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Anti-Doping Agency Bans Russia From International Sports Events For 4 Years

Mon, 12/09/2019 - 08:07

WADA says Russia won't be able to take part in high-profile events such as the upcoming Summer Olympics in Tokyo or the 2022 World Cup because it has continued to provide fake information.

Transcript: NPR's Full Interview With Joe Biden

Mon, 12/09/2019 - 05:17

Morning Edition host Rachel Martin interviews former Vice President Joe Biden aboard his campaign bus about his bid for the Democratic nomination and the impeachment inquiry against President Trump.

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Justice Department Watchdog Report On Russia Investigation Due Monday

Mon, 12/09/2019 - 05:11

Inspector General Michael Horowitz's highly anticipated report about the Russia investigation could offer political ammunition to both Republicans and Democrats.

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Biden Rejects Calls For Impeachment Testimony As A Trump Ploy To 'Divert Attention'

Mon, 12/09/2019 - 05:01

In an interview with NPR, the former vice president said no one warned him about the optics of his son working in Ukraine. Biden also defended calling a voter a "damn liar" in Iowa last week.

Democrats' Impeachment Process To Resume Monday — As Will Battles With GOP

Mon, 12/09/2019 - 05:00

Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., says members must be briefed on the findings of the House Intelligence Committee. Ranking Member Doug Collins, R-Ga., wants a hearing of his own with his own witnesses.

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What Comes Next In The Impeachment Inquiry

Sun, 12/08/2019 - 16:47

Michel Martin speaks with Ruth Marcus, deputy editorial page editor for the Washington Post, about what to expect this week in the impeachment inquiry.

Caroll Spinney, Who Played Big Bird And Oscar On 'Sesame Street,' Dies At 85

Sun, 12/08/2019 - 15:52

The actor and puppeteer performed on the popular TV show from its very first episode in 1969 until his retirement last year.

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FBI Is Investigating Pensacola Shooting As Terrorism

Sun, 12/08/2019 - 13:40

The shooter was an officer in Saudi Air Force who was a student at the Naval Air Station Pensacola. The FBI said the Saudi government has pledged its cooperation.

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43 Dead In 'Extremely Horrific' Fire At New Delhi Factory

Sun, 12/08/2019 - 11:54

Many of the victims were asleep in beds in the factory when the fire began. Streets in the area were so crowded that firetrucks couldn't reach the site, and had to shoot water from 100 yards away.

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Rapper Juice WRLD Has Died At Age 21

Sun, 12/08/2019 - 11:29

The fast-rising rapper collapsed at Chicago's Midway Airport in the early hours of Sunday. The Cook County medical examiner confirmed his death to NPR.

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Colombia's Former Prison Island Gorgona Is Open For Tourists — And Snakes

Sun, 12/08/2019 - 09:00

Nature has taken over this onetime penal colony turned national park, surrounded by waters popular with divers for their sharks, rays and whales. A resort manager calls it a "mini-Galápagos."

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In Alaska's Wilderness, A New Vision Of Higher Learning

Sun, 12/08/2019 - 08:42

The Arete Project in Southeast Alaska brings very different students from around the world together to learn from nature and each other, and earn college credit along the way.

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Candy Canals: Architects Craft Gingerbread Replica Of Venice

Sun, 12/08/2019 - 07:49

A competition brought hundreds of architects, designers and engineers together to build a mini version of the Italian city out of Snickers, Mars bars, Jellybeans, cereal, gummy bears and more.

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Alaska Cod Fishery Closes And Industry Braces For Ripple Effect

Sun, 12/08/2019 - 07:01

Gulf of Alaska cod have been in steep decline due to rising ocean temperatures. Now, for the first time ever, federal fisheries managers are shutting down the lucrative fishery because of low stock.

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Soupy Study: Minestrone Could Be A Secret Weapon Against Malaria

Sun, 12/08/2019 - 07:00

It all started when a London primary school asked children to bring in a plastic tube containing approximately one tablespoon of homemade soup.

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Eat For 10 Hours. Fast For 14. This Daily Habit Prompts Weight Loss, Study Finds

Sun, 12/08/2019 - 06:00

A new study finds time-restricted eating helped overweight people who were at high risk of developing Type 2 diabetes to lose about 3% of their body weight, reduce belly fat and feel more energetic.

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Big Money Is Building A New Kind Of National Park In The Great Plains

Sun, 12/08/2019 - 06:00

In Montana, a former Silicon Valley entrepreneur wants to create a massive, privately funded public park. Some ranchers oppose the American Prairie Reserve and say they can better conserve the land.

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Can A Computer Catch A Spy?

Sun, 12/08/2019 - 06:00

Thirty years ago, a team of investigators set out to find one of the most damaging spies in U.S. history. It took three years. Could today's computer algorithms uncover insider threats any faster?

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Family Of Pensacola Navy Base Shooting Says Victim 'Saved Countless Lives'

Sat, 12/07/2019 - 18:14

The victim's brother said in a Facebook post that his sibling was shot multiple times. "He died a hero and we are beyond proud but there is a whole in our hearts that can never be filled."

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As Impeachment Inquiry Moves Forward, Questions Around Pompeo Continue To Swirl

Sat, 12/07/2019 - 08:03

The questions surrounding what Secretary of State Mike Pompeo knew about the Ukraine affair reflect the outsized role he has assumed as one of the president's most influential advisers.

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