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Top Stories: Trump Wants FBI Probe Of Alleged Informant; Venezuelan Elections

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 06:07

Also: Services begin for the slain Santa Fe, Texas students; the Las Vegas Golden Knights defy expectations and advance to the NHL Final; and barbecuing while black: Oakland challenges racism.

Stacey Vs. Stacey: The Democratic Fight For Governor In Georgia

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 05:01

There are two Democrats running for governor in Georgia — Stacey Abrams, who's black and Stacey Evans, who's white. It's a contest that's underscored how complicated race remains for Democrats.

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Election Night Shakeup: Here Come The New 'Exit' Polls

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 05:00

Fox News and the Associated Press are upending a quarter century of how elections are measured — and races called — launching a new approach for this fall's midterm elections.

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Is Sleeping With Your Baby As Dangerous As Doctors Say?

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 05:00

Many doctors in the U.S. say the practice puts an infant at risk of sleep-related death. A close look at the research reveals a different picture.

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Venezuela's Maduro Wins Boycotted Elections Amid Charges Of Fraud

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 01:13

NPR's Philip Reeves, reporting from Caracas, says many voting stations around the capital were nearly empty despite the government's claim of a nearly 50 percent turnout.

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Trump Demands Review Of Russia Investigation Surveillance Tactics

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 21:53

The president says he will call on the Department of Justice to look into whether the department itself or the FBI surveilled the Trump campaign "for political purposes."

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Santa Fe Church Community Reflects On Texas Shooting

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 17:14

Rocked by Friday's shooting at Santa Fe High School, the religious community is looking for answers. Some faith leaders and churchgoers say prayer needs to return to school.

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Saudi Women's Activists Arrested Ahead Of Driving Ban

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 16:47

For years they fought for the right to drive and an end to their country's male guardianship system. This week they were taken into custody by authorities.

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For Trump's Evangelical Advisers, Prison Reform Becomes a Front-Burner Issue

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 15:28

"The incarceration rate in this country is just insane," said Johnnie Moore, an evangelical leader and informal adviser to President Trump.

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Archaeologist Who Uncovered China's 8,000-Man Terra Cotta Army Dies At 82

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 13:03

Zhao Kangmin reconstructed the first warriors after farmers digging a well stumbled on fragments in 1974. They were commissioned by China's first emperor — to guard his tomb.

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Bishop Michael Curry's Royal Wedding Sermon: Full Text Of 'The Power Of Love'

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 12:39

The presiding bishop of the American Episcopal Church delivered a powerful and emotive sermon to those in attendance and millions more watching across the world on embracing the power of love.

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With Prosecutors Zeroing In, Trump Ally Roger Stone Rails Against Mueller Probe

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 12:36

Stone said he could be under investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller for alleged crimes unrelated to his role in the 2016 presidential election.

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After U.S. Embassy Move, What Actually Changes For Israelis And Palestinians?

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 11:59

Have the past week's developments changed anything in their conflict? Demands are the same and impasses remain, but the United States' role in potential peace talks appears to be shifting.

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The War Over Confirming Federal Judges Is Heating Up — Again

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 10:56

Republicans leaders, worried about possibly losing control of the Senate in the November elections, are racing against the clock to push through as many judicial nominations as they can.

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Former Neighbor And Victim, Kyle Stephens, Reacts To MSU's Larry Nassar Settlement

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 07:27

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to Stephens about her reaction to the $500 million settlement between Michigan State University and the hundreds of victims of disgraced doctor Larry Nassar.

Surprising Images From Up-And-Coming Photographers

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 07:00

Winners of the Flash Forward competition focus on a beauty pageant for black Brazilians, Somalians coping with drought and transgender fashionistas living under a bridge.

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Tina Fey Hosts Star-Studded 'SNL' Season 43 Finale

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 05:32

The season ender of Saturday Night Live opened Trump style with a nod to the finale of The Sopranos. It was Fey's sixth time hosting the show and her musical guest was Nicki Minaj.

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After Texas High School Shooting, A Community Grieves

Sat, 05/19/2018 - 22:13

Students are returning to Santa Fe High School to collect their belongings, a day after a classmate opened fire at the school, killing 10 people and injuring 13 others.

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Justify Wins Preakness, Keeping Triple Crown Hopes Alive

Sat, 05/19/2018 - 18:57

The heavy favorite, led by veteran trainer Bob Baffert, became the 36th horse to win both legs of the Triple Crown. Baffert is one race closer to claiming his second series win.

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Justify Wins Preakness, Keeping Triple Crown Hopes Alive

Sat, 05/19/2018 - 18:57

Heavy favorite Justify, with veteran trainer Bob Baffert, became the 36th horse to win both the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes on Saturday.

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