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"People will not be subject to age or disability discrimination when the going gets tough," Roger Severino, the director of the Office of Civil Rights at the Department of Health and Human Services, told NPR. Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images hide caption

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HHS Civil Rights Office Tackles Health Care Discrimination Of People With Disabilities

New actions from the Office For Civil Rights at the Department of Health and Human Services aim to fight discrimination against people with disabilities who have COVID-19, like being denied treatment.

A man works at an Amazon fulfillment center in Staten Island, New York. The retail giant faces a major labor battle with a unionization vote planned at a similar warehouse in Alabama. Johannes Eisele/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Amazon Warehouse Workers To Decide Whether To Form Company's First U.S. Union

Although the company has unionized workers in Europe, it has held off organizing efforts here. About 6,000 workers at an Amazon facility in Alabama can cast a mail-in ballot starting Feb. 8.

Maria Laura Niz, from the San Martin Hospital, in La Plata, Argentina, was nervous about getting vaccinated. But she's more worried that without the vaccine the pandemic could get worse. Anita Pouchard Serra for NPR hide caption

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Argentina Takes A Shot With Russia's Sputnik Vaccine

The nation has been hard hit by the pandemic. The president vowed to start a vaccination campaign by the end of 2020. That did happen — but not exactly as they'd hoped.

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Parler Executive Responds To Amazon Cutoff And Defends Approach To Moderation

Amazon took the social media platform Parler offline, saying Parler wasn't removing threats of violence. Parler Chief Policy Officer Amy Peikoff tells NPR the site's goal is freedom of speech.

Parler Executive Responds To Amazon Cutoff And Defends Approach To Moderation

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U.S. park rangers look at the spot where Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his famous "I Have a Dream" speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., on Friday. Security threats have prompted officials to shut down the National Mall and much of downtown Washington, D.C. Samuel Corum/Getty Images hide caption

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'All Hands On Deck': National Mall Is Closed As Agencies Fortify D.C.

The National Park Service cites the "real and substantial threat of violence and unlawful behavior" at the upcoming inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden.

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris delivers remarks on Jan. 8 as President-elect Joe Biden looks on. The two are set to be inaugurated Wednesday at the U.S. Capitol. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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With Impeachment Trial And Relief Plan On Deck, Harris Stresses Need To 'Multitask'

The vice president-elect joins NPR to discuss the attack on the U.S. Capitol, the looming impeachment trial in the Senate and the massive rescue plan the president-elect just unveiled.

With Impeachment Trial And Relief Plan On Deck, Harris Stresses Need To 'Multitask'

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On April 3, 1968, Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., second from right, stands with other civil rights leaders on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tenn., a day before he was assassinated at approximately the same place. From left: Hosea Williams, Jesse Jackson, King and Ralph Abernathy. Charles Kelly/AP Photo hide caption

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

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.

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

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Micro Wave: How 'Bout Dem Apple ... Seeds

Many folks eat an apple and then throw out the core. It turns out, the core is perfectly OK to eat — despite apple seeds' association with the poison cyanide.

Micro Wave: How 'Bout Dem Apple...Seeds

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'One Night In Miami' Humanizes Four Icons

Regina King has won an Oscar and a collection of Emmys as an actor. Now, she's making her debut as a feature film director with One Night In Miami.

'One Night In Miami' Humanizes 4 Icons

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Then presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks at a "Build Back Better" Clean Energy event on July 14, 2020. On Thursday, Biden unveiled an ambitious economic plan just days before he's set to be inaugurated as president. Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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$1,400 Checks And Help For The Jobless: What's In Biden's Plan To Rescue The Economy

President-elect Joe Biden is proposing a $1.9 trillion plan to address the coronavirus pandemic and the resulting economic crisis.

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