Watchdog: Capitol Police Need To Boost Counterintelligence To Address Rising Threats
Claudia Grisales | May 10, 2021
A member of a pro-Trump mob bashes an entrance of the Capitol building in an attempt to gain access on Jan. 6. The U.S. Capitol Police's inspector general has pointed to intelligence failures in the lead-up to the insurrection.Jon Cherry | Getty Images A U.S. Capitol Police watchdog told a ...
FDA OKs Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine For 12-15 Age Group
Bill Chappell | May 10, 2021
A doctor prepares to administer a vaccine injection at New York-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital in Bronxville, N.Y., in January. The Food and Drug Administration has approved emergency use authorization of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine for patients ages 12 to 15.Kevin Hagen | AP The Food and Drug Administration said Monday that children ...
Rochester, N.Y., Wants To Reimagine Police. What Do People Imagine That Means?
Steve Inskeep | May 10, 2021
City Council candidate Stanley Martin stands in front of an informal memorial to Daniel Prude in Rochester, N.Y. Prude was a man with mental health and drug issues who died last year after being taken into police custody.Mustafa Hussain for NPR This story is part of an NPR series, We ...
Longtime AFL-CIO Official Takes Up Key Labor Post In Biden Administration
Andrea Hsu | May 10, 2021
Thea Lee was named head of the Labor Department's Bureau of International Labor Affairs, which enforces trade commitments and investigates forced labor and child labor around the world.U.S. Department of Labor In 2014, when Thea Lee was a top official with the AFL-CIO, she posed a provocative question at an ...
Americans Will Lose Unemployment Benefits If They Turn Down Jobs, Biden Says
Alana Wise | May 10, 2021
President Biden delivers remarks on the economy Monday in the East Room of the White House, pushing back on critics who say the American Rescue Plan is making the economy worse.Drew Angerer | Getty Images Those collecting unemployment benefits under the American Rescue Plan must accept "suitable" employment when offered, ...
Curtis Fuller, Leading Trombonist Of Jazz’s Detroit Wave, Dies At 88
Martin Johnson | May 10, 2021
From left, trumpet player Freddie Hubbard, saxophonist Johnny Griffin, Curtis Fuller and bassist Reggie Workman, on stage at Town Hall in New York on Feb. 22, 1985.Anthony Barboza | Getty Images Trombonist and composer Curtis Fuller, a pivotal figure on his instrument since the '50s and a beloved mentor, passed ...
Opinion: What Native Americans Can Teach Rich Nations About Generosity In A Pandemic
Sriram Shamasunder, Priti Krishtel | May 10, 2021
The Kindred Spirits sculpture in Midleton, County Cork, Ireland, pays tribute to a gift from the Choctaw nation to help during the 19th century potato famine. Ireland paid it back with donations to the Navajo and Hopi nations to help them during the pandemic.Gavin Sheridan Last year, the Irish people ...
Tune-Yards Shares The Inspiration Behind ‘Sketchy’
Raina Douris, John Myers | May 10, 2021
tune-yardsPooneh Ghana | Courtesy of the artist When you listen to a song by Tune-Yards, it can be like listening to a beautiful, but abstract painting. There are layers and layers of sound, complex rhythms and melodies, and lots to interpret in the band's often socially conscious lyrics. In this ...