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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
By a slim majority, the House approved Biden's $1.9 trillion pandemic stimulus package, but its passage in the Senate is questionable. A panel of experts endorsed the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine by a 22-to-0 vote. The U.S. released its findings that blame Saudi's Crown Prince for journalist Jamal Khashoggi's murder.
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