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Iran Reportedly Seizes Iraqi Tanker In Persian Gulf

Mon, 08/05/2019 - 03:11

The unidentified vessel was reportedly taken last Wednesday near Farsi island, where Iran maintains a naval base. Iraq's oil ministry has denied it has any connection with the ship.

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Dayton Police Killed Shooter Within 30 Seconds Of First Shot

Sun, 08/04/2019 - 20:25

Officials offered a timeline of the deadly events that left nine people dead and 27 injured in less than a minute early Sunday morning.

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What We Know About The Victims Of The Dayton Shooting

Sun, 08/04/2019 - 18:18

The nine people who died in the shooting early Sunday in Dayton, Ohio, range in age from 22 to 57. They include four women and five men.

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State Officials Will Pursue Death Penalty Against Suspected El Paso Gunman

Sun, 08/04/2019 - 15:10

U.S. attorney for the Western District of Texas, John Bash, said the investigation into the deadly attack is proceeding with a "view towards bringing federal hate crime charges."

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Oscar-Winner D.A. Pennebaker, Trailblazer In Cinéma Vérité Filmmaking, Dies At 94

Sun, 08/04/2019 - 13:09

Most famous for his Bob Dylan documentary Dont Look Back and Bill Clinton presidential campaign chronicle, The War Room, Pennebaker died of natural causes on Aug. 1.

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Confused About Sunscreen Ingredients? Here's What We've Learned

Sun, 08/04/2019 - 09:00

The government asked sunscreen manufacturers do safety studies on the active ingredients in sunscreens — by November. In the meantime, what do you need to know about the goo you slather on your skin?

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When Students In India Can't Earn College Admission On Merit, They Buy Their Way In

Sun, 08/04/2019 - 08:01

When parents in the U.S. paid huge sums to secure places for their children in top schools, it was a scandal. In India, it's acceptable for parents to pay private universities for this purpose.

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9 Killed, At Least 16 Injured In Shooting In Dayton, Ohio

Sun, 08/04/2019 - 04:33

Police in Dayton, Ohio confirmed that nine people were killed and at least 16 injured early Sunday.

State Rep. Cesar Blanco Responds To The Shooting In El Paso

Sat, 08/03/2019 - 18:55

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with the Texas Democrat, who represents El Paso in the Texas House of Representatives.

Hong Kong Police Fire Tear Gas At Protesters As Season Of Unrest Continues

Sat, 08/03/2019 - 16:25

Pro-democracy demonstrators have continued to voice opposition to an extradition bill. Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has suspended the legislation, but protesters have additional demands.

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El Paso Police Respond To Active Shooter At Walmart

Sat, 08/03/2019 - 14:26

"Scene is still active," police wrote on Twitter, urging people to stay away from the area. Authorities said there were multiple shooters.

Moscow Police Detain Hundreds At Latest Election-Related Protest

Sat, 08/03/2019 - 13:06

Demonstrators have been demanding that opposition candidates be allowed to register in city elections. The entire city council is up for re-election in September.

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Changing Position On Impeachment

Sat, 08/03/2019 - 12:46

A majority of House Democrats are now calling for an impeachment inquiry into President Trump. NPR's Scott Simon talks with Rep. Judy Chu, D-Calif., about why she decided to add her name to that list.

Lawmaker Aims To Curb Social Media Addiction With New Bill

Sat, 08/03/2019 - 10:00

Sen,. Josh Hawley's Social Media Addiction Reduction Technology or SMART Act would ban features that encourage prolonged engagement such as infinite scrolling and autoplay.

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Watergate Salad: A Fluffy Green Bite Of Washington, D.C.'s Past

Sat, 08/03/2019 - 08:56

Thirty years ago, if you walked into a deli in Washington, D.C., you might find a dish called "Watergate Salad." And it's not bad. Soft. Tangy. You can taste why this caught on. And why it went away.

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Should Rivers Have Same Legal Rights As Humans? A Growing Number Of Voices Say Yes

Sat, 08/03/2019 - 08:02

"Environmental personhood" was once considered a fringe issue, but several countries have granted rivers within their borders legal person status. Bangladesh became the latest in July.

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Philadelpha Phillies Sue To Keep Beloved 'Phanatic' Mascot From Free Agency

Fri, 08/02/2019 - 23:00

The Phanatic was created 41 years ago to help entertain Phillies fans. Now a dispute about the genesis of its creation and licensing rights threatens the mascot's future.

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Coroner Says Gilroy Festival Shooter Killed Himself, Contradicts Police Reports

Fri, 08/02/2019 - 20:21

Police initially said they killed the gunman within a minute of his shooting rampage. The coroner says the gunman died of a self-inflicted shot.

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