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Missing Nazi Submarine Found Near Denmark; Spoiler: Hitler Is Probably Not Onboard

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 19:33

Researchers said they located a German U-boat that went "on the run" from British forces as the war ended. The discovery ends speculation that Adolf Hitler used it to escape to South America.

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Save The Children International Chair Resigns, Saying 'Challenges' Call For Change

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 19:15

Sir Alan Parker's resignation comes after Save the Children abuse claims against former leadership and as reports of misconduct roil the wider aid sector.

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Recent Tariffs On Canadian Newsprint Are Hurting U.S. Papers, Could Trigger Job Cuts

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 19:00

Recent tariffs on Canadian newsprint are hurting U.S. newspapers, potentially triggering further job cuts and consolidation. The duties of up to 32 percent come after a complaint from a single U.S. supplier, and are opposed by the domestic paper industry trade group.

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'It's A Very Different World Now,' Says Outgoing Human Rights Commissioner

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 18:49

Nils Muiznieks has worked with the Council of Europe for the last six years. He shares his thoughts on the state of human rights, cultural racism, and the threat of war, genocide, and dictatorship.

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Lance Armstrong To Pay U.S. Government $5 Million To Settle Fraud Claims

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 18:42

Authorities said the disgraced cyclist had defrauded his sponsor, the U.S. Postal Service, out of millions. He faced $100 million in possible penalties — but this settlement averts his looming trial.

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E.Coli Outbreak Linked To Romaine Lettuce Spreads To 16 States

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 18:17

A report by the CDC said the bacteria has infected at least 53 people, including 31 who have been hospitalized. The agency's advice: Throw out pre-cut romaine lettuce grown in Yuma, Ariz.

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Used Cars Full Of Used Electronics Set Sail For Nigeria

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 17:29

And that's a problem. Because a lot of the electronics are busted. And disposing of them — and their toxic innards — is a health risk.

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A Lesson In How To Overcome Implicit Bias

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 17:15

It's still unclear what Starbucks' unconscious bias trainings will entail. But to get an idea of what existing workshops look like, NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Alexis McGill Johnson of the Perception Institute.

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Men Arrested At Philadelphia Starbucks Speak Out; Police Commissioner Apologizes

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 17:01

Commissioner Richard Ross said he was taking responsibility for making the incident "worse," after initially saying officers did nothing wrong.

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For One California Company, Trump's Tariffs Have Unintended Consequences

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 17:01

The administration says the steel and aluminum tariffs will raise costs just slightly. But in a low-margin business like canned goods, a little extra cost can take a deep bite out of profits.

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In Puerto Rico, Blackouts Continue To Disrupt Lives And The Island's Economy

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 16:31

Puerto Rico is in the middle of its second major blackout in less than a week, and Puerto Ricans are getting fed up.

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Woman Who Alleges She Had An Affair With Trump Now Able To Talk Freely About It

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 16:31

Former Playboy model Karen McDougal, who claims to have had a 10-month affair with President Trump, has settled a lawsuit that kept her from publicly discussing the alleged relationship. NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Peter Stris, her lawyer.

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What Cuba's New President Hopes To Accomplish

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 16:31

Cuba's new president, Miguel Mario Diaz-Canel Bermudez took office Thursday promising to defend the Castro legacy, but he also pledged reforms aimed at modernizing the island nation's economy.

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New York Congressional Candidate Wants To Use Campaign Funds To Pay For Child Care

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 16:31

Liuba Grechen Shirley, a Democratic congressional candidate in New York, is petitioning the Federal Election Commission to use campaign funds for child care while she devotes time to running for office.

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Parkland Students And Parents Aren't Happy With How Shooting Aftermath Is Being Handled

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 16:31

More than two months after the deadly Parkland, Fla., shooting, students and parents from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School say they're unhappy with how the school district has handled the aftermath. They believe more should be done on school safety and to help students traumatized by the mass shooting.

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Saudi Arabia Is Lifting Its Longtime Ban On Movie Theaters

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 16:31

Saudi Arabia is ending a three-decade ban on cinema. Black Panther screened for an invitation-only crowd last night. A look at Saudi showbiz finds filmakers eager to light up the big screen.

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IRS Computer System Crashes A Year After An Official Warning Was Issued

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 16:31

Right as people were filing their taxes, the IRS suffered a technical malfunction that did not allow online filing, but what happened? A look inside the crash — and how the agency has been hobbled and put at risk for this very thing.

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How Ambassador Nikki Haley Rose To The National Stage

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 16:31

Ambassador Nikki Haley has been a forceful voice for President Trump at the U.N. — most recently making the case for military strikes in Syria. NPR looks at Haley's rise to the national stage and what might be ahead.

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New Study Says Ancient Humans Hunted Big Mammals To Extinction

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 16:31

As humans spread around the globe, other big mammals vanished. Researchers believe it's because they were tasty.

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Justice Department Refers McCabe To Prosecutors, But Unclear If They'll Charge Him

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 14:52

The DOJ's Inspector General's Office has sent the case of former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe to the Washington, D.C., U.S. Attorney's Office, but what's next isn't clear.

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