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New York Times Investigates Ambush Of U.S. Soldiers In Niger

A New York Times investigation has found new details about an ambush in Niger last year that left four U.S. soldiers dead. Host Ari Shapiro talks with Rukmini Callimachi who reported the story.

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Laura Ingraham Told LeBron James To Shut Up And Dribble; He Went To The Hoop

The Fox News host sought to rebuke the NBA All-Star for "talking politics." James said the flap created awareness on the NBA's "best weekend": "I get to sit up here and talk about social injustice."

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Court Decides Pennsylvania Voting Map

Pennsylvania's Supreme Court has decided what the state's congressional map will be after declaring the current outlines an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander.

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Why Employers In Georgia Are Watching The Immigration Debate Closely

In Dalton, Ga., the self-proclaimed "carpet capital of the world," business leaders are worried about what will happen if DACA protections disappear.

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Bank Theft Brazilian Style

In Rio de Janeiro, thieves are robbing banks by blowing them up. The country's president is putting the military in charge of security there.

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U.S. Seeks To Put Pakistan On Global Terror List

The U.S. is trying to get Pakistan put on a global terror watch list in the latest sign of tensions between the two countries.

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National Politics Impact Local Elections

In Wisconsin, President Donald Trump's controversial comments and policies are figuring into the normally quiet, nominally nonpartisan race for state Supreme Court justice.

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Texas GOP Official's Web Post Distributed By Russian Bot

Dwayne Wright, chairman of the San Jacinto County Republican Party, discovered a photo of his was shared by the web based group Heart of Texas part of Russia's campaign to influence the 2016 election.

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Varied Reaction To Florida School Shooting

The Parkland, Florida school shooting has spurred student activists into action advocating gun control. But some people believe the problem is with society breakdown not guns.

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State Legislator For Parkland, Florida On Gun Control Measures

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Rep. Jared Moskowitz who represents Parkland where last week's fatal school shootings occurred about whether any new gun regulations will go anywhere.

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The Experts Known As 'Ice Meisters' Create Perfect Olympic Skating Surfaces

They're not the Zamboni drivers. These skilled technicians know how to make ice for figure skating, speedskating, hockey and curling — each requiring different temperatures, textures and hardness.

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Facing Hardships, Venezuelans Are Leaving The Country In Exodus

People are leaving Venezuela due to hardships in the country that include food and medicine shortages as well as hyperinflation. Many are crossing the border into Colombia.

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Proposal To Allow Guns In Kentucky Schools

Last month, a shooter killed two students and injured 18 other people in a Kentucky high school. In response, the state legislature is considering arming school staff.

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States Seek To Prevent Election Hacking

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Vermont Secretary of State and President-elect of the National Association of Secretaries of State Jin Condos, about state's efforts to protect elections from hacking.

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'Black Panther' Discussion: This One's Gonna Be Fun

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 15:24
We've seen it. You've seen it. It's time we all talked it out.
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Teens 'Lie In' At White House To Push For Stronger Gun Control

In solidarity with their peers attacked in last week's school shooting in Florida, D.C. area students called for gun control reform Monday. Hundreds more demonstrations are expected in coming weeks.

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Could Scientists Use Silver Iodide to Make Snow for the Olympics?

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 12:00
You can theoretically "seed" snow in the atmosphere, but it's really hard to tell if it actually works.
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Trees And The Wind, In Pyeongchang

The wind roared in from Siberia, toppling concession stands and security scanners. These huge gusts led NPR's team to realize why so many trees in the area have elaborate support systems.

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Uber Eats Driver Allegedly Shoots And Kills Customer In Atlanta

Atlanta Police are seeking an Uber Eats driver in connection with the killing of a 30-year-old customer during a delivery.

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'More Than War Fighters': Active-Duty Athletes Compete In Olympics Bobsled And Luge

Sgt. Nick Cunningham, a bobsledder, is one of seven U.S. service members competing in Pyeongchang. "They told me, 'Go win medals for this country,'" he says. "And that's my job at this moment."

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