News: National

Reba McEntire Is Rescued By Emergency Workers After A Staircase Collapsed
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Jonathan Franklin | September 16, 2021
Reba McEntire, shown here at the CMA Awards in 2019, was rescued from a building after a staircase collapsed.Mark J. Terrill | AP Once again, country music star Reba McEntire is a survivor. She was rescued from a historical building in Atoka, Okla., when a staircase collapsed. The 66-year-old singer ...
The DOJ Moves To Block The Purdue Pharma Bankruptcy Deal That Shields The Sacklers
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Brian Mann | September 16, 2021
Purdue Pharma filed for bankruptcy with a more than $10 billion plan to settle claims that it fueled the U.S. opioid epidemic by illegally pushing sales of its addictive OxyContin painkiller. The company's headquarters in Stamford, Conn., is shown here in 2019.Victor J. Blue | Bloomberg/Getty Images A division of ...
Philip Morris Is Buying An Asthma Inhaler Company. Health Groups Are Suspicious
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Bill Chappell | September 16, 2021
Philip Morris International is buying Vectura, a large asthma inhaler-maker, in a move that health groups have urged Vectura shareholders to reject on both ethical and practical grounds.Igor Golovniov | SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Philip Morris International is buying British pharmaceutical firm Vectura in a deal that will see ...
The Capitol Will Face Its Biggest Security Test Since Jan. 6 On Saturday
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Claudia Grisales | September 16, 2021
Security fencing was reinstalled around the U.S. Capitol Wednesday night ahead of a planned Sept. 18 rally by far-right supporters of former President Donald Trump. They are demanding the release of rioters arrested after the Jan. 6 attack.J. Scott Applewhite | AP Updated September 16, 2021 at 10:38 AM ET ...
Alaska’s Largest Hospital Says The Strain Of COVID Is Forcing It To Ration Care
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Jaclyn Diaz | September 16, 2021
Front-line caregivers wait in line to receive a Pfizer-BioNtech COVID-19 vaccine in December at Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska.Loren Holmes/Pool photo | Anchorage Daily News via AP The stark situation of COVID's impact on Alaska has affected the ability of the state's largest hospital to provide care for ...
Efforts To Recall Governors Are Common, But They Rarely Succeed
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Scott Neuman | September 15, 2021
California Gov. Gavin Newsom addresses reporters Tuesday in Sacramento after beating back the recall effort that aimed to remove him from office.Rich Pedroncelli | AP California's Gavin Newsom can now count himself among a select group of political survivors — he's just one of two governors ever to face a ...
Gen. Milley Defends His Call To A Chinese General About Trump’s Rhetoric And The U.S.
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Bill Chappell | September 15, 2021
Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, sought to reassure China's military that the U.S. wasn't planning an attack in the final months of former President Donald Trump's term in office, according to the book Peril.Mark Wilson | Getty Images Gen. Mark Milley says he was conducting ...
The U.S. Will Require Would-Be Immigrants To Prove They’ve Been Vaccinated For COVID
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Bill Chappell | September 15, 2021
Asylum-seekers camping at El Chaparral crossing port line up to be vaccinated against COVID-19 last month in Tijuana, Mexico, on the border with the U.S.Guillermo Arias | AFP via Getty Images People applying to immigrate to the U.S. will have to show they've been vaccinated against COVID-19 as part of ...
Key Facts About The U.S. Latino Population To Kick Off Hispanic Heritage Month
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Rachel Treisman | September 15, 2021
People hold Cuban, Venezuelan and Nicaraguan flags during a protest showing support for Cubans demonstrating against their government in Miami on July 18. The US. Latino population has grown significantly in the last decade.Eva Marie Uzcategui | AFP via Getty Images NPR will be covering and celebrating Latino culture and ...
Massachusetts Calls On The National Guard To Mitigate A School Bus Driver Shortage
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Scott Neuman | September 15, 2021
A shortage of school bus drivers for the Boston Public Schools has led to some delays this month. Gov. Charlie Baker is calling up National Guard members to help alleviate the shortage in some areas of the state.David L. Ryan | The Boston Globe via Getty Images National Guard troops ...