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France's Macron Continues To Urge Trump To Stay In Iran Nuclear Deal

French President Macron has been urging President Trump to stay in the Iran nuclear deal and work with Europe to deal with his concerns that weren't covered by it. But Trump has surrounded himself with advisors, who see no problem pulling out.

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Dinner Menu For Inter-Korean Summit Is Stirring Up A Side Of Controversy

Controversy is on the menu for Friday's historic inter-Korean summit. The planned dessert features a map of the Korean peninsula, including a group of disputed islands that Japan also claims.

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Lynching Memorial In Alabama Will Reflect On U.S. History Of Racial Terror

The National Memorial for Peace and Justice opens in Montgomery, Ala., this week and is devoted to the victims of lynching. It reflects on the nation's history of racial terror, from slavery to the more than 4,000 African-Americans lynched between 1877 and 1950.

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Supreme Court Appears Ready To Side With Trump Administration On Travel Ban

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday in a case considering the legality of the Trump administration's travel ban. The justices appear ready to side with the administration.

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CFPB Chief Mick Mulvaney Wants To Get Rid Of Database Of Complaints Against Banks

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau chief Mick Mulvaney said Tuesday he planned to get rid of the consumer database of complaints against banks. He also encouraged lobbyists to contribute to lawmakers to get their voices heard.

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How Veterans Are Responding To The Allegations Against Ronny Jackson

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Joe Chenelly, executive director of AMVETS about the stalled confirmation hearing for Ronny Jackson, President Trump's nominee to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Sacramento Police Say They Have Taken The Golden State Killer Into Custody

Police in Sacramento announced they have arrested a suspect in the Golden State killer case — allegedly responsible for 12 homicides and 45 rapes in the 1970s and '80s.

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EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Prepares For Questions On Ethics Allegations

Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt appears on Capitol Hill Thursday for the first time since a string of ethics allegations. But what has he done at the agency and what are the questions he may face about his conduct there?

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White House Insists VA Nominee Ronny Jackson Was Thoroughly Vetted

The White House is standing by Ronny Jackson, its nominee to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs, amid allegations about his workplace behavior. It also insists vetting of Jackson was thorough.

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Tiny Lab-Grown 'Brains' Raise Big Ethical Questions

Scientists are growing increasingly large and sophisticated clusters of human brain cells. Ethicists are now wondering what to do if these minibrains start thinking.

(Image credit: Courtesy of Pasca lab/Stanford University)

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Rural Lands At Risk As Ranchers Prepare For Retirement

Universities and ranch land advocates are offering estate planning classes to ranchers with a goal of saving their land from redevelopment.

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Facebook's Targeted Ads Are More Complex Than It Lets On

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 04/25/2018 - 16:04
Facebook's vice president of ads described a simple picture of how advertising works on the platform. The reality is far more complicated.
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When Caste Discrimination Comes To The United States

In South Asia, caste conflicts and discrimination remain a potent force in everyday life. A new survey shows that caste discrimination is playing out in the United States, as well.

(Image credit: Sonia Paul for NPR)

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Google Tasks: Hands On With Google's New To-Do List App

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 04/25/2018 - 15:46
The newest Google app is a simple and easy to-do list named Tasks.
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Celebrating National Park Week With a View of Mount Rainier

NASA Image of the Day - Wed, 04/25/2018 - 15:36
NASA astronaut Ricky Arnold captured this clear view of Mount Rainier National Park as the International Space Station orbited above, sharing the image with his followers on April 25 to celebrate National Park Week.
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Professor Who Called Barbara Bush An 'Amazing Racist' Will Keep Her Job

It came down to freedom of speech, according to Fresno State President Joseph Castro. He noted Randa Jarrar made the remarks in a "private capacity," even as he called her conduct an embarrassment.

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Some Startups Use Fake Data to Train AI

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 04/25/2018 - 15:05
Startups building artificial intelligence software don't have millions of images like Google, Apple, or Facebook; so they fabricate images to train the algorithms.
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Comcast's $31 Billion Bid For U.K.-Based Sky Complicates Murdoch Plans

Rupert Murdoch had decided to take over the British media giant and flip it with other 21st Century Fox properties in a sale to Disney. But Sky directors have pulled support from his bid.

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Despite Coziness With Trump, Macron Highlights Differences Between U.S. And France

During his speech to Congress, The French President spoke of shared history but existing disagreements on Iran, the environment and trade.

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How America's White Power Movement Coalesced After The Vietnam War

Author Kathleen Belew says that as America's disparate racist groups came together in the 1970s and '80s, the movement's goal shifted from one of "vigilante activism" to something more wide-reaching.

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