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Margaret Applegate (in yellow scarf), a United Airlines customer service agent, is accompanied by Lori Augustine, vice president of United's San Francisco hub, as Applegate gets a COVID-19 vaccine in September ahead of United's mandated deadline. Sam Almira/United Airlines hide caption

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The Coronavirus Crisis

Faced with losing their jobs, even the most hesitant are getting vaccinated

Workplaces with vaccine mandates are seeing vaccination rates of 90% or higher. A complex mix of factors, including job security, is driving most workers to get the shots.

Abdulrazak Gurnah has won this year's Nobel Prize in literature. Gurnah has written 10 novels, including Paradise, which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. Leonardo Cendamo/Getty Images hide caption

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The Nobel Prize in literature goes to a Black writer for the first time since 1993

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In Shreveport, La., the Hope Medical Group for Women is reporting more patients from nearby Texas after the passage of that state's Senate Bill 8. Sarah McCammon/NPR hide caption

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A Louisiana clinic struggles to absorb the surge created by Texas' new abortion law

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Margaret Applegate (in yellow scarf), a United Airlines customer service agent, is accompanied by Lori Augustine, vice president of United's San Francisco hub, as Applegate gets a COVID-19 vaccine in September ahead of United's mandated deadline. Sam Almira/United Airlines hide caption

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Faced with losing their jobs, even the most hesitant are getting vaccinated

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Kristyn Peck, CEO of Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area, outside the group's Fairfax office. Joel Rose /NPR hide caption

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Newly arrived Afghans test a refugee resettlement system that's rebuilding on the fly

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