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More COVID Vaccine Boosters, Jan. 6 Criminal Contempt, Ahmaud Arbery Trial

FDA advisors are unanimous in endorsing more COVID-19 vaccine boosters. A former high-profile Trump advisor is first to face criminal contempt proceedings in Congress for defying Jan. 6 attack investigators. And three white men go to trial next week in Georgia in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, a Black man who was shot while jogging.

More COVID Vaccine Boosters, Jan. 6 Criminal Contempt, Ahmaud Arbery Trial

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Mix COVID Vaccine Boosters?, Capitol Probe Deadlines, Supply Chain Woes

A study suggests Johnson & Johnson vaccine recipients could benefit from another booster brand. Also, investigators looking into the Jan. 6 riot await answers from four former Trump administration officials. And the White House calls on ports and private industry to help unstop shipping bottlenecks and rescue the holiday shopping season.

Mix COVID Vaccine Boosters?, Capitol Probe Deadlines, Supply Chain Woes

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Oil-Powered Inflation, Ransomware Summit, E-Cigarette Stamp Of Approval

Oil prices and a tangled supply chain are top inflation predictors for today's consumer price snapshot. Thirty countries join a virtual White House cybersecurity summit. And the FDA for the first time is authorizing an e-cigarette product.

Oil-Powered Inflation, Ransomware Summit, E-Cigarette Stamp Of Approval

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NPR Polls COVID Impact, NFL's Gruden Resigns, Accused Navy Spy In Court

A new poll confirms Americans are behind and on edge because of the pandemic. Raiders Coach Jon Gruden resigns after NFL officials found racist, misogynistic and homophobic language in his emails. And a U.S. Navy nuclear engineer and his wife head for federal court to answer espionage charges.

NPR Polls COVID Impact, NFL's Gruden Resigns, Accused Navy Spy In Court

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FDA's Booster Week, Iraqis Vote (And Don't), Taiwan Responds to China

FDA advisors meet to consider Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine boosters. Poor turnout mars Iraq's parliamentary elections. And Taiwan tells China it will not bow to pressure to reunify.

FDA's Booster Week, Iraqis Vote (And Don't), Taiwan Responds to China

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Book Of The Day: Two Views On The Realities Of Abortion Politics

In this episode of NPR's Book of the Day, authors Joshua Prager and Leni Zumas each explore the real world implications of abortion politics, through fiction and non-fiction. First, in a conversation with Michel Martin, Prager talks through his book The Family Roe: An American Story, centered on the woman who was the baby at the center of the landmark Roe v. Wade trial. Then Leni Zumas and Scott Simon discuss Zumas' novel Red Clocks, set in a time where fetal personhood legislation has outlawed not only abortion, but also in-vitro fertilization.

Book Of The Day: Two Views On The Realities Of Abortion Politics

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Texas Abortion Ban Reinstated, Iraq's Upcoming Election, Afghanistan Bombing.

A federal appeals court allows Texas SB-8 to go back in effect. Iraqis are about to head to the polls to vote for the next parliament after protests against the government in 2019 triggered new elections. In Afghanistan, a branch of the Islamic State has claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing at a mosque. It's the worst attack since US forces left the country.

Texas Abortion Ban Reinstated, Iraq's Upcoming Election, Afghanistan Bombing.

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Texas Abortion Providers Wait, Debt Ceiling Deal, CIA's China Focus

Texas abortion providers wait to see whether an appeals court reinstates a ban on most abortions. Congress clinches a deal to defer action on the debt limit while all eyes are on whether the September jobs report will signal an improving economy. And the CIA trains a mission priority on China.

Texas Abortion Providers Wait, Debt Ceiling Deal, CIA's China Focus

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Texas Abortion Law Suspended, Debt Limit Punt?, Pandemic Orphans Counted

A federal judge orders Texas to suspend one of the country's toughest anti-abortion laws. Senate leaders say they're closer to a deal to keep the U.S. government paying its bills for the next few weeks. And a new study finds COVID-19 has robbed some 140,000 kids of at least one parent or caregiver.

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Facebook Faces Scrutiny, California Oil Spill, France Catholic Clergy Abuse Report

Revelations brought to light from a former data scientist at Facebook have led to what may be the most threatening scandal in the company's history. Also, officials are still trying to contain a major oil spill off the coast of Southern California that dumped more than 120,000 gallons of crude oil from an offshore pipeline into the Pacific Ocean. And, a new report in France says hundreds of thousands of children have been abused by priests and others working in the Catholic Church over the last 70 years.

Facebook Faces Scrutiny, California Oil Spill, France Catholic Clergy Abuse Report

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