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Justice Department Sues Edward Snowden, Seeking Profits From His Book

1 hour 9 min ago

DOJ lawyers want all of Snowden's profits and royalties from Permanent Record, and all of the publisher's assets related to the memoir, to be placed in a special fund benefiting the U.S. government.

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'Fresh Air' Remembers Cokie Roberts, A Founding Mother Of NPR

1 hour 46 min ago

Roberts, who died Tuesday, was a congressional correspondent in the early days of NPR, when there were few women reporters on radio or TV. She later joined ABC News. Originally broadcast in 1993.

'Second Founding' Examines How Reconstruction Remade The Constitution

1 hour 46 min ago

Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Eric Foner talks how the 13th, 14th and 15th amendments relate to current debates about voting rights, mass incarceration and reparations for slavery.

Saudi Crisis: Iran's Supreme Leader Says 'No Talks' With U.S. During U.N. Visit

2 hours 28 min ago

With U.S. officials accusing Iran of playing a role in attacking oil facilities in Saudi Arabia, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei rules out a meeting in New York.

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Gates Foundation Says World Not On Track To Meet Goal Of Ending Poverty By 2030

3 hours 9 min ago

The foundation has just released its annual report on progress toward the "Sustainable Development Goals." The conclusion: Inequality is rampant. And it's time for some hard choices.

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American Becomes 1st Person To Swim English Channel Four Times Without Stopping

3 hours 29 min ago

Sarah Thomas of Colorado plunged into the record books with her 54-hour feat. She finished Tuesday and said she was stung in the face by a jellyfish in the process.

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In South Korea, Anguish Over Deaths Of North Korean Defectors Who May Have Starved

3 hours 36 min ago

A mother and her young son were found dead in July, apparently of starvation. The case has refocused attention on the circumstances of defectors, who often struggle to start new lives in the South.

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Cokie Roberts, Pioneering Journalist Who Helped Shape NPR, Dies At 75

4 hours 38 min ago

Roberts, who joined the fledgling network in 1978, was a seasoned Washington insider who developed a distinctive voice as a reporter and commentator for both NPR and ABC News.

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Trump Froze Aid To Guatemala. Now Programs Are Shutting Down

5 hours 20 min ago

In April, the president put $450 million on hold for Guatemala as well as Honduras and El Salvador over what he described as the failure of their governments to stem the flow of migrants to the U.S.

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Bombing At Afghan President's Campaign Rally Kills At Least 24

7 hours 11 min ago

The attack at President Ashraf Ghani's campaign rally came during a rare personal appearance by the president. Due to security concerns, he gives many speeches through his laptop.

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Israelis Go To Polls As Netanyahu Aims To Hold Power Amid Corruption Scandals

9 hours 44 sec ago

In the second election in just five months, Israel's longest-serving prime minister is hoping to eke out a governing coalition. Once again, he faces a tough battle with a centrist rival.

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As Texas Cracks Down On Abortion, Austin Votes To Help Women Defray Costs

10 hours 37 sec ago

The Austin City Council is defying Texas state legislators, setting aside $150,000 in city funds to help local women who seek abortions pay for attendant costs, such as transportation or child care.

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Meet The Nuclear-Powered Self-Driving Drone NASA Is Sending To A Moon Of Saturn

10 hours 37 sec ago

Almost everyone who learns about the project thinks it sounds "crazy," admits one scientist. But the technology should work.

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As Amish Leave Farming For Other Work Some Leave Their Homestead

10 hours 37 sec ago

The Amish country of Lancaster, Pa., is changing as only about a third of the fast-growing religious group still farm. Most Amish heads of household work in businesses and construction these days.

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Do Cash Rewards For Crime Tips Work?

10 hours 8 min ago

Offering rewards to catch criminals may, in rare instances, motivate people to come forward with a tip. However, few people actually claim rewards and there's little evidence that they actually work.

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Trump Goes 'Behind Enemy Lines' To Raise Money In SF Bay Area

13 hours 27 min ago

The president will be attending private fundraisers near Silicon Valley and Beverly Hills. It is his first visit to the San Francisco Bay Area since his election, when he lost California by 30 points.

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Comedian Shane Gillis Fired From 'Saturday Night Live' For Racist Remarks

Mon, 09/16/2019 - 19:06

The comedian's rising star has dimmed in a controversy over a series of derogatory statements he made on his podcast. SNL said the show had no idea. He said, "I was always a Mad TV guy anyway."

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Outside Experts See Iran's Hand In Attack On Saudi Oil Facility

Mon, 09/16/2019 - 18:43

Independent analysts say the evidence available suggests Iran played a role in the weekend attack. The question is how big that role might be.

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Saudi Arabia May Rethink IPO For State-Owned Oil Company After Attacks

Mon, 09/16/2019 - 16:22

Saudi Arabia had been planning to sell off a slice of its state-owned oil company, Saudi Aramco, in a massive IPO. But last weekend's aerial attacks on Saudi oil facilities may scare off investors.

Penn. AG: How Proposed Settlement With Purdue Pharma Falls Short

Mon, 09/16/2019 - 16:22

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro about a proposed settlement with Purdue Pharma that he says fails to hold it accountable for its role in the opioid crisis.