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Car Crashes Into A Traffic Barrier Outside U.K. Parliament

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 7:15am

At least two people were injured, though the injuries do not appear to be serious. Police arrested the driver, and Scotland Yard says it's treating the crash as a terror attack.

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Police In Slovakia Reportedly Arrest Opera-Blasting Woman

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 6:54am

The woman played an aria by Verdi to drown out a neighbor's dog. Then she repeated the same tune, all day long for 16 years. A Hungarian news site says neighbors finally had her arrested.

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Utah Girl Orders Many Toys Using Her Mom's Amazon Account

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 6:25am

Caitlin was turning six so her mom let her order a Barbie doll. Caitlin later got back on Amazon and ordered $350 in more toys with next day shipping. Her mom sent everything back but the Barbie.

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At Supply Swap, A Teacher's Discarded Blackboard Is Another's Blank Slate

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 5:07am

Teachers can spend hundreds, sometimes thousands, of their own money on school supplies for their classrooms. In Baltimore, there's a way for teachers to shop for free.

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Pa. Probe Examined Decades Of Sex Abuse Allegations Against Catholic Church

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 5:07am

A grand jury investigation into clergy sex abuse in six Roman Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania is expected to be release Tuesday.

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Virginia Probe: Migrant Teens Restrained But Not Abused

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 5:07am

A state inspection of a Virginia facility that housed immigrant children found that charges of child abuse were unfounded. But the report confirmed the facility used restraints on children.

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Nonpartisan Black Business Alliance Endorses 4 Democratic Candidates

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 5:07am

A group of black business leaders have launched a new political action committee to back candidates who support economic causes that benefit African-Americans. The group plans more endorsements.

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Deported Parents Describe Agonizing Wait To Be Reunited With Their Children

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 5:07am

The Trump administration is working to reunite hundreds of deported parents after separating them from their children at the border. We hear from two families in Guatemala who are still waiting to get their kids back.

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Latest Primaries: Wisconsin, Minnesota, Connecticut And Vermont

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 5:07am

The 2018 midterms have been dominated by talk of Democratic gains, but Tuesday Republicans will pick nominees in several places they hope to flip House seats and even governors' mansions.

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Taliban Attack Key Provincial Capital In Central Afghanistan

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 5:07am

The Taliban have taken over much of Ghazni Province and reports of casualties rise. Steve Inskeep talks to Pam Constable of The Washington Post about what that means for Afghan government control.

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Total Of 6 Firefighters Have Been Killed Battling Calif. Wildfires

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 5:07am

State fire officials say another firefighter has died battling wildfires in Northern California. Monday's death occurred at the site of the Mendocino Complex Fire north of San Francisco.

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Morning News Brief: Primaries, Taliban Attack And Turkey's Crisis

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 5:07am

Four states hold primaries Tuesday ahead of November's midterms. Taliban fighters have attacked the Afghan city of Ghazni. As Turkey's economic troubles spread, a dispute with the U.S. plays a role.

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What's In Your Shopping Cart? A Battleground For Global Trade

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 5:03am

As a trade war brews between the U.S. and its major trading partners, we looked into the carts of back-to-school shoppers to see how global trade might show up in their baskets

(Image credit: Charlotte Norsworthy/NPR)

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Uh Oh, Germany Is Rapidly Running Out Of Beer Bottles

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 5:00am

In Germany, beer consumption is up as temperatures remain unusually high. This is good and bad news for the beer industry.

(Image credit: Rainer Jensen/AFP/Getty Images)

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Jazz In The 21st Century Is All About 'Playing Changes'

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 5:00am

Nate Chinen's new book Playing Changes: Jazz for the New Century identifies the key players in the genre's resurgence. Chinen's aim with the books is to get the root of the resurgence.

(Image credit: Amy Harris/AP)

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India Aims For The World's Biggest Health Care Overhaul

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 4:57am

Posh private hospitals give world-class care — and serve lattes. At government facilities, cancer patients sleep on the sidewalk. But the prime minister has a plan to help the poor.

(Image credit: Lauren Frayer/NPR)

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Prosecutors Conclude Arguments Against Paul Manafort In Bank And Tax Fraud Trial

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 7:59pm

The government called more than two dozen witnesses in its bid to prove Manafort had allegedly violated tax and banking laws. His defense team will have a chance to call witnesses next.

(Image credit: Jacquelyn Martin/AP)

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FBI Fires Agent Peter Strzok

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 12:01pm

FBI agent Peter Strzok, who served on the investigation into Hillary Clinton's email server and whose texts with another FBI employee were found to contain anti-Trump sentiments, has been fired.

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Amid Friction With The U.S., North Korea Sets A Summit With The South

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 7:16am

Senior officials from North and South Korea met Monday and scheduled a September date for a third summit between South Korea's President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

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Counterprotesters Outnumber 'Unite The Right' Rally Attendees

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 7:09am

A small group of white supremacists gathered near the White House Sunday in Lafayette Park. They were protected by a huge police presence keeping them separated from hundreds of counterdemonstrators.

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