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A ball of fire erupts from a building housing various international media, including The Associated Press, after an Israeli airstrike on Saturday in Gaza City. AP staffers and other tenants safely evacuated the building after the Israeli military telephoned a warning that the strike was imminent.
Sat, 05/15/2021 - 11:12

A dozen journalists and freelancers were evacuated from the AP offices in the 12-story building before it crumbled to the ground. AP said the military has long known the building housed journalists.

Covid Inc. in Tempe, Ariz., has been selling audiovisual equipment for decades. CEO Norm Carson says people sometimes come in to the building looking for a COVID-19 test.
Sat, 05/15/2021 - 09:18

Covid Inc. in Tempe, Ariz., has been selling audiovisual equipment for decades. CEO Norm Carson says people sometimes come in to the building looking for a COVID-19 test.

Many Americans are still working from home, but some are heading back to in-person work.
Sat, 05/15/2021 - 07:00

The future of work remains uncertain even as more people are vaccinated. NPR wants to know what your work environment has looked like over the past year and what you think about returning to offices.

President Biden answers a question about the conflict between Israel and Hamas militants on Thursday after delivering remarks at the White House on the Colonial Pipeline incident. His public comments on the situation in the Middle East have been limited while the administration says it is focused on diplomacy behind the scenes.
Sat, 05/15/2021 - 06:59

President Biden has offered few public comments on escalating violence between Israel and Hamas. The White House says it is focused on diplomacy behind the scenes.

A beekeeper inspects honey frames in 2018 in Ploerdut, western France. There's been an increase in stolen beehives in 2021.
Sat, 05/15/2021 - 06:59

French beekeepers say there's been an increase in beehive thefts, often with a large number being taken at once. The likely culprits are other beekeepers, says the French beekeeping union president.

Sat, 05/15/2021 - 06:59

Secretary of State Antony Blinken's latest trip is focused on U.S. interests in the Arctic. He will also hold talks with his Russian counterpart during an Arctic Council meeting in Iceland.

Sat, 05/15/2021 - 06:59

David Miliband discusses his work on a report presented by the Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response to the World Health Organization.

David Taylor, who has muscular dystrophy, relies on a ventilator to live. During the power outages across Texas in February, he had to be transported to a hospital before his ventilator's backup battery ran out.
Sat, 05/15/2021 - 06:01

Texas' power grid failure during a winter storm in February cut electricity to millions. As severe weather events become more frequent, those who use medical devices at home face a challenging future.

A screen shows canceled incoming flights at T.F. Green International Airport in Warwick, R.I., on March 30, 2020. Consumer advocates and two senators say airlines are sitting on nearly $15 billion in refunds owed to customers for canceled travel.
Sat, 05/15/2021 - 06:01

Airlines got billions in federal COVID-19 aid over the last year, but consumer advocates and two senators claim they're sitting on nearly $15 billion in refunds owed to customers for canceled travel.

President Biden speaks about the economy at the White House Monday. The Biden administration is arguing that higher-than-expected inflation is temporary.
Sat, 05/15/2021 - 06:01

Americans continue to say they approve of how the president is handling the coronavirus pandemic, but he may be running into speed bumps because of inflation and other issues.

Journalist Masha Borzunova during a taping of the show <em>Fake News</em> in TV Rain's Moscow studios.
Sat, 05/15/2021 - 06:00

There is almost no news alternative to government propaganda on Russian television — save for one channel known as TV Rain. But it only streams on the Web after cable dropped.

In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, members at the Beijing Aerospace Control Center celebrate after China's Tianwen-1 probe successfully landed on Mars, at the center in Beijing, Saturday, May 15, 2021.
Sat, 05/15/2021 - 04:36

China's rover will explore an area of Mars known as Utopia Planitia. An American rover and tiny helicopter are also currently on the planet. They arrived in February.

A Walmart store in Derry, N.H., seen in November 2020. The company says fully vaccinated customers need not wear masks, and vaccinated workers won't need to wear them starting Tuesday. The company won't require proof of status.
Fri, 05/14/2021 - 18:56

Customers don't have to wear masks, effective immediately. Starting Tuesday, fully vaccinated employees don't either. Everyone's on an honor system and won't have to provide proof.

A girl and her father wear facemasks while they push their bikes last summer in Hermosa Beach, Los Angeles. There aren't yet coronavirus vaccines approved in the U.S. for kids under 12 — which means they should keep masking, according to the CDC.
Fri, 05/14/2021 - 17:54

I'm fully vaccinated, but my kids aren't. Can I safely take off my mask? Do my unvaccinated kids have to keep masking in public?

Fri, 05/14/2021 - 17:34

The judge acknowledged the struggle landlords are facing with renters unable to pay because of the pandemic. But she said protecting the public outweighs financial losses while her ruling is appealed.


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