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Protesters gather near the federal prison complex in Terre Haute, Ind., in August ahead of the scheduled execution of Keith Dwayne Nelson, who was convicted of kidnapping, raping and murdering at 10-year-old Kansas girl. Democrats are pushing new legislation to outlaw federal executions. Michael Conroy/AP hide caption

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Law

Democrats Unveil Legislation To Abolish The Federal Death Penalty

In an exclusive interview with NPR, Sen. Dick Durbin and Rep. Ayanna Pressley discuss their push to end capital punishment at the federal level as their party takes full control of Congress.

Protesters gather near the federal prison complex in Terre Haute, Ind., in August ahead of the scheduled execution of Keith Dwayne Nelson, who was convicted of kidnapping, raping and murdering at 10-year-old Kansas girl. Democrats are pushing new legislation to outlaw federal executions. Michael Conroy/AP hide caption

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Democrats Unveil Legislation To Abolish The Federal Death Penalty

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William Burns, shown here during a 2019 event, is President-elect Joe Biden's pick to lead the CIA. Noam Galai/Getty Images for National Committee on American Foreign Policy hide caption

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Biden Transition Updates

Longtime Diplomat William Burns Is Biden's Pick To Lead CIA

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Longtime Diplomat William Burns Is Biden's Pick To Lead CIA

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Nurse Salina Padilla prepares an infusion of a COVID-19 antibody treatment at Desert Valley Hospital in Victorville, Calif., in December. Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images hide caption

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Shots - Health News

Tracking Down Antibody Treatment Is A Challenge For COVID-19 Patients

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Tracking Down Antibody Treatment Is A Challenge For COVID-19 Patients

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A photo shows seats with stickers to respect social distancing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in the Theatre de l'Archeveche in Aix-en-Provence, southern France, on July 23, 2020. Clement Mahoudeau/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Culture

In France, Performing Artists Are Guaranteed Unemployment Income

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In France, Performing Artists Are Guaranteed Unemployment Income

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