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Sen. Rand Paul Recovering From 5 Broken Ribs After Assault

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 08:37

Paul's senior adviser Doug Stafford said the 54-year-old Kentucky senator "has five rib fractures, including three displaced fractures." His alleged attacker is a doctor who's also Paul's neighbor.

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Don't Be Koi. There's Something Fishy About That Trump-Abe Photo

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 08:21

At a welcoming ceremony at Tokyo's Akasaka palace, the president appears to grow weary of a traditional koi feeding — so he simply dumps the contents of his box of fish food.

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Top Stories: Texas Church Shooting Latest; Trump's Visit To Japan

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 07:12

Also: How President Trump is slowly affecting U.S. policy; suspected tornadoes in Ohio and Indiana injure eight people; and Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) suffers broken ribs in a home attack.

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Trump, During Visit To Japan, Talks Trade And North Korea

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 05:52

The president said he expected Japan to buy lots of new weapons from the U.S., including missile interceptors and new F-35 fighter jets.

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How Trump Has Put His Mark On Policy, Slowly

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 05:01

A year after the consequential 2016 presidential election, some policies have changed. Others have remained surprisingly sticky.

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Millions Of Dollars Pour Into Washington State Special Election

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 05:00

At stake is control of the Washington state Senate, where the GOP holds a one-seat majority. It's currently the only Republican-held legislative chamber on the West Coast.

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What We Know About The Texas Church Shooting Suspect

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 02:24

Authorities say that 26-year-old Devin Patrick Kelley had a brief and troubled enlistment in the U.S. Air Force before being court-martialed and discharged in 2014 for assaulting his wife and child.

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Multiple Casualties Reported After Gunman Opens Fire In South Texas Church

Sun, 11/05/2017 - 15:22

Federal agents have headed to the scene, where local media say a gunman killed "multiple" people and injured others. "Our prayers are with all who were harmed by this evil act," Gov. Greg Abbott said.

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Sexual Harassment Scandals Abound In Statehouses Across The U.S.

Sun, 11/05/2017 - 15:12

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin is calling for the resignation of lawmakers who have settled sexual harassment claims, after reports that the speaker of the house settled a claim with a female staffer.

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Ousted Catalan President Turns Himself In To Police In Brussels

Sun, 11/05/2017 - 11:24

The former leader of Catalonia, Carles Puigdemont, turned himself in on Sunday, along with four ex-ministers. A Belgian judge will decide whether to extradite them to Spain.

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Power, Consent And Sexual Harassment In The Public Eye

Sun, 11/05/2017 - 08:31

Writer Cathy Young says the outcry against sexual harassment may be going too far — that punishments don't fit the alleged crimes. Podcaster Kaitlin Prest says people still don't understand consent.

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PHOTOS: An Amazing Eye For The Colors Of India

Sun, 11/05/2017 - 07:20

Black and white pictures were popular when Raghubir Singh started out as a photographer. But he insisted on color. A new retrospective shows his ground-breaking work.

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Is Trump Changing The Presidency Or Is It Changing Him? 4 Historians Weigh In

Sun, 11/05/2017 - 07:05

A year after Election Day, NPR asked four historians what they think of President Trump, his tenure in the Oval Office so far and his impact on the nation's highest and most powerful office.

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The Russia Investigations: D.C. Braces For More From Mueller; Ripple Effects Widen

Sun, 11/05/2017 - 07:00

D.C. hunkers down, uncertain whether there'll be more legal action from DOJ special counsel Robert Mueller, as the imbroglio contagion spreads. Plus, Big Tech finishes its marathon on Capitol Hill.

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Trump Launches Asia Trip With A Warning To North Korea

Sun, 11/05/2017 - 05:02

President Trump met with U.S. and Japanese troops and golfed with Japan's prime minister on the first day of his five-country Asia tour.

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Big Oil Has A Diversity Problem

Sun, 11/05/2017 - 05:00

The business wants to attract more women and minorities, but a history of racism and sexism makes that difficult.

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There's An Immigration Gap In How Latinos Perceive Discrimination

Sun, 11/05/2017 - 05:00

A new survey found that Latinos born in the U.S. were nearly twice as likely as immigrant Latinos to say that someone had made negative assumptions about them because of their race or ethnicity.

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'We Want To Stay': Haitian Immigrants In U.S. Fear End Of Temporary Protected Status

Sun, 11/05/2017 - 02:27

The administration has signaled it will not extend the program — which allows certain immigrants to stay if their countries are at war or devastated by natural disasters — for some 50,000 Haitians.

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11 Saudi Princes Among Dozens Arrested In Apparent Move To Boost King's Son

Sat, 11/04/2017 - 22:26

A new anti-corruption body, formed by King Salman and headed by his son, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, ordered the arrests, in a move reportedly designed to consolidate the crown prince's power.

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How One Act Of Bravery Inspired India's Movie Stars To Fight Sexual Harassment

Sat, 11/04/2017 - 17:42

This year, a top actress was kidnapped and sexually assaulted. No one thought she would speak out — but she did. Here's what happened next.

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