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Kobe Was 'More Than An Athlete': The Sports World Mourns A Basketball Legend





The retired Los Angeles Lakers star died at age 41 in a plane crash on Sunday. Former teammates, peers and other sports legends expressed their grief and shock on social media.

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Activists Decry Femicides After Another Woman Is Killed In Juárez, Mexico





Activists chanted "Not one more" as they marched in Juárez Saturday. The killing of artist and activist Isabel Cabanillas ignited anger in a city with a gruesome history of violence against women.

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Coronavirus Case Confirmed In Arizona, Bringing U.S. Total To 5





The CDC expects the number of confirmed cases of Wuhan coronavirus in the U.S. to increase — but says the overall health risk of disease transmission is the country is low.

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Basketball Legend Kobe Bryant Dies In Helicopter Crash At 41





The NBA star who played for the Los Angeles Lakers for 20 year was killed Sunday morning in southern California, along with four others on board.

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After Pompeo’s Bullying, Trump Signals a Renewed Push to Defund NPR

"After a conservative radio host questioned the mere existence of NPR, President Trump confirmed that notion, writing, 'A very good question!'"

"Mark Levin, a bomb-throwing Trump sycophant, who is both a conservative radio and Fox News host, tweeted out an anti-NPR statement in the aftermath of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s ornery interview with an NPR national security reporter on Friday. The president took Levin’s tweet as an opportunity to champion a cause that he’s pushed for in the past, the defunding of NPR."

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Poll Results Put Andrew Yang Back On The Democratic Debate Stage





The 45-year-old tech entrepreneur is the seventh candidate to qualify for the Feb. 7 debate in Manchester, N.H., which is just four days ahead of the primary there.

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Arizona Man Caught Driving In The HOV Lane With Fake Skeleton Riding Shotgun





The 62-year-old man was cited last week for disguising a dummy skeleton wearing a bucket hat as a passenger so he could drive in the carpool lane.

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3rd U.S. Case of Wuhan Coronavirus Confirmed





The case involves a patient in Orange County, Calif., who had traveled to Wuhan, China, the epicenter of the outbreak.

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Bigleaf Maple Syrup Flows As Profits Drip From Once-Maligned Northwest Tree





The Northwest is getting into the lucrative maple syrup industry. Farmers and researchers in Washington state are beginning to tap the sweet potential of the much-maligned bigleaf maple tree.

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'Take Her Out.' In New Recording, Trump Heard Discussing Firing Ambassador To Ukraine





In the 2018 recording, the president can be heard ordering the firing of his top envoy to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch. "Get rid of her," he says.

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After Contentious Interview, Pompeo Publicly Accuses NPR Journalist Of Lying To Him





Secretary of State Mike Pompeo issued an angry salvo on Saturday against Mary Louise Kelly, co-host of NPR's "All Things Considered." Kelly disputes his charges and NPR stands by her reporting.

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Iraqi Security Forces Storm Tahrir Square, Clash With Protesters





The security forces fired live bullets and tear gas and setting ablaze tents where demonstrators have been living. At least one protester was killed and dozens wounded.

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Coronavirus Update: What's New In The Evolving Outbreak





The number of infections continue to grow in an outbreak spreading through China. Cases have been confirmed in the U.S., Europe and Australia as well. Here are the latest updates on the illness.

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Space Walk Underway For Final Fix Of International Space Station Device





Two astronauts aboard the International Space Station make their fourth foray outside the spacecraft to prolong the lifespan of a cosmic ray detector.

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'Our Democracy Is In Danger': Muslims In India Say Police Target Them With Violence





Dozens of Indians, most of them Muslim, have been killed by police in weeks of nationwide protests against a new citizenship law. Their families believe they were singled out because of their faith.

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Regional Elections In Italy: Can The 'Sardines' Win Against Populism?





European Union officials will be closely monitoring results of the local votes on Sunday that are seen as a bellwether for the fate of the national government.

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PHOTOS: What It's Like Living Through An Outbreak





Shopping with a face mask, getting screened for fever — they're some of the challenges posed by the Wuhan coronavirus.

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Coronavirus FAQs: Do Masks Help? Is The Disease Really So Mysterious?





We're answering a few questions that you may be asking about the new coronavirus outbreak. And we invite you to send us your questions,

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6 Decades Later, This Atomic Vet Is Finishing His Music Education





Hank Bolden is one of thousands of U.S. soldiers exposed to secret nuclear weapons tests in the 1950s. He's now using compensation money from the federal government to focus on his first love: music.

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President Trump's Legal Team To Begin Impeachment Defense





The president's lawyers are expected to speak for about three hours on Saturday and focus on events related to President Trump's 2016 campaign.

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How Super Sniffer Dogs Are Helping Detect Disease Around The World





Our canine buddies can do more than play fetch. Turns out dogs' incredible sense of smell is a secret weapon in medicine.

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Trump Impeachment Recap: Dems Wrap With Exhortation To Act





House impeachment managers concluded their opening presentation with a call to remove Trump or risk more of what they called lawlessness. Trump's lawyers get the floor next.

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Trump Unveils New Space Force Logo, Inciting 'Star Trek' Fan Outrage





Fans of the beloved television show don't want the symbol to live long or prosper. Instead, they're calling the design a knockoff.

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Fidget Spinners, Sleeping Senators: A Sketch Artist's View Of The Senate Trial





Art Lien, a courtroom artist who normally covers the Supreme Court, has been sketching the Senate impeachment trial. "I'm looking for color," he says — such as sleeping senators and fidget spinners.

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Pompeo Won't Say Whether He Owes Yovanovitch An Apology. 'I've Done What's Right'





As the State Department faces ongoing questions over Marie Yovanovitch's treatment as U.S. envoy to Ukraine, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tells NPR, "I've defended every single person on this team."

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Pentagon Says 34 U.S. Troops Suffered Brain Injuries From Iranian Missile Strike





More than half the American troops diagnosed with concussions were transferred from the Iraqi base that was attacked to Germany or the U.S.

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'Please Help Me.' What People In China Are Saying About The Outbreak On Social Media





Residents in Wuhan and other Chinese cities affected by the Wuhan coronavirus are using platforms like Weibo to share their fears and frustrations.

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2nd U.S. Case Of Wuhan Coronavirus Confirmed





Health officials announced that a second person in the United States is infected with the dangerous new coronavirus and that 50 more possible cases in the U.S. are under investigation.

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'Fresh Air' Marks The 75th Anniversary Of The Liberation Of Auschwitz


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In 2005, journalist Laurence Rees described the inner workings of the Nazi death camp in his book, Auschwitz: A New History, and __ Elie Wiesel spoke in 1988 about his experience at Auschwitz.

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As Esports Take Off, High School Leagues Get In The Game





Today, more than 170 colleges and universities offer esports. And there's money on the table — more than $16 million in college scholarships. Naturally, high schools have followed suit.

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Trump Administration Threatens California Over Mandate That Insurers Cover Abortion





Health officials said the state has 30 days to repeal the requirement or some of its federal funds might be in jeopardy. The threat comes as Trump is set to address an anti-abortion rights march.

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At Least 2 People Killed In Massive Industrial Explosion In Houston





The blast was felt more than 30 miles away, knocking homes off their foundations and casting debris about half a mile. Police opened a criminal probe, though it's not clear what caused the explosion.

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Is Davos As Bad As Critics Say? Global Leaders Weigh In





Critics love to hate the World Economic Forum's annual meeting for elites. But people who work in global health and development say it has helped do some good.

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Drug To Prevent Premature Birth Divides Doctors, Insurers And FDA Experts





An expert panel convened by the FDA says the drug Makena should be withdrawn from the market because a review of its effectiveness shows it doesn't work. But OB-GYNS who prescribe the drug disagree.

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Democrats To Hold Final Day Of Arguments Before Trump's Team Takes The Stage





On Friday, House impeachment managers plan to focus on President Trump's alleged obstruction of Congress. Watch the remarks live beginning at 1 p.m. ET.

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U.S. Won't Hand Over Wife Of American Diplomat Wanted In Fatal U.K. Car Crash





The State Department says Anne Sacoolas has diplomatic immunity and will not be returned to face dangerous driving charges related to the Aug. 27 death of 19-year-old Harry Dunn.

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China Hurriedly Building Quarantine Center In Effort To Contain Wuhan Virus





Hundreds of workers were told to get the center near the city of Wuhan built in under a week as authorities cope with the new viral pneumonia that has killed 26 people and infected 876 others.

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President Trump To Face Friendly Crowd At March For Life





Trump has addressed the annual march remotely before, but this will be the first time for a sitting president to speak at the event.

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Impeachment Trial Messaging Operation Targets Audiences Outside Senate Chamber





There is extensive coverage of the arguments both sides are making to 100 Senate jurors. But prosecution and defense teams also echoing messages outside the chamber to appeal to public.

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Pharmaceutical Executive John Kapoor Sentenced To 66 Months In Prison In Opioid Trial





His sentencing is the culmination of a months-long criminal trial that resulted in the first successful prosecution of pharmaceutical executives tied to the opioid epidemic.

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Protector Of N.H. Primary Claims 'You Can't Hack This Pencil,' But Worries Persist





Some worry that New Hampshire Secretary of State Bill Gardner's office was too slow to acknowledge the scale of the election security problem and focused on addressing the wrong challenges.

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Wuhan Coronavirus 101: What We Do — And Don't — Know About A Newly Identified Disease





The virus was identified in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December, and the number of confirmed cases is rapidly increasing. Here's what we do — and don't — know about coronavirus 2019-nCoV.

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Psychologist Who Helped Create Interrogation Methods Says CIA May Have Gone Too Far


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James Mitchell testified at a trial at Guantanamo that a man accused of helping finance the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks was subjected to "excessive" abuse.

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Psychologist Who Helped Create Interrogation Methods Says CIA May Have Gone Too Far


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James Mitchell testified at a trial at Guantanamo that a man accused of helping finance the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks was subjected to "excessive" abuse.

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Fidget Spinners, Pacing, Note-Taking: Staying Awake In The Senate Chamber





Impeachment trial rules say senators are not to talk. They can't have their phones. And coffee is banned from the chamber. And so, some senators are grappling with something basic: staying awake.

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Impeachment Trial Recap: Congress Has The Power, Democrats Argue





Rep. Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., laid out what he called the legal theory that supports the House's case against Trump. Democrats later argued Trump put himself before the nation.

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Actress Annabella Sciorra Testifies That Harvey Weinstein Raped Her





She is the first of six women expected to testify at his trial that Weinstein raped or sexually assaulted them. "I said, 'No, no,' but there was not much I could do at that point," Sciorra said.

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