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Key Nixon Accuser Returns To Capitol With Sights Set On Another President

Mon, 06/10/2019 - 05:01

John Dean's willingness to compare Nixon and Trump, and to link their handling of investigations into their election campaigns, explains why he is expected to prompt live TV coverage again.

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Sesame Street: Tiny Desk Concert

Mon, 06/10/2019 - 05:00

Big Bird, Bert and Ernie, Elmo, Grover, Rosita, Count von Count, Abby Cadabby, Cookie Monster and other surprise guests gather at NPR's headquarters to celebrate 50 years of love, learning and joy.

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House Contempt Vote Against The Attorney General: What You Need To Know

Mon, 06/10/2019 - 05:00

Lawmakers are expected to vote Tuesday after months of political and legal disputes with the executive branch. Here's how we got here, what it means and what's coming next.

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Can You Reshape Your Brain's Response To Pain?

Mon, 06/10/2019 - 05:00

Changing how the mind reacts to pain can reduce the discomfort experienced, according to scientists who study brain pathways that regulate pain. A new type of therapy aims to enhance that effect.

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Ex-Red Sox Star David Ortiz In Stable Condition After Shooting In Dominican Republic

Mon, 06/10/2019 - 03:37

The shooting occurred late Sunday when a motorcycle-riding gunman approached shot Ortiz from behind at a Santo Domingo bar.

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Crane Collapses In High Winds, Smashing Through Dallas Apartment Building

Mon, 06/10/2019 - 03:13

One person was killed and at least five others injured when the construction crane buckled in winds up to 70 mph and fell onto the apartment building, officials said.

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'Hadestown' Finds Bliss At The Tony Awards

Mon, 06/10/2019 - 00:26

Anaïs Mitchell's long-developing musical won eight awards, including best musical, while The Ferryman won best play.

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Not Too Little Too Late. Unfinished Gaudí Basilica Gets Permit 137 Years Later

Sun, 06/09/2019 - 17:17

The Sagrada Familia church got the permit Friday, allowing construction to continue with completion projected for 2026. The church's foundation agreed to pay the city of Barcelona millions of dollars.

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After 4 Months, Venezuela's Border With Colombia Reopens

Sun, 06/09/2019 - 12:48

On Saturday, thousands of Venezuelans crossed the newly reopened border into Colombia, seeking basic supplies like food and medicine that are scarce in their own country.

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Sudan Protesters Stage Mass Civil Disobedience In Latest Effort To End Military Rule

Sun, 06/09/2019 - 11:58

The strike follows a military crackdown that protesters say left more than 100 killed by security forces. Additionally, at least 784 people have been wounded in its capital, Khartoum, since Monday.

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Thousands Fill Hong Kong's Streets To Protest China Extradition Bill

Sun, 06/09/2019 - 10:28

The controversial bill would let suspects be sent to places where Hong Kong has no extradition deal, such as mainland China. Authorities threatened to use force, if people spilled over barriers.

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The Mothers Who Fought To Radically Reimagine Welfare

Sun, 06/09/2019 - 09:49

Black women have long been used as symbols in debates over welfare, but a movement of poor black women who fought to radically redefine aid to the poor as a guaranteed right has been mostly forgotten.


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Student Spurs Brookline, Mass., To Offer Free Tampons And Pads In Public Buildings

Sun, 06/09/2019 - 08:35

A town bylaw, passed in May, started with a high school student. She called for an end to "shaming menstruation."

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Why South Korea Is Sending $8 Million In Food Aid To North Korea

Sun, 06/09/2019 - 08:13

Facing the worst drought in nearly four decades, the country is grappling with food shortages that affect 40% of its population. The donation has humanitarian – but also diplomatic – aims.

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For Many Germans, Cash Is Still King

Sun, 06/09/2019 - 08:00

Average citizens in Germany carry more than 100 euros on them, well over most of their neighbors, and they keep big stashes at home.

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After Husbands' Suicides, 'Best Widow Friends' Want Police Officers To Reach For Help

Sun, 06/09/2019 - 07:14

Nicole Rikard, Kristen Clifford, Erin Gibson and Melissa Swailes were all married to officers who killed themselves. They want to end the stigma of police asking for help when facing mental illness.

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Five Teens Arrested In Homophobic Attack On London Bus

Sat, 06/08/2019 - 17:27

Melania Geymonat and her partner were beaten and bloodied by a group of teens demanding that they kiss on a bus.

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Russian Investigative Journalist Hospitalized After Arrest On Alleged Drug Crimes

Sat, 06/08/2019 - 14:57

Well-known investigative reporter Ivan Golunov's was arrested for allegedly selling drugs prompting an outcry in Moscow. The reporter and his supporters say he was framed.

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Is YouTube Doing Enough To Stop Harassment Of LGBTQ Content Creators?

Sat, 06/08/2019 - 14:42

The decision not to ban a right-wing YouTuber for personal attacks on a gay journalist taps into the debate over hate speech on social media — and whether companies do enough to support LGBTQ users.

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Columbine Survivors Divided Over Proposal To Demolish Site Of 1999 Shooting

Sat, 06/08/2019 - 13:28

Fears of inspiring copycats and a recent surge in "morbid fascination" visitors have prompted school officials to consider tearing down the building. The school's name and mascot would stay the same.

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