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Plan To Widen Highway In South Carolina Would Cut Through Black And Brown Communities

Plan To Widen Highway In South Carolina Would Cut Through Black And Brown Communities

NPR’s Leila Fadel talks with Omar Muhammad, executive director of the Lowcountry Alliance for Model Communities, on communities in North Charleston, S.C., facing displacement for a highway project.


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Plan To Widen Highway In South Carolina Would Cut Through Black And Brown Communities

Most Of The $47 Billion Meant To Prevent Evictions Hasn't Reached Those Who Need It

Most Of The Billion Meant To Prevent Evictions Hasn't Reached Those Who Need It

Many states have stumbled getting rental assistance from Congress into the hands of people facing eviction. State and local programs are scrambling now that a federal eviction moratorium has ended.


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Most Of The Billion Meant To Prevent Evictions Hasn't Reached Those Who Need It

Florida Students Are No Longer Required To Quarantine After Being Exposed To COVID

Florida Students Are No Longer Required To Quarantine After Being Exposed To COVID

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, seen at a news conference last week. His newly appointed surgeon general on Wednesday signed protocols allowing parents to decide whether their children should quarantine or stay in school if they are asymptomatic after being exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.New guidelines signed by the state’s surgeon general modified the state’s ban against school mask mandates, prompting a judge to dismiss a lawsuit against the old rule that had been filed.

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Florida Students Are No Longer Required To Quarantine After Being Exposed To COVID

7 Lawmakers Face Ethics Complaints For Not Filing Their Personal Stock Transactions

7 Lawmakers Face Ethics Complaints For Not Filing Their Personal Stock Transactions

Seven House lawmakers are facing ethics complaints for violating the Stock Act, which polices insider trading, because of a recent bipartisan trend of lawmakers ignoring disclosure requirements.


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7 Lawmakers Face Ethics Complaints For Not Filing Their Personal Stock Transactions

Some Schools In Afghanistan Are Back, But Only For Boys. Girls Have Been Told To Wait

Some Schools In Afghanistan Are Back, But Only For Boys. Girls Have Been Told To Wait

NPR’s Leila Fadel speaks with Chris Nyamandi, Country Director of Save The Children in Afghanistan about a restriction on girls’ education and other threats to children’s welfare under the Taliban.


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Some Schools In Afghanistan Are Back, But Only For Boys. Girls Have Been Told To Wait

Outside Ethics Group Says 7 House Lawmakers Didn't Disclose Stock Trades

Outside Ethics Group Says 7 House Lawmakers Didn't Disclose Stock Trades

Members of Congress are required to disclose their stock transactions under a law known as the STOCK Act, but an outside ethics group filed complaints noting that some lawmakers are violating the rules.The complaints from the Campaign Legal Center against four Democrats and three Republicans show a trend — lawmakers failing to disclose transactions required by an insider trading law.

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Outside Ethics Group Says 7 House Lawmakers Didn't Disclose Stock Trades

Congress Is Locked In A Familiar Standoff That Could Have Big Economic Consequences

Congress Is Locked In A Familiar Standoff That Could Have Big Economic Consequences

Congress is in a familiar political standoff over spending and debt that could have serious economic consequences.The House on Tuesday passed a bill to extend current spending levels through Dec. 3 and suspend the cap on federal debt through 2022. But Senate Republicans oppose it and show no signs of budging.

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Congress Is Locked In A Familiar Standoff That Could Have Big Economic Consequences

LGBTQ Vets Discharged Under 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Have New Chance For Full Benefits

LGBTQ Vets Discharged Under 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Have New Chance For Full Benefits

The new guidance will apply to veterans who were forced from service under the policy and given “other than honorable discharges” due to their sexual orientation, gender identity or HIV status.

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LGBTQ Vets Discharged Under 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Have New Chance For Full Benefits