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As Pompeo Dumps Rulebook For U.S.-Taiwan Relations, Some See 'Trap' For Biden

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| The Trump administration has upended decades of diplomatic practice in U.S. relations with Taiwan. For the new president, "this is meant to be a trap," says a former Obama administration official.

'I May Not Get There With You': An Eyewitness Account Of MLK's Final Days

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Clara Jean Ester was a college student in 1968 when she saw Martin Luther King Jr. give his final speech. A day later, Ester was at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tenn., when he was assassinated.

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Israel To Start Vaccinating Palestinian Prisoners Next Week

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The vaccinations will start Monday or Tuesday, Health Minister Yuli Edelstein tells NPR. Thirty inmates tested positive for the coronavirus in one prison on Thursday.

Flint Pediatrician Says Charges Against Ex-Governor Help 'Wounds Finally Close'

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Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, who was among the first to raise a red flag over the contamination of Flint's water, says the filing of charges "helps the city and the people move on and recover."

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FAA Cracks Down On Unruly Airline Passengers Ahead of Biden Inauguration

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After incidents of Trump supporters engaging in threatening and disruptive behavior on flights to and from Washington, D.C., last week, the FAA enacts a "zero tolerance" policy.

Man Photographed In 'Camp Auschwitz' Sweatshirt During U.S. Capitol Riot Is Arrested

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Robert Packer was identified by law enforcement as the bearded, long-haired person who wore the black sweatshirt with a skull and crossbones graphic. He was taken into custody in Newport News, Va.

Census Bureau Stops Work On Trump's Request For Unauthorized Immigrant Count

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The Census Bureau has stopped trying to produce a count of unauthorized immigrants, ending the agency's role in Trump's bid to alter census numbers used for reallocating House seats, NPR has learned.

Court Says Former Officer Who Kneeled On George Floyd's Neck To Stand Trial Alone

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A Minnesota judge cited the ongoing coronavirus pandemic as reason to have Derek Chauvin's trial start on March 8, while the other officers involved in Floyd's death will have their trial in August.

Uganda's Ruler Museveni Defends Violent Crackdown In Bid For 6th Term

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President Yoweri Museveni, in power since 1986, spoke to NPR ahead of Thursday's election. His main challenger, Bobi Wine, said Tuesday the military had killed his driver and his home had been raided.

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