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Voices out of Kyiv, President Biden Hits the Road, U.S. Income and Spending Report

How do Ukrainians feel about the possibility of a Russian invasion? And President Biden visits Pittsburgh today. With a low approval rating, a stalled domestic agenda, and a standoff with Russia, can he energize his base? Plus, a lot of information about the economy comes out today. How will the Fed use the data to adjust interest rates?

Voices out of Kyiv, President Biden Hits the Road, U.S. Income and Spending Report

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Replacing Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, A Letter to Russia, GDP Data Coming

Now that Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer plans to retire, President Biden has a chance to deliver on his promise of nominating a Black woman to the high court. With the mid-term elections looming, how much pressure are Democrats facing to quickly get a confirmation through? And the U.S. is calling on Russia to respond to diplomacy while also sending weapons to Ukraine. What's Russia's next move? Plus, GDP data come out today. What will it tell us about the overall health of the U.S. economy?

Replacing Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, A Letter to Russia, GDP Data Coming

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How Russia Could Wreak Havoc, COVID Treatments, A Flawed Algorithm for Prison Inmates

A former Ukrainian official explains why he doesn't think a Russian invasion is imminent. And for severe cases of COVID-19, there are treatments to keep people out of the hospital. So, why is the FDA restricting some of them? Plus, a new algorithm can determine early release for certain prison inmates. But there are problems with machine bias. Can they be fixed?

How Russia Could Wreak Havoc, COVID Treatments, A Flawed Algorithm for Prison Inmates

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U.S. Troops on Standby, Stock Market Jitters, A Coup in Burkina Faso

The White House and European leaders are trying to deter Russia from invading Ukraine. What happens if Vladimir Putin sends his troops in anyway? And the Federal Reserve is poised to raise interest rates soon. Will that help or hurt anxieties on Wall Street? Plus, soldiers in Burkina Faso say they have ousted the country's democratically elected leader. Why have there been so many coups in Western Africa in recent months?

U.S. Troops on Standby, Stock Market Jitters, A Coup in Burkina Faso

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U.S. Aid for Ukraine, Passing the Omicron Peak, Sarah Palin Sues the New York Times

President Biden is thinking about sending thousands of U.S. troops to Eastern Europe to deter Russia from invading Ukraine. Will the plan work or will it provoke Russian President Vladimir Putin? And cases of coronavirus are dropping rapidly in parts of the country. Why do scientists avoid saying we're near the pandemic's end? Plus, former vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin is suing the New York Times. What does the case say about the freedom of the press to be wrong?

U.S. Aid for Ukraine, Passing the Omicron Peak, Sarah Palin Sues the New York Times

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Bridging The Divide: A Scientist's Search For Faith And Truth

Francis Collins was director of the National Institutes of Health for more than a decade. He's also an evangelical Christian. Host Rachel Martin talked to Collins about some of life's biggest questions and how he's found answers with science and faith.

Bridging The Divide: A Scientist's Search For Faith And Truth

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Russia Diplomacy, Building Semiconductors Domestically, Omicron Outside

The diplomatic push to keep Russia from invading Ukraine is in high gear. President Joe Biden wants more semiconductor makers to follow Intel's lead and build factories in the U.S. Does omicron's relatively high transmissibility translate to the outdoors?

Russia Diplomacy, Building Semiconductors Domestically, Omicron Outside

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US Warns Russia, Anti-Abortion Rights Activists Rally, Experts Denounce Podcaster

Secretary of State Antony Blinken presses his Russian counterpart over Ukraine. Anti-abortion rights activists mark the Roe v. Wade anniversary with new hope for a Supreme Court reversal. And healthcare experts press Spotify to police the platform's most popular podcaster over bogus COVID claims.

US Warns Russia, Anti-Abortion Rights Activists Rally, Experts Denounce Podcaster

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Voting Rights Defeat, Military Support For Ukraine, International Relief For Tonga

President Biden's voting rights priority meets defeat in the U.S. Senate. The U.S. won't send troops to Ukraine, even if Russia invades, so what are Kyiv's options? And days after a massive volcanic eruption, the international community struggles to bring relief to the island nation of Tonga.

Voting Rights Defeat, Military Support For Ukraine, International Relief For Tonga

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Free COVID Tests For All, A Rare Biden Press Conference, Secretary Blinken in Ukraine

President Biden will hold a rare formal news conference today. When it comes to his agenda, where can Biden point to progress? And the government is now offering free at-home COVID tests to all Americans. When can you expect to get them? Plus, Secretary of State Antony Blinken is in Ukraine to try and diffuse tensions with Russia. How much support will the U.S. offer if Russia invades?

Free COVID Tests For All, A Rare Biden Press Conference, Secretary Blinken in Ukraine

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