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Ex-'Playboy' Model Settles Suit With 'National Enquirer' Over Alleged Trump Affair

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 03:29

The settlement frees Karen McDougal to speak publicly about the alleged 10-month affair that she says ended in 2007 after the publisher bought her story and then never ran it.

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Facebook To Offer Users Opt-Outs That Comply With New European Privacy Rules

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 02:50

The social media giant will ask users worldwide if they want to continue sharing data for ads as well as personal information such as political and religious leanings and relationship information.

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Federal Judge Holds Kansas Elections Official In Contempt Of Court

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 22:51

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach was found to have violated a court injunction against providing new voters with confusing and misleading information about their registration.

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Long Kept Secret, Amazon Says Number Of Prime Customers Topped 100 Million

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 19:45

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has for the first time disclosed the number of paying members in a letter to shareholders. It also illustrates the vast multi-dimensional scope of Amazon's business.

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Bump Stock Manufacturer Is Shutting Down Production

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 19:21

Slide Fire will stop taking orders and halt manufacturing of the rapid-fire gun products. It is facing a class action lawsuit for negligence and the government is pursuing a ban on the devices.

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The Poop Train's Reign Of Terror In Small-Town Alabama Has Ended

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 19:18

Something was rotten in Parrish, Ala. Namely, some 100 million pounds of waste in a stationary train, waiting more than two months for disposal. But now, it appears the tiny town's nightmare is over.

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SpaceX Launches NASA Satellite To Search For Alien Worlds

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 18:29

TESS — short for Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite — will spend two years searching for planets near bright, nearby stars.

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France's Macron Likely To Meet Resistance From Merkel On European Reform Proposals

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 18:28

French President Emmanuel Macron visits Berlin Thursday, amid differences between him and German Chancellor Angela Merkel over eurozone reforms.

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In Many Districts, Democratic Challengers Have Raised As Much As GOP Incumbents

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 18:21

Some Democratic challengers are fundraising more than the Republican incumbents they're challenging. This revelation comes as House candidates file their first quarter financial reports.

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Three Kansas Men Found Guilty Of Bomb Plot Targeting Somali Muslim Immigrants

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 18:09

A months-long FBI investigation reportedly yielded a recording of one of the defendants saying, "The only good Muslim is a dead Muslim." The defense argued it was protected free speech.

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Payday Lenders Convening At A Trump Resort Are Met By Protesters

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 18:02

The industry is holding its annual conference this week at Trump National Doral Golf Club near Miami. Critics say a Trump appointee is helping the industry by moving to ease regulations.

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New York A.G., Invoking Trump, Calls For Albany To Close Pardon 'Loophole'

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 17:55

Eric Schneiderman asked state lawmakers to alter New York criminal law so that a presidential pardon might not protect someone from state-level prosecution

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Missouri Governor Accused Of New Felony, After Allegations Of Assault And Blackmail

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 17:43

Eric Greitens was already under pressure to step down over allegations of sexual assault and privacy violation. Now Missouri's attorney general wants him to be charged over his campaign practices.

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Senate Votes To Roll Back Rules Aimed At Fair Auto Lending For Minorities

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 17:11

The measure, which now heads to the House, would roll back federal policies aimed at protecting minority buyers from discriminatory loan terms. The vote could lead to the rollback of other rules.

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Why The Rate Of Congressional Confirmations Are Down Under The Trump Administration

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 17:06

The Trump Administration is frustrated with what it says is the obstruction of nominees in Congress. NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Marc Short, White House Legislative Affairs Director, about why the rate of confirmations is down.

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Meet The Southwest Pilot Who Landed A Plane After An Engine Exploded

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 17:06

Pilot Tammie Jo Shults is being called a hero after she landed Southwest Flight 1380 when an engine explosion damaged the plane and ultimately killed one passenger. It's a remarkable moment in a pioneering career.

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Arrests At Philadelphia Starbucks Store Raise Uncomfortable Questions For Company

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 17:06

Starbucks and other companies have touted themselves as a 'third space,' away from home or the office, where everyone is supposed to feel welcome. But events last week in Philadelphia, when two black men were arrested after they refused to leave a Starbucks store, reveal that's not always the case.

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Sen. Tom Udall Weighs In On Mike Pompeo's Secretary Of State Nomination

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 17:06

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, about why he opposes the confirmation of CIA Director Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State — and whether there are enough votes to block the nomination.

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Maine Asylum-Seeker Fights For His Right To Poetry

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 17:00

Allan Monga won Maine's Poetry Out Loud competition last month, but the NEA barred him from the national stage because of his immigration status. Now he's suing for his right to participate.

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Cuba Will Soon Be Led By Someone Who Is Not A Castro

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 16:22

For the first time since 1959, the communist island of Cuba will not be run by a Castro. On Thursday, Raúl Castro will hand the presidency over to a successor, widely believed to be First Vice President Miguel Díaz-Canel.

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