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Trump: If Offered Dirt By Foreign Government On 2020 Rival, 'I Think I'd Take It'

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 19:55

President Trump dismissed such outreach as "oppo research" and contradicted his own FBI director, saying he would "maybe" notify the bureau — "if I thought there was something wrong."

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6 Suspects Detained In Shooting Of Former Baseball Star David Ortiz

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 19:18

Dominican Republic authorities say security video footage indicates a plot to kill the popular retired slugger. Ortiz is reported to be recuperating in a Boston hospital where he was flown.

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The Swap: Less Processed Meat, More Plant-Based Foods May Boost Longevity

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 18:31

A new study of 80,000 people finds that those who ate the most red meat — especially processed meats such as bacon and hot dogs — had a higher risk of premature death compared with those who ate less.

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Spain's Top Soccer League Fined For Using App To Spy On Fans In Fight To Curb Piracy

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 18:17

The country's data protection agency said La Liga's popular app was systematically accessing phones' microphones and geolocation data to find out which bars were showing unlicensed match broadcasts.

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The Bruins And Blues Have Just One Game To Decide Who Lifts Lord Stanley's Cup

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 15:51

Each team has played more than 100 games. Yet it all comes down to Game 7 of the 2019 Stanley Cup Final. The rubber match caps perhaps the most surprising NHL postseason in recent memory.

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House Panel Votes For Contempt For Barr, Ross As Justice Dept. Holds Back Documents

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 14:06

As Congress was holding a hearing on contempt for two Cabinet secretaries, the Justice Department said that it would not surrender materials sought by oversight committee Chairman Elijah Cummings.

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Trump Will Play Ball With MLB On Cuban Players If League Helps With Venezuela

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 13:22

The White House tells NPR it is willing to talk with MLB about letting Cuban players play in the U.S. without defecting, but the administration wants the league's help with the crisis in Venezuela.

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The Philippines' Marawi City Remains Wrecked Nearly 2 Years After ISIS War

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 13:00

The city has a rich heritage of buildings and mosques. Today, the battle scars are as prominent as ever and residents displaced by the conflict complain about the sluggish reconstruction.

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Sara Netanyahu Agrees To Pay $15,000 Over $100,000 Catering Scandal

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 12:43

The wife of Israel's prime minister will pay the money as part of a plea deal. She was accused of ordering meals from fancy restaurants on the public's dime for years even though she had a cook.

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As Polar Ice Cap Recedes, The U.S. Navy Looks North

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 12:38

The Pentagon has long acknowledged climate change has broad implications for national security. That is especially clear in the Arctic, where melting ice is opening new shipping lanes.

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Trump Administration Seeking To Overhaul Forest Management Rules

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 12:30

The U.S. Forest Service is proposing changes to a landmark environmental law that would allow it to fast-track some forest management projects, including logging and prescribed burning.

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'One Giant Leap' Explores The Herculean Effort Behind The 1969 Moon Landing

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 12:25

Fifty years after Apollo 11's historic moon landing, journalist Charles Fishman tells the story the 410,000 men and women who helped make the mission a success.

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Ex-MSU Dean Who Oversaw Larry Nassar Is Found Guilty Of Multiple Charges

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 12:15

A jury convicted William Strampel, who led the College of Osteopathic Medicine, on three charges, including two counts of willful neglect. He was cleared of second-degree criminal sexual conduct.

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Rural Health: Financial Insecurity Plagues Many Who Live With Disability

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 11:50

Having to come up with $1,000 unexpectedly can be a challenge for anyone. NPR's recent poll on rural health found that's especially true for one group: people with disabilities.

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N.C. Man Pleads Guilty To Murdering 3 Muslim College Students

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 10:38

Two of his victims were hoping to work in dentistry. The third was still attending N.C. State.

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5-Year-Old Dies In Uganda As Ebola Spreads From Democratic Republic Of The Congo

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 09:02

Uganda's Ministry of Health says the dead boy's brother, 3, and grandmother, 50, also tested positive for Ebola. The 5-year-old and his mother had been in Democratic Republic of the Congo days ago.

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New William S. Burroughs Book Sheds Light On The Literary Legend's Influence On Music

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 08:15

Relying on a wealth of research and documents, Casey Rae deftly maps out how one of America's most controversial literary figures transformed the lives of many notable rock musicians.

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'Unraveling' Sings A Cohesive, Unsettling Song

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 07:00

Brian Evenson's new collection brings together stories that have appeared in literary fiction, speculative fiction and horror publications — and yet they flow together into a disturbing whole.

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Reports Find Health Workers Still Aren't Alerting Police Regarding Likely Elder Abuse

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 06:01

Workers in nursing homes, hospital ERs and other health facilities are required by law to notify police whenever they notice likely signs of physical or sexual abuse. But that's often not happening.

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Report: Russia Exploits Western Legal Systems, Institutions To Its Advantage

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 05:14

The U.S.-based Free Russia Foundation accuses Russia of "infiltrating the fabric of democracy," using international law and accounting firms, think tanks and institutions.

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