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Vanessa Romo - NPR News
a damaged airliner

Amid scrutiny, Boeing promises more quality checks. But is it enough?

The aircraft maker is under renewed pressure to strengthen quality management. But critics say a fundamental cultural shift is needed.
a former town

Hawaii governor announces $150M recovery fund for Maui fire victims

Under the program, those who lost family members or were injured could receive more than $1 million — but they'd waive the right to sue.
a woman

A mother raced to save her son from the Maui fires. She couldn’t reach him.

Kenyero Fuentes, 14, was one of more than a hundred victims claimed in the inferno that ravaged the historic town of Lahaina in Maui on Aug. 8.
a bridge

What we know about Travis King, the U.S. soldier who crossed into North Korea

King had just served two months in prison for an assault in South Korea, and was being transferred to the U.S. for disciplinary action.
a U.S. Coast Guard officer

All 5 passengers aboard Titan sub are dead after a ‘catastrophic implosion’

All five passengers aboard the missing Titan submersible have died following a "catastrophic implosion of the vessel," the U.S. Coast Guard said Thursday.
a virus slide

RSV is surging. Here’s what to watch for and answers about treatment options

Here are answers to some of the most common questions about the RSV infection, who is most at risk and what might be causing this year's outbreak.
Models of a protein from RSV

Children’s hospitals grapple with a nationwide surge in RSV infections

The latest spike is months early and it's pushing care facilities to capacity. Children under the age of 5 are most vulnerable.
police officers walk

A gunman killed at least 19 children and 2 adults at a Texas elementary school

The death toll at Robb Elementary school in south Texas has climbed to 21. The 18-year-old gunman is dead, police said.
A shopper in a supermarket dairy aisle

Food prices are going up — and at levels Americans haven’t seen in decades

As for take-out or dine-in menus, the USDA said those prices are predicted to go up between 5.5 and 6.5% for the remainder of this year.
A health care worker holding a syringe

Pfizer vaccine’s protection against COVID wanes quickly in kids ages 5-11, study says

In all cases, the vaccine proved to provide strong protection against becoming seriously ill.

Unvaccinated people are 11 times more likely to die of COVID-19, new research finds

The COVID-19 vaccines continue to provide powerful protection, even against the delta variant, the CDC said. It also found that vaccinated people were 10 times less likely to be hospitalized.

As children’s COVID cases surge, there’s another virus on the rise

Health care workers on the front lines of the pandemic say there is another concerning prospect looming: a surge in children diagnosed with a combination of COVID-19 and respiratory syncytial virus.

Alaska lures tourists with its stunning landscapes — and free vaccines

It's part of an effort to jump-start a floundering summer tourism industry that's been devastated by the pandemic's cruise bans and travel warnings. Officials hope the added incentive of a COVID-19 vaccine will attract visitors.
A man in a suit and tie wit white hair sits behind a desk with an American flag in the background.

What the new monthly child tax credits mean for you and your family

"For working families with children, this tax cut sends a clear message: Help is here," said President Biden, touting the tax credit that gives American families up to an extra $1,600 per child.