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South Africa's Ruling Party Demands That Country's President Resign

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 16:24

The ruling party in South Africa has demanded the country's scandal-tainted president resign immediately "for the sake of the country." President Jacob Zuma, who is facing multiple corruption allegations, has not yet responded to the demand.

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Mayor Of Findlay, Ohio Says Trump's Infrastructure Plan Could Help City Address Flooding

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 16:24

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Republican Mayor Lydia Mihalik of Findlay, Ohio, about President Trump's infrastructure budget. Mihalik talked with Trump in person about her town's need for funding to mitigate flooding on the Blanchard River. She says she has private investors interested in the project.

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White House Wants To Cut U.S. Spending That's Helping Save Lives In South Sudan

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 16:24

The world's newest nation, South Sudan, is teetering on the brink of famine in the midst of a civil conflict. The man who runs the United Nations mission there came to Washington, D.C., hoping for continued U.S. help to put the country back on track.

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Chicago's Iconic John Hancock Center To Lose Its Name

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 14:19

One thing is clear: Whatever company buys the building's naming rights, getting Chicagoans to change what they call it is another matter.

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Steve Bannon Sees #MeToo As An 'Existential Threat' To Trump, Journalist Says

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 13:36

Journalist Joshua Green describes the right-wing provocateur as a "very shrewd analyst of American politics." Right now, Green says, Bannon is particularly attuned to the #MeToo movement.

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FBI Director's Account Conflicts With White House Timeline Of Porter Investigation

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 13:10

FBI Director Christopher Wray said the background check on former White House staff secretary Rob Porter was complete months before Porter was forced to resign over allegations of domestic violence.

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Military Trial Opens For 17-Year-Old Palestinian Activist

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 12:21

Ahed Tamimi is accused of assaulting Israeli soldiers outside her home. For many Palestinians, she has become a symbol of resistance. For many Israelis, she is a provocateur.

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Aerials Skier Ashley Caldwell's 'Bold Move': A Quadruple-Twisting Triple Flip

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 12:12

"Why are these people so crazy?" Caldwell wondered when she first watched aerials skiing at age 12. Now she's the women's world champion, spinning and somersaulting some 60 feet high in the air.

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Super Sensitive Sensor Sees What You Can't

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 12:08

Engineers at Dartmouth College have developed a computer chip that can detect a single particle of light. Cameras with the chip would have visual abilities even a superhero would envy.

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Trump's Budget Proposal Swings At Drug Prices But May Land Only A Glancing Blow

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 11:59

The Trump administration rolled out a list of actions in its budget proposal to attack drug prices, but most of the measures dance around the edges of the problem.

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You Don't Want To Know What Was In Abby Beckley's Eye

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 11:59

It felt like there was an eyelash trapped in her eye. But that wasn't the problem.

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Intelligence Leaders Testify About Global Threats In Senate Hearing

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 09:32

The CIA and FBI directors are among those speaking with the Senate intelligence committee on Tuesday. The hearing comes as the panel continues investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election.

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With $100 And A Lot Of Moxie, She's Made Her Mark In Animation

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 09:30

Using birthday money and some donations, 19-year-old Jubilanté Cutting started a nonprofit to get animation training for young people in Guyana. Her efforts have won her an 'Innovation Award.'

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'Semla Man': The Pastry-Eating Superhero Sweden Needs On Fat Tuesday

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 09:27

The Swedes are fiercely devoted to almond paste- and whipped cream-filled semla. (One king died after gorging on them.) And the day before Lent is game time for feasting before the fast.

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U.S. Flag-Bearer Erin Hamlin Misses Out On A Medal In Luge

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 08:48

The first American ever to win an Olympic medal in singles luge couldn't repeat her feat at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Korea.

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Top Stories: Drugmakers Promote Opioids; Olympic Malware Attack

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 08:46

Also: South Africa's governing party recalls President Zuma; the heads of U.S. intelligence agencies will speak to a Senate panel today; and no, a dog can't run for Kansas governor.

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Ruling Party Votes To Recall South African President Jacob Zuma

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 07:25

South Africa's ANC party has voted to "recall" President Jacob Zuma following a drawn-out battle to convince him to step down voluntarily. It's not clear whether he will cede power now.

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Cost Of U.S. Opioid Epidemic Since 2001 Is $1 Trillion And Climbing

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 06:00

Economists tracking federal mortality data say the growth in costs of the opioid crisis doubled from 2001 to 2016. Opioids are undercutting productivity of people in prime working years — 30s and 40s.

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Inside The Virtual Schools Lobby: 'I Trust Parents'

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 06:00

Behind-the-scenes marketing has made 'I Trust Parents' the mantra of for-profit, online charter schools in their battles with states and traditional charter schools.

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White House Budget Calls For Deep Cuts To HUD

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 05:00

The Trump administration wants to slash funding for the Department of Housing and Urban Development, including deep cuts to the federal housing subsidy known as Section 8.

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