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This Is Only A Test: Why Your Cellphone Will Buzz Wednesday Afternoon

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 18:13

Texts stating "Presidential Alert" will be sent to some 225 million U.S. cellphones at 2:18 p.m. ET.

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FBI Agent Shot By Booby-Trapped Wheelchair

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 17:21

Before the highly trained team even entered the house in Oregon, it encountered a series of traps straight out of the adventures of Indiana Jones.

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U.S. Halts Visas For Diplomats' Same-Sex Partners If They're Not Married

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 17:10

Officials say the policy promotes parity with opposite-sex couples. But critics fear for these foreign diplomats and staff, many of whom hail from countries where same-sex couples suffer persecution.

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Going It Solo: The Complicated Financial Lives Of Freelancers

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 16:39

For a growing population of independent workers, the flexibility of contract work comes with the headache of dealing with taxes and other issues that employers would normally handle.

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The Nobel Prize In Physics: 117 Years, Three Women And Counting

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 16:04

Donna Strickland is the first woman to win the prize in a generation. Other women in physics are not surprised, but some hope change may be coming.

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Trump: 'It's A Very Scary Time For Young Men In America'

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 16:00

Backlash is building in conservative circles in reaction to the fight over the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh. It could energize GOP voters, with midterm elections just over a month away.

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Australia And New Zealand Are Ground Zero For Chinese Influence

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 15:28

China has had a profound economic and political impact Down Under. Now Australia and New Zealand are taking steps to fight back.

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Chicago Officer On Trial For Murder Says He Felt 'A Duty To Not Retreat'

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 15:12

Police Officer Jason Van Dyke faces charges in the Oct. 20, 2014 shooting of Laquan McDonald on busy street on Chicago's southwest side. On Tuesday, he gave a teary defense of that night.

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How To Help After Indonesia's Earthquake And Tsunami

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 14:45

The disasters crippled communications and damaged roads — problems that are also complicating efforts to bring aid to the city of Palu and other affected areas.

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A Small Planet With Big Implications

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 14:14

Astronomers have found a distant dwarf planet that appears to confirm the existence of Planet Nine, a giant planet lurking in the outer reaches of the solar system.

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They Were Rescued During Hurricane Florence. But Now, 'Everything Is Gone'

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 13:24

For many in the Carolinas like the Colemans, Hurricane Florence took out what little security they had. "It's like you get ahead three or four steps, then you go back 20," Elizabeth Coleman said.

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China Unbound: What An Emboldened China Means For The World

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 11:01

China has definitely risen. NPR's correspondents set out to find out what that entails, reporting from more than a dozen countries across the globe.

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Is 8 Enough? The Consequences Of The Supreme Court Starting 1 Justice Down

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 10:57

The Supreme Court begins a new term with just eight justices, as the fight over Brett Kavanaugh's nomination continues. And for the first time in over 30 years, the court is left without a swing vote.

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Stormy Daniels Offers 'Full Disclosure' On Her Own Terms

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 09:56

In her memoir, the porn star lures readers with salacious details of her alleged time with President Trump, then insists that those "two to three minutes" are the least interesting part of her life.

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Melania Trump Arrives In Ghana, Starting First Solo Foreign Trip

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 09:35

The first lady was greeted by dancers, drummers, children waving flags and the first lady of Ghana, getting red-carpet treatment on her first trip overseas without the president.

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'The Fifth Risk' Paints A Portrait Of A Government Led By The Uninterested

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 09:26

Michael Lewis' fascinating new book argues Donald Trump was utterly unprepared to lead the some 2 million federal employees — and that his appointees are often hostile to the agencies they lead.

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