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Now let's pose a question that's closer to home. How effectively is the United States fighting domestic extremism? President Biden says it's a big priority. Part of his arsenal is the Center for Prevention Programs and Partnerships, known as CP3. Some outside observers are asking if that center is keeping up with an evolving threat. NPR's Odette Yousef covers domestic extremism.

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Russia's president, Vladimir Putin, is keeping the world guessing about whether, where and when he intends to send in the troops he's poised to invade Ukraine. President Biden sounds like he's planning for the worst.

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Newly released satellite images show the devastating, widespread damage to the Tongan islands following the eruption of an undersea volcano on Jan. 15.

The satellite photos, provided to NPR by Maxar Technologies, show before and after images of the area. Tonga's government said the volcanic eruption and tsunami had caused an "unprecedented disaster" for the islands.

Ten-year-old Chase and 11-year-old Carson have alert minds and radiant smiles, but very uncooperative bodies. The two brothers have a rare genetic disorder called MEPAN syndrome. They can't sit, stand, walk or talk. For their parents, Danny and Nikki Miller, this means wheelchairs, electric lifts, diaper changes and spoon-feeding.

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When you hear President Biden talk about Vladimir Putin's possible action in Ukraine, it is clear Biden is planning for the worst.

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Thousands of people are leaving federal prison this month thanks to a law called the First Step Act, which allowed them to win early release by participating in programs aimed at easing their return to society.

But thousands of others may still remain behind bars because of fundamental flaws in the Justice Department's method for deciding who can take the early-release track. The biggest flaw: persistent racial disparities that put Black and brown people at a disadvantage.

LONDON — Prime Minister Boris Johnson is bracing for the conclusions of an investigation into allegations of lockdown-breaching parties, a document that could help him end weeks of scandal and discontent, or bring his time in office to an abrupt close.

Senior civil servant Sue Gray could turn in her report to the government as soon as Wednesday. Johnson's office has promised to publish its findings, and the prime minister will address Parliament about it soon after.

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Jakarta is congested, polluted, prone to earthquakes and rapidly sinking into the Java Sea. Now the government is leaving, and moving the country's capital to the island of Borneo.

President Joko Widodo envisions the construction of a new capital as a panacea for the problems plaguing Jakarta, reducing its population while allowing the country to start fresh with a "sustainable city" that has good public transportation, is integrated with its natural environment and is in an area that's not prone to natural disasters.

COMACHUEN, Mexico — In Comachuen, a Purepecha Indigenous community of about 10,000 inhabitants nestled high in the pine-clad mountains of the western state of Michoacan, the whole town survives because of the money sent home by migrants working in the United States.

MOSCOW — Russian authorities have added imprisoned opposition leader Alexei Navalny and some of his top allies to the country's registry of terrorists and extremists, the latest move in a multi-pronged crackdown on opposition supporters, independent media and human rights activists.

British singer and pianist Elton John says he is rescheduling his two farewell concert dates in Dallas after testing positive for COVID-19. The award-winning musician started back on his farewell tour entitled "Farewell Yellow Brick Road" last week.

"It's always a massive disappointment to move shows and I'm so sorry to anyone who's been inconvenienced by this but I want to keep myself and my team safe," he announced on Instagram.

Boston Red Sox legend David "Big Papi" Ortiz was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame on Tuesday as some baseball writers were apparently still holding a grudge against some of the greatest stars of the game's Steroid Era.

Ortiz, from the Dominican Republic, was the only one — from a roster of 30 — to make it into the elite echelon of athletes. He appeared on 307 of the 394 ballots to put him over the required 75% threshold in his first year of consideration.

An appeals judge temporarily restored New York's mask mandate Tuesday, a day after a judge in a lower court ruled that Gov. Kathy Hochul's administration lacked the constitutional authority to order people to wear face coverings.

Judge Robert Miller in New York City granted the state's request for a stay of a Long Island judge's ruling while the governor's administration pursues an appeal.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., confirmed in a video posted Tuesday that she is running for reelection for her San Francisco-based district, but she didn't address whether she plans to seek another term as the top House Democratic leader.

Pelosi, 81, made history when she took the gavel as the first female speaker of the House in 2007.

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Nearly a week after the Biden administration announced it will deploy 400 million free N95 masks to the public, the high-quality face coverings are starting to arrive at pharmacies and grocery stores.

"Every person is allowed up to 3 free masks pending availability," the Department of Health and Human Services states.

A California judge has granted a restraining order against a Virginia woman accused of stalking Apple CEO Tim Cook, threatening to burn down his Palo Alto home and trespassing on his property twice.

The 45-year-old woman from McLean, Va., has demonstrated "erratic, threatening and bizarre" behavior, including emails that featured images of a loaded handgun that the woman claimed she purchased along with a package of ammunition, according to an application for a restraining order filed last week to the Santa Clara County Superior Court of California.

A panel of federal court judges has blocked Alabama's new congressional map, drawn by Republican state lawmakers, from taking effect.

In an opinion released late Monday, the judges sided with plaintiffs, including the ACLU of Alabama and the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF), writing that under the map, "Black voters have less opportunity than other Alabamians to elect candidates of their choice to Congress."

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After recovering one body, rescue crews are continuing to search for 38 people who were aboard a boat that capsized after departing from the Bahamas on Saturday, the Coast Guard says.

Crews hope to locate more people after debris fields were spotted from an aircraft, U.S. Coast Capt. Jo-Ann Burdian, the Sector Miami commander, told reporters Wednesday.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Dueling defamation lawsuits filed by failed U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore and a woman who accused him of molesting her decades ago, derailing his 2017 campaign, went on trial Tuesday with the woman's lawyer telling jurors it was up to them to decide who to believe.

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It's only been 10 days since Republican Glenn Youngkin was sworn in as Virginia's governor, but his administration is already facing lawsuits and political blowback over new policies.

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