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Do vaccines stop infections from the omicron variant? Early results are released

Preliminary data out of South Africa suggest COVID vaccines are much less effective at stopping infection from the omicron variant, but there's hope the vaccines will protect against severe disease.
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Instagram CEO to testify at Senate hearing on potential dangers for young users

NPR's Steve Inskeep speaks to Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and Republican Sen. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee — ahead of Wednesday's hearing on the impact of Instagram on kids.

Just in time for the holiday season: cookie-flavored wine

Oreo Thins has partnered with Barefoot wine to create a cookie-flavored wine this season. It's called Barefoot x Oreo Thins Red Blend, and will be available starting Thursday.

List highlights the most challenging words for newsreaders to pronounce

Among the words on the list from the U.S. Captioning Company, which subtitles TV shows, is omicron, which is the latest coronavirus variant. Along with Eilish, the last name of singer Billie Eilish.
3 min

Digital tools can preserve historic sites threatened by the effects of climate change

The historic city of St. Augustine, Fla., is battling rising seas to protect its heritage and tourism dollars. But it's also making a digital record of its artifacts in case they are lost.
2 min

Vermont Christmas tree farmers are struggling to keep up with demand

Christmas tree farmers in Vermont are not alone — there is high demand amid a nationwide Christmas tree shortage and record high prices.
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A church retreat center is offering hope to victims of natural disasters in Canada

The Canadian province of British Columbia experienced a series of natural disasters this year. People displaced by these two events are now living together at a place called Camp Hope.
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The U.S. warns Russia not to take military action against Ukraine

NPR's Debbie Elliott talks to Dmitri Trenin of the Carnegie Moscow Center about President Biden warning Vladimir Putin that he'll face tough sanctions if Russia invades Ukraine.