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‘Until Everyone Is Safe, No One Is Safe’: Africa Awaits The COVID-19 Vaccine
Steve Inskeep | January 22, 2021
A volunteer receives a shot as part of a COVID-19 vaccine trial at Soweto's Chris Sani Baragwanath Hospital outside Johannesburg, South Africa, on Nov. 30, 2020.Jerome Delay | AP As slow as the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines has been in the United States, some estimates say billions of people around ...
U.N. Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapons Takes Effect, Without The U.S. And Other Powers
Bill Chappell | January 22, 2021
Activists in New York City show their support for the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, which took effect on Friday.Erik McGregor | LightRocket via Getty Images A U.N. treaty outlawing nuclear weapons went into effect on Friday, having been ratified by at least 50 countries. But the ban ...
Germany Expected To Put Right-Wing AfD Under Surveillance For Violating Constitution
Rob Schmitz | January 22, 2021
Alternative for Germany leaders Björn Höcke (right) and Alexander Gauland celebrate their party's election results in Erfurt, Germany, in 2019, when voters in Thuringia elected a new state parliament. The AfD now has 88 members in Germany's federal parliament, more than 12% representation.Jens Meyer | AP Germany's Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz, ...
Cloe Shasha Brooks: The Search For Big Ideas
NPR/TED Staff | January 22, 2021
Marla Aufmuth / TED About The Episode Anyone from anywhere can give a TED Talk. This hour, we're joined by curator Cloe Shasha Brooks, who leads a massive search each year to discover brilliant speakers who often fly under the radar. About Cloe Shasha Brooks Cloe Shasha Brooks is TED's ...
Why It Can Be Harder To Fight Hookworms In Alabama Than In Argentina
Susan Brink | January 22, 2021
Adult hookworms from a dog. The larvae, which penetrate the skin, are even smaller.Agency-Animal-Picture | Getty Images This story definitely has a yuck factor. It's about hookworms. When hookworm eggs land on moist, warm ground, via human feces, they develop into larvae, raise their tiny selves upward, and wave back ...
U.S. Military Moves To Try 3 Guantanamo Suspects Linked To Indonesia Bombings
Jaclyn Diaz | January 22, 2021
With official charges submitted against three men accused in bombings in Indonesia in 2002 and 2003, the U.S. must arraign the prisoners before a military commission at a U.S. base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.Maren Hennemuth | Getty Images After years of delay, a decision by the Pentagon could mean three ...
Japan Tries To Remain Optimistic As COVID-19 Threatens To Cancel Tokyo Olympics
Anthony Kuhn | January 22, 2021
A pedestrian walks past an official Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games banner hanging on the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building on Friday.Behrouz Mehri | AFP via Getty Images Japanese officials are swatting away rumors and reports that the government has concluded that, with the Tokyo Olympics 151 days away and much of ...
South Korean Ex-Coach Sentenced To 10 Years Over Sexual Assault Of Olympic Champion
Merrit Kennedy | January 21, 2021
South Korean gold medalist Shim Suk-hee (far left), shown with her relay teammates during the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, accused her former coach of repeated sexual assault.Javier Soriano | AFP via Getty Images A former top South Korean speedskating coach has been sentenced to more than 10 ...
U.S. Will Remain In WHO, Fauci Announces, As Biden Reverses Trump Move
Bill Chappell | January 21, 2021
U.S. infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci informed the WHO on Thursday that the U.S. will not be leaving the organization. Fauci is seen here last month, receiving the Moderna coronavirus vaccine in Washington.Chia-Chi Charlie Chang | Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Updated at 10:06 a.m. ET "I am honored ...