Because Of The Pandemic, Some Quinceañeras Are Celebrating 17th Birthdays This Year
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Copyright 2021 NPR. To see more, visit LEILA FADEL, HOST: As more people get vaccinated, those milestone celebrations that had to be postponed are back on; like quinceaneras. A big deal for many Latino communities, a quinceanera is a birthday party for a 15-year-old marking a girl's passage from childhood to adulthood. NPR's Jasmine Garsd has one story about a quinceanera in times of COVID-19. JASMINE GARSD, BYLINE: On a Saturday night in Brooklyn, at a Jewish temple decorated in neon blue lights, the ranchera music is playing so loud you can feel your ribcage vibrate. (SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC) UNI ..read more
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Winds Have Been High As The Caldor Fire Threatens California's South Lake Tahoe
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Lawmakers Want To Know What Went Wrong With Afghanistan
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Chicago School Bus Drivers Have Quit In Droves Over COVID Vaccine Mandate
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Months After The Vaccine, Your Antibodies May Actually Fight COVID Better
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With boosters shots rolling out soon, the big question is: Am I still protected against COVID-19 if I've only had two doses of the vaccine? Turns out, you may have more resilience than you think ..read more
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Immunity To COVID-19 Could Last Longer Than You'd Think
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All around the world, there seem to be signs that immunity to SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes the disease COVID-19, doesn't last very long after you're vaccinated. Israel is now having one of the world's worst COVID-19 surges about five months after vaccinating a majority of its population. And in the U.S., health officials are recommending a booster shot eight months after the original vaccine course. So, how long does immunity last after two doses of the vaccine? Six months or so? And at that point, how much protection is left over? It all depends on which type of immunity you're tal ..read more
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A Nebraska Plant Used A Toxic Ethanol Source. A Town Is Now Living With Contamination
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Normal gasoline is blended with ethanol made from corn. But a Nebraska plant used surplus crop seeds treated with pesticides, leaving a town with tons of toxic waste, bee die-offs and health issues ..read more
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U.K. McDonald's Restaurants Are Out Of Milkshakes — Because Of A Truckdriver Shortage
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Louisiana Power Provider Shares How — And When — The Company Will Repair Outages
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NPR's Leila Fadel talks with Rod West, vice president of Entergy, which provides power to New Orleans and throughout Louisiana. He discusses the city's power outages and how long they may take to fix ..read more
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Reservation Communities Change Their Response To Increasingly Common Megafires
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