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Andrew Yang Warns There Is No Guarantee Impeaching Trump Will Be Successful





Yang says Democrats need to articulate a vision for the country. "When we're talking about Donald Trump, we are losing to Donald Trump, even if it's in the context of talking about impeaching him."

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Says Bernie Sanders' Heart Attack Was A 'Gut Check' Moment





In an interview with NPR, Ocasio-Cortez said her decision to endorse Sanders is part of a movement that is "far larger than a presidential campaign."

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Could This Tree Be An Eco-Friendly Way To Wean Indonesian Farmers Off Palm Oil?





Palm oil plantations have led to widespread deforestation in Indonesia. But now some farmers are turning to a different crop — damar, a kind of anti-palm oil, grown in forest-based farms.

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Kurdish General Slams U.S.-Syria Policy; Gen. Petraeus Calls Withdrawal 'A Betrayal'





Two days into a cease-fire, clashes continue along Syria's northern border. Petraeus, who once commanded U.S. forces in the region, told NPR that withdrawing U.S. troops is unfair to Kurdish allies.

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Chile's Capital Engulfed In Chaos As Metro Protests Intensify





What started as a fare-dodging protest by students turned violent in Santiago on Friday, as metro stations and buses were burned and riots spilled out into the streets.

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U.K. Parliament Votes To Delay Vote On Johnson's Breakthrough Brexit Plan





The Letwin Amendment, approved 322 to 306 on Saturday, will force British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to request an extension to the Oct. 31 no-deal deadline.

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Congo's KOKOKO! Makes Joyful Dance Music From Instruments Made Of Junk





The band couldn't afford instruments. So they made their own out of scavenged items, like kitchen pots and air-conditioner parts. On their U.S. tour, they stopped by NPR's Tiny Desk.

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Key Changes Would Alter The Government's Massive Survey On Schools And Civil Rights





The Education Department is proposing that it collect more information on bullying and sexual assaults happening at schools, and less information on things like preschool suspension rates.

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Protests Rock Spain's Catalonia Region But Residents Are Divided Over Independence





While many Catalans are outraged at the central government's crackdown on the independence movement, the huge demonstrations have obscured deep divisions in Catalan society.

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Impeachment Inquiry Update: What The Past Week Revealed About The Ukraine Affair





President Trump commissioned Rudy Giuliani as his top guy for Ukraine and the White House also appointed "three amigos" to carry out its policy. The administration says nothing's wrong here.

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California Can Expect Blackouts For a Decade, Says PG&E CEO





PG&E; is under fire for its management of last week's planned power outages that left about 800,000 customers in the dark. CEO Bill Johnson admits the company was ill-prepared for the operation.

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Boeing Pilots Detected 737 Max Flight Control Glitch Two Years Before Deadly Crash





One pilot messaged that the problem was "egregious" and he had "basically lied to the regulators (unknowingly)" when he had told the FAA that the flight control system was safe.

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White House Adviser Peter Navarro Calls Fictional Alter Ego An 'Inside Joke'





Peter Navarro, a key architect of President Trump's trade policy, made up one of the people the adviser repeatedly quotes in his nonfiction books. Navarro's publisher is not amused.

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'We Didn't Believe We Would See The Sun Rise': Refugees From Syria Arrive In Iraq





More than 2,000 refugees have crossed into Iraq since Turkey began its assault on northeastern Syria last week. Aid groups are bracing for as many as 50,000 refugee arrivals.

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New Orleans Will Use Explosives To Topple Cranes At Hard Rock Hotel Collapse Site





A tropical storm will bring gusty winds to the area, threatening the stability of two towering cranes that remain unstable following last weekend's disaster.

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Pause In Turkey's Syria Incursion Largely Holding On First Day





There are a lot of unanswered questions, like whether Kurdish forces are actually withdrawing from the border. The Pentagon says U.S. ground forces won't be involved in enforcing a "safe zone."

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Explosions At Mosque Kill At Least 62 People In Afghanistan





It's the most serious militant attack against civilians in weeks,. And it continues an alarming trend of rising casualties among the public in Afghanistan.

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What's Behind The Research Funding Gap For Black Scientists?





Black scientists more often seek grants for community health studies, but molecular-level research proposals win more funding. More diversity throughout the process could help close the gap, says NIH.

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Hear Prince's Acoustic 'I Feel For You' Demo, Fresh From The Vault


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"I Feel for You" was a smash for Chaka Khan in 1984. Five years earlier, it existed only as a solo demo by a 20-year-old Prince.

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A City In Congo Dodged Ebola. But Residents Have Another Big Worry





Democratic Republic of Congo is the scene of the world's second deadliest Ebola outbreak. But in the city of Goma, some 250 miles from the hot zone, residents have other concerns.

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The Long, Strange Journey Of 'Gung-Ho'





The word "gung-ho" used to mean "industrial cooperative." So, how did it come to describe that over-eager middle-schooler taking high school math? On today's edition of Word Watch, we explore.

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In Virginia, 2 Young Candidates Vie To Be First Black GOP Lawmakers In 15 Years





Since Reconstruction, Virginia has elected only two African American Republicans to the legislature. This year, two young black men are running against Democrats might change that.

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Mattis Takes Swipe At Trump: 'I Earned My Spurs On The Battlefield'





In a speech blending humor with a serious message, the former secretary of defense also quoted a warning by Lincoln against a leader "unfettered by conscience, precedent or decency."

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Whistleblower Alleges Fraud At A Large Medicare Advantage Plan In Seattle





As the Trump administration calls for expanding access to Medicare Advantage, a federal whistleblower lawsuit accuses a large Medicare Advantage plan of bilking Medicare out of $8 million.

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Drone Delivery Is One Step Closer To Reality





Walgreens is testing out delivery from store to door by drone in Virginia, and UPS won approval to expand air delivery of medical supplies.

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Get Caught Up: 4 Big Questions About The Trump-Ukraine Affair





Although new pieces of the puzzle are added all the time, some of the biggest questions about the Ukraine pressure campaign — and what Congress may do about it — aren't yet resolved.

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Massive Gun Battle Erupts In Mexico Over Son Of Drug Kingpin 'El Chapo'





Security forces came under attack and were forced to withdraw after they sought to arrest Ovidio Guzmán López, who is thought to control the Sinaloa cartel since his father's arrest in 2014.

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New York To Close City's Notorious Rikers Island Jail Complex





The city expects to reduce its jail population by more than half by 2026 and plans to relocate prisoners in four smaller jails spread across the city.

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Juul Suspends Sales of Flavored Vapes And Signs Settlement To Stop Marketing To Youth





Flavored e-cigarettes have hooked millions of teens to nicotine. Now, Juul says it will suspend sales of many flavors. Some call the move too little, too late.

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Energy Secretary Rick Perry To Resign





As the country's 14th secretary of energy, Perry leads an agency he once vowed to eliminate. He has emerged as a central figure in the impeachment inquiry of Trump.

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Even With A New Agreement, Brexit Is Not A Done Deal. Here's Why





It looks like a big breakthrough in Britain's long process to leave the European Union, but the saga doesn't end here.

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Senators Press CFPB To Dig Into Public Service Loan Forgiveness Problems





The senators urged the director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to do more to examine problems with a troubled loan forgiveness program, citing an investigative story by NPR this week.

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DNA Tests For Psychiatric Drugs Are Controversial But Some Insurers Are Covering Them





Finding the right medication to treat mental health problems can be a frustrating trial-and-error process. New genetic tests aim to match meds to patients more effectively, but do they really work?

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Video: Climate Activist Yanked From Top Of London Train Amid Melee





The actions snarled Londoners' morning rush hour, sparking frustration among people who rely on the train. Police have made at least 1,711 arrests in the climate activists' 12 days of protests.

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Pence Say Turkey Has Agreed To Suspend Its Incursion Into Syria





Pence led a delegation to try to convince the Turkish president to stop the military incursion into Syria and enact a ceasefire. These goals were considered highly unlikely ahead of the meeting

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New England Nor'easter Storm Shuts Power Off For Hundreds Of Thousands





A powerful and intense coastal storm has pummeled several states with heavy rain and strong winds, downing power lines and trees in Maine, Massachusetts and other states.

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Trump's Miami Golf Course To Host G-7 Summit





The decision is sure to renew debate about President Trump's unprecedented decision to maintain ownership of the Trump Organization after taking the oath of office.

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Most U.S. Dairy Cows Are Descended From Just 2 Bulls. That's Not Good





The drive to make more milk has had an unsavory side effect: Cows have become more genetically similar and less fertile. Scientists are trying to recover valuable genetic variation that was lost.

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Childhood Obesity Is Rising "Shockingly Fast" — Even In Poor Countries





A comprehensive new report from UNICEF calls attention to the surge in obesity in developing countries — even as they're dealing with children who are undernourished.

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WATCH: White House Holds Now-Rare Press Briefing Amid Impeachment, Syria Conflicts





White House acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney is speaking to reporters on Thursday afternoon.

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Reporters' Notebook: The Moment Everything Changed In Syria





Here is what it was like in the northern part of the country as the Syrian military started advancing to retake territory after the U.S. made way for Turkey's incursion against the Kurdish forces.

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Trump Gave Giuliani The Ukraine Portfolio And Boxed Out Diplomats, Sondland Says





The U.S. ambassador to the European Union, Gordon Sondland appeared before the House committees leading the impeachment inquiry into President Trump. His opening statement was released Thursday.

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READ: Gordon Sondland's Opening Statement To Congress





The U.S. ambassador to the European Union, emerging as a key figure in the House's impeachment inquiry, is speaking with committees behind closed doors on Thursday.

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Britain's Johnson Hails New Brexit Deal With EU





The prime minister said Thursday that he'd forged a new agreement that would allow the European Union to keep collecting VAT tax from Northern Ireland and allow special treatment for some Irish goods.

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4th Defendant Arrested In Alleged Campaign Contribution Scheme Linked To Giuliani





David Correia, who was listed as one of four defendants in a grand jury indictment issued last week, has surrendered to authorities after returning to New York following a trip to the Middle East.

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Gordon Sondland, The Ambassador Whose Texts Put Him At The Center Of Ukraine Scandal





Based on interviews with people who know Sondland, what emerges is a portrait of a man fixated on getting an ambassadorship in Europe and, once in the job, would do what it took to keep it.

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Prominent Hong Kong Protest Leader Beaten By Unknown Assailants





Jimmy Sham, who has taken an active part in organizing anti-government protests, was left bloodied and dazed after being attacked by a group of men wielding hammers.

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Maryland Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings Dies At 68





The Baltimore congressman, who was chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, had taken a lead role in the impeachment inquiry of President Trump.

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Hong Kong's 'Indigenous' Villages Mirror Tensions Of An Increasingly Divided City





Indigenous villages, whose residents' ancestors predated British colonial rule, tend to be sympathetic to Beijing. But over the years, waves of new residents have brought different political beliefs.

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Some People Get 'Brain Tingles' From These Slime Videos. What's Behind The Feeling?





The science is nascent and a little squishy, but researchers are trying to better understand ASMR — a feeling triggered in the brains of some people by certain soft sounds and gentle gestures.

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