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Friday, Jan. 15, 2021
The incoming Biden-Harris administration has big plans. They want $1.9 trillion in new spending to help Americans. State capitals across the United States are bracing for potential unrest. The FBI warns of scenes similar to January 6th. Are state and local law enforcement prepared? And nearly seven years after the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, those responsible are now being held accountable. Nine former and current officials have been indicted.
Jan 15
14 min
Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021
Donald Trump became the first U.S. president to be impeached twice. The upcoming Senate trial won't start until Joe Biden is inaugurated. What will it mean for Biden's agenda? FBI officials discovered specific threats against members of Congress leading up to the January 6 attack on the Capitol. But they didn't act on it. Why weren't proper protocols followed for the pro-Trump rally that turned deadly? And Arizona has the worst coronavirus infection rate in the world.
Jan 14
14 min
Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021
Today, the House will vote to impeach President Trump a second time. This time some House Republicans are on board. What about the Senate? A week from now, President-elect Biden will take the oath of office. But it will be an inauguration like no other. The pandemic and last week's insurrection have everyone on high alert. And coronavirus deaths in the U-K have now surpassed the number of civilian casualties the country suffered during World War II. How are hospitals there coping?
Jan 13
14 min
Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021
More than 200 House members are now calling for President Trump's removal. But how many Republicans will join their Democratic colleagues? The 25th Amendment is also still on the table. Vice President Mike Pence has stayed silent on the issue since the insurrection. Where does his loyalty stand? And investigators are looking into homemade bombs found during last week's riots at the U.S. Capitol.
Jan 12
13 min
Monday, Jan. 11, 2021
Democrats demand accountability for President Trump's actions. If their push to invoke the 25th Amendment fails, they'll try to impeach him again. But what difference does it make if his term is up in nine days? Law enforcement officials continue to investigate and arrest rioters, but they're also preparing for next week's inauguration. Far-right extremists say they'll be back. And only about a third of the available coronavirus vaccines have been administered. The incoming Biden administration plans to make nearly all vaccines immediately available.
Jan 11
13 min
BONUS: What To Tell Kids When The News Is Scary
When the headlines are terrifying, how can parents make sure kids get the facts without traumatizing them? Whether it's a school shooting, a global pandemic or an insurrection on the U.S. Capitol, child development experts have some advice. In this bonus episode brought to you by NPR's Life Kit, hosts Anya Kamenetz and Cory Turner have answers.
Jan 10
26 min