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Trump Walks Back Statements On China; White House Walks Them Forward





The president said he was having second thoughts after hiking tariffs on Chinese goods, and threatening to force U.S. companies out of China. The White House said his comments were misinterpreted.

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Former Congressman And Talk Radio Host Joe Walsh Announces Trump Primary Challenge





Walsh supported Trump during his 2016 campaign but of late has offered bitter critique of the president, calling him a liar, bully and unfit for office. Walsh has also attacked Trump from the right.

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To Forward Progressive Agenda, Harry Reid Says The Filibuster Must Go





Even in retirement, the former Senate majority leader is calling to change the rules. Reid tells NPR the filibuster is obstructing the Senate from tackling big issues like climate change and gun laws.

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A Trumpet Made Of Bullets And The Kids Who Inspired It Take Hope Around The Country





The Instrument of Hope, a trumpet made partly of bullets and inspired by the survivors of the 2018 Parkland, Fla., mass shooting, is touring the country to promote healing.

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Academic Science Rethinks All-Too-White 'Dude Walls' Of Honor





Historic portraits of revered scientists and doctors can be found all over medical schools and universities — and, as it happens, most feature white men. Some say this sends the wrong message.

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Firearms Museum Focuses On Gun Safety, History And Culture





The Cody Firearms Museum in northwest Wyoming just got a makeover. It's moved away from being a monument to guns and toward being an educational space.

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In Hong Kong, Moderate And Radical Protesters Join Forces To Avoid Past Divisions





In 2014, Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement was beset by divisions. Now various protest factions are working together. "If either one gets hurt, we feel the other's pain," says a moderate lawmaker.

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Praise, Don't Tease, And Other Tips To Help Kids With Their Weight





Even well-intended comments about weight and dieting can actually harm children. Here's advice for how to set kids up for a healthy life and a positive self-image.

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As U.S. Jews Cool To Israel, Evangelicals Flock There As Tourists





Evangelicals are emerging as the most reliable U.S. supporters of the Israeli government and the fastest growing segment of the Israeli tourism market.

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Iranian Oil Tanker Leaves Gibraltar, Despite U.S. Efforts To Keep It Detained





The U.S. alleged that the tanker, which was seized in July, was carrying 2.1 million barrels of crude oil to Syria in violation of an international embargo.

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Iran Under Sanctions: A Scramble For Cancer Care And Blame To Go Around





Shortages affecting hospitals and clinics are a perilous example of an economic crisis that has worsened since the U.S. imposed economic and financial penalties on the country.

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Violence Returns To Hong Kong As Police Fire Tear Gas And Protesters Fight Back





After a period of peace in Hong Kong, protests on Saturday turned violent. Police fired tear gas at pro-democracy demonstrators who barricaded roads with bamboo and hurled bricks at authorities.

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Trade And Economic Tensions Loom Over G7 Summit In France





Just before leaving Washington, D.C., Friday, President Trump hiked tariffs on Chinese imports and threatened to force American companies to leave China.

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Houses Of Worship Find New Life After Congregations Downsize





As the percentage of Americans who belong to a church, mosque or synagogue declines, congregations are selling their buildings. Some of those former houses of worship are finding new life.

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When Temperatures Rise, So Do Health Problems





Heatstroke tends to get the most attention during extreme heat waves. But other diseases are affected by high temperatures as well.

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Opinion: We Are Risking Health And Life





The government wants to withhold flu shots from migrants in detention centers even though doctors advise vaccinations for all detainees promptly upon arrival.

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Nailed It: Bringing Science Into Nail Art





A young scientist decided that one way to get girls into science would be by painting neurons and parasitic worms on her nails.

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Elizabeth Warren Slams Student Loan Watchdog Hire As 'Outrageous'





Robert Cameron was a top lawyer for one of the country's largest student loan servicers. In documents obtained by NPR, Warren called his appointment a "slap in the face to student loan borrowers."

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DOJ Says Psychologist Removed Jeffrey Epstein From Suicide Watch





The financier's suicide had created a demand for answers from the senior officials in charge of his care. He was being held pending trial on sex trafficking charges.

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Florida Man Found Guilty Of Manslaughter Despite 'Stand Your Ground' Defense


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Michael Drejka, who is white, shot and killed Markeis McGlockton, an unarmed black man, after a dispute over a handicapped space in a parking lot.

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DOJ Increases Power Of Agency Running Immigration Court System





The changes follow the Trump administration's efforts to decertify the immigration judges' union and speed up deportations.

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Top Publishers Sue Audible, Alleging Encroachment On Text Territory


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The seven plaintiffs, which include all of the publishing industry's Big Five, say the audiobook company is violating copyrights with a planned feature that would transcribe audiobooks for listeners.

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Feds Charge 80 People Over Massive Online Fraud Conspiracy





One of the victims is a Japanese woman who sent more than $200,000 to a person she thought was a U.S. service member in Syria, according to the federal complaint.

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Court Says Idaho Must Provide Gender Confirmation Surgery To Transgender Inmate





Friday a panel of judges ruled that in denying a transgender inmate gender confirmation surgery, the state violated the Eighth Amendment.

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California Says Its Cannabis Revenue Has Fallen Short Of Estimates, Despite Gains





The tepid results have prompted Gov. Gavin Newsom to revise his office's estimates of how much money the state will net from its cannabis industry.

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Keystone Pipeline's Alternate Route Gets The Go-Ahead From Nebraska Court





A group of activists, Native American tribes and local landowners had challenged the controversial pipeline's 2017 approval. But the state Supreme Court unanimously rejected that challenge Friday.

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Customs Agents Make 'Unusual' Seizure Of Nearly 53,000 Chinese Gun Parts





The illegal stocks, muzzles and other items were intercepted in recent months. "There was no attempt to hide the importation attempt," CPB spokesperson Jaime Ruiz told NPR.

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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Treated Again For Cancer





The 86-year-old justice just wrapped up weeks of treatment after a new cancerous tumor was found on her pancreas. Doctors say there's no evidence of cancer elsewhere.

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Work Cultures Clash When A Chinese Company Reopens An 'American Factory'





A new film chronicles what happens when a Chinese billionaire reopens a former General Motors plant in Ohio. John Powers says it's an old-school observational documentary in the very best sense.

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Lengthy Detention Of Migrant Children May Create Lasting Trauma, Say Researchers





The Trump administration is trying to legalize indefinite detention of migrant families. But detention can be emotionally crushing for kids, leading to long-term mental health problems like PTSD.

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The Amazon Rainforest, Ablaze In Brazil





There have been 74,155 fires in Brazil so far this year, mostly in the Amazon, and about half of which have ignited in just the past month. Some international leaders are raising the alarm.

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Brazilian President Bolsonaro May Send Army To Combat Amazon Rainforest Fires





International pressure has been steadily growing on President Jair Bolsonaro over his handling of the issue. He plans to meet with his ministers on Friday to discuss how to handle the crisis.

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What Do Greenlanders Think Of Trump's Interest In Buying Greenland?





The majority are Inuit. They laugh about it but also take it seriously. One says such talk is "extremely imperialistic and should not be something that we hear world leaders say in 2019."

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Returning To Lady: A Reflection On Two Decades 'In Search Of Billie Holiday'





Farah Jasmine Griffin's 2001 book on Billie Holiday posed a challenge to biographers and our understanding of Holiday. Here, she reflects on her changing connection to Lady Day since its release.

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Putin To Russian Military: 'Prepare A Symmetrical Response' To U.S. Missile Test





His remarks come after a U.S. Defense Department test of a modified Navy Tomahawk cruise missile, and the demise of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty between Washington and Moscow.

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Missy Elliott Drops 'ICONOLOGY,' Her First Original Project In 14 Years





The Virginia game-changer and Grammy winner drops a five-song EP ahead of being honored at the MTV Video Music Awards.

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David Koch Dies; Conservative Billionaire Helped Reshape U.S. Politics





Koch and his brother, Charles, built one of the nation's largest private businesses and created a network of secretly funded organizations that attacked Democrats.

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More Rate Cuts? Powell Says Fed Is Ready To Help Economy Grow Amid Trade Tensions





The central bank will "act as appropriate" to sustain the economic expansion as the trade war with China takes a toll on global growth and parts of the U.S. economy, Fed Chairman Jerome Powell says.

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Wyoming Hopes To Use Medicaid To Reduce Air Ambulance Bills For All Patients





Frustrated with sky-high bills from air ambulance companies, Wyoming hopes to hammer down those charges with more regulation. The companies say such a proposal undermines free enterprise. ****

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The Invisible Children With Cancer





A study looks at the toll of cancer on children around the world. Co-author Dr. Lisa Force of St. Jude hospital says: "An important prognostic indicator for survival is where that child is living."

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Trade War Heats Up Again As China Sets Tariffs On $75 Billion In U.S. Goods, Autos





China says it will slap tariffs on autos and thousands of other U.S. goods. It's an escalation of a trade war that has rippled through the world economy and raised U.S. recession fears.

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Macron Urges G7 Members To Put Amazon Fires At Top Of Agenda





In a tweet, the French president called the 2,500 active fires in the Amazon an "international crisis" and urged fellow G7 members to "discuss this emergency first order" at their upcoming summit.

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Tide Rolls Back In: Alabama Hopes To Not Squander Last Year's Championship 'Failure'





Clemson walloped the University of Alabama in college football's national championship last season. Now perennial powerhouse Alabama is trying to learn from the loss.

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Meltdown On Main Street: Inside The Breakdown Of The GOP's Moderate Wing





House GOP moderates clashed with the Republican Main Street Partnership following the 2018 midterms, leading many lawmakers to sever ties with an outside group that's been a fixture since the 1990s.

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As Texas Suburbs Diversify, Democrats See An Opportunity For 2020





As Republican retirements stack up, Democrats are bullish about gains in Texas, with rapid demographic shifts among Hispanics and Asians. Plus, a backlash against President Trump.

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Nation's Largest Hispanic Journalist Group Drops Sponsorship By Fox News


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The conservative network ignored the Hispanic journalists group's concerns about its immigration coverage, NAHJ says. The break came when a Fox pundit compared migrants with Nazis who invaded Europe.

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YouTube Channels Suspended For 'Coordinated' Influence Campaign Against Hong Kong





The announcement by Google, which owns YouTube, comes days after Facebook and Twitter suspended accounts for an alleged campaign to manipulate public opinion about Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests.

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Police Seize Rifles, High-Capacity Magazines From Man Wanting To 'Shoot Up' Workplace





Authorities say Rodolfo Montoya, 37, told a co-worker at the Long Beach Marriott that he was planning a mass shooting there.

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Phone Companies Ink Deal With All 50 States And D.C. To Combat Robocalls





In the plan, service providers will provide technology to combat a practice known as "spoofing" to aid state attorneys general in locating and prosecuting the fraudulent robocallers.

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A Dead Cat, A Lawyer's Call And A 5-Figure Donation: How Media Fell Short On Epstein





Why did it take some of the nation's biggest news organizations so long to take seriously the accusations against the late Jeffrey Epstein? Allegations about his behavior go back more than a decade.

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