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White House Says Turkey Can't Buy New F-35 Fighter Jets

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 5:01am

Days after Turkey defied NATO and the U.S. by accepting the first components of an advanced Russian missile defense system, the White House says Turkey won't be able to buy 100 new F-35 fighter jets.

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Michigan Voters React To Trump's Attack On Rep. Rashida Tlaib

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 5:01am

Constituents in Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib's Michigan district respond to President Trump's tweets attacking her and three other members of Congress.

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Viral Russian-Created FaceApp Sparks Worry Over Privacy

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 5:01am

NPR's Noel King talks to Geoffrey Fowler of "The Washington Post" who has done analysis on the Russian-created FaceApp that's gone viral for its ability to use photos to transform people's faces.

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A Look Back At 50 Years Of Comic-Con

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 5:01am

Comic-Con in San Diego is celebrating its 50th anniversary. It has grown into one of the biggest pop culture events in the world, and doors opened Wednesday night to this year's event.

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Betting Shops Are Thriving In Venezuela As Hyperinflation Roils The Economy

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 5:01am

Getting by in Venezuela gets harder by the day with deep shortages of food and medicine and a currency that's just about worthless. Perhaps it's no surprise that betting shops are thriving.

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Why Do Some Trump Supporters Avoid The Word 'Racist'? One Expert Explains

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 5:01am

NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to Ibram X. Kendi, Director of American University's Antiracist Research and Policy Center, about why some Trump supporters resist describing some of his comments as racist.

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Mexican Drug Kingpin 'El Chapo' Is Sentenced To Life In Prison

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 5:01am

The notorious Mexican drug kingpin known as El Chapo has been sentenced to life in prison. NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to Keegan Hamilton of Vice News about the power vacuum he leaves behind.

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Families Impacted By Boeing 737 Max Crashes Give Emotional Testimony

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 5:01am

Families of some of the 346 people killed in two crashes of Boeing 737 Max airplanes on Wednesday gave emotional testimony to a congressional committee investigating the now grounded planes.

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In Democratic Republic Of Congo, Groups Try To Contain Spread Of Ebola

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 5:01am

NPR's Noel King talks to David Gressly, the U.N.'s Ebola Emergency Response Coordinator, about the World Health Organization declaring Ebola an international health emergency in the Congo.

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News Brief: Trump Rally, Puerto Rico Protests, Turkey Angers U.S. And NATO

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 5:01am

Trump continues his attacks on four Democratic congresswomen of color. Protests continue in Puerto Rico over the governor's texts. And, Turkey is being pushed out of the F-35 fighter jet program.

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Poll: Mexicans Favor Deporting Migrants Back To Their Home Countries

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 5:01am

More than 60 percent of Mexicans believe migrants are a burden and that they take away jobs and benefits, according to a recent poll. A majority supports deporting them.

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'El Chapo' Sentenced To Life Plus 30 Years

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 10:56am

A federal judge has sentenced Mexican drug kingpin Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán to life in prison plus 30 years. He was convicted on murder conspiracy and drug charges in February.

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John Paul Stevens Was My Personal Hero, William Treanor Says

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 8:00am

NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to William Treanor, dean of the Georgetown University Law Center, about the death of retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens. He was 99.

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Trump Administration's New Asylum Policy Will Strain Guatemala, Critics Say

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 7:22am

The asylum regulation, which went into effect Tuesday, may force Guatemala to take in migrants from elsewhere in Central America. Critics say this is a problem for the impoverished, violent country.

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Rep. Cole Says Tweets Were Offensive But He Doesn't Vote To Condemn Trump

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 7:18am

NPR's Noel King talks to GOP Rep. Tom Cole of Oklahoma about his decision not to vote in favor of a House resolution condemning Trump's tweets about four members of Congress. NPR's Tim Mak weighs in.

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Postcard Mailed During 1993 Hong Kong Trip Is Just Delivered

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 6:55am

A man was visiting Hong Kong and he sent a postcard home to his children. The State Journal-Register reports it took 26 years to reach a house in Illinois that now has different occupants.

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'Don't Flush Drugs': Police In Tennessee Town Warn Of 'Meth-Gators'

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 5:02am

Police in Loretto, Tenn., issued a warning to residents, asking them not to flush drugs down the toilet to avoid creating "meth-gators" and hyped-up ducks. They later said they were mostly joking.

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John Paul Stevens, Retired Supreme Court Justice, Dies At 99

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 5:02am

Retired Justice John Paul Stevens, who served on the United States Supreme Court for nearly 35 years, died Tuesday of complications following a stroke. He was 99 years old.

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News Brief: House Condemns Trump Tweets, Planned Parenthood, Moscow Protests

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 5:02am

House votes to condemn Trump's racist tweets against four congresswomen of color. Planned Parenthood ousts its president. Protesters in Moscow demand opposition candidates be added to election ballot.

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Researchers Search For Reasons Why Women's Alzheimer's Risk Is Higher Than Men's

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 5:02am

Scientists are gaining insights into why Alzheimer's is more common in women. The answer involve genetics, hormones and sex-related brain differences.

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