SpaceX Wins $2.9 Billion Contract For Next Lunar Lander

SpaceX Wins .9 Billion Contract For Next Lunar Lander

<img src=’https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2021/04/17/for_press_release_wide-31991cc5948ec2d06f0f972d9a0382db5cbb74ec.jpg?s=600′ alt=’Illustration of SpaceX Starship human lander design that will carry the first NASA astronauts to the surface of the moon under the Artemis program.’ />The company beat out two others in its bid to develop a lunar lander that will bring Americans back to the moon in the coming years.

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SpaceX Wins .9 Billion Contract For Next Lunar Lander

Idaho Resistance Groups Work To Combat Extremism Seeping Into Mainstream

Idaho Resistance Groups Work To Combat Extremism Seeping Into Mainstream

There’s a fledgling effort to organize against far-right ideology that’s moving into Idaho’s political mainstream.

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Idaho Resistance Groups Work To Combat Extremism Seeping Into Mainstream

Week In Politics: Biden Announces Russia Sanctions, Troop Pullout From Afghanistan

Week In Politics: Biden Announces Russia Sanctions, Troop Pullout From Afghanistan

The Biden Administration makes big foreign policy moves, including an end to the Afghanistan War and sanctions on Russia for election interference.

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Week In Politics: Biden Announces Russia Sanctions, Troop Pullout From Afghanistan

UVA Initiative Looks At Our Relationship With Statues And Memorials

UVA Initiative Looks At Our Relationship With Statues And Memorials

UVA has launched The Memory Project, an initiative to explore politics and inclusion in how public spaces are used to commemorate the past. NPR’s Debbie Elliott talks with director Jalane Schmidt.

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UVA Initiative Looks At Our Relationship With Statues And Memorials

Here's What You Should Know About Biden's New Rules For Fetal Tissue Research

Here's What You Should Know About Biden's New Rules For Fetal Tissue Research

<img src=’https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2021/04/16/gettyimages-128070287_wide-cd0d4182a2a168def96445ac0f76d5bda5f51ac8.jpg?s=600′ alt=’Human fetal tissue (stock photo)’ />Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra is reversing restrictions on the use of fetal tissue in medical research implemented under former President Trump.

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Here's What You Should Know About Biden's New Rules For Fetal Tissue Research

President Biden's Press Conference With Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga

President Biden's Press Conference With Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga

President Biden took questions from reporters after holding his first in-person meeting with a foreign leader since taking office, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga.

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President Biden's Press Conference With Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga

Julie Fisher, First U.S. Ambassador To Belarus Since 2008, Awaits Travel To Minsk

Julie Fisher, First U.S. Ambassador To Belarus Since 2008, Awaits Travel To Minsk

NPR’s Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Julie Fisher, the first U.S. Ambassador to Belarus since 2008, about last year’s disputed presidential election and where diplomatic relations currently stand.

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Julie Fisher, First U.S. Ambassador To Belarus Since 2008, Awaits Travel To Minsk

La Soufrière Volcano: A Growing Humanitarian Crisis

La Soufrière Volcano: A Growing Humanitarian Crisis

<img src=’https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2021/04/15/ap21103522570562_wide-64634daa6f812bd40a04d0909ee7f49b95c1d28f.jpg?s=600′ alt=’An ash plume rises over La Soufriere on St. Vincent on April 13. The volcano is expected to continue erupting and has caused a humanitarian crisis.’ />Between 16,000 and 20,000 people were evacuated from the area around the volcano on St. Vincent. Some evacuees are with family and friends; others are fleeing the island entirely.

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La Soufrière Volcano: A Growing Humanitarian Crisis

Fewer Migrant Children Held In Border Detention Facilities, But Challenges Remain

Fewer Migrant Children Held In Border Detention Facilities, But Challenges Remain

<img src=’https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2021/04/15/gettyimages-1311821273-edit_wide-de560157a25a17aa08c125270ccb6d61198cfcbc.jpg?s=600′ alt=’Unaccompanied minors wait to be processed by U.S. Border Patrol agents near the U.S.-Mexico border in La Joya, Texas on April 10. The Biden administration faces big challenges as it deals with the record-breaking surge of unaccompanied minors.’ />Health and Human Services has opened a dozen emergency influx shelters for unaccompanied migrant children, easing a bottleneck at the border. But the Biden administration still faces big challenges.

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Fewer Migrant Children Held In Border Detention Facilities, But Challenges Remain