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November 25, 2020 02:57 PM

Ernest Grant, the president of the American Nurses Association, says historical abuses have left Black people with a distrust of vaccines. Now he's part of a coronavirus vaccine trial.


November 25, 2020 02:57 PM

Operation Warp Speed is allocating the first batch of 6.4 million COVID vaccines to states, based on population. This circumvents a CDC advisory committee, which proposed allocation based on risk.


November 24, 2020 01:47 PM

In Light For The World To See: A Thousand Words On Race And Hope, Kwame Alexander writes of the killing of George Floyd, Colin Kaepernick's kneeling protests, and the election of Barack Obama.


November 24, 2020 06:31 AM

Dinkins, who defeated incumbent Ed Koch in the Democratic mayoral primary, went on to lead the city in the 1990s during a time of economic and racial strife.


November 23, 2020 07:24 AM

Patrick Quinn, who helped turn the Ice Bucket Challenge into a global phenomenon in 2014, died after a seven-year fight with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).


November 20, 2020 06:01 PM

The pharmaceutical giant and partner BioNTech announced Friday that they are submitting a formal request to the Food and Drug Administration, just days after the vaccine was shown to be 95% effective.


November 20, 2020 03:46 PM

The Fed is pushing back against a request from Treasury to wind down emergency lending programs set up in the wake of the coronavirus.


November 19, 2020 10:04 AM

As the U.S. prepares for what will likely be the largest vaccination program in its history, the Trump administration plans to loan $590 million to a Connecticut company with a novel technology.


November 17, 2020 02:32 PM

With COVID-19 cases soaring lots of people are conflicted about Thanksgiving plans. Experts are recommending we spend the holiday with just the people who live in our homes this year.


November 17, 2020 10:03 AM

China banned fentanyl last year, but an NPR investigation reveals how Chinese vendors continue to market the chemicals used to make the drug on e-commerce and social media sites.