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Wilson County Commissioner Andy Miller says Dr. McKenney created a storm when she criticized President Trump's handling of the coronavirus pandemic. Jim McLean/KCUR hide caption

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Public Health Workers In Kansas Walk Away Over Pressure From Pandemic Politics

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Public health workers across the country are quitting and the exodus is particularly pronounced in rural Kansas where public opposition to mask mandates and other public health edicts remains strong.

Public Health Workers In Kansas Walk Away Over Pressure From Pandemic Politics

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Michelle Lujan Grisham has been discussed as a possible head of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Toya Sarno Jordan/Getty Images hide caption

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Gov. Lujan Grisham, If Picked As HHS Secretary, Says She'd Keep 'Eye On The Prize'

Grisham, who has been floated as a potential secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, outlined her vision for pulling the U.S. through the coronavirus pandemic.

Gov. Lujan Grisham, If Picked As HHS Secretary, Says She'd Keep 'Eye On The Prize'

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Democratic Rep. Earl Blumenauer of Oregon has been pushing for federal decriminalization laws for years and argued Americans already showed support by voting to legalize cannabis in states across the country. House Television via AP hide caption

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House Approves Decriminalizing Marijuana; Bill Will Stall In Senate

The legislation removes cannabis from the list of federally controlled substances and expunges low-level convictions and arrests. But the GOP Senate is not expected to take up the bill.

Toren McKnight of Central Point draws on the cement at the vigil for Aiden Ellison outside the Jackson County Courthouse in Medford, Ore., on Dec. 3. Erik Neumann /Jefferson Public Radio hide caption

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Oregon Town Grapples With Shooting Death Of 19-Year-Old Aidan Ellison

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The Black teenager was killed Nov. 23 by a white middle-aged man who confronted him for playing loud music. Ellison's death is causing soul searching in the mostly white community where he lived.

Oregon Town Grapples With Shooting Death Of 19-Year-Old Aidan Ellison

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And Now For An Important Message: Convincing You To Get The Coronavirus Vaccine

Some Americans say they don't want to be vaccinated against the coronavirus. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with the Ad Council's CEO about public health messaging and ways to reach vaccine skeptics.

And Now For An Important Message: Convincing You To Get The Coronavirus Vaccine

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A woman wears a hijab and an American flag mask during an Election Day celebration at Times Square on Saturday, Nov. 2020 in New York, NY. Joe Biden received a record-breaking 75 million votes during the 2020 Presidential Election against Donald Trump. NurPhoto via Getty Images hide caption

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Majority of Muslims Voted For Biden, But Trump Got More, Not Less Support.

Despite anti-Muslim rhetoric and policies, Donald Trump appears to have gotten more, not less support from American Muslims.

Majority of Muslims Voted For Biden, But Trump Got More Support Than He Did In 2016

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The U.K. will begin a mass vaccination against COVID-19 on Tuesday, as hundreds of thousands of doses of Pfizer's vaccine reach the public. Here, a temperature-controlled cold storage truck leaves a Pfizer facility in Belgium Thursday. Geert Vanden Wijngaert/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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U.K. Will Start Immunizing People Against COVID-19 On Tuesday, Officials Say

Mass vaccinations will start less than a week after the U.K. approved the new drug. Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford says it could start "a long path back to normality."

Marines of the 5th and 7th regiments who hurled back a surprise onslaught by three Chinese communist divisions wait to withdraw from the Chosin Reservoir area circa December 1950. National Archives hide caption

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'God ... Let Us Survive': Remembering Korean War's Chosin Battle And Evacuation

Seventy years on, war participants are drawing starkly differing conclusions from the Battle of Chosin Reservoir. The decisive conflict's lasting legacy is still visible on the Korean Peninsula.

'God ... Let Us Survive': Remembering Korean War's Chosin Battle And Evacuation

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