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Many wealthy countries have vaccinated more than half of their populations. In Africa, just 5% of people have gotten the full dose. Advocates for greater access say a major reason is that African nations have to rely on manufacturers on other continents, where they have little clout. Now a pharmaceutical startup in South Africa has been enlisted in an effort to change that. NPR's Nurith Aizenman reports.

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Red light, green light - you know, a kid's classic - stop on red, run on green. And if you get caught moving on the red light, you're out.

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Well, what if the stakes were higher?

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Before we begin this next story, we'd like to warn listeners we're going to be discussing alleged sexual coercion and assault.

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The celebrated TV show "The Sopranos" finished its six-season run in 2007. James Gandolfini was at the heart of the series, playing mob boss Tony Soprano in the New Jersey suburbs.

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After what we've all been through the last 18 months, we desperately need a laugh. But there hasn't been much to laugh about. Josh Johnson was one of the few brave comics who tried to hold up a funhouse mirror to the pandemic.

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Republican lawmakers in Texas released a map first thing Monday morning. Stephanie Gomez was in the middle of an all-staff phone call.

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This was most of America's introduction to nuclear power.

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While many DC reporters are focused on the White House or Capitol Hill, news of a different stripe has been grabbing attention.

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Five zebras are on the loose in the D.C. suburbs in Prince George's County, Md.

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Robert E. Lee lost the Civil War, and now his statue has lost its place on Richmond's Monument Avenue. A pair of filmmakers tells the story of why both those things matter.

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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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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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And for my next guest, I needed to know one thing before we got started. So am I talking to a film nerd, buff, scholar? How do you relate to films?

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