The president's remarks came during a call intended to discuss strategy for the Nov. 3 election.
All Things ConsideredPresident Trump criticized Dr. Anthony Fauci during a call with his campaign staff, calling him a "disaster" and saying Americans "are tired of hearing Fauci and these idiots" about the coronavirus.
Extreme fires are more likely with climate change, and they're making it harder for some tree species to regenerate. Ecologists say this could transform large areas of Western forest into grassland.
All Things ConsideredNearly two decades after the Hayman Fire burned in Colorado, something you'd normally see after a wildfire is missing: new trees.
Ecologists say that climate change and increased fire intensity are making it harder for some tree species to regenerate.
Attorney Benjamin Crump tweets the news of Jacob Blake's condition Tuesday — and adds he is praying it is not permanent. Blake was shot in the back by police in Wisconsin on Sunday.
All Things ConsideredJacob Blake, the Black man who was shot multiple times at close range by police in Kenosha, Wis., over the weekend, is currently paralyzed from the waist down, according to the family's attorney.
The World Health Organization's Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says he fears that without global cooperation ensuring equal access to COVID-19 vaccines, some countries could resort to hoarding.
All Things ConsideredWHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is urging countries to join a global vaccine agreement.
He says he fears that without global cooperation ensuring equal access to COVID-19 vaccines, some countries could resort to hoarding.
The Census Bureau has said it needs more time to complete their count of every person living in the country. But the Trump administration is ending the effort a month earlier than planned. Census experts worry it could lead to an undercount of...
All Things ConsideredWe know the census is important. So why — in the middle of a global pandemic — is counting ending early? Today on #NPRConsiderThis, we look at who in the U.S. is most likely to be left out of that count.
Experts said any decision about how a Biden Justice Department might handle a case against President Trump will pose huge legal and political challenges.
All Things ConsideredIf Joe Biden wins the presidency, his Justice Department will have to decide whether to investigate and prosecute President Trump — a decision with huge legal and political implications.
So far, Biden has answered that question very carefully.
"During the pandemic, basically everything is pointed in the wrong direction," says one federal health official, who calls the convergence of COVID-19 and America's addiction crisis "a nightmare."
All Things ConsideredDrug overdoses in the U.S. have risen roughly 18% during the coronavirus pandemic, new data shows.
"The longer people had to isolate it was relapse, relapse, overdose, relapse, overdose," one addiction recovery coach said.
An NPR data analysis finds that hospital systems in Louisiana, Idaho and Washington state have had to shuffle patients to try to get everyone the care they need.
All Things ConsideredAs the coronavirus has moved from coastal cities to more rural areas of the country, disparities in hospital capacity are causing problems for those not equipped to deal with the recent surge of the pandemic.
Musician Shamarr Allen is offering youth trumpets and music books in exchange for guns — no questions asked. He hopes the instrument will impact kids in New Orleans today the way it did for him.
All Things ConsideredTrumpet Is My Weapon is a gun-for-trumpet exchange program in New Orleans.
Shamarr Allen said he wanted to find a way to get guns out of kids' hands. He says the trumpet saved him, and he hopes the instrument will have the same impact on kids today.
More than one-third of all COVID-19 deaths in America have been elderly residents and workers at nursing homes and assisted living facilities.
All Things ConsideredIn Texas, 47% of the state's COVID-19 deaths have been tied to skilled nursing and assisted living facilities.
Medics across the state are testing more than 250,000 residents, as well as staff, as part of a massive intervention to stop the spread.
Boris Johnson wrote in a Times of London column that the law would infringe on the "one country, two systems" agreement China reached with Britain in 1997 when Britain ceded control of the territory.
All Things ConsideredU.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he would be willing to allow more than 2.8 million people from Hong Kong to live and work in the U.K. if China implements a controversial proposed national security law on the former British colony.
It's not yet clear who shot people in the crowd. The mayor says no officers fired on the demonstrations for the black woman killed by police in her home. Two victims required surgery, he says.
All Things ConsideredSeven people were shot in downtown Louisville, Ky., at a protest Thursday evening calling for justice for Breonna Taylor. The protest started peacefully. But shortly after 11:30 p.m., shots were fired. It's not yet clear by whom.
"If that rule had gone into effect, then every hospital, every nursing home would essentially have to have a plan," said David Michaels, former Occupational Safety and Health Administration chief.
All Things Considered"If that rule had gone into effect, then every hospital, every nursing home would essentially have to have a plan," said David Michaels, former Occupational Safety and Health Administration chief.
On a per capita basis, the coronavirus has has hit the Navajo Nation harder than nearly any other place in the nation.
All Things ConsideredThe president of the Navajo Nation, Jonathan Nez, said that out of the more than 20,250 Navajo people tested for the coronavirus, 3,245 have tested positive for COVID-19.
"We have 103 deaths on the Navajo Nation," he said.
An internal federal briefing warns that too many ICU beds in the state are already full, even as the state leads the move away from lockdown.
All Things ConsideredGeorgia — one of the first states to reopen its economy — may not have enough hospital beds to treat a new wave of critically ill patients infected with the coronavirus, according to internal federal government documents.
Overall, 78% of New York voters — including a majority of Republicans — say they trust Gov. Andrew Cuomo to decide when to reopen their state.
All Things ConsideredSome 78% of New York voters say they trust Gov. Andrew Cuomo to decide when to reopen their state, compared to 16% who say they trust President Trump, according to a new poll.
Cemeteries and hospitals are overwhelmed by a surge in fatalities, most of which are not registered in official COVID-19 statistics because of a lack of testing and bureaucratic delays.
All Things ConsideredCemeteries and hospitals in Brazil are overwhelmed by a surge in fatalities, most of which are not registered in official COVID-19 statistics because of a lack of testing and bureaucratic delays.
Dr. Richard Bright says he was removed from his post because of his "insistence" that the government spend funds on "safe and scientifically vetted solutions" to address the coronavirus.
All Things ConsideredDr. Richard Bright says he was removed from his post because of his "insistence" that the government spend funds on "safe and scientifically vetted solutions" to address the coronavirus.