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April 16, 2021
The actions against Russia represent one of the first major tests for the new administration on the international level.
A visit to Israel from U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin came as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is once again fighting for his political future.
This week, President Biden announced that U.S. troops would withdraw from Afghanistan by September 2021.
April 15, 2021
Today, Black drivers are 20 percent more likely to be pulled over than white drivers.
This week, the defense presented and rested its case.
The decision would mark the end of the U.S.’s longest-ever war.
This year, a growing number of filmmakers of color have critiqued PBS’s close ties with director Ken Burns.
April 14, 2021
Federal health agencies will investigate Johnson & Johnson's potential link to the rare blood clotting disorder “out of an abundance of caution.”
Advocates are hoping the $32 billion in stimulus funding to Native communities can help with current disparities, but also address longstanding issues of underfunding for Indian Country.
With so many people in red states hesitant to take the COVID-19 vaccine, one woman is working in the state of Mississippi to help get shots in arms.
What impact could reporting on the pause of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine have on vaccine hesitancy?
April 13, 2021
Last week, lawmakers in New York state approved a historic $2.1 billion relief fund for undocumented workers and other workers with nontraditional jobs.
Iran’s government has been tight-lipped about the full extent of the damage at a nuclear facility, but multiple outlets are reporting that Israel was involved in the recent attack.
Over the weekend, a police officer in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, fatally shot the 20-year-old Black man during a traffic stop.
The “body positivity" movement has exploded in recent years, but for many, it's become nothing more than a buzzword.
April 12, 2021
Former President Trump’s appointment of three justices cemented the ideologically conservative 6-3 tilt.
Not a single dose of any COVID-19 vaccine has been made available for the country’s more than 11 million people.
According to the ballot count, workers at the facility voted overwhelmingly not to form a union.
This month, Prince’s estate announced that an unreleased album by the legendary musician will be coming out this summer.
April 9, 2021
Governor Murphy joins the Takeaway for a conversation about the state’s pandemic response, school reopenings, and election reform in the state.
One of the biggest debates emerging around President Biden's $2 trillion infrastructure proposal is how to pay for it.
This Wednesday, Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear signed into law a bipartisan bill to expand voting access in the state.
The new actions attempt to address recent violent mass shootings in the U.S.
This week, the Senate parliamentarian determined that Democrats could pass additional legislation through the budget reconciliation process.
April 8, 2021
Earlier this week, the Arkansas state legislature overrode a veto by Governor Asa Hutchinson on House Bill 15-70.
Following last summer's protests against police brutality, calls for civilian oversight of police became widespread in cities across the U.S.
A look back at what expert and police witnesses have said.
Before the pandemic, the number of lesbian bars in the U.S. had dwindled down to just a handful.
April 7, 2021
Senator Mitch McConnell retaliated by accusing corporations of “behaving like a woke parallel government."
Last week, Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland announced the creation of a new unit to coordinate between federal agencies on cases involving missing and murdered Indigenous women.
After a year of isolation, wearing masks, and staying six feet apart, our brains—like most everything else—have adapted to the COVID-19 pandemic.
April 6, 2021
More than 61 million people have been fully vaccinated in the U.S., with more than 106 million people at least partially vaccinated.
The continent of Africa has administered less than two percent of global vaccine distribution, despite making up 17 percent of the global population.
Last week, President Joe Biden announced 11 nominees for the federal bench.
The lack of representation on many popular cooking shows extends into the fine-dining world as a whole. The Takeaway speaks with chef Eric Adjepong about his experience on Top Chef.
April 5, 2021
High-income countries have purchased over half of the world’s supply of vaccines, even though they make up less than a fifth of the global population.
Momentum has grown around statehood for Washington, D.C., and advocates say it has wide-ranging implications on issues ranging from racial equity to gun control.
Natalia Lafourcade discusses her Grammy win for her album "Un Canto por México, Vol. 1."