic scenes, is an "extraordinary discovery" that may have been used in wedding ceremonies.

Vice President Kamala Harris speaks at the 40th Annual Black History Month virtual celebration, at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on Feb. 27, 2021.
Sat, 02/27/2021 - 13:33

The vice president touted how President Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package would benefit Black Americans hit disproportionately hard by the coronavirus.

Police escort recaptured inmates back to the Croix-des-Bouquets Civil Prison after Thursday's outbreak in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. As of Friday night, authorities were still searching for more than 200 escapees.
Sat, 02/27/2021 - 09:20

As of late Friday, more than 200 inmates were still on the run, according to authorities. The outbreak is another setback for a country gripped by political turmoil and gang violence.

Sat, 02/27/2021 - 08:30

The committee voted 22 to nothing in favor of the new vaccine.

This coyote was one of several collared by wildlife biologists monitoring their behavior in the Bay Area headlands.  Authorities are trying to catch an unusually bold coyote in the East Bay responsible for  attacks on humans.
Sat, 02/27/2021 - 07:01

At least five people have reported being bitten. The unusual behavior has residents worried and wildlife authorities working overtime to capture the animal.

Sat, 02/27/2021 - 07:00

Secretary of State Antony Blinken is making the global rounds virtually, with Canada and Mexico as his first stops.

Sat, 02/27/2021 - 07:00

NPR's Scott Simon asks human rights activist Kyaw Win about Myanmar's ambassador to the U.N., who publicly called for international help to overturn the military coup in Myanmar.

Sat, 02/27/2021 - 07:00

Nana Gyamfi, Executive Director of the Black Alliance for Just Immigration, tells NPR's Scott Simon about challenges Black immigrants to the U.S. face.

Sat, 02/27/2021 - 07:00

The Saudi crown prince may escape punishment for his order to kill a columnist. A pandemic relief package is moving through Congress. Donald Trump remains popular with conservative activists.

A herd of goats in Russia ponders ... well, we can't really know what they're pondering, but it's a safe bet they're interested in finding something to eat.
Sat, 02/27/2021 - 06:26

How does a herd decide which direction to head in? Researchers put GPS collars on a gathering of goats to find out. Here's what they learned — and how it might apply to humans.

A worker fixes a water pipe in Galveston, Texas, on Feb. 19. The power is back on in much of the state, but the Lone Star State now faces the hefty cost of emerging from its devastating storms.
Sat, 02/27/2021 - 04:01

From potential long-term rate hikes to repairs of broken pipes, Texans could be paying for years after the state's devastating blackouts.

The U.S. Capitol is seen behind a sign during a demonstration in support of COVID-19 relief, organized by Shutdown DC, on the National Mall.
Sat, 02/27/2021 - 01:08

The proposal, which would provide a new round of financial support for workers, families and businesses, will now advance to the Senate.

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