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President Trump announced the creation of Operation Warp Speed in May to fast-track a coronavirus vaccine. He called it "a massive scientific and industrial, logistic endeavor unlike anything our country has seen since the Manhattan Project." Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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How Operation Warp Speed's Big Vaccine Contracts Could Stay Secret

More than $6 billion in federal funding has been routed through a firm that manages defense contracts, making the agreements subject to less federal scrutiny and transparency.

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The obstacles and hardships facing working mothers are not new, but the pandemic has given them more visibility. SDI Productions/Getty Images hide caption

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'This Is Too Much': Working Moms Are Reaching The Breaking Point During The Pandemic

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Anita Hill, shown in 2017, is chair of the Hollywood Commission, which intends to combat sexual misconduct and gender inequities across the industry. Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP hide caption

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Anita Hill On Sexual Harassment In Hollywood And Beyond

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Left to Right: Naji, Ibrahim, Ahmed, Adeebah, Rahaf, Ammal and Hala Aldabaan in their Connecticut home. Maher Mahmood hide caption

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A Syrian Refugee Family's Resettlement In The U.S. Is Captured In Graphic Novel

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President Trump announced the creation of Operation Warp Speed in May to fast-track a coronavirus vaccine. He called it "a massive scientific and industrial, logistic endeavor unlike anything our country has seen since the Manhattan Project." Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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How Operation Warp Speed's Big Vaccine Contracts Could Stay Secret

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Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson (left) and Detroit Pistons Vice Chairman Arn Tellem talk about voting last Thursday, when balloting began in the state. The Pistons are allowing their arena to be used as a polling station. Paul Sancya/AP hide caption

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'Russia Doesn't Have To Make Fake News': Biggest Election Threat Is Closer To Home

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Laiba Atik, 17-year-old, city administrator Mardan at National Association for Sustainable Development of Pakistan and an activist for climate change along with her sister Maira Atiq check on the trees they had planted earlier in the season in the nearby park where they live on August 31, 2020 in Mardan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. Saiyna Bashir for NPR hide caption

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With Glaciers Melting And Temps Soaring, Pakistan Pursues Big Action On Climate Change

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