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Late last night, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention broke a split decision between her own agency's advisory panel and the Food and Drug Administration.

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The FDA isn't ready to approve extra vaccine for everyone, but it is ready to issue an emergency use authorization for seniors.

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We've been following the story of thousands of migrants, mostly from Haiti, camping out under a bridge in a Texas border town. That crowd is looking a little smaller Thursday.

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How much worse could this winter be? It's a fair question as the pandemic's delta surge that started in the summer is extending into the fall, it seems.

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President Biden is about to face a bunch of critics who complain that he has broken a promise.

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Suppose you were a U.S. diplomat attending this week's session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. You'd have no shortage of things to do.

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TORKHAM, Pakistan — Although the Kabul airport has opened again to international flights, many Afghans are still trying to flee overland, through major border crossings like the one in Torkham, Pakistan.

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How can Americans and others get out of Afghanistan now that U.S. troops are gone?

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The United States is continuing evacuations from an airport in Afghanistan despite an attack that hit right outside the gates.

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At the international airport in Kabul, flights are now leaving every 45 minutes.

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We have a report from a way station for people evacuated from Afghanistan.

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Tens of thousands of people desperate to leave Kabul one week ago are now in safety.

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Having claimed control of Afghanistan, it falls to the Taliban to govern amid signs of resistance to their rule.

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In his early months as president, Joe Biden has only rarely sat down for an interview.

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The U.S. involvement in Afghanistan is a story of democracy and its shortcomings. In this piece, Steve Inskeep — host of NPR's Morning Edition, as well as NPR's morning news podcast Up First — analyzes how the United States inadvertently took on a mission to democratize Afghanistan, and instead undermined democracy at home, as unpopular wars tend to do.

In 2001, Americans pictured the Afghanistan war as a defense of their democracy. People didn't talk of reforming the country, just punishing the 9/11 attackers.

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Of all debates over responding to the pandemic's latest surge, the most dramatic may be in Florida.

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The drive to vaccinate the world against coronavirus looks very different depending on which country you're in.

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Gwynne Hogan of our member station WNYC joins us. Good morning.

GWYNNE HOGAN, BYLINE: Good morning, Steve.

INSKEEP: So how much evidence backs up these accusations by the state attorney general?

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The Delta variant is driving up the number of COVID-19 cases across the country. And in a handful of states, such as Florida, they're surging at an alarming rate.

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All the recent news of the latest covid surge raises a question - how much trouble are we in this time?

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