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Controlled Burn Held At Manassas Battlefield Park To Restore Civil War Landscape

Smoke rose above planned maneuvers to defeat overgrown vegetation, preserving the wartime feel of the park where thousands of soldiers fought in 1862.

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Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens Charged With Second Felony: Computer Data Tampering

The latest charge is related to the alleged use of his veterans' charity donor rolls to raise money for his 2016 gubernatorial campaign. He says he will clear his name in court.

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Romaine Lettuce: Don't Eat It!

Just to be safe, the CDC is telling consumers to "throw out" all romaine lettuce, including whole heads, because of an E. coli outbreak that has infected at least 61 people and hospitalized 31.

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South African Government Ramping Up Efforts To Get More Land Into Black Ownership

Nearly a quarter century after the end of apartheid, whites still own most of the land in South Africa. A new political party thinks land should be appropriated without compensation and given to blacks. The view is increasingly popular, despite the cautionary tale of Zimbabwe to the north.

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Trucker In Human Smuggling Case Sentenced To Life In Prison

In July, law enforcement found James Matthew Bradley Jr. sitting in the front seat of a tractor-trailer with human cargo — 39 undocumented immigrants. Ten passengers died.

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DNC Lawsuit Against Russia Reveals New Details About 2016 Hack

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 16:53
In suing Russia, the Trump campaign, and others over the hack of its systems in 2016, the Democratic National Committee has also filled in important timeline details.
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Malibu Moves to Ban Single-Use Plastic

Whether you think it's time or a waste of time, the city of Malibu decided to ban the use of plastic straws, utensils and stirrers as a means of reducing their harmful effects on the environment.

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Why Mike Pompeo's Views On Muslims Keep Coming Up In His Confirmation Hearing

Mike Pompeo's nomination to be Secretary of State is controversial in part because of his history of making incendiary comments about Muslims. Wa'el Alzayat, a former State Department official, who now leads the Muslim-American activist group Emgage Action, talks about why he thinks Pompeo's views are dangerous for the international community.

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Federal Judge Blocks Transfer Of American Being Held In Syria

The U.S. is holding a dual American-Saudi citizen who was captured in Syria and is suspected of being a member of ISIS. The man has been held overseas for more than seven months without charge. The ACLU is challenging his detention in court.

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Obama Administration General Discusses Trump's Proposed Arab Force

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with retired Gen. Martin Dempsey about President Trump's proposal for an Arab Force in Syria, and U.S. efforts to get the Saudis and other Arab nations to fund and man a joint military force in the past.

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Wells Fargo Fined $1 Billion Over Mortgage And Auto Loans

Wells Fargo will pay a $1 billion fine to settle claims that it had taken advantage of mortgage and auto loan customers. Federal regulators also said the bank did not have adequate compliance or risk management programs.

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Students Walkout Across The Country To Protest Violence In Schools

Students across the country left their classrooms at 10 a.m. Friday to protest violence in schools. In Washington, D.C. students marched from the White House to the U.S. Capitol.

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Week In Politics: Comey's Memos and Additions To Trump's Legal Team

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Kristen Soltis Anderson, of The Washington Examiner and author of "The Selfie Vote", and Jason Johnson, politics editor at The Root, about Former FBI director James Comey, new additions to President Trump's legal team, and the nomination of CIA Director Mike Pompeo to be Secretary of State.

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Former FBI Director Comey Could Be Witness Against McCabe

Former FBI Director James Comey could be a witness against his former deputy, Andrew McCabe. That's if prosecutors decide to charge McCabe with wrongdoing over a media leak in 2016.

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It's the Hubble Space Telescope's Birthday. Enjoy Amazing Images Of The Lagoon Nebula

This month marks the Hubble Space Telescope's 28 years in space and as a gift to us earthlings, NASA and the European Space Agency issued photos of colorful, explosive beauty.

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How to Build Custom Alexa Skills for the Amazon Echo

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 15:44
The new Blueprints tool makes it easy for anyone to build custom skills for Alexa.
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Gadget Lab Podcast: The Tech We Can't Live Without

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 15:29
This week, we discuss our personal relationships with our most beloved gadgets.
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Lois Riess, 'Fugitive Grandmother' Wanted In 2 Killings, Is Arrested In Texas

"We look at her appearance. She looks like anybody's mother or grandmother," said Undersheriff Carmine Marceno of Lee County, Fla.

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Electronic Dance Music Superstar Avicii Dies At 28

Tim Bergling, a Swedish dance wunderkind and one of the most successful DJs in the world, was found dead Friday in Oman.

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A Debt Crisis Seems To Have Come Out Of Nowhere

Two dozen countries are at risk. What's behind this looming disaster? And can it be fixed?

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