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Michael Cohen Sentenced To 3 Years In Prison Following Plea That Implicated Trump

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 12:23

The onetime fixer for Trump has admitted that not only did he commit financial crimes but also that Trump directed him to arrange hush-money payments to two women. Cohen also says he lied to Congress.

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Quake-Up Call: Magnitude 4.4 Temblor Rattles People Out Of Bed Across Southeast U.S.

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 12:04

The earthquake struck eastern Tennessee before dawn Wednesday. As mild as it was, its effects were felt far and wide — from eastern Kentucky all the way to Atlanta.

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Mayors And Governors Rebut Trump Administration Position At Climate Summit

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 10:50

Federal officials at the U.N. climate meeting are ignoring climate science and touting coal and fossil fuels. But local and state authorities pledge to reduce greenhouse gas emissions on their own.

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Manhunt Underway For Suspect In Attack On French Christmas Market

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 09:44

On Tuesday evening, a man opened fire on the famous market in Strasbourg, France, killing two people and leaving a third brain-dead. Hundreds of law enforcement officers are searching for the suspect.

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America's Growing Cop Shortage

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 08:33

A hot job market and skepticism about law enforcement are making it harder for police departments across the country to replace officers who are retiring.

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Theresa May Faces No-Confidence Vote Wednesday Over Brexit Anger

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 06:59

"I will contest that vote with everything I've got," U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May said outside of 10 Downing Street. The vote is set to begin at 1 p.m. ET Wednesday.

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Chinese Hackers Are Responsible For Marriott Data Breach, Reports Say

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 06:07

Chinese state hackers most likely attacked the reservation system at Marriott's Starwood chain which revealed details of 500 million guests, according to people familiar with the U.S. investigation.

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Code Switch's 2018 Book Guide

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 06:00

We checked in with authors, poets and great literary minds to see what books they think everyone should read this holiday season.

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'Going To Office Hours Is Terrifying' And Other Tales Of Rural Students In College

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 06:00

Some colleges are extending scholarships and other help to rural high school grads. They see benefits to diversity — and their own bottom lines — in having rural students on their campuses.

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VIDEO: Cosmonauts Slice Spacecraft For Clues To Cause Of Mysterious Hole

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 05:24

A small hole in spacecraft Soyuz MS-09 has sparked an investigation into its origin. Cosmonauts spent hours on a spacewalk to gather samples in hopes of determining its cause.

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Vitamin Treatment For Sepsis Is Put To The Test

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 05:18

Researchers have devised a large clinical study to quickly assess whether one doctor's apparently effective treatment for deadly sepsis is a fluke or worthy of widespread use.

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Former NFL Player Tim Green Has A New Opponent — ALS

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 05:00

Green, a well-known voice on NPR in the 1990s, is one of a growing number of former football players with the degenerative illness Lou Gehrig's disease. And he's not hiding it.

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Customs And Border Protection Paid A Firm $13.6 Million To Hire Recruits. It Hired 2

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 23:00

A report by the Office of the Inspector General revealed Accenture, contracted to help hire 7,500 new agents, is "nowhere near" completing its goals and "risks wasting millions of taxpayer dollars."

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Michael Flynn Asks For No Prison Time, Cites Help He Gave Special Counsel

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 22:22

Defense lawyers told the judge their client gave investigators extensive help and gave the country exemplary military service.

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Buffeted By Brexit Woes, Theresa May Embarks On Whirlwind European Tour

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 22:04

A day after the prime minister delayed a critical vote on her Brexit deal, May has hit the road in search of assurances from European leaders — while political turmoil churns back home.

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Rays Of Sun Or A Reminder Of Atrocities? After Protests, L.A. Mural Will Be Removed

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 21:53

The artist says he meant no harm, but some Korean neighbors see echoes of a flag flown by the imperial Japanese army during World War II.

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FACT CHECK: Trump Says 'A Lot Of Wall Has Been Built' As He Demands We Build More

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 20:02

President Trump is threatening a government shutdown if he doesn't get funding to build his border wall. In a meeting with Democratic leaders, he said, "tremendous amounts of wall have been built."

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Stormy Daniels Ordered To Pay Trump $293,000 In Fees In Defamation Lawsuit

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 18:23

Earlier this year, a federal judge dismissed the adult film star's suit over a tweet Trump sent in April suggesting Daniels was lying about being threatened in 2011.

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Gunman Attacks French Christmas Market, Killing At Least 4 And Wounding Several

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 17:13

Initial reports indicate a suspect had been known to authorities as a security risk.

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Transcript: NPR's Full Interview With California Gov. Jerry Brown

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 16:55

California Gov. Jerry Brown reflects on his nearly 50-year political career in an interview with All Things Considered's Ari Shapiro.

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