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The end of Bill Cosby's trial also in effect marked the end of his career as a beloved entertainer and cultural icon. NPR looks back at Cosby's work as an entertainment pioneer, and how his growing conservatism and legal troubles have dimmed that luster for many of his admirers.
Teachers in Colorado and Arizona walked out Thursday to march to the state capitol buildings. It's a continuation of protests around the country over working conditions and pay for teachers and support staff.
Ronny Jackson, President Trump's choice to be Veterans Affairs Secretary, pulled out of consideration amid allegations about his conduct Thursday. But Trump calls the accusations false.
Warmbier, an American college student, died last summer after spending more than a year in North Korean custody. He was returned home in a coma. A lawsuit accuses Pyongyang of killing him.
Thousands of demonstrators descended on Phoenix, where they are marching on the Capitol to demand pay bumps and boosted budgets. Across state lines, teachers in Colorado are also protesting.
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Jurors listened to more than two weeks of testimony from 25 witnesses, including five women who had never before confronted the entertainer in a criminal courtroom.
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Tapper's new novel, The Hellfire Club, takes place in 1954 during Sen. Joseph McCarthy's Communist "witch hunt" — a time he describes as "very resonant" with the current political climate.
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The first version of a Ten Commandments monument at the Arkansas Capitol lasted less than 24 hours before it was destroyed by a car last June.
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While the bill lacks support from GOP leaders in the House and Senate, it's intended to send a message to President Trump that he avoid interfering with special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.
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Drugs like Valium, Xanax and Ativan are more popular than ever. Frequently used to treat anxiety, the medicines can be risky, especially when mixed with alcohol or opioids.
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"President Trump is in for a rude surprise if he thinks ... Kim Jong Un is going to say, 'Sure, I'll hand over my nuclear weapons,'" North Korea expert Jean H. Lee tells NPR.
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