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Federal Charge Brought In Assault On Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul

A neighbor allegedly blindsided the lawmaker outside his home in Bowling Green. Now Rene Boucher has signed an agreement to plead guilty. He faces a possible 10 years in prison.

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Justice Department To Retry Sen. Robert Menendez And Friend In Corruption Case

The senior senator from New Jersey is accused of taking bribes and the case produced a mistrial last year. Menendez is seeking reelection this year.

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Supreme Court To Hear Latest Challenge To Trump's Travel Ban

After losing several lower court rulings, the Trump administration will finally get a hearing by the justices on legality of its entry restrictions.

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Before 'Roe v. Wade,' The Women of 'Jane' Provided Abortions For The Women Of Chicago

In 1965, a group known as Jane began connecting pregnant women in Chicago with doctors willing to perform abortions. Jane members later learned to perform the procedure, making it more accessible.

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Facebook Moves To Decide What Is Real News

It will combat fake news by pushing up news articles that come from "high quality" sources, and pushing down the others. It's asking users which news organizations they trust.

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We Put The Entire Internet On The Blockchain—and You Can Too

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A reporter's suggestion prompts a startup executive to create a browser extension that adds the words "on the blockchain" to every sentence.
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Get Caught Up: Trump's Alleged Affair With Adult Film Star Stormy Daniels

In 2011, the actress and former Senate candidate told In Touch magazine about a years-earlier sexual encounter with Donald Trump. Now, she and the president both deny an affair.

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Eagles v. Hotel California: After Lawsuit, Band Reaches A Settlement

The rock band sued a hotel in Mexico that has the same name as the "lovely place" in their iconic 1976 song. That hotel was trying to trademark the phrase "Hotel California" in the U.S.

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Jury Acquits Railroad Employees In Lac Megantic Fire Disaster

The Canadian panel found three men not guilty of criminal negligence in the derailment and explosion of a train carrying crude oil. The resulting firestorm killed 47 people.

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What Happens To The Military If The Government Shuts Down

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Michèle Flournoy, former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, about the impact a government shutdown can have on the military.

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Indianapolis Union Leader Takes Stock Of What's Changed During Trump's First Year

A year ago, Indianapolis union leader Chuck Jones feuded with President Trump over his promise to save jobs at the Carrier plant in town. NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Jones to take stock of what's changed when it comes to American manufacturing during the first year of the Trump administration.

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White House Says It Doesn't Want A Government Shutdown, But Will Congress Reach A Deal?

The White House says it does not want a government shutdown. But it's unclear if a deal will be reached in time to avoid one.

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Why Women's March Organizers Are Focused On Polls In Nevada This Year

Organizers of the women's marches planned for this weekend, including a big expected one in Las Vegas on Sunday, discuss what's changed since last year and their hopes for this year.

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Where Each Party Stands As Government Shutdown Looms

As the government faces a potential shutdown, NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with David Brooks of The New York Times and Mathhew Yglesias of Vox about where the parties stand divided on issues contributing to the debate.

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With Hours Left, Congress Still Trying To Reach An Agreement To Fund The Government

Government funding runs out at midnight unless Congress can come to an agreement on spending, immigration and potentially other issues.

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Man Pulls 5 1/2-Foot-Long Tapeworm Out Of His Body, Blames Sushi Habit

A recent podcast episode shared, in grisly detail, the story of a California man who discovered a parasitic worm wriggling out of him. He and his doctor suspect raw salmon was the culprit.

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Sex Abuse Scandal Isn't The Only 'Pain' For The Pope In South America

Pope Francis was stung by a sexual abuse scandal in Chile, where the Church is losing sway and people are embracing social norms opposed by the Vatican.

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What Today's Headlines About Famine Get Wrong

Maybe you've heard that world hunger is at crisis levels — and climate change is largely to blame. A new book argues otherwise.

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Las Vegas Police: No Further Arrests In October Massacre, And No Motive

The lack of a motive and other suspects persisted despite looking into nearly 2,000 leads and sifting through thousands of hours of video, police say in a newly released investigation report.

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World's Regard For U.S. Leadership Hits Record Low In Gallup Poll

The global approval rating for U.S. leadership fell to 30 percent — lower in President Trump's first year in office than under former President George W. Bush, and a sharp fall from the Obama era.

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