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3 hours ago
For nearly a half century, abortion has been a constitutional right in the United States. But with the abortion right now in doubt as the Supreme Court hears arguments in a case this week, it's worth looking back at its history.
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The WHO says that while the omicron variant of the coronavirus poses "substantial" risk to vulnerable communities, there's still considerable uncertainty, including how easily it spreads, how dangerous it is and whether it can evade vaccines and immunity.
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The last time Democrats passed major new social spending — the Affordable Care Act in 2010 — Republicans went on to gain 63 seats in the House. Now, with President Biden's major spending plans on deck, they're determined to avoid that outcome.
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President Biden said the new omicron variant of the coronavirus is "a cause for concern — not a cause for panic" and reiterated that the best way for Americans to protect themselves against the virus is to get vaccinated.
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GOP Rep. Lauren Boebert and Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar held a phone call after video emerged of Boebert making Islamophobic remarks about Omar. Omar said Boebert refused to publicly apologize for the remarks.
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Congress returns from Thanksgiving with a massive to-do list: pass bills to fund the government and avoid a shutdown; raise the debt limit to avoid the U.S. defaulting; vote on major defense spending; and vote on the Build Back Better spending bill.
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This week, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in a Mississippi case that directly challenges Roe v. Wade. Ahead of the arguments, here's a look back at how abortion became legal:
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NPR's Books We Love (formerly the Book Concierge) is back with a brand new batch of hand-picked titles! Here are more than 360 of our favorite reads from 2021:
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The World Health Organization is warning that the new Omicron variant of the coronavirus poses a "very high" global risk. But there's still much uncertainty about the variant, including how easily it spreads and whether it can evade vaccines and immunity.
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7 hours ago
Congressional Democrats are working in earnest to tout the benefits of President Biden's major social spending agenda in an effort to avoid a repeat of the major losses the party experienced after passage of the Affordable Care Act.
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President Biden said that while travel restrictions imposed on travelers from several southern African nations would slow the entry of the omicron variant of the coronavirus, "it cannot prevent it." "Sooner or later, we're going to see cases," he said.
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8 hours ago
Federal agencies run out of money at midnight on Friday. No agreement seems within reach on the dozens of spending bills that fund the federal government. Instead, lawmakers are working on kicking the can down the road for some period of time.
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GOP Rep. Lauren Boebert and Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar held a phone call after video emerged of Boebert making Islamophobic remarks about Omar. Omar said Boebert refused to publicly apologize for the remarks.
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This week, the Supreme Court hears arguments in a Mississippi case that directly challenges Roe v. Wade and subsequent decisions. With the right to an abortion now in doubt, it's worth looking back at its history:
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Let NPR help you find a new book for every person on your list. We’ve got hundreds of sortable, staff-selected recommendations right here:
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The WHO is warning that the new omicron variant of the coronavirus poses a "very high" global risk, but cautions that there's much unknown about the variant and its response to vaccines:
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Democrats on Capitol Hill believe the Build Back Better agenda can turn into a political plus, and some argue it already has with things that help people now like the child tax credit. Now, they're working to communicate the plan's benefits to voters:
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President Biden said scientists didn't think that extra measures would be needed to fight the new omicron coronavirus variant, but he added that his administration was working with vaccine manufacturers to develop vaccines or boosters if needed.
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