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Japanese 'Baby Factory' Man Gains Custody Of 13 Surrogate Children

The mysterious businessman who said he'd like to have enough kids to vote him into office has been fighting for their return. The case helped put an end to the country's surrogacy industry.

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Kentucky Moves To Add Guns To Schools After School Shooting

The Kentucky legislature is considering arming teachers and administrators in response to a school shooting there Jan. 23.

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Like Lemons? Quinoa? Thank This Food Explorer For Bringing Them To Your Plate

In the early 20th century, botanist David Fairchild traveled the world and brought plants back to the U.S. that we now see as thoroughly American. NPR talks with the author of a book on Fairchild.

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Hackers Hijacked Tesla's Cloud to Mine Cryptocurrency

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 17:06
The recent rash of cryptojacking attacks has hit a Tesla database that contained potentially sensitive information.
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After Florida Shooting, Trump Calls For New Regulations On Bump Stocks

The president is directing Attorney General Jeff Sessions to propose ways to ban devices like the ones used in the 2017 Las Vegas shooting that accelerate the shooting rate of semi-automatic weapons.

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Report Detailing Harassment At NPR Cites 'High Level Of Distrust' Of Management

An outside legal review of NPR's handling of allegations against former top news executive Michael Oreskes found that questions were raised about his behavior even before he was hired.

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Venezuela's Deepening Crisis Triggers Mass Migration Into Colombia

A downward economic spiral, food shortages and a host of other problems have driven thousands of Venezuelans to flee to nearby countries.

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Palestinian Authority President No Longer Wants U.S. To Lead Peace Efforts

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, angry over the Trump administration's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, wants other countries to lead peace efforts now. He is making his case to the U.N. Security Council.

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U.S. Officials Say Scheduled Transfer Of Guantanamo Bay Detainee Is Not Happening Yet

There are six detainees cleared for release from Guantanamo Bay. One was scheduled to be transferred to Saudi Arabian custody Tuesday, but U.S. officials now say that's not happening. The five others have been awaiting placement in a third country for years, but the State Department office assigned to place them remains vacant.

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Russian Bots Are Spreading False Information After The Florida Shooting

It's known that Russian groups used Facebook and other social media platforms to spread false information during the 2016 election, but now Russian bots are doing the same after the Florida shooting. So, how are tech giants thinking about tackling these issues and making sure the same thing doesn't happen in this year's midterm election?

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Trump's Responses To Florida Shooting And WH Scandals Under Scrutiny

President Trump responded to the indictment of Russian nationals over interference in the 2016 campaign with tweets blaming President Obama for not stopping the interference and insisting it did not change the outcome of the election. Trump's responses to the shooting in Florida and recent White House scandals are also under scrutiny.

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Special Counsel Robert Mueller Secures Another Guilty Plea

Special counsel Robert Mueller has secured another guilty plea, from a lawyer who lied to the FBI last year. But President Trump continues to attack the investigation, even as it intensifies.

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U.S. Trade Partners Threatening Retaliation If Proposed Tariffs Go Through

U.S. trade partners are threatening retaliation if the Trump administration follows through with proposed tariffs or quotas on imported steel and aluminum. Kentucky bourbon and Harley Davidson motorcycles are among the exports that could be targeted.

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How New Leadership Has Affected The Democratic National Committee

The Democratic National Committee elected new leadership one year ago, with many major problems to solve in the wake of a disastrous 2016 campaign for the party. Now, party leaders look at what success they have had.

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What Pennsylvania's New Congressional Districts Mean For Elections In The State

The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania has released a new map of the state's congressional districts, correcting what it deemed an unfair advantage to Republicans. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with David Wasserman of The Cook Political Report about what the map means for Pennsylvania's political calculus.

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The 'Garlic Girls,' South Korea's Women Curlers, Are A Surprise Olympics Sensation

The team, ranked first, is heading to the playoffs after a win over the U.S. on Tuesday. The athletes all come from the same small town, which is watching this hot streak with pride.

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Former FBI Assistant Director On What Went Wrong With Tip About Florida Shooter

Less than a month ago someone close to the Parkland shooter contacted the FBI to report his gun ownership, desire to kill people and the potential to conduct a school shooting. The FBI now says that tip never made it out of its central call center to be acted upon. NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with former FBI assistant director Ron Hosko about what the FBI's processes are for handling tips from the public, and what needs assessing in the aftermath of the Parkland school shooting.

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After Florida Shooting, Students Are Lobbying For New Gun Regulations

Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School are headed to Tallahassee to lobby state lawmakers to pass new gun regulations. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Steve Bousquet of the Tampa Bay Times about the state of play and Gov. Rick Scott's relationship with the NRA.

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What the Record-Setting Success of 'Black Panther' Means for the Future of Movies

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 15:56
After this weekend, everything is different.
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Philippines' Duterte Mocks Condom Use Amid Skyrocketing HIV Rates

"Don't use condoms because they don't feel good," President Rodrigo Duterte suggested. The country's HIV infection rate has risen dramatically within the last decade.

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