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People wonder if they should keep calm and carry on in the face of delta plus variant

A new coronavirus variant — known as delta plus — has cropped up in the U.K. There's concern it could be more dangerous than the highly contagious delta variant. What does the science actually show?


What Arizona Democrats think of Sen. Kyrsten Sinema's position on the spending plan

Arizona Democrats are pressing Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., over her handling of negotiations on the party's big spending package in Congress.


'Remain in Mexico,' the Trump era policy that haunts the Biden administration

NPR's Sarah McCammon talks with Dana Graber Ladek of the International Organization for Migration in Mexico and Yael Schacher of Refugees International on the future of the "Remain in Mexico" policy.


The latest on the fatal prop gun shooting involving Alec Baldwin

Actor Alec Baldwin says he is "full cooperating" with the investigation into how he discharged a prop gun on a New Mexico movie set Thursday, killing a crew member and injuring the film's director.


Border arrests have hit an all-time high, but the numbers don't tell the whole story

The Border Patrol recorded nearly 1.7 million apprehensions in the past year, eclipsing the record set in 2000. Still, the number of migrants crossing illegally is likely far below the all-time high.


Virginia Governor hopeful Glenn Youngkin's delicate dance with the GOP may be working

Republican nominee for Virginia governor, Glenn Youngkin, is getting plenty of support from the Trump camp. But Youngkin has been noticeably absent from their rallies to support him.


A proposed Biden drug policy could widen racial disparities, civil rights groups warn

A coalition of civil rights and criminal justice reform groups said a White House proposal for restricting synthetic drugs related to fentanyl will not curb the overdose epidemic.


The Jubilee Singers, HBCU Fisk University's a cappella ensemble, celebrate 150 years

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Paul Kwami, director of Fisk University's Jubilee Singers, and pianist Nina Kennedy on the 150 commemoration of the Jubilee Singers Fundraising tour.


'The Indicator': Praising a competitor might actually boost a brand's sales

Traditionally, brands rarely mention their competitors, and if they do it's likely to attack them. But one study shows how brands praising their competitors might actually help boost their sales.


Lyft's first safety report shows over 4,000 reports of sexual assault

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Rachel Abrams, a lawyer representing victims of sexual assault in lawsuits against rideshare company Lyft, which had over 4,000 reports of sexual assault in two years.


 

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