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What You Should Know About The U.S. In Niger

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 16:16

The U.S. military operation in Niger is among about 20 in Africa, part of the little-known U.S. Africa Command. The Pentagon is investigating why four U.S. soldiers were killed in the Niger operation.

Flint Resident Says Almost Two Years Later, She Still Has No Water

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 16:16

We check back in with Jeneyah McDonald whom we first met nearly two years ago. McDonald, who lives in Flint, Michigan says she still doesn't have drinking water.

Flint Water: Federal Judge Orders Decision On Safe Water Source

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 16:16

A legal fight, with the backdrop of a political feud is the latest challenge for Flint, Michigan's drinking water. A federal judge has ordered officials to decide their tap water source by Monday.

Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosello Meets President Trump At White House

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 16:16

Governor Ricardo Rossello met with President Trump at the White House Thursday. He's asking for more federal help for the island still struggling in the aftermath of a devastating hurricane.

Obama On The Campaign Trail In Virginia For Democrat Ralph Northam

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 16:16

Barack Obama returns to the campaign trail for the first time since leaving the White House to campaign for Virginia gubernatorial candidate Ralph Northam.

Was Steve Bannon Always The Person We Know Today?

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 16:16

Before getting involved in politics, Steve Bannon spent decades in Hollywood, and his time there can tell us a lot about the origins of his beliefs.

Former President George. W. Bush Denounces President Trump

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 16:16

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with NPR's Mara Liasson about a speech former President George W. Bush delivered Thursday that did not name Donald Trump but was clearly a criticism of his presidency.

Sure, There's A Health Care Deal. That Doesn't Mean It Can Pass

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 15:05

Opposition from conservatives and waffling support from President Trump remain serious hurdles for the first-ever bipartisan legislation affecting the Affordable Care Act.

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Anti-ISIS Syrian General Accused Of Killing U.S. Journalist Is Reported To Have Died

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 14:34

Issam Zahreddine is reported to have died on the battlefield. The family of Marie Colvin, a celebrated U.S. war correspondent killed in Syria in 2012, has accused him of responsibility for her death.

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For Novelist John Green, OCD Is Like An 'Invasive Weed' Inside His Mind

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 14:34

"It starts out with one little thought, and then slowly that becomes the only thought that you're able to have," Green says. His new novel, Turtles All The Way Down, is about a teenage girl with OCD.

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2 Strangers, A 6-Page List And A Plan Hatched To Help Puerto Rico

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 14:22

They had never met, but quickly came up with a plan to get medical supplies to a town desperately in need.

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The 30th Anniversary Of Black Monday: A Day That Made Wall Street Quake

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 13:46

On Oct. 19, 1987, Wall Street had its single worst trading day ever. Even after three decades, Black Monday still marks the biggest one-day crash, and its impact continues to reverberate.

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George W. Bush Slams 'Bigotry,' Politics Of Populism That Led To Trump, Sanders

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 13:23

The former president made the remarks at a forum put on by his namesake center. "To renew our country, we only need to remember our values," the 43rd president said.

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Amnesty For Little Book Lovers: New York City Libraries Shelve Kids' Late Fees

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 12:19

On Thursday, the city's public library systems are forgiving fines on overdue materials checked out by readers age 17 and under, reopening library doors to young readers once blocked by unpaid fees.

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Court Puts A Hold On Order That Approved Undocumented Teen's Abortion

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 11:46

The minor, who's being referred to as Jane Doe, has obtained a judge's permission to have an abortion. But the Department of Health and Human Services has refused to allow her to visit a clinic.

The Love Letters Of A Young Barack Obama On View At Emory University Library

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 11:42

The musings of the future president at age 21 reveal familiar themes of alienation and lack of belonging that would arise again in his later writing.

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Pickleball For All: The Cross-Generational Power Of Play

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 10:00

A fun and social game at any age, pickleball is giving older adults — and their middle-aged kids — an extended lease on the benefits of team sports.

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After 55 Years, Target Will Finally Open A Store In Vermont

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 09:48

The news prompted a "Breaking News" banner on the local paper's website. As they're saying over at Vermont Public Radio: "This is not a drill."

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30-Foot Border Wall Prototypes Erected In San Diego Borderlands

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 08:33

While the mockups are massive, it's anybody's guess whether they'll ever get built.

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Xi Jinping's War On Poverty Moves Millions Of Chinese Off The Farm

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 07:54

Remote mountain villages where residents lived in poverty are being cleared, with villagers being given new apartments in the city. But finding work may be a challenge for some of the former farmers.

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