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Trump Intensifies Push On What He Calls Improper Snooping With 'Spygate' Brand

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 10:32

President Trump argues the story about the FBI investigating his campaign's potential conspiracy with Russia actually is a story about unlawful surveillance.

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Judge Backs N.Y. Parents, Saying Their 30-Year-Old Son Must Move Out

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 09:03

"I don't see why they can't just, you know, wait a little bit for me to leave the house," Michael Rotondo told the judge in the case.

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Top Stories: Primary Results Analyzed; Baptist Seminary Leader Removed

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 08:18

Also: American novelist Philip Roth dies; President Trump will travel to New York to discuss combating gangs; and thousands of unionized casino workers in Las Vegas authorize a potential strike.

Missouri May Be First State To Get Serious About The Definition Of Meat

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 08:00

A bill that awaits a signature by the state's governor would restrict "meat" labeling on anything that doesn't come from livestock or poultry. The topic is also being considered at the federal level.

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Head Of Southern Baptist Seminary Removed Over Remarks On Rape, Abuse Of Women

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 07:29

Paige Patterson has been under fire for past counsel to women of abuse to simply pray for their husbands. On Tuesday, a new allegation surfaced that he advised a student not to report a rape.

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Primary Takeaways: Voters Send Parties Further Apart

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 05:00

Republicans And Democrats are heading in totally different directions, highlighted by Georgia's primaries for governor. And the progressive vs. establishment fight fizzled on the Democratic side.

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California's Message To Hospitals: Shape Up Or Lose 'In-Network' Status

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 05:00

Covered California, the state's health insurance exchange, will exclude hospitals from insurance networks if they don't reduce their numbers of C-sections, back scans and opioid prescriptions.

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Australian Archbishop 'Stands Aside' Following Conviction For Concealing Sex Abuse

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 02:39

Archbishop of Adelaide Philip Wilson said he was stepping aside from his duties following Tuesday's verdict, but would only resign his post if it "comes necessary and appropriate."

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American Novelist Philip Roth, Author Of 'Portnoy's Complaint,' Dies At 85

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 00:46

Roth, one of the most influential novelists of the later part of the 20th Century, is the author of American Pastoral, which won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, and 1969's Portnoy's Complaint.

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With Word And Deed, Trump Rallies Abortion Rights Opponents In Midterms

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 23:17

President Trump addressed an anti-abortion rights group on the same day his administration unveiled a proposal to block groups like Planned Parenthood from receiving Title X funds.

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Hunt For Escaped South Carolina Inmate Intensifies As Second Wanted Man Is Captured

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 19:49

After a 2 1/2-day manhunt across three states only one of the three inmates who escaped on Saturday night is still on the lam. The men escaped when a system glitch unlocked the doors to their cells.

House Passes 'Right-To-Try' Bill For Experimental Drugs

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 18:05

Some patient groups, including the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network and the American Lung Association opposed the bill because they said it could do more harm than good.

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20 Years Ago, Oregon School Shooting Ended A Bloody Season

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 17:42

A year before Columbine, a streak of school shootings had America debating whether they were a blip or a trend. The last fatal mass shooting of the 1998 school year was in Springfield, Ore.

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'Washington Post' Reporter Discusses FBI Informant Who Met With Trump Campaign

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 17:36

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Robert Costa of The Washington Post about Stefan Halper, the FBI informant and Cambridge University professor who met with several advisers to the Trump campaign in 2016.

New Studies Confirm A Surge In Coal Miners' Disease

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 17:12

Confirming what NPR reported in 2016, new studies show the rate of the advanced stage of the deadly disease black lung growing in central Appalachia, including more demand for lung transplants.

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Brandi Chastain's Hall Of Fame Plaque Looks Like Basically Anyone But Her

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 16:53

The bronze depiction of the U.S. soccer legend called to mind Jimmy Carter, Eleanor Roosevelt and Gary Busey. Chastain took it in stride: "It's not the most flattering, but it's nice."

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Richard Goodwin, Who Wrote Johnson's 'Great Society' Speech Dies At 86

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 16:46

Richard Goodwin served as a speechwriter for President Lyndon Johnson and was the man responsible for the Johnson's "Great Society" speech. Goodwin died Sunday at 86.

White House To Set Up Russia Investigation Meeting Between DOJ and Congress

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 16:46

The White House is brokering a meeting between the Justice Department and Congress at which lawmakers will receive highly secret information about the Russia investigation. No one, however, seems to know yet when it will take place, who will attend or what materials will be presented.

White House Releases Commemorative Coin Ahead Of U.S.-North Korea Summit

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 16:46

Ahead of the June 12 meeting between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, the White House issued a commemorative coin that shows the two men facing each other.

Amb. Wendy Sherman Discusses Upcoming U.S.-North Korea Meeting

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 16:46

South Korea's President Moon Jae-in and President Trump met at the White House Tuesday to discuss strategy on North Korea negotiations moving forward. NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Ambassador Wendy Sherman for her views.