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FDA To Discuss Vaccine Boosters, Capitol Police Prepares For Rally, Facebook Files

The committee that advises the FDA on vaccines will meet on Friday to discuss booster shots for all Americans above the age of 16. Can Americans justify getting a third shot when many people in the world haven't gotten their first? A far-right rally is taking place in Washington, D.C. on Saturday. It will be the first large-scale security test for the Capitol Police since the January 6th insurrection. And internal documents show Facebook knows its platform is being used to spread misinformation and worse and isn't using its tools to stop it.

FDA To Discuss Vaccine Boosters, Capitol Police Prepares For Rally, Facebook Files

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U.S. Pandemic Outlook, Biden To Share Nuclear Sub Technology, Gymnasts Blast FBI

One in every 500 Americans has died of COVID-19 - more than 666,000 in total. About 150,000 people are still getting infected with the virus every day. What is the state of the pandemic in this country? The U.S. is sharing its nuclear submarine technology with Australia, breaking a decades long tradition of technological secrecy. And four U.S. gymnasts testified that they felt betrayed by law enforcement during the FBI investigation of Larry Nassar.

U.S. Pandemic Outlook, Biden To Share Nuclear Sub Technology, Gymnasts Blast FBI

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Newsom Defeats Recall, New Book About Trump Presidency, Healthcare Worker Burnout

Voters in California have decided, Gavin Newsom will remain governor of the state. Voters rejected the Republican-led recall by a 2-to-1 margin. The top U.S. military official was so worried about former President Trump's behavior during his final days in office that he made secret calls to Beijing to assure them the U.S. wouldn't launch an attack on China. What had Gen. Mark Milley so concerned? And the past year and a half has left doctors and nurses overwhelmed and exhausted. How is burnout impacting patient care?

Newsom Defeats Recall, New Book About Trump Presidency, Healthcare Worker Burnout

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California Recall Election, Lawmakers Grill Blinken On Afghanistan, Inflation Fears

President Biden traveled to California to campaign for Governor Gavin Newsom in the lead up to the closely watched recall election. As voting comes to a close on Tuesday, how is the field stacking up? Secretary of State Antony Blinken pushed back against criticism of the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan. And inflation rates in recent months have been the highest in more than a dozen years. Will inflation rates continue to increase?

California Recall Election, Lawmakers Grill Blinken On Afghanistan, Inflation Fears

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Congress Returns After Recess, Long COVID Infections, HUD Sells Flood-Prone Homes

Senators are back in Washington, D.C. after their summer recess. On their long to-do list - working out the details of a $3.5 trillion dollar spending bill. What will lawmakers focus on? Long COVID - where symptoms of the virus last four or more weeks, has been a problem for some unvaccinated people. But can the vaccinated get long COVID, too? And an NPR investigation finds that the top federal housing agency is selling homes that are prone to severe flooding without fully disclosing the risk.

Congress Returns After Recess, Long COVID Infections, HUD Sells Flood-Prone Homes

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BONUS: Bin Laden's Legacy and the Afghanistan-Pakistan Border

Twenty years since the attacks on Sep. 11, the man behind the tragedy still looms large. In this special episode of Up First, host Steve Inskeep visits the Pakistani city of Abottabad, where Osama Bin Laden spent his final years of hiding. Also, Inskeep visits Torkham, a major border crossing along the Pakistan and Afghanistan border, to explore who is and isn't able to pass through now that the Taliban is back in power.

BONUS: Bin Laden's Legacy and the Afghanistan-Pakistan Border

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9/11 Anniversary, Taliban Governing, Businesses React To Vaccine Requirements

Americans commemorate 20 years since the 9/11 terrorist attacks, The Taliban name a new interim government with some familiar faces. And reaction to President Biden's announcement of new vaccine and testing requirements for millions of workers.

9/11 Anniversary, Taliban Governing, Businesses React To Vaccine Requirements

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Biden Issues Vaccine Rules, DOJ Sues Texas Over Abortion Ban, Pakistan-Afghan Border

President Biden has outlined new rules to combat the pandemic. He says businesses with 100 or more employees have to get their staff vaccinated or regularly tested for COVID-19. That will apply to tens of millions of workers. How's it going to be enforced? The U.S. Department of Justice is suing the state of Texas over its new abortion ban. And now that the Taliban are in power in Afghanistan, who is and isn't allowed to pass through the border with Pakistan?

Biden Issues Vaccine Rules, DOJ Sues Texas Over Abortion Ban, Pakistan-Afghan Border

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Biden To Outline New COVID Strategy, Fate Of E-Cigarettes, Elizabeth Holmes Trial

President Biden will announce a new strategy Thursday to fight the Delta variant of the coronavirus. The administration has suffered a series of setbacks in handling the latest COVID surge. After a year and a half of the pandemic, what's left to try? A decision from the Food and Drug Administration could change the future of the e-cigarette industry. What factors are the FDA considering before making its decision? And a biotech company founder stands trial on charges she defrauded investors of millions and deceived patients.

Biden To Outline New COVID Strategy, Fate Of E-Cigarettes, Elizabeth Holmes Trial

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COVID Surge In Idaho, Taliban Form Interim Government, Mexico Decriminalizes Abortion

In northern Idaho, hospitals are so overwhelmed by the latest COVID surge they've started rationing care for all patients. The Taliban have named their interim government in Afghanistan. The new cabinet is made up of only Taliban members and their allies. What does this signal about the way the Taliban will rule? And Mexico's supreme court has effectively decriminalized abortions in the country. The judges said it was unconstitutional to imprison women who had abortions.

COVID Surge In Idaho, Taliban Form Interim Government, Mexico Decriminalizes Abortion

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