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President Biden wants Congress to give more money to schools, the CDC, and foreign aid. It's part of his first budget request, a document aimed at setting a tone for spending decisions.

Updated April 9, 2021 at 11:20 AM ET

Amazon warehouse workers in Alabama will not be forming a union.

The majority of Amazon's workers in Bessemer, Ala., voted against joining the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union. The final tally was 1,798 votes against unionizing versus 738 votes in favor of union.

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Great Britain's Prince Philip Dies At Age 99

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Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth II's husband and the Duke of Edinburgh, died Friday at age 99, Buckingham Palace announced. He was the first male royal consort since Queen Victoria's time in the 1800s — and the longest-serving consort in British history.

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Friday marks 1 year since an iconic photograph was captured: 10,000 cars waiting hours to receive food boxes in Texas. The state still distributes twice as much food as before the pandemic.

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The number of migrants encountered at the U.S.-Mexico border in March was the most in at least 15 years, as agents for U.S. Customs and Border Protection apprehended nearly 172,000 people, according to Biden administration officials.

This included nearly 19,000 children and teenagers traveling without a parent — double the levels from February and the most ever in a single month.

Updated April 8, 2021 at 12:11 PM ET

President Biden's $2 trillion infrastructure plan isn't just about roads, bridges and affordable housing but also about dealing with climate change, the Environmental Protection Agency's new leader says.

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The global production of electric vehicles is likely to increase at an astonishing pace. That means automakers need a lot more batteries, and all that demand could mean a bottleneck. NPR's Camila Domonoske reports.

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Updated April 7, 2021 at 11:52 AM ET

The European Union's drug regulator said Wednesday that the benefits of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine outweigh its risks, but that rare blood clotting events should be listed as a possible side effect.

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The Minneapolis police chief and other members of his department have testified that former officer Derek Chauvin's restraint of George Floyd was excessive and that it violated the department's policies on use of force.

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California's governor is planning for life after the pandemic. Gavin Newsom says if coronavirus numbers keep improving, this can happen June 15.

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