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Noel King

Noel King is a host of Morning Edition and Up First.

Previously, as a correspondent at Planet Money, Noel's reporting centered on economic questions that don't have simple answers. Her stories have explored what is owed to victims of police brutality who were coerced into false confessions, how institutions that benefited from slavery are atoning to the descendants of enslaved Americans, and why a giant Chinese conglomerate invested millions of dollars in her small, rural hometown. Her favorite part of the job is finding complex, and often conflicted, people at the center of these stories.

Noel has also served as a fill-in host for Weekend All Things Considered and 1A from NPR Member station WAMU.

Before coming to NPR, she was a senior reporter and fill-in host for Marketplace. At Marketplace, she investigated the causes and consequences of inequality. She spent five months embedded in a pop-up news bureau examining gentrification in an L.A. neighborhood, listened in as low-income and wealthy residents of a single street in New Orleans negotiated the best way to live side-by-side, and wandered through Baltimore in search of the legacy of a $100 million federal job-creation effort.

Noel got her start in radio when she moved to Sudan a few months after graduating from college, at the height of the Darfur conflict. From 2004 to 2007, she was a freelancer for Voice of America based in Khartoum. Her reporting took her to the far reaches of the divided country. From 2007 - 2008, she was based in Kigali, covering Rwanda's economic and social transformation, and entrenched conflicts in the the Democratic Republic of Congo. From 2011 to 2013, she was based in Cairo, reporting on Egypt's uprising and its aftermath for PRI's The World, the CBC, and the BBC.

Noel was part of the team that launched The Takeaway, a live news show from WNYC and PRI. During her tenure as managing producer, the show's coverage of race in America won an RTDNA UNITY Award. She also served as a fill-in host of the program.

She graduated from Brown University with a degree in American Civilization, and is a proud native of Kerhonkson, NY.

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Plans for a House select committee to investigate the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol are moving ahead.

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Just about a month ago, President Biden and a bipartisan group of senators stood outside of the White House...

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Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen is calling for the child tax credit expansion to be made permanent as the first installment of the monthly allowance was delivered to parents' bank accounts this week.

Under the Biden administration's American Rescue Plan passed by Congress in March, parents are set to receive $250 to $300 per child every month for the rest of this year. The first of those monthly payments, totaling $15 billion, were delivered on Thursday.

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In Surfside, Fla., the search for survivors is over.

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The confirmed death toll from a collapsed condo in Florida is now 36.

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In Surfside, wind, rain and lightning have slowed but not stopped the search of the Champlain Towers South condo.

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Britain's prime minister, Boris Johnson, is ready to lift almost all COVID-19 restrictions in England in about two weeks. He says it's time to get back to near normal, at least, and time to let people make their own decisions.

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Late last night, crews brought down the rest of the Champlain Tower South building in Surfside, Fla.

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The Taliban are overrunning districts in Afghanistan. Last week, you'll remember, U.S. forces withdrew from Bagram air base, which effectively ended 20 years of American involvement in Afghanistan.

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The Manhattan DA's office has been investigating The Trump Organization for three years now.

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Bad weather hinders search for victims of condo collapse. The House will vote on whether to create a select committee to probe the Capitol riot. Progressives worry Biden's climate agenda is changing.

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We have entered into day six of a rescue operation in Surfside, Fla. Eleven people are now confirmed dead. And around 150 people are still missing. Rescue workers from Israel and Mexico have joined the search.

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In Surfside, Fla., rescue crews are going into day six of their efforts.

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It's been over 100 hours and counting since a 12-story condominium collapsed in Surfside, Fla.

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The debate over whether to get rid of the filibuster, a fundamental part of the legislating process, is now in clear focus.

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Today, the U.S. Senate takes up a plan to set federal standards for elections.

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The CDC says about 65% of American adults have gotten at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

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President Biden says the United States is back, and that is getting a big test today.

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