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"Sunday Morning" Full Episode 6/20

Hosted by Jane Pauley. In our cover story, NPR's Allison Aubrey looks into how mRNA technology is being used beyond COVID vaccinations. Plus: Rita Braver sits down with late-night TV host Seth Meyers; Kelefa Sanneh talks with Malcolm Gladwell about his latest book, "The Bomber Mafia"; David Begnaud interviews memoirist Trent Preszler about how building a canoe is rebuilding a relationship with his late father; Imtiaz Tyab interviews the producer and stars of the acclaimed British TV series, "It's a Sin"; Mark Whitaker looks at the issue of reparations to address the racial wealth gap; and Bobby Flay introduces us to the next generation of cooking stars.
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Using mRNA tech beyond COVID vaccines

By using messenger ribonucleic acid (or mRNA) as a platform for delivering vaccinations, biotech companies like Moderna have been able to rewrite COVID vaccines swiftly to address newly-emergent variant strains. And now, fighting COVID is just the beginning, as Moderna plans to use mRNA to change the way we treat or prevent other diseases. National Public Radio correspondent Allison Aubrey reports.
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How mRNA technology is altering vaccine treatments

Back in January, just one month after Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine was authorized for emergency use, fears about a contagious variant strain began to grip the nation – and scientists at Moderna immediately realized this could be a threat. "We didn't think we had time to wait," said Dr. Stephen Hoge,...
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We collected 84 million tweets about the pandemic, here’s what we learned

The first tweet that the UK’s Department of Health and Social Care published about its new coronavirus testing regime came on January 25 2020. Less than a week later, the department tweeted its first announcement of two positive tests for COVID-19 in the UK, foreshadowing a chain of events that would have a profound effect on people’s lives.
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‘Evil’ Creators Robert and Michelle King Break Down the Aftermath of Murder in Season 2 Premiere and Why COVID Wasn’t Written Into the Show

SPOILER ALERT: Do not read if you have not yet watched the Season 2 premiere of “Evil,” streaming now on Paramount Plus. The Season 1 finale of “Evil” — when it aired all the way back in Jan. 2020 — ended on quite the cliffhanger: It appeared that Kristen Bouchard (Katja Herbers) had murdered serial killer Orson LeRoux (Darren Pettie), who’d been threatening her family and, after a crucifix on a rosary burned her hand, Kristen might actually be possessed? It was a lot.
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Tokyo Olympics: Ugandan tests positive for Covid in Japan

A member of Uganda's Olympic squad has become the first to test positive for Covid-19 on arrival in Japan for the competition due to start on 23 July. The event was postponed last year, but is now going ahead despite a fresh wave of Covid-19 cases in Japan. Uganda is...

Tokyo Olympics: Inside the athletes' village

A fever clinic isolation room, a gym that has room for 500 people to train and a 45,000 cover dining room - just some of the features of the Tokyo Olympics athlete's village. The home for thousands of athletes has presented a unique challenge to organisers, who strict safety measures will combat the risk of infection.

First Covid case among athletes at Tokyo Olympics

A member of Uganda's Olympic squad has become the first to test positive for Covid-19 on arrival in Japan for the competition due to start on 23 July. The event was postponed last year, but is now going ahead despite a fresh wave of Covid-19 cases in Japan. Uganda is...
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A Pandemic Poem review: The timing isn’t right to memorialise our loss

As the title suggests, A Pandemic Poem is rather an ambitious project: a piece of public art rather than a routine documentary about the Covid crisis. Perhaps, like the political (and the clinical) response to the coronavirus, the artistic response to what we’ve all been through – famously “unprecedented” – is bound to be flawed. Still, the BBC, filmmaker Brian Hill, and Britain’s poet laureate Simon Armitage have done as much as anyone to place it into some sort of perspective, and to memorialise our sense of loss. The sheer scale of collective bewilderment is encapsulated in the very title...
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I nearly died on a 'calm' river in Oregon

In over 20 years of travel to more than 100 countries, I’ve had my fair share of scrapes and numerous brushes with death. I’ve visited Iraq, Yemen and Syria and been robbed at gunpoint in Kenya. I’ve been very nearly run over crossing the street in Tokyo and Abu Dhabi. I was on a flight from Seattle to Seoul which experienced a mid-air emergency thanks to severe turbulence over the Sea of Japan. In Sri Lanka, a failed whale-watching mission left me and a colleague on a rickety old boat in high seas in the middle of the Indian Ocean. In Vietnam, I was attacked by a vicious shop-owner who tried to extort money from me, and in the south of France I was almost abducted.

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Sebastian Cossa of the Edmonton Oil Kings won’t be the answer in the crease for the Edmonton Oilers next season or even in 2022-23, but the six-foot-six puck-stopper could be a difference-maker in the blue paint for years to come after that if the Oilers can get him in the 2021 NHL Entry Draft.