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19 Years After Columbine, Students Walk Out To Stop Gun Violence

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 11:02

Some 2,600 school walkouts are planned across the country, starting at 10 a.m. in each time zone.

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The CIA Introduces Gina Haspel After Her Long Career Undercover

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 10:14

Most stories about Haspel, the nominee to lead the agency, focus on her controversial role in the CIA's waterboarding program. The CIA is attempting to counter that with a biography and testimonials.

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How Medicare's Conflicting Hospitalization Rules Cost Me Thousands Of Dollars

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 09:48

NPR correspondent Alison Kodjak's mom was admitted to the hospital for four nights after a fall. Because the hospital said she was an outpatient, Medicare wouldn't pay for her rehabilitative care.

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Swaziland Gets A Name Change: Call It eSwatini Now

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 09:29

King Mswati III said the name change is intended to shed vestiges of the country's colonial past. In the Swazi language, eSwatini means "place of the Swazi."

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Wells Fargo Hit With $1 Billion In Fines Over Home And Auto Loan Abuses

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 09:12

Some consumers were charged too much to extend the lock on their mortgage interest rates. Wells Fargo's mandatory insurance program also added unneeded costs and fees into borrowers' auto loans.

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For One Fine-Dining Chef, Cutting Food Waste Saves The Planet And The Bottom Line

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 08:00

After nearly going bankrupt, chef Tim Ma cut costs by cooking creatively with every last bit of ingredients. Some dishes born of frugality have become favorites at his acclaimed D.C. restaurant.

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2 Sheriff's Deputies Are Killed While Eating In A Florida Restaurant

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 08:00

Sgt. Noel Ramirez, 30, and Deputy Sheriff Taylor Lindsey, 25. were shot through a window. The gunman was later found dead nearby.

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National Teacher's Union Cuts Ties With Wells Fargo Over Bank's Ties To NRA, Guns

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 05:24

The American Federation of Teachers, the largest teacher's union in the country, says it's ending its relationship with Wells Fargo because the bank does business with the gun industry and the NRA.

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An Anti-Immigration Speech Divided Britain 50 Years Ago. It Still Echoes Today

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 05:11

Half a century after Enoch Powell delivered the most incendiary political speech in Britain's recent history, his dire vision of race war hasn't come true. But it resonates in British politics today.

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How Pokemon Inspired A Citizen Science Project To Monitor Tiny Streams

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 05:06

How do we accurately forecast the amount of water that will be available any given year? It's not easy. But some Colorado scientists think they're onto a possible solution — inspired by Pokemon.

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After Special Election Upsets, GOP Takes Nothing For Granted In Arizona Race

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 05:00

It's a congressional district that is considered as red as the sun is bright, but Democrats hope they can pull off another surprise upset like their victory in Pennsylvania last month.

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On 4/20 Chuck Schumer To Introduce Bill To Decriminalize Marijuana

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 05:00

The top Senate Democrat will introduce a bill to decriminalize pot at the federal level. It is one of the furthest-reaching legislative efforts by any congressional leader affecting marijuana policy.

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IRS Computer Glitch Caused By 'Master File' Issue

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 05:00

For nearly 11 hours on the busiest tax day of the year, the agency was unable to accept tax returns.

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8 Years After Deepwater Horizon Explosion, Is Another Disaster Waiting To Happen?

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 05:00

Eight years after the deadly Deepwater Horizon explosion, a safety watchdog aims to prevent another disaster. But it faces multiple challenges, and a shift in focus under the Trump administration.

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April Is A Cruel Month For This Columbine Teacher And Survivor

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 05:00

Paula Reed remembers walking out into the sunshine of a beautiful day when kids ran by yelling, "they've got guns."

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Arizona Teachers Vote To Strike, Sparking First-Ever Statewide Walkout

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 01:29

The governor's plan to raise teachers' salaries by 20 percent is meeting with resistance from critics who say it is unrealistic.

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James Comey Memos: Trump Acknowledged Flynn Had 'Judgment Issues'

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 22:30

The Justice Department has sent Congress redacted, unclassified copies of some of the memos drafted by then-FBI Director James Comey recounting his meetings with President Trump.

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Justice Department Turns Over 15 Pages Of Comey Memos To Congress

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 22:04

A lot of the stories in the memos have been previously reported, but there is greater detail than seen before, and some new conversations.

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Federal Judge Blocks U.S. From Transferring Citizen Held In Iraq To Another Country

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 20:50

U.S. District Judge Tanya S. Chutkan issued the preliminary injunction Thursday evening, minutes before an 8 p.m. deadline to stop the transfer of the man.

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Bottlenose Dolphins Spotted Off Canada's Pacific Coast For The First Time

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 20:05

This was a bizarre sight because this kind of dolphin has never before been spotted in this northern area. They like the warmer waters farther south. About 200 were swimming in the group.

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