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Thursday, October 28, 2021
President Biden will make a delayed departure for Europe as Democratic lawmakers spar over his spending agenda. Economic forecasters predict lackluster U.S. quarterly growth numbers. And a federal parole commission creates unique challenges for prisoners seeking release from "hard time" in the nation's capital.
Wednesday, October 27, 2021
FDA advisors recommend Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine doses for kids 5 to 11. Democrats say a tax on billionaires probably will be part of a plan to pay for the Biden social spending plan. And some defendants charged in the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol plan to act as their own attorney in court.
Tuesday, October 26, 2021
A former top diplomat on Afghanistan addresses what went wrong in the U.S. withdrawal. Lawmakers are set to question YouTube, Snapchat and TikTok about social media's impact on kids. And the U.S. State Department suspends millions in direct aid to Sudan after a military coup.
Monday, October 25, 2021
A U.S. envoy says Washington is "deeply alarmed" by reports of a military takeover in Sudan. FDA advisors will review data on kid-size Pfizer vaccine doses for children aged 5 to 11. And jury selection begins for a civil trial targeting accused organizers of the deadly 2017 white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Book Of The Day: How Colin Powell Wanted The World To Remember Him
When Colin Powell died on October 18 at the age of 84 from COVID-19 complications, he left behind a long, decorated career in Washington and the U.S. Army. He spent much of his life in the military, eventually rising to the rank of four-star general, and went on to become the first Black Secretary of state and chairman of the Joint Chiefs. But, as he discussed in a 2012 interview with NPR's Robert Siegel about his memoir It Worked For Me, Powell's reputation was tarnished when he used faulty evidence to push for the Iraq War: "I'll never leave it behind." This episode comes from NPR's new podcast, Book of the Day.
Saturday, October 23, 2021
Internal documents show Facebook employees raised alarms about "Stop the Steal" misinformation before January 6. President Biden is negotiating with fellow Democrats about the size of his social spending bill. More adults will now be able to get COVID-19 booster shots; are kids' shots next?