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School Reopening, Capitol Security Threat, Pope Visits Iraq.

President Joe Biden is pushing states to vaccinate teachers by the end of March so schools can reopen for in-person instruction. The House cancels its session today because of a renewed security threat. And, Pope Francis will become the first pope to visit Iraq.

School Reopening, Capitol Security Threat, Pope Visits Iraq.

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New Vaccine, Tanden Withdraws, Texas COVID-19 Restrictions

Biden announces there will be enough COVID-19 vaccines for every adult in America by May. Neera Tanden withdraws her nomination for Director of the Office of Management and Budget. And, Texas Governor Greg Abbott says that statewide COVID-19 restrictions will end next week.

New Vaccine, Tanden Withdraws, Texas COVID-19 Restrictions

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FBI Director Testimony, Georgia Voting Bill, Vaccine Investigation

FBI Director Christopher Wray faces Senator's questions about the Capitol riot on January 6th. Georgia Republicans have passed new restrictions on voting in the state. And, an NPR investigation finds that health care provider One Medical distributed COVID-19 to ineligible people, some with connections to leadership.

FBI Director Testimony, Georgia Voting Bill, Vaccine Investigation

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BONUS: Disinformation & GOP Voting Restrictions

Georgia is again at the center of the election debate, as Republicans look to change voting laws. One conservative writer says it's part of the GOP's backing of "anti-democratic authoritarianism." In this bonus episode of Up First, host Steve Inskeep reports on why Republicans are moving to fix elections that weren't broken.

BONUS: Disinformation & GOP Voting Restrictions

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COVID-19 Relief Bill, Cuomo Allegations, Myanmar Violence

President Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package heads to the Senate. A second former aide is alleging that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed her. And, military forces in Myanmar have killed at least 18 people on the deadliest day of protest since the military coup on February 1.

COVID-19 Relief Bill, Cuomo Allegations, Myanmar Violence

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BONUS: Capital Gazette

In this bonus episode of Up First, we bring you Episode one of a new series from NPR's Embedded podcast, which follows the survivors of the 2018 shooting at the Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland.

BONUS: Capital Gazette

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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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