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What We Know: The Helicopter Crash That Killed Kobe Bryant And 8 Others





The Sikorsky S-76B helicopter was operating under "Special VFR" (or Special Visual Flight Rules) status, meaning its pilot had been granted a request to fly in challenging conditions.

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Imagery Suggests Iran Is Preparing To Try To Launch A Satellite





Activity at the Imam Khomeini Space Center indicates Iran is once again attempting to send a satellite into orbit. Last year, three attempts ended in failure.

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New Book Presents A 'Secret History' Of Nuclear War Planning In America


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In The Bomb, journalist Fred Kaplan reveals how U.S. presidents, their advisers and generals have thought about, planned for — and sometimes narrowly avoided — nuclear war.

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'Fresh Air' Remembers 'PBS NewsHour' Host Jim Lehrer


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Lehrer, who died Jan. 23, was a nightly figure on PBS news for more than three decades, and moderated presidential debates in every election from 1988 through 2012. Originally broadcast in 1988.

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U.S. Plane Goes Down In Afghanistan, Prompting Wave Of Questions, Contradictions





A U.S. official tells NPR that two people died when the aircraft went down in Ghazni province. The official blamed mechanical problems — but the Taliban claims to have shot it down.

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Webcast: Health Implications Of Income Inequality


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Watch as experts on income inequality discuss a recent NPR poll that is notable for capturing the views of the top 1% of earners in America. The webcast will be livestreamed at 12 p.m. ET Monday.

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Mortar Attack Damages Part of U.S. Embassy Compound In Baghdad





"This is a fairly regular occurrence, small rocket attacks or mortars fired into the Green Zone, but they very rarely actually hit the embassy. This one did," NPR's Jane Arraf reports.

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Election Officials To Convene Amid Historic Focus On Voting And Interference





Secretaries of state and election officials are meeting in Washington on the brink of a significant test of the nation's elections expected in the coming presidential campaign.

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What To Watch For As Trump's Legal Team Resumes Its Impeachment Defense





President Trump's defense team will continue its side of the impeachment trial, expected to argue that the president was legally justified in freezing military assistance to Ukraine.

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Canada Wins, U.S. Loses In Global Fight For High-Tech Workers





If there is a global war for tech talent, right now Canada is winning. And U.S. immigration policies are part of the reason.

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Trump Tries To Hold On To Spotlight As Impeachment Enters Week 2





President Trump meets with Israel's prime minister Monday. Then Wednesday he signs a much-anticipated trade deal. This week he also has two campaign rallies.

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75 Years After Auschwitz Liberation, Survivors Urge World To Remember





"People should look at this place and think about our moral responsibility," says Pawel Sawicki, a longtime guide at the Auschwitz museum in Poland.

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When Insurance Won't Cover Drugs, Americans Make 'Tough Choices' About Their Health





With drug costs on the rise — and insurers refusing to cover some prescriptions — even patients with insurance can find themselves facing high out-of-pocket costs or going without.

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Billie Eilish Sweeps Grammys In Ceremony Clouded By Controversy And Mourning





In a night when Eilish, the youngest artist to win Album and Record of the year, might have otherwise been the whole story, the Recording Academy could not quite put it its recent scandals behind it.

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Trump Team Vows To Deflate Democrats' Case As 1st Week Of Impeachment Trial Wraps





President Trump's legal team opened its response to the Democrats' allegations with a rare Saturday session that said the accusers' facts were wrong and Trump must preserve his office.

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2020 Grammy Awards: The Full List Of Winners





Lizzo and Billie Eilish are among the artists who won trophies at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards, presented on Jan. 26, 2020.

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Democrats Pressure For Bolton To Testify In Trump Impeachment After New Report





House impeachment managers press the Senate to call the former national security adviser to testify, after a New York Times report said Trump tied Ukraine aid to investigation of his political rivals.

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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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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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