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Italy Probes Deaths Of 26 Nigerian Women At Sea

Police say the women may have been thrown off a rubber dinghy into the sea. Authorities are trying to determine whether their deaths are linked to sex trafficking.

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Tragedy Comes To A Small Church In A Small Town

Sunday's shooting marks a profound loss in a place where everyone knows everyone. About half of those killed at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs were children.

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How Level 3's Tiny Error Shut Off the Internet for Parts of the US

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 17:00
A simple misconfiguration spiraled into outages for internet service providers and large internet platforms around the US.
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Jury Begins Deliberation In Sen. Menendez Corruption Trial

A jury will begin deliberation in the corruption trial of Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J. The Justice Department alleges that Menendez traded gifts of a lavish lifestyle for government favors with his friend, Florida eye doctor Salomon Melgen.

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Opioid Crisis Is Top Issue As Voters Head To The Polls In New Hampshire

New Hampshire's largest city saw record breaking numbers in both drug fatalities and overdoses. So this crisis remains the number one issue for many voters heading to the polls for local elections.

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Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Appears To Be Shifting How Power Works In The Kingdom

The move to arrest several Saudi royals — including one of the richest men in the world — shows the kingdom's up-and-coming crown prince shaking things up. But democracy isn't part of the deal.

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Community Where Texas Gunman Grew Up Reeling From Church Massacre

The Texas gunman who carried out the mass shooting during a church service is originally from a San Antonio suburb. Devin Patrick Kelly grew up in New Braunfels, Texas where residents are reeling from Sunday's events.

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Understanding How Trump Does Business And Who He Does It With

One of President Trump's signature projects during his days as a businessman was Trump SoHo in Manhattan. Now the Mueller investigation is reportedly looking into the finances of that project, developed by a firm called Bayrock. NPR's Embedded podcast looked at the checkered history of the Bayrock Group and one of its key figures, Felix Sater.

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Commerce Secretary Says His Investment In A Shipping Firm Tied To Russia Isn't Problematic

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has significant holdings in a Russian shipping company that does business with an energy company who's owners include Vladimir Putin's son-in-law and an oligarch subject to U.S. sanctions. Ross failed to disclose the connection in his confirmation hearings, but says there's nothing improper.

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Iraqi Kurdish Leader Says Region Will Re-evaluate Relationship With U.S. After Referendum

In an interview with NPR, longtime Iraqi Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani says his people are re-evaluating their close alliance with the U.S. after the U.S. didn't back the failed independence push that led to his resignation.

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How The Texas Church Shooter Was Able To Purchase A Gun

Devin Patrick Kelley was charged with domestic violence while serving in the Air Force. He was sentenced to confinement for a year. Authorities are now investigating whether he could legally buy a gun.

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What Changes In Saudi Arabia's Political Power Mean For U.S.-Saudi Relations

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Gregory Gause, head of the International Affairs department at Texas A&M University, about changes in political power in Saudi Arabia, and what it means for the region and U.S.-Saudi relations.

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Catalans Unsure Of Next Steps Following Independence Vote And Leadership Removal

In Catalonia's industrial heartland, people who voted for independence from Spain say they're already living in a new country. The mayor took down the Spanish flag. But no other country recognizes it, and there's been an exodus of Catalan businesses.

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North Korea Expected To Be Major Topic Of Discussion For Trump In Asia

North Korea will dominate the agenda for President Trump as he heads to South Korea for the second stop of his tour of Asia. In Japan, he met with Japanese Prime Minister Abe and discussed the pressing issue.

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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton Says Guns At Church Could Protect Against Shootings

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, a Republican, about yesterday's mass shooting at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs. Paxton says worshippers should consider taking their guns to church to protect against such attacks.

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Texas Officials Say Domestic Situation With Gunman's Family Could Be Link To Church

Authorities in Texas have said that there was a domestic situation going on with the family of the gunman from Sunday's shooting at a Baptist church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. At least 26 people were killed.

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With Saudi Arrests, Crown Prince Shows He Can Force Change. But It's Not Democracy

The weekend's arrests don't mean Saudi Arabia is opening up to democracy. The rulers are unelected monarchs with a record of jailing critics and minorities. But the sweep of arrests marks a change.

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A Quest: Insulin-Releasing Implant For Type-1 Diabetes

People who have Type-1 diabetes would love to be free of insulin injections and pumps. Researchers in San Francisco are now testing in animals an implantable pouch of living, insulin-releasing cells.

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Scientists Are Developing a Breath-Based Test for Malaria

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 15:00
Microbiologists are dissecting the breath of patients infected with malaria in search of a new kind of diagnostic test.
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In Chicago, Female Public Defenders Want Men In Lockup To Keep It In Their Pants

The Cook County public defender wants authorities to find a way to stop men in custody from exposing themselves to female attorneys. "It's disgusting, it's awful and my lawyers are being assaulted."

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