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'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli Loses Appeal, Will Stay In Prison

NPR Headline News - 1 hour 19 min ago

In addition to ordering Shkreli to stay in prison, a fedeal appeals court also affirmed that he must forfeit more than $7.3 million, along with paying restitution of $388,336

Journalist Digs Into Years Of Corruption, Dysfunction At Border Protection Agency

NPR Headline News - 1 hour 26 min ago

Trump said he would hire 5,000 new border patrol agents, but has fallen short of that promise. Garrett Graff discusses the leadership vacuum that's plagued the agency and worsened the border crisis.

Trump Spoke With Cohen As They, Aides, Sealed Hush Money Deals In 2016

NPR Headline News - 1 hour 38 min ago

New court documents describe Trump's direct involvement with negotiations that led to a $130,000 payment to an adult film star to buy her silence about her alleged extramarital affair with Trump.

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Trump Spoke With Cohen As They, Aides, Sealed Hush Money Deals In 2016

GPB News - 1 hour 38 min ago
Donald Trump took part in phone calls with his then-personal lawyer Michael Cohen as the attorney and other aides scrambled to arrange hush payments to a woman in 2016 to buy her silence about an alleged sexual relationship with Trump. Those details come from hundreds of pages of court papers —...

GPB Midday Headlines For Thursday July 18, 2019

GPB News - 2 hours 12 min ago
Georgia Added 20K Jobs In June Senator Isakson Hospitalized After Fall At Washington D.C. Home Study Says Atlanta One Of America's Most Gentrified Cities

State Releases New Survey Of Georgia's Health Care Landscape

GPB News - 2 hours 18 min ago
A newly-released survey detailing Georgia's health care landscape is the latest step in Gov. Brian Kemp's plan to expand access to some of the estimated 1.5 million residents who don't have health insurance. The Georgia Environment Scan Report combines demographic, business, employment and...

Brother Of Suicide Bomber In Manchester Concert Attack Faces Murder Charges

GPB News - 2 hours 41 min ago
The brother of the suicide bomber who killed nearly two dozen people after an Ariana Grande concert in 2017 appeared in a London court on Thursday to face charges that he helped carry out the attack in Manchester, England. Hashem Abedi, who was extradited from Libya this week, said through his...

Jeffrey Epstein Is Denied Bail In Sex Trafficking Case

GPB News - 2 hours 49 min ago
Updated at 1:50 p.m. ET A federal judge in Manhattan has ordered that multimillionaire Jeffrey Epstein remain confined while he awaits trial on federal sex trafficking charges. U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman announced his decision that the 66-year-old financier be held without bail on...

Jeffrey Epstein Is Denied Bail In Sex Trafficking Case

NPR Headline News - 2 hours 57 min ago

U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman ordered the 66-year-old multimillionaire to remain in jail until trial. Federal prosecutors had called Epstein a flight risk.

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New 'Lion King' Remake Is More Creative Dead End Than Circle Of Life

NPR Headline News - 3 hours 4 min ago

Disney's Lion King is so realistic-looking that, paradoxically, you can't believe a moment of it. The computer-generated blockbuster feels like the world's most expensive safari-themed karaoke video.

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New 'Lion King' Remake Is More Creative Dead End Than Circle Of Life

GPB News - 3 hours 4 min ago
The best scene in Disney's incredibly photo-realistic remake of The Lion King features a computer-generated beetle rolling a ball of computer-generated dung across a computer-generated African landscape. It might sound mundane, but this particular ball of dung is carrying a tuft of fur from the...

Meet Lonnie Johnson: Scientist And Inventor Of The Super Soaker

GPB News - 3 hours 21 min ago
As GPB continues “Chasing the Moon” during a commemorative week celebrating the Apollo 11 launch 50 years ago this week, On Second Thought is joined by Lonnie Johnson, a former NASA employee that worked on the project that sent Galileo to Jupiter .

Kennedy Center Announces 2019 Honorees

NPR Headline News - 3 hours 26 min ago

Earth, Wind & Fire, Sally Field, Linda Ronstadt, Sesame Street and Michael Tilson Thomas will be recognized for their lifetime contributions to the performing arts at a gala in December.

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Drag Parodies, Musicals, More Coastal Events July 18-21

GPB News - 3 hours 29 min ago
As we approach some of the last weekends of summer, the Savannah theater scene is rife with shows of all veins and all-day summer parties still transpire. Bill Dawers, Savannah Morning News columnist and editor of the music blog Hissing Lawns , has your guide.

Kris Delmhorst On Mountain Stage

GPB News - 3 hours 37 min ago
The Wild is Kris Delmhorst's first record in three years and her first produced by Jeffrey Foucault, who is himself an accomplished songwriter as well as Delmhorst's husband. Though they've appeared on one another's works, with Delmhorst often accompanying Foucault on viola, The Wild was the pair's...

Brother Of Suicide Bomber In Manchester Concert Attack Faces Murder Charges

NPR Headline News - 3 hours 59 min ago

Hashem Abedi has denied involvement in the 2017 bombing at the end of an Ariana Grande concert that killed 22 people in Manchester, England. He was charged with murdering all of them.

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Georgia Sets New Jobs Record In June

GPB News - 4 hours 21 min ago
Georgia added more than 20,000 jobs in June, pushing the state to a new record high. According to State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler , Georgia currently has more than 4.6 million jobs. “The numbers for June are very impressive,” Butler said. “We set yet another record for jobs, fewer people filed...

'Winning' Is La Santa Cecilia's Cheeky Response To The World Of Social Media

GPB News - 4 hours 27 min ago
As certain social norms in this country are being eradicated and new ones form, artists like Grammy award-winning band La Santa Cecilia have taken a creative approach to the phenomenon of the 'new normal' when it comes to social media. On the brink of releasing new music — and after the debut of...

Iran Says Its Revolutionary Guard Seized Foreign Oil Tanker In Strait Of Hormuz

GPB News - 4 hours 47 min ago
Iran says that its Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps Navy has seized a foreign-flagged oil tanker in the Persian Gulf, alleging that the ship was smuggling 1 million liters (264,000 gallons) of fuel. Iranian state news outlets report that the ship had a crew of 12 aboard. The vessel was seized...

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