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Angered By New Coronavirus Restrictions, Protesters In Netherlands Clash With Police

Jan. 25
Jaclyn Diaz / NPR

Many people are angry that the Netherlands has imposed a new curfew to contain the spread of COVID-19 and new variants of the coronavirus.

Biden Aims To Close Loopholes In Federal 'Buy American' Provisions

Jan. 25
Ayesha Rascoe / NPR

The measure is part of President Biden's promised push to boost U.S. manufacturing, and continues his efforts to sign a slew of executive actions during his first days in office.

Tough Decisions Ahead For Biden's Incoming Solicitor General

Jan. 25
Nina Totenberg / NPR

At issue is whether the new administration should reverse course in cases where the Trump administration outlined a legal position. But the justices do not look kindly on the government flip-flopping.

Some Seniors Face Shrinking Nest Eggs As They Care For Loved Ones During Pandemic

Jan. 25
Sally Herships / NPR

Many senior citizens entered their golden years with more debt than previous generations, and now they're struggling financially as they try to provide care for an ailing relative during the pandemic.

House Poised To Transmit Article Of Impeachment Against Trump To Senate

Jan. 25
Barbara Sprunt / NPR

The trial itself will begin on Feb. 9, giving the Democratic House impeachment managers and Trump's defense team two weeks to file briefs and finalize their legal preparations.

Fatal Police Shootings Of Unarmed Black People Reveal Troubling Patterns

Jan. 25
Cheryl W. Thompson / NPR

Since 2015, police officers have fatally shot at least 135 unarmed Black people nationwide. The majority of officers were white and for at least 15 of them, the shootings were not their first or last.

Protect Pregnant Women 'Through Research,' Not 'From Research,' OB-GYNs Urge

Jan. 25
Maggie Mertens / NPR

As COVID-19 vaccines roll out, doctors say it's long past time to address the exclusion of pregnant women from research on drugs and vaccines. They say better study design is the answer.

Biden To Implement Travel Restrictions To Combat New Coronavirus Variants

Jan. 25
Jaclyn Diaz / NPR

Newly discovered variants of COVID-19 in South Africa and Brazil could make the virus more infectious and may decrease the efficacy of vaccines.

Mexican President López Obrador Tests Positive For COVID-19

Jan. 24
Emma Bowman / NPR

Andrés Manuel López Obrador said his symptoms are mild. The Mexican leader has resisted lockdowns and repeatedly dismissed the health risks posed by the virus.

Social Media Fueled Russian Protests Despite Government Attempts To Censor

Jan. 24
Kat Lonsdorf / NPR

Tens of thousands took to the streets across Russia, sharing photos and videos on social media faster than they could be removed, urging others to join.

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