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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.

Europe

Why energy prices are surging in Europe

4 min

Why energy prices are surging in Europe

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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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National

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

11 min

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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