Morning News Brief : NPR



RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

If you work at a company with more than 100 employees, your boss is under new pressure to require that staff get vaccinated for COVID.

A MARTINEZ, HOST:

It’s part of a big shift in President Biden’s approach to fighting the pandemic. He’s zeroing in on tens of millions of people he says have no good reason to avoid the shot.

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PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN: This is not about freedom or personal choice. It’s about protecting yourself and those around you, the people you work with, the people you care about, the people you

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A Look Back On The Ways 9/11 Transformed TV : NPR

Kiefer Sutherland as Jack Bauer in the 2014 TV show 24: Live Another Day.

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Kiefer Sutherland as Jack Bauer in the 2014 TV show 24: Live Another Day.

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There is a long list of ways America was transformed by the terrorist attacks that destroyed the Twin Towers on 9/11/2001. But the question of how TV itself was changed – particularly in ways still relevant today – is more complicated.

CNBC anchor Shepard Smith, who covered the attack and

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High School Ripped News Pages Out Of A Yearbook By Student Journalists : NPR

Students say they triple-checked the 2020-2021 timeline and got an OK on the spread before it was published in the Bigelow High School yearbook.

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Students say they triple-checked the 2020-2021 timeline and got an OK on the spread before it was published in the Bigelow High School yearbook.

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The theme of Bigelow High School’s 2020-21 yearbook was The Roaring 20s. But it appears officials at the Arkansas school wanted the student record of the

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In Cleveland, Better Housing Is Climate Justice : NPR

J.R. Cassidy, from the company Weatherization Rx, installs energy-saving upgrades in Flora Dillard’s house in Cleveland.

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Workmen have invaded Flora Dillard’s house on the east side of Cleveland. There’s plastic over everything and no place to sit, but Dillard doesn’t seem to mind. “A couple of days of inconvenience is nothing, compared to the results that you get,” she says.

She’ll benefit, and so might the climate. The workers have plugged cracks around the foundation and rerouted an air vent to reduce the risk that mold will form. They’re insulating the drafty

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