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Trump Says Alabama's Roy Moore Can't Win, But He's Running Again Anyway





During a 2017 Senate race, multiple women accused the former Alabama chief justice of sexual misconduct when they were teens. Democrat Doug Jones won, so President Trump urged Moore not to run again.

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Shocking Revelation In Navy SEAL War Crimes Trial, Witness Says He Is The Real Killer





Special Warfare Operator 1st Class Corey Scott stunned prosecutors as he described a previously unheard version of events, saying he asphyxiated the teenage Islamic fighter as an act of mercy.

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China's Xi Visits Kim In Pyongyang, With An Eye Toward Talks With Trump





The two countries are marking the 70th anniversary of their establishment of diplomatic relations. But some experts believe Xi Jinping's trip has another purpose.

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What Dropping 17,000 Wallets Around The Globe Can Teach Us About Honesty





Scientists used "lost" wallets to test whether people are more likely to be dishonest when they might profit. The results were puzzling — so they put more money in the wallets.

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African Migrants Are Becoming A New Face Of The U.S. Border Crisis





The crisis on the southern border has been driven by a surge of migrants from Central America. But hundreds of African migrants have crossed the border in recent weeks, many to seek asylum.

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Poll: Americans Want NASA To Focus More On Asteroid Impacts, Less On Getting To Mars





American attitudes toward space exploration and NASA's priorities have changed ahead of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.

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Legal Weed Is A Danger To Dogs. Here's How To Know If Your Pup Got Into Pot





As more states legalize recreational and medicinal marijuana, veterinarians are treating more intoxicated dogs who've gotten into THC edibles, discarded joints or drug-laced feces.

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For Those Missing Puerto Rico, A Song About Dreaming Of Home





The official anthem of the capital city, "En Mi Viejo San Juan" also serves as a nostalgic lament, evoking memories of the island for the many forced to leave it behind.

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Former Interpol President Pleads Guilty To Bribery In Chinese Court





First he vanished after sending his wife a knife emoji. Then Chinese officials announced Meng Hongwei had been detained on bribery charges. Now, state-run media says he's admitted guilt.

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When There's No Doctor Nearby, Volunteers Help Rural Patients Manage Chronic Illness





Many rural people live too far from a doctor to visit one regularly. In Wyoming, volunteers offer health skills trainings to help patients stay on top of chronic conditions.

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David Ortiz Shooting Is A Case Of Mistaken Identity, Dominican Officials Say





Officials say a poorly lit photograph led to a mix-up, resulting in the former Red Sox slugger getting shot instead of a friend who was the intended target.

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Supreme Court: Cross Can Stand On Public Land In Separation Of Church And State Case





The high court's conservative majority sided with those advocating for "religious freedom" in a major win for groups like the American Legion.

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10 People Injured In Mass Shooting Outside Pennsylvania Nightclub


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The victims were gathered on the sidewalk outside an Allentown, Pa., club. All are expected to survive, police said.

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Opinion: Why War With Iran Is Bad For Trump — And America





Iran's shoot-down of a U.S. drone underscores the growing risk of conflict between the countries. If war occurs, President Trump will wish he stayed out, write Aaron David Miller and Richard Sokolsky.

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Women's World Cup: USA Takes On Sweden In A Game That Means Little – And Everything





Sweden dealt the U.S. a painful loss at the 2016 Summer Olympics. The U.S. squad has spent the past three years working on new strategies to win this time.

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Craft Beers Without The Buzz: Brewing New Options For The 'Sober Curious'





More people are choosing to drink less, driven by growing concerns about health and wellness. But there haven't been many high-quality nonalcoholic beers available. Booming demand has forced a change.

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New Zealand's Plan To Buy Back Illegal Firearms Angers Gun Advocates





The country's equivalent of the NRA says the government isn't paying enough for weapons that became illegal under a new law passed in April.

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Alabama's Africatown Hopes For Revival After Slave Ship Discovery





The Clotilde was discovered last month in the Mobile River, bringing new attention to a small community founded by African captives who were brought to the U.S. on the ship.

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Acting The Part: Trump Has A Pattern Of Filling Key Posts With Temporary Leaders





The latest acting secretary of defense, Mark Esper, will join an acting secretary of homeland security and other key officials serving without Senate confirmation in the Trump administration.

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72 Philadelphia Police Officers Placed On Desk Duty Over Offensive Social Media Posts





Police officials in Philadelphia are describing the action as the largest removal of officers from the street in recent memory.

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Iran Shoots Down U.S. Spy Drone It Says Was In Its Airspace





U.S. officials confirm that a drone was downed by a surface-to-air missile, but over international airspace above the Strait of Hormuz.

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Revolver Likely Used By Van Gogh Sells In Paris





One of the most prolific post-impressionist artists Vincent Van Gogh shot himself in July 1890. The revolver believed to have been used by the painter sold for more than 140 thousand dollars.

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Four Suspects Named And Face Murder Charges In Flight MH17 Shoot Down





The Dutch-led investigation accused three Russians and one Ukrainian of being involved in the 2014 incident, which claimed 298 lives. Court hearings are set to begin next March.

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Pilots Criticize Boeing, Saying 737 MAX 'Should Never Have Been Approved'





Pilots criticize Boeing and the FAA, calling for simulator training, saying the 737 MAX "Was fatally flawed and should never have been approved."

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72 Philadelphia Police Officers Placed On Desk Duty Over Offensive Social Media Posts





Police officials in Philadelphia are describing the action as the largest removal of officers from the street in recent memory.

#news #npr #publicradio #usa
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Putting A Price On Chat: Slack Is Going Public At $16 Billion Value





In just five years, Slack has grown to more than 10 million users and become a verb in the process. "I'll Slack you" is shorthand for sending a message via the chat platform. Now it's going public.

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U.N. Report Implicates Saudi Crown Prince In Killing Of Jamal Khashoggi





After a five-month probe of Khashoggi's death, a special U.N. investigator concluded it was "inconceivable that an operation of this scale could be implemented without the Crown Prince being aware."

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NXIVM Leader Keith Raniere Found Guilty Of All Charges In Sex Cult Case





The secretive group espoused a philosophy of self-help but was accused of recruiting women as sex slaves. Charges against Raniere, known as "The Vanguard," included sex trafficking and racketeering.

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Judge's Order Sets Up Potential New Block Against Census Citizenship Question





The Supreme Court is expected to rule soon on the Trump administration's plans for a citizenship question. But an order by a federal judge in Maryland could complicate the question's legal fate.

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I Spy, Via Spy Satellite: Melting Himalayan Glaciers





Scientists are using old spy satellite images to measure the effects of climate change. They're finding that glaciers in the Himalayas are melting twice as fast as they were a few decades earlier.

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More Bad Buzz For Bees: Record Numbers Of Honey Bee Colonies Died Last Winter





An annual survey of beekeepers shows the rate of colony death last winter was the highest reported since the survey began thirteen years ago.

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Democrats Blast Biden For Recalling 'Civil' Relationship With Segregationists





At a fundraiser Tuesday night, Biden talked about working with former Sens. James Eastland and Herman Talmadge, two segregationist Democrats.

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Who In The House Is Calling For Impeachment?





House Speaker Nancy Pelosi opposes launching an impeachment probe now, arguing it's divisive and requires overwhelming public support. But a growing segment of her caucus is calling for it.

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Regular Old Sci-Fi Not Weird Enough For You? Try 'FKA USA'





The pseudonymous Reed King's new novel is a loopy, violent, funny Technicolor road trip across a post-apocalyptic America. There are robots, talking goats, and even the occasional lone songbird.

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Trump Administration Weakens Climate Plan To Help Coal Plants Stay Open





The Trump administration is replacing one of President Obama's signature plans to address climate change. It could help some coal-fired power plants, but likely won't slow the industry's decline.

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When Surgeons Are Abrasive To Coworkers, Patients' Health May Suffer





A new study shows a link between how surgeons act around coworkers and their patients' outcomes. Turns out rudeness and other unprofessional behavior isn't just obnoxious, it may be dangerous.

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Fed Ponders When To Cut Interest Rates





There's an unusual air of suspense surrounding the Federal Reserve's policy meeting, with the possibility that the central bank could cut rates for the first time in nearly 11 years.

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Hope Hicks Testifies On President Trump's Potential Obstruction Of Justice





The former Trump aide's appearance before the Judiciary Committee is the first time an official from the White House agreed to show up. But Democrats say she is not answering their questions.

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Hong Kong's Leader Backpedaled, But Here's Why The Opposition Movement Continues





Under a "one country, two systems" policy, Hong Kong is connected to China but with its own legal protections. Protesters view the extradition bill as a threat to that arrangement.

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Tipu Sultan's Magic Box, Shah Jahan's Jade Dagger: Stunning Jewels Up For Auction





A collection of Indian gems, jewelry and artifacts is expected to fetch more than $115 million — which would break a record set by Elizabeth Taylor's jewelry collection.

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'I Want To Go Back': The Yazidi Girls Who Did Not Want To Be Rescued From ISIS





The girls, ages 10 and 11, were held captive for years and remember nothing of their Yazidi heritage. They miss the ISIS woman who looked after them and tell rescuers they want to return to her.

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Joy Harjo Becomes The First Native American U.S. Poet Laureate





A member of the Muskogee Creek Nation, the 68-year-old poet and musician says she bears "the honor on behalf of the people and my ancestors," and aims to serve as an "ambassador" of the art form.

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Why The American Shoe Disappeared And Why It's So Hard To Bring It Back





Footwear companies face big costs in potential new tariffs on more Chinese imports. Almost all shoes sold in the U.S. are made overseas. Only about 200 factories remain. One man tried to change that.

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'Starving' Polar Bear Wanders Into Siberian Town





Residents in the town of Norilsk in northern Siberia were surprised to see the female bear, who reportedly appeared to be exhausted and looking for food.

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Nearly 71 Million People Forcibly Displaced Worldwide In 2018, U.N. Report Says





The record number headlined the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees' annual "Global Trends" report published Wednesday, just a day before World Refugee Day.

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From A Napkin To A White House Medal — The Path Of A Controversial Economic Idea





Art Laffer receives the Presidential Medal of Freedom Wednesday. For decades, Laffer has promoted the idea that tax cuts pay for themselves, against all evidence to the contrary.

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Hong Kong Leaders Apologize For Extradition Bill As They Brace For More Protests





A day after Chief Executive Carrie Lam offered her mea culpa, two top advisers followed suit. But the apologies are unlikely to be enough to placate protesters.

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California Utility PG&E To Pay $1 Billion To Local Governments For Wildfire Damage





Attorneys for a group of counties and cities announced the proposed settlement Tuesday to help cover taxpayer losses from wildfires dating back to 2015.

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Canada's Trudeau Approves Controversial Pipeline Expansion





The prime minister first approved the project, which is opposed by many environmental groups, in 2016, but Tuesday's announcement means construction can begin later this year.

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Harvard Rescinds Offer To Parkland Survivor After Discovery Of Racist Comments





Kyle Kashuv, a Parkland student survivor, was accepted into Harvard, but after the university discovered racist slurs he made when he was 16, the offer was rescinded.

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