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6 Takeaways From The 4th Democratic Presidential Primary Debate

Wed, 10/16/2019 - 04:13

Elizabeth Warren faced new scrutiny, Pete Buttigieg controlled multiple exchanges and the potential conflicts of interest of Joe Biden's son got relatively little focus.

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Hong Kong's Leader Driven Out Of Legislature By Raucous Pro-Democracy Lawmakers

Wed, 10/16/2019 - 02:22

Embattled Chief Executive Carrie Lam was unable to give her annual policy address before the territory's legislature amid shouts in support of anti-government protests and her resignation.

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Tracking The Money Race Behind The Presidential Campaign

Wed, 10/16/2019 - 00:40

See which 2020 presidential candidate has raised the most money, who has spent the most, where a candidate's funding comes from — and how the Democrats stack up against President Trump.

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In Democratic Debate, A Fiery Clash Over U.S. Role In Syria

Wed, 10/16/2019 - 00:16

All the candidates oppose President Trump's recent troop withdrawal. But the two military veterans on the stage revealed a lack of consensus over how the U.S. should move forward in the Middle East.

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Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar To Endorse Bernie Sanders For President

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 23:57

The two progressive congresswomen are part of "The Squad" — a quartet of freshman Democratic women of color who are popular with the party's base but who are frequent targets of Democrats and Trump.

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A Surging Warren Faces Attacks From More Moderate 2020 Candidates

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 23:53

Facing scrutiny from other candidates for the first time, Sen. Elizabeth Warren's policy positions were described as unrealistic and expensive by her rivals in the Democratic debate.

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Felicity Huffman Begins 14-Day Prison Term In College Admissions Scandal

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 22:43

Huffman must also pay a $30,000 fine, perform 250 hours of community service and spend a year on probation.

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Biden On Ukraine: 'My Son Did Nothing Wrong, I Did Nothing Wrong'

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 21:54

With the debate's second question, the former vice president gets a chance to respond to President Trump's accusations.

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White House Reportedly Replaced Ukraine Policy Staff With 'Three Amigos'

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 21:16

Chief of staff Mick Mulvaney called a meeting which resulted in the replacement of the administration's Ukraine team with people considered more reliable, according to an account of a deposition.

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3 Major Drug Distributors Reportedly Negotiating $18B Opioid Settlement

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 21:06

A new study estimates that the opioid epidemic has cost the U.S. economy about $631 billion due to health care costs and the unrealized lifetime earnings of people who died of overdoses.

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Listen Live To Democratic Presidential Debate Sponsored By CNN, The New York Times

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 20:02

A dozen candidates, the most so far on one stage, gather for the fourth primary debate at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio. Listen live on NPR starting at 8 p.m. E.T.

October Democratic Debate: Live Fact Check, Analysis

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 19:30

Twelve candidates are on stage in Westerville, Ohio, on Tuesday night — amid an impeachment inquiry into President Trump. NPR reporters are providing live analysis and fact checks of their remarks.

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Trump Administration Moves To Expand Logging In Nation's Largest National Forest

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 18:24

The U.S. Forest Service is proposing to end a nearly two-decade long limit on logging in Alaska's Tongass National Forest. Local officials have pushed for looser restrictions to boost the economy.

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Salvador Dalí Etching Stolen From San Francisco Gallery In 'Snatch And Run'

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 17:39

Surveillance footage shows a young man casually walking away with the $20,000 work, one in a series that's seen as poking fun at both Pablo Picasso and the Spanish tradition of bullfighting.

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How The 3 Nobel Winners For Economics Upended The Fight Against Poverty

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 17:05

How does their approach work in practice? And why is it considered so ground-breaking?

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After Dorian's Wrath: Little Miracles Amid A Painful Recovery

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 16:44

Just over a month after Hurricane Dorian slammed into the northern Bahamas, parts of the island nation are still in ruins, thousands remain displaced and rebuilding efforts have only just begun.

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Then-National Security Advisor Called Rudy Giuliani 'A Hand Grenade' On Ukraine

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 16:42

Former White House aide Fiona Hill told impeachment investigators on Monday that she and former Trump advisor John Bolton were troubled by actions by the president's private lawyer.

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Fort Worth Interim Police Chief 'Deeply Sorry' For Fatal Shooting

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 16:07

Atatiana Jefferson, 28, was shot and killed in the confines of her own home by police officer Aaron Dean, who resigned Monday. Dean has been charged with murder.

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Back From China, LeBron James Speaks Out On NBA Controversy

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 15:33

James said he believed Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey "wasn't educated on the situation at hand" when he expressed support for pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong.

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British Family Detained By ICE After Unlawfully Entering U.S. From Canada

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 14:11

Eileen and David Connors say they accidentally crossed the U.S.-Canada border while vacationing. The couple and their 3-month-old son have been in a federal immigration facility since Oct. 3.

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