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President Trump Injects Fresh Chaos Into Immigration Debate

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 13:16

In a surprise news conference Friday, Trump said he would not sign a House GOP bill on immigration legislation drafted specifically to meet his policy demands.

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Men Teaching Men To Be Better Husbands And Dads

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 12:10

An experimental program in Rwanda tried to teach men to do more chores, listen to their wife instead of bossing her around and get involved in raising the kids. Did it work?

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Eiffel Tower Now Has Bulletproof Glass Walls To Protect Against Terror Attacks

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 12:09

The panels are nearly 10 feet high and more than 2 inches thick. Tourists will still be able to enter the gardens underneath the tower after passing through security fences.

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Judge Orders Paul Manafort To Jail

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 12:04

Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort will be jailed until his trial. Rachel Martin talks to NPR's Justice Department reporter Ryan Lucas about the case.

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Lawmakers In Illinois Embrace Medical Marijuana As An Opioid Alternative

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 10:58

Seeking solutions for the opioid crisis, policy makers in Illinois and many other states are looking to expand access to marijuana for chronic pain sufferers.

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Unpacking The President's Impromptu Press Appearance

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 10:29

Host Steve Inskeep is joined by NPR White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe and national security editor Phil Ewing to talk about Trump's wide-ranging press appearance on Friday on the White House lawn.

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Trump Says IG Report On FBI Clinton Probe Exonerates Him

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 09:55

Trump held a wide-ranging news conference on the White House lawn Friday morning, saying the threat of nuclear war with North Korea is "largely solved."

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Trump Talks About Inspector General's Report, Tariffs

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 09:26

The president spoke to Fox News today, addressing a new inspector general's report and tariffs against Chinese-made products. Rachel Martin discusses with NPR White House correspondent Scott Horsley.

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Italy Reportedly Drops Case In Part Because Woman 'Too Old' To Be Harassed

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 08:21

The former president of Italy's soccer federation is accused of groping a colleague. The New York Times and The Guardian say prosecutors believe the woman, in her 50s, was too old to be intimidated.

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Trump Hits China With Tariffs On $50 Billion Of Goods; China Says It Will Retaliate

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 08:06

President Trump imposes a 25 percent tariff on $50 billion of Chinese goods, saying the U.S. is targeting China's technology sector.

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Afghan Taliban Begins 3-Day Cease-Fire For Eid Al-Fitr

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 06:26

The holiday cease-fire — promised on both sides — is a rare act of goodwill. However, not all warring parties in Afghanistan are laying down arms.

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Another Video Surfaces Of Violent Arrest By Mesa, Ariz., Police

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 05:35

A lawyer has released body cam footage from January showing police hitting a man and later mocking him as he lies bleeding. It's the department's third use-of-force controversy this month.

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Judge To Decide Whether Manafort, Facing Witness Tampering Charges, Is Locked Up

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 05:01

Paul Manafort had a long career as a Washington wheeler-dealer before Donald Trump hired him to run his campaign in 2016. Now, he may find himself in jail.

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As Nuclear Struggles, A New Generation Of Engineers Is Motivated By Climate Change

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 05:01

The number of people graduating with nuclear engineering degrees has more than tripled since 2001. Many say they are motivated by climate change.

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The Huge Justice Department IG Report Is Out. What Comes Next?

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 05:00

There is political ammunition both for Republicans and Democrats in the massive opus, but the report isn't an ending — it's only an inflection point in a broader saga.

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In 1968, Poor Americans Came to D.C. To Protest. Some By Mule

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 05:00

The photographer and folklorist documented a caravan of mule-driven wagons that left Mississippi to march on Washington 50 years ago to draw attention to poverty.

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ICE Drops Deportation Threat Against Chinese Student Joining U.S. Army

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 04:50

The immigrants were brought into the military — which offers a track to citizenship — because they provide hard-to-find skills and languages. A slow-moving vetting program had put their visas at risk.

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Roller Coaster Derails In Florida, Injuring Several People

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 03:08

Two riders fell 34 feet to the ground, while others were stranded in a dangling roller coaster car. Six people have been taken to the hospital, according to the Daytona Beach Fire Department.

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Stephen Hawking's Voice Will Be Broadcast Into Space

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 02:35

The late scientist's voice will be "beamed toward the nearest black hole," his daughter tells the British press. Hawking is being interred at Westminster Abbey on Friday.

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Musician Wins $260,000 In Lawsuit Against Ex-Girlfriend Who Sabotaged Career

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 01:45

Canadian clarinetist Eric Abramovitz was accepted into a prestigious conservatory — but, a court found, his girlfriend at the time deleted the acceptance email and sent him a fake rejection.

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