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Notre Dame Fire Revives Demand For Skilled Stone Carvers In France

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"With stone carving, we give life to an edifice and perpetuate history. We're also creating a link with the past and transmitting values that are important to conserve in society," one student says.

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California Condors Reach A Milestone Moment

3 hours 25 min ago

NPR's Scott Simon talks to Tim Hauck of The Peregrine Fund about the hatching of the 1,000th California condor since the late 1980s, when conservation efforts began.

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How Constantly Changing Immigration Policies Affect Migrants Already In Danger

3 hours 25 min ago

The Trump administration issued a new rule requiring migrants to seek protection in another country they travel through before asking for asylum in the U.S.

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The Week In Politics: Trump's Remarks Attacking 4 Congresswomen

3 hours 25 min ago

President Trump's Sunday tweets, his doubling down and then his attempt to distance himself dominated the political news cycle.

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The Fallout From A Seemingly Sweet Oil Deal For Venezuela's Neighbors

3 hours 25 min ago

The PetroCaribe program provided fuel to Venezuela's neighbors on long-term credit to spur economic growth. What has happened now that Venezuela is in free fall?

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Radical or Incremental? What's Really In Joe Biden's Health Plan

4 hours 14 min ago

The Biden plan released this week is an update of the Affordable Care Act with controversial differences. Among them: a "public option" that covers abortion, and subsidized premiums for more people.

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Trump Seizes On Soggy Paper Straws As Campaign Issue: 'Make Straws Great Again'

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 21:34

The president's reelection campaign is now selling reusable and recycled straws in their 2020 online store, because they claim "lberal paper straws don't work."

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Study: Sugar Rules The World And Ruins Teeth

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 17:46

The authors of a new study say dental health is especially bad in low- and middle-income countries — and that Big Sugar works to make sure soda and candy aren't targeted as cavity culprits.

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Director Of National Intelligence Dan Coats Appoints New Election Security Czar

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 15:21

Spy world veteran Shelby Pierson will attempt to centralize election security efforts across the intelligence community with soon-to-be-designated agency leads.

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Iran Says It Has Seized A British Tanker In Strait Of Hormuz

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 14:45

Ship-tracking data show the U.K. tanker Stena Impero was traveling from the United Arab Emirates to a port in Saudi Arabia when it suddenly veered toward Iran's coast and came to a stop.

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Trump Administration Repatriates, Charges Citizen Who Allegedly Fought For ISIS

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 14:12

A criminal complaint charging Ruslan Maratovich Asainov was unsealed in New York City; prosecutors say he was a sniper and weapons trainer for the Islamic State in Syria.

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'Fresh Air' Commemorates The 50th Anniversary Of Apollo 11's Moon Landing

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 13:44

We listen to archival interviews with Michael Collins, of Apollo 11; Alan Shepard, the first American in space; Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield; and Chuck Yeager, who first broke the sound barrier.

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Ex-NSA Contractor Who Stole Top Secret Documents Is Sentenced To 9 Years In Prison

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 13:36

Harold Martin committed the massive theft of government documents over decades, storing files in his car and Maryland home. "My methods were wrong, illegal and highly questionable," Martin said.

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Does Facebook Need A Humanitarian Partner For Its New Digital Currency?

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 13:30

The aid group Mercy Corps believes that the new Libra currency could help funnel aid to the poor. But critics wonder why the charity has teamed up with a controversial company.

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Thousands Freed From Prison Custody As DOJ Implements Sentencing Reform Law

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 13:23

More than 3,100 are moving out of the Bureau of Prisons system on Friday and the Justice Department is making other changes to comply with a law passed by Congress last year.

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A Young Jeffrey Epstein Made An Impression On His High School Students

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 12:15

Former students at the Dalton School in Manhattan remember Epstein as a young, charismatic teacher. More than four decades later, Epstein stands accused of sexually abusing dozens of underaged girls.

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Rogue Weedkiller Vapors Are Threatening Soybean Science

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 11:26

Scientists at four leading universities have seen their soybean experiments injured by a stealthy vandal: drifting fumes from a weedkiller called dicamba, now popular among farmers.

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U.S. Has Evidence That Iranian Drone Was Destroyed, Senior Official Says

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 10:58

President Trump said a U.S. Navy warship took down the drone in the Strait of Hormuz on Thursday. But Iranian has denied that it lost a drone.

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Trump's 'Go Back' Rhetoric Is Sign Of A Racially Divisive And Turbulent Year To Come

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 10:49

President Trump has used white grievance to fuel his candidacy since he first came onto the political scene. So what he's doing now with four congresswomen of color is hardly a surprise.

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Dutch Troops Were 10% Liable In Srebrenica Massacre, Supreme Court Says

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 10:34

The case centers on the deadly days after the city of Srebrenica fell on July 11, 1995, when some 25,000 refugees sought safety with Dutch U.N. peacekeepers.

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