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UAW President Gary Jones Abruptly Resigns Amid Corruption Scandal





Jones has been the target of a federal probe of alleged corruption in the UAW. The union is also linked to an alleged bribery scheme, according to a lawsuit filed by GM against rival Fiat Chrysler.

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National Book Awards Handed To Susan Choi, Arthur Sze And More





The novelist and poet joined Sarah M. Broom, László Krasznahorkai, Ottilie Mulzet, and Martin W. Sandler as winners Wednesday night — receiving $10,000 and a medallion for their front covers.

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Democratic Debate: Live Fact Check, Analysis Of November's Faceoff





Ten candidates are on stage in Atlanta on Wednesday night — amid an impeachment inquiry into President Trump and a shifting field. NPR reporters have live analysis and fact checks of their remarks.

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AIDS Memorial Quilt Is Returning Home To San Francisco





The quilt was the brainchild of AIDS activists in the late 1980's who wanted to use names to memorialize the lives of people who had died of the disease.

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Nebraska: 1st To Say It Will Share Driver's License Records With Census Bureau





The state's Department of Motor Vehicles signed an agreement to share records that the Census Bureau says will help it produce data about the citizenship status of every person living in the U.S.

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Linux Webmin Servers Being Attacked by New P2P Roboto Botnet


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Despite Trump Support, Navy Board May Strip Eddie Gallagher Of SEAL Status





The president championed the Navy SEAL's cause, and restored him to his former rank. But days later, top Navy officials said Gallagher may lose his standing as a member of the elite fighting force.

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Intel Posts Letter Apologizing for Continued CPU Shortages


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Israel May Hold New Elections After Netanyahu's Rival Fails To Form Government





Benny Gantz's failure to form a coalition prolongs months of political deadlock. It does not automatically trigger new elections; rather, it kicks off another wave of political haggling.

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Prince Andrew Steps Back From Public Duties Over Ties To Jeffrey Epstein





The news comes days after Prince Andrew sat down for an hourlong interview with the BBC over his association with the convicted pedophile. He says the scrutiny has been a "major disruption."

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The Loudness Of Vowels Helps The Brain Break Down Speech Into Syl-La-Bles





Syllables are the building blocks of spoken language. And now a study of brain activity hints at how we extract them from a stream of speech.

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U.N. Expert Clarifies Statistic On U.S. Detention Of Migrant Children


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"I didn't know at that moment that it was [from]2015," a U.N. rights expert says. "If I would have known that, I would not have mentioned it, because that's sometime ago."

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Key Takeaways From Gordon Sondland's Watershed Impeachment Hearing





The U.S. ambassador to the European Union said all the top leaders in officialdom were "in the loop" throughout the Ukraine affair, broadening its implications well beyond President Trump.

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At Least 6 Killed As Political Turmoil Continues In Bolivia





Ex-President Evo Morales continues to influence politics from exile in Mexico City as the interim president moves toward new elections. The death toll has risen to 30 in the post-election violence.

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Hitler's Birth Home In Austria Will Become A Police Station





Austrian officials hope the decision to turn the three-story building in the town of Braunau am Inn into a police station will be a deterrent to those who would make the site a neo-Nazi shrine.

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'They Wish Me Dead.' Convict In ISIS Case Faces Backlash For Helping Feds





Abdirizak Warsame was among nine Minnesota men who planned to travel to Syria to join ISIS. When the FBI foiled their plot, each faced a decision that would influence their sentencing.

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READ: Ambassador Gordon Sondland's Opening Statement





Congress will hear from three witnesses on Wednesday, most notably U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland.

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Lizzo, Billie Eilish, Lil Nas X Lead 2020 Grammy Nominations





Lizzo was nominated across five of the night's top categories, including Best New Artist. Billie Eilish is also up for that coveted prize along with Lil Nas X and Tank & The Bangas.

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New Banking Trojan Infects Victims via McDonald’s Malvertising


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Former Mayor Of Baltimore Indicted In Alleged Children's Book Fraud Scheme





Federal prosecutors say former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh used a self-published children's book series known as Healthy Holly to enrich herself, boost her political career and evade taxes.

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'He Helped Save People And You Killed Him': Iraqi Dad Mourns Son Killed In Protests





"By God, my son did nothing wrong," says Khazaal Salih. His son, Abbas, a medic, was killed while treating a wounded protester. More than 300 Iraqis have been killed during protests in recent weeks.

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French Debate Extending Ban On Muslim Headscarf


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A parent wearing a headscarf on a school field trip has reignited debate. Some say the headscarf doesn't fit in France's secular society. Others say this conflates the veil with Islamist radicalism.

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Former U.K. Hong Kong Consulate Staffer Says He Was Tortured In Mainland China





Simon Cheng says he spent days blindfolded and strapped to a metal "tiger chair" as police tried to extract information. They accused him of spying — and the U.K. of backing "riots" in Hong Kong.

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Gordon Sondland Returns To Impeachment Inquiry As A Key Witness With An Updated Story





The U.S. ambassador to the EU will give much-anticipated public testimony Wednesday in the impeachment inquiry of President Trump. His story has changed since he first testified last month.

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As Oil Prices Drop And Money Dries Up, Is The U.S. Shale Boom Going Bust?





The boom that helped make the U.S. the world's largest oil producer could be ending. Oil prices are down amid weak demand and investors no longer seem willing to write the industry a blank check.

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America's 'Shame': Medicaid Funding Slashed In U.S. Territories





Five U.S. territories say if Congress doesn't quickly allocate more funding for their Medicaid programs, they will be forced to make brutal triage decisions that will likely cost American lives.

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What The Site Of The Democratic Debate Says About Georgia, Role Of Black Voters





Atlanta's Tyler Perry Studios has been home to Wakanda, the White House and The Walking Dead, but Wednesday it will host its most topical production yet: the next Democratic presidential debate.

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Homeless Advocates Worry Official's Firing Means Change In Trump Strategy





As the Trump administration signals change in homeless policy, advocates and some elected officials are concerned what lies ahead.

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WATCH LIVE: Sondland, Key Impeachment Witness, Headlines Wednesday Hearing


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U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland amended his closed-door deposition to include a potentially significant exchange with a Ukrainian official and is central to others' testimony.

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Democratic Debate: What You Need To Know About Wednesday's Face-Off





The stakes are creeping higher as early primaries get nearer. Ten candidates will be on the stage in Atlanta beginning at 9 p.m. ET.

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Get Caught Up: Key Takeaways From Tuesday's Impeachment Hearing





A slate of key witnesses told members of Congress what they'd heard and seen firsthand of President Trump and the shadow policy for Ukraine aimed at getting concessions from its leaders.

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California Governor Cracks Down On Fracking, Requires Audits And Scientific Review





Gavin Newsom's initiatives follow a massive oil release from a Chevron facility in Kern County suspected of being caused by a high-pressure steam process for releasing oil from underground rock.

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Gordon Sondland Returns To Impeachment Inquiry As A Key Witness With An Updated Story





The U.S. ambassador to the EU will give much-anticipated public testimony Wednesday in the impeachment inquiry of President Trump. His story has changed since he first testified last month.

#news #npr #publicradio #usa
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Gordon Sondland Was A Low-Profile Hotel Owner. Until He Went To Work For Trump





The Portland hotel owner and ambassador, who's scheduled to testify before Congress on Wednesday, is a pivotal witness in the impeachment inquiry. His relationship with Trump is a complicated one.

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Baltimore Museum Of Art Will Only Buy Works By Women Next Year





A 2019 study of major U.S. art museums found that 87% of artists in their collections are men. The Baltimore museum's chief curator calls the initiative "re-correcting the canon."

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NSA Publishes Advisory Addressing Encrypted Traffic Inspection Risks


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25 Stowaways Found In Refrigerated Container On U.K.-Bound Ship


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Dutch authorities say the people are receiving medical assistance. The Denmark-flagged ship turned around several hours after leaving port.

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U.S. Arrests Money-Laundering Expert For Laundering Money





A slew of federal agencies and media outlets have relied on professor Bruce Bagley's expertise on organized crime. This week he was arrested for his alleged role in an elaborate corruption scheme.

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Report: Solutions To Stop Sexual Violence Against Children





A new study reviews evidence on what kind of solutions are effective. It's a much-needed guide for policymakers, says Regan Hofmann of USAID

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Philippines' Duterte Says He Will Ban E-Cigarettes, Threatens To Arrest Vapers





At a press conference Tuesday, Duterte announced a ban on the use and importation of vaping devices. On Friday, Filipino authorities announced their first case of vape-associated lung injury.

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Hong Kong Standoff At University Grinds On; Protesters Attempt Escape In Sewers





The numbers of protesters barricaded in has dwindled to about 100, and their food is rapidly depleting after police surrounded the campus on Sunday. Police have arrested about 1,100 in the past day.

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'Our Community Is In Mourning': Popular Singer Among 4 Hmong Men Killed In Fresno





The gunmen said nothing as they opened fire on a backyard party. "It's a dark day in our community, not only in our Hmong community but in our Fresno community," said a local leader.

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