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AFL-CIO President Says USMCA Trade Deal Still Needs Improvement

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Richard Trumka about the union's opposition to the proposed United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement.

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At Sunday School, Jimmy Carter Discusses Iran, Says Peace Is A Choice

Former president Jimmy Carter addressed the U.S. tensions with Iran in a Sunday school lesson at the church he attends in Plains, Ga.

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A New Hope: Seal Learns To Sing Star Wars Theme

Researchers say teaching seals to copy melodies might help inform speech therapy for humans.

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Ethiopia Army Chief Killed In Attempted Coup, Government Says

Two attacks have left at least four officials dead, authorities say. They accuse a brigadier general who was given amnesty and released from prison.

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Dave Bartholomew, A Father Of Rock And Roll, Dead At 100

The Louisiana native became a mentor to Fats Domino, transitioning from well-regarded horn player to producer and arranger of some of rock and roll's bedrock artists.

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Meet The Residents Of A Norwegian Island Who Want To Kill Time — Literally

Can time become a thing of the past? An island that sits north of the Arctic Circle enjoys 70 days of unending sunlight, and its residents argue that time is meaningless there.

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Opposition Candidate Wins Again In Rerun Of Istanbul's Mayoral Election

After results of the March election, in which the opposition party won, residents voted again on Sunday in what is widely being seen as a referendum on President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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Doctors Learn The Nuts And Bolts Of Robotic Surgery

Robot-assisted surgery is minimally invasive and recovery time is shorter. Those are a few reasons why more medical schools are training students how to be better robotic surgeons.

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Bolton Defends Trump's Canceled Iran Strike: Don't Mistake Prudence For Weakness

In Jerusalem, where he's meeting with Israeli and Russian security officials, the national security advisor says the U.S. military is "ready to go" as he warns Iran against seeking a nuclear weapon.

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'Green' Alternative Fuel Set for First In-Space Test

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Satellites love hydrazine – a type of space propellant – but it’s toxic to people and extremely difficult to handle. A non-toxic alternative will be put to the test with NASA’s Green Propellant Infusion Mission (GPIM), set to launch on a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket.
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President Trump's Re-Election Rally Tops This Week's Internet News Roundup

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Last week President Trump announced his bid for re-election. The internet also got into a heated discussion about the definition of concentration camps.
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A Tesla ‘Truckla,’ Robotic Pizza Delivery, and More Car News This Week

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A DIY-er DIY-ed a Tesla pickup truck, Domino's has a deal for self-driving delivery, and an electric plane designed to train pilots.
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Politics Shape The Debate Over What To Call Far-Right Extremism

Federal authorities say far-right violence is the deadliest and most active form of domestic extremism. Now, a debate is heating up about how to define a threat the White House barely acknowledges.

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Breaking The Booze Habit, Even Briefly, Has Its Benefits

Tens of thousands of Instagram followers can't be wrong: Curiosity about the sober life is trending. Scientists say cutting out alcohol can improve your sleep and blood pressure, and help your liver.

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Tsampa: The Tibetan Cereal That Helped Spark An Uprising

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This roasted barley flour has been a Tibetan staple for centuries. When China annexed Tibet in the 1950s, tsampa became a rallying point for the resistance. But will it catch on in America?

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7 Free Streaming Services to Save You From Subscription Hell

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You may not have heard of Tubi, Plato TV, and Kanopy—but they're the perfect cure for subscription fatigue.
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'It Hurt. And It Was Against My Will': Trump Accuser Stands By Her Story

Advice columnist E. Jean Carroll repeats her claim that President Trump assaulted her in the 1990s, even as he tells reporters her story is "a total false accusation."

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Trump Delays Immigration Raids, Giving Democrats 'Two Weeks' To Reform Asylum Laws

A source familiar with the president's decision told NPR that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., called Trump on Friday night and urged him to back off the raids.

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Amazon Explores Having Its Drones Provide 'Home Surveillance' For Customers

The tech giant is moving closer to a future in which customers order drones to hover around a home and scan for things like a garage door left open, a broken window, graffiti or a fire.

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Trump: 'We're Moving Forward With Additional Sanctions On Iran'

Without offering specifics, the president says he is increasing sanctions as Washington accuses Tehran of downing a U.S. drone and attacking foreign-owned oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman.

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