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Congress returns from a holiday break with a full plate of must-pass legislation. Democrats face some pretty big deadlines during a make or break month to pass the rest of President Biden's Build Back Better agenda.

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Infectious disease experts have said this again and again - the pandemic isn't over.

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Now they say the omicron variant is proof of exactly that.

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NPR's end of the year picks are collected in a recommendation tool we're calling: Books We Love. It's more than just a list of the year's best books.

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Today, we know some of the history of a man accused of driving his vehicle into a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wis., killing five people.

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Let's start with what we don't know. We do not know why the driver of a red SUV rolled through the Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wis.

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Two federal health agencies are independently considering a very big question - should all American adults get COVID booster shots?

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Democrats say they have a way forward on social spending, but, as ever, it's complicated.

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President Biden is carrying some of his top priorities, such as climate and tax reform, to Europe.

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Should you mix and match your extra vaccine shot?

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I don't know about you, A, but when I'm at the grocery store recently, I am getting major sticker shock in the checkout line. And I'm buying all the same stuff I usually buy.

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We're 18 months into dealing with this pandemic. And if you're feeling worn out and off balance, you're not alone.

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Duane "Yellow Feather" Shepard stands at the top of a narrow park that slopes downward toward a lifeguard training center and panoramic views of the Pacific coast.

"We're looking over the horizon at a beautiful, beautiful ocean," Shepard says. "It's blue, serene — it's quiet. It's just a gorgeous, gorgeous view."

For Shepard, this oceanfront park known as Bruce's Beach — located in Manhattan Beach, Calif., just south of Los Angeles — holds a painful history. "This is the land that our family used to own," he says.

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