Nsikan Akpan

science editor for National Geographic

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The United States passed 10 million COVID-19 cases today. It’s a grim milestone, especially as the virus is spreading faster than ever.

Pfizer shows promising COVID vaccine trial results, as Joe Biden names his coronavirus task force

The United States passed 10 million COVID-19 cases today. It’s a grim milestone, especially as the virus is spreading faster than ever.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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The numbers keep going higher and higher. California reported more than 11 thousand new COVID-19 cases Wednesday--bringing the state’s total so far to just over one (m)million.

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2020 has been a tough year for everyone. In this special episode of Left, Right & Center, host Keli Goff chats with creatives about how art changes minds and helps us cope.

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Many of the programs established by the first COVID relief package — the CARES Act — expire at the end of the year.

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Research shows that DV increases during hard economic times, social isolation, and around the holidays – creating a perfect storm.

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President-elect Joe Biden says rejoining the Paris Agreement on climate change would be among his first actions after he’s sworn in.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Josh Barro and Ken White return to this post-election world. What’s President Trump suing over now?

from LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers

Because of COVID-19, about 40% of adults are canceling or postponing their regular medical appointments, according to the Centers for Disease Control .

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Despite repeated public health warnings, more Americans are expected to fly for Thanksgiving than any time since the pandemic started.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand