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Germany's Angela Merkel Says She Won't Seek Re-Election; Will Leave Party Role

Mon, 10/29/2018 - 08:30

"The time has come to open a new chapter," Merkel said, announcing her decision Monday in Berlin. Her current term runs through 2021.

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Bill Of The Month: A $48,329 Allergy Test Is A Lot Of Scratch

Mon, 10/29/2018 - 05:04

A California college professor never imagined that trying to figure out what was causing her rash could wind up costing so much.

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Devin Nunes' Re-Election Tests Whether All Politics Are Now National

Mon, 10/29/2018 - 05:00

Rep. Devin Nunes easily won his last reelection. Now the chair of the House Intelligence Committee is in for the tightest race of his political life, thanks to his views on the Russia investigations.

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As More Democrats Embrace 'Progressive' Label, It May Not Mean What It Used To

Mon, 10/29/2018 - 05:00

More Democratic candidates who call themselves progressive entered the ring in 2018 than in the past several campaigns, but they're not all running on the full Bernie Sanders agenda.

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Brazil's Far-Right Jair Bolsonaro Wins Presidential Runoff

Mon, 10/29/2018 - 01:34

The former army colonel has expressed admiration for the country's brutal 1964-1985 dictatorship, made incendiary remarks about women, gays and minorities, and decried "fake news."

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Indonesia Airliner Crashes With 188 Aboard

Mon, 10/29/2018 - 00:39

The Lion Air Boeing 737-800 disappeared from radar over the sea shortly after takeoff from Jakarta's international airport. Indonesian television showed video of an oil slick and a debris field.

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Boston Red Sox Beat LA Dodgers To Seal World Series Win

Mon, 10/29/2018 - 00:15

The Red Sox closed the series game 5-1 on the Dodgers' home turf Sunday. A leadoff home run from Steve Pearce and strong pitching from David Price helped Boston land their fourth title in 15 years.

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In Major Acquisition, IBM Will Acquire Open-Source Software Company Red Hat

Sun, 10/28/2018 - 17:42

IBM will acquire Red Hat for $190 per share, in a deal worth approximately $34 billion. Both companies took pains to say the Red Hat ethos and commitment to open source would continue.

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A Look At Gab, The 'Free Speech' Social Site Where Synagogue Shooting Suspect Posted

Sun, 10/28/2018 - 15:24

The website where the synagogue shooting suspect posted anti-Semitic messages has served as a home for the far-right online in Gab's quest to have few restrictions on speech.

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Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting Press Conference

Sun, 10/28/2018 - 14:43

There was a press conference earlier this hour about the shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh Saturday. NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro has a recap.

The Latest On Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting

Sun, 10/28/2018 - 14:40

NPR's special coverage of Saturday's shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue continues.

'Wonderful People, Good Souls': The Victims Of The Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting

Sun, 10/28/2018 - 14:21

The 11 people who were killed on Saturday ranged in age from 54 to 97. Two of them were brothers, and two were a married couple. Here are some of their stories.

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Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting Victims Identified

Sun, 10/28/2018 - 10:00

Victims range in age from 54 to 97. Robert Bowers , 46, has been charged with 29 separate federal crimes for his attack on the Tree of Life synagogue.

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Coastal Pacific Oxygen Levels Now Plummet Once A Year

Sun, 10/28/2018 - 08:17

Scientists credit the crab and oyster industries with noticing a change in oxygen levels in coastal Pacific waters.

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A New Law In Latvia Aims To Preserve National Language By Limiting Russian In Schools

Sun, 10/28/2018 - 07:03

Many Latvians believe they need to protect themselves against cultural and political assimilation by their giant neighbor. But the country's Russian speakers say the new law is discriminatory.

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October Is Almost Over, Have We Had Enough Surprises Yet?

Sun, 10/28/2018 - 07:00

Everyone in politics either dreads or dreams of the "October surprise," the late-in-campaign event or issue that suddenly upends all calculations and delivers electoral victory.

Ahead Of The 2018 Election, Texas AG Ramps Up Voter Fraud Prosecutions

Sun, 10/28/2018 - 07:00

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has been charging a record number of people with so-called "voter fraud" in the state, which is something voting experts say is extremely rare.

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Patients In Wheelbarrows Inspired Him To Start A Free Ambulance Service

Sun, 10/28/2018 - 07:00

It's been a welcome alternative for Somalis in Mogadishu. But now, says its founder, it may have to cut back.

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Red Sox Rally In The 9th To Beat Dodgers, Lead Series 3-1

Sun, 10/28/2018 - 02:41

The Red Sox are one win away from their ninth World Series title after defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers 9-6 on their home turf Saturday night.

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What's Known About Robert Bowers, The Suspect In The Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting

Sat, 10/27/2018 - 19:02

Bowers, 46, is a resident of Pittsburgh with a history of making anti-Semitic remarks on social media. Authorities believe he acted alone.