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"How many people do you think take care of our campus?"

A chorus of young voices shout guesses from the Sayre School's playground in Lexington, Ky.

"15? 50? 20?"

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Updated May 14, 2021 at 12:44 PM ET

House lawmakers have reached a deal on a bipartisan commission to investigate the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol by supporters of then-President Donald Trump and to recommend changes to protect the complex further.

Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., chair of the House Homeland Security Committee, and Rep. John Katko, R-N.Y., the panel's ranking member, will introduce legislation Friday to set up the commission.

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Yesterday, we spoke to a senior adviser to Israel's president. That adviser's name is Mark Regev. Today, we're going to hear what the conflict looks like from Gaza. Steve Inskeep placed a call to find out.

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There's a lot that can go wrong during a live broadcast.

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JENNIFER MCDERMED: Fifty is the current temperature right now in Winona. Ooh, that's funky.

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Vaccines for kids 12 to 15 can start now. An independent advisory committee to the CDC gave the green light yesterday. The CDC then accepted the recommendation, and that age group is now approved for the Pfizer vaccine.

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PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN: A vaccine for kids between the ages of 12 and 15 are safe, effective, easy, fast and free. My hope is that parents will take advantage of the vaccine and get their kids vaccinated.

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In the effort to vaccinate as many Americans as possible for COVID-19 - and at this stage in the game, states and the federal government say they need to get creative about this. Here's NPR White House correspondent Tamara Keith.

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For Tommy Lee, a fishing trip in the Florida Everglades almost turned into a nightmare. While reeling in his line, a huge alligator emerged from the water. At first, Lee was calm.

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TOMMY LEE: Got to be careful here.

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The results of China's census are in. Can we just pause for a moment to think about the amazing task of counting around 1.4 billion people? This census is the first in a decade, and it shows the population grew more slowly than it has in around 40 years.

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We're going to turn now to Mike DeWine. He is the Republican governor of Ohio. And he's one of six governors meeting with President Biden today, virtually, to talk about ways to get more people vaccinated. Governor, thanks for being on.

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