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In her first interview with NPR since taking office, Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm made the case for sweeping reforms in order to meet President Biden's pledge to make the U.S. carbon neutral by 2050.

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Some lawmakers are calling for the Senate parliamentarian to be overruled, after she nixed a Democratic push to add a minimum wage increase to the coronavirus relief package.

Here's a look at who Elizabeth MacDonough is — and what her position entails.

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The head of the CDC warns of an uptick in confirmed COVID-19 cases in recent days, saying recent progress may be "stalling" as highly infectious new variants become more predominant.

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President Biden and Democratic lawmakers want to fight child poverty by giving U.S. families a few hundred dollars every month for every child in their household — no strings attached.

Experts say it could cut child poverty nearly in half.

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Replying to @npr_ed: The COVID-19 relief bill working thru Congress has a sneaky-big idea at the center of it:

A monthly cash benefit that could c…

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The country has now given 13.9% of its population at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, according to federal data.

See what the numbers are like in your state 👇

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Nigerian authorities are searching for more than 300 schoolgirls who were kidnapped by unidentified gunmen in a raid early Friday morning.

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The COVID-19 relief bill working thru Congress has a sneaky-big idea at the center of it:

A monthly cash benefit that could cut U.S. child poverty nearly IN HALF

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JUST IN: U.S. intelligence agencies conclude that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the 2018 murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

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2020 was a bad year for butterflies, too.

The population of monarch butterflies that migrated south to Mexico to hibernate fell 26% from a year earlier, according to a new report.

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Replying to @BortzInJax: #COVID19 outbreaks have been reported aboard two @USNavy ships, including the Mayport-based USS Philippine Sea, which is at…

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Replying to @CPRNews: Before Huck Auen saw his unemployment benefits unfrozen last weekend — among perhaps tens of thousands of other Coloradans — h…

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Replying to @throughlineNPR: Bayard Rustin met MLK during the Montgomery Bus Boycott. During this time, King was keenly aware of the threats against…

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Before Huck Auen saw his unemployment benefits unfrozen last weekend — among perhaps tens of thousands of other Coloradans — he and his family were subsisting on $10 grocery runs and selling scrap metal.

via @AndyKnny

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#COVID19 outbreaks have been reported aboard two @USNavy ships, including the Mayport-based USS Philippine Sea, which is at sea. Story via @WJCTNews:

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The U.K. Supreme Court ruled Friday that Shamima Begum — who in 2015 left London as a 15-year-old to join ISIS — cannot return to Britain while she fights to restore her citizenship.

She's currently being held in a detention camp in northern Syria.

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Bayard Rustin met MLK during the Montgomery Bus Boycott. During this time, King was keenly aware of the threats against him, which is why his bodyguards were armed. This changed when Rustin introduced King to Gandhian nonviolence.

Listen now:

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Replying to @nprpolitics: In a blow to President Biden and congressional Democrats, the Senate parliamentarian ruled that a plan to raise the federa…

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Replying to @NPRCodeSwitch: 🤑NEW EP ALERT🤑

We started Black History Month talking about reparations, and we're ending it the same way — this time w…

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🤑NEW EP ALERT🤑

We started Black History Month talking about reparations, and we're ending it the same way — this time with a convo w @EAlexTheGreat & @whitneybdow. We're talking justice, transformation, and why payback is a...well, you'll see.

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North Korea is using forced labor from its network of prison camps to mine minerals to earn foreign currency — and is using the funds to support its nuclear weapons programs, according to a human rights group.

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In a blow to President Biden and congressional Democrats, the Senate parliamentarian ruled that a plan to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour can't be included in Biden's $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief legislation.

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Democrats in Virginia are poised to enact the state's own Voting Rights Act. Its supporters say it's the most comprehensive bill of its kind — and the first in the South.

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After just over a month, President Biden's circle of top advisers remains sparsely staffed.

In the deeply divided Senate, only 10 of his nominees have been confirmed. Another 23 Cabinet and sub-Cabinet positions await confirmation.

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How do you get a COVID-19 vaccine appointment? The answer varies by place. We created a lookup tool to help you get started.

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