Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed a new law that would put restrictions on mail-in voting and ballot drop boxes. Desperation turns into anger in India as the country sets a new world record for daily COVID infections. And, President Biden had big plans for immigration reform, but so far only small measures have been implemented.
The Biden administration announced it supports waiving intellectual property rights for COVID-19 vaccines. A federal judge is challenging the CDC's pandemic eviction moratorium. And, there are renewed calls for independence in Scotland as people vote in regional elections.
Today, an independent board will decide if former President Donald Trump will be allowed to rejoin Facebook's social network. Indian-American communities are raising money to help with India's worsening COVID crisis. And, President Biden wants to restore the world's confidence America. A global poll shows how our closest allies feel about that effort.
President Biden will announce targeted steps to get more people vaccinated, especially in rural areas. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed an order cancelling COVID-related rules and restrictions statewide. And, 82 year-old liberal Supreme Court Justice Steven Breyer is facing some progressive calls to step down.
Four migrant families that were separated during the Trump administration will be allowed to reunify in the United States this week. New COVID cases in America have dropped almost 30% over the last two weeks, but there are concerns about a new variant from India appearing in Michigan. And, 25 state attorney generals oppose a settlement being negotiated with Purdue Pharma and members of the wealthy Sackler family who own it
On this bonus episode of Up First, a celebration of NPR's first broadcast on May 3, 1971. That day more than 20,000 people gathered in Washington, D.C., to protest against the Vietnam War. Host Audie Cornish looks back at that day and the fifty years of coverage that followed.
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