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CDC could add a negative test to its new isolation guidelines, Fauci says

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is considering altering its recommendations for people with COVID-19 after it got pushback on its new guidelines, Dr. Anthony Fauci said.

President Biden's chief medical adviser said there was "some concern" that the CDC told people to isolate for five days but did not recommend that they get a negative test before leaving isolation.

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Max Julien, star of Blaxploitation classic 'The Mack,' has died at 88

The actor Max Julien, star of the classic 1973 Blaxploitation film The Mack, has died. According to his wife Arabella Chavers Julien, he died early Saturday morning. He was 88. No further details were provided.

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Twitter bans Marjorie Taylor Greene's personal account over COVID misinformation

Updated January 2, 2022 at 12:04 PM ET

Twitter has permanently suspended the personal account of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene for "repeated violations of our COVID-19 misinformation policy."

In an email to NPR, a spokesperson for the social media company said Twitter "had been clear that, per our strike system for this policy, we will permanently suspend accounts for repeated violations of the policy."

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After losing everything in the Colorado wildfires, she's struggling to start over

Taylor Korn spent most of Thursday afternoon in tears as she struggled to come to terms with the fact that everything she once owned was now gone. Among the items lost were two urns with her parents' ashes, her birth certificate, irreplaceable family photos along with all of her clothes and personal belongings. Also inside the home were two puppies, just 6 months old, who couldn't be saved.

The Marshall Fire, which erupted in Boulder County, Colo., late that morning, took it all.

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Child grooms are often overlooked in the fight to stop child marriage

The teenager dreamed of becoming a doctor. But that dream was derailed by child marriage. It's a familiar story – but in this case the details may surprise you.

The 15-year-old wasn't a child bride. He was a child groom.

Child marriage – defined by the United Nations as marriage under age 18 and considered a violation of human rights – disproportionally impacts girls. An estimated 650 million girls and women were married as children.

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Trump still says his supporters weren't behind the Jan. 6 attack — but I was there

Editor's note: This story contains language that may be offensive.

"I was standing amid thousands of Trump supporters on the lawn rising up to the Washington Monument," says NPR's Tom Bowman. "Then Trump came on stage to raucous applause."

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A pediatrician's advice to parents of kids under 5 on omicron, travel and daycare

Amid the omicron surge there is understandable anxiety among parents, particularly those with kids under 5 who can't yet get a COVID vaccine.

They're wondering how to navigate life with young children, what this means for travel plans and daycare, and when the vaccine will become available.

Dr. Ibukun Kalu is a pediatric infectious disease doctor at Duke University and says her hospital has already seen a rise in children being admitted.

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Kentucky storm brings flooding, damage and power outages

HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. — Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear declared a state of emergency on Saturday as powerful storms ripped through the state causing flash floods, power outages and property damage, including from a possible tornado in Hopkinsville.


Dan Reeves, one of the most successful coaches in NFL history, dies at 77

Dan Reeves, one of only a handful of NFL coaches to ever win 200 or more games, died at 77 Saturday in his Atlanta home. The former Dallas Cowboys player spent 39 years in the NFL, including Super Bowl appearances both as a player and coach.

Reeves made his NFL debut in 1965 and spent the next eight years as a running back with the Dallas Cowboys. As a player he made two Super Bowl appearances, including the Cowboys' 1972 win against the Miami Dolphins in Super Bowl VI.


A plain pine coffin and eco-friendly cremation are the last acts of Desmond Tutu

Desmond Tutu, the anti-apartheid leader and Anglican archbishop emeritus, died last Sunday in Cape Town, South Africa. Despite his monumental status, he requested a humble sendoff in a pine coffin without extravagant spending on the services. And in his last act as a champion of the environment, his remains will undergo aquamation, an eco-friendly alternative to traditional cremation.