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Celebrities Push For Vaccine Equity At 'Vax Live' Benefit Concert

May 8
Emma Bowman / NPR

The charity event has so far raised $302 million and secured over 26 million COVID-19 vaccines. The money will go toward vaccine delivery, testing and PPE in some of the world's poorest countries.

Getting Women Back To Work Is Key To A Strong Recovery, Labor Secretary Says

May 8
Michel Martin / NPR

Millions of women have left the workforce during the pandemic as schools stopped in-person learning. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh says the recovery hinges on women returning to work.

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San Diego County Reports 226 New COVID-19 Cases, 7 Deaths

May 8
By City News Service

San Diego County public health officials reported 226 new COVID-19 cases and seven deaths, as the average positive testing rate continues to drop.

U.K. Elections: Conservatives Make Gains; Pro-Independence Parties Win In Scotland

May 8
Marisa Peñaloza / NPR

Voters in Scotland gave a majority to parties supporting a push for independence from the U.K. Meanwhile, Boris Johnson's Conservatives won in local elections in England.

Obamas Mourn Death Of 'True Friend,' Beloved 'First Dog' Bo

May 8
Marisa Peñaloza / NPR

"For more than a decade, Bo was a constant, comforting presence in our lives," said former President Barack Obama. The Portuguese water dog was 12 in human years.

Bombing Near Kabul School Kills At Least 30, Many Of Them Girls

May 8
Amy Held / NPR

Many of the victims were young students. No group has claimed responsibility. The U.S. and NATO are in the process of removing all troops from the country, raising fears of increased attacks.

India Sees Deadliest Day Of Pandemic With COVID-19 Deaths Topping 4,000

May 8
Amy Held / NPR

As bad as the reported numbers are, the actual toll is likely much worse. India's relentless virus surge is leading to deadly shortages of hospital beds, medical oxygen and drugs.

Cybersecurity Attack Shuts Down A Top U.S. Gasoline Pipeline

May 8
Marisa Peñaloza / NPR

An attack shuts down Colonial Pipeline, a major transporter of gasoline along the East Coast. A security analyst says the event shows the vulnerability of key elements of the nation's infrastructure.

A missing poster of Maya Millete released by th...

Police Serve Search Warrant At Home Of Chula Vista Woman Missing Four Months

May 8
By City News Service

Police served another search warrant at the home of a missing Chula Vista mother of three Friday, four months to the day after her disappearance.

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Live Blog: San Diego County Reports 226 New COVID-19 Cases

May 8
By KPBS Staff

This is a breaking news blog for all of the latest updates about the coronavirus pandemic.

San Diego International Airport sign on Harbor ...

San Diego International Airport's Cell Phone Lot Reopens

May 8
By City News Service

San Diego International Airport's Cell Phone Lot, which has been closed since last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, is slated to reopen Saturday.

Black Americans And The Racist Architecture Of Homeownership

May 8
Ailsa Chang / NPR

Owning a home is a part of the American dream. It's also the key to building intergenerational wealth. But Black Americans continue to face discrimination in housing, including through higher costs.

Ramping Up Its COVID Response, EU Will Buy Up To 1.8B Doses Of Pfizer Vaccine

May 8
Amy Held / NPR

The agreement provides a significant boost to the European Union's goal of getting 70% of adults vaccinated. Currently, around a quarter of the bloc's population is vaccinated.

Duck Tales: Man Uses Naval Skills To Get 11 Ducklings Down 9 Stories

May 8
Elena Burnett / NPR

Operation Mallard 2 is complete after Steve Stuttard helped Mrs. Mallard get her 11 ducklings down nine stories from his apartment balcony to a nearby canal.

Opinion: As NPR Turns 50, Scott Simon's View From Behind The Microphone

May 8
Scott Simon / NPR

As NPR celebrates 50 years on the air, host Scott Simon reflects on how the network has grown, and his time travelling the world, covering wars, famines, elections and more.

David Swensen, The Greatest Investor You Maybe Never Heard Of, Leaves Powerful Legacy

May 8
Chris Arnold / NPR

Swensen made billions for Yale and revolutionized the way Universities and other nonprofits invest. And he strove to teach everyday people how to invest without getting fleeced by Wall Street.

103-Year-Old COVID Survivor Has Advice For The Unvaccinated

May 8
Benazir Samad / NPR

Aziz Abdul Alim, from a remote part of northern Pakistan, urges people to get their COVID shot: 'Everyone should have the courage to take it.'

Shamanism Endures In Both Koreas — But In The North, Shamans Risk Arrest Or Worse

May 8
Anthony Kuhn / NPR

Combining elements of animism, ancestor worship and folk religion, shamanism remains popular on both sides of the border. But it's illegal in the North, and some who practice it have been executed.

There's Big Money In Stolen Catalytic Converters

May 8
Chuck Quirmbach / NPR

Catalytic converters on the underside of vehicles help reduce emissions. But rising prices for some metals has led to a jump in them being stolen — and some unique theft prevention methods.

Will My Sense Of Smell Ever Return? Olfactory Insights From COVID And Beyond

May 8
Joanne Silberner / NPR

COVID-19 has renewed interest in a key way humans perceive the world. A reporter who hasn't been able to tell the scent of a rose from a sweaty gym shoe for decades takes heart in the latest science.

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