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The workers became trapped on Jan. 10 following an unexplained explosion at a gold mine in the eastern province of Shandong. One miner has died and another 10 remain missing.

A 56-year-old woman who had traveled to Spain and the Netherlands for work late last year has tested positive for the coronavirus. It's New Zealand's first probable community transmission in months.

A map of confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths around the world. The respiratory disease has spread rapidly across six continents and has killed at least 1 million globally.

View NPR's maps and graphics to see where COVID-19 is hitting hardest in the U.S., which state outbreaks are growing and which are leveling off.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel's United Arab Emirates peace deal sets a precedent: Israel need not cede captured land to the Palestinians in order to win friends in the Arab world.

State GOP members passed resolutions to condemn three party leaders who they said failed to support former President Donald Trump: Gov. Doug Ducey, former Sen. Jeff Flake and Cindy McCain.

Facebook oversight board co-chair Jamal Greene tells NPR about what the board is considering as it weighs whether to allow Donald Trump back onto Facebook and Instagram.

Prominent Republicans continued to criticize the idea of trying an out-of-office president, while some Democrats worried about hampering President Biden's agenda.

President Biden is only the nation's second Catholic president, but his position on abortion rights is at odds with the church.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, now President Biden's chief medical adviser on COVID-19, says he rejoiced when the new president said that "science and truth" would guide the nation's policies toward the pandemic.

It's the third-largest lotto jackpot in U.S. history. The odds of winning the top prize were 1 in 302.5 million.

Russian authorities warned of mass arrests as demonstrators marched in open defiance of the Kremlin and called on President Vladimir Putin to free the jailed opposition leader.

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In LA County, the health department controls the details about vaccine distribution.

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from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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COVID-19 mutations have emerged in the UK, South Africa, Brazil and California.

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Researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center say a variant that originated in this state accounted for half of all virus samples collected in LA labs last week.

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Researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center say a variant that originated in this state accounted for half of all virus samples collected in LA labs last week.

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Netflix officially has 200 million subscribers as it exponentially grows during the pandemic.

Netflix celebrates 200 million subscribers, moving closer to global streaming domination

Netflix officially has 200 million subscribers as it exponentially grows during the pandemic.

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President Donald Trump’s term has come to a fateful end. Now, some are wondering what an America under Joe Biden’s administration will look like.

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from Press Play with Madeleine Brand