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Militant Christian Nationalists Remain A Potent Force, Even After The Capitol Riot

The conviction of some Christians that God has a particular plan for America gave extra potency to efforts in support of Trump's attempts to overturn his election defeat.

Miscellaneous | Opinion

Macho Politics Defined Trump's Presidency, Culminating With Capitol Riot

Amid all the chaos of the Trump presidency, he has been consistent in his fixation on emphasizing and protecting his own manhood. Rioters at the Capitol reflected that attitude on Jan. 6.

Miscellaneous | Opinion

How Police Handled Pro-Trump Mob Compared With Protesters For Black Racial Justice

The way police handled Wednesday's onslaught showed that "some people are ... given certain kinds of leeway or space, and other people are not," says African American studies professor Eddie Glaude.

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Where Was Security When A Pro-Trump Mob Stormed The Capitol?

Armed with pro-Trump banners, the rioters far outnumbered and swiftly overwhelmed the Capitol Police as they charged up the steps, smashed windows, broke into the Senate chamber and occupied offices.

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U.S. Capitol In Chaos As Trump Supporters Breach Building

The Capitol was engulfed in chaos, as supporters of President Trump, responding to his call to head there, breached the complex, resulting in violence in the seat of America's federal government.

Politics | Politics

Even If It's 'Bonkers,' Poll Finds Many Believe QAnon And Other Conspiracy Theories

Misinformation about the election and the coronavirus is also gaining a foothold in American society, according to a new NPR/Ipsos poll.

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Louisville Police To Fire Two More Officers Involved In Death Of Breonna Taylor

One officer wasn't at the raid but applied for the search warrant with misleading information. The move comes months after the department fired another detective.

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Columbus, Ohio, Officer Who Shot And Killed Andre Hill Is Fired

"This is what accountability looks like," Police Chief Tom Quinlan said Monday. "Mr. [Adam] Coy will now have to answer to the state investigators for the death of Andre Hill."

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'Toxic Individualism': Pandemic Politics Driving Health Care Workers From Small Towns

A wave of departing medical professionals in rural areas threatens to leave gaping holes in these health care systems and local economies, triggering a death spiral that may be hard to stop.

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'It's So Much Worse Than Before.' Dread And Despair Haunt Nurses Inside LA's ICUs

As hospitals struggle with the patient surge in Los Angeles County, their ICU nurses are overwhelmed by the physical demands and emotional toll of caring for the most seriously ill COVID-19 patients.

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A Rural School Under Pressure To Stay Open: 'People Are Just ... Rough And Tough'

Despite alarming rises in COVID-19 cases and deaths in rural America, some schools are under pressure to stay open for in-person learning while resisting requiring masks and other measures.

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Ex-Houston Police Officer Charged In Attack Over Bogus Election Fraud Plot

Former police captain Mark Anthony Aguirre was paid $266,400 by the right-wing Liberty Center for God and Country to investigate an alleged ballot fraud scheme in Harris County, Texas.

Politics | Politics

Right-Wing Embrace Of Conspiracy Is 'Mass Radicalization,' Experts Warn

Terrorism analysts warn that the country's polarization isn't just damaging to U.S. politics — it's a national security threat.

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Fauci Predicts U.S. Could See Signs Of Herd Immunity By Late March Or Early April

Dr. Fauci said once the vaccine becomes widely available, if by "April, May, June, July, we get as many people vaccinated as possible, we could really turn this thing around" by the end of 2021.

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What We Know About Russia's Latest Alleged Hack Of The U.S. Government

The list of affected agencies is growing by the day. The full extent of the damage is still not clear, and U.S. authorities have provided few details.

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Electoral College Affirms Biden Victory As Trump Continues Baseless Challenges

Supporters of President-elect Joe Biden hope the milestone will end President Trump's false allegations of widespread fraud and unsuccessful attempts to overturn the results — but that is unlikely.

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Idaho Anne Frank Memorial Defaced With Nazi Propaganda

Nine stickers with swastikas were placed on the memorial in downtown Boise sometime between Monday evening and Tuesday morning. One of the stickers read, "We are everywhere."

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Nearly 85% Of California Residents To Be Under Stay-At-Home Orders Through Christmas

State officials announced on Saturday that they will bring back sweeping new restrictions as coronavirus cases continue to climb and ICU capacity dwindles.

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Public Health Workers In Kansas Walk Away Over Pressure From Pandemic Politics

Across the country, they are quitting and the exodus is particularly pronounced in rural Kansas where opposition to mask mandates and other public health edicts remains strong.

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Gov. Newsom: Most Of California Likely Under New Stay-At-Home Order Within Days

Newsom announced new stay-at-home rules on Thursday that will trigger when a region’s intensive care unit capacity falls below 15%. Newsom said four of the state’s five regions are likely to meet that threshold within a day or two.

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Biden Asks Fauci To Join His Team, Will Urge 100 Days Of Mask-Wearing

The president-elect also told CNN on Thursday he would ask Americans to wear masks for the first 100 days of his administration.

Politics | Politics

'Someone's Going To Get Killed': Ga. Official Blasts GOP Silence On Election Threats

In a fiery Tuesday news conference, Gabriel Sterling had scathing words for top Republican leaders who have been attacking Georgia's election system.

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More Americans Pay Rent On Credit Cards As Lawmakers Fail To Pass Relief Bill

Many Americans who've lost income in the pandemic are falling deeper into debt — forced to pay bills or even their rent on credit cards. It's a sign of trouble ahead for the economy.

Politics | Politics

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Rejects Republican Suit To Throw Out Ballots

One justice writes: "It is not our role to lend legitimacy to such transparent and untimely efforts to subvert the will of Pennsylvania voters."

Politics | Politics

Trump Is In No Mood To Concede, But Says Will Leave White House

President Trump took questions from reporters for the first time since he lost the election to Joe Biden. He said he'll leave the White House on Jan. 20, but made clear he won't concede.

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Government Model Suggests U.S. COVID-19 Cases Could Be Approaching 100 Million

Government scientists estimate that the true number of coronavirus infections is eight times the reported number of 12.5 million, meaning "most of the country remains at risk," the team reports.

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Are More Lockdowns Inevitable, Or Can Other Measures Stop The Surge?

The U.S. added more than 1 million cases in the past week. More than 85,000 people are hospitalized. Some states may have no choice but to lock down again. Others are trying a "surgical approach."

Music | Music

Jenny and the Mexicats: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

March 26, 2018 | Felix Contreras -- Jenny and the Mexicats is a discovery from South by Southwest a few years ago that I haven't been able to get out of my m...

Music | Music

Khruangbin: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

May 16, 2018 | Bob Boilen -- It was daylight but the music was dark and moody. And despite having the office lights turned on high, it was Khruangbin's tranc...

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Adrianne Lenker: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

The leader of Big Thief performs five songs from a camper in Joshua Tree for our Tiny Desk quarantine series.

Miscellaneous | Interesting stories

PHOTOS: The Essence Of Mary Ellen Mark, The Invisible Made Visible

Mary Ellen could see a story in the ordinary that another person might walk by and not even see.

Politics | Politics

Hold The Champagne: What Happens When Neither Party Gets To Celebrate The Election?

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.

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Public Officials Campaign To Keep People Home For Thanksgiving

As COVID-19 cases continue to soar across the country, officials are pleading with the public to rethink large holiday gatherings to mitigate the spread.

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COVID-19 Denial Still Rampant In Some Coronavirus Hot Spots

Efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus are being hampered because many people don't believe it's real. "It's absolute garbage," said Craig Mann of Flathead County in northwest Montana.

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New Orleans Mayor Cancels Mardi Gras Parades In 2021

"With COVID-19 cases increasing around the country, we will have to modify how to observe [Carnival] season," the mayor said. She's asking for alternative ideas from the public.

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'The Rise Of The New South': Black Women Organizers Turn Georgia Bluish

LaTosha Brown, co-founder of Black Voters Matter, talks about her work getting out the vote in Georgia.

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Biden's First 100 Days: Here's What To Expect

Joe Biden has made dozens of campaign promises. A significant amount of his agenda centers on reversing or updating positions taken by the Trump administration.

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U.S. Adds 184,000 Coronavirus Cases In 1 Day, With No End In Sight

The country set another record for daily infections. America is the world leader in COVID-19 fatalities. President-elect Joe Biden expressed alarm and urged the Trump administration to take action.

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Trump Supporters Descend On Washington For Events Contesting Biden's Victory

Right-wing activists and protesters designated as hate groups echo the president's false claims of a stolen election. He even made an appearance with a drive-by in his motorcade.

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How The Navajo Nation Helped Flip Arizona For Democrats

Support from Navajo voters may have been what pushed the Grand Canyon State to support its first Democratic presidential candidate since Bill Clinton in 1996.

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Veterans And Gold Star Families Granted Lifetime Passes To National Parks

Former service members and families of those killed on active duty will have "free access to the iconic and treasured lands they fought to protect."

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Extremism Experts Warn Of Dangers In Baseless Claims Of 'Stolen' Election

Activists pushing baseless claims about a "stolen" election mobilized in several cities in response to President-elect Joe Biden's victory.

Politics | Politics

Biden Wins Presidency, According To AP, Edging Trump In Turbulent Race

With Pennsylvania in Joe Biden's column, the former vice president gains the 270 electoral votes needed to be elected.

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'Guns, Protests And Elections Do Not Mix': Conflict Experts See Rising Warning Signs

If no clear winner emerges on election night, experts in global conflict warn conditions are ripe for potential violence in the U.S.

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Why Diversity Training Has Been Suspended At USAID

The suspension followed an executive order from the Trump administration that called such workplace programs "divisive," "anti-American," racist against white people and sexist against men.

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Michigan Bans Open Carry Of Guns At Polling Locations On Election Day

Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson issued the directive Friday. It said the presence of guns "may cause disruption, fear or intimidation for voters, election workers and others."

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The End Of Oil? Battle Lines Drawn As Industry Grapples With Energy's Future

The pandemic is adding renewed urgency to a critical debate: Just how quickly can the planet reduce its dependence on oil?

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Facebook Bans Ads Discouraging Vaccines, In Latest Misinformation Crackdown

The move is a reversal of Facebook's longstanding reluctance to block problematic content. Critics say public health misinformation has flourished on the social network.

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White Gun-Wielding St. Louis Couple Reportedly Indicted By Grand Jury

"I've been told they've been charged with exhibiting a firearm and tampering with evidence," Joel Schwartz, who represents Mark and Patricia McCloskey told NPR.

Politics | Politics

Trump Derails 1st Presidential Debate With Biden, And 5 Other Takeaways

The president ran roughshod over debate moderator Chris Wallace and his Democratic opponent Joe Biden — and crossed many lines in the process.

Music | Music

How 'This Land Is Your Land' Roamed And Rambled Into American Life

Woody Guthrie was born into the Dust Bowl's devastation and displacement. His signature song, taught in classrooms and sung at protests, offers an expansive, inclusive idea of what home can be.

News | The News

 NPR Explains the New Democratic Left: Jesus Was a Socialist

Inside a bar in West Virginia, a group of socialists shared with National Public Radio what the new face of the Democratic Party looks like.

Health & Fitness | Psychology!

When It Comes To Politics and 'Fake News,' Facts Aren't Enough

In politics, it sometimes feels like we can't agree on basic facts. But according to neuroscientist Tali Sharot, facts are not enough — emotions may be the key to changing our minds.

Politics | Obamacare Fallout

NPR and Harvard Say: Obamacare Is a Complete Failure | Power Line

National Public Radio collaborated with Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to survey Americans' recent experience with health care. As to the Affordable Care Act, the survey's findings are damning. They sugg

Music | Music

Yo La Tengo Perform on NPR's "Morning Edition" | News | Pitchfork

This morning, Yo La Tengo were NPR "Morning Edition"'s first ever live house band. Easing transitions between segments on talking cats, birdsong, and plunging stock markets, they played songs including...