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COVID-19 Bill, Vaccine Progress, Jury Selection in Trial of Floyd Killing

The $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill passed by the Senate heads back to House this week. The U.S. is now averaging more than 2 million COVID-19 vaccines a day. And, jury selection is set to begin in the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin charged with killing George Floyd.

COVID-19 Bill, Vaccine Progress, Jury Selection in Trial of Floyd Killing

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BONUS: Dispatches From The ER

In this bonus episode from NPR's Short Wave, two emergency room workers reflect on the first year of the pandemic, how their lives have changed, and what's next as more people get vaccinated.

BONUS: Dispatches From The ER

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Covid Stimulus Package, Johnson and Johnson Vaccine FAQ, Cuomo's Political Fight

President Biden's $1.9 trillion coronavirus stimulus package spent a rocky evening in the Senate, until Democratic leaders agreed to scale back unemployment payments. The Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine is different than the other two FDA approved vaccines — we'll tell you why and what it means for you. New York lawmakers have passed a bill to repeal Governor Andrew Cuomo's expanded emergency executive powers.

Covid Stimulus Package, Johnson and Johnson Vaccine FAQ, Cuomo's Political Fight

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Economy Latest, Asylum Policy, Chinese Parliament on Hong Kong

The Labor Department's new jobs report comes out today as Congress is poised to pass a new round of COVID-19 relief. The Biden administration ended Trump's "Remain in Mexico" policy, but that doesn't mean the asylum system is up and running. And, the Chinese national parliament meeting that begins today will include a proposal to give the Chinese government new control over Hong Kong's elections. (Correction: The audio of this podcast reports that the Biden administration is converting three detention centers into migrant processing centers. They are converting two. The move has not been officially announced, but was confirmed through reporting from NPR's Franco Ordoñez.)

Economy Latest, Asylum Policy, Chinese Parliament on Hong Kong

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School Reopening, Capitol Security Threat, Pope Visits Iraq.

President Joe Biden is pushing states to vaccinate teachers by the end of March so schools can reopen for in-person instruction. The House cancels its session today because of a renewed security threat. And, Pope Francis will become the first pope to visit Iraq.

School Reopening, Capitol Security Threat, Pope Visits Iraq.

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New Vaccine, Tanden Withdraws, Texas COVID-19 Restrictions

Biden announces there will be enough COVID-19 vaccines for every adult in America by May. Neera Tanden withdraws her nomination for Director of the Office of Management and Budget. And, Texas Governor Greg Abbott says that statewide COVID-19 restrictions will end next week.

New Vaccine, Tanden Withdraws, Texas COVID-19 Restrictions

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FBI Director Testimony, Georgia Voting Bill, Vaccine Investigation

FBI Director Christopher Wray faces Senator's questions about the Capitol riot on January 6th. Georgia Republicans have passed new restrictions on voting in the state. And, an NPR investigation finds that health care provider One Medical distributed COVID-19 to ineligible people, some with connections to leadership.

FBI Director Testimony, Georgia Voting Bill, Vaccine Investigation

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BONUS: Disinformation & GOP Voting Restrictions

Georgia is again at the center of the election debate, as Republicans look to change voting laws. One conservative writer says it's part of the GOP's backing of "anti-democratic authoritarianism." In this bonus episode of Up First, host Steve Inskeep reports on why Republicans are moving to fix elections that weren't broken.

BONUS: Disinformation & GOP Voting Restrictions

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COVID-19 Relief Bill, Cuomo Allegations, Myanmar Violence

President Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package heads to the Senate. A second former aide is alleging that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed her. And, military forces in Myanmar have killed at least 18 people on the deadliest day of protest since the military coup on February 1.

COVID-19 Relief Bill, Cuomo Allegations, Myanmar Violence

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BONUS: Capital Gazette

In this bonus episode of Up First, we bring you Episode one of a new series from NPR's Embedded podcast, which follows the survivors of the 2018 shooting at the Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland.

BONUS: Capital Gazette

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