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Puerto Rico Releases Data On Hundreds Of Deaths Following Hurricane Maria

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 04:51

The island's government still lists the official death toll from the hurricane as 64 despite evidence that it's vastly under-counted.

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Americans' Support For Abortion Rights Wanes As Pregnancy Progresses

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 03:08

A new Gallup poll finds widespread support for abortion rights in early pregnancy, while a minority support abortion rights in the third trimester.

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Tesla Lays Off 9 Percent Of Workforce

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 01:47

CEO Elon Musk says the cuts will help the electric car company turn a profit for the first time in 15 years.

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House To Vote Next Week On Competing Immigration Bills

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 22:59

The move by House GOP leaders late Tuesday night heads off a contentious "discharge petition" effort led by GOP moderates and House Democrats to force immigration votes if no deal was reached.

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Macedonia Gets New Name, Ending 27-Year Dispute With Greece

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 21:06

Both countries claim the name "Macedonia" as their own. After decades of thorny negotiations, the former Yugoslav republic will become the Republic of North Macedonia.

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Lawyer For Ex-FBI Deputy Director McCabe Sues Government Over His Firing

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 19:38

A lawyer for former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe argues that his dismissal violated federal law and he wants materials to help him argue his case.

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Boy Dies, Thousands At Risk As Monsoon Rains Lash Rohingya Refugee Camps

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 19:15

Members of the Muslim minority group who fled rape, murder and brutality in Myanmar now face different threats in southeastern Bangladesh: flooding, landslides and disease.

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President Trump's Press Conference On North Korea Summit, Annotated

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 18:43

President Trump spoke to reporters after his meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un Tuesday. NPR reporters have annotated the transcript of the press conference.

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Raccoon Vs. Skyscraper: The Summer Blockbuster You Never Knew You Needed

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 18:21

Not all heroes wear masks — but this one does. The little creature climbed about two dozen stories Tuesday, capturing a city's imagination in the process. Will the tiny raccoon make it to safety?

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1 in 3 Adults In The U.S. Take Medications That Can Cause Depression

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 18:00

200 medications have depression as a possible side effect. Now, a new study finds people who take these drugs are, in fact, more likely to be depressed. The more drugs you take, the higher the risk.

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Brooklyn Brings Back The 'Fever' With 'John Travolta Day'

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 17:45

The Saturday Night Fever actor strutted back into Brooklyn on Tuesday as fans and government officials celebrated how he bought exposure to the borough.

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U.S. Judge Approves AT&T's $85 Billion Merger With Time Warner

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 16:44

A judge gave his blessing to AT&T's drive to take over the Time Warner media conglomerate. He rejected the Justice Department's arguments that the combined company would be too powerful.

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Trump Says North Korea Will Destroy Missile Site. But Which One?

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 15:48

Trump boasted Tuesday of a bonus "favor" from Kim, but experts say it might not mean much without independent verification.

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De Facto U.S. Embassy In Taiwan Dedicates New Complex — Over Chinese Objections

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 14:48

U.S. officials and the Taiwanese president attended the Tuesday event inaugurating the ritzy new complex. But Beijing is not happy about the move, and it has made its protests well-known.

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Migrant Ship, With Italian Support, Will Make Dayslong Journey To Spain

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 13:08

Italy and Malta turned away the migrant rescue ship Aquarius, leaving it stranded in the Mediterranean for days. Now that Spain is accepting the ship, Italian and Maltese navies are assisting.

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Trump's Redirection Of Family Planning Funds Could Undercut STD Fight

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 12:59

Some public health officials fear Trump's move to change how the Title X family planning funding is handled may hurt the effort to cut the record number of sexually transmitted diseases in the U.S.

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Trump Wins Pledge From Kim To Return Remains Of Americans From Korean War

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 12:17

One of the four key points agreed between President Trump and Kim Jong Un is to help repatriate the remains of Americans killed in action during the Korean War.

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After A High School Baseball Game, A Hug Goes Viral

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 11:23

They were competing to enter the state championship in Minnesota. But when one student pitcher struck out his childhood friend, he embraced him instead of celebrating his victory.

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Doctors Told Not To Order Electrocardiograms For Low-Risk Patients

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 11:04

The U.S Preventive Services Task Force says that the benefits from routine electrocardiograms in people at low risk of heart disease don't outweigh the harms from unnecessary follow-up tests.

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Loyalty To Trump On The Ballot In Tuesday's Primaries

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 11:00

A GOP incumbent is endangered for criticizing President Trump. Democratic women look to expand their success in House primaries to races for governor. In Maine, voters will try ranking their choices.

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