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Law enforcement and people who live here in D.C. are bracing again for the possibility of extremist violence on Capitol grounds. A rally called Justice for J6 is set for tomorrow - J6 a nod January 6, when a mob of Trump supporters launched an attack on the Capitol building. NPR's Odette Yousef covers domestic extremism and is here now.

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ODETTE YOUSEF, BYLINE: Hey, Mary Louise.

KELLY: So tell us a little bit more about this rally. Who's expected to go and what's the message?

Thousands of Migrants, Mostly From Haiti, Are Packed Under Texas Bridge

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Law enforcement and people who live here in D.C. are bracing again for the possibility of extremist violence on Capitol grounds. A rally called Justice for J6 is set for tomorrow - J6 a nod January 6, when a mob of Trump supporters launched an attack on the Capitol building. NPR's Odette Yousef covers domestic extremism and is here now.

Hey, Odette.

ODETTE YOUSEF, BYLINE: Hey, Mary Louise.

KELLY: So tell us a little bit more about this rally. Who's expected to go and what's the message?

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More Twists In Real Life Crime Drama That Has South Carolina Riveted

Sep 16, 2021

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Infrastructure Bill Aims To Address Lead Pipes: Lessons Learned From Flint

Sep 16, 2021

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Updated September 17, 2021 at 1:03 PM ET

A debate is heating up over whether President Biden's sweeping vaccine mandate should be extended to cover those who travel domestically by plane and train.

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José González Returns With 'Local Valley'

Sep 16, 2021

When indie folk star José González arrived at the time to create his latest album, Local Valley, he reached for – what else – local sounds: "I took an evening, set up the stereo mic and recorded an hour of just bird songs," González says in an interview with NPR's Ari shaprio. Aside from his costars, the singer-songwriter recorded the record in the same mode, at his home studio outside of Gothenburg, Sweden, where he lives near the coast in a forest of birch and pine.

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Oregon Sen. Wyden On How Taxing The Rich Could Fund Democrats' Priorities

Sep 15, 2021

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Gymnasts Testify That The FBI Failed To Protect Them Against Nassar

Sep 15, 2021

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Newsom, Elder Deliver Messages To Voters Before Polls Close

Sep 14, 2021

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The COVID-19 response plan that President Biden unveiled last week aims to dramatically increase the accessibility of rapid tests for the coronavirus.

The Biden administration announced it was spending $2 billion on 280 million quick-turnaround tests to be distributed to community health centers, food banks, testing sites, shelters, prisons and other congregate settings. It's also leaning on Walmart, Amazon and Kroger to sell rapid tests at wholesale cost for the next three months.

Author Maggie Nelson's New Book Examines The Meaning And Rhetoric Of Freedom

Sep 14, 2021

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Politicians and pop stars often come back to the same refrain.

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JANIS JOPLIN: (Singing) Freedom is just another word for nothin' left to lose.

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A Look Back At The Dark Legacy Of Abimael Guzmán

Sep 13, 2021

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Why A Group Of Doctors Are Using Their Free Time To Call Their Unvaccinated Patients

Sep 13, 2021

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As President Biden laid out his plan to combat this latest surge of the coronavirus, he asked doctors to help.

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One of the biggest technological advances in Formula One racing in recent years hasn't come in the form of speed...

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Lawmakers had some tough questions today for Secretary of State Antony Blinken about the messy end of the U.S. combat mission in Afghanistan.

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