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House Passes COVID Relief Bill, New Vaccine Endorsed, Report On Khashoggi Murder

By a slim majority, the House approved Biden's $1.9 trillion pandemic stimulus package, but its passage in the Senate is questionable. A panel of experts endorsed the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine by a 22-to-0 vote. The U.S. released its findings that blame Saudi's Crown Prince for journalist Jamal Khashoggi's murder.

House Passes COVID Relief Bill, New Vaccine Endorsed, Report On Khashoggi Murder

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U.S. Airstrikes In Syria, Johnson & Johnson Vaccine, U.S. Gymnastics Coach Suicide

The U.S. launched airstrikes in Syria on Thursday targeting Iranian-backed militia groups in the first known offensive military operation carried out by the Biden administration. Also, a COVID-19 vaccine from Johnson & Johnson is on the brink of being authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for emergency use. And, a former U.S. gymnastics coach died by suicide just hours after being charged with multiple felonies including sexual assault and human trafficking.

U.S. Airstrikes In Syria, Johnson & Johnson Vaccine, U.S. Gymnastics Coach Suicide

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COVID-19 Vaccine Finder, Khashoggi Intel Report, Hearing On Postal Service Delays

The Centers for Disease Control has launched a website to help Americans find locations of COVID-19 vaccines in an effort to increase the pace of vaccinations. Also, the Biden administration is set to release a U.S. intelligence assessment on the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi operatives. And, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy faced heavy criticism in a House committee hearing about ongoing mail delays at the U.S. Postal Service.

COVID-19 Vaccine Finder, Khashoggi Intel Report, Hearing On Postal Service Delays

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Capitol Security Hearing, No Charges In Daniel Prude Case, Skipping The Vaccine Line

In a Senate hearing, former U.S. Capitol security officials said that they did not have sufficient information ahead of Jan. 6 to accurately predict the scale of the attack. Also, a grand jury voted that no charges will be filed against Rochester police officers in connection with the March 2020 death of Daniel Prude, a Black man who was in the midst of a mental health crisis during his encounter with the police. And, a national health care provider has administered COVID-19 vaccinations to people deemed ineligible for the scarce vaccine by local health departments, including people with connections to company leaders.

Capitol Security Hearing, No Charges In Daniel Prude Case, Skipping The Vaccine Line

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Inequality In Vaccine Distribution, Capitol Riot Hearings, Texas Recovery

The Biden administration has prioritized vaccinating the country quickly and equitably. But making sure vaccines reach communities of color has been a challenge. Also, the Senate holds the first hearing into the Capitol riot on January 6. And, we go to the recovery efforts in Houston, Texas in the wake of the disastrous winter storm and power outages that struck the state last week.

Inequality In Vaccine Distribution, Capitol Riot Hearings, Texas Recovery

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U.S. Nears 500K Coronavirus Deaths, Merrick Garland Hearing, Texas Electric Bills

The U.S. is nearing 500,000 deaths from COVID-19, almost a year since the country's first death from the disease. Also, Judge Merrick Garland finally gets a confirmation hearing, but this time it is to take the role of President Biden's attorney general. And, Texans who were fortunate enough to have power last week during a devastating winter storm are now facing massive electricity bills. Why?

U.S. Nears 500K Coronavirus Deaths, Merrick Garland Hearing, Texas Electric Bills

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BONUS: Christian Nationalism & Disinformation

On this week's bonus episode of Up First, a story at the intersection of religion and disinformation. Host Rachel Martin reports on the role that some white evangelical churches have had in spreading conspiracy theories that threaten American democracy. The majority of Republicans don't believe President Biden was legitimately elected - and more than half of white evangelicals think that, too.

BONUS: Christian Nationalism & Disinformation

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Texas Water Woes, Iran Nuclear Deal Offer, Vaccine Finder Tool

Power as been restored in most of Texas but the state faces another crisis as many are without clean water. President Biden formally offers to restart nuclear talks with Iran, but Tehran demands the lifting of all U.S. sanctions first. NPR has developed an on-line tool that will help users find where they can get a coronavirus vaccine.

Texas Water Woes, Iran Nuclear Deal Offer, Vaccine Finder Tool

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Texas Power And Water, Biden Speaks To World Leaders, Native American Vaccinations

In Texas the power is back after several days for most of the population, but now they have to worry about whether the water is safe after treatment plants were temporarily offline. Also, President Biden gives his first speech to world leaders. He wants to move beyond his predecessor's "America First" policies. And, Native American tribes have been hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic. But tribes are quickly and efficiently vaccinating their communities.

Texas Power And Water, Biden Speaks To World Leaders, Native American Vaccinations

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Many Texans Still Without Power, Facebook Bans News In Australia, Mars Rover

Many people in Texas still do not have electricity following a brutal winter storm that swept through much of the country. Now many of them are being told their water might not be safe to drink as well. Also, Facebook has banned news stories from its platform in Australia to push back against a proposed law regarding sharing of its revenue. And, NASA's Perseverance rover is set to land on Mars today.

Many Texans Still Without Power, Facebook Bans News In Australia, Mars Rover

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