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AstraZeneca Vaccine, Amazon Workers Reject Union, Chauvin Trial Update

Concerns about the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine have countries reconsidering its use. In Alabama, Amazon warehouse workers voted against unionizing. The medical examiner testified this week about ruling George Floyd's death a homicide.

AstraZeneca Vaccine, Amazon Workers Reject Union, Chauvin Trial Update

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Chauvin Trial, Unrest In Northern Ireland, Colorado Gun Measures Stall

The murder trial of former officer Derek Chauvin is closing out it's second week as the prosecution calls on more medical experts to point to Chauvin's use of force as the cause of George Floyd's death. Northern Ireland is seeing a new wave of violence following nearly a week of nightly clashes with police. And, lawmakers in Colorado are reluctant to pass stricter gun measures following the mass shooting that killed ten people.

Chauvin Trial, Unrest In Northern Ireland, Colorado Gun Measures Stall

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Biden Gun Control, Brazil COVID Surge, Chauvin Trial

President Joe Biden is following through on a campaign promise to implement common sense gun laws. He is expected to introduce regulations for certain types of firearms and accessories. COVID-19 deaths are surging in Brazil, yet President Jair Bolsonaro refuses to lockdown the country. And, Derek Chauvin's defense is trying to make the case that George Floyd's death had less to do with use of force and more to do with his opioid addiction and underlying health concerns.

Biden Gun Control, Brazil COVID Surge, Chauvin Trial

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Biden Infrastructure Plan, Chauvin Trial, Vaccine Hesitancy

Lawmakers are beginning to dig in to President Biden's $2 trillion infrastructure proposal while Democrats consider going it alone. More testimony from experts in use of force as the murder trial of former Minneapolis Officer Derek Chauvin continues. And, some experts are worried that vaccine hesitancy and refusal could be high enough to prolong the pandemic.

Biden Infrastructure Plan, Chauvin Trial, Vaccine Hesitancy

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Chauvin Trial, US Iran Talks, UK Reopening

Derek Chauvin's former boss, Minneapolis police chief Medaria Arradondo testified against him saying he violated policy. Testimony continues in the second week of the murder trial. Talks begin today in Vienna aimed at bringing the US back into the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. And, after months of lockdown, the United Kingdom is slowly reopening shops, gyms, hair salons and pubs with outdoor beer gardens

Chauvin Trial, US Iran Talks, UK Reopening

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COVID Surges, Georgia Fallout, Jordan Arrests

While a record 4 million people a day are being vaccinated, infections among children and young adults are driving the latest surge of COVID cases in more than 20 states. Three of Georgia's largest corporations are facing growing pressure to take a stronger stand against the state's new voting laws. And, Jordan's former crown prince says he's under house arrest; he claims it's because he associated with people who criticized the king.

COVID Surges, Georgia Fallout, Jordan Arrests

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BONUS: How Trans Youth Are Being Targeted By State Legislation

In this bonus episode of Up First, NPR's Consider This host Ari Shapiro takes stock of the current moment in trans rights, where states across the country have introduced bills targeting trans youth.

BONUS: How Trans Youth Are Being Targeted By State Legislation

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Deadly Capitol Attack, The Derek Chauvin Trial, Iran-US Nuclear Talks

Another fatal attack at the U.S. Capitol escalates security concerns. The trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in the killing of George Floyd continues. The U.S. and Iran will talk through European intermediaries next week — a move that could lay the groundwork for a new nuclear deal.

Deadly Capitol Attack, The Derek Chauvin Trial, Iran-US Nuclear Talks

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Chauvin Trial, Taiwan Train Crash, College Enrollment Troubles

The first full week of the trial against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was full of emotion, medical details and an examination of the police's use of force policy. Dozens are dead after a train derailed on the east coast of Taiwan. And, college enrollment is falling dramatically, new data from the National Student Clearinghouse shows a 10% drop.

Chauvin Trial, Taiwan Train Crash, College Enrollment Troubles

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Biden's Infrastructure Plan, J&J Vaccine Supply, ICE Detention Beds

President Biden plans to pay for his $2 trillion dollar infrastructure bill by raising taxes on corporations. The FDA is investigating the contamination of a large amount of a main ingredient in the Johnson and Johnson shot. And, the government is paying tens of millions of dollars a month for empty ICE detention beds across the country.

Biden's Infrastructure Plan, J&J Vaccine Supply, ICE Detention Beds

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