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Morning News Podcast: New Covid-19 Variant & Vaccines, California Cases

A new variant of the coronavirus has scientists worried about the effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines. In California, Gov. Gavin Newsom has lifted regional stay-at home orders.

But 54 counties in the state are still classified as having “widespread” coronavirus risk. So why did the state loosen the restrictions? And the CDC is reporting the highest number of overdoses in a 12-month period.

Morning News Podcast: Impeachment Trial Dates, Covid-19 Vaccine Delays

Today, the U.S. Senate will receive the article of impeachment against former President Donald Trump for inciting an insurrection. But the actual trial won’t start for another two weeks. Why the delay?

Logistics continue to be a challenge in the fight against the coronavirus. Only about half of the vaccines that have been distributed have been administered. And NPR’s investigations team finds that 135 unarmed Black people were killed by police in the past five years.

Morning News Podcast: Covid Vaccines Behind Schedule, Unemployment

President Biden wants 100 million coronavirus vaccinations in his first 100 days. But Pfizer and Moderna have fallen behind in their production. Jobs numbers show another 1.3 million Americans are out of work.

So why are economists optimistic? And about half of the country’s students are attending class remotely. President Biden wants to change that and open more schools.

Morning News Podcast: President Biden’s First Day, Covid Actions & Numbers

President Biden’s top priority is getting the pandemic under control. What do his first executive actions tell us about how he plans to do that? Biden also released a sweeping reform bill to overhaul the U.S. immigration system.

And in 35 states, coronavirus numbers are falling. Researchers believe the U.S. has hit a peak in the pandemic, but some public health officials are skeptical.

Morning News Podcast: Trump’s Last Day, Senate Back In Session & Migrants

It is Donald Trump’s last full day as president. The last full day that he can use the power to pardon. Who might Trump choose? The Senate goes back to work today for the first time since the attack on the Capitol. 

It will consider five of Joe Biden’s cabinet nominees, prioritizing those in national security. In Guatemala, security forces fired tear gas at Honduran migrants trying to cross Guatemala’s southern border. Why did they leave home, despite the danger?

Morning News Podcast: Pro-Trump Protests Quiet, Biden’s Executive Actions

Pro-Trump protests quiet amid massive police presence across, U.S, Biden plans ‘roughly a dozen’ day one executive actions, and Georgia student who walked 7 miles to work each day receives new car through woman’s act of kindness.

Sunday Morning Podcast: Latest News From Zurich, Hong Kong & London

The weekend’s biggest points of discussion are dissected by Tyler Brûlé, Solène Léger, Florian Egli and Marcus Kraft, with commentary from our editors in London and Hong Kong. Plus: Israel’s ‘Haaretz’ newspaper.